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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mandarin High School senior soccer player Rijad Kobiljar is our athlete of the week.

He was nominated by his teammate and long-time friend Aldin Coralic. When asked why he thought Kobiljar deserves this award, Coralic cited his work ethic and willingness to help teammates on and off the field.

Kobiljar is a four-year starter for the Mustangs, and he's earned an athletic scholarship to play soccer at Jacksonville University.

If you'd like to nominate a local high school athlete for our athlete of the week award, please fill out the form located at this link: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/sports/highschool/athleteoftheweek/default.aspx

In the comments section of the nomination form, please give us as much information as possible to give us an idea of what makes the young man or young woman that you are nominating so special.

We are particularly interested in stories about people that have overcome some type of adversity such as a mental or physical handicap, the death of a loved one, or recovery from a serious injury. Please let us know if the nominee has any recent special achievements in athletics, academics, or community service.