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Vote now: Who should be SBLive's National Boys Athlete of the Week? (June 12-18)

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best

Each week, SBLive gathers the best high school performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and staff.

We've separated boys and girls because of how many great performances there are each week. Now it's your turn to choose a standout among the pack, the best of the best.

Here are the nominees for SBLive's Boys Athlete of the Week for June 12-18. Voting closes on Sunday, June 25 at 11:59 (Pacific Time) and winners are announced on Mondays.

Who did we miss? Let us know at and back it up with some stats.

Boys national athlete of the week nominees

Max Arlich, East Ridge (Minnesota)

Arlich, a junior Texas A&M commit, fired a two-hit shutout as East Ridge captured the Class 4A state title with a 1-0 victory over Rosemount. The left-hander struck out seven and walked two.

Issam Asinga, Montverde Academy (Florida)

Asinga set a new meet record in the 100 at the New Balance Nationals Outdoor with a time of 10.05. The senior recently clocked a 10.02 at the Star Athletics Sprint Series and has four wind-aided sub-10 times this season, including a national-record all-conditions time of 9.83.

Simeon Birnbaum, Stevens (South Dakota)

Birnbaum ran the second-fastest 1,500 time by a high schooler in U.S. history at the Nike Outdoor Nationals, finishing in 3:37.93. Earlier in the week, the Oregon signee won the two-mile race at the Brooks PR Invitational with a nation-leading time of 8:34.10.

Jacob Cookinham, Bishop Stang (Massachusetts)

Cookinham won the shot put competition at the Adidas Outdoor Nationals with a top throw of 66-11.5. The Kansas signee’s mark ranks third in the country this season.

Jack Counsell, Whitefish Bay (Wisconsin)

Counsell, a Michigan signee, had three hits as Whitefish Bay took down Menomonee Falls, 7-5, in eight innings in a Division I quarterfinal. Whitefish Bay went on to capture the state title. Counsell is the son of Milwaukee Brewers manager and former MLB infielder Craig Counsell.

Carter Crum, Central Springs (Iowa)

Crum fired a no-hitter with one walk and four strikeouts in a 4-0 victory over North Butler.

Nathan Cumberbatch, Shorewood (Wisconsin)

Cumberbatch set a new Wisconsin state record in the 800 at the Brooks PR Invitational with a winning time of 1:48.20, the fastest mark in the nation this spring.

Connor Hamrick, Shaler Area (Pennsylvania)

Hamrick went 4 for 5 with four RBIs, including a walk-off single in the bottom of the eighth, as Shaler Area captured the Class 5A state championship with a 9-8 win over Strath Haven.

Andre Korbmacher, Squalicum (Washington)

Korbmacher, a Florida State signee, took gold in the 110 hurdles at the Brooks PR Invitational with a time of 13.40. The senior’s time ranks fifth in the country this season.

Nathan Long, Lakeville North (Minnesota)

Scored back-to-back goals in overtime in the state semifinals and the game-winning goal in overtime of the final to lift Lakeville North to its first state lacrosse title.

Nathaniel Rayan, Scotch Plains-Fanwood (New Jersey)

Rayan set a new PR in the 110 hurdles at the NJSIAA Meet of Champions with a time of 13.42. The Clemson signee’s mark ranks sixth nationally this spring.

Bryce Ruland, Waterford (Wisconsin)

Ruland out-dueled fellow Wisconsinite Ben Smith (Hortonville) to win the shot put competition at the Nike Outdoor Nationals. Ruland placed first with a top throw of 213-9 while Smith took second at 210-4.5. The two juniors have the top marks in the country this year.

Jonathan Simms, Allen (Texas)

Simms, a sophomore, became the 14th Texan high schooler to break the 46-second barrier in the 400 at the Brooks PR Invitational, placing second to national 400 leader Tavon Underwood with a time of 45.90.

Tavon Underwood, Longmont (Colorado)

Underwood placed first in the 400 at the Brooks PR Invitational with a time of 45.78. The senior owns the nation’s best time this season at 45.36.