Vote Now: Patch Athlete of the Week, May 7-12
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in Oakland County or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition. You have until Friday at 9 a.m. to register your vote!
Vote here to help choose the Patch Athlete of the Week of Oakland County for the week ending May 12.
Last week, Birmingham Seaholm baseball player Spencer Eick won the Athlete of the Week poll.
Vote for one of the following athletes, or write in your own candidate in the comments:
Kathy Quigley – Seaholm High School (Lacrosse): Kathy Quigley helped the Birmingham United varsity girls lacrosse team go 3-0 last week. She had three goals and three assists in a 22-6 win over Lake Orion to start the week on Monday. On Thursday, she had three goals in a 14-8 win over Sacred Heart and on Friday she had five more goals and two assists in a big 14-2 win over Troy.
Emerson Misch – Andover High School (Baseball): Emerson Misch was a difference-maker for the Andover High School varsity baseball team this week. He was the offensive standout for the Barson in a 6-1 win over district rival Lahser on Wednesday with two hits, two runs and two RBI. He was the winning pitcher in a 10-0 five inning game on Tuesday, striking out six batters. In two mercy rule wins on Saturday over Lamphere, Misch hit a homerun and had two RBI in the first game. In the second game, he hit an RBI single.
Haley Zemmer – Troy Athens High School (Softball): Haley Zemmer continues to dominate from the softball mound. She helped the Troy Athens varsity softball team clinch a share of a division title on Wednesday by sweeping a doubleheader over Avondale 9-1 and 14-3 (six innings). She pitched complete games in both wins and striking out 14 batters. Over the weekend at the 34th annual Fred Pieper Softball Tournament, she won three games on the first day of the tournament and struck out over 30 batters. Zemmer won Patch Athlete of the Week honors in April.
Tess Wilberding – Seaholm High School (Track and Field): Tess Wilberding won two races at the Oakland Activities Association Blue league championships last week to help the Seaholm girls win the meet and its division. Wilberding won the 1,600-meter (5:17.02) and 3,200-meter races (11:12.66). The Maples beat city-rival Birmingham Groves by 20 points to take first place at the meet (153 to 133).
- April 30-May 4: Seaholm’s Spencer Eick
- April 23-28: Andover’s Tim Zobl
- April 16-21: Athens’ Haley Zemmer
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.