Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Arizona High School Athlete of the Week for May 3-9 as nominated by coaches, fans and readers.
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.
Carlos Albazan, Trevor G. Browne baseball: Albazan had a five-RBI game to help Browne defeat Metro Tech 18-0 on Monday.
Mario Bejarano, Tucson baseball: Bejarano went 4 for 4 with a homer and three RBIs in Tuesday’s 9-3 win over Sunnyside.
Jade Berry, Queen Creek softball: Berry homered, tripled and drove in three to help Queen Creek beat Basha 4-0 on Monday. Saturday, she homered and drove in four in a 7-1 victory against Perry.
Gabriella Chiara, Pinnacle girls track: Chiara finished first in the 800 meters at the Northeast Valley Championships with a personal-best time of 2:18.06.
Roch Cholowsky, Hamilton baseball: Cholowsky homered twice in Hamilton’s 12-8 victory against Sandra Day O’Connor on Monday. He tripled and drew two walks in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Mountain Ridge.
Jackson Estes, Chaparral baseball: Estes homered in Monday’s 6-0 win over Saguaro and again in Saturday’s 3-0 victory against Queen Creek.
Meghan Golden, Centennial softball: Golden homered and struck out 11 in six innings to lead Centennial to a 7-0 win over Horizon on Tuesday.
Patrick Herrera, Skyline baseball: In Monday’s 28-2 rout of Maryvale, Herrera homered, doubled, singled twice, walked, drove in six runs and scored five. He had two more hits in Wednesday’s 7-3 win over Desert Ridge.
Gloriah Hussey, Cactus Shadows girls track: Hussey won four events at the Northeast Valley Championships — the 100 hurdles (15.79), high jump (5-4), long jump (17-7.5) and triple jump (36-4).
Preston Lucas, O’Connor baseball: Lucas had two hits, including a solo home run, to help O’Connor beat Brophy Prep 5-2 on Tuesday.
Taylor McCue, Catalina Foothills girls track: McCue ran the 3200 meters in 11:14.52 at the Marana Last Chance, the No. 4 time in Arizona this season.
Michael Montgomery, Salpointe Catholic boys track: Montgomery PR’d in the pole vault (15-6) at the Marana Last Chance. It’s the state’s fourth-best mark in that event this spring.
Kenzie Nakasawa, Gila Ridge softball: Nakasawa singled, doubled, homered, scored three runs and knocked in five during Tuesday’s 11-0 rout of Kofa. She had two more hits and scored three runs the next night in a 15-3 win over the Kings.
Brooke Nordman, Chaparral girls track: Nordman won the 200 meters at the Northeast Valley Championships with a personal-best time of 26.03.
Quinton Patterson, Desert Mountain boys track: Patterson won the long jump (21-9) and triple jump (43-7.5) at the Northeast Valley Championships. He was second in the 200 meters (22.46).
Max Rubin, Scottsdale Prep boys track: At the Northeast Valley Championships, Rubin won the discus competition with a personal-best throw of 149-9.
Meghan Schouten, Xavier Prep softball: Schouten homered, doubled and had four RBIs in Monday’s 4-1 victory against Red Mountain. She also hit safely in wins over O’Connor and Cibola.
Nanette Smith, Saguaro girls track: Smith’s 105-8 in the javelin at the Northeast Valley Championships was a personal record and good for first place in the event.
Pierce Vittone, St. Mary’s Catholic boys track: At the Northeast Valley Championships, Vittone ran the 800 meters in 1:54.42, a personal best and the second-best mark in Arizona this season.