This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

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Independence Patriots 


Andra “AJ” McKee, Matt Smith, Raja Milton were all named to the Southwestern 4A All-Conference Team.  McKee was selected the “Conference Player of the Year.”


Jonathon Todaro – The pitcher tossed for six innings shutting out the Trojans facing 20 Olympic batters accumulating 9 strikeouts.  He allowed only 2 hits and 3 walks in the Patriots 10-0 win.


Adam Ojanit – The senior in 2 games has scored 4 goals, 1 assist and is shooting 1.333% from the field.

Matthew Kulikowski – The senior co-captain in 2 games has talled 1 goal, 2 assists has won 8 of 18 faceoffs for .444% and has 3 GB’s for the Patriots.

Girl’s Soccer: 

Annaliese Shelley – In four games this senior has scored 14 goals, 1 assist, for a total of 29 points while averaging 7.3 points per game in the early going.

Girls Softball:

Jaylin Adkins – The Lady Patriots starting pitcher had a big week.  She pitched 3 innings against the Ragin’ Bulls with 5 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.00.  Pitched well against Olympic who is undefeated this season in four games in a 1-0 loss, and tallied another 5 stikeouts in three innings pitched vs. East Mecklenburg.

Abrianna Berry – The Patriots slugger drove in 8 runs during the week in three games played while hitting two doubles and a triple.

Queens Grant Stallions:


Cameron King – The sophomore hurler pitched a no hitter in a five inning game stopped due to the 15 run mercy rule.  He allowed only 1 walk and totaled 11 strikeouts while facing just 16 batters in the 16-0 win over Carolina International.

Rocky River Ravens: 

Girls Soccer:

Gissell Salvador Guzman – The senior scored the winning goal against POBAT in the 1-0 victory for the Lady Ravens.

Kaiya McCorkle – was named “Player of the Game” for the Ravens by her coach for her outstanding shutdown defensive effort in the victory.

Celeste Kempta – The Lady Ravens goalkeeper in 80 minutes denied POBAT from scoring for her first shutout of the season.

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