Six Athletes from five different schools have been named the Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference Athletes of the Week.

Each athlete was nominated by his or her coach. All statistics incurred from November 21st through November 26th.

Below is a look at each Athlete of the Week by sport:


Girls Basketball


Name: Addison Rhodes

Grade:  Freshmen

School: Crestview High School

Stats:  31.0 points per game, 12.5 rebounds per game, 3.5 steals per game, team went 2-0

Coaches Quote:  “Addison had a phenomenal debut week, as she scored 33 points in her first varsity game, then followed that up with a 29 point performance against Springfield. She is a tireless worker who competes on both ends of the court. She is also an excellent student and a high-character person!” according to head coach Aaron Blatch.


Name: Chloe Butler

Grade:  Junior

School: Newton Falls High School

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Stats:  In one game this week against Heartland Christian Chloe Butler record a Double Double scoring 10pts and grabbing a team of 18 rebounds!!! 

Coaches Quote:  “Chloe Butler is a highly self-motivated student-athlete. She requires very little extrinsic motivation and gravitates towards any activity that requires a challenge. Her calm demeanor and excellent verbal skills have created a student-athlete who is a natural leader and one that her fellow students and teammates will respect.   Chloe’s enthusiasm and optimism are contagious to everyone who interacts with her.  ” according to head coach Mark Baker.


Name: Bella Meyer

Grade:  Junior

School: Champion High School

Stats:  24.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 6.5 steals per game, 10 3 pointers made at 40%

Coaches Quote: Bella had a fantastic week for our Lady Flashes.  She averaged 24.5 ppg and is also our leading rebounder and leads us in steals.  Against Nile’s triangle and two defense and multiple double teams she had a career high of 32 points including 7 3-pointers.  We are proud of Bella’s efforts and leadership on the court,” according to head coach Michael Cole.



Boys Basketball


Name: Ian Erb

Grade:  Junior

School: Mineral Ridge High School

Stats: 9 pts, 4 rebs, 2 assists, 1 steal

Coaches Quote: “Ian has set the tone for our program from a focus standpoint. His focus on each practice and game is high level.  He takes each drill, game, etc. seriously and his teammates feed off of that,” according to head coach Eric Harper.


Name: Mac Haidet

Grade:  Senior

School: Newton Falls High School

Stats:  In our 53-41 win over Ravenna: 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals

Coaches Quote: “Not only did Mac lead our team in points, rebounds, assists, and steals in our 53-41 win over Ravenna—he handled the ball all night long in the face of intense defensive pressure.” according to head coach Roy Sembach. 



Name: Tagen Simpson

Grade:  Sophomore

School: Jackson Milton High School

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Stats:   N/A

Coaches Quote:  “Tagen continually worked hard and showed improvement throughout the entire pre-season. ” according to head coach Brian Weidenthal.