Sport: Girls' soccer
What she did: Emily scored three goals in the Mariners' 4-0 win against Anacortes on Tuesday, Sept. 18, and the only goal in a win against Squalicum on Thursday, Sept. 20. Coach Andria Fountain said she has worked with Webster to play as more of an attacking midfielder, as opposed to a center midfielder or defensive midfielder, to help the team make up for the loss of graduated seniors Jessica Bertucci and Madison Heilmann and their 30-plus goal output the past few seasons. Webster has responded well, scoring nine goals and two assists in Sehome's first seven games this season.
Coach's quote: "Emily is the perfect athlete that every coach wishes they had the opportunity to coach. She shows up at practice every day; she is on time, prepared and has a phenomenal work ethic. Emily has had an impact on this program since the day she arrived. She has started, and played almost every minute of every game since her freshman year." - Fountain
Events: No. 3 and No. 4 singles
What he did: Thompson posted a 5-0 record in singles matches this past week, including a remarkable come-from-behind win against Lake Washington on Saturday, Sept. 15, in a match in which he faced a 6-1, 5-2 deficit. He also got a 6-3, 6-0 win against Sammamish on Saturday, a 6-1, 6-2 win against Anacortes on Friday, Sept. 14, a 6-1, 6-2 win against Ferndale on Monday, Sept. 17, and a 6-7 (5), 6-0, 6-0 win against Lynden on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Coach's quote: "Connor is smart, hard-working and he possesses very solid strokes. He is always looking for ways to improve. He had a great week." - Steve Chronister
Athletes of the Week are selected by the Sports staff of The Bellingham Herald from a list of student athletes nominated by their coaches for their outstanding performances the past week. Coaches, please send your nominations to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on Friday for consideration.
? Jessica Cruz, Ferndale girls' swimming
? Madeline Gillman, Bellingham girls' swimming
? Trey Handy, Nooksack Valley football
? Josephine Hegeberg, Squalicum girls' swimming
? Taylor Lunde, Meridian girls' soccer
? Jaremy Martin, Lynden football
? Hattie North, Bellingham girls' soccer
? Gwendolyn Roley, Sehome girls' swimming
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