In the second of a two-part announcement, ThisWeek has named the finalists for our Athlete of the Year awards for the eight spring sports.

Congratulations to all the athletes selected; your invitation to the ThisWeek Sports Awards banquet should arrive in the next few days. At the event, ThisWeek will announce the Super 12 boys basketball, girls basketball and wrestling teams as well as 18 honorable-mention players for each of those sports. Captains of those three teams will be announced at the banquet. The top five athletes in boys swimming and diving, girls swimming and diving, boys bowling, girls bowling, gymnastics, hockey, baseball, softball, boys track and field, girls track and field, boys lacrosse, girls lacrosse, boys tennis and boys volleyball will be recognized, with the Athlete of the Year being named for each of those sports.

In addition, ThisWeek will honor a Coach of the Year for each winter and spring sport.

All athletes and coaches must RSVP by May 17. The ThisWeek Sports Awards banquet is Thursday, May 24, at Villa Milano, 1630 Schrock Road, Columbus. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7. Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the banquet sponsor. The finalists from the winter sports were announced in April. The list can be viewed in the Top Athletes section of ThisWeekSPORTS.com.

Here are the spring sports finalists:

BASEBALL

Austin Becker, Big Walnut

Ben Gbur, Hilliard Darby

Mitch Milheim, Olentangy Liberty

Mitchell Smith, Pickerington North

Blake Storr, Marysville

SOFTBALL

Amaia Daniel, Delaware

Emily Daniel, Marysville

Emily Gant, Central Crossing

Sara Gockenbach, Groveport

Addie Kittel, Gahanna

BOYS LACROSSE

Cam Bowdy, Dublin Coffman

Jack DeSantis, DeSales

Kyle Milliron, Olentangy

Will Robbins, Upper Arlington

Skylar Wahlund, Olentangy Liberty

GIRLS LACROSSE

Lauren Farber, Upper Arlington

Megan Kozar, Upper Arlington

Mollie McCormack, Olentangy Liberty

Emily Rezabek, New Albany

Gabby Rothermund, Dublin Jerome

BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Bentley Azbell, Olentangy

Russell Burke, Gahanna

Kevin Gallagher, St. Charles

Aaric Gossett, Olentangy

Noah Platfoot, Hilliard Darby

BOYS TRACK & FIELD

Daevon Anderson, Hilliard Bradley

Lucas Bons, Dublin Coffman

Alec Frymier, Hilliard Bradley

Zach Harrison, Olentangy Orange

Brandon Mosher, Big Walnut

GIRLS TRACK & FIELD

Grace Frye, Olentangy Orange

Sophie Lewis, Hilliard Davidson

Madison Martinez, Gahanna

Abby Steiner, Dublin Coffman

Jaydan Wood, Pickerington Central

BOYS TENNIS

Stu Brdicka, Olentangy

Kai Britz, Thomas Worthington

Robert Cash, New Albany

Josh Cole, Upper Arlington

Nathan Jose, New Albany

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