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For your complete tutorial 12 months, we are going to present a listing of candidates who stood out over the earlier week and permit you, the reader, to vote for the winner.
This week, we think about performances from Nov. 7-12.
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On to the nominees:
Raquel Calderon, Mercy-Burlingame volleyball: Calderon helped Mercy punch its ticket to the NorCal Division-III regional last with a giant recreation in opposition to Nice Valley. The senior had six aces, 9 digs, and 15 serve receptions. If it advances, Mercy will play the winner of Buckley and Helix for a NorCal championship.
Jessica Castroviejo, Aragon volleyball: Aragon had a pleasant run by means of the CIF Division-II State playoffs and beat Clovis and Del Oro earlier than bowing out within the regional semifinals. Castroviejo had 26 kills, two blocks, two digs and one help. The senior had 247 whole kills in 2022.
Noelle Chen, Head-Royce tennis: The junior helped her group advance to the second spherical of the NCS Division-II playoffs with a win in opposition to Arcata final week. Chen gained 6-3 after which 6-4. Whereas the group didn’t get previous Marin Academy, Chen gained her matchup by a rating of 6-0 and 6-2.
Maddie Connelly, San Ramon Valley volleyball: The junior exterior hitter helped the Danville college advance to the CIF State Open Division semifinals with an excellent efficiency in opposition to Sacred Coronary heart Prep. Connelly had 11 kills, two aces, two blocks and 4 serves acquired in that recreation.
Katie Garrison, Christopher discipline hockey: the junior scored 16 objectives this season, however none had been extra vital than her last objective. Garrison’s shot with three minutes to go gave Christopher a 1-0 lead within the CCS semifinal that the group wouldn’t relinquish. Christopher superior to a CCS championship match in opposition to Archbishop MItty, and misplaced 0-1.
Tanya Kononova, Piedmont tennis: After having fun with a bye within the first spherical of the NCS Division-II event, Knonova had an incredible efficiency in opposition to her Lick-Wilmerding opponent. Kononova gained 6-0, 6-0 as Piedmont superior 5-2. Piedmont bowed out to Branson within the subsequent spherical.
Charlotte Seven, Skyline cross nation: Skyline’s group tied with Oakland Tech’s for the bottom rating on the Oakland Metropolis finals final week. Skyline had two of the 5 quickest finishers, and Seven completed in second with a private document 20:49.60 within the 5,000 meters.
Millie Wang, Saratoga golf: The freshman co-medaled on the CCS ladies golf event two weeks in the past, after which shot a 75 on the NorCal event at Berkeley neighborhood school final week. That certified her for the State Finals at San Gabriel neighborhood school.