Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Athlete of the Week for April 26-May 2 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.
Read through the nominees and cast your vote. We’ll send a free SBLive T-shirt to the winner of the poll!Voting will conclude Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday.
Colton Allen, Higley boys track: Allen turned in a 23-0 in the long jump at the East Valley Qualifier, the second-best mark in Arizona this season. He finished fourth in the 100 meters.
Alyssa Aguilar, Salpointe Catholic softball: Aguilar struck out 11 as part of a three-hitter as Salpointe Catholic defeated Sabino 10-0 on Friday. She added a hit and an RBI. Earlier in the week, she pitched a three-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Vista Grande and a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 10-0 victory against Cienega in which she homered and drove in two.
Jacob Anderson, Paradise Valley baseball: Anderson singled, doubled, homered, drove in five runs and scored three in Monday’s 12-0 win over Ironwood. He was the winning pitcher and drove in a run during Thursday’s 12-2 victory against Cesar Chavez.
Jocelyn Briski, Desert Vista softball: Briski, a sophomore, fired a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts (one walk) to beat Desert Ridge 3-0 on Monday. She had two hits, drove in a run and scored another. She turned in a similar performance Wednesday, pitching six no-hit innings with 13 strikeouts (one walk) and collecting three hits and two RBIs in a 9-3 victory against Mountain Pointe.
Ryan Campos, Red Mountain baseball: Campos homered twice and doubled Monday to help Red Mountain beat Mesa 13-1. The next night, he scored two runs in a 12-2 blowout of Sandra Day O’Connor.
Brexton Clubb, Liberty baseball: Liberty defeated Sunrise Mountain 9-1 on Monday and Shadow Ridge 8-2 on Wednesday and Clubb had three RBIs in each game, including a home run against Shadow Ridge.
Sheena Cumberbatch, Chandler girls track: At the Chandler City Varsity Meet, Cumberbatch recorded a 37-9 in the triple jump, the second-best mark in Arizona this season.
Bridget Donahey, Xavier Prep softball: Donahey homered in both of the Gators’ games last week, a 13-7 loss to Hamilton and a 17-0 victory against Westwood.
Cody Gallardo, Maricopa baseball: Gallardo, a freshman, had three hits and was the winning pitcher (seven strikeouts in five innings) in Monday’s 12-6 victory against Kofa.
Eric Garcia, Copper Canyon baseball: Garcia went 4 for 4 with six runs and six RBIs in Monday’s 30-20 victory against La Joya Community.
Sydney Haake, Desert Mountain softball: Haake homered and struck out 11 in a complete game to lead Desert Mountain to a 3-0 win over Chaparral on Tuesday.
Hina Huber, Mountain View Mesa softball: Huber twirled a three-hit shutout with six strikeouts (one walk) to lead the Toros to a 2-0 win over Basha on Thursday. Earlier in the week, she pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 9-0 rout of Chandler. She also was the winning pitcher in victories against Mesa and Corona del Sol, going 4-0 for the week.
Ryan Lopez, Westview baseball: Lopez had three hits and four RBIs and pitched a five-inning complete game (five strikeouts, zero walks) to lead Westview to a 14-3 win over Copper Canyon on Wednesday.
Daniel Martinez, Fairfax baseball: Martinez starred at the plate and on the mound in Monday’s 15-0 rout of Metro Tech, driving in five runs and striking out eight in three innings.
Karyn Meier, Maricopa softball: Meier was 6 for 6 with four doubles, five runs and seven RBIs in Maricopa’s 27-0 rout of Maryvale on Tuesday. Two nights later, in a 15-3 victory against Browne, she was 4 for 4 with two doubles, a triple, three runs and six RBIs.