Varsity Travel Players of the Week

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Athletes from Chagrin Falls, Geneva, North, Perry and South have been named Varsity Travel Players of the Week.

Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach and selected based on their performances from Monday, April 16 through Sunday, April 22, 2018.

Learn more about these outstanding athletes below.

BASEBALL

Colin KennedyName: Colin Kennedy
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 12
Stats: Batted 1.000 (6-for-6) with two doubles, two runs batted in and a run scored. Also pitched four scoreless innings to pick up his third win on the mound
Coach’s Quote: “Colin couldn’t do much more for us this past week,” said Chagrin Falls coach Michael Sweeney. “He was perfect at the plate in six plate appearances and did not allow a run in the four innings he pitched. I think I would take that every week.”
Notable: The third of the Kennedy brothers to play at Chagrin Falls, Colin plans to play baseball in college.
Cam ShrevesName: Cam Shreves
School: North
Grade: 12
Stats: Did not allow a run and struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings of work in a 3-2 win over Bay; also went 1-for-2 at the plate with an RBI and a walk
Coach’s Quote: “Cam Shreves continues to put up phenomenal pitching numbers,” said North coach Kyle Stahlberg. “This past Friday, Cam continued with his great season off the mound by beating Bay High School at Progressive Field.”
Notable: Shreves holds a 1.598 earned run averages and has struck out 26 in 30 2/3 innings of work this season.
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SOFTBALL

Riley FrizellName: Riley Frizell
School: South
Grade: 10
Stats: Batted .500 (5-for-10) with a double, three home runs, five runs scored, nine runs batted in, two stolen bases and walked six times; also went 1-0 in the circle with five strikeouts and a one-inning save
Coach’s Quote: “Riley had a great week for the Lady Rebels,” said South coach Erin Dodson. “She is such a consistent and powerful hitter. She leads our team in RBI, extra-base hits and average.”
Notable: Frizell, a University of Missouri commitment who carries a 3.6 GPA, also works with “Stay in Softball,” an organization which helps to provide underprivileged programs with equipment and uniforms and also hosts clinics.
Sara HartleName: Sara Hartle
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 9
Stats: Batted .636 (7-for-11) with two doubles, four runs scored and 12 runs batted in
Coach’s Quote: “Sara is a great addition to our program,” said Chagrin Falls coach Greg Munn. “She showed us in the gym she could hit during preseason workouts and it has carried it over to the field as well. She’s a hard worker and a very good contact hitter. As a freshman, she led the way offensively in our three wins last week and has a very bright future ahead of her.”
Notable: Hartle, who carries a 3.72 GPA, has not struck out in 30 plate appearances and also plays the French horn with the Northeast Ohio Regional Orchestra.
Olivia MoonName: Olivia Moon
School: Perry
Grade: 11
Stats: Moon recorded a 0.532 earned run average in 26 1/3 innings with 38 strikeouts and also batted .471
Coach’s Quote: “Olivia’s performance over the last week has been one of the best I have seen from a pitching perspective,” said Perry coach Joe Medlen. “In the off season, Liv works extremely hard and it’s starting to show.”
Notable: Moon carries a 3.87 GPA in all honors courses.

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TRACK

Alex BryanName: Alex Bryan
School: Geneva
Grade: 12
Stats: Anchored the 4×800 relay team with a 1:58 split; the 4×200 team with a 23.8, the 4×400 with a 53.4 and ran the open 400 in 51.97 seconds
Coach’s Quote: “Alex is the epitome of a team player,” said Geneva coach Emily Long. “He does this week after week. He was on three different relays and only one open event. He stepped in and gave up being in an open event to do the 4×200 because another athlete was sick. He would do anything to help the team.”
Notable: Bryan, who will run track at Mount Union, carries a 3.44 grade point average.
 

COACHES: NOMINATE YOUR PLAYERS

Coaches, click HERE to nominate your athletes for the Varsity Travel Players of the Week. Athletes from all Northeast Ohio schools are eligible for the award and nominations are due by midnight every Tuesday.

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