Here are the seniors nominated for The Herald’s 2018 Boys Athlete of the Year. You can vote for your choice below.
The Herald’s 2018 High School Athletes of the Year, selected by the sports staff, will be announced later this month. The winners of the online voting also will be announced at that time.
Nominations were made by the schools.
Voting closes at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18.
Daniel Arias, Jackson
Arias, a Dwayne Lane Scholarship winner, was a two-sport standout in football and track. He earned first-team Herald All-Area honors at wide receiver, catching 43 passes for 844 yards and eight touchdowns. He also was a second-team All-Wesco 4A selection at defensive back, where he had a pair of interceptions. Arias won the 400 meters title at last month’s 4A state track and field meet and finished with three state medals. He holds school records in both the 400 and 200 meters. Arias maintains a 3.43 grade-point average and volunteers at his church and the Lynnwood Police Department. He will continue his football career at the University of Colorado.
Conor Bardue, Lake Stevens
Bardue was a first-team Herald All-Area selection in both football and baseball. He quarterbacked the Lake Stevens football team to the Wesco 4A title and a berth in the Class 4A state playoffs, completing 62.1 percent of his passes for 2,104 yards and 28 touchdowns. In baseball, he hit .492 with one home run and six doubles. Bardue maintained a nearly 4.0 grade-point average and is a Fellowship of Christian Athletes member. He will continue his baseball career at the College of Marin in California.
Gage Burtenshaw, Darrington
Burtenshaw took second place at 170 pounds in the 2B/1B state wrestling tournament in February. He won the 160-pound state title in 2017.
Jonathan Chen, King’s
Chen was a first-team All-Cascade Conference defensive back in football and a second-team defender in soccer. He maintains a 4.0 grade-point average and has taken 14 advanced placement or honors classes. He also served as the school’s student body vice president.
Camden Correos, Shorewood
Correos was a two-sport athlete in cross country and track and field. He helped the Thunderbirds to an 11th-place finish in the 4×100 relay at the 3A state track and field meet. He also is a top student.
Salihou Fatty, Edmonds-Woodway
Fatty was a captain of both the Edmonds-Woodway wrestling and football teams. A four-year letter winner in wrestling, he placed fifth at 132 pounds in the 3A state tournament this past February for his second state medal after taking fourth in 2017. He also earned second-team All-Wesco 3A South football honors at defensive back. Fatty was elected class president each of his first three years at the school and was the student body president this year. He maintains a 3.43 grade-point average and is a volunteer middle-school wrestling coach.
Isaiah Funston, Monroe
Funston placed fifth in the 800 meters at last month’s 4A state track and field meet. He was a two-time team captain in cross country and a four-year letter winner in both cross country and track and field. He maintains a 4.0 grade-point average while taking numerous advanced placement and college-level classes. Funston is actively involved in his local church, where he mentors children through Vacation Bible School and volunteers with outreach programs. He also helped build houses during a mission trip to Mexico.
Brett Gillis, Cascade
Gillis is the Everett Herald’s 2018 Baseball Player of the Year and was a Wesco 4A first-team pick as both an infielder and a pitcher. He batted .500 with 13 extra-base hits and posted a 1.25 earned-run average in 44 2/3 innings pitched, leading the Bruins to the Wesco 4A regular-season championship. Gillis also was Cascade’s starting quarterback in football and has taken multiple advanced placement and honors courses. He will continue his baseball career at Yakima Valley College.
Kyler Gordon, Archbishop Murphy
Gordon, a two-way football standout who helped lead the Wildcats to the 2A state semifinals, was an Associated Press 2A all-state selection both as a defensive back and all-purpose player. He totaled 1,366 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense, and recorded five interceptions and forced three fumbles on defense. Gordon also helped Archbishop Murphy’s 4×100 relay team to a fourth-place finish in the 2A state track and field meet. He maintains a 3.67 grade-point average. He will continue his football career at the University of Washington.
Caleb Herr, Lynnwood
Herr was a running back and linebacker on the Lynnwood football team and an infielder on the baseball team. He maintained a 3.39 grade-point average.
Austin Lane, Lakewood
Lane was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and field. A quarterback on the football team, he completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 2,489 yards, 29 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also rushed for 415 yards and three touchdowns and led the Cougars to a share of the Northwest Conference 2A title. He broke numerous school passing records and received first-team All-Northwest Conference honors. Lane also started on the basketball team and threw the javelin in track and field.
Gabe Maggio, Everett
Maggio was a three-year letter winner in both football and baseball. As a first-team All-Wesco 3A South quarterback, he helped the Everett football team reach the Week 10 playoffs for the first time since 2010. Maggio maintained a 3.73 grade-point average and took nine advanced placement classes. He served as the school’s student body president, volunteered with Assisteens and is a member of Young Life.
Tim Mandzyuk, Glacier Peak
Mandzyuk earned 12 varsity letters as a three-sport athlete in cross country, wrestling and track and field. He was a 4A state qualifier in both cross country and wrestling this year. He maintains a 4.0 grade-point average.
Romelo Mangum, Mariner
Mangum was a second-team All-Wesco 4A running back in football. He also placed 12th in the 200 meters at the 4A state track and field meet and helped the Marauders’ 4×100 relay team to a ninth-place finish.
Kalvyn McDaniel, Snohomish
McDaniel was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track and field. He placed third in the pole vault at last month’s 3A state track and field meet. He maintains a 3.83 grade-point average.
Mason Phillips, Stanwood
Phillips claimed his third consecutive state wrestling title in February, winning the 3A 145-pound championship to finish a perfect 85-0 in high school competition. The Stanwood wrestling phenom holds numerous school records and is a two-time Greco-Roman national champion. He also won a title at the prestigious Super 32 tournament last year and was a member of the 2017 U.S. Cadet World Team. Phillips holds a 3.60 grade-point average and was named the Washington state recipient of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award last month by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He will continue his wrestling career at the University of North Carolina.
Lewis Pope, South Whidbey
Pope averaged 23.8 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals per game while leading the South Whidbey boys basketball team to its first conference title since 1989. He was named the Cascade Conference’s co-Most Valuable Player and was an Associated Press 1A first-team all-state selection. He also was the Snohomish County Basketball Officials Association’s boys player of the year. Lewis maintained a 3.87 grade-point average and initiated a group that works with students in adapted physical education. He will continue his basketball career at Central Washington University.
George Reidy, Cedar Park Christian-Bothell
Reidy averaged 26.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.0 steals per game in basketball. He was named the 1A boys basketball player of the year by the state’s coaches association and the Cascade Conference co-Most Valuable Player. He also was a first-team All-Cascade Conference infielder in baseball. Reidy was involved in school leadership and was an on-campus mentor for a special-needs student. He will continue his basketball career at Northwest Nazarene University in Idaho.
Gavin Rork, Arlington
Rork was a four-year letter winner in both baseball and wrestling. Named a first-team Herald All-Area outfielder, he batted .440 with four triples and four doubles while helping the Arlington baseball team go unbeaten in Wesco 3A play and reach the 3A state tournament. He also was a three-time top-four placer in the 3A state wrestling tournament before suffering a late-season injury this year. Rork maintained a 3.45 grade-point average and will continue his baseball career at Seattle University.
Ian Roskelley, Marysville Getchell
Roskelley was a captain on both the Marysville Getchell football and basketball teams. He volunteers in the community and was nominated by the Snohomish County Basketball Officials Association for exemplary sportsmanship.
Will Schafer, Meadowdale
Schafer was a three-sport athlete and captain of the Meadowdale football, basketball and baseball teams. He was a two-way football standout, earning first-team All-Wesco 3A South honors at both wide receiver and defensive back. He had 38 catches for 691 yards and seven touchdowns at wide receiver and intercepted five passes on defense. Schafer also earned first-team All-Wesco 3A South honors in baseball after batting .377 with one triple and 10 doubles as an infielder. He maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and was named STEM student of the month for his excellence in physics and calculus. He also was a member of the Hi-Q academic competition team and mentored incoming freshmen as a Link Crew leader.
Bobby Stoyanov, Mountlake Terrace
Stoyanov was named The Herald’s 2018 Boys Soccer Player of the Year after shattering school records with 47 goals and 14 assists this season. The star forward scored at least five goals four times, including a season-high eight-goal performance. He finished with a school-record 78 career goals. He will continue his soccer career at the Richmond International Academic and Soccer Academy in England.
Errett Turner, Sultan
Turner was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He earned first-team All-Cascade Conference honors as a wide receiver in football and second-team honors as an infielder in baseball. He captained both Sultan’s football and baseball teams and was the school’s senior class president. He will continue his baseball career at Dubuque University in Iowa.
Carson Tuttle, Kamiak
Tuttle averaged 22 points, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game while leading the Kamiak boys basketball team to the 4A state quarterfinals for the first time in the school’s 25-year history. He scored a school-record 52 points in a game this past December and was named The Herald’s Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. The four-year letterman ended his career as the Knights’ all-time leader in points, assists, steals, 3-pointers and wins. Tuttle also provided instruction and mentorship to the players in Kamiak’s youth basketball program. He maintained a 3.4 grade-point average and was elected student of the month by Kamiak staff members this past December. He will continue his basketball career at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
Grant Van Valkenburg, Cedarcrest
Van Valkenburg won the 3,200 meters and placed second in the 1,600 meters at last month’s 2A state track and field meet. He also placed second in the 2A state cross country meet this past November. Over the past two years, Van Valkenburg earned six top-five state finishes in track and cross country. He will continue his distance-running career at the U.S. Naval Academy.
Erwin Weary, Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace
Weary averaged 25.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game while leading the Cedar Park Christian-Mountlake Terrace boys basketball team to the 1B state quarterfinals. He was named the Class 1B boys basketball state player of the year by both the Associated Press and the state’s coaches association. He will continue his basketball career at Edmonds Community College.