Bay Area News Group athlete of the week: Diego Enriquez, Bellarmine

By just 65 votes, Bellarmine baseball player Diego Enriquez edged Washington-Fremont lacrosse player Aaron Edelson to receive the Bay Area News Group’s boys high school athlete of the week honors for April 25-May 1.

At the 5 pm deadline Wednesday, Enriquez had 6,968 votes (33.81%) to Edelson’s 6,933 (33.64%).

Leigh baseball player Nate Miller (2,056/9.97%) took third.

Congratulations to all the candidates for this week’s recognition.

Enriquez, in a game Bellarmine had to win to remain in the West Catholic Athletic League race, went 3 for 3, scored a run and knocked in a run as the Bells prevailed on the road against first-place St. Francis 6-3.

To nominate an athlete for next week’s honor, email highschools@bayareanewsgroup.com by Monday, May 9, at 11 am

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.

Past winners

April 18-24: Colin Dhaliwal, Menlo School baseball

April 11-17: Ethan Hsu, Dougherty Valley baseball

April 4-10: Brody Pearson, Bellarmine baseball

March 28-April 3: Bryce Thomas, Moreau Catholic track and field

March 21-27: Niko Gomozias, St. Ignatius baseball

March 14-20: Kyle McCarthy, Arroyo volleyball

March 7-13: Lucas Kelly, Sacred Heart Cathedral baseball

Feb. 28-March 6: David Estrada, Archbishop Mitty baseball

Feb. 21-27: Trent Keys, Freedom baseball

Feb. 14-20: Bobby Cuevas, De La Salle wrestling

Feb. 7-13: Isaiah Cabebe, Archbishop Mitty basketball

Jan. 31-Feb. 6: Ishaan Mantripragada, Harker soccer

Jan. 24-30: Cameron Brown, Bishop O’Dowd basketball

Jan. 17-23: Trey Knight, Moreau Catholic basketball

Jan. 10-16: Jacob Kuverji, Leland basketball

Jan. 3-9: Marlow Buettner, Berkeley soccer

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