Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Dec. 12-18

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Dec. 12-18. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with the next poll and in a future edition of The Herald.

Last week’s winner

Jason Roth | Snohomish | Boys Basketball

Roth, a junior, poured in 29 points to lead the Panthers to a 54-47 victory over Everett in their Wesco 3A/2A opener Dec. 6. He won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Dec. 5-11 by claiming 579 (33.8%) of 1,719 votes.

This week’s nominees

Jada Andresen | Snohomish | Girls Basketball

Andresen, a senior, broke her own single-game school record with 10 3-pointers in the Panthers’ 80-38 victory over Monroe on Dec. 13. She finished with 34 points, including 19 in the first quarter. Andresen also scored a game-high 19 points in Snohomish’s 54-30 win over Shorewood on Dec. 15.

Parker Baumann | Shorecrest | Boys Basketball

Baumann, a senior, poured in a game-high 26 points to lead the Scots to a 63-53 win over previously unbeaten Marysville Getchell on Dec. 16.

Mia Cienega | Everett | Girls Wrestling

Cienega won all three of her matches by pinfall on her way to claiming the 235-pound title at the Santa Slam Girls Invitational at Juanita High School on Dec. 17. Cienega scored two first-round pins and a second-round pin.

Kaiu Taylor | Glacier Peak | Boys Swim & Dive

Taylor, a junior, swam winning times in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100 freestyle during a four-team meet with Snohomish, Marysville Pilchuck and Marysville Getchell on Dec. 15. He finished the 200 IM in 2 minutes, 6.82 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 50.56 seconds. Taylor also earned victories in the 200 freestyle (1:56.73) and 100 backstroke (59.68) in a three-team meet with Snohomish and Monroe on Dec. 13.

Koen Mattern | Lake Stevens | Boys Wrestling

Mattern, a junior, finished in second place in the 220-pound bracket at the prestigious Tri-State Tournament at North Idaho College on Dec. 17. He picked up four wins by pinfall before falling in a second-round pin in the championship match.

Gil Mossburg | Glacier Peak | Boys Wrestling

Mossburg, a junior, took second place in the 145-pound bracket at the prestigious Tri-State Tournament at North Idaho College on Dec. 17. He earned two wins by pinfall and two by decision before falling in a 6-4 decision in the championship match.

Gia Powell | Meadowdale | Girls Basketball

Powell, a junior, hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer to lift the Mavericks past Class 3A state runner-up Lake Washington, 65-64, on Dec. 17. She finished with 25 points.

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 sports@heraldnet.com. Nominations for each week must be received by noon on Monday.

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