The Athlete of the Week nominees for April 25-30. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with the next poll and in next Tuesday’s paper. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll.
Last week’s winner
Emily Lin | Shorewood | Girls Tennis
Lin, a sophomore, went 3-0 in her No. 1 singles matches while helping Shorewood a trio of wins. Lin didn’t drop a set in her first two victories and closed her week with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Edmonds-Woodway’s Paige Oliver. Lin won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week poll for April 18-24 by claiming 829 (29.9%) of 2,774 votes.
This week’s nominees
Elie Bassett | Granite Falls | Girls Track & Field
Bassett, a senior, won the 400 meters and the javelin during an Emerald Sound Conference meet April 28 at Granite Falls High School. Bassett ran a season-best time of 1 minute, 2.05 seconds in the 400 and threw the javelin 96 feet, 6 inches. She also finished third in the 100.
Grace DeSota | Lynnwood | Softball
DeSota, a junior, went 5-for-6 with four doubles and five RBI as the Royals beat Edmonds-Woodway 15-13 in extra innings April 27. DeSota also homered and hit a double in Lynnwood’s 7-2 loss to Everett on April 29.
Jacob Gabler | Edmonds-Woodway | Baseball
Gabler, a senior, pitched a no-hitter and struck out 14 batters in the Warriors’ 6-0 win over Cascade on April 26. Gabler walked only one batter and also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple and three RBI.
Jacob Kang | Jackson | Boys Golf
Kang, a freshman, fired a 3-under 33 for a first-place finish in a five-team Wesco 4A meet on April 25 at Snohomish Golf Course. He followed it with a 2-under 34 for another first-place finish in a five-team Wesco 4A meet on April 27 at Harbour Pointe Golf Course.
Jaelyn Mill and Celina Escamilla | Everett | Girls Tennis
Mill, a junior, and Escamilla, a junior, dropped just six games during a 3-0 week at No. 2 doubles for the Seagulls. Mill and Escamilla won their matches 6-0, 6-2; 6-1, 6-1; and 6-1, 6-1.
Alec Rust | Edmonds-Woodway | Boys Track & Field
Rust, a senior, won the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 14 feet, 3 inches at the Shoreline Invitational on April 30. Rust’s vault ranks third in state in Class 3A, according to Athletic.net.
Maisie Walker | Cedarcrest | Girls Golf
Walker shot a 3-over 38 for a first-place finish at a three-team meet on April 26 at Blue Heron Golf Course.
Ben Webb | Kamiak | Boys Soccer
Webb, a senior, scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lift Kamiak past Jackson 1-0 on April 29. The victory sealed up a Wesco 4A title for the Knights.
Note: The Herald’s Athlete of the Week nominees are chosen based off stats reported to the newspaper, recommendations from coaches and first-hand observations. Stats from games and recommendations for nominees can be sent to email@example.com.
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