October 2017 Athletes of the Month
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Cherokee High School
Julia is the daughter of Dawn Welch and Chris Chance. Julia has participated in Varsity Competition Cheer, Varsity Sideline Cheer, JV Cheer and Varsity Track and Field.
Julia is the recipient of the Rising Warrior Award for Varsity Comp Cheer, the Leadership Award for JV Cheer, the Coaches Award for Varsity Cheer and Varsity Track. She has broken 5 school records for Varsity Track and field. Julia plans to attend Piedmont College on a Track and Field scholarship to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
Grant is the son of Dena and Stanley Mogelnicki. He is a member of the Varsity Football team at Cherokee.
Last season, Grant was named the All-County Defensive Team Honorable Mention as a Defensive Back. Grant has participated in football for the last 3 seasons. He plans to attend the University of Georgia. After college graduation he hopes to attend med school to become a surgeon.
Creekview High School
Kaylee is the daughter of Alisa and Dan Kiefer. She is a member of the Creekview Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer teams.
Kaylee has participated on the Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer teams for the past 2 years. Kaylee was a member of the 2016-17 Comp Cheer team that placed 3rd in State competition. She has made the All American team for the past 2 years and received the top All-American award. After graduation, Kaylee hopes to attend the University of Kentucky and continue her cheer career on their blue squad.
On her selection of the October Athlete of the Month, Coach had the following to say “Kaylee made Varsity Competition Cheer as a freshman for the 2016 season. She is not only extremely talented, but she has shown incredible drive to always do whatever she can for her teammates. She comes to every practice with a positive attitude and determination to do her absolute best. I have truly enjoyed coaching Kaylee this season and I cannot wait to see what is in store for her future in Creekview High School athletics.”
Dylan is the son of Tina and Diego Frausto. He is a member of the Varsity Track and Cross Country teams.
Dylan placed top 7 at the County and Region 6AAAAAA Championship in 2016. He placed 30th at 6A State Championship in 2016. He was named team Captain for Cross Country this season. He led the team to a 6th place finish at Warpath with a new personal record of 16:30 in the 5K, which is the fastest on the team and 3rd fastest in the county. Dylan plans to run at the University of Alabama at Huntsville while pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Etowah High School
Savannah is the daughter of Latresse and Sammie Bray. She is a member of the Etowah Varsity Volleyball team.
Savannah was selected first team All-Area and Honorable Mention All-State as a Freshmen. She made the All-American list on her last club team. Savannah hopes to attend a D1 college where she can study Premed, while playing Volleyball.
Coach Robertson had this to say on Savannah’s selection as the October Female Athlete of the Month “Savannah is an all around outstanding athlete that never comes off the floor. She currently leads our Area and our team in kills with 352. She is 2nd in the Area in digs with 466. She also serves 93% and has 26 aces and 153 services points so far this season.”
Per is the son of Julie and Todd Ellingson. He is a member of the Varsity Cross Country, Swim and Track teams at Etowah.
Per has lettered in 3 sports. He is a scholar athlete and the Captain of this year’s Cross Country team. Although, Per is undecided about college, he wants to study math and hopes to run at the next level.
Coach Hurlbert had this to say about Per’s selection as Athlete of the Month, “Per was elected Captain for the 2017 Cross Country season and has done a tremendous job leading by example. His ambition and drive to be successful in this sport has set the tone for the rest of the Varsity team. As a result of his hard work, Per ran a time of 15:52:00, 5th fastest time in school history, at the Ridge Ferry Invitational while leading the team to a 1st place finish out of 28 teams, with a score of 47 points. Second place was at a distant 106 points.”
River Ridge High School
Becca is the daughter of Lori and Bryan Bray. She is a member of the Varsity Softball team at River Ridge High School.
Becca was selected as the 2016 Rookie of the Year for Softball, the Offensive Player of the Year for the Jr. Knights in 2015 and the GAP Offensive Player of the Year in 2014. She plans to attend college and work in the medical field.
Josh is the son of Kathy and Larry Martin. He is a member of the Varsity Football team at River Ridge High School.
Josh was selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for the Knights vs. Forsyth Central game. Josh plans to attend college and pursue a business degree after graduation.
Sequoyah High School
Bailee is the daughter of Jody Zeitler. She is a member of the Sequoyah Varsity Softball team.
Bailee was selected as the 2016-17 MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, All-Region Team, and 2nd Team All-County. She represented Sequoyah as the 2015-16 Offensive Player of the Year and the 2014-15 Honorable Mention, All County. She plans to attend Georgia Tech on a softball scholarship, where she will major in Biology with plans to become a doctor.
On her selection as the October Female Athlete of the Month, Coach Whitley said “Bailee is the spark plug of the team. She is leading the team in several categories.”
Brooks is the son of Sloane and Greg Morris. He is a member of the Varsity Football, Wrestling and Lacrosse teams at Sequoyah.
Brooks received the 2017 Cherokee County Grid Iron Club Iron Will Award. He was selected as a member of the 2016 & 2017 Cherokee County All-Grid Iron Teams, a 2016 6A All-Region Honorable Mention, and a member of the 2015 5A All-Region First team. Brooks plans to attend college after graduation.
“Brooks is a team leader and a member of the leadership council. He is a 3-year starter that leads through his work ethic and character. He is one of the main reasons Sequoyah is 3-1 at this point of the season”, said Coach Teter.
Woodstock High School
Madilyn is the daughter of Lacy Phillips and David Motes. She was a member of the Varsity Sideline and Competition Cheer teams and ran Cross Country during her Freshmen year.
Madilyn (Maddi) Phillips was the definition of positivity. Her smile and laughter would light up a room. Maddi’s love and dedication to God, her family, her cheer teams and her friends were demonstrated in her daily actions. She was a talented Varsity athlete that had a true passion for cheerleading. Maddi was a true leader by example in all aspects of her life. She leaves a legacy that will continue to inspire and impact everyone that knew her to truly #livelikeMaddi.
Landon is the son of Deidre Dixon and Rad Dixon. He is a member of the Varsity Football team.
Landon was selected as a member of the 2016 Cherokee Tribune All County Football team. Landon plans to attend Georgia Southern in the fall of 2018.
On his selection of the Woodstock High School October Athlete of the Month, Coach had this to say “Landon has been selected as the WHS Athlete of the Month for his consistent play and leadership on the Grid Iron. He has recorded 28 tackles, 5 pass break ups, recovered 2 fumbles and had 1 interception this month. Dixon’s defensive skills have helped his team tremendously thus far.”