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Ashley Hall athletes continue to rake in awards

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

 Charleston – The High School Sports Report will honor the state’s top performers from the 2018 fall sports campaign at its annual fall sports all-state awards banquet. Ashley Hall, as usual, will have several athletes and coaches recognized as some of the best in their respective sports.

The biggest honor to be presented to an Ashley Hall athlete will be the 2018 Miss Volleyball award for the entire state of South Carolina. That honor will go to senior Mattison Matthews, who helped lead the Panthers to the Class AAA SCISA state championship this fall.

Mattison completed her amazing career with 1,792 kills and 556 career blocks. She finished this past season with 648 kills. She signed to play college volleyball at Virginia.

Earning all-state honors for SCISA volleyball were Cameron Cox and Hampden Thomas. Sophomore setter Laughlin Murray was selected to the HSSR All-Rookie team, while veteran head coach Franny Slay was named the SCISA AAA Coach of the Year by the publication.

Mary Gastley was named the SCISA Statewide Girls Tennis Coach of the Year after leading her squad to the AAA state title. Rebecca Spratt was named the SCISA Statewide Player of the Year. Earning all-state recognition for girls tennis are Kayla Kirkland and Lorna Milani.

The all-state banquet will be held on Sunday, February 10th at the Seawell’s Restaurant in Columbia. The event will begin at 1 p.m. For ticket information contact the High School Sports Report at 1-800-489-0649.

The Ashley Hall athletic department recently held its own fall sports awards banquet. Matthews was named MVP of the team and Rivie Sykes was most improved player. Cox received the Coach’s award and Thomas received the impact award.

Jane Goldstein received the award for Best Record in girls tennis during the season while Kayla Kirkland was tabbed as Most Improved player. Rebecca Spratt received the Coach’s award.

The varsity cross country team, coached by Gail Bailey, posted a fifth-place finish in the SCISA AAA state meet in October. Brice Tibbals was named Most Valuable Runner for the season while Eliza Groat was Most Improved. Caroline Mathisen received the Coach’s award.

The swimming program posted a third-place finish in the SCISA AAA state meet. Kate McEvoy was named Most Valuable and Sullivan Dutton was Most Improved. Claire Hildebrand received the Coach’s award. Maggie Laney was the team’s head coach.

Also finishing third in the state tournament was the golf team. Raegan Propes was this year’s Most Valuable Player while Chloe Ross was the Most Improved player. Karlee Propes received the Coach’s award. Terese Dynjan and Jon Watkins served as the coaches for this year’s team.

 

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