[AWARDS] A pair of seniors, Brinkley Culpepper, a striker at Franklin (N.C.) High School, and David Wildmen, a midfielder at Blythewood (N.C.) High School ), were named the NSCAA/TopDrawerSoccer.com High School Players of the Week.
Culpepper scored five goals in her last two games, the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Brevard High School and all four goals in a 4-0 win against Pisgah High School. The senior striker leads the Panthers with 14 goals this season.
Wildmen has been a crucial component in Blythewood’s last two victories, scoring three goals and registering five assists. The senior midfielder scored a goal and assisted on three others in a 5-1 victory against Irmo High School and followed up with a two-goal, two-assist performance in a 5-1 win against Lugoff-Elgin High School.
Other female finalists included Taylor Burns from North Gwinnett High School (Suwanee, Ga.), Ashley Finke from Charlotte Latin School (Charlotte, N.C.), Caitlin Rotonnelli from Inter-lakes High School (Meredith, N.H.) and Christy Goldberg from Westlake High School (Austin, Texas).
Other male finalists included Jonathan Molina from Hoquiam High School (Hoquiam, Wash.), Trexler Bennett from Lambert High School (Suwanee, Ga.), Christian Okeke from Rider High School (Wichita Falls, Texas) and Oscar Moreno from Putnam City North High School (Oklahoma City, Okla.).