San Marcos 3B Ryan Rivera voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to San Marcos junior Ryan Rivera for being voted SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for May 17-23!

The junior went 9-9 with a walk, two home runs, and five runs batted in during two games last week.

Rivera received 58.41% of the vote, beating out Palm Desert OF Aubrey Martinez who finished second with 37.15%. San Diego G AJ Burgin finished third with  2.23% and Don Lugo RHP Ellie Garcia finished fourth with 0.75%

We are currently accepting Athlete of the Week nominations. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of May 17-23:

AJ Burgin, San Diego G: Burgin posted a triple double with 31 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists on senior day in a win over Hoover. He became the all-time leading scorer for the Cavers earlier in the season.

Carson Williams, Torrey Pines INF/RHP: Williams had three hits, four walks, five stolen bases and two runs batted in during Saturday’s doubleheader against Canyon Crest. He also pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief with six strikeouts during game one.

Ethan McNish-Heider, Granite Hills INF: McNish-Heider had two doubles, a triple, a home run, and seven runs batted in during his two games against Valhalla last week.

Sofia Maldonado, Santa Clara (Oxnard): A dual-sport athlete, Maldonado scored 15 points in a win against Foothill Tech on Tuesday. She also went 2-3 with the game-winning HR against Grace Brethren on Wednesday. On Saturday, Maldonado had 1 hit and 4 stolen bases in Game 1, as well as going 2-3 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs in Game 2 against Bishop Diego.

Naiya Kurnik, Fallbrook G: Kurnik had 24 points and 11 rebounds in last week’s win over Escondido.

Ivan Gomez, Southwest San Diego: Gomez had two goals in Saturday’s 4-0 playoff win over Coronado.

Micaiah Hankins, Temecula Valley G: Hankins had 49 points combined in back-to-back games against Murrieta Mesa and Rancho Christian last week.

Dylan Jackson, Thousand Oaks C: Jackson homered in each game of the two games against Newbury Park last week giving him eight on the season.

Camren Willis, Poway: Willis high jumped 6-7 this weekend, a new PR.

Chris Brown, Calvary Chapel INF: Brown had four hits in two games against Costa Mesa last week including his seventh triple of the season.

Aubrey Martinez, Palm Desert OF: Martinez has hit at least one double in each of her last five games and now has 17 on the season.

Allyssa DeMayo, Rancho Alamitos OF: DeMayo was 4-6 against Los Amigos with four triples and ten runs batted in.

Ellie Garcia, Don Lugo RHP: Garcia has hit nine home runs over the past seven games and has 14 on the season.

Lacie Ham, Murrieta Mesa RHP: Ham struck out 27 batters while allowing only one run in two games against Temecula Valley last week.

Sophia Ramuno, Helix RHP: Ramuno has had double digit strike out games in each of her last three games, beating Valhalla twice and West Hills once.

Jobe Olson, Laton RHP: Olson threw a no-hitter while striking out 15 in Friday’s win over King’s Christian.

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