A spotlight on the Times’ bay area players of the week.
Female Hot Shot: Courtney Vogler, Academy of the Holy Names
Skinny: The outside hitter had 23 kills in Holy Names’ 13-25, 25-20, 32-30, 20-25, 15-13 win against Berkeley Prep in Thursday’s Class 4A, District 10 final. AHN’s win snapped the Bucs’ 11-year district championship run. Vogler, a UNC commit, had a key block to give AHN a two-point lead late in the fifth set. Moments later she delivered the match-winning kill. “Without that kind of performance, we wouldn’t have beaten Berkeley for the first time that, we think, ever,” Holy Names coach Jeff Davis said “It was monumental performance.
Male Hot Shot: Noah Siegrist, Hudson
Skinny: The senior running back joined the 1,000-plus club after Friday’s big win, which clinched a playoff spot for the Cobras. Siegrist had 182 yards on 29 carries against district foe River Ridge and scored Hudson’s first two touchdowns. In six games this season, he has rushed for more than 100 yards, and he is an integral piece of a breakout Hudson team that relies on its ground game. “Our defense has been good, but now we can score, too,” coach Mark Kantor said in practice last week. “Without that, you just can’t do anything.” Siegrist has scored 10 touchdowns this year.