Europe Athletes of the Week: Oct. 4, 2012

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Everett Plocek

Ramstein golf

Last week - Plocek, a junior who finished fourth in last year’s DODDS-Europe golf tournament, fired the school system’s top score of the year last Thursday on his home course at Woodlawn.
Plocek opened his round with 15 straight pars to card a one-over 71. Under the modified Stableford scoring systems the high schools use, that translates to 45 points earned before he first missed par.
Plocek’s round sparked unbeaten Ramstein to a 170-51 romp over runner-up SHAPE in a four-team tournament, not the first time that’s happened.
“Everett motivates all of his teammates and when he gets on a roll,” Ramstein coach Jeff Pellaton emailed on Monday. “Everyone ratchets up a notch.”

Marina Fortun

Patch tennis

Last week - Fortun, a freshman, completed her third straight 8-0 match at No. 2 singles and second-straight 6-0, 6-0 victory at No. 1 doubles Saturday at Schweinfurt. She downed Gabriela Mendez-Beltran 8-0 and teamed with Christine Young to blank Mendez-Beltran and Krystal Lopez 6-0, 6-0 in doubles.

“She has ground strokes which are almost of professional quality,” said Patch coach Walter Fritz. “She’s one of the few girls who has a swinging volley.”

Fritz said Fortun is challenging his top singles player, unbeaten Eugenia Srodowski, falling to the No. 1 just 8-5 in last week’s challenge match.

For the season, Fortun has been part of just one losing game for unbeaten Patch, which has opened 27-0 against three Division II teams.

Fortun, who’s 24-0 in singles games, and Young defeated the Hohenfels duo of Caroline and Emily Bourgeois 6-1, 6-0 on opening day. Since that first set, she and Young have gone 30-0.


Everett Plocek, a junior at Ramstein who finished fourth in last year's DODDS-Europe golf championships, had the best round of golf so far this year in DODDS-Europe. His Stableford score of 53 earned him honors as Stars and Stripes' male Athlete of the Week.
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