It’s time to vote for The News-Press high school athlete of the week. Voting will close at noon on Thursday.
Nominees are derived from scores and stats called and emailed in by Lee County’s coach’s during the week. Voting begins each Monday at 2 p.m. Following the Labor Day holiday, this week’s Athlete of the Week will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Coaches can email scores to firstname.lastname@example.org or call in scores at 239-335-0357. The deadline for each night’s results is 10 p.m.
On Thursday, The News-Press will unveil the Athlete of the Week on Snapchat and online. You can follow us on Snapchat at NPSports.
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Here are this week’s nominees based on their performances between Aug. 29-Sept. 3.
Jeshaun Jones, South Fort Myers, junior
The Wildcats wide receiver broke a 6-6 deadlock against Cape Coral with a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown in the third quarter of an 18-6 win on Friday. Jones caught six passes for 86 yards on the game.
Matt McQuinn, Fort Myers, senior
The Green Wave linebacker was remarkably efficient in the team’s 37-16 win over North Fort Myers, recording 14 tackles, one sack and a blocked punt.
Joseph Leon, Cape Coral, sophomore
Leon captured wins on Thursday against North Fort Myers in the 500-meter free in 5:30.90 and the 200 free in 1:52.47, giving the Seahawks a win over the Red Knights.
Isabella Reina, Riverdale, sophomore
Against Fort Myers on Tuesday, Reina won the 50-meter free in 27.62 and then added another victory in the same event on Thursday against South Fort Myers and SFCA in 27.97. She also won the 100 free Thursday in 1:02.10. The Raiders week earned three wins and won both meets.
Boys cross country
Arye Beck, Estero, senior
The Wildcats runner was fourth at the DDD Invitational with a time of 18:03, which proved to be his best finish at the meet over his four-year varsity career.
Girls cross country
Kayla Easterly, North Fort Myers, senior
The Red Knights harrier opened her cross country season with a bang, finishing second at the DDD Invitational held at Estero Community Park with a time of 20:55, which was over a two minute improvement from last season – she was 16th in 2015 and 28th in 2014.
Luke Farmer, Estero, junior
Farmer shot a 1-over 36 on Thursday at the Fort Myers Country Club in earning the day’s best score and also helped the Wildcats score wins over Naples and Fort Myers.
Kim Egozi, Estero, sophomore
Shot a two-over par 38 at Estero Country Club at the Vines leading the Wildcats to a match win over Fort Myers on Thursday.
Rachel Miller, Evangelical Christians, senior
She recorded 11 kills and eight digs in a victory over SFCA on Thursday and added nine kills and 12 digs in a victory over Canterbury on Tuesday.