MATTHEWS – Covenant Day Athletics honored senior student-athletes Katherine Ashley and Bryson Mace on May 17 with the Most Outstanding Athlete award.
Ashley was a three-season athlete in middle school and through her freshman year before deciding to focus on basketball and soccer. She has served as team captain in both sports.
She has demonstrated a heart for serving others, from the time she won the Christian Character Award as a freshman to leading a group of soccer players in renovating the changing room at Warner Park game field for her senior project.
In girls soccer, Ashley started all four years, earning Team MVP honors as well as three years of All-Conference and All-Region recognition.
She will play soccer at Wheaton College.
Coach John Yasenchok credits Mace's work ethic for helping elevate the boys cross-country program.
He finished in the top-12 at the CISAA 4A Cross-Country Championship three seasons and earned an All-State selection as a junior. Despite being injured in the fall, he helped the team as captain.
Mace was not only track captain as a senior, but he was also part of the 4X800 relay team that won CISAA and NCISAA championships, setting a new school record and earning All-Conference and All-State honors.
Mace has school records in the 1600 meters, 3200 meters, 4X800 relay and cross-country 5K.
He will run track at Winthrop University.