The Athlete of the Week nominees for May 31-June 6. 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 15. Each weekly winner will be entered into the Athlete of the Month poll. The final Athlete of the Month poll for the 2020-21 school year will include weekly winners from May and June.
Last week’s winner:
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. Chesley won The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for May 24-30 by claiming 511 of 1,961 (26.1%) votes.
This week’s nominees:
Gryphon Aman | Mountlake Terrace | Boys wrestling
Aman, a sophomore, went 2-0 this week with a pair of pinfall victories in the 285-pound weight class. He won his first match in 1 minutes, 10 seconds against Archbishop Murphy’s Carlos Garibay on June 1 and his second in just 51 seconds against Lynnwood’s Jerin Wilson on June 3.
Adonai Daniel | Edmonds-Woodway | Boys basketball
Daniel, a junior, scored a game-high 29 points in the Warriors’ 69-56 victory over Cascade on June 2. He also paced Edmonds-Woodway with 18 points in a 57-41 win over rival Meadowdale on June 5.
Maya Erling | Glacier Peak | Girls basketball
Erling, a senior, scored a game-high 17 points as the Grizzlies outlasted Arlington 55-53 in a showdown of Wesco powers on June 3. Erling scored nine of her team’s 13 points in the fourth quarter, which Glacier Peak entered trailing 44-42. She also scored 15 points in the Grizzlies’ 71-56 win over Stanwood on June 1.
Noah Henderson | Cascade | Boys swim and dive
Henderson, a sophomore, earned victories in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 freestyle with times of 2 minutes, 6.21 seconds and 53.72 seconds, respectively, in a meet against Everett on June 2. Henderson was also a member of Cascade’s victorious 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams.
Oliver Holod | Kamiak | Boys swim and dive
Holod, a junior, swam the 50-yard freestyle in 23.05 seconds and the 400 freestyle in 5 minutes, 16.18 seconds to claim a pair of victories in a meet against Lake Stevens on June 2. Holod was also a member of Kamiak’s victorious 200 medley and 200 freestyle relay teams.
Ethan Martin | Arlington | Boys basketball
Martin, a junior, poured in 33 points, including seven 3-pointers, in the Eagles’ 73-59 win over Everett on June 2. Martin scored 16 points in the first quarter and 12 in the third, which matched Everett’s team score in each quarter.
Keira Marsh | Arlington | Girls basketball
Marsh, a junior, scored a game-high 17 points in the Eagles’ 58-34 victory over Everett on June 1. She also tied for the team lead with 14 points in a 55-53 loss to Glacier Peak on June 3.
Alex Rapelje | Edmonds-Woodway | Boys wrestling
Rapelje, a junior, won his 195-pound match by a 15-0 technical fall against Cascade’s Daniel Erickson on June 1.
Ella Sylvester | Everett | Girls basketball
Sylvester, a junior, scored 16 of her 18 points in the second quarter as the Seagulls outscored Monroe 23-11 in the period to pull away early in a 62-41 victory on June 3.
Justice Taylor | Lakewood | Boys basketball
Taylor, a junior, set a program record with eight 3-pointers as he led the Cougars with 26 points in a 92-67 win over Monroe on June 4. He also scored nine points in a 62-39 victory over Marysville Pilchuck on June 2.
Grace Trichler | Sultan | Girls basketball
Trichler, a junior, doubled the opposing team’s total score by pouring in 36 points as the Turks routed Eastside Prep 74-18 on June 1.
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.