Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week (Sept. 13-19)?

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Sept. 13-19 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, Sept. 27. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Peyton Ensign, Curtis volleyball

Ensign had 46 assists, 6 digs and 3 kills and in a 3-1 win over Olympia.

Kelsie Delp, North Central volleyball

Delp had 19 kills and four blocks to lead North Central to a straight-set sweep of East Valley.

Danielle Faamausili, Steilacoom volleyball

Faamausili had 37 assists, 12 digs and 6 kills in a straight-set victory over Tumwater.

Maddie Finnegan, Gonzaga Prep volleyball

Finnegan had eight kills and 16 digs in Gonzaga Prep’s straight-set victory over Mead.

Mia Ammons, Enumclaw girls soccer

Ammons scored four goals and added an assist in an 8-0 win over Steilacoom.

Jaden Anderson, Mark Morris (2A)

Turned 14 carries into 105 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 35-15 win over Columbia River.

Nate Beck, Kentlake (3A)

Finished with 374 passing yards, 65 yards rushing and six total touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) in a 57-48 shootout loss to Tahoma.

Jason Brown, O’Dea (3A)

Even in a game where the sophomore phenom seemed a little quiet, he still tallied 209 rushing yards on 27 carries in a loss to Lake Stevens.

Skylar Cassel, West Valley (Yakima) (4A)

Completed 23 of 38 pass attempts for 320 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in a 34-20 loss to 3A power Kennewick, per The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Drew Carter, Lake Stevens (4A)

Had an interception and a fumble recovery in an impressive 20-3 win over O’Dea to open the season.

Jack Croci, Cashmere (1A)

Scored five first half touchdowns to help Cashmere ease past Granite Falls, including a 90-yard touchdown on a reverse, reports The Wenatchee World.

Nick Cortes, Toppenish (1A)

Caught three of senior QB Josh Perez’s eight touchdown passes and finished with 144 receiving yards, per The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Jackson Esary, Kalama (2B)

Threw for 231 yards and rushed for 138 more for four total touchdowns in a 32-26 win at 1A La Center. 

Braydon Flood, Zillah (1A)

Turned 11 carries innto 190 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a 69-0 win over College Place, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Gavin Fugate, W.F. West (2A)

Tossed for 179 yards on 9 of 18 passing, 12 carries for 78 rushing yards and four total touchdowns in a win over Evergreen of Vancouver, reports The Chronicle.

Nahum Garent, Eisenhower (4A)

Completed 27 of 47 pass attempts for 420 yards and three touchdowns in a 63-21 loss to Idaho’s Lewiston, reports The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Trayce Hanks, Lake Stevens (4A)

Had an interception, along with a 70-yard rushing touchdowns and a 70-yard receiving score in a 20-3 win over O’Dea.

Jamond Harris II, R.A. Long

Harris had seven catches for 86 yards in R.A. Long’s 28-12 win over Hudson’s Bay.

Takari Hinkle, Tenino (1A)

Rushed for four touchdowns of 38, 50, 20 and 45 yards in a 78-26 win over Seton Catholic, according to The Columbian.

EJ Hawkins, Kamiakin (4A)

Blocked a punt for a safety, pulled in diving catches for 38 and 34 yards, and 11-yard touchdown reception — 99 yards total — in a blowout win over Richland.

Ryan Jenkins, Ridgefield (2A)

Had an interception, a blocked punt and a nine-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of a 35-0 win over No. 7 Hockinson.

Gabarri Johnson, Lincoln of Tacoma (3A)

Completed 24 of 39 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-35 loss at No. 3 Bellevue

Easton Kolb, Mossyrock (1B)

Accounted for six total touchdowns in a 78-36 win over Charles Wright.

Luke Lavigne, Bainbridge (3A)

The junior caught eight passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-24 loss to Olympic.

Trey Leckner, Glacier Peak (4A)

Turned 29 carries into 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns in a 49-7 thrashing of Woodinville on Thursday.

Kolten Lindstrom, Naselle (1B)

Rushed 11 times for 289 yards and six total touchdowns in a 64-22 win over Winlock, per The Daily News.

Myles Mayovsky, Kennewick (3A)

Tallied 288 rushing yards on 32 carries and three touchdowns in a 34-20 win over West Valley of Yakima, per The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Kennedy McGill, North Creek (4A)

Rushed for 222 yards on 23 carries, completed 17 of 30 pass attempts for 181 yards in the air and accounted for six total touchdowns — three passing, three rushing — in a 43-42 OT loss to Idaho power Coeur d’Alene.

Henry Mercado, Kamiakin (4A)

Connected 13 of 18 pass attempts for 219 yards and four touchdowns in a thrashing of Richland, bringing his season touchdown total to 12 through three games.

Cole Miller, Steilacoom (2A)

Had nine catches for 149 yards, a touchdown an interception and two tackles in a 41-0 season debut over Franklin Pierce.

Campbell Nolte, Lynden (2A)

Rushed for a career-high 106 yards on just nine carries, fueled by a 74-yard touchdown run in a 15-12 win over Squalicum, according to Whatcom Preps.

Sadahiro Patterson, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) (1A)

Rushed for 72 yards and two total touchdowns, which included an 86-yard kick return for touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Chelan, per The Spokesman-Review.

Josh Perez, Toppenish (1A)

Senior QB Tossed eight touchdown passes for a career-high 381 yards on 20 of 25 passing in a 59-7 win over Wahluke, per The Yakima Herald-Republic.

Brayden Platt, Yelm (3A)

To continue his red-hot start to the season, the two-way standout had 225 yards rushing on 23 carries and an interception for touchdown in a 38-20 win over Timberline.

Jordan Sands, Mt. Spokane (3A)

Hauled in six passed for 176 receiving yards and two touchdowns  in a 41-0 win over Ridgeline, according to The Spokesman-Review.

Jake Schakel, Emerald Ridge (4A)

Completed 16 of 25 passes for 264 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-26 win over Olympia.

Tryson Town, Shadle Park (2A)

Rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Rogers of Spokane, per The Spokesman-Review.

Johnny Twedt, Bellingham (2A)

Logged 99 rushing yards on seven carries and two touchdowns, one a 44-yard run, in a 28-6 win over South Whidbey, according to Whatcom Preps.

Drew Velling, Seattle Prep (3A)

Caught a 73-yard touchdown pass to help the Panthers pull away from Mount Baker late.

Beck Walker, Skyline (4A)

Followed up a dominant Week 2 performance by logging more than 100 yards on the ground, 79 receiving and four total touchdowns in a 44-7 win over Bishop Blanchet.

Tristan Warner, Bellarmine Prep (4A)

The quarterback moved into the backfield and rushed for 223 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries in a 41-27 win over Curtis. He also had 12 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on defense.

Shaun Mize, R.A. Long QB

Mize threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns in R.A. Long’s 28-12 win over Hudson’s Bay.

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