Menlo School basketball player Ruiqi Liu is the Bay Area News Group’s girls high school athlete of the week for Feb. 27 to Mar. 4 after she received 36.55% of the vote at the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.
Oakland Tech basketball player Jhai Johnson placed second with 31.76% of the vote and Harker lacrosse player Kyra Hawk finished third.
Liu, a sophomore guard, scored 36 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the two games. The Knights advanced to the NorCal Division IV final after victories over Hillsdale and Summit Shasta. Liu and the team came within three points of advancing to the state final.
Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.
To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email email@example.com by Monday, Mar. 13, 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.
Feb. 20-25: Michelle Tang, Mills basketball
Feb. 13-18: Mikayla Garcia, James Logan wrestling
Feb. 6-11: Alli Dioli, Half Moon Bay basketball
Jan. 30 to Feb. 4: Quinn Godfrey, Branham basketball
Jan. 13-28: India Bowles, Archbishop Riordan soccer
Jan. 16-21: Priscilla Quihuiz, San Jose soccer
Jan. 9-14: Trinity Chu, California basketball
Jan. 2-7: Tali Fa’i, Newark Memorial basketball
Dec. 12-17: Deanna Luna, James Lick soccer
Dec. 5-10: Sofia Bowes, San Ramon Valley basketball
Nov. 28 to Dec. 3: Kendall McClure, Heritage basketball
Bay Area News Group boys high school athlete of the week: Amani Johnson, Salesian basketball
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Nov. 21-26: Soo-Jin Berry, Clayton Valley Charter basketball
Nov. 14-19: Rachel Stephens, Los Gatos water polo
Nov. 7-12: Raquel Calderon, Mercy-Burlingame volleyball