The Athlete of the Week nominees for Dec. 16-22. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced on next week’s Prep Focus page. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll.
Nakia Boston | Lynnwood | Girls Basketball
Boston, a senior guard, scored 27 of the Royals’ 45 points in a 48-45 Wesco 3A/2A loss to Everett on Friday.
Lukas Doyle | Archbishop Murphy | Boys Basketball
Doyle, a junior forward, scored a game-high 26 points and added 14 rebounds to lift the Wildcats to an 85-48 win over Oak Harbor on Wednesday to open Wesco 3A/2A play.
Jensen Elsemore and Justin Limberg | Jackson | Boys Swimming
Elsemore, a sophomore, posted a Class 4A state-qualifying time in the 100-yard freestyle (48.84 seconds), and Limberg, a senior, posted a state-qualifying time in the 100 butterfly (53.1) in the Timberwolves’ 98-72 win over Shorecrest on Dec. 17.
Sumina Gurung | Everett | Girls Wrestling
Gurung, a sophomore, took first place in 105-pound weight class Saturday at the Pride of Lady Lions Invitational in Lynden.
Vatoria Keyes | Edmonds-Woodway | Girls Wrestling
Keyes, a senior, won the 235-pound weight class Saturday at the Pride of Lady Lions Invitational in Lynden.
Malakhi Knight | Marysville Getchell | Boys Basketball
Knight, a junior, became the first MG player to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone in a 72-62 Wesco 3A/2A win over Cedarcrest on Friday. Knight scored 34 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and added six assists, four steals and two blocks.
Morgan Stacey | Lakewood | Boys Basketball
Stacey, a senior, turned a steal into the game-winning basket with eight seconds remaining in the game to give the Cougars a 52-51 win over Meridian on Dec. 17 in a Northwest 2A game. Stacey led Lakewood with 11 points.
Jacob Vincent | Lake Stevens | Boys Wrestling
Vincent, a senior, beat defending Class 1A 220-pound state champion Gage Cooke of Granger High School, 5-2, to claim first place in the 220-pound weight class at the prestigious Tri-State tournament on Saturday at North Idaho College.