Athletes of the Week for 10-1

Good Monday morning. We’ll have our weekend wrap-ups coming up soon, but we first want to get out of the way our Athletes of the Week for this week. Back to the girls for our selections this week.

MOUNT SI – We head to cross country this week to recognize a performance that we believe makes her an early candidate for our Athlete of the Year. This past Saturday, the Wildcat girls’ cross country team traveled to Portland to compete in the Nike Pre-Nationals meet, against some of perhaps the best competition on the West Coast, largely, we think, to see how our AotW this week would fare against that high quality opposition. Well, she delivered, and we now recognize sophomore Hannah Waskom for her efforts. Waskom finished seventh overall in the Division I varsity race, pitting her against some very quality competition from places such as Los Angeles, Portland, Phoenix, Spokane and Seattle. Waskom finished with a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds, which was inside a minute behind the winner of the race from California. A performance that may rival the best performances by any girls’ cross country runners in Mount Si school history, and one that might generate a lot of college interest, which brings us to this suggestion for Waskom and her parents.

Coming up on October 7, the school is hosting a “College and Career Night” event, and among the topics being discussed is how to ensure NCAA eligibility and maneuver the recruiting process. Considering that we think this effort Waskom had this past weekend could unleash in the coming months a slew of letters into the family’s mailbox from colleges interested in recruiting her, we would suggest it might be beneficial for the Waskom’s to attend this upcoming event. But, that’s just our view, of course. We’ll, by the way, mention the event in more detail for the rest of you coming up.

CEDARCREST – We hit the volleyball floor this week to give junior setter Annabella LaBate our recognition. LaBate logged 55 assists in two games this past week, wins over Sultan and South Whidbey last Tuesday and Thursday respectively, helping the Red Wolves assert themselves in the Cascade Conference race as the midway point of the season approaches. A strong setter like LaBate will be a help to the Red Wolves as they get closer to recognizing their goal, which is to go to the postseason.

The Red Wolves are at Granite Falls tomorrow before hosting Archbishop Murphy in a huge match Thursday in Duvall.

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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