Congratulations to Absegami lacrosse star Dustin Guenther who narrowly won last week's 97.3 ESPN High School Athlete of the Week award.

This week we have a new batch of local student-athletes who have proven themselves worthy in their respective fields.

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


Jacob Clark, Track & Field, Pleasantville - The senior anchored an instantly legendary Greyhounds relay team at the prestigious Penn Relays. Clark joined his twin brother, Isaac, along with teammates Dagoberto Arias and Radclife Narinensingh in the 4x80 Championship of America race in Philadelphia. He tied a meet record with a split of 1:49.17, capping off Pleasantville's victory. The Greyhounds finished in 7:40.71, edging reigning champion Westfield (Va.) by 1.13 seconds in front of nearly 50,000 fans.

 

Kaila Smith, Softball, Sacred Heart - The freshman standout led Sacred Heart to a 6-4 win over Middle Township. Smith was sensational at the plate, hitting 3-for-4 with five RBIs. Her assault against the Panthers included a home run and a double.

 

Tyler Chiarello, Baseball, Cumberland - He capped off an impressive comeback win over Gloucester Catholic, driving in the game-winning run against a Rams team that had won 25 of 26 and owns three straight state titles. Chiarello hit a go-ahead single with one out in the sixth inning. Cumberland scored three runs in the inning to take a 5-4 lead that lasted until the final out.

 

Braheme Days, Track & Field, Bridgeton - The UCLA commit defended his title as the top high school shot putter at the Penn Relays. Days won his second straight championship, adding to a resume that stacks up against any spring athlete currently competing in the state.

 

Ryan King, Lacrosse, Egg Harbor Township - He scored a dramatic game-winning goal with one second remaining in regulation against Cape-Atlantic League rival Absegami. King's heroics lifted the Eagles over the Braves, 11-10.