Vote now: Bay Area News Group boys athlete of the week

Welcome back to the Bay Area News Group (Mercury News & East Bay Times) boys athlete of the week poll.

For the entire academic year, we will provide a list of candidates who stood out over the previous week and allow you, the reader, to vote for the winner.

This week, we consider performances between Jan. 17-23.

Polls close at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vote as many times as you’d like until then.

Candidates for future Athlete of the Week polls can be nominated at

We also review stats submitted to MaxPreps by coaches/team statisticians.

On to the nominees:

Gabe Baima, Hillsdale soccer: Had one goal in a 2-1 victory over Half Moon Bay and also scored a goal in a 4-0 win over South San Francisco. The Knights improved to 7-4-1 overall and 2-1 in the Peninsula Athletic League’s Ocean Division. Baima leads the team with 14 goals this season.

Miles Karandikar, Leigh basketball: Facing the only team in the Blossom Valley Athletic League’s Mt. Hamilton Division without a loss, Karandikar scored 18 points to help lead his team past Pioneer 50-35. Leigh improved to 13-5 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Trey Knight, Moreau Catholic basketball: In three victories last week, the senior averaged 13 points, eight assists and 4.3 steals as Moreau ran its record to 14-4 overall and 6-0 in the Mission Valley Athletic League. In a win over Vanden at De La Salle’s MLK Classic, Knight had 17 points, six assists and four steals. In a rout of Kennedy-Fremont, he had nine points, eight assists and four steals. He also had 13 points, 10 assists and five steals in a victory over American.

Daniel Louie, Menlo School soccer: The senior scored five goals in West Bay Atheltic League victories over Priory and Eastside Prep. He had a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Priory, scoring two goals in the final five minutes. He also had two goals in the win over Eastside 

Enoedis Quintana, Santa Teresa soccer: The junior scored three goals and assisted on another as Santa Teresa, playing on the road in Morgan Hill, defeated Live Oak 5-0 in Blossom Valley Athletic League Santa Teresa Division play. The Saints are 7-3-1 overall and 3-2 in the league. Among stats reported to MaxPreps, Quintana leads the CCS in scoring with 44 points (20 goals, four assists).

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Source:: The Mercury News


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