CA tennis player Brandon Bao ’27 was recently accepted to the Junior Orange Bowl main draw, to play on December 12. This international tennis championship is one of the world’s most important and prestigious junior tournaments, bringing together 800 of the top-ranked male and female 12-and-under and 14-and-under junior players, representing 76 countries! We are cheering you on, Brandon!
Last Saturday, the varsity Cross Country team competed in the 38th Annual Greensboro XC Invitational, with over 50 schools participating. Our Girl's team placed 3rd, our highest finish ever at the GXCI! Currently, the Boy's team is ranked #2 in the NCISAA, and #5 in North Carolina, and the Girl's team is #5 in the NCISAA and #26 in North Carolina. Keep an eye on our Charger runners this season; they are just getting started!
A special congratulations to Kavi Gibson ’26 for being recognized by NCRunners as the top-ranked 9th grader in North Carolina so far this season, with a current 16:07 season best for 5k.
Last Saturday, the Charger boys cross country team placed first, and the girls placed fifth among 42 teams competing in the WNC Cross Country Invitational (one of the largest opening weekend meets in all of North Carolina).
That’s a wrap on another fantastic spring season, Charger athletes! The season concluded with several additions to the Charger trophy case and record books—including two TISAC Championships (track and field, and boy’s tennis) and two TISAC Players of the year (Bryan Fang ’23 for golf, Sam Lee ’24 for boys’ tennis). Five Chargers also earned all-state honors:
All-State Colin Troan (24) - Pole Vault (Track & Field) Sam Lee (24) - Tennis Colin Kimball (23) - Baseball Timmy Kaufman (24) - Boys Golf Bryan Fang (23) - Boys Golf
We had the pleasure of celebrating our athletes in our end-of-year athletics award ceremonies last month. For a complete list of student-athletes honored, including our numerous all-conference players, and CA Athletic Awardees, click here.
That’s a wrap on another fantastic spring season, Charger athletes! The season concluded with several additions to the Charger trophy case and record books—including two TISAC Championships (track and field and boy’s tennis) and two TISAC Players of the year (Bryan Fang ’23 for golf, Sam Lee ’24 for boys’ tennis). Five Chargers also earned all-state honors:
Colin Troan (24) - Pole Vault (Track & Field) Sam Lee (24) - Tennis Colin Kimball (23) - Baseball Timmy Kaufman (24) - Boys Golf Bryan Fang (23) - Boys Golf
We had the pleasure of celebrating our athletes in our end-of-year athletics award ceremonies last month. For a complete list of student-athletes honored, including our numerous all-conference players, and CAAthletic Awardees, click here.
Hats off to the Middle School boys' lacrosse and tennis teams for winning their respective Capital Area Middle School Conference (CAMSC) championships. The boys' tennis team beat St. David's in the semi-finals on May 10, going on to topple North Raleigh Christian Academy on May 12 for the trophy.
The boys' tennis team finished an undefeated season by besting Magellan Charter School. Congrats to both teams for an outstanding season.
These wins mark the fourth Middle School team to bring home the conference championship this year, joining the Middle School boys' and girls' track and field teams.
Congratulations to the varsity boys’ track and field team for winning the TISAC conference championship for the second straight year last week, overtaking North Raleigh Christian Academy with a dramatic victory in the last event of the meet, the 4 x 400m Relay...
Congratulations to Lawson Wheeler '22 and Sean Sheridan '22 who have committed to playing their sport in college next year. Lawson will be joining the baseball team at Elon University, while Sean will playing basketball at Mary Baldwin University.
These additions make for a total of seven Chargers from the Class of 2022 that are headed to collegiate athletics (including Gabriella Cicuto (field hockey, Indiana University), Charlotte Hook (swimming, Stanford), David Howard (soccer, University of Pennsylvania), Holden Techet (lacrosse, Center College), and Kavin Wood (lacrosse, Sacred Heart University).
Congratulations to the varsity boys' tennis team for putting an exclamation point at the end of an incredible season. Finishing with an impressive record of 17 wins, 1 loss, the team brought home the state championship on May 21, besting number two seed Charlotte Country Day. CA entered the tournament as the number one seed, beating out Charlotte Latin in the quarter-finals and Greensboro Day in the semi-finals. Go Chargers!
Last week, both the Middle School boys' and girls' track and field teams brought home 2022 CAMSC Track & Field Conference Team Champion titles, besting second-place finishers Grace Christian School 190 to 76 (girls) and 151 to 69 (boys). This marks the fifth CAMSC Middle School girls' title (5 out of 5!), and the boys' fourth championship title. While it was a true team effort--with 23 girls and 16 boys scoring in at least one event--our Chargers turned out some remarkable individual performances as well, setting 8 new conference records and racking up medals, with 15 girls and 11 boys medaling.
Congratulations to the varsity wrestling team for their strong performance at the NCISAA State Wrestling Championship tournament at Providence Day School in Charlotte. Coming off a history-making conference performance culminating in our first TISAC wrestling team title, the Chargers finished States with a fourth-place finish out of 15 participating schools--tying the team’s record for the highest team finish at the state tournament.
While this win marks the sixth time that Chargers have medaled individual wrestlers at four different weight classes, it is the first time in school history that seven wrestlers made the podium. Congratulations to the following wrestlers who placed in their respective weight classes: Anderson Colantouni '23 and Kyler Chen '22 (state runners-up), Kevin Kaufman and Owen Techet '23 (3rd place), Thuy Dzu '24 (4th place), Kaeshev Alapati '23, (5th place), Ike Ugwa '25 (6th place).
The girl’s swim team continued their dominance at the NCISAA Finals with a 137 point differential over 2nd place Charlotte Latin (371-234), earning their 6th Consecutive State Championship Title!
The boy’s swim team, while finishing as State Runners-Up to Charlotte Latin, distanced themselves from 3rd place by over 120 points (418.5 – Charlotte Latin, 344 – CA, 222.5 – Cannon).
Throughout the meet, Chargers displayed remarkable talent, making history as individual and relay state champions, 2nd and 3rd place medalists, school record holders, conference and state meet record holders, and even All-Americans. For the full story, including all the impressive and record-breaking achievements at Monday's meet, click here. Kudos, Chargers!
Last Thursday was a Senior Night to remember for CA’s varsity wrestling team, as they brought home CA’s first-ever TISAC Wrestling team championship title with a score of 47 points (8 points higher than their closest opponent). This win was a true team effort featuring many Conference Champions including Owen Techet '23, Anderson Coluntuoni '23, Thuy Dzu '24, Cole Fekete '22, and Kyler Chen '22. Kyler was also awarded the Conference Wrestler of the Year.
Athletics Director Kevin Jones presented varsity boys basketball player Chase Dawson '23 with a commemorative 1,000 point basketball earlier this week. Chase hit the impressive milestone on December 14 while playing the Raleigh Hawks. Congrats, Chase!
Cary Academy swimming does it again! This afternoon, after an impressive display of athleticism that sent school and long-standing conference records toppling, Cary Academy boys’ and girls’ swimming emerged victorious as TISAC conference champions. Outscoring their competition nearly two to one, the Charger boys wracked up a whopping 201 points (with second-place finishers Ravenscroft earning 115.5), while the Charger girls scored an impressive 189 points to second-place finisher Durham Academy’s 90. This is the 13th consecutive TISAC championship for the boys and the 8th consecutive for the girls. Both Charlotte Hook ’22 and Jerry Fox ’23 were named TISAC’s most outstanding swimmers, with each breaking four conference meet records—two individual and two relay— some of which had stood for twenty years. Congratulations, Chargers!