Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for March 14-20 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, March 28. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
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Jose Mariano, Valencia baseball: Mariano hit two home runs and drove in seven runs in Saturday's win over Chatsworth.
Alejandro Rangel, Jurupa Hills baseball: Rangel was 8-13 with four doubles in four-game last week for the Spartans.
Gabriel Hernandez, Barstow baseball: Hernandez struck out 12 batters for the second consecutive game in Thursday's 2-1 loss to Victor Valley.
Trevor Hansen, Royal baseball: Hansen pitched six innings and allowed one hit while striking out ten in Tuesday's 6-0 win against St. Bonaventure.
Ryan Spshyock, Dos Pueblos baseball: Spshyock tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out 15 batters and also hit a solo home run in Friday's win over Central Valley Christian.
Solomon Margolis, Milken baseball: Margolis allowed three hits, one run, and struck out 15 in last week's win over Oakwood.
Jordan Davis, Baldwin Park baseball: Davis went 5-5 with two doubles in Thursday's 11-1 win over Chino.
Ryan Rivera, San Marcos baseball: Rivera went 3-5 with a home run, two doubles, and eight runs batted in against San Pasqual last week.
Sam Garewal, Canyon Crest baseball: Garewal tossed a two-hitter and struck out 16 batters to help the Ravens take down Torrey Pines, 2-0, on Monday.
Kian Sanchez, Canyon Crest baseball: Sanchez homered in both games last week, helping the Ravens beat Torrey Pines and Classical Academy.
Gabe Camacho, La Costa Canyon baseball: Camacho went 3-4 with a home run, double, and two runs batted in against San Pasqual on Thursday.
Alex Leyva, Morse baseball: Leyva went 10-11 at the plate last week to help the Tigers win three games.
Carlos Cerda, Olympian baseball: Cerda tossed a four-hit shutout and struck out 11 in Monday's 1-0 win over Coronado.
Jade Ignacio, El Camino softball: Ignacio homered in back-to-back games last week against Ramona and San Dieguito.
Sophia Ramuno, Helix softball: Ramuno struck out 11 batters in only five innings during Saturday's 11-1 win over Olympian.
Candace Tarle, Cathedral Catholic softball: Tarle struck out ten batters and allowed only one hit in Saturday's win over Clairemont.
Cambria Salmon, Beaumont softball: Salmon allowed one hit and stuck out 15 batters in Saturday's 1-0 win over Rancho Cucamonga.
Peyton Rohr, Viewpoint softball: Rohr threw a no-hitter and struck out 14 in Friday's win over Crossroads.
Dani Jackman, University Prep softball: Jackman had four hits including three home runs and a double in last week's win over United Christian Academy.
Mira Olvera, Rancho Mirage softball: Olvera had 12 hits and seven stolen bases across five games last week.
Jaelin Haynes, Citrus Valley softball: Haynes had four hits and five stolen bases in last week's 9-4 win over Los Osos.