Middle Township senior Scott Kurkowski is the latest winner of the 97.3 ESPN-FM High School Athlete of the Week.

He helped push the Panthers to a South Jersey championship, fueling a ferocious comeback in the semifinal round.

Kurkowski scored a pair of goals as Middle overcame a 3-0 deficit in the semifinals. The Panthers won in penalty kicks and went on to claim the program's first sectional title since 2008.

Kurkowski collected 47 percent of the total vote. St. Joe field hockey star Emily DeMarco, who also led her team to a South Jersey title, finished second with 39 percent of the vote.

Kelly Hanna (Ocean City), Antoine White (Millville) and Jamir Prevard (Atlantic City) rounded out the list of candidates.