First Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week by Babcock Ranch winner of 2022

Katie Ambrose, Gulf Coast High School basketball

Gulf Coast girls basketball player Katie Ambrose has been voted the Naples Daily News Athlete of the Week presented by Babcock Ranch for Dec. 13-Jan. 1.

Ambrose had gone viral on SportsCenter after nailing a three-pointer in the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational. She also averaged 10.3 points per game as the Sharks went 6-1 during that stretch. 

The next poll will be posted Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Winners receive an Athlete of the Week T-shirt, provided by BSN SPORTS.

Nominees are derived from scores and stats emailed in by Collier County’s coaches during the week. Coaches can email scores to [email protected]. The deadline for each night’s results is 10:30 p.m.

Previously:See who won the NDN Athlete of the Week for Dec. 6-11

And:Athlete of the Week for Nov. 29-Dec. 4 sponsored by Babcock Ranch

The News-Press Athlete of the Week sponsored by Babcock Ranch

The nominees for Dec. 13-Jan. 1 were:

Boys Basketball

Hasleem Cine, Golden Gate: Cine may have only scored three points against Largo, but his points were the most important. His trey at the buzzer gave Golden Gate a 58-57 win over Largo in the Holiday Hoopfest.

Girls Basketball

Katie Ambrose, Gulf Coast: Ambrose went viral on SportsCenter after hitting a three-pointer at the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational. In the span of Dec. 13-Jan. 1, she averaged 10.3 points per game.

Boys Soccer

Harvey Sarajian, Naples: In two matches against Cypress Lake and Estero, Sarajian tallied five goals and an assist.

Girls Soccer

Elaina Loden, Naples: Loden, a junior, had two goals in two games against Golden Gate and Estero.