Two SHS Athletes Nominated for “Athlete of the Year” in Cross Country

The fall nominations for the fourth-annual Journal Sentinel High School Sports Awards have been determined and the event, scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, will take place at the Riverside Theater in downtown Milwaukee.

During this red-carpet event, the Journal Sentinel will reveal its athletes of the year in each WIAA-sponsored sport as well as honor high school athletes who inspire the community by how they’ve overcome adversity or how they’ve contributed to their communities.

The winners of Journal Sentinel High School coach of the year, team of the year and overall athletes of the year for boys and girls will also be announced at the event.

Below are the fall sports player nominees, selected by preps sports editor Mark Stewart, in consultation with Journal Sentinel prep writer Curt Hogg. The selections were based on personal observations, all-state recognition and performance at state meets or tournaments.

Boys cross country: Lucas Florsheim, Shorewood; Cael Grotenhuis, Slinger; Nicholas Holmes, Nicolet; Gavin Kuhlenbeck, Sussex Hamilton; Ben Schnoor, Germantown; Josh Truchon, West Allis Hale; Alex Vance, Oconomowoc; Charlie Wesley, Arrowhead.

Girls cross country: Caroline Durham, Brookfield Central; Brittany Helm, Muskego; Rachel Helm Muskego; Bella Lozier, Shorewood; Julia Neustedter, Brookfield Central; Isabela Ross, Oak Creek; Kate Sperka, Muskego; Leane Willemse, Homestead.

Football: Brooks Blount, Waukesha West; Alex Current, Muskego; Chimere Dike, Waukesha North; Luke Fox, Catholic Memorial; Donavan Hunt, Brookfield East; Gavin Meyer Franklin; Tyler Tenner, Racine Lutheran; Nate Valcarcel, Whitnall; Trey Wedig, Kettle Moraine; Hunter Wohler, Muskego.

Girls golf: Sarah Balding, Brookfield Central; Meredith Boos, Catholic Memorial; Elise Hoven, Cedarburg; Rachel Kauflin, Wauwatosa; Sami Krutz, Brookfield Central; Holly Murphy, Badger; Julia Schilling, Kettle Moraine; Grace Suter, Oconomowoc.

Boys soccer: Gabe Anguil, Marquette; Alex Grow, Marquette; Langdon Gryglas, Arrowhead; Charlie Klimpel, Brookfield East; Erich Legut, Waukesha West; Will Navarre, Nicolet; Bennett Pauls, Sussex Hamilton; Luke Thew, Marquette.

Girls swimming and diving: Abby Carlson, Waukesha South/Mukwonago; Maya Novack, Cedarburg; Bella Smith, Whitnall; Cassie Stegner, Menomonee Falls/Sussex Hamilton; Sydney Stoll, Arrowhead; Lucy Thomas, Brookfield East; Reilly Tiltmann, Brookfield East; Abby Wanezek, Brookfield East.

Girls tennis: Autumn Bruno, Whitnall; Elena Deslongchamps, Whitefish Bay; Zaya Iderzul, Badger; Katie Kavanagh, Whitefish Bay; Sarah Gesner, The Prairie School; Lauren Landstrom, New Berlin Eisenhower; Jordan Schifano, DSHA; Elizabeth Sobieski, Muskego; Natalie Yang, Homestead.

Boys volleyball: Alex Freedy, Brookfield Central; Zach Frieseke, Marquette; Drew Jansen, Germantown; Nathan Klimisch, Kenosha Indian Trail; David Markes, Wauwatosa East; Matthew Spellman; Hans Stelpflug, Germantown; Nolan Wollmer, Whitefish Bay.

Girls volleyball: Emily Alan, Burlington; Tayler Alden, Oconomowoc; Kaley Blake, Burlington; Caitlin Crawford, Oconomowoc; Hailey Grocholski, Kettle Moraine; Aubrey Hamilton, Arrowhead; Sam Naber, Burlington; Julia Treichel, Wisconsin Lutheran; Katie Winkler, East Troy; Mckenna Wucherer, Brookfield Central.