The EBC Championship Boys’ Soccer and Football teams were among the 195 athletes recognized at the annual Fall Athletic Awards Night on Nov. 20.
Athletic Director, Mike Schott talked about the successes of the fall sports season.
“We have a lot of outstanding accomplishments to celebrate this evening, not only as a team, individuals coaches, etc. It’s been a very productive fall sports season within the past so many years,” he said.
The Boys’ Soccer team had an overall record of 10-4-3. First team EBC Boys’ Soccer players were Nick Deack, who was three goals shy of the school record, Lawyer Penird, and Trevor Strata. Second team EBC Boys’ Soccer players were Sam Holt and Gus Jackson. Honorable mentions EBC Boys’ Soccer players were Erik Ayers and Austin Mikes.
Boys’ Soccer Head Coach, Skyler McCully was asked what it was like being named EBC Coach of the Year.
“It’s quite an honor to be recognized for the hard work and time that is put into coaching,” he said.
The Football team qualified for the playoffs for the third straight year and had an overall record of 7-3. Their other records were 1,503 yards rushing and 1,637 yards passing. First Team EBC Football players were Leading Rusher, Jeff Talbert, Nick Oldfield, Leading Receiver, J’Dynn Seals, Andrew Datz, Leading Passer and Defense, Braidyn Hartzoe, who had the most passing yards, which was 375 yards, and Dylan Bugara. Second Team EBC Football players were Brandon Alexander, who had the most passes completed in a game, with 21 and that was when they went up against Canfield, Daiveon Baker, Jhon Howard, and Moe Thompson. Honorable mention EBC Football players were Nick Deack and Chris Phillips.
The Girls’ Soccer team finished with a record of 9-5-2 and a home record of 6-1-1. They placed second in the EBC. They also scored 41 goals as a team, which is the most goals scored by an Alliance Girls’ Soccer team in over 10 years. First team EBC Girls’ Soccer players were Kaleigh Richmond and Neveah Russell, who had 16 goals, which is the most goals in a season since 2005, when computer records started being documented. Second team EBC Girls’ Soccer players were Cayla Mandy and Corryne Phillips, who combined with LaKasja Edwards for six shutouts, which is a school record. Honorable mention EBC Girls’ Soccer players were Julia Schwartz and Kristin Smith.
“This is the best conference placement for Girls’ Soccer in over 10 years,” Girls’ Soccer Head Coach, Matthew Horning said in an email to Red and Blue Staff.
Second team EBC Cross-Country player, Tommy Gress led the Boys’ Cross-Country team with his personal best of 17:15.94. Gress ran that time at the EBC Championship Meet.
Second team EBC Cross-Country player, Julia Schwartz led the Girls’ Cross-Country team with her personal best of 21:24.99. Schwartz ran that time at the EBC Championship Meet.
Honorable mention EBC Cross-Country players were Kyler Cameron, Rylee Horning, Maddyn Thompson, and Anthony Zumbar.
“The boys and girls teams generally ran faster and placed better than they did last year, which is a good sign of the team’s progress,” Cross-Country Head Coach, Matt Bobola said in an email to Red and Blue Staff.
The Girls’ Tennis team had an overall record of 10-11. Second team EBC Girls’ Tennis player was Alyssa White. Honorable mention EBC Girls’ Tennis players were Olivia George, Natalie Hinkle, and Misty McMasters.
“We improved a lot from last year, we have a lot of girls returning, and we hope to have a good season come next year,” Girls’ Tennis Head Coach, Steve Cabassa said.
The Volleyball team had an overall record of 8-15, which includes a five game win streak. First team EBC Volleyball player was Chloe Pasco. Second team EBC Volleyball player was Meghan Frazier. Honorable mention EBC Volleyball players were Kate Boehm and Reese Grisez.
The Boys’ Golf team had an overall record of 7-5. First team EBC Boys’ Golf player was Blake Hood. Honorable mention EBC Boys’ Golf players were Matthew Eversdyke and Sean Kelly.
The Girls’ Golf team had an overall record of 2-14 and a league record of 2-10. Second team EBC Girls’ Golf Player was Maggie Ledbetter. Honorable mention EBC Girls’ Golf players were Carrie Barnett and Katlyn Zurbrugg.