Athletes of the Week Sept. 29

September 29, 2017
McKenna Boyle 

Just a seventh-grader at Mariner Middle School, this honor roll student has made quite a showing in the first two games of the field hockey season. She scored three goals in the 10-1 win over Georgetown Sept. 25, then followed up with four goals in the 10-0 win over Millsboro Sept. 27. "McKenna has really broken out in the first two games," said Mariner head coach Lyn Shoop. "She's amazing. The way she uses her footwork to get around to make a drive is spot-on." She loves science class and is involved with the AVID group at Mariner. When not playing hockey or softball, she likes hanging with her friends at the beach and fishing with her brother. 

Lindsay Monigle

“Little Lindsay is, like, so two years ago.” The senior version of the two-sport athlete is more long-legged and quick than when she was a sophomore. Now on the hockey field, she is a creator and finisher. Lindsay had a second-half hat trick at Delmar Sept. 21, getting the Vikings to 3-2 before the Wildcats went on to a final spree for a 6-3 victory. Monigle also had a hat trick for the lax team May 30 in a 19-7 state championship win over Saint Mark’s and had scored five goals in a win over Caravel. Lindsay leads the hockey team in scoring after five games with six goals.

Mya Parks

This Indian River senior captain is a near-impenetrable wall in goal for the Indians field hockey squad. In IR’s Sept. 21 game against Dover, Mya stopped an astounding 26 shots. Her team was outshot 30-7 in the contest, but Mya’s goalkeeping kept the Indians in the game for a 2-2 tie. Mya, a two-year starter at IR, has 42 saves and two shutouts in four games for the 2-0-2 Indians. Last fall, Mya kept the Indians within striking distance against five-time state champion Cape in the first round of the state tournament before they fell 2-0. This Dagsboro native has been playing field hockey since eighth grade. She also plays for Delaware Shore Field Hockey. 

Alyssa Whaley

A sophomore honors and Academic Challenge student at Cape, this setter pulled off a feat that is almost unheard-of in high school volleyball. She started out serving in the second game in the junior varsity match at Milford Sept. 26 and delivered 25 straight winning serves for the Vikings to win 25-0. Only three were returned, but they were quickly put away by her teammates. "I just learned the jump serve last week," she said. JV coach Pam Coupe said: "Alyssa is a very hard worker with a great work ethic. She is very coachable, and she works hard at practices, so when it comes to game time, she is ready to give her all." When not playing volleyball, she loves playing golf and going to the beach.