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Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week


Editor’s note: We prohibit the use of bots and any other artificial methods of voting. Suspicious activity could lead to the disqualification of candidates and a permanent suspension of the Athlete of the Week poll. No voting by email: Votes by email and after 5 p.m. Wednesday are not counted.

Welcome to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) girls 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 May 20-25.

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 [email protected].

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

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

On to the nominees:

Alexis Bojorquez-Nava, Branham softball: Bojorquez-Nava was 2 for 2 and drove in a run in the Bruins 4-3 loss to Monterey in the Central Coast Section Division I semifinals. The senior was Branham’s team leader and best hitter all season, batting .424 while leading the team in RBIs (27).

Rae D’Amato, Aragon softball: The senior was 2 for 2 with two RBIs in Aragon’s 11-0 win over Christopher in the CCS Division IV championship game. The Dons won their second  in five years.

Alissa Jones, Berean Christian softball: The junior went 3 for 4 and brought home a run in the Eagles’ 10-9 victory against St. Bernard’s in the NCS Division V finals. Berean improved to 13-6. 

Hannah Rutherford, Mountain View: Rutherford took second place in the 400-meter race at the CIF state championships, finishing in 53.70. 

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