MMK Football Player Named WIAA Athlete of the Week

Mary M. Knight football player, Austin Fries, was named one of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Athletes of the Week for September 10-September 16, 2017. The WIAA announced the winners for week three on Wednesday.

Fries rushed for 309 yards on 13 attempts and four touchdowns in last week’s game. He also had one reception, good for an 84 yard touchdown. (MasonWebTV Powered by HCC was at the game against Evergreen Lutheran and counted six TDs by Fries.)

Each week throughout the school year, the WIAA recognizes varsity athletes who exhibited an outstanding performance for the previous week (based off of nominations). All varsity level students in good academic standing at their schools are eligible to receive the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award. Each winner receives a letter of recognition from the WIAA Executive Director, a commemorative WIAA Athlete of the Week promotional item, and a certificate. Students may win the WIAA Athlete of the Week Award once during any given academic year.

Nominations are open to athletic administrators, coaches, fans and members of the media, with a weekly deadline of Tuesday at noon PT.

Other Athletes of the Week winners:
Ryan Chan, Mead, Football
Chan completed 20 of 31 passes for 306 yards and six touchdowns in Mead’s 49-28 win over University last week. He also had seven carries for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Lorena Ramirez, Walla Walla, Soccer
Ramirez totaled seven goals and one assist to lead her team to a 3-0 start to the season.

Graham Moody, Mountain View, Golf
Moody shot even par (36) in the Mighty Thunder’s match against Kelso at Three Rivers Course. He also shot +1 (73) at the 18 hole Jeff Hudson Invite at Tri Mountain Course, as well as a -4 (30) at Fairway Village versus Union. Moody was a medalist in each event.

Zoe McBride, Prairie, Volleyball
McBride posted 15 kills, 14 digs, three blocks, and two aces for a victory over Camas. And against Skyview, she had 12 kills, eight aces, and five blocks for another win.

Kylan Touch, Aberdeen, Football
Touch set a school record for touchdowns in a game with seven against Elma, where the Bobcats’ won 56-34. He finished with 521 all-purpose yards (328 rushing, 66 receiving, 32 passing, and 95 kick-off return yards) and added an interception on defense.

Maddy Quigley, Selah, Volleyball
Quigley, outside hitter and team captain, collected 66 digs, 39 kills, six assists, and was 33-38 serving in competition last week.

Jesus Cisneros, Wahluke, Football
Cisneros lead the Warriors’ defense in tackles in last week’s 66-44 victory over Columbia (Burbank). His leadership and hard hits in the secondary were instrumental for the defense.

Grace Erdmann, Cashmere, Soccer
Erdmann scored seven goals and had three assists in three non-league wins last week. They beat Liberty Bell (two goals and one assist), Ephrata (two assists), and Tonasket (five goals).

Matthew Brown, Northwest Christian (Colbert), Football
Brown had a huge game on 9/15 against Lind-Ritzville/Sprague, as he led the visiting Crusaders to an overtime victory 24-18 with a stellar defensive performance. He had 17 solo tackles, two assists, forced a fumble, and had three fumble recoveries from his outside linebacker position.

Tracie Delgado, Soap Lake, Volleyball
Delgado had a fantastic game versus Bridgeport last week, with 14 digs, 12 assists, seven aces, serving 23 of 24, and a team victory.

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