Lissi Gordon, Community School of Davidson Girls’ Soccer: The Community School of Davidson senior scored four goals and had one assists in her final week in a Spartan uniform.
Gordon had two goals and one assist in a six-minute span in the 1A state championship game, where Community School of Davidson (25-2) eventually lost, 4-3, in penalty kicks on May 27.
Gordon also had two goals in the Spartans’ 4-1, 1A state semifinal win over Gray Stone Day on May 23.
Gordon, a Liberty University signee, had a career-best 30 goals this season and finishes her Spartan career as the school’s all-time leading scorer with 99 career scores.
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Brooke Freeman/Meaghan Quinn, South Iredell Girls’ Soccer: The South Iredell girls’ soccer senior duo were both invited to play for the West team in the N.C. East-West All-Star game on July 18 at MacPherson Stadium in Greensboro.
Freeman and Quinn played major roles on the Vikings’ 21-1 team, whose only loss came in the 3A state quarterfinals to Weddington.
Quinn had 26 goals and 10 assists this season and finishes her Viking career with 95 goals.
Freeman, a Catawba College signee, had 12 goals and 13 assists this season.
Evan Ashbrook, Hough Soccer: Hough senior forward and co-Observer player of the year, was also chosen to play for the N.C. team in the Clash of the Carolinas on July 8.
Ashbrook had 24 goals and 11 assists last fall for Hough, earning the N.C. coaches’ association state player of the year, Region 10 player of the year and MECKA 4A conference player of the year honors.
Tim Bunten, Cannon School Golf: The Cannon School senior qualified for the U.S. Open Sectional, shooting a one-under par at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University.
Bunten, an East Carolina University signee, was one of four golfers who had to go to a playoff for the last two qualifying spots.
Bunten’s Cannon School teammate, junior Michael Sanders, missed the playoff by one shot, so he decided to caddy for Bunten in the playoff.
Bunten birdied the second hole of the playoff to become the first qualifier.
Bunten will play in the 36-hole U.S. Open Sectional Qualifier at June 5 at Hawks’ Ridge Golf Club in Ballground, GA.
Andrew Redding, Cannon School Tennis: The Cannon School senior was an all-state pick for the 4th straight year, also earning CISAA conference player of the year for the second year in a row this week.
Redding was a perfect 18-0 in singles’ play and 14-3 in doubles this season.
Redding, an Indiana University signee, lost three singles’ matches his freshman year, and hasn’t lost a singles’ match for Cannon School since then.
Redding is ranked No. 1 in the state in his age group, according to tennisrecruiting.net.
Josh Roberts, Joe Haney and Jason Haudek, SouthLake Christian Baseball: The SouthLake Christian baseball team had a big week off the field just one week after their NCISAA 3A state quarterfinal loss to Charlotte Christian.
Eagles’ senior catcher, Josh Roberts, signed with Lenoir Community College on May 23.
Roberts hit .317 with 22 runs scored for the Metrolina Athletic conference (MAC) champions (15-10, 10-3) this season.
Meanwhile, SouthLake Christian juniors, Josh Haney and Jason Haudek, were named to the all-state team on May 22.
Haney led the Eagles with a .486 batting average and three home runs, while Haudek hit .418 with 22 runs scored.
Jay Edwards is a freelance writer: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This season’s finest highlights high school athletes with outstanding performances. The column will resume in the new school year. Information published today includes statistics through May 28.
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