Athletes of the Week for 10-23

Time now for our Athletes of the Week.

Mount Si High School boys’ tennis player Isaac Edson, seen here, is this week’s MSHS boys’ Athlete of the Week. (Photo courtesy Cassie Bomgardner/Mount Si Boys’ Tennis)

MOUNT SI BOYS – We finally make it out to the tennis court this week and recognize boys’ tennis, and their co-captain Isaac Edson. Edson, seen at right in the photo, has been one of the top players all season, but is doing it not just on the court, but with his leadership as well. We’ll let coach Cassie Bomgardner take it from here. “He has been and continues to be a true team leader for this Varsity Boys Tennis Team. He is not only one of our outstanding captains together with Kaidan Popp & Will Spellman, but his team leadership goes over and beyond the call of duty,” Bomgardner told us by email. “Isaac certainly sets the standards high for all the other teammates to look up to with his positive attitude and stellar sportsmanship. He is not only such a respectful, mature young man with a heart of gold, but displays ultimate dedication to everything he is part of.” A true leader for sure, and someone we think is destined for tremendous success in whatever he chooses to do as a young adult. The postseason starts this week with Kingco 4A tournament action at both Skyline High School and the Edgebrook courts in south Bellevue.

MOUNT SI GIRLS-Soccer has struggled this fall, but kids are working hard. Take the example of Anna Simmons. She scored Mount Si’s lone goal this past Tuesday in their 5-1 loss to Skyline. According to coach Sophie Rockow, the goal was the result of, you guessed it, hard work. “Just a heads up play by Anna to be following shots and setting herself up for an extra opportunity,” she told us. The Wildcats are sitting outside the playoff picture right now, and need a win badly tomorrow night over Newport to keep themselves in the hunt. It is senior night, so perhaps it’ll be a great one for sure. 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

CEDARCREST BOYS – Three straight weeks of football recognitions in this segment has us a little out of balance, so cross country we go this week and recognize both Trail Sammarco and Connor Eck, the two of whom made up the back end of a foursome that finished in a top-four Cedarcrest sweep in this past Thursday’s final regular season boys’ cross country meet that helped the Red Wolves roll to a team win in the meet, against Shorewood, Shorecrest and Archbishop Murphy, at Hamlin Park in Shoreline. Sammarco, a junior, took third and Eck, a senior, took fourth, both behind teammates – and previous AotW’s this fall – John Meier and Cade LaTurner. The foursome will lead CHS into postseason, which begins this weekend with the Wesco league meet at Lakewood High School in Arlington.

CEDARCREST GIRLS – Natalie Vanderwal from the Red Wolve volleyball team gets our recognition this week; she had 11 kills, seven digs and three aces for CHS in a loss to Mountlake Terrace last Wednesday night up in Mountlake Terrace. The loss hurt Cedarcrest’s postseason chances, but they host Shorewood for Senior Night tomorrow then are at Lynnwood on Thursday. Both teams are 3A teams and both teams appear beatable so if the Red Wolves perhaps can split this week, that should perhaps firm up a postseason spot. The match tomorrow is at 7:00 at CHS’s gym in Duvall, 29000 NE 150th St.

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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