Vote for The Herald’s Athlete of the Month for December 2019

The candidates include two basketball players, a diver and a wrestler

Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month for December. They were the winners of the four athlete-of-the-week polls during the month. The balloting for the athlete of the month closes at midnight Sunday.

Taras Fesiienko | Everett | Boys Basketball (Dec. 2-8)

Fesiienko, a junior guard, scored 43 points to lead the Seagulls to a 69-58 win over Cascade on Dec. 6 in the annual BruGull Fest game between city rivals.

Andrew Kallio | Marysville Pilchuck | Boys Diving (Dec. 9-15)

Kallio, a junior, won the diving competition Dec. 12 in a meet against Archbishop Murphy. His score of 289.85 broke the school record, which had stood for 21 years.

Jacob Vincent | Lake Stevens | Boys Wrestling (Dec. 16-22)

Vincent, a senior, beat defending Class 1A 220-pound state champion Gage Cooke of Granger High School, 5-2, to claim first place in the 220-pound weight class at the prestigious Tri-State tournament on Dec. 21 at North Idaho College.

Sam Sylliaasen | Granite Falls | Boys Basketball (Dec. 23-29)

Sylliaasen, a senior, recorded a double-double (21 points, 15 rebounds) in the Tigers’ 52-47 win over Port Townsend On Dec. 27.


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