Craig Maynard, Homestead
Position: Quarterback. Class: Senior.
Accomplishment: Maynard had a hand in all the Mustangs' touchdowns -- using his elusiveness and scrambling ability to score twice rushing as well as throwing a last-minute 56-yard touchdown pass to Brian McGee in a 21-17 upset over previously undefeated Piedmont Hills.
Comment: ``Craig is the catalyst of our offense,'' said Homestead Coach Charlie Bostic. ``He makes everything go. He's a gamer and never panics if he is faced with what appears to be a desperate situation.''
Cross-country: Alex Dunn, San Lorenzo Valley.
Soccer: Marco Medina and Jose Penaloza, Hill.
Football: Matt Caraway, San Lorenzo Valley; Jarred Belser and Chris Blanco, Bellarmine; Jeremy Jones, Piedmont Hills; Matt Lamb and Ryan Abbott, Valley Christian; Dennis Freeman and John Allen, Los Gatos.
Melissa Grelli, Presentation
Sport: Cross-country. Class: Junior.
Accomplishment: Grelli, who finished second in the CCS meet to Sacred Heart Cathedral's Michelle Gallagher, broke away in the first mile and won the state Division III race at Woodward Park in Fresno, covering the 3.1-mile course in 17:59.
Comment: ``The race didn't develop like we thought and she made her move at the one-mile mark,'' said Presentation Coach Chris Cozort. ``Cross-country can be an unpredictable sport, but Melissa took care of business when the opportunity presented itself.''
Cross-country: McKayla Plank, Mitty.
Volleyball: KC Walsh, Brittany Leonard and Murphy McClenahan, Mitty; Megan Sura, Notre Dame-Salinas; Katie Turley Molony and Dawn Stanley, Presentation.
Tennis: Allie Lipton and Carmen Seremeta, Monta Vista.
Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to make athlete of the week nominations from Friday through 8 p.m. Sunday. Phone Dennis Knight at (408) 920-5814. Please provide statistics and a home telephone number for the coach and/or athlete.