The Athlete of the Week nominees for March 8-14. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll. Each weekly winner will be included in an Athlete of the Month poll. Last week’s winner is included below.
Last week’s winner:
Malik Dotson | Lakewood | Football
Dotson, a senior, scored on runs of 62, 5, 32, 57 and 9 yards while racking up 225 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries in the Cougars’ 69-0 victory over Marysville Getchell. He added a reception for 15 yards. Dotson won last week’s poll by claiming 539 of 1,222 (44.1%) votes.
This week’s nominees:
Ryan Black | Glacier Peak | Football
Black, a senior, needed just 10 touches on offense to rack up 139 yards from scrimmage and a pair of touchdowns as the Grizzlies knocked off rival Snohomish 35-10. He eluded a bevy of defenders to weave his way to the end zone on a 52-yard run and turned a short swing pass into a 62-yard scoring scamper.
Johnny Cao | Lynnwood | Boys Tennis
Cao, a freshman, outlasted Mariner’s Jesus Rangel for 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 victory in the No. 2 singles match as the Royals defeated the Marauders 6-1.
Dylan Carson | Marysville Pilchuck | Football
Carson, a junior, churned out 243 yards and five touchdowns on just 14 carries in the Tomahawks’ 49-21 win over rival Marysville Getchell. He scored on runs of 19, 46, 33, 16 and 74 yards.
Carson Chrisman | Lakewood | Football
Chrisman, a senior, manged to reach the end zone in three differnt ways in the Cougars’ 77-21 victory over Everett. He scored on a 45-yard interception return, a 79-yard punt return and a 46-yard pass, all in the first half.
Erin Ingram | Jackson | Volleyball
Ingram, a senior, delivered a whopping 29 kills in the Timberwolves’ tightly contested 3-2 victory over defending Wesco 3A/2A champion Arlington.
Tanner Jellison | Lake Stevens | Football
Jellison, a senior, completed 15 of 23 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns and added another score on the ground in the Vikings’ 40-0 rout of rival Monroe.
Maggie McGinness | Edmonds-Woodway | Volleyball
McGinness, a senior, dished out 24 assists and had eight aces in the Warriors’ 3-1 win over Archbishop Murphy.
Taylor Nelson | Monroe | Girls Soccer
Nelson, a junior, scored three goals and added two assists as the Bearcats defeated Kamiak 5-2 on March 9. She also notched a goal in Monroe’s 4-2 victory over Marysville Getchell on March 11.
Madison Nguyen | Archbishop Murphy | Volleyball
Nguyen, a junior, posted 29 digs, 13 kills and three aces in a 3-1 loss to Shorewood.
Kayla Soderstrom | Snohomish | Girls Soccer
Soderstrom, a senior, dished out four assists in the Panthers’ 5-1 victory over Marysville Pilchuck.
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.