Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week: Dan Dwyer

Fenwick center powering team through playoffs

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Congratulations to Fenwick center Dan Dwyer, the Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week.

The 6-foot-8-inch senior scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in the Friars' 73-54 win over St. Joseph in the semifinals of the Westinhgouse Sectional. He also finished with 17 points to power the Friars past Farragut 69-56 in the Farragut Regional championship game, and scored 19 points in the regional semifinals as Fenwick cruised past Austin 64-47.

During the regular season, Dwyer averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game.

"It's been a really challenging and fun season, especially playing for [Fenwick head] coach [Rick] Malnati," Dwyer said. "We're confident that we can play with anybody. Hopefully, we can put together a deep run in the playoffs."

The Friars (22-8) face Orr (23-4) in the Westinghouse Sectional championship game on Friday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

The Midtown Athletic Club Athlete Feature, The Midtown Athletic Club Athlete of the Week and weekly sports calendar/scoreboard are sponsored by Midtown Athletic Club in Oak Park.

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