Vote now: Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week

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Welcome 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 from April 8-13.

Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vote as many times as you’d like until then without using bots or any other artificial methods of voting.

Votes by email and after 5 p.m. Wednesday are not counted.

Scroll to the bottom for the poll.

Winners are announced each Friday online and in the print edition of the Mercury News and East Bay Times sports sections.

Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com.

We accept nominations until 11 a.m. each Monday.

We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps by coaches/team statisticians.

On to the nominees:

Andrew Aburano, Valley Christian track and field: Aburano won the 100- and 200-meter races at the Central Coast Section Last Chance Invite over the weekend. He won the 100 with a time of 10.83 and finished the 200 in 22.22 seconds. 

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AJ Becker, Foothill lacrosse: The junior had six goals and was a key contributor on defense across two games against Dougherty Valley and Monte Vista. Foothill is 8-5 overall and 3-2 in league this season. 

Theo Canada, Hillsdale lacrosse: Canada had five goals and two assists in a 16-4 win against Aragon. Hillsdale is 6-5, 2-2.

Luke DeVine, St. Francis baseball: DeVine was 3 for 3 with a home run and five RBIs in the Lancers’ 9-4 win over Bellarmine. The senior is hitting .348 and has 13 RBIs this season. 

Matthew Foley, Amador Valley baseball: The senior pitched a complete game, striking out five in Amador’s 5-2 win over Granada. The Dons ended Granada’s 16-game winning streak and handed the Livermore school its first loss of the season.

Tanner Kern, Archbishop Mitty baseball: Kern drove in four runs and had two doubles in a 6-5 win over St. Ignatius. Mitty is 12-7-1. 

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Gio Martini, Heritage baseball: Martini had three hits and two RBIs in a 10-5 win over Liberty. The Patriots (13-3-1) are currently in first place in the Bay Valley Athletic League. 

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Cameron Millar, Alhambra baseball: The junior pitched a complete game shutout, striking out six and allowing four hits in a 1-0 win over Berean Christian. 

Devin Saltzgaber, Sacred Heart Prep baseball: Saltzgaber struck out 10 in six innings in a 2-0 upset win over Menlo School. 

Theodore Zabel, Oakland Tech track and field: The sophomore won the 1,600-meter run at the Granada Distance & Sprint Festival with a time of 6:01.26. 

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