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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 Feb. 27 to Mar. 4. 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 are not counted.

Scroll to the bottom for the poll.

Winners are announced each Friday online and, starting Sept. 30, 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:

Nia Coleman, Monte Vista basketball: The Mustang’s senior scored 26 of the team’s 45 points against Pleasant Valley. Coleman scored 15 points in the previous game against San Joaquin Memorial in a win in the CIF Division II NorCal playoffs. 

Sofia Fidelus, Salesian basketball: The Pride went on the road and grabbed back-to-back victories to advance to the NorCal Open final. Fidelus returned from injury and scored 16 points in a double-overtime game at Folsom, and then scored seven points in a thrilling 48-45 victory at previously-unbeaten Piedmont. 

Faith Goblirsch, Hillsdale lacrosse: The senior scored three goals and also had three assists and three caused turnovers in a tight 12-11 victory over Carlmont. Goblirsch scored 28 goals and had 12 assists last season. 

Kyra Hawk, Harker lacrosse: The senior scored 11 goals, had 13 ground balls and 11 draw controls in a 23-11 victory over Castilleja. Hawk has 26 goals over her first three matches. Last season, Hawk scored 97 goals in 15 matches played according to stats inputted into MaxPreps. 

Jhai Johnson, Oakland Tech basketball: The freshman center scored 12 points in a 56-46 victory over San Ramon Valley to advance to …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


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