Marengo senior pitcher Mariah Dionne is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. Dionne helped Marengo qualify for the state tournament with a solid effort on the mound in the Kaneland Super-Sectional, plus a clinching three-run homerun to propel the Lady Indians to the win. This is the second time of Dionne's career she gets to play at state.
"I feel like it's definitely going to help with my confidence," Dionne said. "I won't be as jittery as I was my sophomore year. I've obviously grown up a little bit and I think it's going to help me in the long run."
Marengo plays at 12:30 Friday in the state semifinals in East Peoria. If the Lady Indians win that game, they'll play for a state title Saturday.
Dionne is the final Athlete of the Week for the 2016-'17 school year.