Boys Athlete of the Week

VOTE: SoCal Prep Legends Boys Athlete of the Week

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Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Mar. 6 to Mar. 11, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, Mar. 17.

Voting poll at bottom of the page.

Cassius Stanley

Stanley scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and was 10 of 11 from the free-throw line as Harvard-Westlake topped Alemany 72-64 in the CIF State Southern California Regional Division I quarterfinals, beating Alemany for the first time in three meetings this season.

Tate Curran

Curran became one of just a couple dozen athletes to ever clear a 17-foot vault in the state of California at Saturday’s Redondo Nike Track Festival. Curran vaulted 17-0 3/4 to place 15th all-time on the state list.

Spencer Stewart

The four-year varsity starter has helped the Gauls (3-1) get off to a good start. Last week in Webb’s 9-0 victory over St. Pius X-St. Matthias, Stewart struck out 16 in a complete-game shutout in which he allowed just three hits. He also hit a two-run home run, walked twice and scored twice. When not on the mound, he also plays multiple infield positions.

Jose Hernandez
Indian Springs

Hernandez, an all CIF-Southern Section Division 5 selection, led the Coyotes to the CIF State Southern California Division IV Regional title last week with three wins. Hernandez had three goals and two assists during the week, including a goal and an assist in the regional championship game against Citrus Hill, a 3-0 win, on Saturday.

Matt Mitchell

The Cal State Fullerton-bound forward put on a show Saturday night, totaling 30 points and 10 rebounds as the Mustangs raced to an early lead and defeated Oak Park, 82-67, in the CIF-Southern California Division I regional quarterfinals. Second-seeded Roosevelt plays host to third-seeded Woodland Hills Taft in a semifinal Tuesday night.

Zach Espinosa

The senior right-hander allowed one run and four hits in 10 innings during the Newport Elks Tournament as the Patriots won the championship of the tournament’s top division, the Lerner Division. Espinosa got the win over Gahr of Cerritos and in the championship game win over Mission Viejo, in which he pitched six shutout innings with 11 strikeouts.

Ryan Silva
Redlands East Valley

Silva started two games last week and didn’t allow an earned run in 12 innings. He struck out 13 batters and lowered his ERA to 0.53.

Oscar Sierra

Sierra made a couple of great saves during the penalty shootout for the Pirates in their 4-3 victory over Granada Hills in the CIF State Southern California Division I Regional semifinal on Thursday. Sierra and Paramount defeated El Toro 5-1 in the Regional final on Saturday.

Dezmond Washington

Washington delivered Blair its first-ever state playoff win by making a buzzer-beating basket while falling down to beat Palisades. He finished with 20 points in that game. Washington followed that performance with 16 points in a close loss to Burbank that ended the Vikings’ renaissance season.

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