Vote Now: Pick Our Next Patch Athlete of the Week
Vote for your favorite prep sports athlete in the southwest suburbs or write in an athlete you think deserves recognition.
Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week of the southwest for the week ending Oct. 23.
Vote for one of the following (or write in your own candidate in the comments):
Bolingbrook High School: Aaron Bailey, junior, quarterback. Bailey completed 6-of-8 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and also rushed 10 times for 135 yards in a regular-season finale win over Lockport.
Lemont High School: Damon Aleman, senior, quarterback. Aleman helped Lemont complete a perfect regular season by completing 6-of-10 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns in the last game of the regular season.
Benet: Kim Simmons, senior; Madeline Carney, senior, tennis players: Simmons and Carney won three matches to earn Benet six team points in the state meet. The Redwings finished tied for 15th overall.
Downers Grove South: Amanda Thate, freshman, cross country runner: Thate finished third overall (17 minutes, 56 seconds) to help the Mustangs advance as a team from the Lyons Regional to the Lockport Sectional.
Hinsdale South: Sarah Leganski, freshman, cross country runner: Leganski helped the Hornets advance from the Lyons Regional to the Lockport Sectional with a team-best time of 18 minutes, 31 seconds. She placed ninth overall.
Romeoville High School: Aron Nava, senior, cross country runner. Nava became one of five individuals to advance from the Plainfield South Regional to the Lockport Sectional. He's the only Romeoville runner in sectionals.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.
The winner will be recognized on Patch sites in the southwest suburban network on Friday, Oct. 28. Weekly winners will also be eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.