The Athlete of the Week nominees for May 24-30. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and will be included in the paper on Tuesday, June 8. Each weekly winner will be entered into the Athlete of the Month poll.
Last week’s winner:
Fatoumata Jaiteh | Meadowdale | Girls basketball
Jaiteh, a senior, scored a game-high 23 points in Meadowdale’s 61-56 overtime loss to Cedarcrest on May 18. She also scored a game-high 19 points as the Mavericks beat Kamiak 60-34 on May 20. She won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week for May 17-23 by claiming 419 of 1,602 (26.2%) votes.
Note: Athlete of the Week winners aren’t eligible for a nomination the following week.
This week’s nominees:
Alyssa Adams | Cedarcrest | Girls wrestling
Adams, a sophomore, went 2-0 in her 120-pound matches during a girls wrestling scramble at Mariner on May 25. She also went 2-0 in her matches at the same weight class during a girls wrestling scramble at Marysville Pilchuck on May 27.
Taylor Campbell | Archbishop Murphy | Girls basketball
Campbell, a junior, scored 20 points, including four 3-pointers, in the Wildcats’ 50-45 win over Meadowdale on May 26. She also scored 13 points, all in the first half, in Archbishop Murphy’s 52-43 win over Cedarcrest on May 24.
Garrett Chesley | Lake Stevens | Boys swim & dive
Chesley, a sophomore, swam the 100-meter butterfly in 58.53 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 57.03 seconds to earn a pair of individual victories in a three-team meet against Marysville Getchell and Marysville Pilchuck on May 28. He was also a member of the Vikings’ victorious 4×200 medley and 4×400 freestyle relay teams.
Aaliyah Collins | Glacier Peak | Girls basketball
Collins, a senior, netted a team-high 15 points in the Grizzlies 59-35 win over rival Snohomish on May 28. She also led Glacier Peak with 15 points in its win 71-34 win over Kamiak on May 26.
Shae Dixon | Lakewood | Boys basketball
Dixon, a senior, tied at Cougars boys basketball record with 43 points in the Cougars’ 76-50 victory over Cedarcrest on May 27. Dixon went 14-of-23 from the field, 4-of-8 on 3-pointers, 11-of-12 from the free-throw line and scored 20 of his points in the fourth quarter.
Jacob Erickson | Glacier Peak | Boys wrestling
Erickson, a junior, started the week with a pinfall victory over Monroe’s Ben Davis, a Class 4A Mat Classic qualifier last season, in 1 minute, 51 seconds in the 220-pound match during the Grizzlies’ 61-18 win over Monroe on May 26. He then wrestled the 285-pound match and beat Lakewood’s Keegan Bach, a 2A Mat Classic qualifier last season, in a 8-5 decision as Glacier Peak bested Lakewood 57-17 on May 28.
Kevin Jacks | Cascade | Boys wrestling
Jacks, a junior, clinched a team victory for Cascade by pinning Shorewood’s Clayton Elder in the 120-pound match as Bruins’ 36-30 beat the Thunderbirds on May 28. Jacks also won his 120-pound match by pinfall against Kamiak’s Kevin Cantini on May 26.
Sam Olson | Monroe | Boys basketball
Olson, a senior, went 10-of-12 from the free-throw line and scored 26 points in the Bearcats’ 78-71 victory over Stanwood on May 27. He also scored 16 points in the Bearcats’ 66-62 loss to Glacier Peak on May 25.
Kayla Peacocke | Jackson | Girls bowling
Peacocke, a senior, rolled three-game series of 503, 473 and 462 last week to help led the Timberwolves to a trio of victories as they remained unbeaten at 7-0 this season. Her efforts included single-game scores of 193 against Mount Vernon on May 27 and 178 versus Cascade on May 25.
Cort Roberson | Stanwood | Boys basketball
Roberson, a senior, netted a game-high 35 points in the Spartans’ 78-71 loss to Monroe on May 27.
Grace Trichler | Sultan | Girls basketball
Trichler, a junior, poured in a game-high 27 points, including a late 3-pointer that sealed the game, in the Turks’ 61-57 win over South Whidbey on May 28. Trichler also led all scorers with 29 points in Sultan’s 66-26 win over Summit Sierra on May 24 and scored a game-high 15 points as Sultan beat Bear Creek 34-23 on May 26.
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.