Congrats to Egg Harbor Township's Khari Harley for taking home last week's 97.3 ESPN's High School Athlete of the Week honors.

As we head into the Spring sports season, we have a new batch of local student-athletes this week who have proven themselves worthy.

You can vote for your pick, and hear the winner announced on the South Jersey Sports Report with Tyler Donohue Saturday morning beginning at 9:00.


Deirdre Lenzsch, Weightlifting, Mainland - The sophomore continues her road to Olympic contention. Lenzsch is competing in the Youth World Weightlifting Championships, which began in Uzbekistan. She is among the nation's top-ranked lifters.

Lindsey Gaines, Softball, Cumberland - She drove in six runs, including a home run and a double. Gaines' performance propelled the team to a 13-2 victory over Deptford.

Gary Albano, Lacrosse, Absegami - He punctuated a furious rally against Lower Cape May. Albano netted the game-winning goal in a 7-6 win after the Braves trailed 4-1 early in the matchup.

Rachel Rivera, Softball, Millville - She connected on hits in all three of her plate appearances in an 11-2 win over Holy Spirit, including a double and a home run. Rivera scored three runs.

Connor Houghton, Lacrosse, Egg Harbor TownshipLed the Eagles to a 14-2 victory over Mainland in their first game of the season by scoring 5 goals and adding 1 assist.