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Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Oct. 31-Nov. 6. Voting closes at midnight Sunday. The winner will be announced with next week’s poll and in Nov. 15’s paper.

Last week’s winners

Shorewood’s Blake Gettmann and Murray Falkin play during the 3A district doubles championship match against Edmonds-Woodway on Oct. 27 in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Shorewood’s Blake Gettmann and Murray Falkin play during the 3A district doubles championship match against Edmonds-Woodway on Oct. 27 in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Blake Gettmann and Murray Falkin | Shorewood | Boys Tennis

Gettmann and Falkin, both seniors, defeated Edmonds-Woodway’s Grant Oliver and Nalu Akiona 6-1, 7-5 to secure the Class 3A District 1 doubles title Oct. 27. It was the second consecutive district doubles title for Gettmann. They won The Herald’s Athlete of the Week voting for Oct. 24-30 by claiming 462 (29.0%) of 1,591 votes.

This week’s nominees

Addison Farman | Glacier Peak | Girls Swim & Dive

Farman, a sophomore, took first place in the diving event at the Class 4A District 1 girls swim and dive championships Nov. 5 at Snohomish Aquatic Center. She claimed the district title with a winning score 404.05 points.

Emma Hamm | Jackson | Girls Cross Country

Hamm, a junior, finished in 12th place in the Class 4A girls race at the state cross country championships Nov. 5 in Pasco. She finished the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 9.3 seconds.

Jacob Hopkins | Cascade | Boys Cross Country

Hopkins, a freshman, claimed the boys ambulatory race title with a winning time of 14 minutes, 13.0 seconds at the state cross country championships Nov. 5 in Pasco.

Kolton Matson | Lake Stevens | Football

Matson, a sophomore, threw five touchdown passes in the first half as the Vikings rolled past Bethel 63-0 in a Week 10 playoff game Nov. 4. Matson completed 9 of 10 passes for 142 yards.

Nick Mouser | Monroe | Football

Mouser, a junior, returned a blocked punt for a TD and came up with a critical interception late in the first half as the Bearcats beat Liberty (Renton) 35-21 in a Week 10 playoff game Nov. 4. Mouser’s interception in the end zone helped preserve a 14-point halftime lead. He also recorded a sack on defense.

Alishia Nichols | Archbishop Murphy | Volleyball

Nichols, a senior, delivered an all-around performance with 17 assists, 10 digs, eight aces, three kills and two blocks to help the Wildcats sweep Marysville Pilchuck on Nov. 1.

Emma Orthel | Shorecrest | Girls Soccer

Orthel, a junior, scored a goal and added an assist as the Scots clinched a state berth with a 2-0 win over Oak Harbor in a Class 3A District 1 tournament semifinal match on Nov. 2. She also scored a goal in Shorecrest’s 2-0 victory over Shorewood in the district title game Nov. 5.

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 sports@heraldnet.com. Nominations for each week must be received by noon on Monday.

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