Mainland Sophomore Deirdre Lenzsch Voted High School Athlete of the Week
Lenzsch has also stood out as an athlete in lacrosse and football, while also emerging as a chess champion. She earned honors as the 97.3 ESPN-FM High School Athlete of the Week, claiming 82 percent of the total vote.
The Somers Point native is a nationally recognized weightlifting up-and-comer. Lenzsch could ultimately compete at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
Absegami lacrosse standout Gary Albano (12 percent) placed second in the poll. He scored the game-winning goal in a 7-6 victory over Lower Cape May Regional.
Lindsey Gaines (Cumberland softball), Rachel Rivera (Millville softball) and Connor Houghton (Egg Harbor Township lacrosse) were also nominated.
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