NCHSAA Performance of the Week Powered by OrthoCarolina

We are pleased to announce the tenth year of the NCHSAA Performance of the Week initiative, now powered by OrthoCarolina. Each week throughout the 2023-24 year, two student-athletes enrolled and participating in athletics at NCHSAA member schools, will be selected from submitted nominations based upon their respective performances in the prior week. The 2023-24 platform will run 08/21/2023 through 06/01/2024 (39 weeks).

Submissions are made through the “Nominate a Student-Athlete” link below (preferred method) or via email to Nolan Gilliam at If submitting by email, please include the following details:

• The current performance week.

• The sport.

• The student-athlete’s name, email address, NCHSAA high school, grade level, gender and a photo.

• Your name as nominator with email address and your affliiation (coach, school administrator, teacher, media representative). Nominations from parents are not accepted unless the parent is an administrator at the student’s high school.

• List athletic performance statistics from the week for the student-athlete that demonstrates his/her accomplishments on the court, field or course. 

Nominate a Student-Athlete

Submissions are due by 3:30 PM on Mondays (with the exception of holiday weekends). Selections will be made and released by Tuesday afternoons, at the earliest on our webpage and social media. Following their weekly selection, recipients will be recognized via social media and on the NCHSAA website.

WeekPerformance Week
NOTE: the performance must occur during this week for consideration
Submission Deadline: Mondays by 3:30 PM
1Breanna Budzinski (West Henderson)
Brayden Taylor (Bear Grass Charter)
August 28, 2023
2Kelley Cook (Manteo)
Austin LeWallen (Princeton)
*September 05, 2023 (Tuesday due to Labor Day Holiday)
3Claire Stewart (Cardinal Gibbons)
Josh Collins (Swain County)
September 11, 2023
4Ellie Spear (John A. Holmes)
Noel Biju (Triangle Math & Science)
September 18, 2023
5Mackenzie Walser (West Davidson)
NyDarion Blackwell (Clinton)
September 25, 2023
6Taylor Williams (West Johnston)
Masion Brooks (East Bladen)
October 02, 2023
7Keira Wilson (Mountain Heritage)
Jay Jackson (North Stanly)
October 09, 2023
8Emily Scott (North Johnston)
Gabriel Bolivar (Pine Lake Prep)
October 16, 2023
9Sophie Harris (East Surry)
Nishant Srinivasa (Triangle Math & Science)
October 23, 2023
10Madison Darnell (Highland Tech)
Jorge Cruz-Celestino (Willow Spring)
October 30, 2023
11Carrie Marion (Mount Airy)
Gabriel Schmid (Orange)
November 06, 2023
12Patrick Dion (Apex Friendship)
Rimiez Williams (Hertford County)
November 13, 2023
13Kaylee Carson (Independence)
Andrew Attmore II (Dudley)
November 20, 2023
14Meredith Wike (Alexander Central)
Jayden Jones (Independence)
November 27, 2023
15Sofia Dorantes (Highland Tech)
Will Rauers (Franklin)
December 04, 2023
16Alyssa Bullock (Vance Charter)
Keenan Jackson (Weddington)
December 11, 2023
17Amelia Lawrence (Union Academy)
Bray Trivette (North Iredell)
December 18, 2023
18Caylee Cochran (Neuse Charter)
Will Cuicchi (Seaforth)
January 08, 2024
19Kynley Simerson (West Davidson)
Taj-Boone Chambers (Wakefield)
*January 16, 2024 (Tuesday due to Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday)
20Camryn Massey (Ashbrook)
Rylan Parkins (McDowell)
January 22, 2024
21Jalia Borden (Valor Prep)
Jacob Meuser (North Davidson)
January 29, 2024
22Ria Wright (West Caldwell)
Reggie Daniel (Mountain Island Charter)
February 05, 2024
23D’Anna Cotton (Cummings)
Le’Ezra Brown (Dudley)
February 12, 2024
24Leah Edwards (East Rowan)
Cameron Stinson (Mallard Creek)
February 19, 2024
25Leena McField (Northern Guilford)
Myron McKoy (Heide Trask)
February 26, 2024
2602/26/2024-03/02/2024March 04, 2024
2703/04/2024-03/09/2024March 11, 2024
2803/11/2024-03/16/2024March 18, 2024
2903/18/2024-03/23/2024March 25, 2024
3003/25/2024-03/30/2024*April 02, 2024 (Tuesday due to Easter Holiday)
3104/01/2024-04/06/2024April 08, 2023 
3204/08/2024-04/13/2024April 15, 2024
3304/15/2024-04/20/2024April 22, 2024
3404/22/2024-04/27/2024April 29, 2024
3504/29/2024-05/04/2024May 06, 2024
3605/06/2024-05/11/2024May 13, 2024
3705/13/2024-05/18/2024May 20, 2024
3805/20/2024-05/25/2024May 27, 2024
3905/27/2024-06/01/2024June 03, 2024

Previous Winners:
2022-23 Performance of the Week Winners