The Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week poll for April 10-15 is here.
Each week the Naples Daily News staff will select one finalist in each high school sport. Nominees are derived from scores and stats emailed in by Collier County’s coaches during the week to firstname.lastname@example.org. Readers can then vote in the online poll to determine who the Athlete of the Week will be.
Last week’s winner was Gulf Coast tennis player Sia DiHenia, who received 7,228 votes of the 15,667 cast (46.14%).
The poll will be posted at naplesnews.com each Monday, and voting will end at 10 a.m. Thursday each week. The winner will be announced on the @ndnprepzone Instagram page and on Twitter at @NDN_PrepZone. The winning athlete will receive a shirt courtesy of BSN Sports.
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Here are the nominees for April 10-15:
Michael Graziano, Naples
Hit two home runs in a ranked matchup against Riverdale on Friday, helping Naples move to 13-5 with a 13-2 win over the Raiders.
Kayla Ocanas, Immokalee
Went the distance on Tuesday against Clewiston, allowing just one hit and a pair of walks while striking out 14. Ocanas also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and two RBI in the 7-0 win.
Shaden Shields, Gulf Coast
Allowed just two goals in net to help Gulf Coast capture the Class 2A-District 12 title with a 9-2 win over Riverview.
Tatum Kocaj, Community School
Scored six goals to help the Seahawks win the Class 1A-District 12 title with a 14-8 win over Barron Collier.
Boys Track and Field
Andrew Azunque, First Baptist
Secured a win in the long jump, jumping 22 feet, 1 3/4 inches at the Private 8 track meet on Friday.
Girls Track and Field
Julissa Roth, First Baptist
Took home first place in the 400 meter, edging out her next closest opponent by less than a tenth of a second with a time of 1:02.11.
Alex Mazza, Gulf Coast
Led the Sharks to a pair of wins in No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles in Class 4A-District 8 last week.
Sophia Min, Community School
Helped the Seahawks sweep in Class 1A-District 12, winning No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles alongside Lily Dounchis.