The Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan. 10-16. 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
Devin Gilbert | Cascade | Boys Basketball
Gilbert, a junior, scored 27 points and added 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks as Cascade beat Lynnwood 75-70 on Jan. 7 for its first win of the season. Gilbert won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Jan. 3-9 by claiming 1,196 (32.8%) of 3,648 votes.
This week’s nominees
Jada Andresen | Snohomish | Girls Basketball
Andresen, a junior, set a school record with eight 3-pointers, including seven in the third quarter, as the Panthers cruised to a 71-27 win over Shorecrest on Jan. 12. Andresen finished with 25 points on Jan. 12. She also netted 10 points in Snohomish’s 54-49 victory over Burlington-Edison on Jan. 14.
Hayden Creswell | Monroe | Boys Basketball
Creswell, a junior, knocked down five 3-pointers on his way to 25 points in the Bearcats’ 71-54 win over Shorewood on Jan. 11. He also scored 16 points in Monroe’s 71-47 victory over Lynnwood on Jan. 13.
Hanna Crew | Arlington | Girls Wrestling
Crew won three straight matches by pinfall on her way to the 125-pound title at the Borderite Blizzard Invite at Blaine High School on Jan. 15. Crew victories included pinning Meridian’s Kerri Barnes in just 35 seconds in the title match.
Jaytin Hara | Kamiak | Boys Basketball
Hara, a junior, went 13 of 14 from the free-throw line on his way to scoring a game-high 26 points as the Knights knocked off Arlington 74-60 on Jan. 15. Harta scored 14 of his points in the fourth quarter, connecting on a 3-pointer and 11 of 12 free throws, to help Kamiak pull away in the final period.
Bella Hasan | Kamiak | Girls Basketball
Hasan, a sophomore, netted a game-high 25 points, including 18 in the first half, in the Knights’ 59-57 victory over Glacier Peak on Jan. 12. She also scored 20 points in Kamiak’s 63-55 win over Jackson on Jan. 14.
Quincy Laflin | Shorewood | Boys Wrestling
Laflin, a senior, clinched a 42-36 team win for the Thunderbirds when he pinned Mountlake Terrace’s Malachi Hashimoto at the 1:21 mark of the 126-pound bout, breaking a 36-36 tie in the final match of meet.
Mate Pallos | Edmonds-Woodway | Boys Swimming
Pallos, a junior, swam winning times of 2 minutes, 18.34 seconds in the 200-yard individual medley and 57.53 seconds in the 100 backstroke in a meet against Lynnwood on Jan. 13. He also helped the Warriors 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams to victories. Pallos added another individual victory on Jan. 11 in a meet against Kamiak with a time of 1:00.56 in 100 backstroke.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.