The Daily Courier Athletes of the Week
FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Alyssa Edwards, Thomas Jefferson volleyball
Alyssa Edwards led the charge for the Lady Gryphons volleyball team as they snapped a four-year home losing streak.
Thursday, Sept. 5 the Lady Gryphons earned their first home win in nearly four years and their first conference win as they downed Highland Tech and followed it with a win over Pine Lake Prep this past Tuesday.
Edwards led the way with strong play at the net and countless big plays to help the Lady Gryphons to a 3-5 overall record including 2-4 in the Southern Piedmont Conference.
MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Andrew Simmons, R-S Central soccer
Hilltoppers soccer earned two big wins this past week. The first win came over East Burke on Monday, but Andrew Simmons, Central's leading scorer, almost single-handidly defeated county rival East Rutherford with a hat trick in Central's 4-0 win over the Cavaliers.
Simmon's teased his strong week with a two-goal, two-assist performance in a 4-2 win over Kings Mountain on Thursday, Sept. 5.
The Hilltoppers (6-2, 4-2 SMAC) are riding a three-game winning streak going into Monday's conference clash at Burns.