European athletes of the week
Last week: Sublousky, a senior wide receiver, raced down the left side on a streak route with no time left on the clock Saturday at Heidelberg and hauled in quarterback Jackson Knox’s third TD pass of the game to give the Royals a 26-20 conference-title-clinching victory over the Lions.
Sublousky’s play completed a miracle final minute for the Royals, who blocked a Heidelberg field-goal try with 59 seconds to go and advanced the ball to the Heidelberg 41-yard line with one second left before springing the Knox-to-Sublousky stunner.
It was the pair’s second TD connection of the game — the first one covered 81 yards. Sublousky, an all-Europe defensive back, also intercepted two passes.
Last week: Hicks, a junior All-European middle hitter and middle blocker, returned from an injury the previous week to post 33 kills, nine blocks and 10 aces as the defending European Division II champs downed Division III Würzburg 25-9, 17-25, 25-16, 19-25, 15-8 and Division II Ansbach 25-8, 25-20, 25-17 on Saturday.
“These were her all-around best games of the season,” Vilseck coach Luis Sanchez said Tuesday by telephone. “She was injured two weeks ago, so it’s good to see her doing so well just before Europeans.”
Hicks, who even as a sophomore was described as a leader by her coach, has consistently scored as both a hitter and server for Vilseck.
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff