Franklin High School senior, Lindsay Simpson was recently named Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year in the individual division of the distinguished “The Little Pigs Award” from the Mountain Amateur Athletic Club of Asheville. Simpson beat out nominees from all 3A schools across Western North Carolina.
Simpson was recognized for her excellence as a dual sport athlete, earning, “Player of the Year” in two varsity women’s sports: volleyball and basketball, as well as district “Player of the Year.”
Simpson’s additional accomplishments include being recognized for four consecutive years as an “All Conference” player in both volleyball and basketball; “All WNC” in two sports, and “All district selection, and all-state honors.
Her athletic honors are just a few of the accomplishments Simpson has obtained while at FHS. Simpson is a hard working, dedicated athlete who has excelled from her youth years in sports to the present. She has been offered several scholarships to play on the collegiate level and has decided that to sign with Western Carolina University. FHS volleyball coach, Anna Shields, is proud of all of Simpson’s hard work and dedication. “I am so proud of Lindsay and all of the awards and accomplishments that she has earned through her dedication and commitment to improve her game no matter what sport she plays. She is a true competitor and makes my job as her coach much easier,” said Shields.
According to Simpson, her goal has always been to work out in order to successfully outplay her opponents on and off the court, all while helping her team secure a win regardless of what sport she is playing. “We wish Lindsay the very best as she competes in her final seasons of volleyball and basketball at Franklin High School,” said Shields.
The Mountain Amateur Athletic Club has continued to award athletes who have excelled above and beyond in sports in two categories; individuals and team. This tradition has honored many of the area’s top high school and college athletes.