Athlete of the Week: Payton Watson

West Stanly softball rising junior Payton Watson is the Athlete of the Week.

The outfielder was third on the Colts with a .369 batting average, second with six stolen bases and blasted a team-high five home runs. Her 31 hits, 23 RBIs and .559 slugging percentage were also among team leaders.

Watson has accumulated postseason awards, getting named to the Rocky River All-Conference team and also earning all-district. Last week, she capped that by being named to the 2A All-State team by the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association.