Athletes of the Week Sept. 17

September 17, 2021
Marlee Geppert

Marlee wears No. 99 for the Queens University Royals field hockey team, where she is a sophomore goalkeeper. Marlee has been a goalie since her days at Beacon Middle School, and she was in the cage for three Cape Henlopen Division I State Championships. Marlee has stepped it up in her sophomore season at Queens University, where she has started three games with a 1.76 goals against average. The team, 2-2, lost to Limestone University 3-0, and Marlee played the second half, yielding only one goal. Head coach Brandi Kist said of Geppert, “Marlee has been doing very well. She is extremely focused on her fundamentals and makes corrections easily. Her development since the spring is really coming along, and she is learning how to own her circle and organize defense."

Joey DeGregory

He’s a sophomore cross country runner for Cape who was sixth overall and Cape’s No. 3 man with a 17:30 clocking for 5K as the Vikings won the Lake Forest Invitational 35-42 over Caesar Rodney. Joey is an academic powerhouse with a GPA over 4.0, yet he still made a wrong turn in the middle of the Sept. 15 quad competition at Sussex Tech and got back to the pack to run 18:16, good for fifth place overall as Cape beat Indian River 19-40, Sussex Academy 16-44 and Sussex Tech 25-32.

Colleen Flynn

A junior cross country runner, Colleen was Cape’s No. 2 finisher and placed ninth overall with a time of 22:36 as the Vikings placed second to Caesar Rodney 41-50 at Saturday’s Lake Forest Invitational. She ran 22:50 and was Cape’s second finisher on Wednesday for seventh overall in a quad meet versus Sussex Tech, Indian River and Sussex Academy. Colleen transferred to Cape from Wisconsin. She takes all honors and Advanced Placement classes, and has a GPA over 4.0. “I love it already at Cape. It helped starting out the school year as a member of the cross country team. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming,” she said. 

Michael Daniello

A senior soccer player for the 3-0 Sussex Academy Seahawks, this up-and-down player is going to photobomb most action shots, and he just seems to be in every frame where the ball is contestable. In the first three games, Michael has racked up five goals and three assists, which included drawing a direct kick against Cape, then putting the ball onto the head of David Hawtof for a nifty first-half goal that proved to be the game-winner.

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