ROWLAND — On the heels of its first undefeated conference record and first conference championship, South Robeson High School hauled in a bevy of hardware when the All-Three Rivers Conference volleyball teams were announced last weekend.
The Lady Mustangs’ Ahlea Dickens was named Player of the Year while head coach Donnie Carter, who led South Robeson to a 15-4 overall record and 10-0 Three Rivers mark, was named Coach of the Year.
Joining Dickens on the Three Rivers’ 11-member first team were teammates Virginiya McCormick and Savanna Hunt.
Other county players receiving first-team nods were Fairmont’s Christa Thorndyke and Brittany Seals, St. Pauls’ Andrea Tyler and Coronda Glover and Red Springs’ Shantana Norris.
Named to the all-conference second team were South Robeson’s Jackie Hunt, Illiyah White-Bennet and Rachel Harris; Fairmont’s Anasia Evans and China Smith; St. Pauls’ Kristen Locklear and Tamara Glover; and Red Springs’ Brenicia McNeill.
South Robeson and Fairmont made the league’s deepest state playoff pushes with exits in the second round. Fairmont finished second in the Three Rivers with an 8-2 record.
Red Devils sweep soccer awards
RED SPRINGS — Red Springs’ Raul Dominguez was named Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year and Red Devils coach Greg Potter was named Coach of the Year when the all-conference soccer teams were announced last weekend.
Red Springs represented five of the 12 slots on the first team, as Dominguez was joined on the squad by teammates Erick Reyes, Joel Valladarez, Nicholas Avila-Chaydez and James Martinez.
Earning second-team nods were the Red Devils’ Cesar Banegas, Luis Reyes, Christian Valladarez, Miguel Tellez and Javier Lopez-Tapia.
Red Springs took first in the three-team Three Rivers with a 4-0 record, coinciding with a 16-5-1 overall mark. The Red Devils’ season came to a close last Wednesday in the third round of the NCHSAA playoffs with a 2-1 loss to Wallace Rose-Hill.