Varsity Travel Players of the Week

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Lexi Hammer

Athletes from Beachwood, NDCL and Riverside have been named Varsity Travel Players of the Week.

Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach and selected based on their performances during the week ending Sunday, Jan. 7.

Amanda ApanaviciusName: Amanda Apanavicius
School: Riverside
Grade: 12
Sport: Basketball
Stats: Scored 18 points with seven rebounds and three blocked shots in a win over Chardon
Coach’s Quote: “Without her play on both ends of the floor, getting a win at Chardon probably wouldn’t have happened,” said Riverside coach Joel Wolf. “It was clearly a team win led by Amanda.”
Notable: Apanavicius will continue her education and playing career at Edinboro University.
Jameson CampbellName: Jameson Campbell
School: Riverside
Grade: 12
Sport: Basketball
Stats: Scored 23 points with four rebounds, three steals and six 3-pointers in a win over University School
Coach’s Quote: “Jameson started the game shooting the ball extremely well,” said Riverside coach Matt Grendel. “He carried the scoring load for us in the first half. It was good to see him shooting the ball with confidence and making some big shots for us. I look forward to seeing Jameson build off of this.”
Notable: Campbell played in the Ohio Varsity Underclassmen Showcase at Ursuline College last March.
Lexi HammerName: Lexi Hammer
School: NDCL
Grade: 12
Sport: Basketball
Stats: Scored 34 points (15-of-30) with 20 rebounds, nine assists, 14 steals and a blocked shot in two games including a triple-double in a win over Beaumont
Coach’s Quote: “Lexi was outstanding on both ends of the court,” said NDCL coach Joe Spicuzza. “She made pivotal plays during critical parts of both games.”
Notable: Hammer, who carries a 4.08 grade point average, interned this summer at the Cleveland Clinic, where she spent time working in Cardiovascular Radiology with Dr. William Kwon.
Cam ThomasName: Cam Thomas
School: Beachwood
Grade: 12
Sport: Basketball
Stats: Recorded 37 points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals in two wins
Coach’s Quote: “Cam has helped lead the Bison to a current 7-3 record and has stepped up as a senior leader by constantly bringing great effort and energy,” said Beachwood coach Jon Mannarino.
Notable: Thomas is averaging 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2.5 steals per game this season.

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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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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.