Athletes of the Week for 5-4

Time now for our Athletes of the Week. Girls for these this week.

MOUNT SI – We haven’t had a softball one yet this spring, but this week’s winner from the Wildcat softball ladies is a very deserving one in our view. Junior Hayley Aman was thrown into the spotlight this past week as she had to work all three games Mount Si played in the circle as a pitcher as the team’s two regular pitchers battled injuries. And Aman was up to the challenge, throwing seven solid innings last Monday in a win over Newport, then getting good work in during games last Wednesday and Friday. She finished the week 1-0 with two no-decisions, and an ERA of around 4.50 on the three games.

As we had for you in our game report over the weekend from last Friday’s loss to Inglemoor, Mount Si’s coach commented about Aman, noting her happiness with the efforts of the junior. “I can’t say enough good things about Hayley Aman,” coach Lauren Liseth told us. “She is a true team player. She’ll do anything we ask of her, play any position we need her in. She’s just a versatile kid who puts her team first no matter what.” And that’s what Aman has done throughout her three years as a player in Mount Si’s program. She’s pitched, and also has played various field positions for the Wildcat squad. As the season winds down, look for more of this from Aman, as fellow junior Claire Lis (concussion, shins) and senior Bayley Barnett (back), the team’s two regular pitchers, continue to recover from their injuries.

CEDARCREST – Our first wild card selection of the spring takes us to the track, and junior Tayla Weaver gets our nod. She’s had a strong season in sprint races for the Red Wolves, and that continued last Thursday as she won the 200m sprint in a league four-way home meet at Cedarcrest High School. She has a total of eight wins in either the 100 or 200m races this season, and last Thursday’s 200m win was the fifth in that event for the Red Wolves’ athlete. She will be a force to be reckoned with as the postseason starts up this week with the Cascade Conference meet on Thursday at CHS.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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