Bay Area News Group girls high school athlete of the week: McKenzie Bell, Piedmont Hills volleyball

Piedmont Hills volleyball player McKenzie Bell is the Bay Area News Group’s girls high school athlete of the week for Sept. 12-17 after she received 19,176 votes (41.34%) by the 5 p.m. deadline Wednesday.

Bell finished a few percentage points ahead of Aragon volleyball player Hunter Kwan, who finished second with 18,007 votes (38.82%).

Valley Christian golfer Joyce Zhang finished third.

The senior libero was a force to be reckoned with in Piedmont’s matchup against Lincoln. Bell had 23 kills on 53 attack attempts, and had 18 digs too as Piedmont won 3-1.

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To nominate an athlete for next week’s poll, email [email protected] by Monday, Sept. 26 by 11 a.m. Please include stats and team results.

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:

Sept. 5-10: Malia Navarro, Newark-Memorial volleyball

Aug. 29-Sept. 3: Lily Kautai, Menlo School volleyball

Aug. 22-27: Rayne Caragan, St. Patrick-St. Vincent water polo

May 23-29: Sophia Asar, Los Altos softball