Vote Now: Bloomfield Hills Athlete of the Fall Season
Vote from a list of very deserving candidates on who should be named the Patch Athlete of the Season for Bloomfield.
There were a lot of great individual performances from high school athletes in Bloomfield Hills area this fall and we want to hear from our readers which one they thought was the best.
Here are the candidates:
Mary Henry (senior, Marian volleyball) – Henry was a finalist for the Miss Volleyball award in her senior year. As the Mustangs setter, she pushed her all-time assist total to over 5,000 this season. Henry signed a letter of intent to play college volleyball at Duquesne University.
Jaynie Pulte (senior, Marian swimming) – Pulte had a tremendous year for the Mustangs picking up an individual championship in the 50-yard freestyle and All-State honors in the 100-yard butterfly. It was the second consecutive season she won the Division 1 50-yard freestyle and her time of 23.23 was a new record. Pulte signed a letter of intent to swim at Stanford.
Elena Miller (junior, Lahser cross country) – Elena Miller helped the Knights qualify for the state finals as a team and helped the girls win the Oakland County Championships. She finished 43rd at the state finals and 11th place at the County Championships. The junior earned all-county, all-league and all-region honors, as well as individual academic all-state honors by having a 3.8 grade point average or higher and finishing in the top half of the finals race.
Devin Church (senior, Brother Rice football) – Church led Brother Rice High School to a Division 2 championship this year with over 240 yards in the finals and he racked up over 900 yards in the playoffs. He also set a new single season rushing record for the Warriors this season. Church earned a full scholarship to Northern Illinois to play football.
Sarah Kilbride (sophomore, Andover girls swimming) – As just a sophomore, Kilbride qualified for the state finals early in the season in two events – the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard individual medley. She finished 19th in both races at the Division 2 finals with a 1:10.39 in the 100-yard breaststroke and a 2:16.10 200 yard individual medley.
Will Neef (senior, Andover soccer) – Neef was the leading scorer with 15 goals this season on a Barons team that made a run all the way to the state semifinals. He scored goals in both regional games, including the game-winner against Trenton in the regional finals, and the semifinal game against Avondale.
Rishi Patel (sophomore, Detroit Country Day tennis) – As the No. 3 singles for the Yellowjackets, Patel won the individual championship in Division 3 in two sets (6-1, 6-1) over the top seed Mike Kincaid from St. Joseph. The freshman breezed through the tournament and didn’t lose a single set.
Tariq Akeel (senior; Detroit Country Day soccer) – One of the top soccer players in the state of Michigan helped Country Day reach and win the Division 3 soccer finals this season. Akeel was the leading scorer on team with 12 goals and also had 10 assists this season. The senior will play soccer at Brown next year.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. Final results will be posted on Friday, Dec. 9.
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