Courtney Foltz wins Badminton Player of the Year

Courtney Foltz wins Badminton Player of the Year


Courtney Foltz wins Badminton Player of the Year


Courtney Foltz

School: Scottsdale Chaparral.

Class: Senior.

College choice: Undecided, although she has been accepted to Northern Arizona and said she hopes to attend school in either Arizona or California, and plans to continue playing badminton.

Season recap: Entering as a No. 3 seed, Foltz dominated the singles bracket of the state tournament, losing just one set in six matches on her way to the championship. In the finals, she defeated top seed Kiyoko Hashimoto of Phoenix Mountain Pointe 11-1, 11-1. Her only scare of the tournament came in the semifinals, when she beat Mountain Pointe’s Vaishnavi Koka 11-4, 10-15, 13-10. As a sophomore two years ago, Foltz won the doubles title and was part of Chaparral’s championship team, making her the only person in state history to win singles, doubles and team championships.

Foltz’s comments: “I put 100 percent into my season. I really wanted to win this year, so that was my goal from the beginning. I just felt amazing after I won. It was so unbelievable and I worked so hard for it. It was honestly the best feeling that I’d ever felt. And I’m really excited to be Player of the Year.”

Coach Carrie Davis’ comments: “It’s been an absolute delight coaching Courtney. She’s a hard worker, she’s a great listener and she wants to do nothing but the best at all times. If we had 10 drills to do, she wanted to do 10 and then stay for more. You don’t get too many of those in this day and age. And to accomplish all this in her senior year is just phenomenal.”


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