Congratulations to Titusville High volleyball player Sam Bitner, FLORIDA TODAY’s high school Athlete of the Week for the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
In two matches last week, Bitner had a combined 40 kills. She had 22 kills and three blocks in a win over Cocoa on Tuesday, and she added 18 kills in a win over Cocoa Beach on Thursday.
Bitner won in the closest vote yet, defeating Merritt Island cross country runner Steven Cross by 6 votes. Bitner collected 32 percent of more than 500 votes cast. Cross had 31 percent.
Third place was taken by Heritage High football player Josh Gaines (21 percent), followed by Edgewood High bowler Eduard Meighan (13 percent) and Viera High golfer Sophie Liu (3 percent).
Be sure to vote this upcoming Monday for the next Athlete of the Week.