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Northwood honors spring athletes; names new coaches

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Summerville – The Northwood Academy athletic campaign has officially ended with teams wrapping up play this spring.

Along with the school year ending, the school has recently announced two new hirings for their coaching staff. Athletic director and head football coach Philip Keefe resigned in May to go into private business, leaving two key positions open.

The school acted quickly to fill the openings, naming Nat Stoner as the athletic director and football defensive coordinator Ryan Leaver as the new head football coach.

Stoner has spent one year at Northwood, working with the junior varsity baseball program this spring. He came to the school from Colleton Prep.

Leaver has been on Keefe’s football staff for a number of years, including the 2014 season when Northwood won the SCISA Class AA state title with an undefeated season.

In terms of the spring sports campaign, the baseball program handed out three superlative awards. Jamie Dyches was named the team’s most valuable player while also earning all-region honors. CJ McKenzie was named the most improved player and Andrew Rickus earned the Coach’s award.

Rickus, McKenzie and Devin Vaughn were honorable mention all-region.

In softball, Maycin Brown was the team’s most valuable player and also named the region 3-AAA player of the year. She also participated in the North-South all-star game for SCISA.

Abi Harrawood was the team’s top offensive player and an all-region pick while Alicia Wallick was the top defensive player and also was all-region. Wallick also played with Brown in the North-South all-star game. Kami Meekins also was recognized as all-region.

Evan Stover received the Coach’s award and Kari Ideozu was named most improved.

In soccer, Illiane Domenech received the Coach’s award and earned all-region honors for the girls team. Sydney Halvorsen was the team’s most valuable player and an all-region pick. Bishop Vieira was tabbed as the most improved.

Colby Clayman was named the most valuable player in boys soccer. Clayman was named the region 3-AA player of the year and was named all-state. He also was selected to play in the North-South all-star game.

Alex Garris was named all-region and most improved player while John Totuszynski received the Coach’s award. He also was an all-region pick and played in the North-South all-star game.

Coach David Harrison received the region coach of the year honor.

Also earning all-region honors were Tyler Durst, Thomas Waddill, Noah Heffner and Davis Sales.

 

 

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