Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Southern California High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 25-31 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, Nov. 8. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sbliveca.
THIS WEEK’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Kelly Belardi, Marymount girls volleyball: Belardi had 32 assists and 8 digs in Marymount’s CIF-SS Division 1 quarterfinal win over Harvard-Westlake.
Dani Thomas-Nathan, La Salle girls volleyball: Thomas-Nathan had 29 kills and 9 digs in La Salle’s five-set loss to Aliso Niguel in the CIF-SS Division 2 semifinals.
Maia Nieman, El Toro girls volleyball: Nieman had a team-high 14 kills to help lead El Toro to a 3-1 victory over Mission Viejo in the Division 3 CIF-SS girls volleyball semifinals.
Isaiah Pressley, St. Augustine RB: Pressley ran for 283 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s one-point win over La Jolla.
Markus Macon, Palo Verde Valley RB: Macon rushed for 185 yards and four touchdowns against Mountain Empire.
Christian Washington, Helix RB: Washington had 299 total yards and five touchdowns in Friday’s shootout against Granite Hills.
Samuel Cooper IV, Lincoln QB: Cooper passed for 112 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for 205 yards and four touchdowns and even caught a 27-yard touchdown pass in Friday’s win over Coronado.
Matt Moore, Carlsbad WR: Moore had five touches on Friday, finishing with 248 yards and three touchdowns against Vista.
Tiger Bachmeier, Murrieta Valley WR: Bachmeier caught six passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns and also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in Friday’s win over Chaparral.
Ty Pierson, Arcadia RB: Pierson had 168 total yards and three rushing touchdowns against Crescenta Valley.
Darius Cowens, Pacifica QB: Cowens threw for 525 yards and seven touchdowns against Kennedy on Friday night.
Jeremiah Ingram, Pacifica WR: Ingram caught seven of Cowens passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns against Kennedy.
Gavin Galzote, Vista Murrieta RB: Galzote rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns on only 12 carries against Murrieta Mesa.
Kobe Boykin, Orange ATH: Boykin had 263 total yards and four touchdowns against Santa Ana on Thursday.
Kian Salehi, Campbell Hall WR/DB: Salehi caught four passes for 102 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for a 23-yard touchdown and had an interception in Friday’s win against Brentwood.
Justyn Martin, Inglewood QB: Martin threw 13 touchdown passes in Friday’s 106-0 win over Morningside.
Niko Mavridis, San Marino QB: Mavridis threw for 383 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s three-point loss to La Cañada.
Cory Cheung, La Cañada RB: Cheung had 248 all-purpose yards and four rushing touchdowns against San Marino.
Christian Lundsberg, Canyon QB: Lundsberg passed for 254 yards and five touchdowns against Esparanza on Friday.
Kadin Semonza, Mission Viejo QB: Semonza passed for 283 yards and four touchdowns and also added a rushing touchdown in Friday’s shutout against San Clemente.
Xavier Washington, Rancho Cucamonga QB: Washington threw four touchdown passes and had 357 passing yards in Friday’s one-point overtime win against Damien.
Ruben Rivera, Walnut RB: Rivera had 208 total yards and three touchdowns against Diamond Ranch on Friday.
Emmanuel Barajas, Yucaipa RB: Barajas carried 45 times for 253 yards and four touchdowns in Friday’s 42-14 win over Redlands East Valley.
Ben Emery, Verdugo Hills WR: Emery had five catches for 197 yards and two touchdowns and also returned a punt for a 62-yard touchdown against North Hollywood.
Drew Barrett, Trabuco Hills RB: Barrett carried a heavy workload on Friday, carrying 40 times for 290 yards and two touchdowns against El Toro.
Donovan Harvey, Elsinore RB: Harvey rushed 20 times for 294 yards and three touchdowns against Temescal Canyon.
Max Garrison, St. Francis RB: Garrison had 305 total yards and four rushing touchdowns against Crespi on Friday.
Carlos Hernandez, Monrovia WR/DB: Scored six total touchdowns including four receiving scores and two interception returns in Monrovia’s 56-7 win over South Pasadena.