The junior totaled 19 points and 7 steals in the Tigers’ 53-24 over Valley Christian.
Neilson received 46.03% of the vote, beating out Chiawana’s Malia Ruud who finished second with 32.7%. Woodinville’s Tatum Thompson finished third with 12.01% and Liberty’s Miki Vermuelen finished fourth with 3.53%. There were over 67,000 votes tallied this week!
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Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of Dec. 6-12:
Carson Talbert, Tahoma Boys Basketball: Had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, and 3 blocks in a win over rival Kentwood.
Jonas La Tour, North Kitsap Boys Basketball: Had 31 points and 14 rebounds in a 72-51 win over Kelso.
Kaden Lewis, Sumner Boys Basketball: Lewis led all Sumner scorers with 22 points in a 57-53 road victory over Bellarmine Prep.
Trayshion Sullivan, Spanaway Lake Boys Basketball: Led all scorers with 27 points for the Sentinels in a 75-48 win to snap Silas’ 23-game league winning streak, dating back to 2019.
Coston Parcher, Lynden Boys Basketball: Totaled 13 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, and 8 steals in Lynden’s 67-20 win over Bellingham.
Bryson Metz, Union Boys Basketball: Led Union with 20 point, 5 assists and 2 steals in a 54-51 loss against Mount Si.
Miles Heide, Mount Si Boys Basketball: Scored 15 points, and grabbed 18 boards in a 54-41 win over Union.
Malia Ruud, Chiawana Girls Basketball: Had 25 points and 14 rebounds in a 76-32 win over West Valley.
Tatum Thompson, Woodinville Girls Basketball: Thompson had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists in a 75-24 win over North Creek.
Miki Vermuelen, Liberty Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 3 assists, and 4 rebounds in a 71-27 win over Jefferson.
Natalie Sumrok, Tumwater Girls Basketball: Had 20 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds in a 69-9 win over Rochester.
Ryan Tran, Mount Tahoma Boys Basketball: Tran had 17 points in a 71-38 win over Lakes.
Kody Kasper, Tahoma Boys Basketball: Kasper hit the game-winning buzzer beater to beat rival Kentwood 61-58.
Owen Moriarty, O’Dea Boys Basketball: Had 18 points and 2 assists in a 83-42 win over Franklin.
Grey Garrison, Sehome Boys Basketball: Garrison averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds last week in two league wins for Sehome.
Kenzi Pedersen, Garfield- Palouse Girls Basketball: Pedersen put up a double-double of 28 points and 12 rebounds to help the Vikings defeat Colton 67-63 in overtime.