Vote for This Week’s High School Athlete of the Week [5/23]
Congratulations to St. Augustine star Joe Gatto, the latest winner of 97.3 ESPN's High School Athlete of the Week award.
We have a new batch of local student-athletes this week 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.
Matt DiCerbo, Baseball, Atlantic City - He clobbered a game-changing home run to help pave the way toward a stunning Vikings playoff victory. DiCerbo drilled a three-run shot over the right-field fence in the third inning of 15th-seeded Atlantic City's 5-3 win over No. 2 Vineland in South Jersey Group IV action.
Lindsay Lare, Lacrosse, Lower Cape May - The senior standout scored the 200th goal of her career during a 15-8 victory over Oakcrest. She is the fourth Cape May County female athlete to accomplish that feat and will plat University of New Haven next season.
Doug Schwartz, Baseball, Middle Township - The senior slugger connected on a game-winning hit in the eighth inning of a first-round playoff victory. Schwartz drove in the go-ahead run with a single to push the Panthers past rival Lower Cape May 2-1 in the South Jersey Group II playoffs.
Cheyenne Meyer, Softball, Cedar Creek - The sophomore pitching ace was splendid throughout the Pirates' 11-1 victory over Manchester Township in the opening round of South Jersey Group II playoff action. Meyer struck out 12 batters, scattering three hits along the way.
Nick Verzicco, Lacrosse, Oakcrest - The Falcons goalie came up huge in a 10-8 playoff win over Red Bank. Verzicco stopped 23 shots in the first round of the South Jersey Group II tournament, helping Oakcrest secure its first playoff victory in program history.