In the midst of winter and fall sports battles for attention, top student-athletes are emerging. After a weekend of cross country meets, soccer takes center stage alongside football and long distance runners. Notable athletes include Preston Wright and Tay’juan Leslie-Farmer, who shone in their recent regional semifinal football games, and Selvin Banegas Rodas, who led Belleview to an undefeated record in soccer.
The audience is invited to vote once per hour for their favorite athlete on social media, with voting closing on Thursday at 2 p.m. Results will be posted Friday morning.
Marion County playoff football teams are also highlighted, with Preston Wright leading in the football category with 4 passing TDs, while Selvin Banegas Rodas led the soccer category with 4 goals and 1 assist in just three games. Other standout athletes from various sports include Hunter Duncan in soccer, Cedric McFadden in cross country, and Gianna Meccia in soccer.
These star student-athletes are making a significant impact on their respective sports and should not be missed in future competitions.