Vote now: Bay Area News Group girls athlete of the week

Vote now: 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 Aug. 28 to Sept. 2.

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 any votes after 5 p.m. on 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 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:

Giselle Bauman, Amador Valley flag football: Bauman, a junior, had 40 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in the Dons’ game against San Ramon Valley. She also had five flag pulls (one for loss) and three receptions. 

Avery Cross, California water polo: Cross, a senior, scored six goals in California’s 30-0 victory over Pittsburg. She has 19 goals across five matches played this season. 

Keren Eisenberg, Harker water polo: Eisenberg, a junior, filled the stat sheet in a 10-8 victory at Palo Alto. She scored two goals, handed out one assist and nabbed two steals. Eisenberg had two more goals and an assist in a rout over Fremont-Sunnyvale a few days later. 

Leann Jung, James Logan volleyball: Jung, a junior, helped lead James Logan to victories over Irvington and Mission-San Jose and a win over Head-Royce to win the Livermore Roundup tournament. The setter had 93 assists, 28 digs, and 10 aces.

Izzy Klugman, Menlo School tennis: Klugman teamed with fellow junior Kate Hsia to co-captain Menlo School to a fourth-place finish at the 32-team Golden State Classic. She defeated opponents from Palos Verdes, Leigh and Burlingame. 

Evie Marheineke, Archbishop Mitty cross country: Marheineke, a junior, won the Ed Sias Invitational VG Large Schools Division to start the cross country season. She won by a 30-second margin and led her team to a second-place finish.

Ella Miura, Christopher field hockey: Miura, a junior, scored a goal and had three assists in an 11-0 victory over Del Mar. Those were Miura’s first three assists of the season. 

Lilie Parodi, Woodside flag football: Parodi scored the Wildcats’ first girls flag football touchdown in their scrimmage against Menlo on Wednesday. She had several catches that went for 10+ yards to help Woodside win the first of two scrimmages.

Ellie Shen, Sacred Heart Prep flag football: Shen, a junior wide receiver, caught a 60-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage against Sequoia. Shen ended the game with two touchdowns and an interception. 

Melissa Shi, Piedmont Hills volleyball: Shi, a senior, had 22 digs, four aces and 46 assists in games against Prospect and Lincoln-San Jose. Her 35 assists against Lincoln was a season-high.