The Athlete of the Week nominees for Dec. 13-19. 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
Naser Motley | Mariner | Boys Basketball
Motley, a senior, netted a game-high 27 points as the Marauders topped Edmonds-Woodway 72-58 on Dec. 7. He also led Mariner with 16 points in a 62-48 win over Cedar Park Christian on Dec. 9. He won the Athlete of the Week voting for Dec. 6-12 by claiming 301 (30.3%) of 995 votes.
This week’s nominees
Blake Conyers | Lakewood | Boys Basketball
Conyers, a senior, averaged 30.5 points and 8.5 rebounds with a pair of near double-doubles last week. He poured in 32 points and pulled down eight rebounds in a 75-68 loss to Wesco 4A favorite Mariner on Dec. 14, and he had 29 points and nine rebounds in a 62-58 Northwest Conference win over Ferndale on Dec. 16.
Malakhi Childress | Marysville Pilchuck | Boys Wrestling
Childress, a sophomore, pinned Cascade’s Kevin Jacks at the 3:23 mark of the final match of the night to help the Tomahawks secure a 42-34 victory on Dec. 14.
Noah Henderson | Cascade | Boys Swim & Dive
Henderson, a junior, finished first in 100 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 0.35 seconds and won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.92 as the Bruins beat Monroe 99-75 on Dec. 14. Henderson also helped lead Cascade’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle teams to victories.
Ethan Martin | Arlington | Boys Basketball
Martin, a senior, drilled six 3-pointers and poured in 37 points as the Eagles outlasted Shorecrest 83-80 in overtime for a key Wesco 3A/2A victory on Dec. 14.
Mya Sheffield | Mountlake Terrace | Girls Basketball
Sheffield, a junior, hit a game-winning 3-pointer in the final seconds as the Hawks edged Edmonds School District rival Meadowdale 44-42 on Dec. 17. Sheffield scored all 17 of her points in the second half.
Grace Trichler | Sultan | Girls Basketball
Trichler, a senior, reached 1,000 career points with a 16-point outing in a 43-16 win over Eastside Prep on Dec. 15.
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.