Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for April 19-25 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. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Emily Baxter, Tenino softball: The junior ace pitcher struck out 19 in a seven-inning no-hitter in Game 1, then pitched four of the five innings (eight strikeouts) of a nightcap no-hitter against Elma.
Carter Cox, King's baseball: Cox went 8/12 with 11 RBI's over three wins for the Knights.
Ella Borsheim, Bellarmine Prep girls track: The junior distance runner ran a personal-best and 2021-leading time in the 1,600 meters - 4 minutes, 53.99 seconds - in a tri-4A SPSL meet against Curtis and Emerald Ridge.
Morgan Flesland, Mount Spokane softball: The Oregon State signee threw a perfect game against Gonzaga Prep, striking out 13 in a 6-0 win. She now has three no-hitters this season, writes the Spokesman-Review.
Elise Hani, Lake Washington girls basketball: The UW volleyball commit led the charge in a KingCo win over Eastlake - 15 points (on 7-for-7 shooting), 12 rebounds, five blocked shots and four assists.
Hailey Rath, Eatonville softball: The junior outfielder had a near-perfect week in three games of 2A SPSL action - 12-for-14, seven home runs, three doubles and 23 RBI, all victories.
Rachel Sysum, Jackson softball: The ninth grade shortstop is quickly making a name for herself against the Wesco’s best teams. She slugged four home runs and had 12 RBI in wins over No. 10 Kamiak (grand slam), No. 1 Glacier Peak (three-run HR) and Cascade of Everett (two HR).
Sydney Wells, Selah softball: The slugger crushed three home runs and drove in five runs as the Vikings kept their unbeaten record intact with a doubleheader sweep of East Valley of Yakima, writes the Yakima Herald-Republic.
Jeremiah Nubbe, Rainier boys track: The junior uncorked a huge discus throw at Tenino High School - 196 feet - to grab the state leader in 2021 by 18 feet. It was a person-best throw for the Mountaineers’ standout, who also set the all-time junior mark in Washington.
Kaden Perry, Battle Ground basketball: Scored 30 points, pulled down 15 boards in a season-opening win over Kelso.
Carson Frawley, Camas basketball: The junior hit five 3s on his way to 25 points in a narrow win at Battle Ground.
Ryan Orr, Tumwater baseball: Washington State commit struck out 14, walked two and allowed just two hits in a 4-0 win over W.F. West to snap the Bearcats' 49-game league win streak.
Trygve Grimsby, Gonzaga Prep baseball: Had a home run, went 2 of 3 and tallied 6 RBI in a 14-9 win over Mt. Spokane.
Stevan Rodriguez, Eisenhower baseball: Threw a five-inning no-hitter with eight strikeouts in a 13-0 win over Davis.