The athletic departments at Lakota West and Lakota East high schools recently named their athletes of the week. Senior Jon Campbell and sophomore Brooke Broda were honored at Lakota West, while freshman Abbie VanFossen and junior Matt Rice received the honor at Lakota East.
Last week, Campbell scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Middletown Sept. 13. Campbell scored the game winner in the 72nd minute. Campbell, who is a midfielder, also helped the Firebirds to a 3-0 win against Fairfield Sept. 15. He is a big reason why the Firebirds (4-3-1 overall) are off to a 3-0 start in the Greater Miami Conference.
Broda finished in first place at No. 1 singles at last week’s Greater Cincinnati Tennis Coaches Association Tournament, Sept. 15, 17. Broda (photo) won the championship with wins against Ursuline’s Mehvish Safdar, who played on the state champion doubles team in 2010, and against Notre Dame’s Sandy Niehaus, who won the Division I singles state championship last year.
VanFossen led the cross country squad to a first-place finish at the Brookeville Invitational Sept. 10. Her time of 19:05 was fastest time posted among the 83 girl competitors. In her three races this fall, VanFossen has posted the fastest time among her teammates.
Also at the Brookeville Invitational, Rice posted the second fastest time among the 72 boy competitors. Rice’s time helped Lakota East to a first-place finish at the event. In four races this fall, Rice has posted the fastest time twice among his teammates. This past Saturday, he finished 16th at the Alliance Invitational.