Athlete of the Week: Chelsea Johnson, Dover High School

Chelsea Johnson in action against CR in 2018 (Delaware State News file photo).

Dover High field hockey’s Chelsea Johnson was voted by readers as the Week 6 Delaware State News Athlete of the Week for her performance on the field.

Johnson, a junior attack, scored one of the Senators’ two goals in a 2-1 win over Woodbridge High Oct. 8.

She followed it up with a two-goal performance in the team’s 4-0 shutout win over Henlopen North opponent Sussex Central High in the Turf Bowl at University of Delaware Oct. 12.

Johnson, who has scored seven goals with five assists in 12 games for the 7-3-2 Senators, becomes the second Dover field hockey player to grab Athlete of the Week this season. She joins teammate and Week 3 winner Superia Clark.

Johnson reeled in close to half of the 535 votes to earn the award.

A pair of Smyrna High athletes — senior linebacker Darryl “Debo” Williams and senior field hockey player Lexi Moore — also received votes. It was the second consecutive nomination for Williams.

Athlete of the Week nominations

The Delaware State News is featuring a high school Athlete of the Week each week during the 2019-2020 school year.

The Athlete of the Week is nominated and chosen by our readers. The nominating period starts at 2 p.m. on Friday and ends at noon on Monday. A voting period follows from 5 p.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday.

This process is performed exclusively online. When nominating an athlete, please include name, school and sport as well as a photo and brief description of why he or she deserves that week’s honor.

All nominations must be high school varsity athletes and come from high schools within Kent or Sussex counties. The winner appears in print and online each Friday.

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