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.