RENTON, Wash. - The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association announced its Athlete of the Week winners for week 2 (September 3-September 9, 2017), Thursday.
Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes varsity athletes who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off of nominations). All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award. Students may win the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award once during any given academic year.
Nominations are open to athletic administrators, coaches, fans and members of the media, with a weekly deadline of Tuesday at noon PT.
To view archives of previous winners, visit the WIAA website.
Week 2 Winners
Justin Seiber, Kentwood, Football (SR)
Seiber completed 35 of 57 pass attempts good for 334 yards and four touchdowns, against Edmonds-Woodway.
Mariah Van Halm, Issaquah, Soccer (SR)
Van Halm totaled seven goals and one assist to lead her team to a 2-0 start to the season. She scored a hat-trick in the season opener, followed by four goals against Woodinville.
Triston Smith, Squalicum, Football (SR)
Smith rushed for 445 yards and six touchdowns on 28 carries in the Storms’ game versus South Delta (B.C.), setting school records in yards and touchdowns.
Geraldin Correa, Kennewick, Cross Country (SO)
Correa captured first place at the Moses Lake Invitational, with a time of 19:52.07.
Joseph Morrissey, Tumwater, Cross Country (SR)
Morrissey competed at the Capital Cross Country Invitational on 9/9. He won his race in the senior boys division, setting his personal best for the course against a large competitive field with over 35 teams.
Georgia Lavinder, White River, Golf (SR)
Lavinder was co-medalist in her first match of the season, held at Enumclaw Golf Course on 9/8. She shot a 42 and contributed 20 points to her team’s score.
Brennon Blevins, King’s, Football (SR)
Blevins rushed for two touchdowns, caught two touchdowns, and had over 300 all-purpose yards against Lakeside (Seattle), as he started the game at wide receiver and finished as the quarterback. He also returned kicks, threw a fake punt for 25 yards, and started on defense, where he had six tackles and three pass deflections. He ended the night with 67 yards rushing, 169 yards receiving, and 70 yards passing.
Sophie Blodgett, Granger, Volleyball (SR)
Blodgett lead her team to 6-0 in last week’s play, including a jamboree and matches against Prosser and Cashmere. She racked up 36 kills, 20 digs, 14 aces, and a 92% serving rating.
Eduardo Escalera, Manson, Football (SR)
Escalera helped the traveling Trojans defeat Oroville 26-0, for the first time in 15 years. He led the way with 129 yards rushing (six carries) and 111 yards receiving (four receptions), with a touchdown in each category.
Kaylee Couder, Crosspoint, Soccer (SO)
Couder scored two goals and assisted on the third goal in a 3-3 draw against Mount Vernon Christian on 9/8. Her second goal tied the game 3-3 with 30 seconds remaining in the game.
Kade Middlesworth, Northport Football (SR)
Middlesworth led the Mustangs to a 42-26 win over Wellpinit (first time in school history) in his first game of the season. He registered 12 carries for 210 yards (two touchdowns) rushing, 5 of 10 passing for 123 yards (two touchdowns), five tackles, one sack, and one interception.