Forest Hills field hockey player Hannah Gavle is the inaugural Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week.

Hannah Gavle (Photo courtesy Forest Hills Field Hockey)

Gavle (pronounced: GAV-lee) is a "multi-sport athlete who has developed into one of our top players in two short years since picking up a stick for the first time," Forest Hills Coach Andrea Shaner said.

She scored two goals and had an assist last week in Forest Hills' 7-0 win over West Bloomfield. The junior midfielder from Forest Hills Central High School leads the team, a unified squad also comprised of players from Forest Hills Eastern and Forest Hills Northern high schools, in goals and total points through two games thus far this fall.

Last fall, Gavle scored the tying goal against Ann Arbor Skyline that sent the Michigan High School Field Hockey Association Division 2 state championship match into overtime. Forest Hills United fell to Ann Arbor Skyline 2-1 in a sudden-death shootout.

She has six goals and seven assists for her career to lead the team, which is off to a 2-0 start for the fall.

Shaner said: "Like all our varsity athletes, Hannah helps serve as a leader in our off-season programs helping with upcoming youth and middle school players."

Gavle also plays girls' basketball and softball for Forest Hills Central. The daughter and oldest of five children of Mike Gavle and Kellie Gavle, she has a 3.8-point grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Congratulations, Hannah, from Meijer and WGRD!

Forest Hills' Hannah Gavle scores the game-tying goal in the Division 2 state championship last fall against Ann Arbor Skyline. (Photo courtesy Forest Hills Field Hockey)

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