The Athlete of the Week nominees for Oct. 14-20. 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.
Dylan Carson | Marysville Pilchuck | Football
Carson rushed for 269 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries in the Tomahawks’ 42-14 win over Ferndale on Friday. The sophomore fullback helped Marysville Pilchuck pull away with TD runs of 80 and 66 yards on his team’s first two offensive plays of the second half.
Summer Dean | Everett | Girls Swimming
Dean won the 50-yard freestyle and swam on the Seagulls’ winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams Thursday in a 92-90 victory over Monroe at Forest Park Pool. Those three events were the only ones Everett won.
Barnaby French | Lynnwood | Boys Tennis
French, a senior, earned a 6-4, 1-6, 6-1 victory at No. 2 singles to help lift the Royals to a 4-3 win over Meadowdale on Oct. 14.
Isabel Garza | Monroe | Girls Soccer
Garza, a senior midfielder, scored a goal and added an assist as the Bearcats blanked Jackson 2-0 in a Wesco 4A match on Oct. 15. It was Monroe’s first victory over Jackson in at least eight years.
Olivia Hering | Stanwood | Girls Swimming
Hering won the 50-yard freestyle by four-tenths of a second and swam on the Spartans’ winning 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays to help her team to an 88-82 victory over Glacier Peak on Oct. 15.
Carp Mukai | Kamiak | Boys Cross Country
Mukai, a junior, narrowly edged Jackson runners Brenden Charbeneau and Jordan Hansen to win the boys race Thursday at the annual Everett-Mukilteo Championships at McCollum Park. Mukai completed the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 41.1 seconds, just beating out Charbeneau (16:42.3) and Hansen (16:42.8).
Sofia Soderblom | Glacier Peak | Volleyball
Soderblom, a junior outside hitter, pounded out 18 kills and added 25 digs to lift the Grizzlies to a five-set victory over Kamiak on Oct. 15. Glacier Peak lost the first two sets before rallying to win the final three.
Cameron Tappe | Granite Falls | Football
Tappe, a senior, intercepted three passes and returned one for a touchdown Friday in the Tigers’ 45-0 win over rival Sultan.
Alyvia Wright | Darrington | Volleyball
Wright, a sophomore setter, dished out 44 assists, and added two kills and five digs in the Loggers’ four-set victory over Mount Vernon Christian in a Northwest 2B/1B match on Oct. 15.