Below are the candidates for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Month for October. 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.
Taylor Rudberg | Mariner | Volleyball (Sept. 30-Oct. 6)
Rudberg, a senior, had 30 assists, six blocks, five aces and five kills in the Marauders’ 3-2 win over Cascade on Oct. 3.
Ayana Sabbas| Marysville Pilchuck| Volleyball (Oct. 7-13)
Sabbas, a senior, did a little bit of everything in the Tomahawks’ five-set win over Shorewood on Oct. 8. She recorded 12 kills, 10 digs, 16 assists and five service aces. MP rebounded from losing the second and third sets to beat the Thunderbirds, 3-2.
Carp Mukai | Kamiak | Boys Cross Country (Oct. 14-20)
Mukai, a junior, narrowly edged Jackson runners Brenden Charbeneau and Jordan Hansen to win the boys race at the annual Everett-Mukilteo Championships on Oct. 17 at McCollum Park. Mukai completed the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 41.1 seconds, just beating out Charbeneau (16:42.3) and Hansen (16:42.8).
Roman Savchuk | Mariner | Football (Oct. 21-27)
Savchuk, a senior, caught four passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, returned an interception for a score and recovered a fumble in the Marauders’ 45-28 win over Cascade on Oct. 25.