It’s time again to vote for the West Michigan Conference Player of the Week, sponsored by Complete Restoration & Cleaning Services, Inc.
The nominees have been selected and the fan poll created. We need your votes.
Six fall sports athletes from the conference who stood out in competitions Sept. 11-16, 2023, have been nominated by CatchMark SportsNet.
Time for you to vote, over and over. The poll can be found at the bottom of this story after brief capsules on the nominees. The poll closes at noon Friday, Sept. 22.
Athletes are listed alphabetically:
JOSELUIS ANDAVERDE, Hart football
After missing a large share of his junior season last year because of injury, Andaverde is off to a great start to his senior campaign. In last Friday’s wild 54-41 nonleague victory over Stockbridge at Olivet College, the 5-foot-10, 160-pounder rushed for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 30 carries. Andaverde scored on runs of 3, 53, 4, and 44 yards, plus he converted a pair of two-point conversion runs
CAMERON GUNSELL, Ludington football
Ludington lost a tough one to Oakridge Friday at home, 29-21, but Gunsell had a big night for the Orioles. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound quarterback ran the ball 32 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns. He scored on runs of 1, 1, and 5 yards as Ludington built a 21-7 lead early in the third quarter before Oakridge rallied. Gunsell also completed 11 of 20 passes for 201 yards.
JESSICA JAZWINSKI, Hart cross country
The Pirates’ junior has pretty much picked up where she left off in track season and from her state championship cross country campaign in 2022. After finishing runner-up at the Pete Moss Invite in Benzie Central, Jazwinski placed first in two events last week. She ran 18:17.8 to win a WMC Rivers Division jamboree last Tuesday in Shelby, then posted a season-best 17:29.2 in winning the Ottawa Hills Invitational on Friday.
MASON MULNIX, Whitehall soccer
Whitehall’s boys soccer team picked up two big wins last week and Mulnix was a key factor in both victories. In a 3-1 upset of visiting Ludington last Monday, Mulnix netted a pair of goals. Two days later, in the Vikings’ 3-2 home win over rival Montague, the junior forward/midfielder scored a first-half goal and he assisted on Evan Jud’s game-winning tally with 5:15 left in the contest.
SIDNEY SHEPHERD, Whitehall volleyball
The 5-foot-8 setter has been a constant for the Vikings during her time on the varsity. Shepherd is a key to Whitehall’s success in her junior year. In Saturday’s Zeeland Invite, she totaled 68 assists, six aces, and three blocks as the Vikings finished 2-2 on the day and faced nothing but Division 1 opponents.
ALISSA WYNN, Montague volleyball
The 5-foot senior libero and defensive specialist delivered a solid performance last week for the Wildcats. In a WMC Lakes Division sweep of Orchard View on Tuesday, Winn had seven aces, five digs, and two assists. In four matches at the Cadillac Tournament on Saturday, she totaled 26 digs, seven aces, and five assists.
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