TCPalm’s Athlete of the Week vote is back after Thanksgiving break and a transition into the winter sports season.
The last Athlete of the Week winner was Jensen Beach volleyball senior standout Lauren Duke, who received 95 percent of the ballot for the week of Nov. 7-12 helping the Falcons win the 5A state title with 11 kills and 10 digs in the championship match against Barron Collier on Nov. 12.
Voting this week begins at noon Monday and will close Thursday at noon.
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Coaches can email scores to [email protected] or [email protected] each night in order for athletes to be considered to be nominated each week.
Brynn Stoneburg, Jensen Beach
Stoneburg claimed the gold medal in the 500 freestyle at the FHSAA 2A Swimming and Diving Championships on Nov. 19 and also added a silver medal in the 200 freestyle. The Navy commit also helped the Falcon 400 freestyle relay team take fourth and the 200 freestyle relay team to a fifth place finish.
Joesph Lezeau II, Centennial
Through five games in the first few weeks of the season, Lezeau is averaging 19.2 points and 10.2 rebounds a game as Centennial has started with a 3-2 record. The senior forward’s top all-around performance was on Nov. 22 against Osceola where he scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in a 77-61 Eagle win.
Damon Folds, Morningside Academy
In the Eagles’ 3-2 start, Folds is averaging 21 points, 9.2 assists, 7.6 rebounds and 3.8 steals a game. The junior guard’s top performance came on Dec. 1 in a 65-56 win over Dreyfoos School of Arts where he scored 29 points and added 13 assists and seven rebounds.
Jada Parson, Treasure Coast
In six games to begin the season, Parson is averaging 16.3 points, 5.7 steals and five rebounds a game for the 3-3 Titans. The freshman’s top performance was on Nov. 17 where she scored 32 points and added six rebounds and four steals in a 63-24 win over Fort Pierce Westwood.
Ryan Mooney, Jensen Beach
At the Falcons’ Battle at the Beach Duals on Dec. 3, Mooney helped his team score a dramatic victory in the Gold Division final pinning Southwest Miami’s Angel Delgado at the end of the first period to give Jensen Beach a 38-37 win. Mooney went a perfect 4-0 in his matches for the day.
Jonathan Sopher, Martin County
At the Barbara Pill Invitational on Dec. 2-3, Sopher went 4-0 in the 120-pound weight class picking up three wins via pin and in the championship match, the senior won 8-7 via sudden victory in overtime against Heritage’s Aiden Baker, a state qualifier from last season.
Cooper Patton, Vero Beach
At the Barbara Pill Invitational on Dec. 2-3, Patton went 4-0 in the 170-pound division winning three matches via pin including in the championship, defeating Palm Bay’s Brycen Turner, a state qualifier from last season, in the second period.
Keziah Anderson, Pine School
In the Knights’ four wins over the course of the last three weeks, Anderson has scored in every match totaling 11 goals and has added four assists. Anderson has three hat tricks in her last three matches coming against John Carroll Catholic, Somerset College Prep and Glades Day.
Marlon Dato-Slattery, St. Edward’s
In the Pirates’ 5-0 start to the season, Dato-Slattery has scored four goals and picked up six assists and notably scored a hat trick with one assist on Nov. 16 in a 4-1 win over Melbourne Central Catholic.
Bryan Cooney is a high school sports reporter at TCPalm, part of the USA TODAY Network. You can reach him at [email protected] and also on Twitter at @Bryspann_Cooney.