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Vote: Who should be SBLive's Texas High School Athlete of the Week? (1/22/2024)

We gathered the week's top performers across every sport. Now, we want to hear from you.
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Who was the top high school athlete in Texas last week?

Throughout the year, SBLive takes a look at the top high school athletes across the Lone Star State each week, gathering the top performers and putting the best of the best up for reader vote.

Congratulations to Eric Woolston, Frisco Lone Star wrestling standout, for winning SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week poll for Jan. 8-13.

Here are SBLive's Texas Athlete of the Week nominees for Jan 15-20. Now, we want to hear from you. Scroll down to read about this week's nominees and cast your vote in the poll below. Voting closes Sunday, Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m. central time.

Know of a performance worthy of recognition we may have missed? Let us know who we missed. Drop a note to or @SBLiveTX on Twitter and Instagram and back it up with stats.


Malek Archie, McKinney boys basketball

He posted a double-double with 35 points and 11 rebounds in a 59-39 win over Little Elm on Tuesday and followed up with 18 points in a 62-58 win over Prosper Rock Hill on Friday.

Kuol Atak, Haltom City Haltom boys basketball

The Oklahoma signee hit two free throws with 11 seconds left to help lift the Buffalos to a 62-61 win over South Grand Prairie on Tuesday.

Nathan Burchfiel, Rockwall Heath boys wrestling

The returning state medalist went 4-0 with four pins to take first place in the 132-pound bracket on Saturday at the Frank Halloran Ranger Classic in Dallas. He was named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler.

William Fagerberg, Austin Westlake boys soccer

The senior midfielder had a pair of goals and provided the helper on Logan Thomson’s goal in a 3-0 win over Austin Lake Travis on Wednesday.

Sadie Guzman, Leander girls soccer

The junior tallied two goals and assisted on another goal for the Lions in an 11-0 win over Killeen Ellison on Tuesday.

Erika Hancock, Fort Worth Lake Country Christian School girls basketball

The 5-foot-11 sophomore had 31 points and 12 rebounds in a 66-38 win over Arlington Grace Prep in a showdown of state-ranked teams.

Parker Jefferson, Waxahachie boys basketball

The 6-foot-9 junior had 23 points, including 11 in the third quarter, to help the Indians pick up a 74-68 victory over Mansfield Lake Ridge on Wednesday.

Milania Jordan, Southlake Carroll girls basketball

The junior surpassed the 1,000th career point mark in a 67-40 win over Keller Timber Creek on Jan. 17.

Brooklyn Lawrence, Conroe Oak Ridge girls wrestling

She won her fifth tournament of the season by going 3-0 at the Tiger Classic that wrapped up on Saturday in Spring. She had four pins, including one in 15 seconds, to improve to 25-1 on the season. 

Jayla Lewis, Houston Jersey Village girls basketball

She finished the week with 70 points in two games, tallying 44 against Spring Woods on Tuesday and leading the Lady Falcons with 26 in a showdown with Cy-Fair on Friday.

Hudson McNatt, Sabine boys basketball

The Cardinals are off to a 3-0 start in district play after wins over Gladewater and New Diana this week. McNatt had 31 against Gladewater and 22 vs. New Diana.

Carson Mitchell, Forney girls soccer

The junior scored twice and provided two assists in a 10-0 win for the Jackrabitts over Dallas Seaogville at the Rockwall-Heath Tournament on Thursday.

Hunter-Mack Nelms, Sanger boys basketball

The junior shooting guard had 22 points and 10 rebounds against Gainesville on Tuesday before busting out with 48 points and 11 rebounds against Burkburnett on Friday.

Kevin Nelson, Mission Sharyland boys wrestling

The 144-pounder went 4-0 and helped the Rattlers win the District 16-5A Duals Championship on Saturday in Rio Grande City.

Jordan Roberts, Natalia boys basketball

The Mustangs are 3-0 in District 28-3A player and Roberts had double-digit points in two wins this week. In a 60-42 win over Dilley, he had 27. In a 66-46 win over Hondo on Friday, he had 18.

Daniel Romero, Dallas Pinkston boys soccer

In a 10-0 win over Dallas Madison, the sophomore midfielder recorded a hat trick for the Vikings.

Chase Richardson, Friendswood boys basketball

The 6-foot-1 freshman point guard had a game-high 26 points in a 67-60 win over Manvel on Tuesday in a District 18-5A clash.

Zariah Rodriguez, Lubbock Coronado girls wrestling

She picked up four wins — three by pins — to take first place in the 138-pound bracket at the Arlington Bowie Invitational on Friday.

Grace Romans, Allen girls wrestling

The Lady Eagles won the Class 6A THSWCA State Duals Championship on Friday in Wichita Falls. Romans, at 107 pounds, went 4-0 for Allen — 42-30 winners over Harker Heights in the finals.

Keyera Roseby, Frisco Liberty girls basketball

In a showdown against Frisco Memorial on Jan. 16, the Stephen F. Austin pledge scored her 1,000th career point.

Aiden Salinas, Corpus Christi London boys basketball

The University of Miami baseball recruit had 33 points and added 7 steals in a 93-68 win over Falfurrias on Tuesday.

Zac Sells, Kountze boys basketball

The junior point guard had 22 points, 7 steals, 3 assists and 3 rebounds in a win over state-ranked Orangefield on Tuesday. He followed up with a team-high 16 points in a 96-39 win over Buna on Friday.

Mylasia Smith, DeSoto girls basketball

The senior guard drilled a 3-pointer late to provide the difference in a 50-48 win over Duncanville on Wednesday in a showdown of nationally-ranked teams.

Tristan Strength, Colleyville Heritage boys basketball

The Panthers got 27 points, including 5 3-pointers and a 10-for-10 night at the free-throw line to help defeat rival Grapevine, 47-42, on Tuesday.

Cooper Wagner, Boerne boys swimming

He won the 50-yard freestyle, was part of two winning relays — 200 medley and 200 free — and was second in the 100-yard butterfly at the District 15-4A Championship on Jan. 18 in San Antonio.

Claire Willis, Little River-Academy girls soccer

The Bumblebees locked up a 5-0 win over Jarrell on Wednesday behind a hat trick from the sophomore, who also provided an assist in the victory. She has 11 goals in 7 games.

Sierra Wood, League City Clear Creek girls basketball 

The 6-foot junior center hit 9 of 11 shots, finishing with 21 points, while grabbing 8 rebounds in a 71-27 win over Brazoswood on Wednesday.

-- Cody Thorn | @sblivetx