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Peninsula softball player Alli Kimball voted WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to the Peninsula softball ace pitcher Alli Kimball for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for May 22-May 27!

Congratulations to Peninsula's Alli Kimball for being voted SBLive’s WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for May 22-May 27!

The WWU signee went out in grand style, picking up pitching wins in all four games of the WIAA Class 3A championships at the RAC in Lacey. She saved her best performance as a finale - giving up one run in seven innings, striking out six batters (and catching two lineouts) and cranking the game-winning three-run home run in the sixth inning of the Seahawks' 4-1 win over Snohomish in the title game.

Kimball received 74.0% of the vote, beating out Eastlake pitcher Bryce Johnson, who finished second with 18.1%.

This concludes our 2022-23 season for WaFd Bank Player of the Week nominations. Starting in the fall, if you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or message us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for the week of May 22-May 27:


Braelyn Baker, Bear Creek girls track and field: Capped fantastic junior campaign with her crowning moment - an all-time Washington record in the 300-meter hurdles (41.02 seconds; No. 6 in country) in Class 1A championships finals in Yakima. Also tied 100-meter meet record (11.92) and won 200 meters in career-best time of 23.55.

Alex Harris, Columbia River boys soccer: In these WIAA Class 2A playoffs, this Connell signee tallied nine of the team's 12 goals - including both first-half goals in a 2-1 semifinal win over Sehome, and another pair of net-getters in the 4-2 win over North Kitsap in the title game. Finishes season with an astounding 76 goals and 12 assists.

Bryce Johnson, Eastlake baseball: Threw a complete-game, four-hit shutout in the Class 4A semifinals against Tahoma (on 75 pitches), striking out six batters. The Oregon State University signee also had run-scoring hits against the Bears and Sumner in the WIAA title game.

Hailey Kerker, Camas girls tennis: Remember Sammi Hampton? The Skyview standout was the last Class 4A singles players to win at least back-to-back WIAA titles (2012-15). Kerker, a sophomore, is halfway to her four-peat, beating Bellarmine Prep sisters Anya Moravek in semifinals, and Lucia Moravek in three sets in the finals.

Baylor Larabee, Ferndale boys golf: A year ago, he finished 10 strokes behind nationally-ranked junior golfer Max Herendeen, of Bishop Blanchet, for the Class 3A title. But at Indian Canyon last week, Larabee was the only golfer under-par both rounds - a pair of 1-under 71s - to win the WIAA title by three shots over Herendeen.

Brooke Lyons, Tahoma girls track and field: Put up a beastly time to win the Class 4A 400-meter title - 54.13 seconds - in Tacoma. It was the fastest time seen in Washington since 2017 when Union's Jai'lyn Merriweather went 53.44. Also captured the 200 title with a personal-best 24.59.

Lauren Reed, Liberty Christian softball: Nobody was going to stop the Patriots from defending their Class 1B crown. If Inchelium had thoughts, this senior catcher dashed them quickly. She had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in the team's 12-2 victory, capping an undefeated season in Yakima.

Roderick Schenk, Central Kitsap boys track and field: Up for a challenge? Schenk certainly was at the Class 4A championships facing off in the javelin with 3A SSC rival Brayden Platt, of Yelm. After Platt put up some big throws (including 216-0), Schenk responded with a personal-best 219-1 - No. 3 in the country.

Trevontay Smith, Yelm boys track and field: He picked up track and field (and the triple jump) as a junior - and has blossomed into one of the best performers in the country. He soared a career-best 50 feet,41/2 inches to win the Class 3A title in Tacoma - and registered the eighth-best mark in the nation in his final meet.

Karlee VonMoos, Adna softball: One of the state's most productive multi-sport athletes wasn't going to get this opportunity pass. The slugger went 10-of-14, including seven extra base hits (two HRs), with nine RBI in three wins in the WIAA tournament as the Pirates brought home the gold ball from Yakima.

Wren Wagner, Lincoln of Seattle boys soccer: What a moment for the new-era Lynx, which wrapped up a first WIAA title in Puyallup with two wins. Wagner tallied two goals in the team's 6-1 semifinal win over Edmonds-Woodway, then booted a 20-yarder in the 27th minute for the lone goal in the 1-0 title-match win over Ballard.