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Vote for the OregonLive.com and Oregon Sports Awards November High School …

In conjunction with the Oregon Sports Awards, we are asking you, the fans, to help select male and female Oregon high school athletes of the month for November in football, soccer, volleyball and cross country.

Cast your vote in each of the categories listed below before the polls close on Sunday, December 8 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Only one vote per person per category is allowed. Winners will be announced on Monday, December 9.

Here are the nominees for the month of November:


Who is the November football Athlete of the Month?

Danial White, sr., AshlandThe Grizzlies senior quarterback ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 151 yards in Ashland’s 13-7 win over Roosevelt in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game. He also accounted for six touchdowns in a first round win over Pendleton, finishing that game with 76 yards rushing and 266 yards passing.

Ryan Nall, sr., Central Catholic: As one half of the Rams’ two-headed backfield monster, Nall rushed for 320 yards and four touchdowns in a semifinal game against Tigard. Nall also added three touchdowns, including a game-changing pick six, and 155 rushing yards in a quarterfinal game against Clackamas. 

Cameron Scarlett, jr., Central Catholic: Scarlett, the other half of the Rams’ two-headed backfield monster, busted out 356 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a semifinal win over Tigard. He chipped in 167 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns in a quarterfinal game against Clackamas, and had 109 yards on just six carries in a 62-7 win over McNary in the second round.

Jake LaCoste, sr., West Albany: LaCoste capped off his impressive November with a state championship upset of Sherwood, where he ran for 92 yards and a touchdown. Prior to that game, LaCoste eclipsed 200 yards rushing in both his semifinal and quarterfinal games. LaCoste also took home the Mid-Willamette Conference Offensive Player of the Year award earlier this month.

Joe Griffin, jr., Imbler: Griffin’s Class 1A state championship performance was one for the history books, as the junior scored an unprecedented nine touchdowns in his team’s win. The feat came on 335 rushing yards and 139 receiving yards, as well as two kick return touchdowns. Griffin’s performance overshadowed his own standout game in the semifinals, when he recorded two touchdowns on 178 total yards of offense.

Boys Soccer

Who is the November boys soccer Athlete of the Month?

Chris Chertude, sr., Jesuit: Chertude scored goals in the Crusaders’ semifinals and finals victories en route to a second-straight state championship.

Levi Davidson, sr., Summit: The goalkeeper recorded six consecutive shutouts to end the season, four of which came in the state playoffs, leading to the Storm’s first boys soccer state title.

Matthew Sipowicz, jr., Oregon Episcopal: The midfielder scored the opening goals of both the Aardvarks’ semifinals and finals wins. Sipowicz knocked in a penalty kick in the semis against conference rival Riverside, then scored with his left later that week in the championship game against St. Mary’s.

James Goheen, sr., Henley: Goheen, Henley’s senior goalkeeper, had shutouts in the Hornets’ 4A quarterfinals and semifinals. He then had four saves and cleared several balls out of the box in the championship game against Sisters, keeping the game scoreless until the final minutes despite consistent pressure.

Girls Soccer

Who is the November girls soccer Athlete of the Month?

Jill Farley, sr., Tualatin: In the OSAA 6A semifinals, Farley broke Jesuit’s streak of 1,406 minutes without allowing a goal, scoring off a header in the 46th minute. In the Timberwolves’ 2-0 victory in the finals, Farley was named Tualatin’s Player of the Match after scoring on a free kick three minutes into the second half.

Jadyn McMillan, sr., Westview: The senior helped lead 17-seed Westview on a surprise run to the 6A girls soccer semifinals. After the Wildcats upset one-seed Tigard, McMillan scored the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-2 comeback victory over eight-seed West Salem.

Christina Edwards, so., Summit: After losing Hadlie Plummer, the team’s best player, to a broken leg in the semifinals, Edwards scored two goals in the Storm’s 4-2 championship game victory over Wilson.

Lucy Davidson, so., Scappoose: Davidson assisted two of the three goals in Scappoose’s 3-1 4A state championship win against one-seed La Grande, which had gone undefeated to that point and outscored opponents 98-3 in 2013.


Who is the November volleyball Athlete of the Month?

Hannah Troutman, sr., Crook County: The Cowgirls senior outside hitter had 17 kills and a hitting percentage of .400 in leading Crook County to three-game win over Cascade in the Class 4A state final. Crook County has won eight consecutive state titles.

Lindsey Dorsey, sr., Sprague: Dorsey earned The Oregonian’s Athlete of the Week award for Oct. 27-Nov. 2 for her postseason performance. The Olympians’ outside hitter had 13 kills and four blocks in a 25-22, 25-13, 25-18 second-round playoff win over Lake Oswego, as Sprague earned a berth in the eight-team Class 6A state tournament.

Saskia McNairy, sr., LakeridgeMcNairy, a four-year starter, earned first team all-league honors for the second consecutive season, and more recently was named The Oregonian’s Class 6A Player of the Year. She led her team in blocks on the season (19), and helped Lakeridge win their first ever Class 6A championship earlier this month with their 3-1 win over Central Catholic. McNairy recorded the match-ending kill in the championship, and combined with teammate Maddie Marshall for 36 kills in the match.

Payton Rund, jr., West Albany: In addition to being named the Mid-Willamette Conference Player of the Year, Rund was named The Oregonian’s Class 5A Player of the Year, and backed up that distinction by leading her team to their second consecutive state title. Rund had 20 digs, 16 kills and one ace in the championship match. Rund finished her junior year serving 98.8% with 32 aces on the season. She also totaled 436 kills, 32 blocks and 275 digs.

Boys Cross Country

Who is the November boys cross country Athlete of the Month?

Kyle Thompson, sr., Central Catholic: Thompson fought off a loaded field to win the Class 6A state championship in a time of 15 minutes and 22 seconds. Thompson had to fight off an especially daunting charge from South Eugene junior Reilly Bloomer, who recorded the fastest Class 6A time this season, in the last 300 meters of the race to seal the win.

Matthew Maton, jr., Summit: Maton won the Class 5A state championship going away, blowing past the competition with a a winning time of 14 minutes and 59 seconds. The time was just four seconds shy of tying the course record set in 2003 by Galen Rupp, and was a full 51 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Maton’s win helped Summit take home their third consecutive team title.

Mitchell Butler, sr., Siuslaw: Butler won the Class 4A state championship in a time of 15 minutes and 37 seconds. The win was the culmination of a three-year build up for Butler, as he finished second in the state last season and third in the season before. Butler took home first place in the state championship by beating his teammate, Mack Marbas, by just four seconds.

David Ribich, sr., EnterpriseRibich took home the Class 3A/2A/1A state title in a time of 15 minutes and 58 seconds. Ribich led the championship race from start to finish, beating the second place finisher by 13 seconds.

Girls Cross Country

Who is the November girls cross country Athlete of the Month?

Ella Donaghu, so., Grant: Donaghu won the Class 6A state championship race in a time of 18 minutes and 1 second, 24 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher and defending state champion Sara Tsai of South Eugene. Donaghu did not lose to an Oregon runner the entire season.

Hannah Gindlesperger, so., Summit: Gindlesperger won the Class 5A state title despite only taking up running about a year ago. Gindlesperger’s winning time was 17 minutes and 53 seconds, marking only the fifth time a girl has cracked 18 minutes at an OSAA state meet. She finished 44 seconds ahead of teammate and second-place finisher Olivia Brooks.

Shaylen Crook, sr., Marshfield: Crook took home the Class 4A state title in a time of 18 minutes and 28 seconds, 31 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher. Crook led the 5,000-meter race from start to finish. The state title was the culmination of a breakout senior season for Crook, as she had never finished among the top 10 at the state championship in her three previous seasons.

McKenzie Evans, sr., UnionEvans won the Class 3A/2A/1A state title race in 18 minutes and 42 seconds. She defeated Union teammate Katriel O’Reilly, last year’s state champion, by a margin of 21 seconds. Evans ran nearly a minute faster than she did at last year’s state meet, where she finished second.

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