The Northern Lakes 2A/3A Athletic Conference has announced All-Conference awards for football, volleyball, cross-country and men’s soccer. Several local student-athletes have been honored for their athletic accomplishments. For football Vance County High School’s Omari Allen was named Lineman of the Year as well as All Conference. Other Vance County High All Conference players were Isman Alston, Davion Vines Holder, Israel Terry, Taeshawn Alston and Nazir Garrett. Carl Stephens III, Nathaniel Durham and Chris Jones were honorable mentions. Granville Central won the sportsmanship award and Ashton Applewhite and Trenton Harrington received all conference honors with Corey Baird, Ryan Johnson and Isaiah Sasser receiving honorable mentions. South Granville’s Malachi Batchelor, Khawan Bobbit, Neo Hunter, Ian Lipsey and Micah Wilkerson were named to the all-conference team and JF Webb’s Javon Bullock, Ikeem Hunt and Jaheim Hartsfield also made the all-conference team with Kaelen Smith, Logan Bowen and Alex Bridges receiving honorable mentions.
For Volleyball, Courtney Williams of JF Webb took player of the year honors with Granville Central winning the sportsmanship award. All Conference players for JF Webb, in addition to Williams, were Chapman Burnette, Megan Newton, Carly McGhee and Hailey Cowan with Terri Sanford and LaShawnti Howard receiving honorable mentions. South Granville’s Samantha Piotrowski, Megan Ellis and Madison Staton made the all-conference team with Destini Bland receiving an honorable mention. Vance County High School’s Jalea Taylor was the only Viper to make the volleyball all conference team. Granville Central also only had one all-conference player, Alexa Riley with Hannah Lynch and Ayani Bagley receiving honorable mentions.
In Cross-Country, Vance County High School won the Sportmanship Award. Boy’s all-conference runners were Lane Prochaska and Derek Morales from Granville Central while Nataly Diluccia, also of Granville Central, was named to the girl’s cross-country all-conference team.
In Men’s soccer, Granville Central received the Sportsmanship award with Timothy King Navez, Jeffery Castro and Kevin Rios all representing the school on the all-conference team. Connor Rice and Terrance Alston represented JF Webb. Jason Carroll and Carter Scott, from South Granville and Fernando Martinez Zuniga and Waseem Hadi of Vance Co. High School rounded out the local players on the men’s soccer all conference team.
Vance Charter School’s Men’s soccer team also received awards from their conference: Matthew Breedlove was named Co-keeper of the year. Hagan Hill, Ryan Parker, Jacob Seaman and Wyatt Yount were all named to the all-conference team with honorable mentions going to Braydan Earnhardt, Christian Lopez and Davis Suther. Vance Charter also received the sportsmanship award.
Congratulations to all of the players on their accomplishments this year.