Franklin Springs, Ga - This weeks athletes of the week are Fantine Botella, from the women's tennis team, and Maveric Rechschteiner, from the men's wrestling team.
Fantine Botella, rising sophomore from Valence, France remains undefeated in the Conference Carolinas. Botella plays the number one position for the Lady Lions, and currently has a perfect 4-0 singles record.
This past week, the Botella defeated her opponents from Barton College, King University and the University of Mount Olive, all of which are experienced teams. Playing at both the number position for singles and doubles, the only loss came from a doubles loss against Mount Olive, and Botella ended up finishing the week with a 3-0 record in singles and 2-1 in doubles. In addition to these Conference wins, the French sophomore has captured singles wins against ranked Augusta University, Lenior Rhyne, and Georgia Southwestern.
Maveric Rechshteiner, a junior from Acworth, Georgia travelled this past week to compete in the NCWA National Tournament. Maveric who is a top-ranked NCWA wrestler in his class and a defending National Champion won the National title for the second year in a row when he pinned Austin Amos down and scored a takedown.
Maveric is a valuable part of the Lion's Wrestling Team, and has gained many points for the program over the course of this season.
Congratulations to both athletes on your accomplishments!
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