Panthers News · SPs Recap – Nation, Dore Win Breakthrough Performance of the Year

Congratulations to Peyton Nation and Sai Dore on winning the first ever SP award for Breakthrough Performance of the Year.  This award was designed to honor athletes who broke onto the Varsity scene in a big way.  Both of these athletes certainly did that.

Peyton Nation was a huge part of the success of the Lady Panther basketball team this year.  The Junior forward led the team during the regular season with 14.1 points per game while finishing 2nd in grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game.   These numbers helped earn Peyton 1st Team All GWOC recognition.

Part of the idea of the SPs is to honor all 3 seasons of athletes.  Since the event takes place in the Spring, we are able to honor athletes and teams from the previous Spring.  Sai Dore broke onto the scene as a Freshman tennis player.  His age did not stop him from earning 1st Team all GWOC and being named the GWOC West Division Player of the Year.  Sai made an incredible run last Spring as he finished 3rd in the State Tournament!  We can’t wait to see Sai back on the courts next Spring!

While Sai and Peyton were voted as winners of the award, there were other very deserving nominees as voted by coaches and administrators.

Kaitlyn Brown A leader on the Volleyball team, Kaitlyn compiled 546 assists (2nd in GWOC), 45 aces, and 28 blocks on the season.   The Sophomore earned 1st Team All GWOC honors this season.

Titan Case– Titan had a huge impact on the football team’s 9-2 season on both sides of the ball.  As a receiver, he accounted for 711 yards and 7 TDs while showcasing his sprinters speed.  The Junior earned 1st Team All GWOC honors.

Elizabeth Stolle-  In the Spring of 2019, the softball team had a historic season and Elizabeth Stolle was a big part of the puzzle.   The outfielder was a key cog in the line up, amassing a .372 batting average with 5 2B’s and 12 RBIs.

All five of these student-athletes had tremendous seasons that helped lead their teams to success.  Congratulations to all.

Be on the lookout for the Archie Griffin award today at 12:00 pm and the GWOC Scholar Athletes today at 2:00 pm.


Go Panthers!