Week 5 Athlete of the Week nominees

Each week during the 2019-2020 school year, there will be an Athlete of the Week feature.

The Delaware State News Athlete of the Week will be nominated and chosen completely by our readers.

There will be a nominating period starting on Fridays at 2 p.m. and going through Monday at noon. A voting period will follow from Monday at 5 p.m. through Wednesday at 5 p.m. This will happen every week during the high school sports seasons.

This process will all be done online. You can find the Athlete of the Week nominating link on our website, delawarestatenews.net. 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 county.

The winner will appear in print and online each Friday.

Click on this link to vote for this week’s Athlete of the Week.

This week’s nominations include:

Brynn Rifino – Smyrna junior, field hockey

Rifino, in her first season as the varsity goalkeeper for Smyrna field hockey, had a 15-save shutout performance against Dover before following it up with a 23-save performance against powerhouse Delmar High on Oct. 1. She faced a barrage of 32 shots against the Wildcats. Rifino capped the week with eight saves in a 2-0 shutout over Milford on Oct. 3.

Lyod Coutilien – Caesar Rodney senior, boys’ soccer

The Caesar Rodney striker scored two goals in the Riders’ 3-2 victory over Sussex Tech. The win was the fifth one-goal victory of the season for C.R. as it pushed its record to 7-2 on the season.

Darryl Williams – Smyrna senior, football

Williams, a senior linebacker, recorded 16 tackles and 3 sacks in Smyrna High’s 28-0 shutout of Sussex Tech on Oct. 4.

Javon Peace – Dover senior, football

The Dover High running back rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns in the Senators’ loss to Milford on Oct. 4. He also had two other touchdowns of 57 and 52 yards called back by penalty.

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