Wednesday, September 27, 2023

CVC Athletes of the Week

Athletes from Berkshire, Chagrin Falls, Fairport Harding, Grand Valley, Independence and West Geauga have been named the Chagrin Valley Conference Players of the Week.

Each player was nominated by his or her coach.

All statistics incurred during the week beginning Jan. 20 and ending Jan. 26.

Here’s a look at each Player of the Week by sport:


Josh IrwinName: Josh Irwin
School: West Geauga
Grade: 11
Stats: Scored 48 points with 26 rebounds and eight assists in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Josh is playing at an extremely high level right now,” West Geauga coach Jeff Javorek said. “He has posted a double-double in every game this year. He works extremely hard every day on his game.”


Malik MitchellName: Malik Mitchell
School: Grand Valley
Grade: 12
Stats: Averaged 20 points with 6.5 rebounds and hit 10 of 16 3-pointers
Coach’s Quote: “Grand Valley went 1-1 for the week beating Cardinal and then losing a heartbreaker to Independence 79-77,” Grand Valley coach Justin Turk said. “Malik scored 29 against Independence on 8-10 from 3. Malik is capable of being the best player on the floor on any given night.”

Kyle ZygmuntName: Kyle Zygmunt
School: Independence
Grade: 10
Stats: Averaged 15 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Kyle continues to be more than just a scorer for our team,” Independence coach Kyle Johnson said. “He sees the floor extremely well, is a willing passer, and does a great job of rebounding for a point guard.”



Lexi BoykName: Lexi Boyk
School: Berkshire
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 19 points with 17 steals, seven assists and six rebounds in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Lexi has been playing at such a high level this season and last week was no different,” Berkshire coach James Bosley said. “She had 10 steals in Wednesday’s game at Grand Valley to go along with 16 points. She continued on Saturday versus Trinity with another seven steals and five assists. Her energy really helps set the tone for our defense. Her teammates have really stepped up lately in a lot of areas on the defensive end and it’s been helping Lexi be even more effective.”

Kara McFaddenName: Kara McFadden
School: Fairport Harding
Grade: 9
Stats: Scored 68 points with 11 3-pointers, eight assists, eight rebounds, three steals and five blocked shots in three games
Coach’s Quote: “Kara is my freshman point guard who had a career-high 30 points and six 3-point shots made against Richmond Heights,” Fairport coach Ed Reed said.

Riley WilsonName: Riley Wilson
School: Independence
Grade: 12
Stats: Scored 46 points with 11 rebounds, three assists and six steals in two games
Coach’s Quote: “Riley was impactful and dominant in both games,” Independence coach Mike Marcinko said. “She really showed her abilities and versatility in a hard-fought Kirtland game by ball handling, scoring, defending, rebounding and being a team leader on the floor.”


Jonathan MaresName: Jonathan Mares
School: Chagrin Falls
Grade: 12
Stats: Finished the week 3-1 and improved to 17-9 overall
Coach’s Quote: “Jonathan is our senior leader and has come into his own this year as champ at the Badger Open and now a finalist at the Audrey Genovese Tournament this past weekend,” Chagrin Falls coach Peter Cimoroni said. “He leads our team in victories with 17. He works hard, has great athletic ability and all of the youth look to him as someone to emulate. He is a pleasure to coach and will be missed as he moves on to college this year.”

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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