ALL-NORTHWESTERN 3A-4A: Spartans lead selections in baseball, girls soccer

Published Thursday, May 17th, 2018

After winning a regular season baseball title and sharing the girls’ soccer title, South Caldwell High gained five of the six awards in those sports in All-Northwestern 3A-4A voting.

The conference’s head coaches voted Owen Foxx of the Spartans the Player of the Year, teammate Trent Black the Pitcher of the Year and South Caldwell head coach Jeff Parham as Coach of the Year.

South Caldwell’s girls tied Hickory and Watauga for the league’s regular season soccer title, and the league’s Player of the Year is the Spartans’ Maggie Hall, Defensive Player of the Year is Mackenzie Starnes of South Caldwell and Elliott Bridges of the Spartans was named Coach of the Year.

The Offensive Player of the Year went to Ayden Vaughan of Hickory.

South Caldwell, which finished 13-1 in the league and two games in front of second-place Alexander Central, led the All-Northwestern 3A-4A baseball picks with 10.

The Spartans had 10 all-league soccer players, Hickory had nine and Watauga had eight after each of those teams went 12-2-0 in conference play.


(as voted on by league head coaches)



Player of the Year: Owen Foxx, S. Caldwell

Pitcher of the Year: Trent Black, S. Caldwell

Coach of the Year: Jeff Parham, S. Caldwell


Alexander Central: Josh Jacobs, Bryon Younts, Josh Lafone, Justin Cook, Daniel Dessecker, Zach Hammer, Nate Moretz

Freedom: Lyle Holland, T.J. Twitty, Michael Logan

Hickory: Pierson Hanvey, Macory Mitchell, Bryce Stober

St. Stephens: Owen Vansickle, Justin Bullock, J.D. Everett, Matt Walker, Cole Chapman

McDowell: Kell Smith, Sydney Pike, Ryan Murdock

S. Caldwell: Austin Blevins, Daniel Dye, Clay Canale, Kenin Anderson, Curtis Masssagee, Jackson Brown, Austin Raynor, Owen Foxx, Trent Black.

Watauga: Jonathan McClannon

W. Caldwell: Cy Smith


Player of the Year: Maggie Hall, S. Caldwell

Offensive Player of the Year: Ayden Vaughan, Hickory

Defensive Player of the Year: Mackenzie Starnes, S. Caldwell

Coach of the Year: Elliott Bridges, S. Caldwell


Alexander Central: Marissa Brown, Sierra Jowers, Evalina Rivera

Freedom: Riley Carswell

Hickory: Jess LaFrancis, Lauren Hayes, Ayden Vaughan, Sara Harding, Amy Herfurth, Kara Byrd, Celeste Land, Brooke Rowland, Caroline Moore

St. Stephens: Natalia Alverez, Caroline Beane

McDowell: Leila Bragg

S. Caldwell: Maggie Hall, Caroline Burch, Mackenzie Starnes, Taylor Austin, Payton Kale, Morgan Mitchum, Jose van de Klashorst, Tanner Harrison, Krissa Watson, Gracie Bowman

Watauga: Cailey Haas, Jo Hill, Emma Kate Sevensky, Mary Louise Sprague, Lily Suyao, Emma Schneider, Bailey Whitehead-Price, Brianna Davidson

W. Caldwell: Elizabeth Pisano

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