Athlete of the Fall Season: State title vaults Antonucci

cambvolley-13bumpWhen it comes to choosing a Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Fall Season, voters decided the ring is the thing.

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach freshman Natalia Antonucci, who led the Lady Saints to the SCISA Class A volleyball championship, was the overwhelming selection with more than 27,000 of the 50,000-plus votes cast. She was critical in giving CAMB its first state title in the sport.

A pair of Socastee standouts – cross country runner Crystal Shimer and football player Sam McKinney – captured second and third, respectively, after leading their teams to strong seasons. They were followed by another member of the state champion Lady Saints, Caroline Gore, who also played for the CAMB tennis team.

Another state champion, Myrtle Beach swimmer Maggie Langsdale, rounded out the top five, followed by North Myrtle Beach football two-way star Laquinn Bellamy. CAMB’s Rebekah Bowers gave the Lady Saints volleyball squad an unprecedented third member on the ballot.

Carolina Forest cross country runner Lisa Pieterse, Myrtle Beach cross country runner Ethan Epstein, CAMB football player Cody Williams, North Myrtle Beach cross country runner Benjamin Jenerette and North Myrtle Beach volleyball player Marci Chestnut closed out the list.

The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week, Season and Year program honors the Grand Strand’s top performers through the sports calendar. Weekly voting is available for fans to show their support for their teams and athletes.

Photo by Joel Beachum, Carolina Clicks Photos

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