Each week two athletes in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association are selected for the Performance of the Week Award, Powered by OrthoCarolina. These athletes are nominated by coaches, media and school administrators for their outstanding performance.  

The OrthoCarolina Performers of the Week for week 18 of NCHSAA competition are Cayley Cochran from Neuse Charter and William Cuicchi from Seaforth.

Cayley, a junior guard, drained six threes for the Cougars in their 58-28 win against Franklin Academy last week. She finished the game with 24 points, five rebounds, two steals and two assists. According to MaxPreps, she leads the NCHSAA 1A Classification with 39 made 3-pointers so far this season.

Cuicchi, a junior distance runner, took first place in the 1000 meters in a meet last week. Cuicchi has already hit the qualifying standards for the Indoor Track and Field State Championships and currently ranks 42nd in the country in the 1000-meter. 

Weekly recipients of the Performance of the Week award powered by OrthoCarolina will be recognized on the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Website and our Social Media pages. Get the orthopedic care you need in a way that works best for you: OrthoCarolina, your care, your way.