This is week No. 4 for the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette Patch “Athlete of the Week.” Time to nominate your favorite athlete. It can be any boy or girl from Ladue, Villa Duchesne, MICDS, St. Joseph’s Academy or John Burroughs.
Time to single out the heroes of the week this week.
Here’s a list of possible candidates. Nominations are open until the end of business on Tuesday, and the ballot will be available for voting starting Wednesday and ending at 7 o’clock on Thursday. The winner will be announced over the weekend.
Jessica Mormol, Ladue Softball. Nominated by her coach Jennifer Tuttle, this junior led Ladue to 4 wins in 5 games. She went 9 for 14 at the plate and scored 6 runs with 2 doubles and a triple and 7 RBIs.
Natalie Gower, St. Joseph's Academy volleyball. Karen Davis nominated her for the 42 kills and a .461 hitting percentage over the weekend enroute to the Angels winning the Tournament of Champions. St. Joe defeated Bishop Miege of Kansas City for the title.
Reid Cytron, Ladue Soccer. He’s scored 6 goals and 12 points this season. He hit the game winner in the MICDS tournament and the Rams are 6-3-1.
Zeke Elliott, John Burroughs football. Mr. Touchdown, the Ohio State-bound rusher scored 5 more TDs in the 56-14 romp over Lutheran North. He has 17 TDs and 102 points in 4 games to lead all area scorers.
Ashley Sink, St. Joseph’s softball. She smacked two home runs in a 12-5 win over rival Incarnate Word Academy. She is hitting .293 on the season and the Angels have reached 6-6 this season.
Amos Bartelsmeyer, MICDS cross country. One of the top runners in the country. He ran a 16.03 at the Big River Running Festival in Forest Park. Expected to dominate the state events later this season.
Abby Martone, John Burroughs field hockey. Scored a goal and assist in the 4-1 win over Ladue. She has six goals for the season and the Bombers are 5-2.
Now is the time for everyone to add to this list. Nominate any athlete male or female in the Patch coverage area.