by Paul Peck, Buffalo Sports Page

This week’s Southtowns Trophy Athlete of the Week is Mackenzie Quider, a softball player from Niagara-Wheatfield High School.

The 17 year old senior is four year starter and team captain.  She led the Falcons to the Section VI finals, pitching and playing third base.  As a pitcher: 10-3, 2 saves, 40 K. As a batter: .450 average, 4 HR, 27 RBI.  Mackenzie was honored as a 1st Team All-Niagara Frontier League player.

The Buffalo Sports Page Athlete of the Week award is open to any boy or girl from the ages of 8-19 who excels in any sport.  They receive a trophy from Southtowns Trophy in Orchard Park.

Nominations can be made through the website on our special nomination form.

Paul Peck

Paul Peck is sports broadcaster with over 25 years experience in TV and Radio. He served as sports anchor, reporter, and producer at WIVB for 24 years. In that role, he covered all four Buffalo Bills Super Bowls, the Buffalo Sabres in the Stanley Cup Finals, the NCAA Basketball Tournament and the Daytona 500. He has been the Voice of the UB Bulls Football for 17 seasons, in addition to host of Bulls Athletics TV & Radio shows. Peck also served as the sideline reporter for the Buffalo Bills Football Network, host of the bowling show "Beat The Champ" and announces college basketball for ESPN 3 and Time Warner Cable Sports Channel. He has also been the Master of Ceremonies for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, one of the largest sports banquets in WNY.

Paul is also involved in the local business community, having been a financial advisor at AXA Advisors, and is currently the Vice President of Sports Development at VSP Graphics Group.

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