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Colleton Prep wraps up 2017-18 with athletic awards banquet


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Walterboro – The Colleton Prep athletic department recently held its annual athletic awards banquet for winter and spring sports, officially putting a cap on the 2017-18 school year.

Athletic director Rob Gorrell and the coaching staff handed out awards of excellence to the student-athletes who performed at the highest levels this past season.

The school’s top two awards are the male and female senior athletes that combine sportsmanship, academics and athletics. The male honor is named for Joe Carroll and is titled the Joe Carroll Mr. Warhawk award. This year’s honoree was Joe Bryan.

The female honor, the Debbie Powers award, was presented to Emily Martin.

In junior varsity girls soccer this spring, Emily Wilson was the team’s most valuable offensive player while Hannah Wilson earned the same award for defense. Gracie Bishop received the No Surrender award and Kayla Banks was most improved.

The school did not field a varsity soccer program this spring.

Meredith Ware was named most valuable player of the varsity softball team while Mollie Warren received the No Surrender award.

Weslin Jones and Langley Harter were tabbed as Co-offensive player of the year and Anne Garrett Carter was the team’s most valuable defensive player.

Harter, Warren, Jones, Carter and Elizabeth Anne Dean were recognized as all-region players. Ware was recognized as the region player of the year and coach Gabby Bedard was recognized for being named the region coach of the year.

In junior varsity softball, Becca Martin and Linley Jones were named co-most valuable players. Mackenzie Pellum received the No Surrender award and Hannah Strickland was most improved.

Jordan Crosby was the offensive MVP in varsity baseball while Connor Morris was the defensive mvp. The team’s overall MVP was Kyle Hooker and Pete Peters was most improved. Joe Bryan received the Will Haynes award.

Bryan, Hooker and Crosby were recognized as all-region picks.

The offensive MVP in junior varsity baseball was Jacob Breland while Jordan Simmons was the defensive mvp. Carter Smoak was the overall most valuable player and Ashton Hiers was named most improved player.

In golf, the co-most valuable players were Josh Crosby and Jake Burttram. Connor McMillan received the No Surrender award and Francis Blubaugh was named most improved player.

Back to the basketball season, Brandon Polk was the offensive mvp for the varsity boys team, with Gabe Barnes earning the award for defensive. Jesse Murdaugh received the Mr. Hustle award and Kyle Hooker was most improved player.

The offensive mvp in junior varsity boys basketball was Pete Peters with Clay Griffin earning the award for defensive mvp. Chance Palmer was the Mr. Hustle honoree and Drew Murdaugh was named most improved player.

In varsity girls, Langley Harter was the offensive mvp and was a second-team all-region selection. Meredith Ware was the defensive mvp and also was a second-team all-region pick.

Taylor Tomedolskey was the Miss Hustle honoree and Caroline Jones was named most improved. Anne Garrett Carter received the Coach’s award and was a third-team all-region selection.

Laura Barnes as the offensive mvp for the middle school team while Becca Martin was the defensive mvp. Anne Hatcher White received the hustle award and Sidney Bailey received the No Surrender award. Kara Fargnoli was most improved and Kayla Banks earned the Coach’s award.




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