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A hole-in-one and more: Vote for the High School Athlete of the Week – Enterprise News


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Quincy High’s Dylan Green has been voted the High School Athlete of the Week.

The senior golfer, who received 66 percent of all votes, shot a 3-under 32 to lead the Presidents to a win over Plymouth South.

And this week’s candidates are… 

GOLF

Andrew Curry and Henry MacQuarrie, Duxbury: The dynamic Duxbury duo both had rounds of 2-under 34. Curry’s came in a win over Marshfield while MacQuarrie did it against Silver Lake.

Wade Bailey, Sr., Plymouth North: Bailey had the program’s first hole-in-one in 11 years and shot a 2-over par 38 in a loss to Duxbury.

Jake Bednarski, Jr., Hingham: At Ridder Farm Golf Course, Bednarski turned in a 2-under 32 in a win over Whitman-Hanson.

Kyzar Joshi, Jr., Ashland: The golf captain was match medalist, shooting a 2-under 31 at par-33 Pinecrest Golf Club as the Clockers placed second in a Tri-Valley League quad match against league stalwarts Hopkinton, Millis and Holliston, on Thursday, Oct. 7.

Connor LaCross, Sr. Nipmuc: LaCross was match medalist with a 37 at Northbridge’s Shining Rock Golf Club as Nipmuc swept Uxbridge and host Northbridge on Thursday, Oct. 7, to qualify for the Division 2 Central tournament. The day before, he shot a 2-under 34 in a win over Shepherd Hill.

Michael Votapka, Jr., Wellesley: Votapka shot a 4-under 32 as the host Raiders stayed undefeated with a 381-424 win over Natick at par-36 Nehoiden Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 7.

FIELD HOCKEY

Olivia Phelps, Sr., Whitman-Hanson: The senior captain scored a natural hat trick (three straight goals) in the second half in a 5-0 win over Plymouth South.

Erin Boyd, Jr., Marshfield: Boyd scored two goals as her Rams qualified for the tournament with a 4-0 win over Plymouth South. She also had a hat trick in a win over Duxbury.

Lily Johnston, Soph., Plymouth North: Johnston, a first-year starter, recorded a shutout as her Blue Eagles defeated Hingham, 1-0. The loss was the first of the season for the Harborwomen. 

Shaw Downing, Jr., Franklin: Downing scored both goals in a 2-0 win over King Philip on Oct. 8 as the Panthers stayed unbeaten.

Emma Gosselin, Jr., Hopedale: Gosselin scored two goals for Hopedale in a 4-1 win over Notre Dame Academy on Oct. 8.

Molly Conneely, Arlington: Conneely scored twice in Arlington’s 3-0 win against Wilmington on Oct. 5 and tallied one goal and two assists in Arlington’s 8-0 win against Burlington on Oct. 7.

Brooke Moloney-Kolenberg, Sr., Winchester: The forward/midfielder tallied a hat trick in Winchester’s 6-1 win against Melrose on Oct. 7.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Ella Bates, Fr., Weymouth: Bates took first place (19:37 on the 3.1-mile course) in a tri-meet against Braintree and Needham as the Wildcats moved to 6-0.

Jackie Earner, Sr., Abington: Earner finished first for the fourth consecutive meet in a loss to East Bridgewater.

Claire Lowther, Fr., Hingham: Lowther recorded the fourth-fastest time in course history in a 23-38 win over Whitman-Hanson. She took first place in the meet by nearly a minute. 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Frannie Fitch, Sr., Hopedale: Fitch recorded a match-high 41 assists as Hopedale defeated Blackstone-Millville in four sets on Monday, Oct. 4, to stay undefeated and clinch the Dual Valley Conference regular season title.

Melanie Gildea, Sr., Hopkinton: The outside hitter registered 10 kills, 4 aces and 2 digs in a 3-0 sweep of Medway on Oct. 8 to help Hopkinton stay perfect on the season with a 13-0 overall record.

Nadia Gomolko, Sr., Nipmuc: The captain and outside hitter had 13 kills, two aces, a block and a dig as the Nipmuc girls volleyball team swept Millbury, 25-19, 25-10, 25-18, on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Cailyn Mackintosh, Sr., Franklin: Mackintosh recorded 24 assists (including her 1,000th career assist), four aces, five kills and seven digs as Franklin (9-0) swept Stoughton on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Sophia Liu, Jr., Belmont: In Belmont’s 3-0 win at Watertown on Oct. 5, the junior was 20 for 20 serving with eight service aces. She went on an 8-point serving run in the second set and a 12-point run in the third set. Two days later in Belmont’s 3-2 win against Wakefield, Liu recorded 17 kills, two shy of Belmont’s match record of 19.

One vote is allowed per day. Voting closes on Friday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. Emailed votes will not be counted. Send future nominations to cmcdaniel@wickedlocal.com.

Who is the High School Athlete of the Week?

Andrew Curry and Henry MacQuarrie, Duxbury

Wade Bailey, Sr., Plymouth North

Jake Bednarski, Jr., Hingham

Kyzar Joshi, Jr., Ashland

Connor LaCross, Sr. Nipmuc

Michael Votapka, Jr., Wellesley

Olivia Phelps, Sr., Whitman-Hanson

Erin Boyd, Jr., Marshfield

Lily Johnston, Soph., Plymouth North

Shaw Downing, Jr., Franklin

Emma Gosselin, Jr., Hopedale

Molly Conneely, Arlington

Brooke Moloney-Kolenberg, Sr., Winchester

Ella Bates, Fr., Weymouth

Jackie Earner, Sr., Abington

Claire Lowther, Fr., Hingham

Frannie Fitch, Sr., Hopedale

Melanie Gildea, Sr., Hopkinton

Nadia Gomolko, Sr., Nipmuc

Cailyn Mackintosh, Sr., Franklin

Sophia Liu, Jr., Belmont



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