It’s not too often that a defender is recognized on this list, but the display Jared Maurino put together for West Seneca (N.Y.) East was extra special. In a win against rival West, the junior cornerback was all over the field—intercepting three passes and recovering a fumble.
Maurino’s lockdown performance leads the American Family Insurance All-USA Performances of the Week.
Below are the rest of the top performances as spring sports continue around the nation
Nia Robinson, girls volleyball, Cathedral (Ind.)
The Cathedral Irish won their fourth consecutive city championship last week and Robinson was an important figure in the win. She had 44 kills last week and broke Cathedral’s all-time list with 2,471 spike attemps, a record that had lasted for 21 years.
Jason Rucker, football, Westview (Ore.)
Rucker did everything he could for Westview, carrying the team to a 35-27 win against Sunset. He rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, ran a punt back 88 yards for a touchdown, and was special on defense, recording 11 tackles and intercepting a pass.
Emily English, girls cross country, George Jenkins (Fla.)
English won her third county title in the last four years with a time of 19:03. The mark was nine seconds faster than the rest of the field.
Mason Hewitt, football, O’Fallon (Ill.)
The Panthers defeated Belleville East 70-28 and Hewitt was sensational. The running back ran for 326 yards on 26 carries. He also ran a kickoff back 86 yards and had six total touchdowns. Hewitt has 1,603 yards so far this year on just 205 carries.
Mariah Hinson, girls volleyball, Stevensville (Mont.)
Hinson recorded 25 kills in a win over Polson.
Griffin Stone, boys soccer, Olathe East (Kan.)
Stone wasn’t probably expecting to score two goals last week, as he plays center back for Olathe East. He took his chances as they came, though, and his effort proved instrumental in a 3-2 win.
Amanda Gross, girls volleyball, Ida Baker (Fla.)
Gross was sensational in three games last week as she tallied 60 digs, 42 kills, 13 aces and six blocks.
Jared Thurber, football, Kennedy Catholic (Wash.)
Thurber was unstoppable as he ran past the Tahoma defense to the tune of 219 yards on six catches and four touchdowns. Kennedy Catholic won 50-19.
Bobo Hodges, football, Maplewood (Tenn.)
Hodges was remarkably efficient in a 44-13 win over Portland. The quarterback threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns in only 13 pass attempts (he completed 11 of them).