April 2 - Chantilly’s Dylan Siesky has been named the Northern Virginia High School Player of the Week, sponsored by Northern Virginia Orthodontics.
Over the week of Mar. 25-31, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior shortstop and right-handed pitcher has been limited to designated hitter duties to start the season, and the Lafayette College recruit has made the most of his at-bats. In Friday’s 3-0 win over then-No. 2 Madison, Siesky homered twice off all-region left-hander Matt Howat and he finished the week 8-for-12 with three RBI, five runs scored and five stolen bases.
The Chargers swept their three games to bounce back after an 0-3 start.
Siesky entered the week hitting .476 with three homers and five RBI, six runs and five stolen bases in six games.
Here are this week’s other 14 nominees:
Eric Bohenek, Centreville - A 6-foot-2, 215-pound junior right-handed pitcher and first baseman, Bohenek was 4-for-10 with a double, home run and three RBI and earned a save and a win on the mound as the Wildcats swept their three games. Had all four hits and earned the save in a 6-1 win over Gonzaga (D.C.) on Thursday, then fanned seven and allowed just two hits over 6.1 scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win in Saturday’s 8-2 win over South Lakes. Entered the week 2-0 on the mound and was hitting .333 this spring.
Jimmy Curley, West Potomac - A 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior right-handed pitcher, Curley struck out 12 while scattering three hits in a complete-game outing in the Wolverines’ 6-1 win over T.C. Williams on Friday. He also went 4-for-7 with two RBI at the plate over West Potomac’s two games. Enters the week 1-1 with a 1.91 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 11 innings and is also hitting .417 this spring.
Blake Fisher, Highland School - A 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior right-handed pitcher and shortstop, Fisher tossed a shutout against eventual tournament champion South Dade (FL) while pitching 13 innings and going 5-for-13 to earn all-tournament team honors at the Florida League High School Invitational. He entered the week 2-1 with a save and a 1.45 ERA in 19.1 innings and was hitting .360 with four RBI, six runs and three steals.
Aidan Henning, Yorktown - A 6-foot, 175-pound senior left-handed pitcher, Henning recorded eight strikeouts over 4.2 innings, allowing one run in an 8-1 win over McLean on Friday. A Christopher Newport University recruit, he entered the week 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts to three walks in 14.1 innings.
Jack Hoeymans, Langley - A 6-foot-2, 185-pound senior third baseman, Hoeymans went 5-for-13 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI as the Saxons won two of their three games last week. He had a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the seventh in Tuesday’s 5-4 win over Oakton. Entered the week hitting .421 with seven extra-base hits and 10 RBI and had yet to make an error this season.
Bobby Leitzel, Lake Braddock - A 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior shortstop, Leitzel went 4-for-8 with two triples and seven RBI as the Bruins swept two contests from St. Albans (D.C.) and Robinson to remain unbeaten. The Marymount University recruit entered the week hitting .444 with nine RBI and three steals.
Nick Lockhart, Woodgrove - A 6-foot-7, 210-pound senior right-handed pitcher, Lockhart struck out 14 in a two-hit shutout in an 8-0 win over Dominion on Thursday. The Virginia Tech recruit entered the week without having surrendered a run and with 20 strikeouts over 10.1 innings.
Braden Mack, Potomac - A 6-foot, 185-pound junior right-handed pitcher and catcher, Mack struck out 10 and didn’t allow a hit in a five-inning 19-0 win over Freedom-Woodbridge while going 5-for-7 with six runs and two RBI as the Panthers swept their two games and remained unbeaten. He entered the week 2-0 with a .070 ERA and 14 strikeouts to two walks in 10 innings and was hitting .500 with 11 runs and seven RBI.
Lyle Miller-Green, Lake Braddock - A 6-foot-5, 225-pound first baseman and right-handed pitcher, Miller-Green reached in all eight of his plate appearances as the Bruins swept their two games last week to remain undefeated. The George Mason University recruit went 3-for-3 with a homer and five walks - four intentional - and also struck out five over 2.1 innings to earn the save against St. Albans (D.C.). He entered the week hitting .462 with a .650 on-base percentage, four extra-base hits and nine runs and was 1-0 with two saves and 15 strikeouts to three walks in nine scoreless innings.
Evan Smith, Briar Woods - A 6-foot, 180-pound sophomore second baseman, Smith went 4-for-5 with two walks, three extra-base hits and five RBI as the Falcons swept two games from Broad Run and then-No. 6 Freedom-South Riding. He entered the week 5-for-8 over Briar Woods’ first three games.
Finn Scott-Daniels, Annandale - A 6-foot-1, 160-pound freshman first baseman Scott-Daniels was called up from the junior varsity team and then went 4-for-7 with three RBI as the Atoms won their first two games of the season. Two of his RBI came with two outs, and he scooped a low throw to record the final out in an 11-10 win over Lee on Wednesday.
Gabriel Villani, Osbourn - A 5-foot-8, 160-pound sophomore catcher, Villani went 4-for-7 with three extra-base hits and five RBI as the Eagles swept their two games against Manassas Park and John Paul the Great. He had three hits - including two triples - and four RBI in a 14-2 win over JPG, and entered the week hitting .471 (8-for-17).
Tre Williams, South County - A 6-foot-4, 165-pound junior right-handed pitcher and outfielder, Williams went tossed five shutout innings to earn the decision in a 7-0 win over W.T. Woodson on Friday and struck out eight over 7.2 innings in his two outings last week. He also went 6-for-11 with two doubles, five runs and four RBI as the Stallions swept their three games. Entered the week hitting .500 with a homer and six RBI.
Nicholas Zampiello, Chantilly - A 6-foot, 160-pound senior right-handed pitcher, Zampiello tossed a two-hit shutout in a 3-0 win over then-No. 2 Madison and pitched an inning in relief in a 12-4 win over T.C. Williams. He entered the week 1-1 with a 0.88 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 16 innings this season.
Note: Player of the Week nominees come from area coaches.
Photos of, clockwise from top left, were submitted: Chantilly’s Nicholas Zampiello, Yorktown’s Aidan Henning, Woodgrove’s Nick Lockhart, Langley’s Jack Hoeymans, South County’s Tre Williams, West Potomac’s Jimmy Curley, Briar Woods’ Evan Smith, Highland School’s Blake Fisher, and Osbourn’s Gabriel Villani.