UPDATE: JCA's Dana Nowaczyk is Patch MVP

Joliet Catholic Academy's Dana Nowaczyk came up big in the Angels' volleyball victory over Waubonsie Valley. She also came up big in voting for Patch's MVP, Sept. 2-9. Nowaczyk is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.

Your Joliet Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these prep sports MVPs—each of whom is Athlete of the Week at his or her school—by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll.

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Read more about this week's MVPs in the photo gallery, and show your support for them by:

  1. Voting in the poll, which is open until 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13.
  2. Commenting on the article.
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Judy Scorza September 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Did you pick a favorite and vote yet?
Tina Walker September 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Devyn is definitely the best athlete! Have you seen his golf swing? Amazing! Pro Tour, here he comes!!
michelle fraser September 12, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Devin Boswell has my vote for athlete of the week.
JESUS PATINO September 13, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Brittney Lange is an amazing volleyball player, her hits and blocks are out of this world! Definitely the best athlete of the week!
Cate Peloquin September 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Devyn has my vote!!! Amazing guy and athlete!!!
Ron Kremer (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Tight race between Boswell and Lange, JT West vs. JT Central. Polls are open until 9 p.m. Thursday.
Hal Nungester September 13, 2012 at 02:48 PM
Devyn is the only one of the 3 that has ridden his bicycle over 300 miles each year for 3 consecutive years to help the children of Haiti.
Sue Borella September 13, 2012 at 04:17 PM
My vote goes to Dana Nowaczyk! Not only did she play volleyball on Team USA last summer and is overall great team player, she loves to help out with various youth camps and clinics in her spare time passing the love of the game on.
Anna Menietti September 13, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Devyn Boswell
Robin L. Gerth Slinkard September 13, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Devyn's got the Slinkard's vote! We love you! Go get em' Dev!
mike cereana September 13, 2012 at 09:01 PM
dana is by far the best athlete! no question about it.
trent wallace September 13, 2012 at 09:10 PM
voted for my man devyn 2nd best player on the team. wouldnt be who we are without him. joliet boys golf is going all the way!!!!
Robin September 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Devyn Boswell has my vote.
Carly September 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Dana is hands down an amazing player. She plays for the top volleyball club in the area. Shes taught me everything I know. Dana is a great teammate keeps a smile on her face on and off the court. Dana's a go to girl for anything I know I can always count on her. She defiantly deserves to win.


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