Here are nominees for The Observer girls high school athlete of the week (09.08.23)

Here are this week’s nominees for The Charlotte Observer girls high school athlete of the week

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This week’s Nominees

Arden Anton, Charlotte Country Day Tennis: The Buccaneers’ senior won 6-2, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to leading Charlotte Country Day to a 3-0 win in a rain-shortened match at Weddington Aug. 29.

Anton also won 6-3, 6-2 singles and 8-0 with teammate Anna Torstrick at No. 1 doubles in a 9-0 win at Hough Aug. 31.

Anton is 4-0 in both singles and doubles for Charlotte Country Day (5-0) through Monday.

Caitlyn Frisch, Lake Norman Charter Golf: The Knights’ freshman shot a 3-under-par 33, to earn medalist honors in her the first high school match of her career at McCanless Golf Club in Salisbury Aug. 28.

Frisch’s play, which included three birdies, also helped the Lake Charter Girls’ golf team to victory in the South Piedmont conference match the same day.

Kadence Johnson, Charlotte Latin Field Hockey: The Hawks’ senior midfielder scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Providence in a weather-shortened game Aug. 29.

Johnson also had both goals, including a penalty shot, in a 2-1 victory over Marvin Ridge Aug. 31.

Johnson has five goals and eight assists for Charlotte Latin (4-2) through Monday.

Caitlin Kasten, Covenant Day Cross Country: The Lions’ freshman ran an 18:41.70 to win the Girls’ Championship 5K race at the Eye Opener Invitational at the Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg Sept. 2.

Kasten, who won by one minute and seven seconds over the field, also led her Covenant Day girls’ cross country team to victory at the same meet.

Annie Miller, Metrolina Christian Cross Country: The Warriors’ sophomore ran an 18:12 to win the Chief Invitational at the North Myrtle Beach Sports’ Complex Sept. 2.

Miller’s run also helped the Metrolina Christian girls’ cross country team to victory at the same meet, beating host North Myrtle Beach High by 16 points.

Teagan Reilly, Myers Park Tennis: The Mustangs’ sophomore won her No. 1 singles’ match 6-0, 6-0, to lead Myers Park to a 9-0 win at Olympic Aug. 31.

Reilly is a perfect 4-0 in singles’ play this year, having lost only seven games in eight matches this season. She is also 2-0 in doubles’ play.

Myers Park is 4-0 as a team through Monday.

Camryn Shelton, Ardrey Kell Volleyball: The Knights’ senior setter had 23 assists, 12 digs, two aces, two blocks and two assists in a 3-0 win over Charlotte Catholic Aug. 31.

Shelton, a University of Central Florida commit, has 206 assists, 74 digs, 17 blocks, 16 aces and 12 kills for Ardrey Kell (8-3, through Monday).

Dylan Tepera, Piedmont Cross Country: The Panthers’ senior ran a 22:51 to win the Rocky River preseason meet at Wingate University Aug. 29.

Tepera, who won the race by two minutes and 49 seconds over the field, led her Piedmont girls’ cross country team to a runner-up finish at the conference meet.

Lauren Vanderpool, Mooresville Cross Country: The Blue Devils’ senior ran a 20:20.30 to win the Fleet Feet Cross Country Invitational at Salisbury Community Park Sept. 2.

Vanderpool’s efforts also helped the Mooresville girls’ cross country team to a runner-up finish at the same event.

Ella Whittington, Hough Volleyball: The Huskies’ senior outside hitter had eight kill, eight digs and two blocks in a 3-0 win at North Mecklenburg Aug. 29.

Whittington also had 12 kills, six digs and an ace in a 3-0 win over Julius Chambers Aug. 31.

Whittington has 112 kills, 92 digs, 10 assists, five aces and five blocks for a Hough team that is still perfect at 11-0 this season.

** Information published today includes statistics through September 2.

If you want to nominate an athlete?: Athletes of the week highlights high school players with outstanding performances. The goal is to recognize all athletes in all sports, both the most accomplished and the underrated or underappreciated players. If you want to suggest someone to be included in the Athletes of the week column, send email to Jay Edwards at Please include the athletes’ name, school, class and applicable game performance statistics. Coaches must be willing to verify information.

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