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Athletic Awards Ceremony

Athletics

Cary Academy celebrates 2020-2021 student-athlete Chargers

May 20, 2021

In a typical year, Cary Academy’s Athletic Department hosts three banquets — one for each athletic season — to celebrate and recognize the efforts and achievements of our student-athletes. This year, Athletic Director Kevin Jones chose to celebrate our Chargers with a massive celebration on the CA Quad, before their classmates, during the final day of Upper School classes.

And we had a lot to celebrate:

  • 85 All-Conference Players
  • 8​ Conference “Players of the Year”
    • Elise Boyse ’23​ – Track and Field
    • Kenny Eheman ’21 – Cross country, Track and Field
    • Asher Lucas ’23 – Baseball
    • Anna Newman ’21 – Swimming
    • Abby Pompeo ’21 – Field hockey
    • Nisma Said ’21​ – Swimming
    • Nousha Tehrani​ ’23 – Tennis
  • 19 All-State athletes​
    • Sarah Chen ’26 – Swimming
    • Gabriella Cicuto​ ’22 – Field hockey
    • Chase Dawson ’23​ – Basketball
    • ThucUyen Dzu ’21 – Cross country
    • Kenny Eheman – Cross country, Track and Field
    • Bryan Fang ’23 – Golf
    • Asher Lucas – Baseball
    • Sydney Martin ’21 – Swimming
    • Anna Newman – Swimming
    • Sebastian Polge ’22 – Cross country
    • Abby Pompeo – Field hockey, Soccer
    • Nisma Said​ – Swimming
    • Jordan Smith – Swimming
    • Andon Swartz ’22​ – Baseball
    • Nousha Tehrani​ – Tennis
    • Louisa Wendt – Swimming
    • Elena Zayas ’21 – Swimming
  • 8 Records broken​
    • Baseball
      • Christian Larsen ’22 – Stolen Bases/Season (18)​
    • Track and field
      • Kenny Eheman​ – 1600m – TISAC meet record​
      • Matthew Crow ’21, Xavier deSouza ’21​, Thomas George ’24, Kenny Eheman – 4x1600m Relay​
    • Swimming
      • Alex Lim ’22 – 100yd Breastsroke (1:00.98)​
      • William Hook ’24 – 500yd Freestyle (4:49.95)​
      • Oliver Wang ’22 – 200yd IM (1:55.96)​ & 100yd Backstroke (:52.92)​
      • Alex Moore ’24, Alex Lim ’22​, Evan Alexander ’23, Oliver Moore ’22 – 200yd Medley Relay (1:41.73)​
  • 18 Triple Play Athletes​ (athletes who earn varsity letters in all three seasons of a single year)
  • 6 Conference Championships​:
    • Boys Cross Country 
    • Girls Cross Country​
    • Boys Swimming 
    • Girls Swimming​
    • Baseball 
    • Boys Track & Field​
  • 2 State Runners-Up:
    • Boys Cross Country 
    • Boys Swimming​
  • 1 State Championship Title:
    • Girls Swimming (5th Consecutive State Championship!​)

Members of the Class of 2021 who have signed commitments to play at the collegiate level

  • Russell Burns​ – Track & Field​ – William & Mary
  • ThucUyen Dzu​ – Cross country/Track and Field​ – University of Chicago
  • Kenny Eheman​- Cross country/Track and Field​ – Davidson College
  • Ethan Hortelano​ – Fencing​ – Brandeis University​
  • Koa Kaliebe​ – Soccer​ – Franklin & Marshall​
  • Aaron Messer​ – Soccer​ – University of Pennsylvania​
  • Anna Newman​ – Swimming​ – Davidson College​
  • Abby Pompeo​ – Field Hockey​ – Davidson College​
Class of 2021 collegiate athletes
Class of 2021 collegiate athletes

2021 Athletic Department Awards

  • TISAC Sportmanship Award
    • Ellie McMahon​ ’21
    • Matthew Crow 
  • Charger Pride Award
    • Jordan Smith​ ’21
    • Christian Larsen
  • Athletic Leadership Award
    • Lily Weinstein​ ’21
    • Vibhan Nandigiri ’21
  • Scholar Athlete Award
    • Nisma Said​
    • Koa Kaliebe ’21
    • Kyle Murphy ’21
  • Athlete of the Year Award
    • ThucUyen Dzu​
    • Henry Lee ’21
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
    • Abby Pompeo​
    • Kenny Eheman​
2021 Athletic Department award winners
2021 Athletic Department award winners

Watch the slideshow to view all of our outstanding Chargers:

https://youtu.be/KsMp1pEA2r8

Written by Dan Smith, Digital Content Producer and Social Media Manager

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