Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month for March. They were the winners of the four Athlete of the Week polls during the month. The balloting for the athlete of the month closes Thursday, April 21, at midnight. The winner will be featured in a future edition of The Herald.
Gabe Herrera | Archbishop Murphy | Boys Soccer
Herrera, a sophomore, scored two goals and added an assist to lead the Wildcats to a 3-1 win over Arlington on March 22. He won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for March 21-27 by claiming 549 (28.4%) of 1,934 votes.
Ava Marr | Archbishop Murphy | Girls Basketball
Marr, a freshman, averaged 15.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and one steal over three games to help the Wildcats earn a fourth-place trophy at the girls Class 2A Hardwood Classic. Marr shot 58.1% (18 of 31) from the field during the tournament and netted 22 points in the fourth/sixth-place game against Hudson’s Bay on March 5. She won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Feb. 28-March 6 by claiming 409 (42.6%) of 960 votes.
Lyle Pinaula | Cascade | Boys Track & Field
Pinaula, a senior, won the long jump with a personal-best leap of 21 feet, 6.5 inches in a three-team meet at Mariner High School on March 31. Pinaula also helped the Bruins’ 4×100 relay team to winning time of 44.81 seconds and finished fourth in the 100- and 200-meter races. Pinaula’s long jump ranked third in the state in Class 3A at the time, according to Athletic.net. He won the Athlete of the Week voting for March 29-April 3 by claiming 1,440 (37.5%) of 3,836 votes.
Caleb Podoll | Snohomish | Boys Soccer
Podoll, a junior, had a foot in five of Snohomish’s eight goals last week as the Panthers went 2-0. He contributed three assists in a 5-0 win over Marysville Getchell on March 16 and had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 victory over Stanwood on March 18. He won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for March 13-20 by claiming 1,228 (35.6%) of 3,450 votes.