Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Northern California 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 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 @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
James Frye, Miramonte F: Frye led the Matadors to a 78-65 win over Acalanes with 25 points on just 11 field goal attempts to go with 11 rebounds and three assists.
Sydney Stewart, Saint Francis C/OF: The Lancers put up 32 runs in a 3-0 week led by Stewart, who went 6-9 with two home runs, two walks, and seven RBIs.
Brielle Wright, Rocklin P: Wright threw a complete game shutout (seven innings) and two-hitter in a 2-0 victory against Granite Bay, and also recorded a scoreless inning for a save two days later against Del Oro.
Ryan Maddox, Clovis North P/CF: On Wednesday, Maddox accomplished the rare feat of a complete game shutout in extra innings (eight) to beat Notre Dame (Salinas) 1-0, striking out 13. Then on Friday, she threw five innings with only one run allowed for another win, and also led the Broncos at the plate going 3-3 with a walk, an RBI, and two runs scored.
Caroline Grimes, Del Oro P: Grimes started all three of Del Oro’s games, going 2-1 and allowing only two earned runs in 16 innings. She also went 2-4 with an RBI in Monday’s rout of Whitney.
Elon Butler, Archbishop Mitty INF/OF: In three games, Butler went 6-9 with two home runs and five RBIs.
Taylor Rodriguez, Livermore P: In Tuesday’s win against Dublin, Rodriguez threw a complete game (seven innings) shutout and two-hitter. She also went 2-4 with three RBIs at the plate.
Aissa Silva, Elk Grove P: Silva threw a complete game shutout against St. Francis and three innings with one run allowed against Franklin, both wins. At bat she went 1-3 with a walk in those games.
Reegan Floyd, Lassen P: Floyd had two complete game victories against West Valley, allowing two earned runs in both. She also went 3-8 with two triples and a homer.
Tori Stinson, Central Catholic P: Stinson threw a complete game shutout (six innings) and one-hitter in a 10-0 rout of Weston Ranch. She also went 4-6 with two RBIs, a walk, and three runs scored in two games, both wins.
Jaiden Ralston, Paso Robles P/1B: Ralston went 5-10 with four RBIs as the Bearcats took two games out of three against Arroyo Grande. She also got both wins in the circle, throwing a complete game shutout (seven innings) and two-hitter with 13 strikeouts in one game, and seven innings with only one earned run allowed in the other.
Kasydi Bennett, Yreka INF: Bennett led the way at the plate as Yreka beat Central Valley twice by a combined score of 32-1. She went 5-6 with a walk, four RBIs, and two home runs, and came around to score all six times she reached base.
Malaya Johnson, Roseville P/1B: Johnson was dominant both in the circle and at bat as Roseville went 3-0. She went 6-8 with three doubles and six RBIs, and got the win pitching in all three games allowing five earned runs in 15 innings.
Shaylen McDowell, Roseville SS: McDowell was unstoppable at the plate, going 9-12 with four doubles, a home run, six RBIs, and eight runs scored.
Jack Brownfield, Serra (San Mateo) P: Brownfield threw a complete game shutout in 5-0 victory over Archbishop Riordan, allowing just three hits and a walk and striking out eight.
Drew Becks, Live Oak P/INF: Becks was one of several Acorns to dominate in a 3-0 week. He went 1-3 with a three-run triple on Tuesday against Branham, and got a win on the mound Friday against Christopher hurling seven innings with only one run and two baserunners allowed.
Kai Holm, Sequoia SS/2B: Holm went off in a pair of blowout wins against Woodside, going 6-7 with two walks, three doubles, four RBIs, three stolen bases, and six runs scored.
Ben Singler, Sequoia 1B: In Sequoia’s second win, Singler went 2-4 with two home runs and six RBIs. He also drew a walk and came around to score.
Ben Silva, McClatchy P/1B: Silva led the Lions to a 4-0 week by going 6-11 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, three walks, and 11 RBIs, scoring nine of the 10 times he got on base. He also threw five scoreless innings in McClatchy’s win over Ponderosa.
Xavier Esquer, Palo Alto INF: Esquer hit two home runs for four RBIs in four ABs in a 10-5 win over Serra.
Henry Bolte, Palo Alto OF: In the Vikings’ 3-0 week, Bolte went 6-11 with a double, triple, and home run, totaling seven RBIs and scoring four runs.
Andres Galan, Franklin P/INF: Galan led Franklin to a three-game sweep of Cosumnes Oaks going 5-9 with three runs and three doubles, plus a win on the mound in which he threw five innings with no earned runs.
Ethan Lay, Colusa P/INF: Lay was one of numerous RedHawks to dominate last week as Colusa went 3-0 by a combined score of 39-1. He threw seven scoreless innings across two starts, both wins, fanning 15 and only allowing three baserunners. At bat, he went 6-10 with three doubles, seven RBIs, and five runs scored.
Porter Robinson, Ponderosa P: Robinson threw a complete game shutout (seven innings) to beat Alpha Charter 9-0.
Andy Rios, Calaveras P/INF: In a 2-1 series victory against Argonaut, Rios went 5-9 with two RBIs and three runs scored on offense. He also pitched in both of Calaveras’ victories, throwing a complete game (seven innings) with no earned runs and also recording a three-inning save with no runs allowed.
Logan Johnstone, Los Gatos OF: Johnstone was one of multiple Wildcats to show out in a 4-0 week, going 7-11 with four extra-base hits, seven RBIs, three walks, and three runs scored.