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North Myrtle Beach honors top spring performers


By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Little River – With all of the postseason play completed, the North Myrtle Beach High athletic department officially wrapped up the 2018 spring sports season by honoring the top performers from the recent campaign.

Athletes in baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer and track gathered together with their respective teammates to receive superlative awards from members of the coaching staff.

Two major awards also were presented to the 2017-18 senior Athletes of the Year. The school honored a male and female with top honors as Kwame Livingston received the male athlete of the year award and Renea Urbaniak was named the school’s top female senior athlete.

In the team awards, Marlen Bravo received the Chief award in girls lacrosse, while Havana Charles received the Coach’s award. A’mya Primus was named the most improved player and Chandler Doerre received the senior award.

In boys lacrosse, Michael Swogger received the award for most goals scored while Austin Hite received the assists award. Together, the pair received the high points award.

Payton Warren was goalie of the year for his 124 saves and Stephon Wilson was named Face-Off King. Jordan Steele recorded the most ground balls and Forest Floyd was the “penalty king.”

In boys tennis, Jude Wilkey was named the team’s most valuable player this spring. Connor Chilton was tabbed as most improved and Neal MacDonald received the Chief award. West Harrell earned the Coach’s award and Buddy Hill received the Junior Varsity Chief Award.

From the softball program, Taylor McDowell was the offensive player of the year while Serrah Ballard was the defensive player of the year. Alexis McCormick was named most improved player and Regan Urbaniak received the Coach’s award. Sharing the Chief best all-around player honor were Emmalee Ballard and Cissy Doolittle.

The most valuable player in boys soccer this spring was Hamdane Aoudou while Connor Cabiness received the most improved player award. Greg Sander received the Chief award and Tanner Collins was the team’s scholar/athlete.

For girls soccer, Renea Urbaniak received the team’s scholar/athlete award. Earning Chief awards were Linsey Downey, Hadley Hudson and Eden Fowler. Cagney Kelshaw was named most improved and Taylor Monahan received the Coach’s award.

In track, Emily Barbosa and Allyiah Hemingway received the Chief award on the girls team. Earning Coach’s awards were Jenna Downey and Malaaysia Williams, while Summer Ratley earned the senior academic award.

On the boys side, Derion Conyers and Brandon Lawrence received the team’s Chief award while Lawrence also garnered the team’s academic award. Sharing Coach’s awards were Jenson Button and Brennan Michael.

Awards in baseball and boys golf were not made available at press time.



© 2017 High School Sports Report

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