BRATTLEBORO — This season’s first two Brattleboro Reformer Athlete of the Week winners have at least one thing in common.
They can fly.
Bellows Falls varsity field hockey player Maya Waryas, who turned on the jets before scoring the game-winning goal against Hartford and then used her blazing speed to get a hat trick versus Keene, received 147 votes to earn the honor for Oct. 4-10.
“She is a fantastic player!!” wrote Patricia Trombley on her online ballot.
The junior helped the Terriers to an 8-0 record and the top seed in the upcoming Division 1 state tournament.
“She works so hard all year to always improve her skills! She puts her all into it!” noted BF fan Donna Harty.
Waryas and speedy classmate Abby Broadley (last week’s winner) are now in the running for one of the Marina’s $25 athlete of the season prizes.
The nominees for the Oct. 11-17 athlete of the week are shown below. In order to vote, simply go to www.facebook.com/ReformerSports and “like” your choice.
The Bellows Falls quarterback completed 23 of his 45 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns during his team’s 28-21 loss to Brattleboro on Wednesday.
When the Twin Valley varsity boys soccer team zipped Springfield 8-0, he ended up with one goal and a team-high three assists.
The Brattleboro Union High School varsity boys cross-country runner won Saturday’s race in Windsor in a time of 21:12, nipping runner-up Ryan Smith by just two seconds.
The junior keeper made five saves to earn a shutout when the Leland & Gray varsity boys soccer team topped Bellows Falls 3-0.