Time For Fans To Send In Those Week 9 MVP Nominations
Several exciting candidates for Patch MVP this week, including Ladue QB Matthew Hooper, Villa freshmen Meagan Donovan, and St. Joe tennis stars Taylor Revling and Ellie Bisig.
It's Week 9 of the 2012 Fall Sports high school sports season, which means it's the final week of the regular season in boys soccer and the start of the state volleyball and football playoffs. Field hockey's coming up soon too.
But for our purposes it's time to nominate your favorite MVP of the Week from Ladue, St. Joe, Villa, Burroughs, or MICDS.
We'll reveal who made the ballot on Wednesday, and the voting is open until 5 p.m. Thursday.
Here's a few of our suggestions for this week:
Matthew Hooper, Ladue football.
The Rams' junior quarterback had perhaps his best game of the season so far, completing 18-of-23 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns in his team's huge 49-6 win over Jennings Saturday afternoon at the Ramming Athletic Center.
Taylor Revling and Ellie Bisig, St. Joe tennis.
The Angels' dynamite duo took third in the MSHSAA Class 2 Girls Tennis Doubles Tournament last weekend in Springfield. Revling and Bisig also helped St. Joe win its 15th state championship
Erika Ingles, Ladue volleyball.
Senior standout led the Rams to four straight victories and the championship of the McCluer South-Berkeley Tournament last week. She was named Most Outstanding Player at the event, after averaging 11.0 kills and 7.1 assists in victories over McCluer South-Berkeley, Normandy, Clayton, and Affton.
Chris Wetzel, John Burroughs soccer.
The starting goalkeeper for the Bombers, Wetzel has posted shutouts in each of his club's last four wins.
Meagan Donovan, Villa Duchesne volleyball.
One of the top freshmen in the area, Donovan was dynamite in a pair of Saints' wins over Belleville Althoff and Cor Jesu Academy last week. The 6'1 setter and defensive whiz totaled 55 assists and 15 blocks for a Villa team that goes into districts as the No. 1 seed in the Class 3 District 5 playoffs.
Bridget Condie, MICDS field hockey.
Another talented freshmen, who leads the Rams with 12 goals and eight assists this season. Last week, she had two goals and three assists in MICDS' exciting victories over Edwardsville and Notre Dame de Sion.