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Vote now: Who should be the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week (10/16/23)?

Read through the nominees and cast your vote now!

Here are the candidates for the WaFd Bank Washington High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 9-Oct. 14 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. and the winner will be announced Monday, Oct. 23rd. If you would like to make a nomination in a future week, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivewa.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.


Brady and Brock Beaner, Anacortes football: Brothers doing everything they can to get Seahawks a 2A Northwest title. Brock had four touchdown runs and 101 rushing yards while Brady had a receiving score and two interceptions in a win over Squalicum.

Ryan Bowles, Woodinville football: The Montana State linebacker commit was huge in the Falcons' upset of Bothell. He had a 34-yard fumble return for a score, had another interception that set up a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass.

Ethan Carver, Toledo football: Senior was unstoppable against Adna, rushing for a career-high 314 yards and four touchdowns, including scores of 36, 43 and 65 yards in a vicory.

Ava Durgan, Mead girls volleyball: In a five-set class against Gonzaga Prep, the junior led the Panthers with 18 kills and 12 digs - and her defense was the decisive final-set force to push Mead past the Bullpups.

Bode Gardner, Mount Spokane football: The runaway 4A/3A GSL MVP favorite did it again - six catches, 147 yards and two touchdowns on offense, and a pair of interception returns for scores in a victory over Cheney.

Lyla Hart, Union girls soccer: In a matchup against Class 3A contender Gig Harbor, Hart tallied a pair of goals, including the game-winner as the Titans beat the Tides, 4-3.

Logan Sloman, North Kitsap football: With the 2A Olympic title on the line, the league's best player was big - 51-yard touchdown catch, a 48-yard rushing score and three first-half interceptiions in the team's win over Bremerton,

Blake Springer, Monroe football: What hasn't this all-3A Wesco signal caller he done? Springer passed for 304 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and rushed for a score as the Bearcats clinched the Wesco South title with a win over Edmonds-Woodway.

Wyatt Stephan, Bellingham football: What a season for this multi-sport standout. He caught seven passes for 197 yards and five touchdown, scoring in every quarter in a win over Blaine. Four of his scores were 30 yards or longer.

Cly Stephens, Ridgefield football: IJunior kpe the Spudders right in the hunt for 2A GSHL title by rushing for a career-high 283 yards on 35 carries and a touchdown in a victory at Columbia River.

Kyson Thomas, Moses Lake football: Mavericks' do-everything senior caught eight passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns, added a 90-yard kickoff return for a score and had a fumble recovery in the team's 4A CBBN win at Sunnyside.

Justin Webber, Chiawana football: Did a little bit of everything in a 4A/3A MCC win over Southridge - caught a 70-yard touchdown from Julian Martinez, returned a punt 50 yards for a score and had two interceptions on defense.

Kailey Willsey, Davis of Yakims girls volleyball: Against 4A CBBN power (and rival) West Valley of Yakima, the junior tallied a career-best 36 kills as the Pirates knocked off the Rams in five sets for their first series in a couple of decades.