Every week throughout the school year, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) names their student-athletes for "outstanding performances and impactful contributions in their communities."
This week, a standout performance by a West Valley Rams Sophomore Quarterback got the nod.

For week #7 (March 31 - April 6) of the Spring sports season, Skyler Cassel was recognized for his stellar performance. From the WIAA website:
"Cassel completed 24-of-32 pass attempts for 520 yards and eight touchdowns in the Rams' 56-28 victory over Eisenhower. The sophomore threw touchdowns to four different receivers to help lead the team to a 4-1 season and a league championship in his first year as a varsity starter."

For his accomplishments, Cassel, as well as the other winners from across the state, will get a letter of recognition from the WIAA, a certificate stating their achievement as well as a $25 gift card to Dick's Sporting Goods chain of athletic supply stores.

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Weekly winners are based off of nominations submitted to the association. If you know of a worth student-athlete in Central Washington, simply click the link below and fill out the for then submit before each Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. to be considered eligible for that particular week.
Winners are revealed on the WIAA website and mobile app and, of course, highlighted here if they are from the Yakima Valley!

Congrats, Skyler and all of our student-athletes that have had to persevere through so much this past year just for the chance to compete and play the sports and activities that they love! Keep up the good work! Ram Power!

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