Monday, May 20, 2013
We're taking a last look at all of the spring athletes who earned your vote over the last few months.
As the spring sports season heads into the final few weeks of the postseason, we want to make sure you take a moment to recognize the athletes who have earned your vote this spring during our MVP voting contest. The MVP poll will be back in the fall, just in time for boy's soccer, football and softball, just to name a few fall sports. Coming tomorrow and Wednesday we'll name our Boys and Girls Spring Athletes of the Year.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Junior attacker, third most productive scorer in the Metro.
Katie Karl, junior attacker is the run-away winner of the MVP "Athlete of the Week" in Ladue, Frontenac and Olivette. She richly deserves that honor. She has 60 goals, 35 assists for 95 points and the Angels go into the playoffs with their best record ever, 15-3. Here's what she had to say to Patch.com: Patch.com: How is your season going? Katie Karl: "I am so happy with the way our season has been going this year. We have really come together and grown as a team. I am so proud of the way the whole team works together in order to win games. We have won 17 games and only lost 3 games which is a new record in St. Joe lacrosse history for the least amount of the games lost in a season. I’m looking forward to starting playoffs because I …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Senior team leader on and off the field.
Maria Vetter, senior midfielder for the Ladue High soccer team is the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette Athlete of the Week. She is deserving of this recognition and a strong leader for Ladue, the top team in their conference. This is what she told to Patch.com: Patch: Where are you going to school next year? Maria Vetter: I will be attending Boston College next year and majoring in business leadership and administration. Patch: What do you like most about being on this team? Maria: My favorite thing about being on this team is the way we feel like a family, we are all from different friend groups and background but once we get to soccer it feels like I'm playing with my sisters, not to mention the good chemistry helps us play better. Patch: How …
Monday, April 29, 2013
2 track stars, soccer and baseball player comprise this week's ballot.
Voting is currently underway for MVP "Athlete of the Week" among the schools in the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette Patches. The voting ends on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Vote for your favorite, and make sure your friends, relatives, neighbors do the same. Think about it, quite an honor to be the best athlete among so many fine ones in the area. This week's slate of candidates: Maria Vetter, Ladue High soccer. The Rams are 13-3. This fiery midfielder/defender is a captain and team leader. She has 6 goals, 3 assists for 15 points, playing back mostly. Alex Jasiek, John Burroughs baseball. A hockey star, he is a hard thrower on the mound. Limited Priory to 3 hits in a 3-0 victory. Bombers are coming back at 7-6 after a 2-2 split in the Clayton tournament…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Leads the defense on a 10-2 team; top rated in the area.
Nina Simon is a junior defender for one of the top soccer teams in the Midwest. Defenders don't get a chance to pile up statistics, but her defensive skills and ability to set up forwards makes a great deal of difference on this team. Already, she has agreed to play college ball at Arkansas State University. This is what Simon told Patch.com. Patch.com: How is your season going? Nina Simon: We are off to a great start. We play a really difficult schedule and I feel like we are really starting to play well at the right time. We have great coaching and are really coming together as a team with everyone contributing. Our team never gives up. Patch: What is the favorite thing about being on your team? NS: We are all really close, have great…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Announced for Iowa State, this junior forward leads St. Joe in scoring and assists.
Kaley Nieters is this week's Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette MVP "Athlete of the Week." She got great voting support from the St. Joseph's Academy school community. Nieters has 7 goals, 6 assists for 20 points and the Angels, who just defeated Cor Jesu are 8-1. They won their division of the St. Louis Classic last weekend. This is what Nieters had to say to Patch: Patch.com: How has your season progressed? Kaley Nieters: I think our season is off to a great start. We have been coming out firing, scoring early and often and not allowing many. I believe that everyone on my team has something to contribute and we have worked well as a unit. I hope our success continues and I am excited for the rest of this season because I think we are going to go…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Ballot includes players in water polo, soccer and lacrosse.
As we turn the corner on spring, and hopefully warmer weather, here is the ballot for week 3 of the spring season. Kaley Nieters, St. Joe soccer. Going into the weekend St. Louis Classic, hosted by the Angels, Neters has 15 goals, 3 assists and 3 game winning goals and the Angels are 4-1. Chris Beckman, Ladue water polo. The Rams are 8-4, and Beckman leads the scoring with 16 goals, 9 assists for 41 points. He had 4 goals to lead Ladue over Burroughs 11-5. Caroline Militello, MICDS soccer. Headed to Columbia University and the Ivy League, the Rams are 10-0 after winning at St. Charles West. She has 9 goals, 3 assists for 21 points and 1 game winning goal. Barrett Carlson, Burroughs lacrosse. The 3-0 Bombers are led by a freshman who has 15…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Scored game winning goal in 4-0 win over rival John Burroughs.
Klasey Medelberg is a sophomore soccer player on a 10-0 team. She scored the game-winning goal in a 4-0 win over visiting John Burroughs this week. She has 10 goals this season and was a popular in the selection in a field filled with abundant talent. This is what she told Patch.com. Patch.com: How is your season going? Klasey Medelberg: I am very impressed by the rate at which my team is improving. We have started the season off strong and I hope to continue this success as we move forward. I could tell from the start of the season that this year was going to be a strong one. We have a wide range of talent and everyone seems to contribute. Patch: What is the favorite thing you like about being on your team? KM: My favorite thing about my …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Heading to college in Texas at Southern Methodist or TCU.
Ladue High's Anna Nelson has been a standout for both the cross country and track teams at Ladue. After looking at a variety of schools, she is taking her talents to either SMU or TCU next year. This is what she told to Patch.com. Patch.com: Have you thought about college for next year? Anna Nelson: I have yet to select a college for next year. I was recruited and considered some bigger universities like Mizzou, KU, and University of Mississippi, but have now narrowed it down to Texas Christian University and Southern Methodist University, both in Texas. I plan to run both track and cross country at either school next year. Patch: How is your season going? Nelson: My season has gotten off to a good start. We just had our first meet last…
Monday, March 25, 2013
Spring sports are officially underway. Soccer, baseball, lacrosse teams have gotten out doors and into action.
Editor's note: Since this is spring break, and so many voters are gone to the beach or the mountains, voting will begin today, and end on Monday, April 1 at 5 p.m. Please vote in our first spring poll. No time like the present to vote for our MVP "Athlete of the Week." Some of the local teams are getting games under their belts, even prior to the Easter weekend. Here's a chance to vote for one of your favorites. Each of these athletes did great things for their respective schools last year. Allie Magaletta, St. Joe soccer. One of the area's leading scorers. The Angels took third place in last year's state championships. Scored in the opening win over Oakville. Amos Bartelsmeyer, MICDS track. The state's fastest 1,600 meter runner and a …