Vote: Who should be SBLive’s National High School Girls Athlete of the Week? (6/18/2024)

Read up on the top performers across the country last week and pick the best of the best

Each week during the 2023-24 high school sports year, SBLive Sports has gathered the best performances across the country with the help of fans, readers and staff.

Now, it’s your turn to choose a standout among the pack in our final edition of the spring 2024 high school sports season.

Here are the nominees for SBLive’s National High School Girls Athlete of the Week for May 27-June 2. Voting closes on Tuesday, June 25, at 11:59 (Pacific Time).

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.

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SBLive National High School Girls Athlete of the Week candidates

Payton Burnham, sr., Sheldon (Oregon) softball

Burnham, an Arkansas signee, struck out 10 and didn’t allow a hit as Sheldon captured the Class 6A title with a 5-0 shutout of Glencoe. 

Madeline Cooper, jr., Drew Charter (Georgia) track

Cooper won the 100 meter hurdles competition at the Edwin Moses Legends meet with a time of 13.53 seconds. The time is tied for 10th in the country this year. 

Myleigh Cooper, jr., Scio (Oregon) softball

Cooper threw a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and hit a home run in a 4-0 victory over Burns. 

Sadie Engelhardt, jr., Ventura (California) track

Engelhardt became the first high school girl in U.S. history to run a sub-4:30 mile at the Hoka Festival of Miles with a time of 4:28.46. 

Addisen Fisher, sr., Bend (Oregon) softball

Fisher whirled a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and also belted a two-run homer in a 6-0 shutout of Silverton. The UCLA signee then threw a three-hitter in the Class 5A title game as Bend downed Lebanon, 2-1.

Ryan Jennings, jr., Timber Creek (New Jersey) track

Jennings earned a gold medal in the 100 at the New Jersey sectional championships with a time of 11.33 — the fastest in state history and the No. 7 time nationally this season. 

Kendra Lewis, sr., Rockridge (Illinois) softball

Lewis threw a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as Rockridge defeated Auburn, 4-0, in the third-place game at the Class 2A state tournament. The Wisconsin signee also hit a three-run homer. 

Giuliana Ligor, jr., North Reading (Massachusetts) track

Ligor won the 400 (55.62) and 400 hurdles (58.97) competitions at the Meet of Champions. The junior’s 400 hurdles time ranks fourth in the U.S. this spring. 

Hadley Lucas, sr., Bloomington North (Indiana) track

Lucas broke the Indiana state meet record in the shot put (51-11) and discus (169-6). Both marks were just shy of her personal records. 

Janay Moorer, sr., Creekside (Florida) track

Moorer, a Miami signee, won the 400 with a time of 53.15 — the 11th-best time in the country this year — at the Edwin Moses Legends meet. 

Addison Moorman, jr., Granada Hills (California) softball

Moorman threw a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 3-0 shutout of San Marcos. 

Marissa Nosovitch, jr., Carle Place (New York) softball

Nosovitch struck out 16 in a 7-2 victory over Babylon that clinched the Long Island Class B championship. 

Andrea Ortiz, so., Weslaco (Texas) softball

Ortiz belted a walk-off grand slam to complete an eight-run comeback for Weslaco in the Class 6A title game. The Panthers defeated Waco Midway, 11-9. 

Mackenzy Ponte, jr., Westport (Massachusetts) softball

Ponte got 13 of her 15 outs via strikeout during a five-inning no-hitter against Tech Boston Academy. Westport prevailed, 17-0. 

Lisa Raye, so., West Warwick (Rhode Island) track

Raye took home gold medals in the 100 (11.37), 200 (22.73), 100 hurdles (14.06) and 300 hurdles (42.53) at the Rhode Island state championships. The sophomore’s wind-aided 200 time is the top all-conditions time nationally this year. 

Morgan Roundtree, sr., Oak Park (Michigan) track

Roundtree won the 300 hurdles at the Division I finals with a time of 41.31 — the No. 9 national time this season. The senior also earned silver in the 100 hurdles at 13.89. 

Paeden Vincik, sr., Shiner (Texas) softball

Vincik went 4 for 4 with a home run as Shiner defeated Beckville, 10-4, for the Class 2A state title. She also had a walk-off single in the semis.  

Sydnie Watts, jr., Austintown Fitch (Ohio) softball

Watts, a Georgia Tech commit, blasted a homer and threw a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts as Austintown Fitch captured a second straight Division I state title with a 4-0 shutout of Watkins Memorial. 


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