Athlete of the Week: Gore does it all for Lady Saints

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach sophomore Caroline Gore may be the first Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week award who we aren’t quite sure which sport she won it for.

Was it for her play on the volleyball court, where she helped the Lady Saints score a revenge victory over Cathedral Academy in a SCISA Class A state championship rematch?

Or was it for her play on the tennis court, where the day before she won her No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles matches to lead the Lady Saints to a rare victory over a public school rival, St. James? We’ll let her decide.

“I probably like volleyball the best because of the teamwork involved and the success we’ve had,” Gore said. “But I also like tennis. I’ve been playing it since the seventh grade. I guess it’s a little of both.”

Gore’s obvious passion for all things sports and her willingness to compete makes her a popular choice among CAMB fans who see her play at almost every sporting event. She also plays basketball in the winter and soccer in the spring.

“We don’t have a lot of girls in high school so a lot of us play just to help our school have enough to have a team,” Gore said, “but I love playing every sport and being a part of a team. It’s a lot of fun.”

Gore’s busy sports schedule doesn’t keep her from excelling in the classroom, where she is an A student. In fact, she has a lofty goal of winning a state championship in all four sports before she graduates from CAMB.

She had close calls in both fall sports last year, finishing runner-up in volleyball and in the state mixed doubles final with partner Kendall Henry.

The Lady Saints got a big confidence boost in last week’s rematch with Cathedral and hope to see their SCISA rivals again in the state tournament.

“It was really exciting because we knew they still had a very good team and we had lost a starter and weren’t sure how good we could be,” Gore said. “But we played great and now I feel like we’re better this year and getting better with every match.”

And she has many years and games still ahead.

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