Congratulations to our Hardware Hank “Nuts & Bolts” Athletes of the Week: Heather Danell, junior, Minnesota Valley Lutheran volleyball and Anthony Osifuye, senior, Woodbury football.
Name: Heather Danell
School: Minnesota Valley Lutheran
Information: Heather has had an outstanding start to her junior year so far as she has a 3.8 kill per game average so far. She is one of 2 players who return to our starting lineup so she also acts as a teacher in practice as well as she shares knowledge of the middle-hitter position with the new players to our team. She and setter Miranda Maasz have worked hard in the offseason to develop a "setter/hitter" connection and that is evident early on this season. She had outstanding efforts this past weekend against some tough teams at the Mankato West Invitational.
Name: Anthony Osifuye
Information: The Royals did not miss a beat when top running back Lamonte Edwards went down with an ankle injury in their 34-26 victory over Park. Osifuye stepped in for Edwards and rushed 24 times for 227 yards and four touchdowns.