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Boise State Game Balls for week of April 2nd

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Last week was a bit on the slow side, but still saw some good performances. Let us review!

Game Ball One:

Kelsey Broadus (softball)

Ms. Broadus helped stop last weeks bleeding to Utah State with a win on Sunday. She managed to strike out 10 Aggies on April 2nd to lead the Broncos. Then, against the Rebels on the following Thursday, Broadus was able to get the final out to close out the win in Vegas. Double-digit strikeouts is ok in my book and gets a Game Ball!

Game Ball Two:

Sierra Nobley/Sabryn Roberts (beach volleyball)

Last week the Broncos hosted Sacramento State and Oregon. The Broncos had beat the Hornets earlier in the year but, unfortunately could not pull off the season sweep. BUT the duo of Ms. Nobley and Ms. Roberts did win their match. Then they would continue that winning momentum into their matchup against the Oregon Ducks and win that one as well. The Broncos took down the Ducks to split the day.

Game Ball Three:

Sadi Henderson (track & field)

What would a Game Balls be without giving an award, that was already honorary, to someone that would be more metaphorical? Not sure if that sentence made sense, but I am going to go with it. Ms. Henderson has continue to race up the record books by setting a new Boise State record in the 800m with a time of 2:04.39. This would also be good enough for fifth-best time in the Mountain West Conference record books. The time gave her a third-place finish (in a race that even had some professional runners) and some awesome internet kudos.

Game Ball Four:

Anja Dokic (tennis)

Ms. Dokic has a newly-minted no. 83 in the nation ranking. With that she went 3-1 in competition last week in both singles and doubles. She won both her doubles match and singles match in the overall loss against Wyoming. Then she split her matches against Air Force. Winning her doubles, while falling in the no. 1 slot in singles. As rough as that goes, losses are going to happen, but to end the week on an overall winning note is always good.

Game Ball Four:

A.J. Richardson (football)

This was kind of a tough one as there were a few guys that deserve props. And a handful of defensive guys (Leighton Vander Esch, Tyson Maeva, and Desmond Williams come to mind) probably deserve one as well. But a big question that is coming out of Spring Camp is who will be the no. 2 receiver behind Cedric Wilson. Mr. Richardson’s name was called a lot throughout the game. And he made quite the impact for Jake Constantine. I would feel pretty comfortable with Richardson as the no. 2 as he stepped up quite a bit.

Your Turn

That wraps up another week. Anyone else?