Charger athletes make their mark during a challenging fall season

December 16, 2020

Cary Academy’s Chargers made great strides despite the pandemic-related challenges of the Fall 2020 season, earning all-state and all-conference honors. 

Collegiate signings

In addition, six members of the Class of 2021 recently signed letters of intent to participate in collegiate athletics. Thuc Dzu will run cross country and track and field for the University of Chicago. Kenny Eheman will compete on Davidson College’s soccer team. Koa Kaliebe will play soccer for Franklin & Marshall College. Aaron Messer joins the University of Pennsylvania’s soccer team. Anna Newman will swim for Davidson, where Abby Pompeo will play field hockey. 

Go Chargers! 

Boys cross country

Kenny Eheman and Sebastian Polge (‘22) received All-State accolades. Eheman (named TISAC Runner of Year) and Polge were joined by Matthew Crow (‘21), Kyle Murphy (‘21), and Arran Swift (‘23) as members of the TISAC All-Conference team.

Girls cross country

Thuc Dzu was named to the All-State team, with Elise Boyse (‘23) and Jenna Pullen (‘23) joining her on the TISAC All-Conference roster.

Field Hockey

TISAC Co-Player of the Year Abby Pompeo and Gabriella Cicuto  (‘22) received All-State honors. They were joined on the TISAC All-Conference team by Alex Butulis (‘23), Sarah Haddix (‘22), and Jaya Winemiller (‘22). Alessia Cicuto (‘23) and Gabby Matejowski (‘22) received Honorable Mentions.

Boys soccer

Koa Kaliebe, Jackson Newnam (‘21), and Henry Lee (‘21) were honored as members of the TISAC All-Conference team, with Ryan Newnam  (‘23) earning an Honorable Mention.

Girls tennis

Co-TISAC Player of Year Nousha Tehrani (‘23), a member of the All-State team, joined Sydney Tai (‘22) in receiving All-Conference honors. Ava Karrenbauer  (‘25) received an Honorable Mention.


Nikki Tehrani (‘21) earned a place on the TISAC All-Conference squad; Alex Davila (‘23) received Honorable Mention.

Written by Dan Smith, Digital Content Producer and Social Media Manager


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