Bay Area News Group athlete of the week: Ethan Hsu, Dougherty Valley

Dougherty Valley baseball player Ethan Hsu has been named Bay Area News Group boys high school athlete of the week for April 11-17 after he had collected 12,246 votes (42.48%) at the 5 pm deadline Wednesday.

Castro Valley baseball player Matthew Cormier (10,923 votes, 37.89%) was second and Branham baseball player Liam Thompson placed third.

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

Hsu, a Princeton-bound senior, went 3 for 3, drove in two runs and scored a run as Dougherty Valley stunned Foothill 3-2 in East Bay Athletic League play.

Entering the game, Dougherty Valley was winless and Foothill was unbeaten in league play.

Dougherty Valley began this week 12-6 overall.

To nominate an athlete for next week’s honor, email by Monday, April 25, at 11 am

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

Winners are announced each Friday on the Mercury News & East Bay Times websites.

Past winners

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

Dec. 13-19: Derek Sangster, Archbishop Mitty basketball

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