We are giving readers the opportunity this year to choose our Buffalo News Prep Talk Athletes of the Week.
You can vote in the poll embedded below until noon Thursday. The voting is now closed.
Each Athlete of the Week winner will be eligible for the Athlete of the Year poll conducted in the spring.
To nominate an athlete, send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night.
Here are this week's candidates:
- Brooke Becker, Frontier/Lake Shore/Orchard Park, hockey — Tallied six goals and an assist in pair of wins for defending state champions.
- Shay Ciezki, St. Mary’s, basketball — Freshman scored 26 points with nine assists in varsity debut, leading Lancers to 61-point victory over defending Class B champions Fredonia.
- Essence Julien, Buffalo Seminary, indoor track — Freshman won 600-meter dash and anchored winning 1,600 relay in program’s first-ever indoor meet.
- Emma Roland, Williamsville, hockey — Racked up 11 goals during 3-0 start to lead the WNYGVIHF.
- Rachel Romanowski, Williamsville East, basketball — Averaged 18.3 points in three Flames’ victories and was named MVP of Sacred Heart Tournament.
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