Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Nathan Schaefbauer, senior, Brainerd football and Jessica Menden, senior, Shakopee volleyball.
Name: Nathan Schaefbauer
Athletic Director: Todd Selk, 218-454-6300, firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 702 South 5th Street, Brainerd, MN, 56401
Nominated by: Kyle Stevens
Information: Nate Schaefbauer started slow against a tough defense on Friday’s state quarterfinal against Wayzata. But he picked it up and led a game-winning drive that included a pair of fourth-down conversions. He was knocked down all night but he kept getting back up. Finally, Schaefbauer bought time and was able to squeeze a touchdown pass into Bronson Shepherd's arms on third down from the 12. The 13 points were the fourth most allowed by Wayzata in 12 games this season.
Name: Jessica Menden
Athletic Director: John Janke, 952-496-5170, email@example.com
Address: 100 West 17th Avenue, Shakopee, MN, 55379
Nominated by: Bill Jacobson
Information: The Sabers concluded the best season in team history by wining the Class 3A championship last week. Menden, a senior setter, ran the Sabers offense to perfection, contributing 118 set assists and 28 digs in three matches. This year she averaged 10.5 assists/game with just one error. She also added 2.1 digs/game.