WEST JEFFERSON — The annual Fall Sports Awards ceremony took place at Ashe County High School on Monday to recognize the top athletes of the season.
Overall it was a very successful sports season with conference championships going to the golf, tennis and men’s cross country teams as well as a second place finish for varsity football and third place finishes for women’s cross country and varsity soccer.
Most Valuable – Keely Caddell
Most Improved – Amber Miller
Coach’s Award – Callie Powell
Best Sportsmanship – Anna Corley
Best Sportsmanship – Callie Powell
Most Valuable – Sarah Hardin
Most Improved – Madison Osborne
Best First Year – Katie Orr
Rookie of the Year – Cori Richardson
Most Improved – Marley Eller
Coaches Award – Emma Shepherd
Most Valuable – Lynsey Aldridge
Most Strategic Player – Abby Miller
Best Offensive Player – Haley Phipps
Coaches Award – Corrine Jones
Coaches Award – Lyndsi Goodman
Women’s Cross Country
Most Valuable – Madison Warner
Most Improved – Kirby Rucker
Coaches Award – Vanessa Guijosa
Rookie of the Year – Olivia Randolph
Men’s Cross Country
Most Valuable – Andrew Tedder
Most Improved – Riley Richardson
Coaches Award – Billy Reyna
Rookie of the Year – Victor Melo
Men’s JV Soccer
Best Offense – Alec Roland
Best Defense – Jose Olvera
Coach’s Award – Carson Keys
Best All Around – Sierra Adams
Most Improved – Sophia Fernandez
Most Spirited – Olivia Shepherd
Most Improved – Jada Nichols
Most Spirited – Shantell Murray
Team Before Self – Samantha Johnson
Coaches Award – Taylor Hinrichs
Best All Around – Katelyn Cox
Men’s Varsity Soccer
Most Valuable – Chance Hutchens
Best Offense – Victor Melo
Best Defense – Dante Shuler
Coach’s Award – Adrian Winterton
Heart and Hustle – Ethan Lewis
Most Improved Player – James Cooper
Coaches Award – Ben Graybeal
Coaches Award – Terek Ashley
Most Improved Player – Colton Miller
Coaches Award – John Reavis
Best Offensive Lineman – Kendall Richardson
Best Defensive Lineman – Alex Richardson
Best Offensive Back – Maison McNeill
Best Defensive Back – Ben Brown
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Women’s golf awards, left to right: Madison Osborne (Most Improved, honorable mention), Katie Orr (Best First Year) and Sarah Hardin (MVP, all-conference, MVAC Player of the Year).
Varsity football awards, left to right: Colton Miller (Most Improved), John Reavis (Coaches Award), Judd Price (all-conference), Maison McNeill (all-conference, Best Offensive Back), Colin Ellis (all-conference), Alex Richardson (all-conference, Best Defensive Lineman), Tristen Jones (all-conference), Luis Ramos (all-conference), Garrett Miller (honorable mention), Kendall Richardson (Best Offensive Lineman) and Ben Brown (Best Defensive Back).
Men’s soccer awards, left to right: Adrian Winterton (Coaches Award), Ethan Lewis (Heart and Hustle), Dante Shuler (all-region, all-conference, Best Defensive Player), Chance Hutchens (MVP, all-conference), Kendall Wagner (all-region, all-conference), Alec Roland (JV Best Offensive) and Victor Melo (all-region, all-conference, Best Offensive Player). Not pictured: Jose Olvera (JV Best Defensive) and Carson Keys (JV Coaches Award).
Women’s tennis awards, left to right: Morgan Church (all-conference, Most Doubles Wins), Amber Miller (Most Improved), Caroline Current (all-conference, Most Doubles Wins), Callie Powell (all-conference, Coach’s Award, Best Sportsmanship), Anna Corley (all-conference, Most Singles Wins, Best Sportsmanship), Josie Cooper (Most Singles Wins, all-conference) and Keely Caddell (all-conference, MVP)
Cross Country awards, left to right: Madison Warner (MVP, MVAC Champion, all-conference), Margot Mattix (honorable mention), Riley Richardson (all-conference, Most Improved), Constance Mattix (all-conference), Victor Melo (all-conference, Rookie of the Year), Kirby Rucker (Most Improved), Gareth Berry (all-conference), Olivia Randolph (all-conference, Rookie of the Year) and Andrew Tedder (all-conference, MVP). Not pictured: Vanessa Guijosa (Coaches Award) and Billy Reyna (Coaches Award).
Varsity volleyball awards, left to right: Abby Miller (honorable mention, Most Strategic Player), Corrine Jones (Coaches Award), Haley Phipps (honorable mention, Best Offensive Player), Lyndsi Goodman (Coaches Award) and Lynsey Aldridge (all-conference, MVP).
Varsity cheerleading awards, left to right: Taylor Hinrichs (Coaches Award), Shantell Murray (Most Spirited), Katelyn Cox (Best All Around), Samantha Johnson (Team Before Self) and Jada Nichols (Most Improved).