Vote Now: Bloomfield Hills Athlete of the Winter Season
Vote from a list of very deserving candidates on who should be named the Patch Athlete of the Season from the Bloomfield Hills area.
The Bloomfield area high schools had a lot of great performances this season. We want to hear from our readers which one they thought was the best.
Be sure to vote by 9 p.m. Friday, April 13. Final results will be posted on Monday, April 16.
Here are the candidates:
Yante Maten; Soph. Basketball – Yante Maten is a beast. The Lahser High School sophomore averaged a double-double during the regular season with 15 points, 12 rebounds and five block shots. He helped lead his team to titles in the Oakland Activities Association Gold division and the district. In the playoffs, he averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and six blocks.
Shannon Wilson; Soph. Basketball – The Andover High School sophomore was a honorable mention on the Associated Press Class A Girls First Team. She had a tremendous season, leading the Barons in scoring, assists and steals. She averaged over 14 points per game along with five rebounds and five assists. Wilson also shined in big moments. In February alone, she hit two game-winning shots. Wilson clinched a division title with a layup in the final 10 seconds in a 54-53 win over Ferndale. Earlier in the month, she drained a one-handed jumper before the buzzer to give Andover a 36-35 win over Royal Oak.
Brody Wagerson; Sr. Wrestling – The Andover wrestler had a great senior season. At the Palace of Auburn Hills, he finished All-State in the 215 pound weight class. Wagerson finished the year with a 41-7 overall record. He won an Oakland Activities Association Blue Division individual title and finished second at the Oakland County meet.
Mackenzie MacEachern; Sr. Hockey – Mackenzie MacEachern is a special hockey player. The Brother Rice High School senior finished the year with 42 goals and 48 assists for an astounding 90 points. He won Mr. Hockey honors, as voted on by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association, and earned Division 2 All-State honors. MacEachern helped lead the Warriors to a state with four goals in his team’s 5-0 win over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Eastern Northern in the semifinals and a goal in a 4-1 win over Grosse Pointe South in the finals.
Joe Abrash; Sr. Swimming – Joe Abrash is leaving Andover as one of the best swimmers in school history. He made the Andover top 10 list for his swimming accomplishments. The co-captain of the Barons team finished All-State in three events at the Division 2 state finals. He finished in sixth place (21.95) in the 50 yard freestyle, seventh place in the 200 yard freestyle relay (1:28.54) and 400 yard freestyle relay (3:14.83). He also competed in the 100 yard freestyle and finished in 13th place (48.44). At the Oakland County Championship, Abrash place in the top 15 in both the 50 and 100 yard freestyle races.