WEST JEFFERSON — The 2016 Fall Sports Awards Ceremony took place at Ashe County High School on Monday night. Several of the top athletes for each fall sport were given awards by their respective coaching staffs and also honored with their all-conference and honorable mention awards.
Fall sports award winners
Most Valuable – Morgan Church
Most Improved – Sarah Corley
Coach’s Award – Gracie Greene
Best Sportsmanship – Amber Miller
Most Valuable – Sarah Hardin
Most Improved – Alexis Howell
Best First Year – Bethany Bare
Best Net Play – Lauren Robinson
Most Improved – Jordan Lewis
Serving Ace – Marley Eller
Offensive MVP – Lynsey Aldridge
Defensive MVP – Jada McClure
Best Blocker – Mattie Joines
Most Improved – Rayna Blevins
Coaches Award – Molly Shelton
Women’s Cross Country
Most Valuable Runner – Mahaley Cronk
Most Improved – Malorie Eller
Rookie of the Year – Zoe Schell
Men’s Cross Country
Most Valuable Runner – Tafton Baker
Most Improved – Grady Rector
Coaches Award – Jake Shepherd
Rookie of the Year – David Roten
Coaches Award – Sophia Fernandez
Most Improved – Ashley Tilley
Most Spirited – Alex Faw
Most Improved – Jona Wemmitt
Most Spirited – Karrington Hamby
Team before Self – Shantell Murray
Coaches Award – Cassandra Cox
Best All Around – Mallorie McClure
Men’s JV Soccer
Most Valuable Offensive Player – Chris Luna
Most Valuable Defensive Player – Jason Durr
Most Improved Player – Andreas Ledezma
Men’s Varsity Soccer
Most Valuable Player – Noah Blevins
Best Offensive Player – Alec Roland
Best Defensive Player – Ben Brooks
Coaches Award – Curtis Barker
Most Improved Player – Noah Gouge
Most Valuable Player – Luke Hudler
Most Improved Player – Boen Crouse
Coaches Award – Lucas Worley
Most Valuable Player – Colin Ellis
Most Improved Player – Travis Dillard
Coaches Award – Simon Houck
Best Offensive Lineman – Ethan Shepherd
Best Defensive Lineman – Dylan Little
Best Offensive Back – Grant Thompson
Best Defensive Back – Sam Henson
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Varsity football: Simon Houck (Coaches Award), Ethan Shepherd (Best Offensive Lineman, honorable mention), Grant Thompson (Best Offensive Back, all-conference), Sam Henson (Best Defensive Back, all-conference), Dylan Little (Best Defensive Lineman), Tristen Jones (honorable mention), Colin Ellis (MVP, all-conference) and Jesse Kemp (honorable mention). Not pictured: Travis Dillard (Most Improved)
Varsity soccer: Curtis Barker (Coaches Award), Noah Blevins (MVP, all-conference), Noah Gouge (Most Improved), Ben Brooks (Best Defensive Player, honorable mention), Alec Roland (Best Offensive Player, all-conference), Daniel Lipscomb (all-conference), Caleb Key (all-conference), Josh Brettschneider (all-conference) and Rolando Olvera (honorable mention).
Varsity volleyball: Lynsey Aldridge (Offensive MVP, all-conference), Rayna Blevins (Most Improved), Mattie Joines (Best Blocker, honorable mention), Jada McClure (Defensive MVP, honorable mention) and Molly Shelton (Coaches Award).
Varsity cheerleaders: Jona Wemmitt (Most Improved), Shantell Murray (Team Before Self), Mallorie McClure (Best All Around), Cassandra Cox (Coaches Award) and Karrington Hamby (Most Spirited).
Men’s cross country: Grady Rector (Most Improved), Terek Ashley (all-conference), Jake Shepherd (Coaches Award, all-conference), Tafton Baker (Most Valuable Runner, all-conference) and David Roten (Rookie of the Year, all-conference).
Women’s cross country: Mahaley Cronk (Most Valuable Runner, all-conference), Zoe Schell (Rookie of the Year, all-conference), Olivia Randolph (all-conference), Madison Warner (all-conference) and Malorie Eller (Most Improved).
Women’s golf: Bethany Bare (Best First Year), Sarah Hardin (MVP, MVAC Player of the Year, all-conference) and Alexis Howell (Most Improved).
Women’s tennis: MacKenzie Woods (all-conference), Sarah Corley (Most Improved), Gracie Greene (Coach’s Award), Kaylie Fernandez (all-conference), Morgan Church (MVP, all-conference), Amber Miller (Best Sportsmanship, all-conference), Caroline Current (all-conference) and Anna Corley (all-conference).
JV football: Boen Crouse (Most Improved), Lucas Worley (Coaches Award) and Luke Hudler (MVP).
JV soccer: Jason Durr (Defensive MVP), Chris Luna (Offensive MVP) and Andreas Ledezma (Most Improved).
JV volleyball: Marley Eller (Serving Ace), Lauren Robinson (Best Net Play) and Jordan Lewis (Most Improved).
JV cheerleaders: Ashley Tilley (Most Improved), Sophia Fernandez (Coaches Award) and Alex Faw (Most Spirited).