Each week, the WIAA and Gesa Credit Union will recognize WIAA student-athletes for outstanding performances and impactful contributions in their communities. Selections are based on nominations. To nominate a student-athlete for consideration, please fill out the following form. Nominations are due each Tuesday by 8:00am.
All students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the Athlete of the Week Award. Students may win the award once during any given academic year.
- A letter of recognition from the WIAA Executive Director
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A $25 DICK’S Sporting Goods gift card courtesy of Gesa Credit Union
- Winners will be announced weekly on the WIAA website, WIAA Live mobile app, and on social media
- Statewide bragging rights
LANCE ALLRED - Royal Football (JR)
Lance Allred, junior quarterback and linebacker for the Knights football team of Royal High School, has put together quite an impressive season heading into the 1A State Championship Football Game. In last weekend's Semifinal matchup against Seton Catholic, he completed 8 of 12 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, carrying the ball 11 times for 75 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, Allred added eight tackles to propel his squad to a 42-0 victory and shot at another State Title.
KOOPER CLARK - Tumwater Football (SR)
Tumwater senior Kooper Clark scored three touchdowns and rushed for 250 yards in last weekend's 2A State Semifinal matchup, carrying a heavy offensive workload for the Thunderbirds. In a game that ended in a 19-17 victory over North Kitsap, Clark's contributions paved the way for a trip to Husky Stadium and a shot at a 2A State Title for the T-Birds.
ALYSSA DUNSTAN - Chiawana Cheerleading (SR)
Alyssa Dunstan is a 4.0 running start student at Chiawana High School. She is the senior class vice president, a member of homecoming royalty, and a captain of the varsity cheer team. Last year, her cheer team won the WIAA State Cheerleading Tournament, and they will be competing again this year. Outside of school, she coaches gymnastics and is the reigning Miss Juneteenth Queen. Dunstan also participates in various community service events and is a leader among her school and team.
KYLIE HARDS - Columbia River Bowling (SR)
Senior Kylie Hards bowled six strikes in a row and finished with a game-high point total of 213 to lead Columbia River to victory over Ridgefield last week. She is a great competitor and leader and carries a contagious enthusiasm throughout each match, establishing an atmosphere of success and enjoyment for her teammates.
CONNER HOLMES - Napavine Football (SR)
Napavine's Conner Holmes has had an amazing senior season full of trials and tribulations. In the second game of the 2023 season, Holmes injured his hamstring and was out for nearly five weeks, only managing to make his comeback over the past three weeks. Then, in last Saturday's 2B Semifinal matchup with Onalaska, Holmes had seven catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns, converting several first-downs in crucial moments along the way. He has been consistent as a receiver and has also had multiple interceptions throughout the season on defense, including several pick-sixes. He is always supportive to his team and helps foster the growth of younger teammates, working hard every day to help his team get to where they are today, fighting for a back-to-back State Title.
TOSIA JASZCZAK FOLLEHR - Woodinville Cheerleading (JR)
Woodinville junior cheerleader Tosia Jaszczak Follehr has already accomplished so much in her limited time on the team, exceeding expectations in almost every aspect of the sport, constantly getting better. Her strongest skill is in stunts; as a flyer, she works well with any group she's out there with, fights through any challenges thrown at her, and never backs down to a hard or dangerous stunt, earning the nickname ""Miss Fearless."" Jaszczak Follehr most recently was nominated as an All-American at last summer's NCA camp for this exact reason. She takes what little feedback is offered to her and uses it to improve her technique. Her sharp motions and loud voice are never missed, and, overall, she's one of the most prominent mentors to her teammates.
KALLEN MAIOHO - Wilbur-Creston-Keller Football (JR)
Junior quarterback and defensive back Kallen Maioho helped lead the Wildcats of Wilbur-Creston-Keller to a 66-22 Semifinal victory over the Mossyrock Vikings this past weekend. Maioho completed 8 of his 9 passes for 233 yards and 4 touchdowns, rushing for another 53 yards on 9 carries. Defensively, he totaled 3 solo tackles, 11 assists, and an interception.
LUCIEN PAZ - Liberty Bell Football (JR)
Liberty Bell High School junior Lucien Paz has put together an astounding season for the Mountain Lions. In the 2023 season, Paz has thrown for 1764 yards, completing over 70% of his passes with a touchdown-to-interception ratio of 33-to-2. He's added another 838 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground, combining for 48 scores this fall.
BRAYDEN PLATT - Yelm Football (SR)
Yelm senior Brayden Platt solidified the Tornadoes' spot in the 3A State Football Championship game in last weekend's 7-0 Semifinal victory over Eastside Catholic. In the third quarter, Platt scampered for a 54-yard touchdown run down the right sideline, which turned out to be the game’s only score. He finished the game with 209 yards on 29 carries.
CAILYN SMITH - Gig Harbor Dance/Drill (SR)
Gig Harbor Dance/Drill senior Cailyn Smith is an absolute force of talent on her team, demonstrating an unmatched level of dedication. As a fourth-year member of H2Whoa, Gig Harbor's esteemed dance squad, she is thriving in her role as team captain. She consistently builds up her teammates and ensures everyone around her feels supported on the squad. Smith's enthusiasm has lit a fire under all of her teammates as they enter competition season.
TENLEY WALLING - Castle Rock Cheerleading (SR)
Senior Tenley Walling has been on the Castle Rock cheer team for four years now and never stops striving to be her best. She shines in the school with good grades and works so hard to do her best and give a great performance, even on a rough day. Walling has a strong passion for cheer and is always pushing herself to be better than the day before.
SADI WEBB-SAFFORD - Columbia Cheerleading (SR)
Sadi Webb-Safford has cheered all four years at Columbia High School. From keeping her grades up to leading her peers, she can always be seen with a smile on her face, demonstrating the true meaning of being a cheerleader. Webb-Safford has made All-American Cheer through UCA during every summer camp she has attended and was able to attend Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor Parade last year, representing her district. She plans to continue her cheer career at the college level after high school graduation.
AVA JO BERRY - Wenatchee Volleyball (JR)
Junior Ava Jo Berry has been a fantastic athlete and teammate the Wenatchee volleyball team. She has been a varsity starter for the past three season and a captain in 2023, earning the honor of Big 9 Player of the Year as a setter. She led the team in aces, assists, and serving runs, all while orchestrating an amazing offense. In the State Championship Final, she had 52 assists, two kills, and an ace. She is fantastic teammate and student, involving herself in school clubs and participating on the track team in the spring.
SHAELA BRADLEY - La Center Soccer (SR)
In the La Center soccer team's State Playoff game against Meridian, senior Shaela Bradley scored three goals to complete a hat trick. In the quarterfinal game against Cashmere, she scored the game-winner to lock up a spot in the WIAA 1A State Semifinals.
KALUB DREGER - Wilbur-Creston-Keller Football (SR)
Wilbur-Creston-Keller senior running back Kalub Dreger helped lead the Wildcats to a 98-44 Quarterfinal victory over Naselle in Moses Lake. The senior speedster rushed for 396 yards on 18 carries, scoring six touchdowns. He had scoring runs of 88, 75, 55, 45, 38, and 4 yards. Defensively, he recorded two solo tackles and three assists.
MADISON 'MADI' FERRARI - Sehome Swimming & Diving (SR)
Madison Ferrari, senior diver from Sehome, placed 3rd at the Girls' 2A State Dive Championships last weekend. The judges and crowd bore witness to an athlete who missed her first three dives, regained her focus, and steadily climbed from 19th to 3rd across eight dives, pulling off an exceptional comeback rarely seen in the world of diving. Ferrari has persevered through hardship over the past month, not only fulfilling her role as a captain, but demonstrating a level of strength and grace rarely seen in an individual her age. She has always been a light on her team and an excellent role model to the younger divers, but her performance this year is worth recognizing twice for what it took to get there. Ferrari's State comeback win represented who she is as an athlete, teammate, and individual: strong beyond measure, kind to her core, and one of the most determined athletes her coaches have had the pleasure of knowing.
KOLTEN GESSER - Seton Catholic Football (SO)
During the first round of the 1A Football State Playoffs, sophomore quarterback Kolten Gesser led the Seton Catholic Cougars to a 56-48 victory. He completed 13 of 17 passes for 284 yards and five touchdowns.
AVERY HAGSETH - Adna Cheerleading (SR)
Senior cheerleader Avery Hagseth has adopted the role of student-athlete-coach over the past two years. She helps plan practices, teach material, and choreograph dances, all while holding down the role of her team's main flyer. She loves cheer and her teammates. She's not only respected by her teammates, but by the whole student body. She is genuinely kind, helpful and understanding, also maintaining exceptional grades. She is role model for our community.
BRANT HEPPNER - Lynden Football (JR)
Junior Brant Heppner had his first 300-yard game this past week against North Kitsap. He went 12-for-19 for 323 yds and three touchdowns. As a junior captain, he's been a great leader, taking a Lynden team that graduated 18 starters from last year to the 2A State Football Quarterfinals, where his team fell in overtime to a very respectable North Kitsap squad -- one that Heppner helped beat last year in the State Championship game.
TIERA MILLER - Waterville-Mansfield Volleyball (SR)
Senior Captain and Waterville-Mansfield team MVP Tiera Miller has been a powerhouse all season. Over the course of the 1B Playoffs, she was a huge asset to her team, both offensively and defensively. She plays the net very well and is very strategic in her ball placement. Miller had beefy statlines throughout her team's postseason run, holding down the service line with authority. Miller also covers well and has had upwards of 27 total digs and 16 aces in one week. She has a positive attitude and is always encouraging her teammates as well, demonstrating her leadership on and off the court.
KAYDEN MOZINGO - Onalaska Football (SR)
Senior Kayden Mozingo put up unbelievable statistics this past Friday night, leading Onalaska into the 2B State Football Semifinals with a 60-40 victory over Kalama. He rushed 36 times for a school record 471 yards -- breaking the previous record by 100 yards -- and scored five touchdowns. Throughout 2023, Mozingo has rushed for 2103 yards on 177 attempts, averaging 11.88 yards per carry and scoring 29 touchdowns. He has also passed for seven more touchdowns.
ASHLEY RONI - Skyline Soccer (SR)
After scoring in the Semifinal game, senior Ashley Roni scored Skyline's lone goal in regulation of the 4A Girls Soccer State Championship Final. Roni then executed her penalty kick perfectly to bring her team their second State Championship in a row. She has scored in every single game of 2023, bringing her season total to 29 goals and 10 assists. She currently holds Skyline's record for points in a season, goals in a season, points in a career, goals in a career, most goals in a game, and most hat tricks in a career. She will be heading off to the University of Alabama in January to play Division 1 soccer -- but before that, she'll take part in the High School All-American soccer game.
CHARLIE THOMAS - Lynnwood Volleyball (SR)
Charlie Thomas, senior starter for the Royals volleyball team of Lynnwood High School, earned First-Team All-Wecso honors as a setter. As team captain, she also led the Lynnwood High School volleyball team to a third-place finish in the 3A State Volleyball Tournament.
BRIELLE WILSON - Mead Volleyball (SR)
Senior Brielle Wilson played a critical role in Mead High School's first-place finish at the 3A State Volleyball Tournament this past weekend. Wilson averaged 12 assists per set at the State Tournament, distributing the ball in an evenly led attack. Her team went undefeated during League and postseason play, finishing the year as League, Regional and State champs.
ETHAN AVALOS - Sunnyside Football (JR)
In his last game versus Gonzaga Prep, junior Ethan Avalos contributed to his team by completing 35 of 58 passes, throwing for 379 yards and three touchdown passes. Avalos also had one rushing touchdown -- his first of the season.
KAYLEIGH-SHAY CHANG - Lake Washington Volleyball (SR)
Lake Washington senior co-captain Kayleigh-Shay Chang, KingCo First-Team award-winner and conference MVP, helped lead the Kangaroo volleyball team to its first-ever regular season conference co-championship, League Tournament Championship, and 3A District Championship. According to MaxPreps, Chang finished the season as the 3A leader in aces and assists, placing second in all classifications for aces. Chang recently officially signed with Central Washington University to play volleyball in college. This season, she earned back-to-back nods as Kang of the Year for the Lake Washington Kangaroos.
PAYTON DAVIS - Oakesdale Volleyball (SR)
This past Thursday, the Oakesdale Nighthawks clenched their third consecutive 1B Volleyball State Championship. Payton Davis, a senior outside hitter, has been a pivotal, six-rotation starter for the Hawks since her eighth-grade year. Over the past five seasons, she has done whatever it takes for her team to rise to the top, even committing to playing setter and middle hitter, both of which were new to her. The lady Hawks have been undefeated in league play for the past four seasons, and Davis was named to the All-Opponent team in each of those years. In 2023, she earned Player of the Year in the Wheat Division, along with the Best and Brightest award, All-Region recognition, and an All-American Honorable Mention, as named by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. In the five-set 1B State Semifinal match, she achieved a career high of 43 kills with a .571 hitting percentage to secure the win and move the Hawks into the Championship match. In the Finals, she led both teams with another 25 kills to take the State Title. On November 8, Davis officially signed her letter of Intent to continue her volleyball career at Central Washington University in the fall of 2024.
GRAYCE GRAHAM - Clarkston Swim & Dive (SO)
Clarkston's Grayce Graham gained speed throughout her sophomore season, earning time drops at almost every meet and swimming personal bests in most. After competing against only herself at districts in the adaptive heat, she went on to compete at State two weeks later against five other swimmers. She dropped five seconds off her time in the adaptive 50 freestyle, going from a 48- to a 43-second mark and placing first in her heat to become the State Champion in the adaptive 50 freestyle. She then swam the adaptive 50 back and dropped three seconds off her previous time to place second overall. She has shown so much improvement and works hard for it everyday at practice, all with a positive attitude.
MATTHEW GRAY - Goldendale Football (JR)
In first round of the 2B State Playoffs, junior Matthew Gray led the Timberwolves of Goldendale to a 67-22 victory over the Bears of Brewster. Gray rushed for 345 yards on 23 attempts, scored two touchdowns, and accumulated six tackles on defense. After racking upf 332 yards against Columbia-Burbank in the EWAC District Crossover the week before, he has now rushed for 677 yards over the past two playoff games. Gray's efforts have propelled Goldendale football to its first-ever competition in the second round of State Football.
BRYNN HUGHBANKS - Chelan Volleyball (SO)
Sophomore Brynn Hughbanks led the Goats of Chelan to their fourth-consecutive State Championship in volleyball this past weekend, leading her team in digs and kills over four State Tournament games. The sophomore has never lost a match in the Tournament and is in the running for Player of the Year, all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
AVA LEAR - Auburn Riverside Swim & Dive (SR)
Auburn Riverside senior Ava Lear just capped off an amazing high school career as the 3A State Champion in diving, breaking the long-time school record for Auburn Riverside High School in the process. Lear set her goals early and never waivered throughout the process. She's an amazing athlete and an amazing young woman.
SAMI MANDEVILLE - Archbishop Murphy Swim & Dive (JR)
Archbishop Murphy junior Samantha (Sami) Mandeville won the 1A/2A Girls Diving Championship over the weekend with an astonishing 19.5-point margin of victory over her closest competitor. She was the top seed throughout the tournament and completed a phenomenal season in dominant fashion. She is a two-time District 1 Champion, finishing in second place at State last season. Mandeville also maintains a 3.5 GPA while taking multiple Advanced Placement classes. She's also an active member of her community, completing over 65 service hours to those in need. According to her teachers, Mandeville is a dedicated student who works hard inside and outside the classroom.
REID MARTIN - Chimacum Tennis (SR)
Chimacum senior Reid Martin completed a stellar 2023 tennis season, winning the Nisqually League and District 3 Tennis Singles Title. He qualified for the 1A State Tennis Tournament for the second consecutive year, where he finished fifth in doubles last May. Voted the Most Valuable Player by his tennis teammates, this outstanding scholar also represents his classmates on the Chimacum School Board. Martin is also a trombone player in the school band and the Port Townsend Summer Band. This spring on the track team, he will attempt to defend his Nisqually League District 3 javelin title. A soft-spoken 12-year attendee of Chimacum schools, Martin is much admired by faculty and students alike.
QUINCY MORAN - North Creek Volleyball (SR)
Senior Quincy Moran is the captain of the North Creek volleyball team and an example of passion and leadership. She's a four-year letter winner who recently committed to play at Eastern Washington in the fall. Moran has a way of bringing out the very best in the rest of her team, acting as a coach on the floo and communicating expectations to the team. Her ability to refocus herself while positively encouraging her teammates is immeasurable. Moran finished the season (pre-State Tournament) with a 36.8 hitting percentage and, ranking first in Kingco, second in 4A, and eighth in the entire state. She had 226 regular season kills and another 101 in the postseason, ranking second in Kingco, fourth in 4A, and 20th in the state overall. In 2023, she was named team captain, earning Team MVP, the North Creek Coaches Award, Kingco League MVP, All-Academic status, and five separate MaxPreps' Player of the Match awards.
CARTER PITTS - Almira Coulee Hartline Football (JR)
On Saturday, junior Carter Pitts led the Almira Coulee Hartline offense to a 42-26 victory in the First Round of the State Football Playoffs, scoring four touchdowns and amassing 245 yards of total offense. Pitts rushed for 217 yards on 36 carries while hauling in three passes for 28 yards. The three-sport athlete also chipped in on the defensive side of the ball from the linebacker position as the Warrior defense held strong against the potent Concrete rushing attack.
CLAIRE WICHMAN - Northwest Christian (Colbert) Soccer (FR)
Northwest Christian freshman Clair Wichman had an amazing week in two State Playoff games, scoring two goals in the First Round against Mabton and then a hat-trick in the Quarterfinal game against the higher-seeded Highland. She created scoring opportunities for herself, battling through a very physical game. One of the shots in the quarterfinal was a beautiful goal from 25 yards out. She continues to be one of the best goal-scorers in the state.
BENJAMIN BELINO - Ephrata Cross Country (SR)
Following surgery to have his left leg amputated below the knees, senior Ben Belino was motivated to get back to sports any way he could. A year later, this past Saturday, he won the WIAA State Cross Country Wheelchair Championship in a time of 12:38. This is Belino's fifth individual State Championship after winning four WIAA State Titles last spring in the State Track & Field wheelchair events. While the championships are a great achievement, the Ephrata community has been so inspired by Belino's determination, resilience, and positivity throughout this whole experience.
ALEXA BROWN - Mount Vernon Christian Soccer (SO)
As the Mount Vernon Christian soccer team enters the postseason, sophomore Alexa Brown continues to elevate her game, propelling the Hurricanes into the number seven seed for the 1B/2B State Tournament. Against Evergreen Lutheran in a loser-out match, she scored a goal to contribute to a 2-0 win, leading us into the Bi-District Championship game against Crosspoint. In the championship game she scored two goals, helped out defensively, and narrowly missed a game-tying set-piece goal off the crossbar in the waning seconds of the game. Her effort on the field this past week was an example for the rest of the MVC players, elevating their level of play en route to another State Tournament qualification. On top of everything, Brown is the leading scorer in Skagit County for all classifications. She also excels in the classroom and is just a wonderful young lady and a pleasure to coach.
ETHEN CARVER - Toledo Football (SR)
Facing off against Raymond South-Bend in a district crossover matchup, Toledo senior Ethen Carver carried the ball 22 times, accumulating a remarkable 226 rushing yards. With his team down 14-7 at the half, Carver scored two touchdowns to kickstart a stretch of 29 unanswered points for the Riverhawks, securing the victory and a berth to the 2B State Playoffs. Friday's performance brings Carver's rushing total to an impressive 1475 yards on the season.
LAURYN COLEMAN - Lakeside Volleyball (SO)
Sophomore Lauryn Coleman earned First-Team All-Metro honors in 2023 and led the Lakeside Lions volleyball team to a district bid this week, despite losing seven varsity players from last year. This week, Coleman set a new season record with 20 kills against Garfield, tallying almost 50 kills total over the four-game Metro League Tournament stretch, also contributing a plethora of game-changing blocks, digs, and aces. Currently on the STEM honors track in school, she maintains a 3.95 GPA and is in her sixth year studying Mandarin Chinese. Striving for excellence on & off the court, Coleman is kind and humble, not only dedicated to her academics but also supporting her younger brother.
IRIS FENG - Newport Swim & Dive (SO)
Newport sophomore Iris Feng swam best times in the final heat for all of her events, stacking up points for the Knights at their District Championship meet this past weekend. She led all three of her relays to 1st-, 2nd-, and 4th-place finishes, finishing off a great postseason. She is often seen encouraging and cheering on teammates and competitors with a positive spirit. Aside from being a role model and natural leader on the pool deck, Feng is also enrolled in honors and AP classes and plays a significant role in her school's ASB leadership team.
ADELINE HECHT - Pope John Paul II Volleyball (JR)
This past Thursday, junior libero Adeline Hecht helped Pope John Paul II qualify for their first volleyball State Tournament in school history. Two days later, Hecht finished 15th overall in the Girls 1B State Cross Country Meet, helping the Eagles win the event and take home the first-place trophy. Competing in every school volleyball and cross-country competition through the season, Hecht maintains a 4.0 simple GPA and a 4.55 weighted GPA.
LOGAN HOFSTEE - East Valley Cross Country (SR)
Logan Hofstee became the back-to-back State Champion in cross country this past Saturday, November 4. For the second year in a row, she ran the fastest time of any girl in Pasco, regardless of classification. Hofstee's efforts helped her team to a 7th place finish.
JACOB HOPKINS - Cascade Cross Country (SO)
Cascade sophomore Jacob Hopkins repeated as the State Champ in the Ambulatory Division at the State Cross Country Meet this past weekend. Serving as team captain in only his sophomore year, he's an accomplished runner who is kind, a great student, and welcoming to all. Hopkins is an amazing young man who has slowly been coming ""out of his shell,"" not just in his personal growth but in his cross country journey. He is a leader for the Cascade program and motivates others around him to be better.
CHASE MCGEE - Camas Football (JR)
Junior wideout Chase McGee played a crucial role in the Camas Papermakers' Greater St. Helen's League-clinching victory over Federal Way this past week. He had a total of 129 yards receiving on four receptions, converting two fourth-down attempts on Camas' first drive of the game. McGee also secured a 28-yard touchdown reception, helping his team finish off a 9-1 regular season in sensational fashion.
TYLER PETERSON - Cashmere Football (SR)
Cashmere senior Tyler Peterson had an outstanding game against Newport on Friday, November 3. Peterson had 13 carries for 218 yards and tacked on a 22-yard reception, finishing the game with 240 yards from scrimmage and three touchdowns. His performance helped clinch a Cashmere State Playoff berth for the second straight season.
JANE ROLOFF - Hoquiam Cross Country (SR)
This season, Hoquiam senior Jane Roloff repeated as Evergreen 1A League Champion (setting a new course record in the process), took 2nd in the District 4 1A Championships, and became the first girl in Hoquiam school history to win the WIAA 1A Girls Cross Country State Championship. Throughout the 2023 season, she also won the Seaside Three-Course Challenge, the Nike Twilight Meet, and the Tacoma Twilight Meet. Roloff, who was named the Evergreen League's MVP in the 1A classification, also cheers for her school's football team, takes Running Start classes, and maintains a 3.57 GPA.
KAIYAH SANDRIDGE - Onalaska Soccer (SO)
Onalaska sophomore Kaiyah Sandridge just scored her second hat trick against Ocosta, helping the Lady Loggers qualify for their fifth consecutive State Tournament. Sandridge has been on the varsity squad since her eighth-grade year and is presently the Lady Loggers' leading assist maker and scorer with 15 goals on the season. She's a 4.0 student and ASB vice-president, organizing most of the dances and assemblies at her school. She plays an integral role in organizing a Thanksgiving Food Drive and student study hall, with plans for creating and operating a Blood Drive on campus. Sandridge is a very gifted student-athlete but also very involved in her school and community.
ALDEN CARLI - Friday Harbor Soccer (SR)
Senior Alden Carli is a highly driven, self-motivated leader. He currently serves as team captain of the Friday Harbor Boys soccer team, where he holds a high standard for himself and his teammates. He is humble and works hard and holds many program records. He played an instrumental role in Friday Harbor's fourth-place finish at State in 2021 and State Championship Title in 2023, carrying that success into an undefeated 2023 conference record. This season, Carli became the all-time leading scorer in Friday Harbor boys soccer history with 53 career goals. He's been the leading scorer on his team for the past two seasons, wrapping up the fall of 2023 with 21 goals and counting. Off the field, Carli is a stellar student, maintaining a 4.0 cumulative GPA.
LYNDZIE FILLA - Toledo Volleyball (SR)
Senior Lyndzie Filla is a strong leader on and off the court for the Toledo Riverhawks Volleyball team. She has more than 500 career digs over the past two years, serving as her team's libero. In a match last week, she had a game high 40 digs and went a perfect 24-for-24 on serves. She works hard to keep her team's spirits up, constantly talking with and reassuring her teammates. Her compassion and love of the game can be seen on and off the court. She also maintains a 3.99 GPA and is currently in the middle of her second year of running start.
ABBEY FLERCHINGER - Shadle Park Volleyball (SR)
Shadle Park volleyball's middle blocker, Abbey Flerchinger, led the Highlanders to two dominant victories last week in the 2A Greater Spokane League, defeating Pullman High School and Rogers High School. She set a new personal record with 29 kills for a four-game match, totaling 39 kills with 41-percent hitting efficiency between the two matches. As a six-rotation player for Shadle Park, Flerchinger completed her standout week with 25 digs, four blocks and a serve-receive passer rating of 2.2. She's a leader in her school, serving her classmates in a variety of ways through Leadership class and demonstrating what it means to be a true student-athlete with a cumulative GPA of 3.65.
JIO HERRERA - College Place Cross Country (SR)
Jio Herrera is having a stellar senior season to cap off a very successful high school running career. Last weekend, he won his second straight 1A District 5 Championship race with a time of 15:57, setting a new personal record in the process.
JAMES KANG - Heritage Christian Cross Country (SO)
The Heritage Christian Academy High School cross country program has been in existence for two years. In its first year in 2022, the team started with two boys. This year, they had five. This past Thursday, sophomore James Kang qualified for the State Championships in Pasco, placing ninth in the 1B/2B Tri-District Championship Meet. He set a massive new personal recrod with a time of 18:18. Kang is also a 4.0 student.
NICOLE KOONG - Eastside Catholic Golf (SR)
Senior Nicole Koong won the Metro League Championship Golf Tournament this past week to become the back-to-back-to-back Metro League Champion. She was also selected as the Metro League Player of the Year and managed to maintain a 4.0 GPA during the fall golf season.
MARQUAWN MCCRANEY - Highline Football (SR)
Highline senior Marquawn McCraney had a five-touchdown performance in the Pirates' conference championship game, playing over 80 snaps at both corner and receiver. McCraney is a leader on his team, which became the back-to-back-to-back winner of the KingCo 2A League this past week for the first time in school history. Marquawn has received several offers from Division 1 NCAA football scholarship offers and his academics are a strong part of those offers. McCraney and the rest of the seniors have played a tremendous role in restoring community pride in the Highline area and within the halls of Highline High School.
BROOKE MILES - Naches Valley Cross Country (SR)
Naches Valley senior Brooke Miles won the SCAC District Cross Country meet by 36 seconds and led her team to a District Championship. She ran an 18:29 5k, which was a PR by 21 seconds.
RENEE POMMER - Riverside Christian Volleyball (FR)
Riverside Christian's Renee Pommer is only a freshman, but she's put up 70 solo blocks this year, all while maintaining a 90% serve rating and crushing her school academics with a 4.0 GPA. She is humble and kind to all and displays tremendous talent on the court. It’s a privilege to watch her play.
ADRIANA RODRIGUEZ - Chiawana Softball (SR)
Senior Captain and League MVP Adriana Rodriguez led the Chiawana Riverhawks' slowpitch softball team to their third consecutive WIAA 4A Championship. Rodriguez batted a perfect 1.000 throughout the Tournament, finishing the weekend with a 15-for-15 stat line and a Grand Slam, not to mention an outfield assist from center field to home plate.
CADE STRICKLAND - Snohomish Tennis (SR)
Snohomish senior Cade Strickland went undefeated in 2023, winning all 21 of his matches. He capped off the fall by winning the WESCO North League Championship and the District 1 Championship. Strickland's undefeated season and postseason success included playing three previous State qualifiers. In the District Championship match, he lost the first set -- only his second all year -- before coming back to win the next 2 sets 6-3, 6-2. The senior is an incredibly tough competitor and talented tennis player.
COLE TRUANT - Jackson Football (JR)
Cole Truant, a junior at Jackson High School, had four touchdowns this past week, including two passing scores, a rushing touchdown, and a 60-yard pick-six in the Timberwolves' 46-39 victory over Redmond. He also had 93 receiving yards and kicked four extra points.
ARMANDO BALTAZAR - Waterville-Mansfield Football (SR)
Senior Armando Baltazar ran for 283 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries with a long of 52 yards in Waterville-Mansfield's win over Moses Lake Christian-Covenant Christian on Friday night. He averaged 12.86 yards per carry on offense, adding three solo tackles and an assist on defense. Contributing in all three phases of the game, Baltazar also had a 45-yard punt return and executed a successful onside kick to give the Shockers another possession."
JUSTIN CHUNG - W.F. West Tennis (SR)
Senior Justin Chung has been a vital part of the W.F. West tennis program since he was a freshman, helping his team maintain its 32-match win streak. A four-year varsity letterer and current team captain, Chung is looking to return to the State Tournament for the third time in his career. After an injury forced him to miss the postseason in 2022, Chung proceeded to dominate his league in 2023, taking first place at sub-districts to remain undefeated on the season and earn the top seed at districts. He's a 4.0 GPA student, ranking first in his class, and is also in his second year of running start. He was added to the Centralia College President’s List for academic excellence and was also a 2022-2023 College Board Scholar for Excellence in Academic Achievement. Chung's kindness and willingness to help others is recognized by coaches, opponents, and teammates alike. A natural leader, he showcases how a true athlete should behave through his integrity, compassion, and love for the sport.
DAVID DALLAIRE - Tenino Golf (SR)
Tenino senior David Dallaire finished second in his district golf tournament last week, shooting an even 72. Through windy and rainy conditions, Dallaire secured Tenino Boys Golf's first ever state berth. He's shot consistently all season as a leader for his team.
CHELLYNA LESTER - Muckleshoot Tribal Volleyball (SR)
Senior middle blocker Chellyna Lester stepped up in a huge way last week, as Muckleshoot Tribal fought to win two of their three matches. Lester has improved tremendously this season, becoming more of an offensive threat. She recorded 11 combined kills this past week with an average hitting percentage of 37.5. She also stood out with eight aces and two blocks.
ALEXANDRA LEVESH - Enumclaw Swim & Dive (SO)
Enumclaw sophomore Alexandra Levesh swam district qualifying times in the 500 free and 100 back last Tuesday. On Thursday, she earned two more state qualifying marks, punching her ticket in the 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly. She earned first place in each of these four individual events and also took first with her teammates in all four of the relays in which she swam throughout the week.
TARYN RISING - Goldendale Volleyball (SR)
Goldendale senior Taryn Rising has served as volleyball team captain for two years and continues to grow in her leadership abilities. Last week, she surpassed the 850 career kills mark, putting up 12 kills against Mabton before leading her team with 23 kills, 18 digs, three aces and 17 perfect passes to beat ZIllah. Rising also maintains a 3.8 GPA as a running start student.
KOHEN SAUER - Bonney Lake Golf (JR)
Bonney Lake junior Kohen Sauer shot two even par rounds of 72 in the Pierce County League (PCL) Championship this past week at the Lake Spanaway golf course. He won the individual tournament by nine shots over his nearest competitor and led the Panthers to a League Title, finishing off an undefeated team season. Sauer was the MVP during the regular season, wrapping up the fall of 2023 with the most points in all of the PCL for 3A. He has been a leader of the team, serving as a great overall role model to all the younger players on the team as well.
CAMDEN SCHMIDT - Kamiakin Football (SR)
Kamiakin senior running back Camden Schmidt rushed for 275 yards and two touchdowns this past Friday against Richland, averaging 10 yards per carry. Schmidt, who also plays on defense and special teams, helped lead the Braves to victory over the Bombers.
RAFI VAZQUEZ - Summit Atlas Soccer (SR)
Summit Atlas senior Rafi Vazquez put on an amazing performance against Rainier Christian last week, scoring three goals and tacking on an assist in his team's 5-1 win. Vazquez's impact shows not only in his stats on the field, but also in his leadership as a captain and leader for the younger guys.
JENICA WALING - Cascade Christian Volleyball (SO)
Sophomore Jenica Walling compiled a statistical triple-double in back-to-back matches for Cascade Christian volleyball last week. Against Bellevue Christian, she put up 14 kills,18 assists, and 10 digs, following up her performance with a 13/11/11 slash line the very next day against Life Christian. Waling is the team captain and a full rotation player, demonstrating remarkable ability at all six positions on the court. She possesses an outstanding vertical leap, quickness, speed, and athleticism, propelling her to a current season statline of 113 kills, 229 assists, 121 digs, and 53 aces.
ABBY WATKINS - University Slowpitch Softball (SR)
Abby Watkins, University High School slowpitch senior, is a leader for her team in countless ways. She is 3.20 student who prioritizes the academic component of her high school career. Her softball stats are equally impressive. With a .724 batting average, eight doubles, six triples, and six home runs, Watkins has led the Titan slowpitch softball team to three consecutive Greater Spokane League Titles, District 8 Championships, and State Tournament appearances. In last Friday's District Championship game, Watkins went 4-for-4 with three home runs, six RBIs, and an incredible backhand play at shortstop to end the game. She is a reflection what hard work can do for a student-athlete.
KAILEY WILLSEY - Davis Volleyball (JR)
Kailey Willsey is an outstanding leader on and off the court for the Davis High School volleyball team. She led her team to victory with 36 kills, 16 perfect passes, 21 digs, and two blocks against the West Valley Rams last week, giving the Pirates their first win against the Rams in 20 years. She also had 18 kills against Eastmont, 22 kills and 17 digs against Moses Lake, and 10 kills against Wenatchee throughout the week. Willsey is an inspiration to many, and her entire community is eagerly watching to see how the rest of the season turns out for her and her team.
MAX BIEBER - The Bear Creek School Golf (JR)
Junior Max Bieber, The Bear Creek School's #2 golfer for most of the 2023 season, shot one under par on the Bear Creek Country Club's challenging round of 35, earning medalist honors and leading the Grizzlies to their season-best team score and a win against Overlake. He has contributed to each of his school's six wins this season. Off the course, Bieber volunteers with the Young Men's Service League to help his community.
KENNEDY HAILEY - Connell Volleyball (JR)
Connell High School's junior outside hitter, Kennedy Hailey, had another amazing week, leading the Eagles to two more wins and an 11-2 season record. She contributed 38 kills, 27 assists and 27 digs on the week, bringing her season kills total to 220. She has also stepped up to help her team by setting from the back row, where she's contributed an impressive 154 assists. She also leads her team with 50 service aces on the season. As impressive as Hailey is on the court with her natural leadership, she's also a member of her school's ASB executive team and an honor student, taking college-level classes.
BRIDGETTE HOLLIFIELD - Kalama Soccer (JR)
Bridgette Hollifield had five goals and three assists in Kalama's two wins this past week. The junior forward added two goals and an assist against Ocosta, following it up with a hat trick and two assists against Onalaska to help Kalama remain undefeated in 2023. In total, Hollifield has 18 goals and 17 assists on the season, while also maintaining a 3.98 GPA in the classroom.
ERIK KRAMAREVSKIY - Franklin Pierce Cross Country (JR)
Erik Kramarevskiy is a third-year runner on the Franklin Pierce cross country team. He set the Franklin Pierce Junior Class 5K Record on Saturday, October 7th, with a time of 16:27. He's improved his time by over four minutes across his career and, in 2023, ranks third in the SPSL 2A League. A dedicated Running Start student in pursuit of his AA, Kramarevskiy is a model in leadership, determination, and hard work.
MOLLY MCCORRISTON - Hazen Swim & Dive (SO)
Hazen sophomore Molly McCorriston works hard both in and out of the pool to achieve exemplary swim times. For her efforts, she has earned State qualifying times in the 200 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and 50 Freestyle, alongside district qualifying times in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Individual Medley. A natural leader, she's always cheerful and willing to assist and teach her teammates. She's an impressive swimmer who has shown an aptitude for taking on challenges and quickly reaching her goals.
WHILEY MCCUTCHEON - Friday Harbor Football (JR)
In this past Friday night's 44-6 league victory over La Conner, Friday Harbor junior Whiley McCutcheon threw two touchdowns, ran for a touchdown, returned two punts for touchdowns, and converted a two-point conversion with his legs, accounting for 32 of the Wolverines' 44 points. On defense, McCutcheon had seven tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and an interception to round out one of the best all-around performances in school history.
RILEY MCDOWELL - Renton Soccer (SR)
Senior Riley McDowell is a stand-out center defender for the Renton soccer team. Last week, she scored from 40 yards out on a free kick and assisted two additional goals. On the season, she has scored four goals and assisted on six more from her center back position. Defensively, she prevents at least five one-on-one shots against her team's keeper each match, keeping the Redhawks alive in many of their games. McDowell is a complete student-athlete, maintaining a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in the classroom.
GRADY MILLAR - Mountain View Golf (JR)
Grady Millar just concluded his junior regular season for the Mountain View golf team, finishing the fall of 2023 at a combined 20 under par. This past week, he won his third straight 3A GSHL District Title, shooting seven under par over two rounds at Heron Lakes and leading Mountain View to a team title by a record-setting margin of 141 strokes.
ISSABELLE PARRISH - Moses Lake Swim & Dive (SR)
Last week, senior Issabelle Parrish swam three State qualifying times at the Mukilteo Invite and led Moses Lake's 200 and 400 free relay teams to two more State qualifying times. In doing so, she set school records in both the 100 and 200 free, earning first and second place respectively in each of those events. Parrish also achored her 400 free relay team to a win, helping them record the fastest 4A time in the state to this point in the season. An excellent student, Parrish is also currently completing her AA at Big Bend Community College, epitomizing the concept of student-athlete.
GUNNAR PETERSON - Eastmont Football (SR)
In a huge game against Skyline last Friday night, Eastmont senior Gunnar Peterson ran for 190 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries, leading the Wildcats to a decisive 21-3 victory. Described by coaches as the "drumbeat of the offense," Peterson has already become his school's all-time leader in career rushing yards.
ALEXA REGLA - Granite Falls Cheerleading (SR)
A cheerleader in her junior year at Granite Falls High School, Alexa Regla is known for her perseverance and dedication to her team. She's always willing to try new skills, demonstrating adaptability in overcoming various changes throughout the year. She started off her cheer career as a base and quickly worked hard to progress to a flyer. She pushes herself to succeed, and when she falls, she gets right back up to try again. Regla has grown as an athlete and individual in her community, establishing herself as a role model and leader amongst her peers. She always seeks advice and feedback on how she can improve her skills and become the best version of herself as a cheerleader for her team and a mentor for her peers.
AIDEN WIEDENMANN - Wishkah Valley Football (JR)
Wishkah Valley junior Aiden Wiedenmann has become a leader on and off the field this year, drawing the attention of his coaches, teachers and administrators. He has taken fellow students under his wing, encouraging them to work hard in school and inspiring them improve their self-esteem through kindness and generosity. He also sets an example through his good grades in the classroom. In Wishkah Valley's football game last weekend, Wiedenmann ran the ball for 231 yards and four touchdowns, adding another score on a reception. He also made an impact on defense, recording three sacks.
JACK ANGELONE - University Prep Tennis (SR)
Senior Jack Angelone led his team to a 5-0 team win over their arch-rivals, The Bush School. University Prep won all five courts in a battle for the League Championship against the number two team in the league. Angelone and his partner Brandon Liu defeated the two-time State Champion doubles team from 2021 and 2022 from Bush. Angelone was not only able to lead the team, but was able to keep his young partner focused and motivated to to have the tenacity and vigor to play well against such a talented team of competitors. He helped ensure that his team won the league title, and with the individual win with his partner, likely earned top seed for the District Tournament.
LILY BENNETT - Shelton Cross Country (SR)
Lily Bennett, senior captain of the Shelton High School cross country team, suffered a significant lower leg injury this past June. Unable to participate in any high-impact activities, Bennett was unable to run during the summer. But she didn't let that did not stop her from preparing for her final cross country season, as she transferred her training regiment to the elliptical. At the end of July, heading into August, she got cleared to run again -- only to face another injury less than two weeks later, once again prohibiting her from running. When cross country season began at the end of August, she was still not able to run at practice. After continuous cross training, Bennett got the clear to run again at the beginning of September. In her first race back, at the 2nd Fall Classic Invitational at Pacific Lutheran Univiersity's disc golf park, she finished in an official time of 20:26, setting a new personal record by almost 40 seconds. Throughout her injury and setbacks, Bennett worked hard to improve and overcome adversity. She is now ready to contribute for her team throughout the rest of the season.
SIENNA CHENG-LUCEY - Stadium Swimming & Diving (SR)
Stadium High School senior Sienna Cheng-Lucey remains undefeated in every race she's competed in this season, both individually and as a member of a relay team. Already a State Qualifier in the 50 free and 100 back, Cheng-Lucey also helped her team qualify for the 200 IM relay. So far in 2023, she's broken the Stadium High School 100 backstroke record by 4 seconds, maintains a 3.88 GPA, and plans to attend Fresno State University next fall on a D1 swim scholarship.
CALISTA DAVIS - Liberty Christian Volleyball (JR)
In three matches this week, junior Calista Davis has accomplished both a triple-double and a quadruple-double. In Liberty Christian's match against Irrigon in Oregon, Davis accumulated 14 kills,16 assists, and 11 digs, to go with three aces and a block. In the second of two matches, this time against DeSales, Davis recorded the quadruple-double, doling out 10 aces, 17 kills, 18 assists, and 18 digs.
ADDISON FARMAN - Glacier Peak Swimming & Diving (JR)
Addison Farman's last week of diving was truly tremendous. The 2022 State runner-up in 11-dive produced incredible performances at both of Glacier Peak's swim & dive duel meets this past week, notching her first district-qualifying dive. Last week, Farman threw the best 6-dive score in team history (267.40), leading a powerful diving group to multiple event wins against three-straight opponents, preserving Glacier Peak's unbeaten record in 2023 dual meets. In her first District Dive Meet, she broke the program's 11-dive record, scoring 413.85 to qualify for both Districts and the 2023 State Championship. Her efforts were both eye-opening and a sign of bigger things to come.
RACHAEL KELLER - Highland Soccer (SR)
This past week, Highland's senior striker, Rachael Keller, had to step up in a big way, netting eight of her team's 13 total goals and providing an assist to help the Scotties remain unbeaten. Each time she takes to the pitch, she plays as if it is her last game. Her vision, tenacity, and desire to go at goal makes her a threat on the field and is a big reason why the Scotties are having such an outstanding season. Beyond the pitch, Keller is a stellar student, maintaining an accumulative 3.97 GPA.
DAMARI KING - Rainier Beach Football (SO)
Rainier Beach High School sophomore Damari “MarMar” King had a dominant all-around performance in Friday’s game against Bishop Blanchet. He ran for two touchdowns and snagged two interceptions, adding three tackles for a loss and one sack, leading the Vikings to a 26-11 victory.
JAKE MELDRUM - Rainier Football (JR)
Rainier High School junior Jake Meldrum had an unbelievable night through the air this past week, completing 17 of 21 passes for 543 yards and eight touchdowns, highlighted by four touchdowns of 50 yards or longer! He also spread the ball out, as three Rainier wide receivers had over 100 yards on the night. Meldrum also added 40 yards and another touchdown on the ground.
ZAYDRIUS RAINEY-SALE - Bethel Football (JR)
Zaydrius Rainey-Sale had a huge defensive performance in Bethel's victory against Olympia. The junior had 15 tackles, a sack, two tackles for loss, and a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown, adding a touchdown on offense for good measure. His effort and attitude led the Bison throughout the game.
BILLIE ROSS - La Center Volleyball (JR)
Junior Billie Ross is an exceptional leader on and off the court. Last week, she helped the Wildcats of La Center remain undefeated (19-0), beating two league opponents and winning the annual R.A. Long High School Lumberjill invite. Ross led her team with 80 kills, 12 blocks, 56 digs, and 101 successful service receptions, eclipsing 500 career kills and 400 career digs along the way. She's also active in student government, having recently presented to the La Center town council, and plays an integral role in coordinating La Center's homecoming activities. Ross' leadership and tremendous work ethic set the tone for poise, calmness, and positive energy for her team, school, and community.
JEREMIAH SODERBERG - Mary Walker Football (SR)
In a touch road game against a great team, Mary Walker senior Jeremiah Soderberg fully embraced the meaning of 'no-quit' as a player. Making defenders miss on offense, setting blocks for his teammates, and making plays on defense, Soderberg racked up an amazing stat line on both sides of the ball, finishing with 13 catches, four receiving touchdowns, one kick return touchdown, and 487 all-purpose yards. On defense, he racked up 16 total tackles, two sacks, and three more tackles for losses. He scored 30 of his team's 38 points to finish off an incredible effort.
TY WEBSTER - Sammamish Football (SR)
Sammamish senior running back Ty Webster continued his prolific season last week against Lindbergh High School. He led his squad to a win on homecoming night with 267 yards rushing, four touchdowns, and two two-point conversions on 37 carries. Webster currently sits as the state's leading rusher in 2023 with 1409 yards and 14 touchdowns after six games. He is also in the top 50 in the nation in rushing yards (total and per game).
KYSON DOUGLAS - Puyallup Football (JR)
Kyson Douglas is a spirited offensive leader of Puyallup High School football. As a captain, he huddles the entire team pre-game for motivation. Against crosstown rival Rogers High School on September 29, Douglas carried the ball nine times for 175 yards and four touchdowns, hauling in two receptions for 52 yards. He also carries a 4.3 GPA, balancing advanced placement classes with his role as an athlete.
OTTO ERHART - Shorewood Cross Country (JR)
Shorewood cross country's Otto Erhart placed sixth in the 3A/4A race at the Twilight Invitational on September 30, breaking a 15-year-old school record in the process. He ran a 15:46.7 5k, placing him in the current top 10 in the 3A classification. Erhart is a leader on his team and in his school, where he serves as the ASB Treasurer, participates on the drumline, and performs outstandingly in the classroom.
NATALIE EVERS - Almira-Coulee/Hartline Volleyball (SR)
Natalie Evers helped Almira-Coulee/Hartline volleyball rattle off three wins last week against tough competition, taking down league opponents Wilbur-Creston and Mary Walker, as well as 2B non-league opponent Lake Roosevelt. Evers contributed 10 blocks and 47 kills, finishing the week with a 32.7% hitting percentage. Her reliability and execution at the net has been huge for the Warriors this year, and she once again showed it this week when her team needed it most.
KADEN HOOPER - Shadle Park Football (JR)
In a game against a highly rated Rogers (Spokane) football team, Shadle Park junior Kaden Hooper willed his team out of a 22-0 hole to win the game. Hooper, a dual-threat quarterback, threw for 135 yards and three touchdown passes. He added two touchdowns and 130 yards on 26 carries. Hooper's final throw of the game was a fourth-down touchdown in overtime to tie it up before a game-winning point-after attempt.
KOBE JOHNSON - Wapato Volleyball (FR)
Wapato's standout setter, freshman JaKobe (Kobe) Johnson, led her volleyball team to two league wins this week. She put up a triple-double in a win against LaSalle with 19 digs, 22 assists and 13 kills, to go with two single blocks. Johnson earns recognition after every single match from either opposing coaches or varsity officials for her outstanding play. She is a fierce lead-by-example competitor and currently a straight-A student.
MACEY MCCOY - Columbia River Volleyball (SR)
In her role as setter and co-captain, Columbia River senior Macey McCoy has led her volleyball team to a 12-0 season record without dropping a set in league, non-league or tournament play. This season, McCoy has stepped up her game to match the talented hitters on her team. She is equipped with a quick tempo, accurate dumps, big blocks, and sheer athleticism. Despite rarely playing through a full match due to her team's success, she has racked up 243 assists in just nine matches. McCoy averages 27 assists per match and about 11 per set.
ISAAC MONTANES - Cedar Park Christian Cross Country (JR)
Cedar Park Christian junior Isaac Montanes had a huge personal record on Saturday at the Nike Twilight Invitational, dropping more than a minute from his previous personal record to take 11th place in the boys varsity event. Montanes shattered an 11-year-old 5k school record, clocking in at under 16 minutes for the first time in school history. His 15:55.10 mark helped pull his teammates along for huge PRs of their own.
COOPER REINMUTH - Sound Christian Academy Football (JR)
Cooper Reinmuth is asserting himself as one of the top defensive players in the state for 1B 8-man Football. He leads the Sound Christian Academy Football Team with 45 tackles in just five games, averaging nine per game and ranking him fifth in Washington in total tackles, according to MaxPreps. In Sound Christian's last game against the Winlock Cardinals, the junior had 20 total tackles, 12 of them solo. He also maintains a 4.0 GPA in the classroom and leads his team as a captain.
LANDON ROBERTS - Coupeville Cross Country (JR)
As a junior, Coupeville cross country's Landon Roberts has continuously improved his race times with each competition, showcasing his commitment to self-improvement and his team's success. Beyond his athletic achievements, Landon also excels academically. His ability to balance his studies with his athletic pursuits serves as an inspiration to his peers. Furthermore, as the team captain, Landon leads by example. He consistently goes above and beyond, always willing to pitch in and support his teammates in any way he can. One of Landon's most commendable qualities is his unwavering dedication to his sport. He is often the last to leave practice, ensuring that he maximizes his training and helps motivate his fellow athletes. Landon always maintains a cheerful and positive attitude, uplifting his team's spirits and establishing a deep sense of camaraderie.
BRISTOL TOWLE - Ocosta Soccer (FR)
This past week, freshman Bristol Towle scored 13 goals to help improve the Ocosta girls soccer team's season record to 6-3. She now has 25 goals and five assists on the season, with five game-winning goals -- including three last week. She also currently has straight A’s in her classes.
HAILEY WEILER - Kennedy Catholic Swimming & Diving (SO)
Sophomore Hailey Weiler went four-for-four in her individual swims last week, qualifying for the 4A State Tournament in the 500 Free, 100 Fly, 200 IM and 50 free, where she also set a new Kennedy Catholic school record. In four meets this year, she has managed to qualify for seven individual events. In the classroom, Weiler holds an impressive 4.0 GPA in Honors and AP classes. In addition to her qualifying times, she is often seen encouraging teammates and competitors with a loud, positive spirit.
LATHAM WEST - Bonney Lake Cross Country (SO)
Bonney Lake sophomore Latham West won the John Payne Invitational on Saturday, September 30, with a 5k mark of 17:45, one of the fastest times in the history of the meet. Coaches call her one of the most consistently hard-working runners they've ever worked with. West is also an outstanding 4.0 student taking three AP classes as a sophomore.
ALICE ANDERSON - R.A. Long Soccer (JR)
Junior captain Alice Anderson had six goals and seven assists over three matches in week two, contributing to 13 of R.A. Long's 15 goals, including an Olimpico corner kick and a penalty kick. Her footwork, vision, and work rate combine to make her an extremely threatening player in the attacking half.
JAYCEE COFFIELD - Mead Slowpitch (SO)
Sophomore outfielder Jaycee Coffield continues to contribute colossal offensive efforts, guiding the Panthers of Mead High School to an undefeated 3-0 record last week. She had 10 hits in 12 at bats with a double, two triples, 11 RBIs and nine runs scored. In Friday's 19-8 win over Gonzaga Prep, she homered three times and drove in seven runs.
JUNIOR DREESON - Rogers Football (SR)
Rogers High School senior standout kicker Junior Dreeson sent a kickoff approximately 78 yards out of the end zone during the Rams' game against Bethel on Friday, September 23. This past summer in Naples, Florida, Dreeson earned the title of 2023 FBU Top Gun Kickoff Champion. He's a 4.5-star kicker on the verge of earning his fifth star, according to Chris Sailer Kicking.
CHASE FRANZEN - Rainier Christian Soccer (SR)
During Rainier High School's two matches this past week, senior Chase Franzen lead the team with three goals and an assist while playing every minute of both matches. Not only did he lead the offense, he also contributed defensively as the center back for half of each match. Outside of team activities, Franzen sets up workout sessions to get his teammates together to further enhance their skills.
KYLAH MADRIAGA - Wenatchee Cross Country (JR)
Junior cross country runner Kylah Madriaga works hard every single day in practice, and her improvement has really shown this season. After competing as Wenatchee's top junior varsity runner last year, she's now the varsity team's top-ranked finisher. Her hard work has resulted in massive personal-records, as she's seen her 5k time drop from 21:16 to 18:52.5 in a little less than a year. She comes to practice every day with a smile on her face, ready to work hard. Madriaga is now ranked #1 in her district and league for girls varsity cross country, a huge accomplishment and testament to her persaverence and growth as an athlete and teammate.
JT MARSH - Cedarcrest Football (SR)
Cedarcrest senior wideout JT Marsh finished last week's win over Shorewood with nine receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns. He totaled 274 all-purpose yards, including his second punt return for a touchdown in as many weeks. So far in the 2023 season, despite facing frequent double-coverages and even the occasional triple-coverage, he leads the state in receptions (31) and receiving yards (645) for all 11-man offensive units. Marsh maintains a team-first mentality, displaying gratitude to his quarterback and offensive line first and foremost throughout his success on the field.
ANNA MUNN - Quilcene Volleyball (JR)
Quilcene junior Anna Munn has led her team to an impressive 6-2 record to begin the season, providing major contributions both offensively and defensively. She is first on her team in digs per set and third in kills per set. An asset on both sides of the ball, Munn transitioned from her role as libero last season into a dynamite outside hitter in 2023.
HIRO PATTERSON - Lakeside Football (SR)
In a league rivalry battle between two top-10 teams, Hiro Patterson established himself as game hero. The senior's total domination on both sides of the ball helped Lakeside overcome a deficit and take down their league foe. Patterson rushed 16 times for 136 yards and two touchdowns, adding four catches for 111 yards and another score to help his team defeat their rivals and remain undefeated.
MACIE SMART - Cashmere Volleyball (FR)
Freshman Macie Smart was a key factor in Cashmere's first-place finish in the Quincy Invitational this past week, propelling her team past sixth-ranked Connell in the Championship match. Primarily playing middle blocker, Smart's defensive consistency has earned her a 2.21 serve-receive rating. She ended the week with 50 digs and 52 kills, all while maintaining a 2.47 service rating and a 95.5% success rate on serves. As a freshman, Smart has already volunteered for her community's dress clothes drive, kids camp, and a plethora of fundraisers. She is loved by her teammates and has been a difference-maker all year long.
AUSTIN SNODGRASS - Raymond-South Bend Football (SR)
Raymond-South Bend's senior quarterback Austin Snodgrass played a jaw-droppingly impressive game of football on Friday night against Adna. Offensively, Snodgrass ran rampant for 137 yards and three touchdowns, also throwing for 97 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, he added 10 tackles and a 57-yard interception return for a touchdown, playing a critical role in the Ravens' 62-36 victory. Off the field, as a running start student at Grays Harbor College, Snodgrass plans to graduate high school with his AA.
GLENNA SOLIDAY - Davenport Soccer (SO)
Davenport sophomore Glenna Soliday had a big week for the Gorilla soccer team. In just a game and a half, she scored four goals and two assists, including three goals in an important game against league rival St. George's, where she scored the game-winning goal on a header in double-overtime.
XIN YI YANG - Auburn Riverside Tennis (FR)
Auburn Riverside freshman Jeremy Yang is off to an amazing start to his first high school tennis season. He is undefeated individually in league play (7-0) and holds a 9-1 record overall as the top singles player at his school. Currently Auburn Riverside is 10-0 overall in the NPSL and Yang has been a huge reason for that success. This freshman is on fire and is growing into a big role for Auburn Riverside tennis.
BRAYDEN ANDERSON - Cascade Cross Country (SR)
Brayden Anderson ran a 16:08 5k at the Wenatchee Invitational last weekend, the fastest 1A time this season so far and a new Cascade High School record. Even more remarkable, Anderson's race set a new personal record by over two minutes. He worked incredibly hard over the summer, and his hard work shows.
AIDEN BAO - Thomas Jefferson Golf (JR)
Junior Aiden Bao was the medalist in Thomas Jefferson's varsity golf match against Kennedy Catholic this past week. He shot an even par 36 and had 18 stableford points to help his team secure the 60-45 team win. His performance set a new career low score in his high school career.
BROOKELYNN BRATTON - Tenino Volleyball (SR)
Last week in a matchup with The Bush School, senior Brookelynn Bratton put down 16 Kills, dished out four Assists, laid out for 10 digs, and served at a 93.7% clip that included two Aces. She is Tenino volleyball's second-year team captain, leading by example both on and off the court.
HUNTER CARTER - Liberty Football (JR)
Hunter Carter, a junior at Liberty High School in Spangle, propelled the Lancers to a win Friday night against the Colfax Bulldogs with a game-winning fourth-down sack. Carter busted through the line with less than a minute left on the clock and took down the Colfax quarterback in the backfield to secure the Lancers' 15-14 victory. Carter has been an explosive defensive tackle and a great center this year for the Lancers.
HAYLEY DANIELS - Concrete Volleyball (SR)
Hayley Daniels is a senior captain and setter for the Concrete Lady Lions Volleyball team. In the first week of the season, Daniels has gone 105-112 (94%) from the service line with 25 aces. She had a serve streak of 52 and currently holds the school record with a streak of 94 serves without a fault, dating back to last season. Daniels is coming off of back-to-back ACL surgeries, but she was determined to make it back for her senior volleyball season. She is an exceptional student-athlete and a leader in the school, as well as in her community.
WILLIAM FIKE - Mount Rainier Tennis (JR)
William Fike, a junior tennis player for Mount Rainier High School, has compiled a record of 5 wins and zero losses thus far in the 2023 season, with match victories against Auburn Riverside (6-1, 6-0), Auburn Mountainview (6-1, 6-1), Tahoma (6-1, 6-0), Decatur (6-0, 6-1), and Kennedy Catholic. In school, Fike carries a full International Baccalaureate (IB) course load into his junior year. On his tennis team, he's known for giving his teammates advice on form and strategy.
CLARABELLE HALL - Walla Walla Slowpitch Softball (SR)
Walla Walla senior Clarabelle Hall had memorable performances in both games of a doubleheader against Grandview this past week. Defensively, she played a lights-out first base, assisting in several double plays. Offensively, Hall racked up two doubles, a triple, and four RBIs, including a game-winning home run that she launched over the fence. She's also co-captain of the Blue Devils's varsity squad, using her strong leadership skills to inspire the younger players on the team.
SOLEIL HOEFER - Prosser Soccer (JR)
Soleil Hoefer, Prosser High School junior, scored five goals and assisted on two more during the Mustangs' two wins last week. She scored two goals and had one assist against Cascade in a 4-0 non-conference win, and she scored three goals and added another assist in a 6-0 CWAC conference victory over Ellensburg. Hoefer has been a driving force throughout the Mustangs' current three-game win streak, propelling her team to a 4-1 overall win-loss record during the early part of the season.
TRUDY INAGAWA - Issaquah Swim & Dive (JR)
Junior diver Trudy Inagawa dazzled for the Eagles of Issaquah High School in their season-opening meet against the Newport Knights. When it was all said and done, Inagawa stood atop the podium with 219.6 points, 61 points ahead of the second-place diver. On the pool deck, she's a natural leader of her teammates, as they look to her for guidance and support. Inagawa is also enrolled in and attends Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, where she maintains a 3.89 unweighted GPA.
ANDREW MOYER - Wellpinit Football (JR)
Wellpinit junior Andrew Moyer had 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just 12 carries this past week. He tacked on two defensive touchdowns on a 15-yard interception return for a touchdown and a colossal 98-yard strip-fumble and recovery for a score.
GENESIS TORRES - Manson Volleyball (JR)
Junior libero Genesis Torres led the charge for Manson against perennial volleyball power Chelan this past week. Torres registered 38 critical digs and served 15-for-15 to help her team upset the reigning 1A State Champions. Manson also registered wins over Oroville and Tonasket, finishing the week with a perfect 3-0 record. Torres had 15 digs and went 11-for-11 serving in the victory over Tonasket.
ANDREW TRINH - Squalicum Tennis (JR)
As a first-year varsity athlete, Andy Trinh is the anchor player on Squalicum's first doubles team. This past week, he was responsible for winning on the final court with a in a third-set match tiebreak (7-6 [7-5], 3-6, 6-0). Playing under pressure is Andy's specialty -- so far this season, he's played in five tiebreaks and has won all of them. This type of clutch play in very tight matches has been critical for two other team wins as well.
KAYLEE AJANOVIC - Crosspoint Soccer (FR)
Crosspoint freshman Kaylee Ajanovic scored a hat trick in her team's season-opening victory over Bremerton High School. Ajanovic is a hard-working, tenacious athlete that any coach would love to have on their team. She is an encouraging teammate and makes everyone around her better. She's also a great student, maintaining a 3.8 GPA.
BRODY BONESS - Lind-Ritzville-Sprague Football (JR)
Brody Boness, junior running back for the Broncos of Lind-Ritzville-Sprague, helped propel his team to victory over the Lancers of Liberty this past week. Boness slashed his way for 302 yards and five touchdowns on 14 carries, averaging 21.6 yards per touch.
VINCENT CARRILLO - Republic Football (SR)
Senior Vincent Carrillo led the Republic Tigers to their second consecutive win to start the season. He completed 18 of his 31 passes for 266 yards and 5 touchdown passes, carried the ball 14 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for three of the Tigers' two-point conversions.
XIMENA CHAVEZ - Brewster Volleyball (FR)
Brewster freshman Ximena Chavez always brings a positive attitude to practices and games. She works hard every single day and has an open mindset when it comes to learning new skills. Chavez had 3 kills in Brewster's home opener, following that performance up with 10+ kills during the team's trip to the Yakima Valley Sun Dome tournament. She hustles all over the court and never gives up on defense. As a freshman, she is a wonderful leader and example of a team player.
FIONA FRASER - Port Townsend Cross Country (SR)
Port Townsend senior Fiona Fraser started her cross country season off with a sizzling performance, winning the Sehome Invitational in Bellingham. Fraser won the senior girls race by 15 seconds, recording the fastest overall time of the day and beating the sophomore girls winner by one second. Her summer dedication to running has been paying off, as this was her first-ever cross country victory.
ZANDER JUMP - Hoquiam Football (SR)
Senior Quarterback Zander Jump had a brilliant game playing both sides of the ball. Jump rushed for 4 touchdowns, threw another touchdown, and had an interception for a touchdown, ending up with 6 total TDs in the game. He racked up 312 yards of total offense, with 181 rushing yards and another 131 passing, while completing 10 of 15 passes. Jump has accomplished this all while fostering a 3.9 GPA.
AARON KINSEY - Rogers (Spokane) Football (SR)
Aaron Kinsey led Rogers High School to a 34-18 victory over Grangeville this past week. On offense, Aaron went 9-for-13 passing for 197 yards and a touchdown, alongside 14 rushes for 77 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. On defense, Aaron had an interception, four tackles, and a blocked extra point. Kinsey dominated in all three phases of the game and has led the Rogers Pirates to their first 2-0 start in over 20 years.
NICOLE MURDOCK - West Valley (Yakima) Cross Country (SR)
Nicole Murdock won the Runners Soul XC Fest in Hermiston this weekend, moving past 4 runners in the last mile to finish off a 5K in a time of 19:58. Her performance helped the West Valley Rams of Yakima come out of the meet with a first-place finish. For four years, Murdock has been a consistent performer, steadily improving over time. She's also an outstanding student in multiple disciplines.
RORY MURRY - Auburn Riverside Soccer (SR)
Auburn Riverside's senior goalie Rory Murry has led the Ravens to a 3-0 start to the 2023 season. She had shutouts in all three games, helping her team outscore their opponents 10-0 to start the season. In three games, Murry has 32 total saves, including a penalty-kick stop against Skyview on Saturday. She now ranks second all-time in school history with 32 career shutouts.
MEGAN OMLID - Lakewood Volleyball (JR)
Lakewood junior Meg Omlid has generated some serious offense in the first week of season, attacking the net with 76 kills on a 49.6% hitting percentage, averaging 5.17 kills/set to go with 11 service aces. On defense, Omlid has contributed 44 digs, putting together a serve-receive passer-rating average of 2.28. She's helped lead the team to a 2-1 overall record on the young season.
VINCENT RECUPERO - Bishop Blanchet Cross Country (JR)
Bishop Blanchet junior Vincent Recupero, currently ranked 22nd in the country by DyeStat, raced to the third-fastest 2.64-mile Green Lake Intrasquad time in school history with a mark of 12:47. Recupero followed his first race with an overall victory at the 24th Annual Bellarmine Prep Invite on the two-mile course in a time of 9:59.
JOSH WOODARD - Richland Football (SR)
Senior Josh Woodard thew seven touchdown tosses this past Friday, tying Richland High School's single-game passing touchdown record for the second time in his career. He completed 66% of his passes for 396 yards, adding another 38 yards and a touchdown on the ground. In total, Woodard finished his night with 434 yards, accounting for 81% of his team's 535 yards. A star student-athlete in every capacity, Woodard carries a 3.97 cumulative GPA.