Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from Mar. 27 to April 1, and then vote for who you think is the best athlete this week. The overall winner will be announced on Friday, April 7.

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Amelia Wiercioch
Rosary

The senior pitcher tossed two shutouts and earned a save in the circle after missing five starts with a strained rotator cuff. In 16 innings of work, Wiercioch scattered eight hits and struck out 14. The Duke-bound senior also went 11 for 17 at the plate with three doubles and a home run, and she added 10 RBI and three runs.

Eileen Perez
Valley View

Perez helped the Eagles avenge an earlier loss this season to King by throwing a shutout against the Wolves in a 4-0 victory in a nonleague game Wednesday.

Analise De La Roca
Port of L.A.

De La Roca pitched a five-inning perfect game on Thursday in a 15-0 win over View Park, striking out all 15 batters she faced. In a 20-0 rout of Fremont on Monday, De La Roca went 4 for 4 with two home runs and eight RBIs. In the circle, she struck out nine of the 10 batters she faced in 3 1/3 innings. De La Roca finished out her week on Saturday in a 3-2 win over Bonita, throwing a four-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one earned run allowed. She reached 705 career strikeouts in the game.

Cassie Perryman
Lakewood

Perryman struck out a career-high 14 batters in Lakewood’s 7-0 victory over Wilson last Thursday. Perryman struck out six consecutive batters between the fourth and sixth innings. She also took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.

Maya Martinez
La Mirada

The infielder enjoyed a big day to lead the Matadores to a pair of wins in the La Mirada Showcase. She had three doubles and six RBIs to help La Mirada open the tournament on Saturday with wins over Trabuco Hills (12-1) and Kaiser (8-1). The Matadores are 13-5-1 and ranked No. 2 in the Whittier area.

Jada Hicks
Upland

Hicks won the 100 meter hurdles at the prestigious Trabuco Hills Invitational in 14.5 seconds. She also was part of the winning 4×200 relay team and placed fourth in the 100 (12.15). The 14.50 is her second-fastest time of the season. She was the fifth-place finisher in the stater meet last year in her specialty. She was the Daily Bulletin’s Female Track Athlete of the Year last year.

Alicia Rivera
Carter

In a pair of games against Redlands, Rivera had a big week. First, she had the game-ending hit in extra innings on Tuesday. For the week, she had four hits in nine at-bats, with two doubles and four RBIs.

Katie Simonsgaard
Oaks Christian

Simonsgaard turned in a torrid week, propelling Oaks Christian to a pair of Marmonte League victories and a tournament title at the Washington Union Tournament in Fresno. She went 15 for 25 (.600) over seven games, including a pair of two-run homers against Thousand Oaks, while earning all-tournament honors at the Washington Union Tournament.

Emerald Bowens
Redlands East Valley

Bowens won both sprint races and ran a leg of the Wildcats’ winning 4×100 relay at Wednesday’s Citrus Belt League dual at Redlands, where REV notched its first rivalry win since 2009.


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