Editor’s note: Patch will be trying a new method for voting our Athlete of the Week. We’re asking readers to post their vote in the comments section.
With 118 votes in the comments, Glenbrook North’s Brad Margolin was the runaway winner. Also, a special thanks to our readers for the record 181-comment-votes.
The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, April 2 – April 8:
Sully Stadler, senior, baseball, Glenbrook South – Stadler pitched a five-inning perfect game against Schaumburg last week. The Titans beat Schaumburg, 11-0, and Stadler struck out 10 batters in five innings. Stadler will play for Indiana University next year.
Kyle Richardson, senior, baseball, Maine South – Richardson was 2 for 3 with two doubles and two runs scored in Maine South’s 5-3 victory at home against Fremd. Richardson started the offense for Maine South, doubling in his first at-bat and scoring on a hit by Keenan Kelly.
Dave Bacalla, junior, boys tennis, Niles North – Bacalla repeated as the champion of the Ken Rosen Invitational at Niles West, beating Schaumburg’s Ben Brito, 6-0, 6-0, in the championship match. Bacalla only lost one game in his three matches to the title.
Colleen Ahern, senior, softball, Glenbrook North – Ahern went 3 for 4 at the plate with two home runs. In Glenbrook North’s 8-1 victory over highly regarded Leyden. Ahern also went 2 for 4 with a double in the Spartans’ victory over Palatine.
Charlie Binford, junior, baseball, Evanston – In the championship game of the Spring Classic in Orlando, Fla., Binford threw five innings and yielded only one earned run. The loss to James Madison (Va.), 4-2, completed Evanston’s spring break with the Wildkits earning a 3-1 record.
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