Athletic Hall of Fame
Established in 2019, the Cannon School Athletic Hall of Fame was created in partnership with Cannon School’s Office of Alumni Relations and Athletic Department to to honor Cannon School athletes, coaches, teams, and contributors who have made a positive impact in Cannon Athletics, either through excellent athletic achievement or excellent athletic program contributions while exemplifying the Core Values of Cannon School.
Every two years, nominations are received and selection is made by the Cannon School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee. Once presented as an eligible nominee, candidates will remain in consideration for 3 induction cycles.
Introducing the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees!
Jena Metwalli '16
Jena Metwalli '16 was a phenomenal Cannon athlete. She took home two conference championships in cross country and seven in track and field. Jena holds Cannon School records for the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, 4x800 relay team, and 5k, as well as the record for the Cannon cross country course. In addition, she was named State Champion in 2016 for her 800m. Not only was Jena the best runner on the team, but her leadership was second to none, and she was a teammate extraordinaire. She was a fierce competitor yet consistently brought runners from all schools together and was always there to congratulate her competitors. Jena was one of the hardest workers, but she left each practice or race with a smile on her face. She has set the gold standard for all distance runners at Cannon School. Her impact will be felt in the running community here in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association and beyond for a long time! After high school, Jena attended the University of Michigan, where she ran track and cross country for five years and competed at the 2020 NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships. Jena is now a Senior Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton while also pursuing her master’s degree in management.
Will Bertram '05
Will Bertram '05 was a four-time individual state champion runner and high jumper on Cannon School’s track and field team. He was an essential member of Cannon Athletics, playing multiple sports in one season and captaining the basketball, lacrosse, and cross country teams. Will was named a Cannon Athlete of the Year in 2005. He always practiced and competed with great passion and intensity and embodied the core value of teamwork. Cannon Athletics is what it is today because of student-athletes like Will, who showed up at the program’s start. He continued his running career at Elon University, setting the 800m record and earning a degree in sport and event management. After graduating, Will remained active in sports and was invited to train with the US Bobsled Team. He now lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons and works in HR Consulting for Capital One.
Mackenzie Moyer '12
Mackenzie Moyer '12 received three North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association All-State awards for softball. She was named Conference Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and Cabarrus County Player of the Year in 2011 when the softball team won the state championship. She was named to the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association 1st Team All-Conference for four years. Mackenzie holds five Cannon School softball records. These include: hits, RBI, runs scored, doubles, and career low ERA as a pitcher. She was a dynamic athlete who was also awarded the Varsity Girls Basketball MVP as a senior and the Coaches Award for varsity cross country. She never missed a practice in her five years playing varsity softball. Mackenzie showed outstanding leadership by always being a supportive teammate. She found great joy in lifting up her teammates and celebrating their successes. After Cannon, Mackenzie earned her B.A. in Physiology from the University of Arizona, minoring in biochemistry and mathematics, followed by her master’s in health and wellness from Arizona State University. She continued with her passion for athletics by teaching and coaching high school athletes for six years. Mackenzie is taking the next step in her career by obtaining a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She plans to continue her dedication to supporting high school female athletes in this next chapter.
John Falkenbury was instrumental in beginning the Cougar Club in 2001. He wrote the bylaws, recruited initial board members, and started the first golf tournament to raise money for the Athletics Department. In John’s first two years as Cougar Club President, the group raised more than $100,000. In addition, he implemented events to initiate school spirit and always exemplified Cannon's core values of integrity and courage. John served as President for over four years and remained on the board as Past-President. John also served as the scorekeeper for the girls and boys basketball teams from 2000-2006, with the exception of the boys in 2003, when he was the Assistant Basketball Coach. Cannon Athletics would not be where we are today without John’s enthusiasm for boosting the program and morale for the teams, coaches, and student-athletes.
Inaugural Class of 2020 Inductees
- Mary Dudley Bertram '05
- Dominick Reid '07
- Krista Gross '09
- Jarell Eddie '10
- Vicky Bruce '12
- Will Gordon '15
- Anna Redding '15
- Bill Drake, Coach
- Beth Jaszewski, Contributor
Learn more about each Class of 2020 inductee.
Athletic Hall of Fame Nomination Requirements
- Graduate of Cannon School for at least 5 years (Class of 2015 and earlier)
- Had a positive impact on a varsity sport and/or team
- Received honors for their accomplishments
- Accomplishments in athletics while at Cannon are the primary criteria, but post-graduate athletic achievements may also be considered
- Must be a former and/or retired coach from Cannon School and be in good standing
- Must have served a minimum of 5 years as a coach at Cannon School but exemptions can be held to Selection Committee discretion
- Made a significant contribution to Cougar athletics through their leadership
Must have achieved accomplishments that distinguishes the team over and above other high-achieving teams
Eligible a minimum of 5 years after the season for which the team is being honored
- A Cannon School community member who has developed, resourced, and/or fostered the growth of athletics at Cannon School by volunteering or serving Cannon School Athletics
- Contributors can be a trainer, announcer, volunteer, or other member of the Cannon School community and left to the discretion of the Selection Committee
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