The weather has finally swung to fall and it's time to vote for the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette Athlete of the Week for week No. 3.
These are your contenders:
Eric Petersen, junior soccer player for Ladue: Coach Matt Prange says Eric is the anchor of the defense for the Ladue soccer team. Last week, Ladue shut out Pattonville, Parkway South, and Ritenour. The 6-2-1 Rams now have five shutouts.
Collin Ladd, Ladue: Coach Corey Miller nominated freshman swimmer Collin "for outstanding swims in the 400 free relay and an individual 100 freestyle" in the Eudal Early Season Invitational on Saturday.
Alim Muhammad, MICDS junior running back for the Rams football team. He's got three touchdowns this season so far and had several key running plays on Saturday, including a touchdown run to put the Rams on the board.
Elise Marker, Villa Duchesne cross-country: The sophomore is the Ladue area leader after the Forest Park Festival Tournament on Saturday and the winner of the small schools division in the tournament with a time of 19:16.10.
Balloting starts today and ends Thursday, promptly at 5 p.m. The winner of week No. 3 will be recognized this coming weekend.