Week 6 for the WIAA’s Athlete of the Week is a great week for Pierce County.  There are 5 athletes honored from our area.  Visit the WIAA’s page for all of the athletes and prior weeks honorees.
 
Congratulations to:
Matthew Davidson, Bonney Lake Golf: Davidson led the Panthers to a team title in the Pierce County League Golf Tournament. He posted a two-day total of 80, followed by an amazing ever par (72) at the difficult Eagle's Pride Golf Course. Bonney Lake will be competing in the West Central District Tournament at Trophy Lake Golf Course in May.
 
Cooper Faker, Concordia Christian Academy Soccer: Faker scored four goals on 10/18 against Evergreen Lutheran, playing center defender for the first half and striker for second half. In the previous game versus Rainier Christian, he notched a hat-trick to tie the game and netted an additional goal in the penalty-kick shootout. The junior is the team captain and an all-around leader. Additionally, he excels in the classroom and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Junior Classical League, and serves as a school ambassador.
 
Logan Parejo, Franklin Pierce Tennis: Logan Parejo finished his senior year as part of the number one doubles team in league. He has compiled a 47-5 career record and went 13-1 this season. He also holds a 3.9 GPA and is the school's senior class vice president.
 
Alejandra Ruppe, Steilacoom Swim & Dive: Senior Alejandra Ruppe continued her undefeated streak in individual swim competition, winning all four of her races in State qualifying times. She has completed the rare "State Ironwoman" status by achieving State 2A qualifying times in all eight individual swimming events. Ruppe is currently ranked 1st in the State (2A) for 100 back and 200 free, 3rd in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, 4th in the 100 butterfly and 500 free, and 5th in the 50 and 100 free. She is an excellent team captain, leading dryland groups, helping notice swimmers, and inspiring teammates.
 
Joshua Wood, Graham-Kapowsin Football: Wood led the Eagles to a perfect 7-0 start by beating the previously undefeated Sumner Spartans. He completed 15-of-20 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. He also had eight carries for 90 yards and two more touchdowns, as G-K won 41-14 in the South Puget Sound League match at Sunset Chev Stadium. He is also involved in multiple sports, the school's leadership program, and holds a 3.593 GPA. The senior continually is a great teammate, who works at his skills and sets high standard for those around him.
 
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