February 2018 Athletes of the Month

February 2018 Athletes of the Month

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Cherokee High School




Creekview High School

Leigh Gotfredson, Sophomore, Swim

Leigh is the daughter of Holly & Erik Gotfredson.  She is a member of the Swim team at Creekview High School.

Leigh  is the 2017 recipient of the Swim Team Mrs. Grizzly Award (highest point-earner).  She represented the Grizzlies as a member of the 2017 and 2018 State Swim teams. Leigh is the school record holder in the 400 Free Relay and the 200 Free Relay.  Leigh plans to attend a four-year college and pursue her swimming career further.




Mitch is the son of Lisa and Tom Rolka.  He is a member of the Swim, Track and Cross Country teams.

Mitch is the 2017-18 Swim Team Caption, a member of the 2017 All-County Swim  and the 2015, ’16, ’17 and 2018 Creekview High School State Swim Teams.  Mitch holds the 50-yard Freestyle, 100-yard Freestyle, 400-yard Free Relay, 200 Medley Relay and the 200 Freestyle Relay.  Mitch plans to attend college after graduation and study Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.


Etowah High School





River Ridge High School




Sequoyah High School

Jordan Weems, Senior, Swim

Jordan is the daughter of Cindy and Mark Weems.  She is a 4-year member of the Sequoyah Swim team.

Jordan has participated in Swim for Sequoyah her entire high school career and represented the Chiefs as the school mascot “Might Chief Sequoyah” during the 2017 Football season.  Jordan was named to the All-County Swim Team in 2015, 2016 and 2017 and All-State Swim in 2016.  She received the Coaches Award in 2016.  She holds the school record in the 100 Backstroke.  She is a member of the 2016 Georgia Zone Team and a member of the 2016 Sequoyah Swim Team that placed 3rd at the 1-5A GHSA Swim & Dive meet.  She is a previous State qualifier and has represented her team as Captain for the last 2 seasons.   Jordan plans to attend the University of Georgia where she will pursue a degree in Finance or Business.  

Jordan’s Coach had this to say about her selection as Athlete of the Month “Jordan is a Sequoyah Swim & Dive Captain who has qualified for 4 individual and 2 relay events for the State meet.  She is supportive and encouraging to all of her teammates.”


Jackson Greco, Sophomore, Basketball

Jackson is the son of Kim Harris and Chris Greco.  He is a member of the Varsity Basketball team at Sequoyah.  

Coach Carden has this to say about Jackson’s selection of Athlete of the Month “he is having an incredible year.  Averaging 21.3 points per game.  He has a great attitude and works hard every day.  He is a polite and well-mannered young man.  I am extremely grateful to coach him.  He is very deserving of the award.”



Woodstock High School

Jocelyn Helsby, Sophomore, Swim

Jocelyn is the daughter of Andrea and Brian Helsby.  She is a member of the Swim Team at Woodstock High School. 

Jocelyn qualified for Senior State under USA Swimming the past 4 years and qualified for GHSA State the past 2 years.  She set the county record in relays the past 2 years and was the 2018 110-yard Backstroke County Champion.  Although she is undecided on her school choice, she plans to swim in college. 

Coach has this to say on Jocelyn’s selection of Athlete of the Month “Jocelyn was one of the 2 female county swimmers to win 3 County Championship falling just short of a perfect meet with a second-place swim in the 200IM.  Jocelyn had the top split on the 200 Freestyle Relay team that set a new county meet record.  Jocelyn will be swimming in the State meet in 4 events with the hopes of making the finals in all 4 events.”


Michael Roe-Deters, Freshman, Wrestling

Michael is the son of Susan Roe and John Deters.  He is a member of the Wrestling team. 

As a junior wrestler, Michael was an 8x State Placer and a 3x State Runner-Up.  He plans to attend West Point and join the military after graduation. 

Coach has these comments “Michael finished the season 18-1.  He was a runner-up at the Wolverine Classic and the Marietta Blue Devil Brawl Champion.  Michael consistently gives his all-in practice and in his matches.  Routinely he goes to other training facilities for extra mat time against some of the toughest kids in the state.  His hard work is paying off as Woodstock enters Region this Saturday at Lassiter, where he will be the number one seed.”