Vote Now: Patch Athlete of the Week, March 5-11
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in Oakland County or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to register your vote!
Vote here to help choose the Patch Athlete of the Week of Oakland County for the week ending March 10. Last week’s poll winner was Nick Gajdzik, a member of the Stoney Creek varsity wrestling team.
Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments:
Nate Stepney – Ferndale High School (Basketball): Ferndale senior forward Nate Stepney’s monstrous third quarter powered his team to a 66-52 win on Friday night in the district finals over city-rival University. He went of for 16 of his 28 points in the third quarter. During the stretch, he turned a six-point deficit into 49-39 lead. Earlier in the week, the senior had 14 points, four assists and six rebounds in a 53-43 win over Highland Park in the district semifinals.
Scott Crosthwaite – Groves High School (Swimming): At the Division 2 swim finals at the Holland Aquatics, Scott Crosthwaite had quite the weekend. The senior won two individual titles and helped his team win a championship in the 400 freestyle relay. He finished first in the 200 yard freestyle and the 500 yard freestyle. With Noah Zamler, Tom Power and Steven Curry, the Falcons placed first in the 400 yard freestyle relay with a time of 3:07.93.
Matthew Wolkhamer - Seaholm High School (Swimming): Matthew Wolkhamer finished in seventh place at the Division 2 state swimming finals in the 200 yard IM. He won an individual title in the 100 yard breaststroke with a time of 58.19. As part of the Maples 200 yard medley relay, he finished in fourth place.
Ashley Moskal – Avondale High School (Gymnastics): Troy Athens/Avondale senior Ashley Moskal finished second all-around at the Division 1 state finals with a score of 38.375. She finished in third place last season. Her best event was the floor exercise, she had the best score with a 9.8. The senior is co-captain of the Troy Athens and Avondale varsity gymnastics team.
Attention Coaches: Nominate Your Athletes
Email nominations to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek. Nominations must be received by noon Friday for consideration for the next week's poll. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Season recognition.