Athletes of the Week


Beginning the week of August 31, the ECC began recognizing Athletes of the Week at the middle school level.  Like our conference high schools, coaches will submit their student-athletes and each recipient will be posted here weekly. 


Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Maddi Williams was been a huge part of our offense this week. She got kills playing middle and outside. She was also a strong server this week with a few aces. She is a very versatile player and happy to play any position on the court!

West Clermont seventh grade football player Landon Young rushed for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the Tigers' 14-8 win over Loveland. 

Kings eighth grade football player Patrick Holubetz scored two touchdowns in the Knights' 23-0 win over Nagel Blue on Wednesday.  Patrick has had 100 yards rushing or receiving in all four games this season, as well as multiple touchdowns.

Nagel eighth grade Silver volleyball players Ellie Carahan and Reese Putnam have been pivotal in the success of the team this season.  Both stepped up with incredible defense - totaling eight blocks.  Offensively, in the last three games Ellie and Reese have combined for 40 kills and 18 aces!

Loveland cross country runners Luis Garcia-Saucedo and Claire Neiger are recognized for their consistent work ethic and leadership. 

Proud of the way doubles team Lucy Perusek and Anna Proano-Raps (Loveland) fought to the very end in their match against Nagel.  They lost the first set 6-4 and came back to win the second set 6-4.  The third set was determined by a tie-breaker and they fought hard and never gave up but ended up losing it 12-14. 

Nagel eighth grade Blue volleyball player Savannah Adkins had a really great week on the volleyball court, as well as recording a large number of blocks. Looking forward to seeing her continue to develop!

Kings seventh grade football was led by Trenton Hogan on defense. Trent made some key tackles and had a huge interception in the Knights' 32-6 victory over Nagel Blue.  The offense was led by Sammy Evans with some impressive carries and a touchdown at running back. 

Lebanon eighth grade White volleyball player Kendall Ellison put together seven service points, 15 assists, two saves, and two digs in losses against Milford and Little Miami and a victory over Nagel.

Nagel girls tennis player Elaina McDonald is a returning player who has transitioned from a doubles player in seventh grade to a strong singles player in eighth.  In one her first matches of the year, she lost a tough, see-saw battle against Mariemont.  In their second meeting, Elaina lost the first set during the first hour.  In the second hour, she got out to a 5-2 lead in the second set, but her tenacious opponent kept fighting, and in the third hour, Mariemont came back to a 6-5 advantage.  Elaina fought back to make it 6-6, and she won the tie-breaker to win the second set. With laser focus and determination, Elaina shot out to a strong lead in the super-tiebreak that would decide the match.  At 9-7 in the tiebreak, after a 10 shot rally, Elaina ripped a backhand winner crosscourt that gave her the very well-deserved win.

West Clermont eighth grade Gray volleyball player Katlin Shiflit is an awesome, well-rounded player that gives 110 percent at both practices and games. She is always looking to improve her skill and helps keep her teammates focused on the court. Katlin has a contagious smile and a laugh that will brighten your day. Keep up the great work Katlin

Milford girls golfer Bailey Brunetti was medalist in two matches this past week, including a round of -1 (34) in one of the matches!

This past week, the Nagel 8 Blue football team had an exceptional performance by Isaac Hooper. In a loss to Kings, Isaac intercepted two passes and rushed for 24 yards on only two carries, and had a pair receptions. 

West Clermont eighth grade football player Corrine Hanna made "herstory" by kicking the first successful extra point in school history.

Milford seventh grade boys cross country runners Landon Gobble, Grady Bell, Blake Landers, and Liam Sullivan all ran huge PRs at the Milford Invitational this past weekend, scoring points for their team and helping the team to a fourth place finish. 

Milford eighth grade boys cross country runners graders Will Laslo-Haer, Conner O'Hearn, and Luke Hornschemeier had fantastic races this weekend at the Milford Invitational, each running a huge personal best and helping the team to a second place overall finish in a tough field. 

Lebanon eighth grade girls cross country runner Julia Thurston ran an outstanding race at the recent Ross Middle School Cross Country Meet.  She continues to have a determination to improve, plus she grabbed an 18-second PR.  Julia finished the race with a time of 15:03:00

Lebanon eighth grade boys cross country runner Zac Callahan works with consistency and "grit."  He ran the Ross Middle School Cross Country Meet with a finish of 13:12:00.  Zac was able to complete the race with a nine-second PR.  His goal setting is commendable and appreciated.

Loveland eighth grade volleyball player Katie Beyke led the Lady Tigers by going on six different serving runs (including eight aces) in our two wins against Lebanon and Kings.   

A special call out to Kate Nienaber of Lebanon’s Maroon seven grade Maroon volleyball team.  In a tough road matchup, she pulled double duty, setting as the team was shorthanded, leading what was nearly a third set comeback.  It wasn’t a win, but it was a huge stepping stone for the team as we enter into the second half of the season.  Great job, Kate!

Nagel seventh grade volleyball Kendall Stoltz is a key defensive player with clutch serves that win games. Kendall consistently works hard at practice and handles the hardest serves. 

The Winton Woods eighth grade football team's defensive unit held on a fourth and goal on the two-yard line.  This stop, in the third quarter, helped jump start the offense and led to an 8-0 victory over Lebanon.

Loveland girls tennis player Laura Hiett (second singles) made an amazing comeback after losing her first set 6-0 to Lakota Liberty.  She came back to win the second set and won the third set 6-4.  Way to make a comeback, Laura!

Milford's eighth grade White volleyball team won against West Clermont, bringing their season record to 9-1.  Avery Cunningham, Maddie O'Donnell, and Cheyenne Barr had great paly.  Aubrey Harlow and Addison Pitcarin served well for the Lady Eagles.  Lily Lykins and Ava Vilardo added great passing in the victory.  Great teamwork Lady Eagles!

Nagel seventh grade Blue football player Jermiah DesJardins had a huge interception that was nearly returned for a touchdown.


Loveland seventh grade volleyball player Lyla Kersten was a key player in big games this week on both offense and defense!  She is very supportive of her teammates on and off the court and helped the team rally to back-to-back victories!  Lyla works hard and always gives her best!

Kings seventh grade football was led offensively this week by quarterback CJ Lynch and wide receiver Jacob Rudowski in the Knights' 26-8 victory over Winton Woods. The defensive player of the week was Landon Clark who forced a turnover and had a huge sack!

Milford seventh grade Red volleyball player Karoline Schultz played some clutch defense in victories this week against Little Miami and Nagel Silver.  Her positive attitude also inspires her teammates when spirits are low!  Way to lead by example, Karoline!

Milford girls golfer Bailey Brunetti earned medalist honors for the lowest overall score at the Little Miami Golf Center Middle School Open.  She shot a 28 (+1) for the tournament!

Lebanon seventh grade Maroon volleyball co-captain Madison Kyle was instrumental in the squad's victory last week by serving 25 consecutive serves, 20 being aces.  She’s a blur on the court and covers anything and everything.  She’s extremely supportive of her teammates and leads by example and attitude.  Great job, Madison!

Loveland girls tennis players Lola Jones and Katie Collier played their first match of the season against Sycamore B team at first doubles and battled for two hours and ended up winning in a third-set tiebreaker.  The score was 6-3, 6-7 (lost second set in a tie-breaker!) and won third set tiebreaker (10-6).

Lebanon eighth grade cross country runner Hannah Glassmeyer ran an outstanding 12:52.5 pace at the Little Miami Invitational.  Her continued determination assisted this PR for the season.

Lebanon eighth grade cross country runner Liam McDonel brought many smiles this week.  He completed the Little Miami Invitational with a super pace of 13:05.0.  This PR for the season will give him momentum for the next meet.

Nagel eighth grade cross country runner Penny Arnold ran an amazing race at the Sacred Heart Invite on a very hilly and challenging Harbin Park course in Fairfield. Her hard work and dedication to the sport are paying off.  

Nagel eighth grade Blue volleyball player Emma Glynn had a great week of volleyball.  She is always ready to work hard and put in the extra effort!

Nagel girls tennis player Ainsley McCosh is a returning player for Nagel.  She works very hard in practice and in the off season to improve her game.  She is a fierce competitor on both the doubles and singles court.  Ainsley has tremendous foot speed; she gets to tough shots during rallies that take her opponents totally by surprise.  She is going to be a very valuable player on her future teams.

Winton Woods eighth grade football player Charles Mathis scored on a two-point conversion, blocked an extra point, and had an interception all in a huge win against Kings this week.

Loveland cross country runners Michael Piposar, a seventh grader, and Reagan Jones, an eighth grader, are our nominees of the week.  Michael ran a fantastic race at Little Miami and helped the boys' team win.  Reagan came in first for Loveland in the girls' open race and helped pack her team for the win.  Both have fantastic work ethics and positive attitudes.

Milford eighth grader cross country runners Charlie Vause, Wyatt Simones, Connor Evans, DJ Chadwell, and Tristan Corney led the team to a third place finish at the competitive Mason meet on Friday, finishing 1st, 8th, 18th, 19th, and 20th respectively. They ran with heart and raced extremely well!  Jack Hornschemeier, Alec Pramaggiore, Evan Jones, Joey Conley, and Gideon List all PR’d at their races this past weekend. The Eagles are working hard and seeing the rewards of hard work with great races!

The Nagel golf team had quite a day at Saturday's Middle School Open. Sydney Stockslager tied for second individually in the Girls Division,  Owen Detwiler tied for second in the Par 3 Division, Ben Trigg tied for second in the Par 3 Division, and Alex Rollman tied for second in the Championship Division (shooting a four-under par for 18 holes).  Nagel girls finished as Champion in the Girls Division with a tournament record 126, the boys finished as Champions in the Boys Par 3 Division with a tourney record 119, the Club Team finished third in the Boys Par 3 Division, and Nagel captured the Championship Division title with a tournament record 247!

Nagel seventh grade Silver football player Evan Overholser made several key plays against Loveland.  He had the block on an interception return that sprung the play for a touchdown.  He also had two other key defensive plays at crucial moments of the game, while also hauling in a very contested long throw on third down at a crucial point in the fourth quarter.

Milford girls tennis players Izzy Caton and Charley Gfroerer won their doubles match as they paired up for the first time this year.

Lebanon eighth grade White volleyball player Cameryn Franz served eight service points in the squad's losses to Little Miami B and Alter.


West Clermont seventh grade football player Landon Young had eight carries for 98 yards and a touchdown in his team's 8-6 victory over Milford.

Loveland eighth grade boys cross country runner Jack Fagerland broke his PR for the season by 5 minutes and 14 seconds this weekend at the Loveland Invitational.  Jack has continued to come to practice every day and work hard to improve, and we are all very proud of him!

Loveland eighth grade girls cross country runner Nadia Bustin broke her PR for the season by 3 minutes and 53 seconds this weekend at the Loveland Invitational.  Nadia is new to cross country this year and always brings positive energy every single day.  Keep up the positive attitude and great work!

Milford eighth grade girls golfer Bailey Brunetti earned medalist honors for the team's match against Loveland.  She shot a 38 (+3) for the match!

Milford eighth grade boys cross country runner Ian Kittrell took almost four minutes off his PR at the Loveland Invitational on Saturday. Ian has been working hard all summer and his efforts paid off in the first race of the season! 

Milford seventh grader boys cross country runners Henry Craycraft, Ben Dargis, Paul Dumont, Landon Gobble, and Nathan Shay all had great first races, scoring points for their team and helping Milford to a strong showing at the Loveland Invitational. 

Nagel eighth grade Blue volleyball Athlete of the Week goes to Maeve Lindy!  She supports her teammates continuously, and has such a great attitude!

Nagel seventh grade Silver volleyball player Mallory Thorn is a true team player and leader who gives her best at practice and in every match. 

Lebanon eighth grade White volleyball player Ella Teubner helped lead her team to wins over the Nagel Silver Hawks and West Clermont Gray, serving 19-of-20 for 95 percent with 16 service points, 11 aces, four kills, and nine assists.

Kings seventh grade football player Sammy Evans scored both of the Knights' touchdowns on tough goal line carries in their 14-0 victory over Little Miami.  The defense pitched a shoutout for a second straight week, led by captains Ben Lockwood and Miguel Leija

At the Lebanon home cross country meet on Saturday, eighth grader Nate Cochran showed his prowess at running.  He kept a smart and patient pace, while really digging into the last 800.  He finished in 11:57.1.

Lebanon eighth grade girls cross country runner Mazie Monroe ran a smooth, fluid race from the start.  She finished in 13:31.5 during the home meet on Saturday.  Her pace gave her first place honors.

Loveland seventh grade tennis player Jenna Bullock is new to tennis this year and won a tough match at number-three singles to pull out a win after going into a tie-breaker in the second set during Wednesday's match.  She had nerves of steel and has improved so much since the start of the season.

Loveland seventh grade volleyball player McKenna Kirlin led her team in assists and serving aces.  She helped the Lady Tigers, after a first set loss, to win the match Wednesday at Milford.

Nagel seventh grade girls cross country runner Bridget McKee has dropped almost two minutes since her first race of the season, coming in ninth in the Championship Race at Saturday's Loveland Invitational.  

Milford seventh grade Red volleyball player Rachel Morgan served twenty-five straight points in the match against Winton Woods!  Way to show how consistency pays off!

Nagel tennis player Aubrey Schoonover showed her versatility on the court against Seven Hills and Mariemont this week.  She scored a come-from-behind win on the doubles court against Seven Hills with her partner Lauren Boberschmidt.  She then fought hard until the last point on the singles court in the Mariemont match.  Great job, Aubrey.

West Clermont's Maddie Russo (attacking) and Addie Shafer (setting) helped lead the seventh grade Navy volleyball team to back-to-back wins against tough opponents Little Miami and Lebanon.

Nagel seventh grade football player Will White scored a pair of touchdowns against Indian Hill.

Nagel seventh grade football player Bryce Noah moved from running back to offensive line this week.  He played outstanding and didn't complain one bit.  According to his coach, Bryce is one of the most unselfish players that he has ever coached.

Milford seventh grade White volleyball has gotten off to a 5-1 start thanks to strong net play from the squad's middles, Aubree Adams and Kylee Nolan.  Great work ladies!

The Kings' eighth grade football squad is 2-0 after its 14-0 win over Little Miami.  The defense played a great game, and Patrick Holubetz scored a pair of touchdowns in the victory.


Nagel seventh grader Brock Grubert won his first-ever cross country meet at the Ross Invitational.

Nagel eighth grader Amina Divanovic also won the eighth grade race at the Ross Invitational.

Nagel eighth grade Silver football player Trace Jallick threw his first touchdown as a quarterback this past week - the first of many to come!

West Clermont eighth grade cheerleader Hannah Miller has shown great leadership as a returning squad member this fall.  She is the first to step up and offer help when needed, has great knowledge of the material, and always gives 110 percent.

Nagel eighth grade volleyball player Gabby Barlow shows up and is ready to work with a smile on her face.  She is continuing to grow as an athlete!

West Clermont seventh grade football player Caleb Riley had a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown!

Little Miami seventh grade football:  Jesse Trevathan had seven tackles, two for a loss, and a sack in his first game.  Gunnar Hoffman had great punts under pressure, averaging over 20+ yards per punt.

Little Miami eighth grade football:  Ethan Dowden and Carter Wichterman led the defense to a shutout.  Eli Schoellman scored on offense and defense in the 38-0 victory.

Nagel eighth grade football player Mason Glen threw for a pair of touchdowns, rushed for a third, and racked up over 100 yards passing in a 30-16 victory over Loveland.

Kings seventh grade football players Grant Nurre and Max Lockwood each scored their first touchdowns as seventh grade Knights! The team played awesome in its 20-0 defeat of Nagel!

Loveland boys cross country runner Nick Huff is a returning eighth grader who ended the season as our #1 runner last year.  He has picked off right where he left off and helped lead the boys to a second place finish at Ross (where he finished fifth overall) and a third place finish at Moeller (where he finished sixth overall with a season PR of 12:31).  Nick is a great kid who always leads by example!

Loveland girls cross country Parker Mentzer is a seventh grader who has quickly become our number-one runner.  She helped lead the girls to a first-place finish at Ross (where she finished second overall) and a second place finish at the Moeller Invitational (where she finished fourth overall with a season PR of 13:15).  Parker comes every day ready to work hard and put forth her best effort!

Milford eighth grade volleyball (White) player Aubrey Langdon served 23 straight serves to win the match against Norwood on Saturday at Milford's community fundraising event, Volley for a Cause!  The squad has begun the season with a perfect 4-0 record.