Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2016
GCS Player of the Week - February 4
Greenville County Schools would like to recognize our student-athletes by announcing a male and female "Player of the Week" presented by Ingles. Athletes are nominated by their coaches and athletic directors for their excellence on the court. This week’s winners are:
Alexandra Martinez, Wrestling, Hillcrest High. Alexandra is part of a small group of female wrestlers in the state, but that didn’t stop her from competing and placing in the Carolina Invitational. Alexandra got into wrestling after watching her older brother compete. At the Carolina Invitational, a state meet for JV and middle school wrestlers, Alexandra wrestled up a weight class and placed 3rd overall.
Dorian Hashim, Forward, Berea Bulldogs. Berea currently sits atop the Region-II AAA standings. Dorian helped keep the Bulldogs on top with big games in two big region contests. On the road at Blue Ridge, Dorian poured in 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. At home versus Chapman, Dorian got a double-double, grabbing 11 rebounds to go with 17 points.
Congratulations Alexandra Martinez and Dorian Hashim!
Here are the other finalists as submitted by their school:
Daniella Brueggeman, Berea Basketball – 20 pts, 8 rebs, 2 steals and 2 blocks vs Chapman
Luke Boalt, Blue Ridge Basketball - 21 pts, 14 rebs vs Berea
Farris Roach, Blue Ridge Basketball - Recognized as team leader by her coach
Davario Brown, Carolina Basketball – Two-way player who has shown steady improvement according to his coach. Averaging 11 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.5 apg and 2.5 steals per game.
Jakesha Herring, Carolina Basketball - Recognized as a team leader by her coach.
Zane Mitchell, Eastside Wrestling – Greenville County Champion, pinning his way through the field to be named Most Outstanding Wrestler
Jessica Garlington, Eastside Basketball – Surpassed the 1,000 point total this season, while averaging 15.7 ppg
Dorian Williams, Greenville Basketball – A/B Honor Roll student, averaging 12 ppg as a freshman. Led team to two big region wins last week.
Cameron Woodruff, Greer Basketball - Averaged 14 pts and 4 assists last week.
Diamon Shiflet, Greer Basketball - 18.2 ppg, 5 apg, 5 rpg, 4 spg and 1.8 blocks per game.
Travelle Westfield, Hillcrest Wrestling - First year wrestler, went 7-0 in region this year.
Stephen Garber, Riverside Wrestling - Region champion in heavyweight division.
Sarah Cline, Riverside Basketball - Recognized by coach for outstanding effort.
Reggie Wright, Southside Basketball - Leads Tigers in points and assists.
Brianna Lewis, Southside Basketball - Recognized by coach for work ethic and great attitude.
Jason Crumley, Travelers Rest Basketball – Averaging 16 ppg and 14 rpg vs Southside and Greer
Gracen Ledford, Travelers Rest Basketball – 11 points, 5 rebounds and shot 80% from the floor, including 3-3 from 3-point range
Jonah Collins/Nathan Rhoades, Wade Hampton Wrestling – Jonah won 3 matches, including bumping up a weight class, to qualify for Upper State tourney. Nathan finished 3rd at county tournament.
Sierra Foster/Savannah Vernon, Wade Hampton Basketball – Both averaged 13 ppg, 5rpg in three games last week
Hunter Strange/Alan Pennignton, Woodmont Wrestling – Hunter was County Champion at 152 lbs., Most Outstanding Wrestler. 40-5 this season. Alan was Region-I AAAA champion at 170 lbs with a 39-13 record.
Shaquaria McCarroll, Woodmont Basketball - Recognized as team leader by coach.