Vote for the Charlotte Observer Athletes of the Week


Athlete of the week vote

Athlete of the week vote

Here are the nominees for this week’s Charlotte Observer Athlete of the Week.

And yes, we said athletes in the plural.

We have separated the vote this week, which will allow for more winners.

The polling stations (in the plural) will close on Friday, around noon.

Readers can vote as often as they like.

Boys Football

Cristian Jimenez, Forest Hills Football: The Yellow Jackets rookie had four goals and an assist to lead Forest Hills to victories at Lincoln Charter and Mountain Island Charter.

Jimenez scored a goal and an assist to lead Forest Hills to a 3-1 victory at Mountain Island Charter on September 13.

He had a hat trick (three goals) in a 4-1 victory at Lincoln Charter on September 15.

Jimenez has nine goals and three assists in six games this season for Forest Hills (7-1-1) after missing the first three games while playing for his ECNL club team, according to the Yellow Jackets soccer coach. , Michael Gee.

Carter Laatsch, Davidson Day Soccer: The Patriots senior midfielder has scored eight goals in three games for Davidson Day this week.

Laatsch scored a goal in a 6-3 loss to Gaston Day on September 14.

He scored four goals in a 5-0 victory at Forsyth Country Day on September 15.

Laatsch scored three more goals in a 6-3 victory at Corvian Community on September 17.

Laatsch also raced for the Patriots cross-country team, clocking a time of 19: 59.40 at the Hare and Hounds’ Invitational at McAlpine Creek Park on September 18.

Laatsch has 18 goals and five assists for Davidson Day (6-3) this season.

Luis Marin, West Cabarrus Soccer: The Wolverines senior midfielder scored all three goals in a 3-2 win over South Iredell on September 14.

The next day, Marin secured an assist in a 3-2 loss to Cox Mill.

Marin has 10 goals and three assists for West Cabarrus (6-2, until Sunday).

Kevin Navia, Butler Soccer: The Bulldogs junior scored all three goals with two goals and one assist in the 3-0 win over Garinger on September 14.

Navia scored five goals and four assists for Butler (5-1-1, until Sunday).

Nicolas Patrignani, Hough Soccer: The senior Huskies forward has five goals and two assists as Hough beat Chambers and North Mecklenburg this week.

Patrignani scored four goals in a 6-1 win at North Mecklenburg on September 13.

He also scored one goal and had two assists in a 3-1 win over Chambers.

Patrignani has 10 goals and four assists for Hough (6-2, until Sunday).

Taylor robbed, Charlotte Christian Soccer: The Knights senior goaltender made six saves, including one from a penalty, to help secure the shutout in a 5-0 win at Cannon School on September 14.

Stolen also made six saves in a 2-1 loss to Charlotte Latin on September 17.

Stolen made 34 saves, allowed five goals and recorded five shutouts for Charlotte Christian (5-2-1, until Sunday).

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Brooke Aeschliman, Iredell South Volleyball: The Vikings second-year outside hitter had 12 kills and five digs in a 3-0 win over AL Brown on September 14.

Aeschliman also had 12 kills and three blocks in a 3-1 win at Lake Norman on September 16.

Aeschliman has 121 kills, 32 digs and 18 blocks for a South Iredell (9-2) team who have won eight straight games until Sunday.

Anasty Faavesi, East Rowan volleyball: The Mustangs junior outside hitter had 23 kills, 28 digs, 11 aces and three blocks as East Rowan beat Concord, while losing to Mooresville and West Rowan.

Faavesi had 11 kills, nine digs and six aces in a 3-1 loss to Mooresville on September 13.

The next day, she made three kills, two aces and 13 digs in a 3-0 loss to West Rowan.

Faavesi followed with nine kills, six digs and three aces in a 3-0 victory at Concord on September 16.

Faavesi has 95 kills, 108 digs and 40 aces for East Rowan (6-7, through Sunday.

Averie Karaffa, Lake Norman Christian Volleyball: The Ospreys’ second outside hitter had 55 kills, 42 digs and seven aces as Lake Norman Christian beat United Faith and Victory Christian, while losing to Forsyth Home Educators.

Karaffa had seven kills, six digs and three aces in a 3-0 loss to Forsyth Home Educators on September 13.

The next day, she had 34 kills, 15 digs, two aces and a block in a 3-2 win over Victory Christian.

Karaffa ended his week with 15 kills, six aces and 21 digs in a 3-0 sweep at United Faith on September 17.

Karaffa has 108 kills, 76 digs, 23 aces and nine blocks for Lake Norman Christian (5-4, until Sunday).

Jordan Schlageter, Hibriten Volleyball: The Panthers senior passer had a big week with 144 assists, 24 kills, 21 aces and 19 digs as Hibriten posted a perfect 5-0 record for the week.

Schlageter started the week with 28 assists, six aces, four assists and four digs in a 3-0 against East Burke on September 13.

Two days later, she had 38 assists, six assists, four digs and four aces in a 3-1 victory at Freedom.

Schlageter ended his week with a combined total of 78 assists, 14 kills, 11 digs and 11 aces as Hibriten won three games against Cherryville, West Lincoln and Chase to win the West Lincoln tournament on September 18.

Hibriten (10-4) has won seven consecutive games.

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Cross-country skiing / Field hockey / Golf

Linde Fonville, Charlotte Country Day Cross Country: The elder Buccaneers clocked a personal best 18: 57.10 for fifth overall, while leading her Charlotte Country Day women’s cross country team to victory at the Hare and Hounds’ Invitational for the first time. of School History at McAlpine Creek Park on September 7. 18.

Fonville also finished second at the Wilmington Beach Blast Nighttime Invitational on September 10.

Stella Kermes, Cuthbertson Cross Country: The second-year Cavaliers set a personal best 18: 20.70 for a sixth place finish in the Adidas Challenge at the WakeMed Complex in Cary on September 18.

Kermes’ time was the best time set by a sophomore in the state this season, and the seventh fastest time in the state, regardless of his class.

The Cuthbertson women’s cross country team also finished fourth at the Adidas Challenge.

Lilly Waters, Hough Cross Country: The elder Huskies clocked 18: 11.60 for second at the Hare and Hounds Invitational at McAlpine Creek Park on September 18.

Waters, a University of Alabama entry, helped her Hough women’s cross country team finish fifth at the Hares and Hounds’ Invitational.

Lyle Deschamps, Myers Park Field Hockey: The Mustangs senior midfielder scored the game-winning goal to lead Myers Park to a 1-0 victory at Charlotte Catholic on September 15.

Myers Park also beat South Mecklenburg 5-0 on September 14.

Deschamps has four goals and three assists for a Myers Park team (8-2) who have won seven straight games.

Nicole Nash, Ardrey Kell Golf: The Knights junior was 2-under to win medal honors while leading her team Ardrey Kell to a 64-stroke victory over South Mecklenburg at TPC Piper Glenn on September 15.

Nash, who is averaging 34.8 for nine holes this season over four games, is also one of North Carolina’s top junior golfers. She is currently ranked # 11 in the state, according to the Tarheel Youth Golf Association (TYGA).

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** Information released today includes statistics up to September 18.

Want to name an athlete? : Athletes of the Week highlights high school players with outstanding performance. The goal is to recognize all athletes in all sports, both the most accomplished and the underrated or underrated players. If you would like to suggest someone to include in the Athletes of the Week column, email Jay Edwards at [email protected] Please include athlete’s name, school, class and applicable game performance statistics. Coaches must be willing to verify information.

Langston Wertz Jr. is an award-winning sports journalist who has worked at The Observer since 1988. He’s covered everything from Final Fours and the NFL to video games and Britney Spears. Wertz – a graduate of West Charlotte High and UNC – is the rare person who can answer “Charlotte” when you ask “What city are you from.”
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