It’s time to vote for the Zeal Credit Union September Athlete of the Month
All voters will be entered to win a $100 Gift Card*, courtesy of Zeal Credit Union. Don’t see your school’s athletes represented? Send a note to your athletic administrator or director to nominate an October Athlete of the Month.
Makari Paige – Varsity Football – West Bloomfield High School
Makari Paige has been an exceptional young man since he arrived at West Bloomfield HS. Makari is a high character student athlete who leads by example every day. Paige is an All State football player and an honor roll student. In addition to the awards that Makari has received, he was selected as a captain on his high school football team. Makari is committed to attend and play football at the University of Michigan.
Evan Akkashian – Varsity Soccer – Roeper High School
Evan Akkashian has started the Roughriders’ season out strong and has a great presence on the field. He was named a MIAC August Athlete of the Month.
Lauren Sielicki – Varsity Swimming – Marian High School
Lauren has won all her events in 3 meets we have had this season!
Emily Van Dyke – Varsity Volleyball – Southfield Christian High School
Senior Emily Van Dyke has helped lead the Lady Eagle Volleyball to an early season #1 ranking in the state in Division IV with a great showing at the West Bloomfield Tournament where the Eagles defeated Troy High, Waterford Mott and Southfield A&T. They also recently defeated defending conference champion and state ranked Charyl Stockwell in 5 sets. In the match Van Dyke set a new school record with 32 kills.
Van Dyke is the school’s all-time leader in kills surpassing the 1,000 kill mark last season. She is also the all-time leader in aces. Van Dyke is verbally committed to NCAA Division I Abliene Christian in Texas.
Lauren King – Varsity Volleyball – West Bloomfield High School
Lauren excels in the classroom and on the court as an athlete and a leader. Whenever Lauren is on the court, there is a sense of high energy and accountability for the entire team. Lauren has played a pivotal role in this program for the past 4 years with an increasingly higher impact every year. She has led the team in kills and blocks for the 2017 and 2018 season and currently leads in both for the 2019 season. More than anything though, Lauren is a humble and kind leader that wants the best for her team. She pushes herself to the limit on a daily basis and is always setting a positive example for the team.
*high school athletes are not eligible to win the $100 raffle gift card for voters due to MHSAA eligibility bylaws