Each week, publications from the Southern California News Group’s 11 properties (Orange County Register, L.A. Daily News, Press-Enterprise, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Daily Breeze, San Bernardino Sun, Daily Bulletin, Redlands Daily Facts, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena-Star News) select the Athletes of the Week for their respective region.
Each athlete is then entered into the overall Southern California Athlete of the Week vote.
Click on the newspaper links below the athlete’s name to read about their performance from last week, and then vote for who you think deserves the top honor.
Readers are allowed to vote multiple times. Voting ends at midnight, but final totals aren’t always immediately reflected due to processing.
GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE WEEK VOTING
The overall winner will be announced on Friday, September 9.
Voting poll at bottom of the page.
Brady Smigiel, Newbury Park: Smigiel played a part in five touchdowns in one half in Newbury Park’s 63-6 win over Crespi last week. The freshman threw for 237 yards and four touchdowns before rushing for a touchdown before halftime. The freshman has thrown 12 TDs in the first three games for the Panthers (3-0).
Jordan Washington, Jordan: Washington ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns on only eight carries in Jordan’s 34-0 win against Fairfax. The 5-foot-10 junior’s performance was highlighted by three breakaway runs. He scored on a 60-yard run in the first quarter, a 50-yard run in the third quarter and a 62-yard run in the fourth quarter. Washington also plays defensive back and has a personal-best time of 10.31 seconds in the 100 meters.
Sean Weston, Lawndale: Weston, also known as Deuce, rushed for 157 yards and five touchdowns — on runs of 2, 37, 4, 30, 12 yards — to lead to the Cardinals to a 36-7 win over Arcadia.
Brady Beck, San Marino: The sophomore had attempted only nine passes before his breakout performance in a 40-30 victory over Rosemead. Beck completed 32 of 57 passes for 490 yards with six touchdowns. He threw three TD passes to Nick Escamilla, and three TD passes to Ryan Park, including a long of 60 yards. The Titans improved to 2-1 and will be on the road Friday against Fillmore.
Carsten Williams, Trabuco Hills: He finished first Saturday in the Saddleback Cup Challenge. Williams set a personal-best time of 9 minutes, 29 seconds in the 2-mile race in hot conditions at Trabuco Hill High. “Carsten’s fearless, and he always has been that way,” said Trabuco Hills coach Liam Clemons. “He really goes after it in his races.” Williams qualified for the CIF-SS preliminaries in the 3,200 meters last spring.
Devyne Pearson, Chaparral: Pearson had a career night against San Jacinto, rushing for 204 yards and five touchdown on 29 carries to lead the Pumas to a 46-36 win. Pearson scored on a 1-yard run to give Chaparral a lead in the second quarter. He added scoring runs of 4, 6, 2 and 17 yards in the second half, the last with one minute to play to seal the victory. Chaparral hosts Temecula Valley this week in a crosstown rivalry game.