Vote here to help choose the Patch Athlete of the Week of Oakland County for the week ending Feb. 15. Last week’s poll winner was Andrew Napieraj, a member of the Brother Rice varsity wrestling team.
Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments:
James Young, Troy High School (boys basketball): James Young did it again. He hit a go-ahead 3-point play with 16 seconds left in overtime to put Troy ahead of Oak Park 68-65 on Senior Night last Thursday. On the Knights' final possession, he sealed the win with a steal. The win helped Troy keep pace with Ferndale for first place in the league. Young had six of his team’s seven points in overtime. The junior finished the game with 30 points and 18 rebounds. And oh yeah, MSU coach Tom Izzo was there.
Vtech Fuchs, Royal Oak High School (swimming): At the Oakland Activities Association Blue league meet last week, Vtech Fuchs was “Senior of the Meet” with first place finishes in the 50 yard freestyle (22.63) and the 100 yard backstroke. He also was part of the 200 yard freestyle relay team that finished in third place and the 400 yard freestyle team that finished in second.
Kelly Lunghamer, Marian High School (skiing): Lunghamer won the Giant Slalom at the Southeastern Michigan Ski League (SEMSL) Championships on Monday at Alpine Valley. She edged out Mallory Slicker from Walled Lake Central with a time of 36.17. Lunghamer will compete in the state finals on Monday for the Mustangs.
Shannon Wilson, Andover High School (girls basketball): With six seconds left in the game, the sophomore hit a game-winning layup Friday in a 54-53 win over Ferndale to give her team sole possession of the OAA Blue division title. Wilson finished the game with nine points, eight assists and five rebounds. She also led the Bloomfield Hills team with 19 points and eight steals in a 51-36 win over Birmingham Seaholm on Tuesday.
Attention Coaches: Nominate Your Athletes
Email nominations to Patch sportswriter Mike Niziolek. Nominations must be received by noon Friday for consideration for the next week's poll. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Season recognition.
Past Winners and Nominees
- Athlete of the Week Feb. 6-11: Tyler McCullough, Royal Oak High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Troy Chen, Troy High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 23-27: John Yurich, West Bloomfield High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 16-20: Jacob Dotson, Ferndale High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 9-13: Ashley Moskal, Avondale High School
- Athlete of the Week Jan. 2-6: Aarica McCray, Berkley High School