2022-23 All BSJ Teams
Jaylin Stewart - Class of 2023 - Bulldog of the Year
-Leading Garfield Basketball through the season and their State Championship run, the UCONN commit dominated on both sides of the ball, averaging 18.5 PPG and leading the team in blocks and steals. The 4-year Varsity veteran was named Metro MVP and also featured on the All-State 3A and 3A State Tournament 1st teams.
Ben Bennett - Class of 2023
-Captain of the baseball team, ace pitcher Ben Bennett ended the season with a stellar 0.91 ERA. He also led the Metro League in strikeouts with 61 on the season. He was recognized as the only Bulldog on the All-Mountain 1st Team. Ben was one of the best pitchers in the city this year and will take his talents to Salisbury University.
Myles Daymon - Class of 2023
-Transferring to Garfield from rivals Rainier Beach this year, Daymon quickly proved that he is a Bulldog at heart. One of few players to see action on both offense and defense, he made his presence known as a safety and running back, receiving All-Mountain Honorable Mention at both positions. Daymon’s work wasn’t done there though, as he was a regular starting point guard for Garfield’s State Championship-winning basketball team, with a team-leading 59% shots made from the field and ultimately being named to the 3A State Tournament 2nd Team.
Yemoni Howell - Class of 2023
Alongside a very strong cast of linebackers for the Bulldogs this year, Howell stood out and earned his place on the All-Mountain 1st-Team. Quickly transitioning from the gridiron to the court, he was a key player in many games, shooting 50% from 3-point range up until an unfortunate injury sidelined him for the rest of the season.
Emmett Marquardt - Class of 2023
-As a huge factor in the Boys Basketball team's state victory in the 2022-2023 season, Emmett Marquardt ended strong with a state championship win under his belt. While playing alongside a powerful starting lineup, Marquardt has become a strong leader in morale and performance. He averaged 11.7 ppg and his 6’9 stature has allowed him to dominate the rebound field, with a team-high of 237. Marquardt’s improvement from junior to senior year has stunned many, with him becoming a core part of the starting lineup, a place on the All-Mountain 2nd team, and a well-deserved commitment to EWU. Marquardt has proven to be a hard-working athlete and will be a force to be reckoned with in his future.
Henry Smidt - Class of 2023
-In his first football season, Smidt shone at safety, earning 1st-Team All-Mountain Honors. He continued his success on the baseball diamond, leading the team in hits and runs while having strong showings on the mound as well.
EJ Caminong - Class of 2024 -In his junior season EJ Caminong went off throwing for 1800 yards and 14 TDs . Holding offers from Oregon State, UW, BYU and others, EJ is looking to dominate the Metro league next year. Stepping into his senior year he has to fill the shoes left by the class of 23’ and hopefully lead the Bulldogs to a state championship.
Pule Leatigaga - Class of 2024 -Not much- if anything- could get past 6’4” 305 pound Leatigaga this year, rightfully resulting in his recognition for All-Mountain Offensive Lineman of the Year. The 3-Star with offers from Hawaii and Portland State will be a scary matchup for any pass rusher in Metro next year.
Peter Sander - Class of 2025 -As a new addition to the Bulldog soccer team, Sander helped tremendously, leading the team in goals with 8. Coming up big in hyped-up games, he always managed to get the ball in the back of the net. Although the youngster-packed team was sent home early against State runners-up Ballard in the Metro Playoffs, Peter is ready for his upcoming Junior season hoping to lead the team to State.
Legend Smiley - Class of 2025 -An integral part of the State Championship-winning Basketball team, the Sophomore dominated in the finals, scoring a staggering 30 points and earning the title of 3A State tournament MVP. Just as college scouts have begun to take notice and D1 offers have flooded in, Smiley will have a much tougher task next year as one of only a handful of returning Varsity players.
Katie Fiso - Class of 2024 - Bulldog of the Year
-Few words could be used to describe Katie Fiso’s season other than absolute dominance. Despite missing fellow star guards Malia Samuels and Navaeh Talbert for practically the entire season, the 4-Star Junior stepped up and took matters into her own hands, averaging an astonishing 20 PPG and leading the team in assists and FG%. Rightfully named the MaxPreps WA Girls Basketball State Player of the Year, Fiso will look to lead the team to her 3rd straight State Championship next year, while also being a sure contender for the coveted Gatorade State Player of the Year Award.
Takiyah Blue - Class of 2023
-Takiyah Blue etched her name into Garfield history this Track and Field season through her historical performances, posting a number two time in Garfield history in the 400 meter dash, barely missing out on the school record by three milliseconds. Along with that, Blue posted the fourth best 100 meter time and the seventh best 200 meter time in Garfield history. Taking three bronze medals in this year's state championship, Blue proved that she could perform well under intense pressure. The future is promising for Blue, and we can expect more great performances in her upcoming collegiate career.
Lucy Gaines - Class of 2023
-A solid left-footed defender, Gaines dominated competition, earning Sound Division 1st Team Honors. The Naval Academy Commit will be a significant loss for a Garfield Girls team with hopes of making State next year.
Rakiyah Jackson - Class of 2023
-Rakiyah Jackson is a senior leader who helped her team win their 3rd straight state title with her versatile and tenacious play. She averaged 10 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game, showing her ability to contribute on both sides of the floor. She was also outstanding on defense, where her 2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game helped her earn a spot on the All Mountain 2nd team.
Imbie Jones - Class of 2023
-One of the key components of the State Championship winning Basketball team, Jones was named to the Mountain Division 1st team. She wasn’t just limited to Basketball, however, earning Sound Division 2nd team honors in Volleyball. She’s sure to continue her excellence at the University of Wisconsin.
Jordana King - Class of 2025
-Leading the Garfield Softball team in both OPS and ERA, King led her team to their first State Tournament since 2019, and was named All-Metro Utility. She enters her Junior year ready for another run at the State title.
Jayda Lewis - Class of 2025
-Leading the State Championship-winning Basketball team in rebounds, Jayda Lewis continued her excellence in her second year, earning 3A State Tournament 2nd Team honors. She also led the way in Track and Field, competing in the 100m, 200m, 400m, and several relays. In addition, she qualified for districts in Cross Country as a top 2 runner for the girls team. The Triple-Jacket Sophomore looks to add more to her lengthy resume beginning next Fall.
Mae Robinson - Class of 2025
-As of the most consistent point-earners for the Garfield track team and also running in the highly-competitive Oregon relays, the domination of sophomore Mae Robinson is just getting started. Robinson was Metro Champion in 100m hurdles, 2nd in Metros for 300m hurdles, and came in 2nd for both at Districts. The 2023 season was her second State appearance, and she has proved herself ready for two more.
Joie Cunningham - Class of 2026
-Joie Cunningham is a talented player who dominated the varsity softball scene as a Freshman with her impressive batting skills and speed on the bases. She hit for a staggering .564 batting average with a 1.406 OPS in 25 games, collecting 44 hits, including 12 for extra bases. She showed remarkable plate discipline and contact, as she did not strike out once all season. Joie Cunningham is an up-and-coming star and will look to keep things going for Garfield next year.
Sophie Pham - Class of 2026
-Despite being only a freshman, Sophie Pham stood out already as the best swimmer on the Garfield Fall Swim and Dive Team. Placing 4th place in the state championship, Sophie posted a time of 55.86 seconds in the 100 Butterfly, in which she holds a school record. Watch out for Pham, as the nationally ranked freshman will return back for revenge next year with her eyes fixed on the gold medal.
2021-22 All BSJ Teams