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FANS CHOICE MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles

Reader poll

Fans Choice Male Athlete of the Week

  • Matt Jones, Dacula baseball 10%
  • Alex Makarenko, Peachtree Ridge tennis 29%
  • Nate Williams, Collins Hill baseball 50%
  • Thomas Wilson, Buford track and field 11%

1158 total votes.

Each week during the spring sports season the Daily Post will honor a Fans Choice Male Athlete of the Week based on fan voting during the week at www.gwinnettprepsports.com. Voting begins Monday morning and closes at noon on Thursday. The winner will be honored in the print and web versions of the Daily Post. MOBILE USERS: Click here to vote.

This week's candidates are:

Matt Jones

School: Dacula

Sport: Baseball

Last week: Delivered a walk-off, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning in a victory over Archer; finished the game 2-for-4

Alex Makarenko

School: Peachtree Ridge

Sport: Tennis

Last week: Won the No. 1 singles match against Mill Creek, helping the Lions clinch the Region 7-AAAAAA title

Nate Williams

School: Collins Hill

Sport: Baseball

Last week: Tossed a one-hitter with five strikeouts and also went 2-for-3 with a double in a victory over Duluth

Thomas Wilson

School: Buford

Sport: Track and field

Last week: Helped the Wolves win the Region 7-AAA title with first-place finishes in the 200- and 400-meter runs