Five 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 January 9th through January 14th.

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


Girls Basketball


Name: Ava Bucey

Grade:  Freshmen

School:  Crestview High School

Stats: 14 points vs. Liberty, 11 points vs. Hubbard, 2-0 record

Coaches Quote:  “Ava is getting better every game, as a result of her tremendous work ethic. She has emerged as a young leader on our team and is playing well on both ends of the court. In our last two games, she has shot 6/7 from the 3-point line and helped lead us to two wins. I’m proud of Ava and very excited about her future! ,” according to head coach Aaron Blatch.


Name: Madeline Shirkey

Grade:  Senior

School: Garfield High School

Stats:  Vs. Brookfield 15 pts 4 reb 5 ast –  Vs. LaBrae 15 pts 4 reb 6 ast 3 stl 3 blks – Vs. Springfield Local 6 pts 4 reb 2 ast 1 stl

Coaches Quote:  “Madeline had a big week for us offensively and defensively.  She raised her game against quality opponents this past week and used her length to defend 2 of the top players in both tiers.  Madeline has continued to get better offensively this season and has become a big part of our mid-season success,” according to head coach Aaron Gilbert.


Name: Sophia Hook

Grade:  Junior

School: Brookfield High School

Stats:  23.0 ppg, 9.7 rpg, 4.3 apg, 4.1 spg

Coaches Quote:  “Sophia was our leading scorer last week with wins against Garfield, Campbell, and Mineral Ridge. Sophia is one of the hardest working individuals I have ever been around. She has the first in the gym and last one to leave mentality,” according to head coach Ken Forsythe.


Name: Jah’nya Dorsey

Grade:  Senior

School: Labrae High School

Stats: 3 games – 16.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.3 spg

Coaches Quote:  “Jah’nya has provided us with solid scoring and rebounding this week.  Jah’nya is a very strong player.  When she posts up and plays with physicality, good things happen,” according to head coach Mandy Rowe.


Boys Basketball

Name: Ryen Romigh

Grade:  Sophomore

School: Jackson Milton High School

Stats: Over the last week Ryen has averaged 15.5ppg. 

Coaches Quote: “Ryen has averaged 15.5ppg over the last week. In our win over Mineral Ridge, Ryen scored 18 points and did a phenomenal job commanding our offense. We were short handed due to injuries and illness, but Ryen did a great job following the game plan exactly how it was laid out. He helped us control the tempo and come away with a much needed victory,” according to head coach Stephen Procopio.