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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week (10/30/2023)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff
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Here are the candidates for SBLive's Missouri High School Athlete of the Week as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced the following week. If you would like to nominate an athlete in the future, please email


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Lorin Boutte, Francis Howell softball

Drove in four runs on two hits to help the Vikings pick up an 8-0 win over Blue Springs South in the Class 5 championship game on Friday.

KeyShawn Boyd, Cape Central football

The Tigers rolled to a 45-3 win over Mehlville on Friday behind a three-touchdown night from Boyd.

Katrina Cantwell, Fair Grove girls cross country

The freshman took home the Class 3 District 2 title with a time of 19:57.27 – winning by nearly 20 seconds – in the race held in Lamar. It was her third win of the season.

Brady Carlton, Carthage football

The first-year starting quarterback ran for three touchdowns and threw another to help the Tigers beat Sedalia Smith-Cotton, 42-7, on Friday.

Trevor Codak, Eureka football

The sophomore running back opened the scoring with three touchdowns in the first quarter of the Wildcats' 52-0 win against Parkway South.

Sarah Ding, John Burroughs field hockey

A junior, Ding scored two goals and had two assists as the Bombers defeated St. Joseph's Academy 4-0 to win the Midwest Field Hockey Tournament state championship on Saturday and finished the season undefeated at 20-0-2.

Alyssa Dirden, Scott City girls volleyball

In a Class 2 sectional game on Thursday, she had 12 kills, 12 digs, 3 blocks and 3 aces as the Rams won 3-0 against Portageville.

Maddox Duncan, Francis Howell football

Duncan carried seven times for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' 76-47 win over visiting Vianney. 

Tanner Franklin, Raymore-Peculiar football

The senior safety had three interceptions and returned one for a touchdown in a 20-10 loss to Lee’s Summit on Friday.

Lannah Grigg, Thomas Jefferson girls volleyball

She had 17 kills, 10 blocks, 7 digs and five aces for the Cavaliers in a 3-1 win over College Heights Christian on Tuesday in the Class 1 District 10 finals.

Kelsie Holtmeyer, Washington softball

She had an RBI in the 3-1 win over Helias Catholic in the Class 4 championship game on Friday and, in the semifinals on Thursday, went 2-for-3 with two runs and three RBIs in a 16-1 in over Parkway West.

Kenyan Larkin, St. Joseph Central boys swimming and diving

Competing in the Greater Kansas City Suburban Conference meet on Saturday, he broke the Indians’ school record in the butterfly with a time of 53.91 seconds.

Jaiden LaViolette, Jefferson City football

The Jays rolled to a 63-16 win over Fulton on Friday with LaViolette running for four first-half touchdowns. He had touchdowns on the first three drives and the Jays had eight touchdowns and nearly 500 yards rushing in the first half.

Justin Lehn, St. Pius X (Festus) football

Lehn carried 31 times for 386 yards – both season highs – and four touchdowns and added 11 tackles and two sacks in the Lancers' 33-14 win over Priory on Friday. 

Elmin Lemes, Bayless boys soccer

The senior scored four goals in an 8-0 win over Brentwood on Oct. 24.

Caleb Lepant, Ozark boys soccer

In a 5-1 win over Sedalia Smith-Cotton on Thursday, he broke the school's single-season goal record with his 34th.

Emmy Lock, Carrollton softball

Her solo home run in the third inning — which followed Taylor Pierson’s solo blast — provided the difference in the 4-3 win over Chaffee in the Class 2 championship game on Friday.

Emery Mayfield, Fulton girls cross country

Win No. 5 of the season for the senior came on Saturday at the Class 4 District 2 meet in Nixa.

Cody McMullen, Liberty (Wentzville) football

The junior dual-great quarterback tossed four touchdown passes in a 49-0 win over Francis Howell North on Friday.

Chase Morris, Southern Boone football

The senior hauled in three touchdown passes from Austin Evans in a 47-23 win over Wright City on Friday.

Collin Parsons, Francis Howell Central football

The Spartans picked up their first playoff win in eight years and the senior carried the team in a 42-22 win over Columbia Hickman on Friday. He ran the ball 43 times for 341 yards and scored six touchdowns.

Diego Perez, Oak Grove boys soccer

In the final regular season game, a 7-0 win over Knob Roster on Wednesday, Perez became the Panthers’ and MSHSAA’s record holder for assists in a season with 40 in a season.

Casey Rooney, Kearney football

Rooney completed five of his eight passes for 155 yards and threw three touchdowns in the first quarter. The Bulldogs beat St. Joseph Benton, 56-6, on Friday for a seventh straight win.

Mia Ryan, St. Joseph’s Academy field hockey

The freshman scored a pair of goals in a 3-1 win over Cor Jesu Academy on Thursday.

Marco Sansone, St. Louis University High football

The senior quarterback tossed three touchdown passes and ran for a score in a 69-0 victory over visiting Hazelwood West. He completed nine of his 13 passes for 173 yards.

Mylen Simmons, Raytown South football

The senior ran for four touchdowns as the Cardinals picked up their eighth win of the year with a 35-14 win over Neosho on Friday.

Whitney Snow, La Plata softball

She struck out 19 in two games at the state final four and helped the Bulldogs claim the Class 1 title with a 9-0 win over Jamestown.

Santino Stiglianese, Republic boys soccer

He had both goals in a 2-1 win over Kickapoo on Wednesday — the first-ever win over the Chiefs in either varsity or JV action.

Abigail Tague, Lebanon girls cross country

She ran 18:46.4 to break the school record (18:53.13) which was set in 2007 to take third place at the Class 5 District 1 meet on Saturday.

Ethan Venable, Oakville football

The senior standout made an impact on both sides of the ball in the Tigers' 56-14 win over Northwest Cedar Hill. He ran for 172 yards and two TDs on 16 carries, caught a 53-yard touchdown pass, and recorded nine tackles and a season-high five sacks.

Kobe Westphal, Warrensburg football

Westphal ran for 129 yards and threw for 176 yards in a 30-28 win over Osage on Friday. He ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw another.

Kinzey Woody, Fatima softball

She went 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in the Class 3 championship for the Comets, who won 12-2 over St. Francis Borgia on Friday.

Mason Youmans, Fort Zumwalt West boys soccer

In a 6-1 win over Fort Zumwalt South on Thursday, he contributed two goals and two assists. 

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