Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week for June 14-20 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Roxanne Guera, Mission Prep softball: In both the semifinals and finals for Central Coast Section Division 6, Guera threw a one-hitter and complete game shutout with 12 strikeouts. She also went a combined 2-7 with a home run and two RBIs.
Briana Solis, Highland softball: Solis threw complete game shutouts in both the semifinals and finals for Division 5 in the Central Section, and also went 3-7 with a walk.
Kamerynn Cordova, Fowler softball: Cordova pitched complete game shutouts in the final two rounds of CIFCS Division 4 playoffs, and hit a solo blast for the lone run of the game in Fowler’s championship victory.
Erica Flores, Dinuba softball: Flores threw seven innings and allowed just one earned run in a win over Tulare Western in the CIFCS Division 2 semifinals, and also went 2-3 with a home run, a double, and two RBIs. Then she was part of a shutout effort in the circle in Dinuba’s championship victory against Selma, in which Faith Hernandez’ two-run blast provided the game’s only runs.
Mia Reynolds, Tulare Union softball: Reynolds threw a complete game shutout to beat Liberty (Madera) for a CIFCS Division 3 title.
Ryan Maddox, Clovis North softball: In the Broncos’ 6-3 victory against Clovis for the Central Section Division 1 title, Maddox went 3-4 with a homer and a double, and also got the win in the circle.
Easton Kreshel, Valley Christian baseball: Kreshel hit home runs in both the semifinals and finals as the Warriors won their fourth straight CIFCCS Division 1 title.
JP Boyle, Sequoia baseball: Boyle helped lead Sequoia to a CIFCCS Division 2 title smashing home runs in both the semifinals and finals. In total for the week, he went 4-6 with three walks, five RBIs, and four runs.
Nate Palacioz, Madera baseball: Palacioz threw a two-hitter and allowed just one run in seven innings to lift the Coyotes over Arroyo Grande for a Central Section Division 2 title.
Mark Hu, Harker baseball: In the CIFCCS Division 6 semifinals, Hu threw six innings with just two runs allowed for a win. Then he went off in the championship game, a 16-15 barn-burner over Stevenson, batting 4-5 with a homer and four RBIs, coming around to score all four times.
Temo Becerra, Buchanan baseball: Becerra hit two home runs in a 17-4 rout of Liberty (Bakersfield) to win the CIFCS Division 1 championship.
Jacob Godwin, Gilroy baseball: Godwin went 3-5 with a homer, a triple, three RBIs, and the game-winning run to lead Gilroy over Pacific Grove in the 10th inning for a CIFCCS Division 5 title.
Jace Sherley, Bakersfield Christian baseball: Sherley went 2-2 with two doubles, five RBIs, a walk, and two runs scored in BCHS’ 14-6 win over Santa Maria for the CIFCS Division 4 championship.
Julian Orozco, Kennedy (Delano) baseball: Orozco threw a complete game shutout and one-hitter with 14 strikeouts in Kennedy’s 19-0 blowout of Fresno Christian for the Central Section Division 6 crown.
Adam Salazar, Ridgeview baseball: Salazar went 3-3 with a walk and two RBIs to lift Ridgeview over Kerman in the CIFCS Division 3 finals.
Dexter Quisol, Burlingame baseball: In the last two rounds of the CIFCCS Division 3 playoffs, went 4-8 with two doubles, three RBIs, three runs, and a stolen base to help Burlingame to a championship.
Aaron Parker, Los Altos baseball: While Los Altos came up short against Burlingame in the finals, Parker went a combined 6-7 with two home runs, a triple, and seven RBIs in the semifinals and finals.