The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC) has named the top GHSA athletes for the 2021–22 season. Four Wildcats earned the prestigious honor, Charlie Burdell '24, Gigi Johnson '22, William Love '22, and Allie Ross '23, Girls Soccer. Check out what the AJC had to say about these Cats below.
Charlie Burdell, Boys Tennis: The sophomore played No. 1 singles for the second consecutive year and led the Wildcats to the school’s 22nd state championship. He finished 17-1 and won the clinching match in the Class 3A final. “Even with a busy USTA schedule during our spring season, Charlie always puts our important team matches first,” Westminster coach Ralph Geeza said. “He is the type of team leader that every coach wants – someone who plays the game the right way, with sportsmanship and integrity, but also has a blast being part of this squad.”
Gigi Johnson, Girls Swimming: The senior won the 100-yard fly (52.59), took second place in the 200 IM (1:58.15) and was part of two winning relay teams in leading the Wildcats to their fifth consecutive team title in the Class A-3A meet. Her relay teams in the 200-yard free (1:32.56) and 400 free (3:24.20) both set state records. Johnson, ranked as the No. 2 senior in Georgia by Swimcloud, signed to swim at Stanford.
William Love, Boys Golf: The senior became a three-time state champion when he led the Wildcats to their fourth consecutive team title. Love had a stroke average of 69.4 on a team that won nine times in 10 starts. He has led the team in scoring for three consecutive years. Love won three tournaments – the MCI, the High School Invitational at the Atlanta Athletic Club and the Georgia-South Carolina Cup. He signed to play at Duke.
Allie Ross, Girls Soccer: The junior forward was the leading scorer for a 19-1 team that won a GHSA-record seventh consecutive state championship, finishing with 49 goals and 22 assists. She scored 15 goals in the Wildcats’ five-game playoff run, including two in a 4-0 victory over Greater Atlanta Christian in the Class 3A final. Ross, rated a four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, committed to Virginia.