Varsity Travel Players of the Week

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The fall sports season is underway and already several players have turned in strong performances. Here’s a look at the first Varsity Travel Players of the Week.


Clara Agawa-BerkshireName: Clara Agawa
School: Berkshire
Grade: 10
Stats: Score two goals in Berkshire’s 4-1 season-opening win over Garrettsville Garfield
Coach’s Quote: “Clara is a much improved player from her freshman year,” said Berkshire coach Rick Nerone. “Clara is the quiet type who lets her play do the talking for her. She should be in line to have a breakout sophomore season.”
Notable: Agawa also runs track and carries a 4.0 GPA.
Mykayla Askew-MadisonName: Mykayla Askew
School: Madison
Grade: 10
Stats: Scored four goals with an assist in two games on back-to-back days
Coach’s Quote: “Mykayla hit the ground running and picked up exactly where she left off last season,” said Madison coach Chad Butler. “She is constantly a threat to the opposing defense, regardless of where she gets the ball and the numbers she takes on. Her intensity on the field is only surpassed in the classroom. She settles for nothing less than the best and is one of the highest ranked of her class.”
Notable: Askew finished her freshman season with 13 goals and 11 assists.
Morgan Gabriel-WickliffeName: Morgan Gabriel
School: Wickliffe
Grade: 9
Stats: Scored three goals in varsity debut against Parma, a 4-1 win
Coach’s Quote: “Morgan played aggressively within the formation to be in the right area and took advantage of the opportunities she had to score a hat trick in her first varsity game,” said Wickliffe coach Steve Gribovicz. “Morgan’s work ethic helps her achieve success in the classroom as well as on the field and in other sports. She is a tireless worker who allows her actions to speak for her.”
Notable: Gabriel is the lone freshman starter at Wickliffe.
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Dylan Goldberg-HawkenName: Dylan Goldberg
School: Hawken
Grade: 11
Stats: Finished Week 1 undefeated with wins over Orange, Beachwood and Laurel as well as a third place finish in the WRA Doubles Invitational
Coach’s Quote: “Dylan possesses strong strategic and technical strengths and has started the season off great,” said Hawken coach Brian Smallwood. “Her ability to problem-solve during matches and use her transition game has led to her early success.”
Notable: Goldberg carries a 3.68 GPA and volunteers with Friendship Circle, a program for special needs children, and also serves on the Menorah Park Philanthropy Board and is a member of Students With A Purpose and Support HELP.
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The creator and publisher of, 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, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the 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.