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

Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month for December. They were the winners of the five athlete-of-the-week polls during the month. The balloting for the athlete of the month closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be featured in a future edition of The Herald.

Jailin Johnson | Mariner | Boys Basketball

Johnson, a junior, netted a game-high 28 points as the Marauders fell 73-61 against Class 2A powerhouse Lynden on Dec. 22. He added 10 points in Mariner’s 92-40 rout of Marysville Pilchuck on Dec. 23. He won the Athlete of the Week voting for the week of Dec. 20-26 by claiming 1,417 (46.9%) of 3,022 votes.

Naser Motley | Mariner | Boys Basketball

Motley, a senior, netted a game-high 27 points as the Marauders topped Edmonds-Woodway 72-58 on Dec. 7. He also led Mariner with 16 points in a 62-48 win over Cedar Park Christian on Dec. 9. He won the Athlete of the Week voting for Dec. 6-12 by claiming 301 (30.3%) of 995 votes.

Mya Sheffield | Mountlake Terrace | Girls Basketball

Sheffield, a junior, hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as the Hawks edged Edmonds School District rival Meadowdale 44-42 on Dec. 17. Sheffield scored all 17 of her points in the second half. She won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week for Dec. 13-19 by claiming 249 (31.1%) of 801 votes.

Isaiah White | Everett | Boys Basketball

White, a sophomore, scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds in Everett’s 61-51 loss to Dimond (Anchorage, Alaska). He also chipped in 13 points in a loss to 1A powerhouse King’s on Dec. 29. He won the Athlete of the Week voting for the week of Dec. 27-Jan.2 by claiming 887 (45.1%) of 1,966 votes.

Sylas Williams | Jackson | Boys Basketball

Williams, a junior, poured in 23 points and pulled down 22 rebounds in the Timberwolves’ 54-42 victory over Meadowdale on Dec. 3. He recorded another double-double the following day with 19 points and 10 rebounds in a 79-70 win over Burlington-Edison. He won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week for Nov. 30-Dec. 5 by claiming 638 (35.3%) of 1,808 votes.

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