Vote now: Who should be SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for May 17-23 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 or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.


Jazmine Soto, Strathmore girls basketball: Tulare County’s all-time leading scorer led the Spartans to a 3-1 week averaging 30 points, seven rebounds, and three assists per game.

Aaliyah Thompson, Corcoran girls basketball: In two wins last week, Thompson averaged 26 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game on a whopping 75.7% from the field.

Kristen Sobrepena, Sacramento Adventist girls basketball: Sobrepena led the Capitals to a 2-0 week averaging 28 points, seven rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 6.5 steals per game.

Jael Butler, Valley Christian girls basketball: Butler led the Warriors to a pair of blowout wins against Presentation averaging 20 PPG and 14 RPG on 56% shooting.

Jordan Allred, Miramonte girls basketball: Allred led Miramonte to a 2-1 week averaging 22.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and four steals per game on 54.3% EFG.

Melesungu Afeaki, Capuchino girls basketball: Afeaki averaged 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and 4.5 blocks per game as the Mustangs went 2-0.

Talia Medalle, Dixon girls basketball: In two wins last week, Medalle averaged 18 points, five rebounds, seven assists, and four assists per game on 54% shooting (61.5% EFG).

Dre Roman, St. Joseph (Santa Maria) boys basketball: Roman led the Knights to a 2-1 week averaging 22 points, nine rebounds, two assists, and two steals per game on very efficient marks of 62.5% shooting and 72.9% TS.

Natalie Pasco, San Ramon Valley girls basketball: Led San Ramon Valley to a 3-0 week with 30.7 points, 11.3 rebounds per game.

Aaron Gomez, Pleasant Valley boys basketball: In two wins, Gomez averaged 17 points, 9.5 rebounds, and five assists per game on 55.6% shooting.

Tyler Dutto, Miramonte boys basketball: Dutto led the Matadors to a 3-0 week with a line of 19.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and two steals per game on 57.5% FG and 67.5% EFG.

Aaron Bliss, Ponderosa boys basketball: In a 2-1 week for the Bruins, Bliss averaged 17.7 points, 12.7 rebounds, 5.7 blocks per game on 55% shooting.

Chloe Cummings, Saint Francis (Mountain View) softball: In two games last week, big wins against Archbishop Mitty and Valley Christian, Cummings pitched four scoreless innings and went 2-3 with a triple.

Ryan Maddox, Clovis North softball: Maddox pitched complete games and got the win in both the Broncos’ games last week, throwing a shutout (seven innings) against Clovis West and nine innings with four runs allowed against Clovis East. To top it off, she went 5-5 in the latter game with a double, a triple, and three runs scored.

Brooke Thompson, Rocklin softball: In 10 innings in the circle across two games last week, Thompson got two wins, allowed only three runs, and struck out 20. She also went 6-9 in three games at bat with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBIs.

Ella Jolley, Sutter softball: Jolley led Sutter to a 2-0 win going a perfect 7-7 with two triples and a double, a walk, four RBIs, and five runs.

Jaylee Ojo, Sheldon softball: In two games, both blowout wins, Ojo went 4-5 with a walk, scored all five times she reached base, hit a double and a homer, and drove in four runs. She also threw a complete game shutout (five innings) with 12 strikeouts in one of the games.

D’Auna Johnson, Sheldon softball: Johnson also went off at bat for the Huskies, going 6-7 with three doubles and six RBIs. She too scored all six times she reached base.

Jarren Advincula, Archbishop Mitty baseball: Advincula went off in a three-game sweep of Saint Francis (Mountain View) going 9-11 with two walks, three RBIs, and four runs scored.

Andres Galan, Franklin (Elk Grove) baseball: Galan pitched a complete-game shutout (seven innings) and went 2-3 in a win against Elk Grove. He finished the three-game series, which Franklin took 2-1, hitting 5-10 with three runs scored.

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