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Marshfield Columbus Catholic freshman soccer player Alex Edwards has been voted as the & Zaleski Sports September High School Athlete of the Month.

The High School Athlete of the Month Award main sponsor for the 2020-21 school year is Awards ‘n’ More of Wisconsin Rapids. The monthly award will continue through June 2021, and the winner of the & Zaleski Sports High School Athlete of the Year will be announced in July.

Varsity athletes from the following high schools are eligible to be nominated for the award: Abbotsford, Assumption, Athens, Auburndale, Colby, Columbus Catholic, Edgar, Granton, Greenwood, Loyal, Marathon, Marshfield, Neillsville, Owen-Withee, Pacelli, Pittsville, Spencer, Stevens Point, Stratford, Thorp and Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln.

Edwards earned 1,699 of the nearly 4,100 votes cast during voting from Oct. 1-7 at

Other nominees for the September award were: Auburndale cross country runner Carl Lundgren, Marshfield volleyball player Casey Frankland, and Stratford football player Colten Schillinger.

Edwards, a forward for the Dons, helped Columbus Catholic get off to a 5-2 start in September as he emerged as the leading goal-scorer. Edwards had a hat trick and an assist in a 4-3 win over Mosinee on Sept. 19, had two goals and an assist in a 5-0 win over Stevens Point Pacelli on Sept. 22, and scored the team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to Amherst on Sept. 24. He finished off a strong opening month with an assist in a win over Northland Lutheran on Sept. 28, and two goals and an assist in a 5-1 victory over Wausau Newman on Sept. 29.

Nominate someone now for the October award by emailing Paul Lecker at Please include relative statistics and reasons for that athlete’s nomination. Voting for the October award will take place at from Nov. 1-7.

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