It is time to vote for the next Metro Detroit Player of the Week poll for spring athletes. Check out this week’s nominees and vote as often as you want in the poll at the bottom until 9 a.m. on Friday.
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Ava Bradshaw, South Lyon softball
The freshman pitching machine was once again brilliant on Saturday, picking up two shutout wins in the district semifinals and finals. First, she struck out 12 Salem batters and allowed just three hits in a 7-0 win in the semis. She then shut out mighty South Lyon East with a seven strikeout performance in a 5-0 win.
Audrey DaDamio, Birmingham Seaholm track and field
DaDamio capped her stellar career by claiming three astonishing Division 1 individual titles by winning the 800, 1600 and 3200. DaDamio set the Seaholm school record in the 1600 with a 4:44.38. In the 800, DaDamio surged to a new personal best time of 2:11.95. In the 3200, she still had enough left in her legs to claim a four-second victory in 10:22.11.
Julia Fliegner, Detroit Country Day tennis
Fliegner gave up a just single point across her four matches on her way to capturing a Division 3 state title in No. 1 singles. She won the final match, 6-0 and 6-1 over Julia Gurne of Pontiac Notre Dame Prep as Country Day claimed its fifth-straight team title.
Karrington Gordon, Lincoln Park track and field
After a stellar basketball season, Gordon had an incredible track season this spring and capped it off with an individual title. Competing in the D1 high jump, Gordon lept to a mark of 5-feet-7. That was the second-best mark of her high school career.
Ben Haas, Clarkston track and field
The senior went out in style the the D1 state meet as he had a new personal best throw of 57-feet-8.5 to win the men’s shot put competition. It was his best throw by over 2.5 feet.
Kaila Jackson, Detroit Renaissance track and field
Jackson had an incredible individual day by winning both the 100 meter and 200 meter dash at the D1 finals. The junior ran a 11.70 into a headwind to record the second-fastest state championship time ever. She also took the 200 title with a 24.01 to make her the fourth-fastest runner in state championship history in the event. She was also on the 4×100 team that ran a blazing time of 45.56 to set a new all-time Michigan state record.
Opal Jackson, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North track and field
Jackson had no problem taking the Division 1 state title in the girls shot put at D1 states as her winning mark of 47-feet-3.25 was nearly 2.5 feet better than the next competitor. She also took third in discus with a mark of 140-feet-1.
Moorea McNalley, Clarkston Everest Collegiate tennis
McNalley was the No. 1 singles champion in Division 4, winning every set along the way. She capped her championshio day in dominant fashion by defeating Lilly Bobrowski of Traverse City St. Francis, 6-0 and 6-0.
Tamaal Myers II, Detroit Cass Tech track and field
Myers, a junior, won both hurdles championships races at the Division 1 finals at East Kentwood. He captured the 110 title in 14.26 and the 300 in 37.87.
Udodi Onwuzurike, Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice track and field
In the 200 meter dash prelims at D1 states, Onwuzurike set the overall state championship record with a blazing 21.01. More impressively, he did it by running into a headwind measuring a little over 7 mph. He went on to win the 200 finals with another fast time of 21.23. He also claimed the 100 meter dash title with a time of 10.55, which is only 0.02 second from matching the Division 1 state championship record.
Brock Porter, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s baseball
In a 10-1 win over Detroit Country Day in the D2 district finals, Porter had 13 strikeouts and gave up just one hit in six innings of work.
Nonah Waldron, Oak Park track and field
Nonah Waldron led a one-two-three finish for Oak Park in the Division 1 100 meter hurdles finals with a time of 13.72. Waldron’s time makes her the seventh-fastest 100 meter hurdler in state history, and she’s only a sophomore. Waldron also won the 300 hurdles in 43.17
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