Michael Ferrell is a four year baseball player with Charleston Catholic. He has had a very successful career for the Irish and has stepped up big for his senior year. Michael has captained his team to a successful year and now claims the honor of being the first Irish player to hit at home run at Bill Mehle Field in Shawnee Sports Complex.
Representing Charleston Catholic in multiple sports, freshman, Maddie Morris helped the Lady Irish softball have another great year. With many newcomers to the team this year, Maddie was a big part as a freshman playing another great season for the Charleston Catholic.
Nadia Orcutt ran as the 1 seed for the high school girls tennis team this year and had a phenomenal showing all the way through. Nadia brought home two individual state championships and helped the team to repeat as state champions. Nadia was honored as an all state recipient at the state tournament. A great year for another great freshman coming into the Irish programs.
A four year runner for the Irish is Nick Shaf. The senior looks to close out his year strong as he enters the state meet qualifying in the 4x800, 4x400, 800m, and 3200m. He has led his team to a strong postseason run and we wish them good luck in the state meet!
This week's Athlete of the Week is Max Wilcox. Max is coming off a big week that consisted of a tremendous stat line versus Buffalo. He put up 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks. Max has stepped up big for the Irish this year and helped them hit their stride heading into the postseason. Good luck to Max and the team as they move on!
Athlete of the Week goes to Anthony Metz! Anthony just completed his junior season with the Irish swim team. He was the second best swimmer on the boys side and missed states just barely in the regional meet. Congratulations on a great season and good luck in the offseason!
Athlete of the Week goes to Gio Cinco! Gio is in his second season with the Irish and has been a great help to the Irish so far. Gio saw an opening and took it. He has been a starter for the team all year and has made great contributions at the point guard position.
Jianna Zuniga is this week's Athlete of the Week. She has been a member of the cheer team for four years now, and she has recently taken up a big leadership role on the team. With the team captains out this week due to covid protocol, Jianna stepped up and led the cheers through practices and basketball games.
Athlete of the Week goes out to Jay Allen Turner! Jay has stepped into a new role this year as sophomore and leads the boys basketball team in scoring with 14.8 points per game off of 56% shooting on the year. This past week he had 19 points against regional opponent, Poca, and went for 23 points against AAAA Saint Albans the next day. While being an effective scorer, Jay also grabs 5 rebounds per game and collects 2 assists per game. Jay sits at one of the best free throw shooters on the team shooting 82% from the line. Congratulations Jay and good luck with the rest of the season!
Athlete of the Week has been awarded to Parker Mayhorn. Parker is a four year member of the cheer team. At the Gameday competition her sophomore year, she and her team finished runner up. Parker came back her senior year, was named a captain for this year's squad and led the team back to the Gameday competition. They scored higher than any other Single A team this year. Come to home basketball games where you can see Parker flying around court and delivering a show!
Athlete of the week goes out to Senior Jonathan McComas! Entering his fourth season of the program at Charleston Catholic he has found a special role. Currently, Jonathan is the only senior in rotation on the team and has taken up a big leadership role out there starting with four underclassmen. McComas is currently averaging 13 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. He is shooting 54.5% from the field after the first two games. Jonathan was the leading scorer for the Irish in the win versus AAA #9 Notre Dame after his 18 point performance. Good luck to Jonathan and the rest of the team on the rest of the season!
For surprisingly the first time this year, Annie Cimino is our Athlete of the Week! She is coming off her third state championship in soccer and kept things going with basketball. The girls opened up their season Thursday against Scott and were led by Annie. She came out and delivered a career high 16 points in the win. Annie is now in her third year of basketball where she is one of two returning starters from last year. They will be back in action Wednesday against Sissonville. Come out and support them at the Athletic Facility at 7:00pm.
Matthew Smith is a third year swimmer for the Irish as he enters his junior season. Through two years of swimming, Matthew already holds multiple records in the school and throughout many venues. This past week, he broke another record. In the Shady Spring Invitational, he broke the 100 Breast Stroke record. He also found himself coming in first place once again in his individual events. Matthew has been an exciting impact for the boys swim team and is definitely something to watch! Matthew and the team will compete in the WV Wild Winter Blast coming December 18 and look to keep things rolling. Good Luck team!
Winter sports are back and the swim team is off to a big start. The girls have been led by 3-year participant, Sydney Williamson. Sydney is entering her junior year on the swim team and has delivered so far. They have already competed in two meets and Sydney was found near the top.
In the first meet, she led her medley relay team to a second place finish and her 200 freestyle relay team to a third place finish. Sydney also finished fifth in the 200 individual medley race and second in the 50 freestyle!
In the WV Wild Autumn Classic, Sydney was apart of two relays and two individual races. Her 200 freestyle relay team finished fifth, while her 400 freestyle relay team finished third. Individually, she came in second in the 200 freestyle race and third in the 100 freestyle race.
She and her team are off to a great start and good luck with the rest of the season!
Never a doubt with this week's Athlete of the Week! Chloe Clark was something else out there this week on the volleyball court. She has been battling injury but has still found a way to lead her team back to the Civic Center for the first time since 2016. The past week has been quite a journey for Chloe and her team. They were able to make it through Sectionals in the beginning of the week and eventually found themselves making it out Regionals. While Chloe was killing it in the game, she was an active supporter of the soccer teams this weekend in Beckley. When it came time for her matches though, she put on a show for the fans. The senior is a four year participant on the team and looks lead her into uncharted territories for the Irish. They will compete in the state tournament on Friday and hope to continue their run!
A long overdue selection for this week's Athlete of the Week has been awarded to Junior, Claire Mullen. Claire is finishing her third year for the High School Girls Soccer team as she leads the team into the State Tournament (November 5-6) behind her team high 20 goals and 8 assists. She collected two of those goals and added an assist in the Regional Final last week versus Shady Spring. The team was able to find themselves back in the state tournament draw after a 6-0 match last Tuesday. Claire is heading to Beckley for the third time in her career and looking to stay perfect on that field as she has already taken two state championships in her career. The Lady Irish look to 3-peat as they face off against Oak Glen on November 5th at 4:30pm!
If you are at all familiar with Charleston Catholic sports, you have certainly heard the name, Sully Groom. In Sully's debut year for the Irish, he has certainly showed the people what he is capable of. He spent last year as a team manager due to SSAC rules, but he became eligible this year and has lit it up on the field. In just the last week of postseason play, Sully has added 7 goals to his team high 32 goals on the year. With his talent of finding the back of the net, Sully has found a way to assist on 12 goals as well. In his first year on the field, Sully has gained the respect of his teammates and coaches and been named a captain on the 2021 team. He has led his team to a 15-3-2 record as they enter regional play this week. They come into their regional matchup on a 12 game win streak and look to head down the turnpike to Beckley come November 5th.
It was a big week for the multi-sport, freshman athlete, Aurelia Kirby. On Thursday, she participated in the Cross Country County Meet. Here, Aurelia finished second in the race and led her team in winning the meet. At the meet, she was announced Kanawha County Freshman of the Year in cross country! Shortly after this, Aurelia could be found at Schoenbaum Soccer Stadium where she was starting for the high school girls soccer team. Aurelia and her team were able to take down MSAC Champions, Hurricane, 2-1. This year, Aurelia has four goals and one assist through sixteen games. Congratulations Aurelia and good luck in the postseason!
Warner Murad is 4 year participant on the High School Golf team. He is a senior this year and will represent Charleston Catholic in the WV High School State Golf Tournament in Wheeling, WV, at Oglebay Park, October 4-5. When asked if he is nervous for the tournament Warner says, "No, this is my 3rd tournament so I am pretty comfortable with the atmosphere there." He states, "I am excited to get up there but with the season ending, I will miss my teammates the most. They have been great this season and a blast to be around." Warner will be graduating this May, so I had to ask him about his future plans. He replied, "All I know is my future consists of Dicarlos Pizza in Wheeling this week!" Best of luck to Warner Murad and enjoy the pizza!