Buffalo Wild Wings: Athlete of the Week 2019-20

Athletes of the Week: 10/7/2019 – 10/20/2019

Male Athlete of the Week:

Name: Landon Palmer

Sport: Football

Stats: 1055 yards passing this season, 9 passing touchdowns, 72% completion percentage, 2 rushing touchdowns on the year.

Coaches Comments: Landon is a Senior captain and has been a great leader on this team. He had one of his best games of the season and his career this past Friday against rival Lebanon. He threw for 277 yards with 2 touchdowns. He completed 20/25 of his passes making his completion percentage 80%. He also ran the ball for 37 yards with another touchdown on the ground. Landon was calm and collected the whole night and it showed in the stats. He looks to continue this success this Friday in Springboro’s last home game of the regular season and senior night against Trotwood. The game will be determining the GWOC National Division Champion and help in the fight for a chance to host a playoff game.

Female Athlete of the Week:

Name Abby Nugent

Sport: Girls Tennis

Stats: 9-0 record, 1st at GWOC, 1st at the sectional tournament, named Co-GWOC player of the year, and STATE CHAMPION

Coaches Comments: Abby had a tremendous regular season and she continued that success into the post-season. She was undefeated in the regular season and then placed first at the GWOC tournament for singles. She then went on the win the sectional tournament. She qualified for the state tournament after placing second at the district tournament. At the state tournament the first day she defeated Angelica Ross (1-6, 6-0, 6-2) and Lily Black (6-4, 6-2). Then the second day at state in the semi-finals she had a hard fought win against Cassie Alcala (6-4, 5-7, 6-0). Then in the state championship she faced Ananya Aggarwal and won in only two games (6-4, 7-5). She became Springboro’s first Div. 1 Girls Tennis State Champion and the first overall State Champion since 2011. Great Season Abby!

Athletes of the Week: 9/23/2019 – 10/6/2019

Male Athlete of the Week:

Name: Luke Lawrence

Sport: Boys Golf

Stats: 78 at GWOC, 1st Team All GWOC, Shot 74 at the sectional tournament.

Coaches Comments: Luke has down really well this year and even better in the later half of the season. Shooting a 78 at GWOC and then a 74 at the sectional tournament. He also finished in the top among the GWOC and was named 1st team All Conference.

Female Athlete of the Week:

Name Abby Nugent

Sport: Girls Tennis

Stats: 9-0 record, 1st at GWOC, 1st at the sectional tournament.

Coaches Comments: Abby has been great addition to the team this year. She has become undefeated in the regular season going 9-0. She also won 1st at GWOC for singles. She won the sectionals tournament after beating 4 other players and not losing a single game. She will be continuing districts on Thursday.

Athletes of the Week: 9/9/2019 – 9/22/2019

Male Athlete of the Week:

Name: Tommy Mitchell

Sport: Boys Soccer

Stats: 2 Goals, 3 Assist in the past 3 games.

Coaches Comments: Tommy led the Panthers with 2 goals and 3 assist over the past 3 games. During this stretch it included state-ranked #10 Lakota East, #12 Northmont, and #8 Carroll.The teams overall record through these three games was 2-1.. This helped propel Springboro from #5 in the area to #3 in the area this past week.


Female Athlete of the Week:

Name: Emily Grotjan

Sport: Girls Golf

Stats: 9-Hole average – 42, 7th in GWOC

Coaches Comments: Emily is having a great senior season. She’s a great leader on and off the course and leads our team in the lowest season average. Emily shot a season low 38 against Sycamore (9 holes) and 74 at the Lady Elk Invitational (18 holes).



Athletes of the Week: 8/26/2019 – 9/8/2019

Male Athlete of the Week:

Name: Jordan Gilkison

Sport: Boys Golf

Stats: 9-Hole Avg. is 35.1 (Best in GWOC), Individual medalist in the 2 tournaments played this past 2 weeks.

Coaches Comments: Jordan has had an unbelievable junior year thus far. He is combined 12 – under par in 10 events this year and has been the individual medalist in 7/10 of those events.


Female Athlete of the Week:

Name: Natalie Haverland

Sport: Girls Soccer

Stats: Leads the team with 5 goals and 1 assist.

Coaches Comments: She had 3 goals and an assist in the Springfield win during the past two weeks. She is a 4 year Letterman and a senior captain that has lead us to a 4-0-1 start with a #2 area ranking and also #11 in the state.


Athletes of the Week: 8/01/2019 – 8/25/2019

8/01/2019 – 8/25/2019


Male Athlete of the Week:
Name: Aidan Kraus
Sport: Cross Country
Stats: Senior – Regional 5th place finalist in ’19 Track and Field, 11th place at Moeller Invitational
Comments: Aidan has come a long way since his first season of Cross Country. Through injury and surgery during the 2018-2019 seasons he has had to rebuild his running from the start. This past weekend at Moeller, Aidan was second on the team and 11th overall at Primetime event. His 17:00 5k time beats his career personal best already in the first meet of the season. His previous career best was in October of 2018. Aidan is looking to achieve a state qualifying birth this season. He is also a captain of the Springboro Cross Country Team
Female Athlete of the Week:
Name: Mia Pagliarini
Sport: Volleyball
Stats: 9 Aces, 39 Digs, and 2.2 Pass Rate
Comments: Our nomination for Athlete of the Week is senior libero, Mia Pagliarini. While she leads the team in digs and serve receive pass rate, Mia’s communication and competitive drive is what makes her stand out on the court. Her work ethic and vocal leadership is vital to our team’s success.