Vote Now: Patch Athlete of the Week, May 28-June 2
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 June 2.
Last week, Lahser starting pitcher Neal Krentz won the Athlete of the Week poll to give the school its second straight winner.
Vote for one of the following or write in your own candidate in the comments:
Erin Finn – West Bloomfield High School (track and field): Erin Finn set a new all division record Saturday at the Division 1 state finals in the 3,200 meter run. She won an individual title with a time of 10:17.86. Finn broke Rochester’s Megan Goethal’s 2010 record by nearly five seconds (10:22.75).
Haley Zemmer – Troy Athens High School (softball): The pitcher helped Athens capture the school’s first district title since 1997. Zemmer hit a two-run homerun in the first game to give her team an early 3-0 lead in the district semifinals. The Red Hawks went on to win 6-2 and Zemmer was the winning pitcher, going seven innings and striking out five. In the district finals, she pitched a complete game strike out in a 9-0 win over Rochester Adams, striking out 10. On the day at the plate, she was 4-for-8 with three runs and two RBIs.
Melissa Palmer – Troy Athens High School (softball): Melissa Palmer kept getting on base for Athens at districts Saturday. In the district semifinals and finals, she went a combined 7-for-9 with three runs, two RBIs and two stolen bases.
Lexie Brisson-Fast – Ferndale High School (soccer): Lexie Brisson-Fast helped Ferndale capture a district crown Saturday with three goals in a 5-0 win over Hazel Park. After the Vikings held her team scoreless for 20 minutes, the senior scored twice to the Eagles an advantage and help pave the way for the school’s first district title.
Kyle Redwine – Avondale High School (Track and Field): Kyle Redwine helped the Andover boys win the Division 2 state title Saturday at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. Redwine won an individual title in the 100-meter dash with a time of 10.53. He was also part of the Yellow Jackets’ 400-meter relay team (Henry Paul, Jeff Douglas, Myles Wright) that won a title with a time of 42.83.
Kendall Baisden – Detroit Country Day High School (track and field): Kendall Baisden had a good day at the Division 2 state finals meet Saturday. Baisden beat her own Division 2 record (54.91) in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.58 on her way to a third straight individual title in the race. She was also part of Country Day’s 400-meter and 800-meter teams that captured titles.
- May 14-19: Lahser’s Mollie Fox
- May 7-12: Andover’s Emerson Misch
- 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.