NSW Awards // Male Athlete of the Year // Season 12

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Four seniors and a pair of juniors qualify for the prestigious award. Ryan Risky runs us through the nominees for Male Athlete of the Year presented by Molly Maids of the Aurora Naperville Area.

The Nominees

Naperville North: Tom Welch, Soccer & Basketball

Naperville Central: Payton Thorne, Football & Basketball

Naperville Central: Thomas Shilgalis, Cross Country; Track & Field

Metea Valley: Zach Pearce, Hockey

Neuqua Valley: Ben Foy, Lacrosse

Waubonsie Valley: Will Troy, Golf & Hockey

The Winner

Being a dominant two sport athlete and committing to a rising Division I basketball program made our choice pretty easy. Congratulations to Naperville North Soccer and Basketball star Tom Welch as he earned Male Athlete of the Year.

You can check out all of these athletes in action in our Boys Sports Highlights!