Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Massachusetts High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 4-10 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, Oct. 18. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivemass.
THIS WEEK’S MASSACHUSETTS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Faith Bouton, Tri-County volleyball
Bouton had 28 digs and 13 service points in a 3-0 win over Bethany Christian on Oct. 5.
Julia Kelly, Mansfield volleyball
Kelly totaled 26 kills and added five service aces and two digs to lead Mansfield to a 3-1 victory over Canton and a straight-set victory over Attleboro.
Kate Andy, Norton volleyball
Andy had 18 assists and 15 digs to lead Andy to a 3-2 win over Norwood on Oct. 8.
Emma Gosselin, Hopedale field hockey
Gosselin scored two goals to lead Hopedale to a 4-1 win over Notre Dame Academy on Oct. 8.
Graham Straface, Nashoba field hockey
Straface recorded a hat trick to lead Nashoba to a 7-1 victory over Algonquin on Oct. 8.
Tallie Dutkewych, Bromfield girls soccer
Dutkewych scored a goal and added two assists to lead Bromfield to a 5-0 win over Oakmont on Oct. 7.
Phil Arpano, Lunenburg QB
Arpano threw four touchdown passes in Lunenburg's 55-6 win over Gardner.
Miguel Borges, Marlborough RB
Borges carried the ball 18 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns in Marlborough's loss to Fitchburg.
Ryan Boyce, Northbridge QB
Boyce rushed for 225 yards and a touchdown and threw for 90 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-20 OT loss to Grafton.
Tyler Dimond, Grafton QB
Dimond rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns and passed for 141 yards and one TD to lead Grafton to a 28-20 overtime win over Northbridge. The TD pass turned out to be the game-winner in overtime.
Michael DiTavi, Maynard RB
DiTavi rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns in Maynard's 32-0 win over Groton-Dunstable.
Andrew Gagnon, Quaboag
Gagnon had a 40-yard pick-six in Quaboag's 23-12 win over Oxford.
Colby Goodchild, Reading RB
Goodchild carried the ball 26 times for 156 yards and three TDs in a 26-17 win over Woburn.
Joe Gray, Oakmont RB
Gray rushed for 168 yards and two TDs to lead Oakmont to a 27-0 win over Hudson.
Chris Hatch, Assabet RB
Hatch had 14 carries for 104 yards and caught a 22-yard TD pass in Assabet's 13-12 loss to Worcester Tech.
Brian Holmes, Ayer-Shirley QB
Holmes ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 70 yards and a TD to lead Ayer-Shirley to a 36-13 win over Quabbin.
Bobby Humphrey, West Boylston RB
Humphrey rushed 30 times for 196 yards and three touchdowns to lead West Boylston to a 35-14 win over Tyngsboro.
Marcues Jean-Jacques, Arlington WR/DB
Jean-Jacques returned an interception 85 yards for a touchdown and caught a 19-yard TD pass in a 22-14 win over Lexington.
Luke Lockbaum, Doherty
Lockbaum returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown in Doherty's 28-14 loss to Wachusett.
Josh Mateo, Valley Tech
Mateo scored four touchdowns - two rushing TDs and two receiving TDs - to lead Valley Tech to a 49-0 win over Monty Tech.
Charles Manu Jr., Worcester Tech RB
Manu Jr. rushed for 100 yards and a TD in Worcester Tech's 13-12 win over Assabet.
Cam Marshall, Ayer-Shirley ATH
Marshall scored three touchdowns in Ayer-Shirley's 36-13 win over Quabbin. His TDs came on a 60-yard punt return, a 27-yard reception and a 46-yard run.
James Murphy, Reading QB
Murphy passed for 207 yards and a touchdown in Reading's 26-17 win over Woburn. The touchdown pass was the 45th of Murphy's career, which broke the school record for career TD passes.
Anthony Oquendo, Fitchburg RB
Oquendo ran for 260 yards and three TDs to lead Fitchburg to a 42-34 win over Marlborough.
Jack Peters, Shrewsbury RB
Peters rushed for two touchdowns in Shrewsbury's 30-13 win over Nashoba.
JC Petrongolo, Catholic Memorial QB
Petrongolo threw four touchdown passes to lead Catholic Memorial to a 44-0 win over St. John's on Saturday.
Matt Shaw, Governor's Academy RB
Shaw rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns to lead Governor's Academy to a 49-27 win over Brooks.
Michael Wolfendale, Brooks QB
Wolfendale threw for 420 yards in a loss to Governor's Academy on Saturday.