(Renton, WA) The WIAA awards at least one Athlete of the Week award for each sport every week. Below are each week’s winner’s with a re-cap of their accomplishments.
Lakeside (Seattle) Volleyball (SO)
The sophomore outside hitter posted 49 kills and 40 digs in three games for her team, while totaling 85 kills on the season. She often leads her team’s statistics, and holds a personal record of 18 kills and 18 digs in one match. Broesamle also shines in her academics with a 3.95 GPA.
Riverside Cross Country (JR)
Distel broke Riverside’s school record in last week’s league meet, in a time of 15:19. He won the race by 2:29 over the next athlete.
Raymond Track & Field (JR)
Gardner won four events at the Henrie-Weisel Tri-District meet on 4/8. She won the 100 hurdles (17.72), high jump (5-4), long jump (16-0), and the triple jump (34-8.75).
Emerald Ridge Track & Field (SR)
Huber leads all classifications in the 300 hurdles for the third-straight week. This past weekend, she joined the top-10 rankings in the 100 hurdles as well, and is the anchor on a top-5 4×200 meter relay. The Central Washington bound senior also maintains a great GPA in the classroom and is the captain on her team.
Concordia Christian Academy Track & Field (SR)
The senior has worked in the off-season to reach his goals. He has competed in two track meets this year and has jumped 6′ 5″ in the high jump, run the 400m in 54.32, and thrown the javelin 121′ 4″.
Garfield-Palouse Fastpitch Softball (JR)
The Vikings’ team leader and captain notched 10 strikeouts and only allowed one hit in the season opener at Sunnyside Christian. She also produced offensively by hitting 8 of 9 at the plate, including a homerun and 17 RBI.
Bishop Blanchet Cross Country (SO)
Schneider set the 5K course record at Magnuson Park in Seattle with a time of 15:24, while winning the meet. He is currently the fastest runner in the 3A Metro League.
Jackson Fastpitch Softball (FR)
Sherwood threw eight scoreless innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, and had 20 strikeouts. She pitched three perfect innings in a win over Cascade (Everett) (striking out 8 out of 9 batters), and then pitched five innings of 1-hit ball in a win over Everett (striking out 12 in five innings).
Curtis Baseball (JR)
Thomas allowed zero runs and two hits, while punching out six batters over five innings of ball. The Vikings beat Emerald Ridge 5-3.
Ilwaco Soccer (JR)
The junior soccer player had six goals and seven assists in two games for the Fishermen. One of his assists was a cross to his brother who scored on a header. He also scored a goal with his back heel which can be seen on the NFHS Network (Ilwaco vs. Raymond).
Selah Fastpitch Softball (SR)
In a conference doubleheader, Wells was 6 for 6 with three homeruns, including a grand slam, a triple, a double, a single, four walks, and 11 RBI. Selah won the games against Grandview to stay undefeated at 5-0. The senior is also a 3.95 GPA student and takes AP classes.
White River Soccer (SR)
The senior captain had five assists in White River’s 8-0 victory over Eatonville. West was a consistent defensive force in the shut out, while also contributing to over half the goals scored by the Hornets.
West Valley (Yakima) Football (SO)
Cassel completed 24-of-32 pass attempts for 520 yards and eight touchdowns in the Rams’ 56-28 victory over Eisenhower. The sophomore threw touchdowns to four different receivers to help lead the team to a 4-1 season and a league championship in his first year as a varsity starter.
Ballard Gymnastics (JR)
In a meet against Roosevelt and West Seattle, Clarke placed 3rd on vault (8.3), 2nd on floor (9.8), and 1st on bars (9.2), beam (9.6), and in the all-around (36.9), leading the team to a season-high score of 172.275.
Garfield-Palouse Track & Field (JR)
Cook set his personal best in all three of his sprint events (100m, 200m, and 400m dashes) during the first meet of the year. Cook’s marks place him 6th in the 100m, 3rd in the 400m, and 3rd in the 200m rankings of 1B boys in the state. He is also a leader and captain of the team, who makes everybody around him better.
Hanford Track & Field (JR)
Gelston won three events in the Falcons’ first Mid-Columbia Conference League meet versus Walla Walla and Richland. She broke her own school record in the discus with a state leading throw of 142′ 10″. The junior followed that up with a state leading 132′ 8″ in the javelin and a 37″ 10″ shot put.
Friday Harbor Golf (SR)
Havel finished his senior year by winning the medalist at the 1A/2B League Championship and leading the Wolverwines a team title. Not only a great golfer, Havel also spends time mentoring teammates with both golf and safety skills, through this odd year.
Pe Ell/Willapa Valley Fastpitch Softball (JR)
Matlock tossed a no-hitter against a 1A opponent last week, giving up no runs and punching out 12 batters. She also had a triple, a homerun, and five RBI in the game. The next day, she totaled six strikeouts versus the reigning State Champions and won the game 3-1 with a 3-run homerun in the first inning.
Cashmere Cross Country (SR)
McManus has been unbeaten in the spring 2021 cross country running campaign. He most recently won the North Central Region individual cross country championship, beating the 2nd place runner (last year’s 1A State Meet 5th place finisher) by over 32 seconds.
Klahowya Track & Field (SR)
Newhard remains undefeated this year in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 4×4 relay, and is a constant supporter of her teammates. Bound for Washington State University, she is also a National Honor Society member and active in the community.
Ingraham Football (JR)
The team captain racked up 157 all-purpose yards of offense for the Rams last week. On defense, Pearson had a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown and two sacks. Additionally, he carries a 4.0 GPA in the classroom.
Steilacoom Swim & Dive (JR)
Ruppe captured all 1st-place finishes in the last week of the season, making it an undefeated season for her and leading the team to an undefeated season. She finished the season with a close race in the last leg of the 400 freestyle relay, touching out the other swimmer at the finish with a season-best 100 free split time of 54.14, which was also 2.05 seconds faster than her best split time from last year.
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Mount Vernon Christian Track & Field (SO)
The sophomore won all four of her events at the NW 1B/2B Meet in La Conner. She won the 100m dash with a time of 13.82, the 200m dash at 28.65, and both of her 4x100m and 4x200m relay teams won.
Port Angeles Soccer (SO)
Williams netted four goals in the second half to help lift the Roughriders over Klahowya, 5-3. He also added an assist in the first half.
Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) Football (SR) The senior team captain registered nine carries for 233 yards and a touchdown in a battle with Colville. On defense, Allen had five tackles and one tackle for a loss from his free safety position.
Capital Baseball (SR) Armstrong crushed a grand slam in his first at-bat of the year, one week after having three catches for 148 receiving yards and two touchdowns as a tight end in the football team’s final game of the year. In the baseball game versus Yelm, he produced a grand slam, a triple, a single, three runs scored, and five RBI’s in the 9-7 victory. The senior is also an excellent student holding a 3.844 GPA.
Walla Walla Valley Academy Volleyball (JR) Browning helped her team capture the championship at last week’s EWAC District Tournament in three-straight wins. The outside hitter combined for 51-of-53 serving, 23 aces, 66 kills, 38 digs, and 30 serves received. The junior leader is also the president of her junior class, with a 3.96 GPA, and helps create fundraising opportunities to support her school and the Christalis Orphanage in Uganda, where over $2,000 has been raised for new uniforms.
Bonney Lake Track & Field (SR) Diviney won the 1600 in a PR of 5:17 in the first track meet of the season, which is the fastest time in Washington for all classifications. She also won the 800 in 2:24, which is the second-fastest time in the state. Not only does the senior excel on the track, but she also carries a 3.92 GPA including AP classes and works 25 hours a week to earn money for college.
Mount Vernon Christian Baseball (JR) Flury started the season for the Hurricanes with great play at second base and as a starting pitcher. The leadoff hitter has an amazing .625 batting average and an .875 slugging percentage in 28 plate appearances. He has racked up 11 singles, two doubles, two triples, 12 stolen bases, eight runs scored, and six RBIs.
Cheney Swim & Dive (JR) Gere finished the season strong for her team by capturing the league and district championship titles. In the GSL 2A District Tournament, she won all four of her events and was named Swimmer of the Meet. Two of the junior’s times (100 breakstroke and 100 freestyle) were State-qualifying times and her 200 medley relay team broke the school record. Gere also maintains a 3.87 GPA.
Sequim Soccer (SR) The center attacking midfielder has netted six goals in the opening two games of the season, resulting in shutout wins. Gish’s coach says, “What he brings to the game is more than just soccer skills, it’s attitude, heart, dedication, and he’s just an all-around great kid.”
Richland Soccer (SR) Martinez capped off an incredible career at Richland by leading the Lady Bombers to the Mid-Columbia Conference regular season and playoff championships. She scored four goals and provided three assists for her team.
Pomeroy Fastpitch Softball (JR) Maves pitched a no-hitter in the first game of a league double-header against Sunnyside Christian. She also added two doubles in the sweep. In the second game, she tossed a no-hitter through three innings, finishing with another win, four hits, and four RBIs.
Mt. Si Football (SR) Millen completed 14-of-20 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns in last week’s 40-0 win over Issaquah. In two games, the senior quarterback is 28-of-37 passing with 441 yards and six touchdowns.
Rainier Track & Field (JR) Nubbe has the leading discus throw in the nation at 183′ 8″ and leads both shot put (52′ 2.5″) and discus in Washington State, as a junior. He also has a hammer throw this year of over 200′.
Eatonville Swim & Dive (JR) White had a successful week for the Cruisers with four 1st-place finishes. She has broken four school records this season, including one record that was over 20 years old.
Toppenish Football (JR) Grant had a record-breaking performance with six touchdowns in Toppenish’s game against rival Wapato. His final stat line included four catches for 150 yards and four touchdowns, one rushing touchdown (40 yards), and two interceptions for 127 yards including one returned 95 yards for a touchdown. Grant finished with 321 all-purpose yards. He is also a three-sport student-athlete who excels in the classroom with a 3.65 GPA and is a great team leader.
Kentridge Football (SO)
The starting quarterback led the Chargers to a 55-19 victory over rival Kent Meridian. Guadiz was 14-of-24 through the air, including 275 passing yards and five touchdowns.
Woodland Golf (SO)
Stadium Golf (SR)
Ellensburg Cross Country (JR)
Tacoma Baptist Volleyball (SO)
Moses Lake Softball (Slowpitch) (SR)
Bellevue Christian Soccer (SR)
Hazen Football (SR)
Wilbur-Creston-Keller Cross Country (SR)
Okanogan Football (SR)
Kalama Volleyball (SR)
R. A. Long Slowpitch Softball (JR)In five games, the varsity shortstop went 13 of 15 from the plate, including 14 RBI, 12 runs, and two homeruns. Childers also had a perfect fielding percentage and is an outstanding leader for her team and community.
Onalaska Soccer (JR)The junior goalkeeper protected an overtime shutout versus Kalama to capture the league title. She was under constant pressure and logged 12 saves in regulation, and three in pentalty kicks.
Lakes Cross Country (SO)Corvin remained undefeated on the Lancers’ cross country season, with a time of 15:49.06 in the 5,000-meter race. He has the second fastest time in 3A and the third fastest in the state this season.
Liberty Bell Football (SO)Lidey threw a career-best 17 of 20 passes (zero interceptions), 306 yards, and six touchdowns against Soap Lake. He also rushed six times for 97 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Kiona-Benton Football (SR)Mondragon had 32 carries for 312 yards and found the endzone three times versus Wapato . He also added a two-point conversation, an extra-point kick, and played defense the entire game.
Kamiak Cross Country (SR)Mukai is currently tied for 11th in the state after running a 5K personal-best in November at 15:28. In a recent win over crosstown rival Jackson, he posted a 4,000-meter time of 12:39. He is also a member of the Unified basketball team, Leadership, Young Life, and consantly models sportsmanship. He’ll attend Gonzaga next fall where he’ll run for the Bulldogs.
Oakesdale Volleyball (SR)The senior captain and setter has lead the league each week in assists, averaging 30 per match over the shortened season. Last week in the final three matches of the season, Reed posted 97 assists, 27 digs, and nine aces. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA over her high school career while also participating in basketball, track, FFA, and is an ASB officer. Last fall, she attained her CNA and will be pursuing a degree in nursing at LCSC next fall.
Squalicum Football (JR)Schlenbaker rushed for 297 yards and scored five touchdowns last week for the Storm. He also caught two passes for 25 yards in the 54-20 victory over Sehome.
Cusick Football (JR)In the final game of the season, Seymour registered 16 carries for 216 yards and four touchdowns. He also completed 12 passes for 214 yards, and three touchdowns. In five games this season, the junior has totaled 15 touchdown runs, four touchdown receptions, and four touchdown passes.
The Bush School Volleyball (JR)Stephenson started the Blazers’ season by racking up 25 points, 36 serves, seven aces, 27 kills, and 35 attacks in two games. She is the team leader, motivator, and is a verbal commit to play for Illinois.
Southridge Soccer (SR)The senior forward and team captain had back-to-back “Hat Trick Deluxe” games, scoring four goals and one assist in consecutive MCC matches. She has signed a letter of intent to play for the Columbia Basin Hawks this fall.
Olympia Swim & Dive (SR)Senior Lauren Wilson captured first places in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, with new school records in both events. Her butterfly record (57.41) broke a record set in 1990 by Kelly Jackson, and in the backstroke, she broke another record (59.70) set in 2011 by Miranda Early. Additionally, Wilson’s medley relay team won first place, just two hundreds of a second from the varsity record, and is undefeated on the season (16 for 16).
Highland Soccer (SR)As the Lady Scots’ goalkeeper, Arceo has posted shutouts in every game thus far. Her leadership, communication, and tenacity has led the defense and even landing her to a chance to play in the field where she scored her first career goal. Besides being great on the field, she also excels in the classroom, where she ranks at the top of her class.
Kentlake Football (JR)Beck has demonstrated an incredible level of leadership not just for Kentlake HS, but for an entire region of students over the last year as an advocate for the return to sports. He has helped organize several student-driven campaigns, including “COVID 7’s” 7-on-7 tournaments, school rallies, social media campaigns, and petitions that ultimately led to a return to play for sports and activities in his district. His team is preparing for its first game of the season.
Rogers (Puyallup) Swim & Dive (JR)Clemons earned first place in each of her events against Curtis, Sumner, and Gig Harbor, including the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 backstroke. She also continues to push her peers in practice, while keeping a positive attitude and setting the example of a great student.
Selkirk Volleyball (SR)The senior team captain has dominated her league by averaging 20 kills per game, also racking up numerous aces and digs to the box scores. Her talents go further than the court with a 3.988 GPA, while taking running start classes, and being a member of the local Wellness Coalition. The coalition assists in creating a bridge between the community and school to better physical and mental health for everyone.
Lakewood Football (SR)Dotson had 14 touches for 241 yards and five touchdowns for the Cougars, nearly all in the first half, when he carried the ball 11 times for 213 yards and four touchdowns. The team captain also added a catch for 15 yards and opened the game with a 62-yard touchdown run.
Soap Lake Football (JR)Foster played great against Entiat this past week by totaling four touchdowns, 145 yards rushing, 105 yards receiving, and had a 80-yard kickoff return. Defensively, he had two sacks, an interception, and caused a fumble.
Kelso Slowpitch Softball (SO)Grumbois went 5 for 6 at the plate with two doubles, a triple, a homerun, and four RBI in two games last week.
Anacortes Soccer (SO)The sophomore forward has netted seven goals in the last six games played. Kerr is also an amazing teammate and holds a 4.0 GPA.
Bethel Cross Country (SR)McCann won all three of his SPSL races last week in Puyallup. He finished the 3.1 mile race in 15:45, a personal record, setting the school’s record, and was one second shy of the Bethel School District’s faster ever. He is in four AP classes, as well as Leadership, and carries a 3.65 GPA.
College Place Cheer (JR)The junior cheerleader is a great example of a student-athlete, making academics first while striving to improve her athletic abilities. Morasch is one of the team captains and handles the pressure of leading with grace, while maintaining a 3.96 GPA. She is also part of the school’s Key Club, National Honors Society, volunteers her time to the Drama Department, and also helps her younger siblings with hybrid learning.
Naches Valley Football (JR)Osborn scored seven total touchdowns in last week’s 48-17 victory over Wapato. He was 12 of 20 passing for 280 yards and connected on six touchdowns. He also had two carries for 30 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Kettle Falls Cross Country (SR)Pomrankey won the first two meets of the season by beating the field by close to a minute. During the first competition, the senior captain reached a personal-best with a time of 16:09 and shaved more than 10 seconds off his previous best. He is also a proven leader among his peers and dedicated to the sport.
Waitsburg-Mansfield Football (SR)The senior tight end had six receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 32-6 victory over Entiat. Defensively, Angus secured eight tackles, two fumble recoveries, a sack, a pass defended, and forced a fumble.
Rochester Football (JR)Betts rushed for 218 yards on 15 carries and four touchdowns in last week’s 40-34 win over Centralia. He also hauled in four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Betts also impacted the other side of the ball with four tackles, two tackles for a loss, and 115 kick-return yards.
Kamiak Football (SR)Cericeros is an outstanding multi-sport athlete, a senior class officer, and carries a 3.96 GPA. Not only has she been a varsity athlete in cross country, track, and soccer, but this year she decided to challenge herself by participating on the varsity football team, where she has secured a spot as a kicker. The senior also pushes herself academically by taking 10 AP classes and competing in science competitions across the state (winning top awards numerous times), with a passion for aerospace engineering.
Crosspoint Volleyball (SR)Hanson has helped lead her team in two victories as the starting setter. She racked up 29 assists against Neah Bay, and has consistently shown positive leadership as co-captain. Additionally, Hanson is a stellar student and plans to tackle nursing school in her future.
Burlington-Edison Volleyball (SR)
Seattle Academy Golf (SR)
La Salle Soccer (SR)
Mountain View Football (SR)
Stadium Swim & Dive (SR)
Toledo Soccer (JR)
Chiawana Football (SR)
Goldendale Cross Country (JR)
Kalama Soccer (FR)The freshman midfielder started the season by scoring four goals and adding two assists in a 7-0 win against the Stevenson Bulldogs. Brandenburg also finished the first semester of the year with a 4.0 GPA.
Cleveland Volleyball (SR)Over the past year, Clayton has been a champion for equity and access in sports not only at her school, but on a state-wide level. Through her position on the WIAA LEAP Committee, she attended numerous Executive Board meetings as a student representative, and was also invited to join the WIAA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. At Cleveland, Clayton has been an active contributor and leader on the school’s Athletes for Social Justice Club, along with the volleyball, basketball, and fastpitch teams. Her impact and dedication to equity in sports will prove to have a positive lasting effect for her school, the Metro League, WIAA, and the State of Washington.
Northport Volleyball (SR)Corcoran stood out with her stellar versatile play in the opening three games of the season for the Mustangs. She showed off her jump-float-serve by racking up 21 aces. From the back row, she played the role of setter and dished out 35 assists. From the front row, she tallied 21 kills.
Lewis and Clark Golf (SR)Damon is an exceptional person who not only excels in sports, but also leads in her school’s community. She has been a three-sport (Golf, Soccer, and Basketball) varsity-athlete, State participant, and recognized multiple times by her peers as “Most Inspirational” and a team captain. Damon also serves as class president, and is active in both choir and drama. Additionally, she volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House, Girl Intelligence, 509 Sing, and Athlete for Kids for Spokane Youth.
Morton-White Pass Football (SO)Dantinne led the Timberwolves to a 48-13 victory against Ocosta with five rushing touchdowns. He ran for 281 yards on 21 attempts. He also excels in the classroom, currently holding a 3.96 GPA.
La Center Football (SR)Lambert set a school record with seven touchdown passes in the opening game of the year. He was 19 of 30 through the air, accounting for 367 passing yards and zero interceptions. He also ran the ball six times for 100 yards.
Shorecrest Football (SR)The Shorecrest running back has shown incredible work ethic and dedication to his school, community, and his team through the pandemic. He leads by serving as the ASB President, a National DECA competitor, and a mentor to his peers. Nelson is also a dedicated student, earning a 4.0 GPA last semester, with classes consisting of Advanced Leadership, AP Calculus, and AP Physics. This fall, he was and was an active leader of S.A.W. (Student Athletes of Washington) advocating on behalf of student-athletes around the state for the return to play.
Emerald Ridge Golf (JR)Olson shot an impressive -4 (31) at Meadowpark Golf Course in the first match of the season.
Evergreen Lutheran Football (SO)In his first start as the starting quarterback, Pittenger connected on three touchdown passes leading to a 38-6 league win over Tacoma Baptist. He also contributed on the defensive side of the ball with numerous tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception returned for a touchdown.
Selah Cross Country (JR)Quigley recorded the fastest 4k time in the state to date while setting a new course record (13:06) and personal-record by 52 seconds.
Aberdeen Swim & Dive (SR)Weber is a 4-year varsity-athlete on the Aberdeen swim team. She was a State Champion in the 100 Breaststroke her freshman and sophomore years, and placed 2nd her junior year. Weber is the team captain, a leader, and role model to her fellow teammates. Her enthusiasm and willingness to work through challenges has created a positive environment for her team and raised everybody’s level of excellence. In addition to swimming, the senior is involved in National Honor Society, World Class Scholars, and is ASB Secretary.