Millicent Blivin of Jordan and Cameron McNeill of Riverside, both of who were two-sport standouts at their respective schools, have been named winners of the Paul Williamson Award as the Piedmont Athletics Conference’s Student-Athletes of the Year.
The Williamson award is given annually to a male and female recognized by the PAC-6 for embodying fair play, cooperation, scholarship, leadership, competitive spirit, high moral character, determination and athletic ability.
Blivin was a three-letter-winner on Jordan’s women’s basketball team and an all-conference member of the Jordan’s women’s soccer team that won or shared the PAC-6 championship two of the last three years.
Blivin also played for the Triangle United Soccer Association’s Gold team that won a USYSA state championship.
Last week, Blivin also was announced as one of three recipients – along with Daria Selezneva (Riverside) and Jermani Elise (Clement Early College) – of a Tyreic E. Hemphill Memorial Scholarship. Each will receive $2,000 toward their college educations.
Hemphill was a Jordan High School student planning to study engineering and business at Howard University, but who died after a traffic accident last September.
Blivin has been accepted in North Carolina State University's Women in Science and Engineering honors program.
McNeil was an all-conference soccer and lacrosse player at Riverside.
“Cameron McNeill has been an all-conference caliber attackman for us,” Riverside lacrosse Glen Estacio said.
“He is a very hard worker and obviously has a high lacrosse IQ. He is a fierce competitor on the lacrosse field.”
In addition to his sports career, McNeil served this year as editor of the school newspaper at Riverside, “The Pirates Hook.”
“Cameron is a great student,” Riverside soccer coach Toppy Green said.
“He was a captain and a leader on the field, and he was an even better person. He is the type of player that you build your team around.”
– W.E. Warnock, DN Sports Editor