NEW: PREP SPORTS MAILBAG
The Bay Area News Group is introducing a high school sports mailbag in May. Get your questions in as soon as possible. Our debut edition is an open forum. Got questions about spring sports playoffs, coaching changes, an early peek at football season, etc.? Send questions to [email protected]. Please include “mailbag” in the subject line.
Prospect baseball player Jake Sangalang is the Bay Area News Group’s high school boys athlete of the week for May 15-20 after he received 40.62% of the vote at the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.
Carlmont volleyball player Sean Murphy (38.78%) placed second and Live Oak baseball player Ethan Lopez was third.
Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.
Sangalang, a junior, pitched a five-inning one-hitter with seven strikeouts as Prospect cruised into the semifinals of the CCS Division VI playoffs with a 10-0 rout of Greenfield.
To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email [email protected] by Monday, May 29, at 11 a.m. Please include stats and team results.
We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps.com by coaches/team statisticians for consideration.
Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites and, starting Sept. 30, in the print edition of the Mercury News and EB Times sports sections.
May 8-13: Luke Baker, San Ramon Valley baseball
May 1-6: Matthew Foley, Amador Valley baseball
April 24-29: David Colon, Castro Valley baseball
April 17-22: Eric Yun, Menlo School golf
April 10-15: Asher Friedman, Palo Alto lacrosse
April 3-8: Lucas Dennis, Saratoga baseball
Mar. 27-April 1: Josiah Rodriguez, Serra baseball
March 20-25: Cyrus Ahmad, Washington-Fremont tennis
March 13-18: Derek Hoffmann, Monte Vista lacrosse
March 6-11: Christian Preciado and Michael Castaneda
Feb. 26-March 4: Amani Johnson, Salesian basketball
Feb. 20-25: Parker Lunn, Mountain View soccer
Feb. 13-18: Daniel Schembri, Sequoia soccer
Feb. 6-11: Bryce Luna, St. Francis wrestling
Jan. 30-Feb. 4: Nathan Yousif, Silver Creek soccer
Jan. 23-28: Joseph Bangalan, Piedmont Hills basketball
Jan. 16-21: James Wong, Benicia basketball
Jan. 9-14: Tyler Suzuki, Leigh basketball
Jan. 2-7: Rudy Cruz, Hayward soccer
Dec. 12-17: Nicholas Ruiz, Benicia soccer
Dec. 5-10: Eli Roth, Acalanes soccer
Nov. 28-Dec. 3: Austin Shelton, San Ramon Valley football
Nov. 21-26: Jae’Von Reels, Bellarmine football
Nov. 14-19: Dashiell Weaver, Campolindo football
Nov. 7-12: Nate Bell, Liberty football
Oct. 31-Nov. 5: Angel Barraza, Dublin football
Oct. 24-29: Zachariah Norton, Hayward football
Oct. 17-22: Shane Timmons, Saratoga football
Oct 10-15: Owen Neitzel, Leigh water polo
Oct. 3-8: Salvador Espinoza, Lincoln-San Jose football
Sept. 26-Oct. 1: Antonio Arenas, El Camino football
Sept. 19-24: Nic Austen, College Park water polo
Sept. 12-17: John Ben Pau Mendoza, San Ramon Valley football
Sept. 5-10: Luke Baker, San Ramon Valley football
Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Luke Llabres, Willow Glen water polo
Aug. 22-27: Mikhail Popov, College Park water polo