Choose Deerfield’s Athlete of the Year

With Warriors winning Patch athlete of the week honors for the northern suburbs two of the last three weeks, it is time for Deerfield Patch readers to pick the athlete of the year.

After athletes from earned over competitors from other north suburban high schools , it is time for readers to nominate and select the athlete of the year for 2011. 

became the second winner Sunday after leading the Warriors to a victory over state powerhouse Glenbrook North Dec. 9. Illinois state diving champion won three weeks ago. 

Though this reader based poll is not scientific, it shows when an athlete from Deerfield is nominated the community shows its support of the youth. Now it is time to choose Patch’s Deerfield athlete of the year. 

Patch will not be nominating any of the contenders nor choosing the winner. All that will be done by the readers. Make your nomination in the comments section to this story before midnight Dec. 24. Feel free to write as much or as little as you like. 

The five people receiving the highest number of nominations will become finalists. The story with the reader’s ballot to select the athlete of the year will appear Dec. 26. Then it will be the readers’ turn to vote for the winner. The results will be published Jan. 2. 

There have been some memorable moments in Deerfield sports this year besides the accomplishments of Purdy and Alfieri. The . competed in the State Meet in both gymnastics and swimming.

 was second in Illinois in the shot put and third in discus. was third in the triple jump. The and three wrestlers —,  and —went to the State Meet. There were plenty of other outstanding performances. 

Was there a strong athletic performance this year by someone other than a Warrior? Feel free to consider outstanding accomplishments by adults, junior high athletes or others. 

Choose from these and any of the ones we did not mention. The most votes for the top five athletes secures a nomination on the final ballot.

Howie Gilman December 20, 2011 at 03:38 AM
What about the Basketball Team? They won their second straight regional championship after losing 8 Seniors from the year before. Sam Sternberg, Jack Carney, and Josh Schur should all be nominated. Sternberg led the team in rebounds and assists, Carney led the team in points, and Schur was second in points, and first in steals and blocks. All three of these guys should be up for nomination. Bennett Lavin should also be up for nomination as he was an All-State Golfer.
Dan Shaltiel December 20, 2011 at 10:57 PM
A lot of great Athlets in Deerfield this year, But, Gotta vote for Erin Purdy= THE 2011 State Champion, diving. Any other Deerfield High School Student win a state title? I dont think so, So Erin Is the most deserving. Honorable mentions Must go out to Joey Calistri, for his 4 year insane Goal scoring records for DHS Soccer. Also, some of the Frosh/ Soph students, had great years.. You gotta recognize Mike Alfieri and Porter for their accomplishements in Hoops . Ian Kelsey for his Mastery on the GOLF COURSE, specifically the 31. Amazing! Also, a thumbs up for Jason Shaltiel, 2011 Frosh Record for Batting avg and On base % for the baseball team and the triple crown winner for his summer 2011 club team. Overalll ERIN PURDY and CALISTRI are 1-2 for athletes of most worthy title of ATHLETES OF THE YEAR! In the opinion of this writer. Congrats to all the great athelets in Deerfield! Dan Shaltiel
A concerned DHS Parent December 20, 2011 at 11:06 PM
Have to agree with Dan...State Title=Athlete of the year!
Dan Shaltiel December 21, 2011 at 02:24 AM
Howie above, Agree with a "TEAM" of year possibly., per your suggestion. I was answering for "athlete of year", meaning one person
Steve Sadin December 21, 2011 at 03:43 AM
Feel free to nominate a team of the year as Howie did. If the team hits the top five it will be on the final athlete of the year ballot.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »