Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington 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 email@example.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.
THIS WEEK’S WAFD BANK PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEES:
Olivia Moore, Mead girls basketball: The junior guard scored 18 points in the season opening win over Lewis & Clark, and had 19 points, including three 3-pointers, in a victory over reigning GSL champion Mount Spokane.
Laythan Demarest, Napavine basketball: Hit nine 3s en route to a game-high 29 points in a win over Stevenson.
Ava Smith, Camas girls basketball: The ninth grader tied a school record with eight 3-pointers, and poured in a career-high 26 points in a tough 4A GSHL road victory at Union.
Hodges Flemming, Gonzaga Prep basketball: Dropped a quiet 40 points in a season-opening loss to Mt. Spokane.
Molly Moffit, Seattle Prep girls basketball: Senior forward scored a game-high 23 points – 14 in the first quarter and grabbed 10 rebounds in win over reigning 3A champion Garfield. She also went over 1,000 points for her career. She also had 15 points and 10 rebounds in win over Franklin.
Carter McCoy, W.F. West basketball: Averaged 18 points, 15 boards, two steals and two blocks in a jam-packed four games in one week.
Joclyen Wyatt, Wilson girls basketball: The senior erupted for a season-high 40 points in a win over Spanaway Lake. She also scored 24 points in a loss at Lincoln of Tacoma.
Julianna Walker, Annie Wright girls basketball: The Syracuse signee had a season-high 45 points – her 18th career game of 40 or more points – in a win at Vashon Island.
Tait Spencer, Battle Ground basketball: Freshman stepped up and scored 32 points and pulled down 15 boards in a win over Evergreen.
Keegan Kolb, Mossyrock basketball: Had a career-high 34 points in a win over Firm Foundation, then turned around and scored 27 points in a win over Three Rivers Christian on Saturday, reports The Chronicle of Centralia.
Jenna Andringa, Sunnyside Christian girls basketball: The senior forward posted a career-high 31 points in a victory over Yakama Tribal, and had 26 points in a win over Kittitas, writes the Yakima Herald Republic.
Kristol Ayson, Lincoln of Tacoma girls basketball: The senior forward tallied a career-high 35 points in the Abes’ victory over cross-town rival Wilson.
Ella Claus, Redmond girls softball: The junior outfielder hit a two-run triple in an 8-0 win over Juanita, and had another three hits in an 8-3 win over the Rebels.
Lexi Hernandez, Lynden Christian girls basketball: The senior forward led the defending 1A champions to a big win over Nooksack Valley with 20 points. She scored the first seven points of the game – and her team’s first 14, writes the Lynden Tribune.
Tyler Linhardt, King’s basketball: Set the King’s single-game school record with 43 points in a win.
Trista Hull, La Salle girls basketball: The Boise State signee continues to be a double-double monster, tallying big totals in wins over Wapato (19 points, 12 rebounds), College Place (27 points, 12 rebounds) and Kiona-Benton (14 points, 11 rebounds).
Hallie Kamphouse, Nooksack Valley girls basketball: The sophomore knocked down eight 3-pointers and led the Pioneers with a game-high 28 points in a win over Blaine.
Koren Johnson, Garfield basketball: Scored 40 points in a double-overtime win over Seattle Prep on Friday night.
Lucy Lynn, Gonzaga Prep girls basketball: The sophomore guard sank three 3-pointers and scored a game-high 20 points as the Bullpups knocked off defending GSL champion Mount Spokane.
Ashley Schow, Tenino girls basketball: The senior center scored 27 points, 19 in the second half, in win over Elma. She also had 24 points against Hoquiam.
William Schroeder, White River basketball: The senior had 39 points on Friday night, including 11 threes.