Your Turn: Vote for Patch Athlete of the Week

Please helps us choose our Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 14 - Nov. 20: Maine West's Brittany Collins, Fenwick's Mimi Schneider, Glenbrook North's Rachel Blitt, Loyola Academy's Will Palivos and Highland Park's Lena Munzer.

Almost 1,000 people voted last week to make Glenbrook South's

The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, Nov. 14- Nov. 20 are:

Brittany Collins, sophomore, basketball center, Maine West – The 6-foot center isn’t planning on having any sophomore slumps in her second varsity basketball season as she scored a game-high 20 points in Maine West’s season-opening 55-35 loss to Palatine on Nov. 14. The Warriors will host their Tip-Off Classic tournament later this week.

Mimi Schneider, sophomore, girls swimming, Fenwick –Schneider racked up four victories at Saturday’s state championships, winning the 100-yard butterfly and swimming a leg in all three of Fenwick’s relay teams. Schneider finished the 100 fly in 53.57 seconds, more than one second ahead of runner-up Connie Hsu of Glenbard West. Her performance helped Fenwick take second place as a team.

Rachel Blitt, senior, basketball guard, Glenbrook North – Blitt scored a game-high 18 points in the Spartans’ 60-41 win over two-time defending CSL North champion Highland Park on Nov. 16. Blitt has been a big part of Glenbrook North’s 2-0 start this season after winning only 14 games combined in the previous two years.

Will Palivos, senior, football running back, Loyola Academy –Palivos accumulated 128 yards from scrimmage on Saturday, helping Loyola beat Glenbard North 28-13 and advance to the state championship game for the first time since 1993. The senior running back had a rushing touchdown in the second half as the Ramblers rallied back from a 13-0 halftime deficit.  

Lena Munzer, junior, basketball guard, Highland Park – Munzer scored 45 points in Highland Park’s 64-49 win over Grayslake North on Nov. 17 in the Mundelein Thanksgiving Tournament. Through the first three games of the season, Munzer is averaging 32.3 points per game.

Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Reporter Ross Jacobson (rjacobson2010@gmail.com). Nominations must be received by noon on Sunday for consideration. E-mails must include a picture of the athlete and detailed information (links to other media coverage are welcome) on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

Jim F November 23, 2011 at 03:34 AM
Mimi all the way!
Duffy November 23, 2011 at 03:11 PM
Duffy November 23, 2011 at 05:25 PM
Go Collins! Keep trying!!!
Joseph R. November 23, 2011 at 11:02 PM
Emily Stone November 28, 2011 at 02:43 PM
Hi Joseph, Ross is eager for suggestions for nominees from all Patch readers. There's no inside track. You can email him directly from the link next to his byline if you have a suggestion.


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