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Anna Mooney of Seton Catholic is 2022-23 Columbian Week 19 prep athlete of the week

Other nominees from Union, Prairie, Mountain View and Hockinson

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: February 13, 2023, 4:45pm

Seton Catholic basketball player Anna Mooney is the The Columbian 2022-23 Week 19 high school athlete of the week.

Mooney received 237 of the 740 votes cast to win the honor.

Mooney scored 14 points in a first-round district win over Elma, then added a team-high 21 points in a regional clinching win over Hoquiam.

Winners of the athlete-of-the-week may not be nominated again during the regular season, and no athlete may be nominated in consecutive weeks.


  1. Anna Mooney, Seton Catholic, 237
  2. Gretchen Lane, Prairie, 175
  3. Isaiah Vargas, Mountain View, 161
  4. Niah Cassidy, Union, 113
  5. Alex Wendler, Hockinson, 65

Here are the accomplishments of the other nominees:

NIAH CASSIDY, UNION GIRLS WRESTLING: After earning back-to-back pins, Cassidy captured the 125-pound division title at the regional meet in Kelso with a technical fall over Shelby Enos of Graham Kapowsin.

GRETCHEN LANE, PRAIRIE GYMNASTICS: Lane won the vault, bars, beam and floor exercise to capture the all-around title with a score of 37.250 at the 3A/2A district meet.

ISAIAH VARGAS, MOUNTAIN VIEW BOYS BASKETBALL: Vargas scored 39 points to lead the Thunder in a league tiebreaker, then added 24 in a bi-district loss to Gig Harbor.

ALEX WENDLER, HOCKINSON BOYS SWIMMING: Wendler won the 200 individual medley, the 100 breaststroke and helped Hockinson to a win in the 200 medley relay at the 2A/1A district meet.