Cassie Broadhead (Scotia-Glenville girls basketball)
Nick Gallo (Schalmont wrestling)
Peter Mrazik (Niskayuna/Schenectady hockey)
Cory Quintana (Mohonasen wrestling)
Collin Stewart (Mekeel Christian Academy boys basketball)
28 total votes.
Last week, we looked for Section II's most exciting boys basketball player. This week, we're bringing things to the really local level by asking you who you believe is the top winter sports athlete in Schenectady County. Your choices are:
Cassie Broadhead (Scotia-Glenville) -- The junior guard has been a scoring machine for the Foothills Council-champion girls basketball team, averaging 20.9 points per game for the Lady Tartans.
Nick Gallo (Schalmont) -- The freshman is carrying on the wrestling tradition started by his father, John Gallo, and his older brother, Vincent Gallo, by winning the 152-pound weight class at the Section II Division II championships and advancing to the state tournament.
Peter Mrazik (Niskayuna) -- The senior was the leading goaltender in the Capital District High School Hockey League with a 2.62 goals against average and a .921 save percentage for Niskayuna/Schenectady.
Cory Quintana (Mohonasen) -- The senior heavyweight stunned the area when he defeated Shenendehowa's Cole Lampman 5-4 in double overtime for the Section II Division I 285-pound wrestling title, but he's been one of the Mighty Warriors' most consistent performers this season.
Collin Stewart (Mekeel Christian Academy) -- The senior forward can hit from anywhere on the floor, as his 30.2 points per game average for MCA's boys basketball team suggests.
Voting will remain open until midnight Monday, and the winner will advance to next week's poll where we will ask who is the top winter sports athlete in the region.