Collins, Carson named baseball players of the year
The 2013 edition of the All District Baseball team has a decided youth flavor. In fact only a single senior made the first team assuring next year will even more quality players from the Northern Neck which has long been a big factor in state level play.
Regular season district champion Rappahannock placed four players in five slots on the district’s first team. Headed by sophomore Eamonn Collins who was picked as a first team pitcher and the all star utility player, the Raiders also had senior Will Hoover at catcher, junior Mitchell Hale at first base and junior Marquise Lanier in the out field.
Rappahannock’s Larry Barker was selected as the Division 1 Coach of the Year. Collins was selected as the Division 1 Player of the Year. The Division 2 honors went to Essex’s Kinston Carson.
Essex was also well represented with three first team selections. Sophomore pitcher Kinston Carson and also in the outfield. He was joined by fellow sophomore Sterling Hammond at second base. The Colonial Beach Drifters gained two first team honors in sophomores Kamron Smith at third and Nick Graves at short stop. The Northumberland Indians received one first place selection in junior Brandon Walker as the designated hitter. Lancaster also had a single selection in junior Demetrick Lee. Essex Coach Tim Beamer was picked as the Division 2 Coach of the Year.
The second team has Northumberland senior Zack Newman and W&L senior Carrington Balderson as pitchers. Lancaster senior Kedrick Lee at catcher, Northumberland sophomore Jack Jett at first, Lancaster senior William Abbott at second, Rappahannock senior Dylan Dunn at third and Northumberland junior Matthew Harris at short. In the outfield on the second unit are Essex junior Dre Baylor, Northumberland senior Jonathan Hinton and Colonial Beach senior Sidney Horton. Rappahannock freshman Devin Sisson is the designated hitter; Lancaster senior Colton Hayden the utility player.
The Indians placed several members on the Northern Neck District’s All Academic team. Players selected must have a 3.4 GPA or better. Making the all academic were Hunter Bayse, Matthew Harris, Jack Jett, Justin Lewis, Blake Walker and Brandon Walker.
Glass, Clark receive softball top honors
Anyone who is familiar with the Northern Neck District softball scene this year knows it was the “Year of the Pitcher.” Several no hitters were thrown and when they weren’t, it was a pitcher’s duel for many of the other games. That showed in this year’s All Northern Neck District first team softball selections.
Four pitchers received the votes to be selected as first team members. These were Rappahannock’s Carlie Clark and Hallie Berger, Northumberland’s Mary Kathryn Hall and Lancaster’s Brooke Hudnall. Washington & Lee’s (W&L) Tori Swann is the 2013 catcher. The infield is made up of Taylor Childress (Northumberland), Taylor Glass (Essex), Brandi Mulvena (Rappahannock) and Savannah Wood (Essex).
In the 2013 first team outfield are Rappahannock’s Kelsey Berhaltler, Essex’s Emily Broache, Lancaster’s Casey Clarke, and Northumberland’s Jessie Rew. Essex’s Brittany Owens is this year’s designated player.
Carlie Clark is the Division 1 player of the Year. Taylor Glass is the Division 2 Player of the Year. This year’s second team has the following; pitchers Karley Inscoe (Colonial Beach) and Alexis Packett (Essex) with Connor Hailsip (Northumberland) and Emily Parks (Colonial Beach) at catcher. In the infield; Rachel Berger (Rappahannock), Amber Cutting (Lancaster), Becky Jones (Essex), Victoria Minor (W&L), Deniya Newman (Colonial Beach), and Kaci Payne (Northumberland). In the outfield are Kallie Carson (Essex), Amanda Headley (Rappahannock), July Traylor (Northumberland) and Haley Balderson (W&L).
All academic honors for the Indians went to Beth Clegg, Katie Crowther, Mary Kathryn Hall, Sarah Haynie, Julie King, Kaci Payne, Holly Sanford, Lauren Self, July Traylor, and Micaela Wilson. They maintained a 3.4 grade point average during the season.
Sudduth, Ochoa receive top honors
The Northern Neck Boys Soccer All District Team
All District First Team
Juan Ochoa (POY) 11 W&L 12 FWD
Luis Chipres 13 W&L 10 FWD
Tirso Azurman 10 W&L 9 FWD
Jose Chipres 8 W&L 12 MID
Alex Lane 2 W&L 11 MID
David Medina 11 Essex 11 MID
Robert Watkins 0 Essex 12 MID/ C
Patrick Martin 1 Essex 12 F
Jason Compton K Essex 12 Keeper
Aaron Rock 13 RAPP 12 FWD
Brian Moody 12 LANC 12 FWD
All District First Team
Camden Hilton 3 Essex 10 MID/ D
Evan Robertson 9 Essex 12 D / Sweeper
D.J. Ashlock 23 Essex 11 MID / D
Camden Thomas 48 Essex 10 MID
Ryan Taylor K W&L 11 Keeper
Lashaad Hopewell 5 W&L 12 DEF
Jay Jims 21 W&L 11 DEF
Brandon Gibbs 10 RAPP 12 MID / C
Brandon Harcum 3 RAPP 12 DEF
Fabian Lopez 9 RAPP 11 DEF / MID
Weston Schomer 11 LANC 11 DEF
Coach of the Year – RJ Sudduth
Player of the Year – Juan Ochoa
Daiger, Fridenstine earn top honors
2013 All-Northern Neck District Girls Soccer
6 Megan Daiger WL For Sr POY
8 Bridgette McLaughlin Nor For Jr
12 Ember Dispirito Ess For Jr
2 Andi Mayer Lan For Sr
G Genevie Boarman Nor Goalie Jr
6 Rachel McMahon Ess For So
6 Summer Newsome Nor Mid Sr
19 India Equiguren Nor For Jr
10 Tamara Tate WL Mid Sr
9 Kate French Ess Def Jr
18 Alexandra Pitman Nor Def Jr
Mark Fridenstine Nor Coach of the Year
7 Lidia Cardenas WL Mid Sr
14 Laura Betz Ess Mid Jr
4 Nell Carter Lan Def Sr
13 Victoria Compton Ess Def Jr
G Brittany Payne WL Goalie Sr
7 Emily Sprague Nor Mid Jr
9 Maria Alvarez WL Def Sr
3 Lizett Barajas WL For Sr
5 Ashley Cullingsworth Ess Mid Jr
8 Carli Hanback Lan Def Jr
17 Laura Mangano Nor Mid Jr
2 Mary Thompson WL Def Jr