Europe athletes of the week
London Central High School
Dillon-Wasserman, a sophomore, posted 12, aces 10 kills and eight digs as the Lady Bobcats split matches on Saturday, losing to powerful Rota in five games before rebounding to down defending European runner-up Baumholder, also in five.
“With our senior starter Micana Gallaway out of action with a family emergency, Alyssa was forced to carry more than her normal heavy load of spiking, serving and defense,” London Central coach Susan Payne wrote Monday. “She kept the team fighting through two marathon five-game matches, and her leadership played a big part in the eventual victory over Baumholder.”
Payne also praised her sophomore’s court sense. But Dillon-Wasserman, who has been averaging 6 kills, 5 service aces and 5 digs per match, cited other reasons for her good play.
“Volleyball is such an adrenaline rush,” she wrote.—Selected by Stars and Stripes staff
Patch High School
Lindsay, a senior All-European, completed 24 of 31 passes for 368 yards and five touchdowns Saturday, bringing his team almost all the way back from a 20-6 second-quarter deficit at Naples. Naples prevailed, 35-34, by batting down a two-point conversion pass from Lindsay with 2:11 left in the game.
“The team is down about losing a chance to play the first home game of the playoffs,” said Patch coach John Jackson, “but the players know we have a good chance of playing Nov. 5 in the [European] championship game.”
Going into the Panthers’ final regular-season game, at home Saturday against Aviano, Lindsay has completed 57 of 82 passes for 1,046 yards and 12 touchdowns. He has been intercepted just three times.