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Patch MVP: Who's the Athlete of the Week?

A new lead back? A breakaway runner? Or a volleyball attacker? Who will hear the biggest roar from the crowd in voting for Joliet Patch's Athlete of the Week, Aug. 26-Sept. 1?

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.

Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link — .)

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. 6.
  2. Commenting on the article.
  3. Share more photos of your favorite Patch athlete.

There is one more way for you to become a more interactive fan: Sign up to become a Patch sports blogger. ().

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Ron Kremer September 06, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Austin leads by 4 votes. All three candidates within 10 votes. Voting is open until 9 p.m. Thursday.
BusyMom September 07, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Tyler Reitz deserves a lot of credit- he played well last season but was overshadowed by Malin and Issac.... He has definitely stepped up and showed that he has what it takes
Mr. Joliet September 07, 2012 at 04:15 PM
Congrats goes out to Tyler Reitz .. He's a great kid and a tough back. Love his style of running. If you dare stand in front of him he'll lower that shoulder and steamroll you. I've seen the kid pancake quite a few would be tacklers. Keep up the great work Reitz.
Ron Kremer September 07, 2012 at 04:19 PM
You'd never know he weighs 190 pounds, would you?
Anashay Love September 17, 2012 at 12:36 PM
TT Austin deserves it good luck big sis

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