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Athlete of the Year

Nominees for the 2014 Boys Athlete of the Year

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  • Arlington's Max Gray

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    Arlington's Max Gray

  • Cascade's K.J. Brady

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    Cascade's K.J. Brady

  • Lynnwood's Hunter Lord

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    Lynnwood's Hunter Lord

  • Sultan's Taylor Comfort

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    Sultan's Taylor Comfort

  • Edmonds-Woodway's Jason Smarr

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    Edmonds-Woodway's Jason Smarr

  • Jackson's Jason Todd

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    Jackson's Jason Todd

  • Archbishop Murphy's Foster Wade

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    Archbishop Murphy's Foster Wade

  • Lakewood's Andrew Stich

    Lakewood's Andrew Stich

Eds. note: Only senior athletes are considered for Athlete of the Year nominations, which are provided by school athletic directors, coaches and Herald writers. Voting ends Wednedsay at 2 p.m. For the girls nominees, click here.
Archbishop Murphy
Foster Wade
Sports: Football, Wrestling
The Army scholarship winner was a Cascade Conference all-league selection at tight end and was a state champion at 195 pounds despite having to wrestle for Stanwood at the 3A classification.
Max Gray
Sports: Football, Track
An All-Area first-team selection as a wide receiver, Gray was also big in the community, organizing a flash bowl fundraiser for the victims of the Oso mudslide.
KJ Brady
Sports: Football, Baseball
The Herald's All-Area Baseball Player of the Year led the Bruins to the state quarterfinals and was a first-team All-Area selection at wide receiver after leading the football team to the state tournament.
Logan Orndorf
Sports: Cross country, Track
The Red Wolves harrier was the Cascade Conference champion in cross country and 1,600-meter run and fifth at 2A state meet in cross country and second in 1,600 at 2A state track meet.
Ben Etzell
Sports: Tennis, Baseball
The Cascade Conference baseball player of the year led the Wolves to the state playoffs and was also a district doubles champion and state qualifier. Etzell is also in the top 10 percent academically at Coupeville and regular volunteer in the community.
Garrett Green
Sports: Football, Wrestling, Baseball
The three-sport star finished third in Class 1B/2B at 160 pounds at Mat Classic and was a key part of the Loggers football team that advanced to the state tournament.
Jason Smarr
Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball
The Warriors three-sport star was a key component of all three Edmonds-Woodway teams' runs to the playoffs, including the baseball team's state regional berth. Smarr was an All-Wesco first-team selection in basketball and baseball.
Jace Chacon
Sports: Basketball, Track
The four-time basketball letter winner was an All-Wesco first-team selection and All-Area second team selection as a guard. Chacon is headed to the Air Force Academy to play basketball.
Glacier Peak
Trey Chambers
Sports: Football, Basketball
The Grizzlies two-sport star was an All-Wesco first-team selection as a wide receiver after leading GP to a state berth and an All-Wesco second-team selection in basketball.
Granite Falls
Riley Larsen
Sports: Basketball, Baseball
An inspirational leader and good student, the two-sport star was a key part of the Tigers' basketball and baseball teams. Larsen was a Cascade Conference all-league selection at forward and pitcher.
Jason Todd
Sports: Basketball
The Herald's All-Area Boys Basketball Player of the Year led Jackson to fourth-place finish at state. Todd is headed to the University of Portland to play basketball.
Tyler Webley-Kunard
Sports: Football, Wrestling, Track
The aspiring Navy Seal was a first-team selection in football, wrestling and track and a regional wrestling champion and Wesco champion in javelin.
Zach Jacobson
Sports: Football, Track
The two-sport athlete was an All-Area selection as an offensive lineman after leading the Knights to the state quarterfinals and finished fourth in the state in the discus. Jacobson is headed to John Hopkins University to play football.
Andrew Stich
Sports: Track
The Cougars senior was a state champion in the 110-meter hurdles and took second place in the 300 hurdles and javelin to lead the Lakewood boys team to a fifth-place finish.
Lake Stevens
Duncan Mattingly
Sports: Cross country, Swim, Track
The three-sport athlete was a captain on the Vikings swim and cross country teams all while maintaining a 3.9 grade point average. Mattingly a Cliff Gillies award nominee.
Hunter Lord
Sports: Football, Wrestling
The Lynnwood Male Athlete of the Year was a 4A state wrestling champion at 160 pounds and an All-Wesco first-team selection at linebacker.
Marysville Pilchuck
Jake Luton
Sports: Football, Baseball
The All-Wesco first-team quarterback led the Tomahawks to the state quarterfinals and was an All-Area first-team selection as an outfielder for the baseball team. Luton is headed to the University of Idaho to play football.
Josiah Evans
Sports: Football, Wrestling
The two-sport star was an All-Wesco first-team and All-Area second-team selection at defensive back in leading the Mavericks to the state quarterfinals.
Hunter Bingham
Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball
The three-sport athlete was a key component on all three Bearcats teams, all while taking AP and honors classes. Bingham was an All-Wesco first-team selection as an outfielder.
Mountlake Terrace
Greg Bowman
Sports: Cross Country, Basketball, Track
The Wesco 4A South boys basketball player of the year was a key part of the Hawks basketball team's run to the state tournament. Bowman was an All-Area first-team selection as a post.
Chris Iacolucci
The four-year boys soccer letter winner was an All-Wesco first-team selection and an All-Area second-team selection at forward after leading the Scots to the state quarterfinals. Iacolucci is headed to Northwest University to play soccer.
Garrett Stich
Sports: Football, Wrestling, Baseball
The three-sport athlete played football, wrestling and baseball all four years, earning 12 letters. Stich was a regional wrestling champion to earn Mat Classic berth.
Laurence Wanambisi
Sports: Football, Soccer
The two-sport star was an All-Area first-team selection as a forward after leading the Spartans to the verge of the state tournament and was an All-Area second-team selection at wide receiver.
Taylor Comfort
Sports: Football, Wrestling, Soccer
The Cascade Conference All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and All-State football selection was named Sultan's Male Athlete of the Year. Comfort was also a district wrestling champ and fourth-place finisher at Mat Classic and also contributed to boys soccer team.
Tulalip Heritage
Keanu Hamilton
Sports: Basketball
The Northwest 1B League MVP led the Hawks to a tri-discrict championship and a sixth-place finish at the 1B state tournament. Hamilton is headed to Everett Community College to play basketball.

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