The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 16-22. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll at the end of the month.
Anna Albrecht | Cascade | Girls Soccer
Albrecht, a junior forward, scored a second-half goal to lift the Bruins to a 1-0 win over Kamiak on Sept. 17. It was Cascade’s first victory over the Knights since Sept. 4, 2012.
Elisha Baxter | Snohomish | Girls Cross Country
Baxter, a junior, placed first Wednesday at the four-team Dirty Face Cup in Snohomish, posting a time of 19 minutes over the 5,000-meter course at Valley View Middle School. Baxter’s performance helped the Panthers finish first in the team scoring.
Jackson Cole | Mariner | Football
Cole accounted for five touchdowns — three passing and two rushing — in the Marauders’ 51-6 win over rival Kamiak on Friday. The dual-threat quarterback also kicked a 30-yard field goal and made six extra-points.
Isaac Cortes | Granite Falls | Boys Cross Country
Cortes, a senior, placed first in the three-mile varsity race Saturday at the Salt Creek Invitational in Port Angeles. He completed the course in 15:05.15, which was 22.08 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.
Landon Jones and Ben Isler | Glacier Peak | Boys Tennis
Jones and Isler, both seniors, rallied to beat Shorewood’s Ari Webb and Erik Ertsgaard 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1 doubles Wednesday to help the Grizzlies clinch a 4-3 win over the Thunderbirds in a non-conference match at Shorewood.
Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan | Cascade | Football
Murphy-Mcmillan rushed for 313 yards and four touchdowns on 43 carries Friday in the Bruins’ 48-47 double-overtime loss to Mount Vernon. It was Murphy-Mcmillan’s second 300-yard rushing game of the season.
Morgan Pease | Oak Harbor | Volleyball
Pease, a junior outside hitter, pounded out 23 kills and added 24 digs Thursday in the Wildcats’ four-set victory over Shorecrest in a Wesco 3A match.
Vicky Rodenbaugh | Granite Falls | Volleyball
Rodenbaugh, a junior setter/right side, filled up the stat sheet with three kills, 26 assists, 12 digs and three aces in a 3-1 non-conference win over Darrington on Sept. 17.
Elli Straume | Kamiak | Girls Swimming
Straume, a senior, posted a pair of state-qualifying times in the Knights’ first meet of the season, a 107-78 win over Lake Stevens on Sept. 17. Straume recorded a time of 5:17.96 in the 500 freestyle, and her leadoff leg in the 400 freestyle relay (54.36) was a state-qualifying time for the 100 freestyle.