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Your Turn: Vote for Patch Athlete of the Week

The nominees are: Deerfield's Jason Brown, New Trier's Courtney and Jessica Ackerman, Maine West's Alisha Barnaby, Glenbrook South's Keeley Nolan and Niles West's Ari Lazar.

Editor's note: To keep voting fair, we ask that you cast your vote by placing a comment below. Also, voting now ends Thursday, 5 p.m. Thanks!

The nominees for Patch Athlete of the Week, May 14 – May 20:

Jessica and Courtney Ackerman, juniors, track and field, New Trier – The twins doubled up in the distance races at the Class 3A state championships on Saturday. Courtney took second place in the 1600 and was sixth in the 3200 while Jessica was fourth in the 3200 and placed seventh in the 800. 

Alisha Barnaby, senior, track and field, Maine West - Barnaby took eighth place in the shot put for the Warriors, the best finish for Maine West at the track and field state championships. Barnaby threw 40 feet, 6.5 inches in Friday’s preliminary round for her best mark.

Keeley Nolan, senior, soccer, Glenbrook South - Nolan had a goal and an assist in the Titans’ 2-0 win over Carmel in the Class 3A Glenbrook South Regional championship. The win gave the Titans 12 victories in a row and Glenbrook South now faces Palatine on Tuesday in the sectional semifinals. 

Jason Brown, senior, tennis, Deerfield - Brown qualified for the tennis state championships by winning his sectional singles title. He defeated teammate Toby Ma in the finals, winning the first set, 6-2, before a default in the second set. Brown took third in last year’s state championships. 

Ari Lazar, senior, gymnastics, Niles West - Lazar took fifth on the pommel horse with a score of 8.7 at the second annual Senior All-Star meet at Niles North. Lazar helped the Central Suburban League to a fourth-place finish out of the eight conferences who had participants. 

Kim Reinke May 23, 2012 at 01:23 AM
I vote for the Ackermans
David Brackett May 23, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I vote for the Ackermans - amazing accomplishment!
carrol jones May 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I vote for Alisha Barnaby, her dedication and committment surely paid off. Princess I am very proud of you.
Renee Rempe May 24, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Ackerman twins! After their junior year, the girls have had 5 trips down state for cross country and track and medaled each team. Congrats Ackermans!
Maria DeLucia May 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM
Jason Brown!! Way to go!

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