Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) boys athlete of the week poll.
For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner.
This week, we consider performances between Jan. 10-16.
Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Vote as many times as you’d like until then.
Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps by coaches/team statisticians.
On to the nominees:
Benjamin Asiaba, Valley Christian soccer: Scored two goals to lead the Warriors to a 3-2 victory over Serra in West Catholic Athletic League play. Valley ended the week 4-2-1 overall and 2-2 in the WCAL.
Seamus Deely, San Ramon Valley basketball: Grabbed a rebound and scored at the buzzer to lift the Wolves to a 63-61 victory on the road over previously undefeated and second-ranked Dougherty Valley in East Bay Athletic League action. Deely led SRV with 14 points.
Joachim Eisenberg, Half Moon Bay soccer: Scored two goals and assisted on another as the Cougars turned back South San Francisco 7-1 in Peninsula Athletic League Ocean Division play. HMB began this week 5-1-1 overall and 1-0 in the league.
Noel Estrada, Mission San Jose soccer: The sophomore scored twice to help Mission San Jose defeat Washington-Fremont 4-1 in Mission Valley Athletic League action. Also scored a goal in his team’s 2-1 loss to James Logan. MSJ ended the week 3-3-1 overall and 3-3 in the league.
Vinny Estrada-Smith, Concord basketball: The senior led the way with 19 points as the Minutemen cruised past Berean Christian 87-45 in Diablo Athletic League Foothill Division play. Concord improved to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the league.
Monday morning high school sports: How a former UCLA star has turned around Valley Christian
Saturday morning high school sports: San Ramon Valley tops previously undefeated Dougherty Valley at the buzzer
Bay Area News Group high school football player of the year: Viliami Teu, St. Francis
Bay Area News Group high school football defensive player of the year: Zeke Berry, De La Salle
Friday morning high school sports: Top-ranked Campolindo holds off Clayton Valley Charter
James Frye, Miramonte basketball: Scored 27 points as the Mats rolled past College Park 83-48. Then had 17 points in a 75-47 rout of Las Lomas and 16 in a 66-41 thumping of San Ramon Valley. Miramonte ended the week 15-1 overall and 2-0 in the Diablo Athletic League’s …read more
Source:: East Bay Times
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