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Vote now: Who should be this week’s SBLive Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week (May 2-8)?

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for May 2-8 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff.

Here are the candidates for SBLive’s Mississippi High School Athlete of the Week for May 2-8 as nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. Read through the nominees and cast your vote at the bottom of the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, May 16th. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.


Editor’s Note: Our Athlete of the Week feature and corresponding poll is intended to be fun, and we do not set limits on how many times a fan can vote during the competition. However, we do not allow votes that are generated by script, macro or other automated means. Athletes that receive votes generated by script, macro or other automated means will be disqualified.

Catherine Stroud, Enterprise softball: Stroud went 5-for-7 at the plate with a triple and a solo home run in Enterprise's series sweep over Wesson.

Zoe Goodman, New Hope softball: Goodman went 3-for-5 and scored two runs to lead New Hope to a 10-2 win over Vicksburg in game two of their 5A playoff series. With the victory, New Hope earned a 2-0 series sweep and a berth in the state semifinals.

AK Willingham, Saltillo softball: Willingham recorded the win in the circle with 12 strikeouts and only allowed four hits, two runs in a game one third-round playoff victory against Neshoba Central. 

D’Ambrah Watts, Jackson Prep girls track and field: Watts won the 100 hurdles with a time of 15.33, and finished second in the 300 hurdles with a 47.92 at the MAIS state championship meet.

Addison Lindley, Germantown softball: Lindley recorded the win with nine strikeouts and only allowed four hits in a 3-1 third-round playoff win over Hernando.

Matt Roncalli, Saltillo baseball: Roncalli had two hits - including a two-run triple that capped off a nine-run second inning - to lift the defending Class 5A state champions back into the Class 5A North State Championship.

Jacob Tackett, Tupelo Christian baseball: The senior went the distance in a 10-0, five-inning shutout to even the series with Biggersville.

K.K. Clark, Brandon baseball: The Pearl River Community College commit tossed four innings allowing just one hit, no walks and struck out five in a shutout 15-0 game one 6A South Quarterfinals win over Pearl. 

Tucker Woods, Seminary baseball: Woods recorded the win on the mound for Seminary lasting six and two-third innings, allowing seven hits, six runs (two earned), and had three strikeouts in game one of the third round of their Class 3A playoff series against Southeast Lauderdale. 

Dawson Muenzenmay, Northwest Rankin baseball: Muenzenmay went 2-for-2 with a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored in an 11-1 win to take a 1-0 lead in the 6A quarterfinal series against Petal. 

Elliot Davis, Jackson Prep boys track and field: The freshman finished second in both the two-mile and one mile - running a 4:38 mile - at the MAIS state championship meet.