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Below are the nominees for The Herald’s high school athlete of the week.

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Kyleen Bents, Catawba Ridge girls’ soccer: The Copperheads’ senior midfielder scored four goals in an 11-0 win at Northwestern, April 16.

Bents also netted two more goals in a 3-0 win over Padua Academy, April 18.

Bents, an East Carolina commit, has 38 goals and 10 assists for Catawba Ridge (17-4) this season.

Mackenzie Boggess, Clover girls’ track: The Blue Eagles’ junior won the 100-meter hurdles (17.12), the long jump (17-02.25) and triple jump (35-07.25) at Nation Ford High, April 18.

The next day, Boggess went a personal-best 36-05.75 to finish sixth in the triple jump, went 16-03 to finish 11th in the long jump, and ran a 16.69 to finish in 21st-place in the 100-meter hurdles at the Bob Jenkins’ Coaches’ Classic Elite Invitational at Seneca High.

Garrett Brown, South Pointe boys’ track: The Stallions’ senior won the 1600-meter run in a personal-best 4:15.21 at the “Battle of the Rock” on his home track, April 19.

Brown, a Clemson University commit, also won the 3200-meter run (9:31.81) and helped the 4 X 800-meter relay (8:23.20) to victory at the same meet.

Noah Cooper, Rock Hill baseball: The Bearcats’ sophomore first baseman had a triple, RBI and a walk in a 10-9 win over Clover in a game that went 10 innings, April 19.

Cooper also had two singles, a double and three RBI in a 10-5 victory at Clover, April 17.

Cooper had a walk in a 19-0 loss to Clover, April 15.

Rock Hill is 8-12 overall this season.

Hannah Davis, Buford girls’ soccer: The Yellow Jackets’ junior forward scored four goals and had one assist in a 5-1 win over North Central, April 18.

Davis also scored a goal in 6-0 win over North Central the same day.

Davis finished off the week with a goal and three assists in a 7-1 win over Lancaster, April 19.

Davis has 20 goals and nine assists for a Buford team (15-2-1) that has won seven straight games this season.

Olivia Dubrow, Catawba Ridge girls’ track: The Copperheads’ senior won both the shot put (36-2) and discus (127-04.74) in a home meet, April 17.

Dubrow followed that up by finishing by throwing a personal-best 131-02.75 to finish third-place in the discus at the Bob Jenkins’ Coaches’ Classic Elite Invitational at Seneca High, April 19.

Dubrow was also the runner-up in the shot put (38-00.25) at the same meet.

Trey Ewing, Buford baseball: The Yellow Jackets’ senior went 6-for-10 at the plate this week with four singles, two doubles, five RBI and four runs scored as Buford won 13-0 at York Prep, April 16, 12-0 at Lewisville, April 18, and 2-1 over York Prep, April 19.

Buford (20-1) has won 15 straight games this season.

Gavin Muschik, Legion Collegiate boys’ soccer: The Lancers’ junior center back helped the Legion Collegiate defense shutout Gray Collegiate in a 2-0 win, April 19.

Legion Collegiate (4-1) has only allowed four goals in five games this season.

Cooper Parks, York baseball: The Cougars’ senior had one hit and three runs scored in a 13-3 win at South Pointe, April 15.

Two days later, Parks went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI in a 10-0 victory over South Pointe.

Parks closed out the series going 2-for-5 at the plate with a triple and three runs scored in a 6-4 win at South Pointe, April 19.

Parks is batting .433 with a home run, six doubles, two triples, six RBI and nine runs scored for York (6-10) this season.

Grace Sandler, Fort Mill girls’ lacrosse: The Yellow Jackets’ senior midfielder scored four goals as Fort Mill beat Nation Ford, 12-3, in the first round of the 5A state playoffs, April 1.

Sandler also five goals, including the game-winning draw control and score, to lift Fort Mill to a 14-13, overtime victory over Byrnes in the second round of the playoffs, April 18.

Sander has 60 goals for Fort Mill (13-5) this season.

Austin Smith, Northwestern boys’ track: The Trojans’ sophomore ran a personal-best 50.18 to win the 400-meter dash as the “Battle of the Rock,” at South Pointe High, April 19.

Smith also won the 800-meter run (2:04.23) and helped the 4 X 400-meter relay to a meet record (3:28.25) at the same meet to help the Northwestern boys’ track team claim the (Rock Hill) City Championship.

Abby Williams, Northwestern softball: The Trojans’ junior went 3-for-4 with double, three RBI and four runs scored, while earning the win on the mound with five strikeouts in six innings of work as Northwestern beat Palisades 15-5, April 19.

Williams also went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored, while earning the win on the mound with a complete game, striking out five batters in a 5-4 victory over rival, Rock Hill, April 18.

Williams was 1-for-3 at the plate and took the loss on the mound, striking out three batters in four innings of work in an 11-1 loss at Catawba Ridge, April 1.

Williams is batting .385 with five doubles, one triple and seven RBI at the plate, while going 3-6 on the mound with 66 strikeouts in 70 innings of work for Northwestern (5-10) this season.

** Information published today includes statistics through April 20.

If you want to nominate an athlete: Athletes of the week highlights high school players with outstanding performances. The goal is to recognize all athletes in all sports, both the most accomplished and the underrated or underappreciated players. If you want to suggest someone to be included in the Athletes of the week column, send email to Jay Edwards at Please include the athletes’ name, school, class, photos and applicable game performance statistics. Coaches must be willing to verify information.