School Sports Are Back – And So Is Athlete of the Week!
BY HANNAH ROPP
Although COVID-19 has certainly changed the way student-athletes play sports this year, one thing will remain the same. Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health will be recognizing some of the outstanding performances from area student-athletes for the eighth consecutive year with the scholarship program Athlete of the Week.
And just like in the past, the community will have a say in who wins male and female Athlete of the Week and the $500 scholarship that goes with the title. Each week, The Morning Call sports staff will nominate three male and three female senior athletes from the area based on their performance the week prior. You can vote for the athlete you think deserves to win from Mondays, 5 p.m. until voting closes on Thursdays, 9 a.m. at mcall.com/athleteoftheweek.
In addition to the $500 scholarship, each male and female Athlete of the Week will also be eligible for the title of male and female Athlete of the Year and the accompanying $10,000 scholarship that will be awarded at the end of the 2021 school year.
Athlete of the Week, presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network and Coordinated Health, is the region’s largest scholarship program and has recognized over 250 student-athletes and awarded over $250,000 in scholarships. The program typically runs for 35 weeks and recognizes students who participate in a number of fall, winter and spring sports.