The Greater Neuse River Conference has announced its all-conference lists and player and coach of the year awards in all fall sports.
Clayton won conference titles in football, boys cross country and girls tennis. Cleveland won the girls cross country and boys soccer championships while West Johnston took home the crown in girls golf. The volleyball title was shared between Cleveland and Clayton, with Cleveland winning the GNRC tournament.
Player of the Year: Tyson Dew, Cleveland
Offensive Player of the Year: Devin Carter, Clayton
Defensive Player of the Year: Savion Jackson, Clayton
Co-Offensive Lineman of the Year: Mitchell Gray, West Johnston; Josh Latta, Clayton; Cameron Witmer, Cleveland
Defensive Linemen of the Year: Arik Harvey, South Johnston
Coach of the Year: Hunter Jenks, Clayton
Sportsmanship: West Johnston
Clayton: Mason Deal, Trevaun Richardson, Jared Cox, Macaleb Robertson, Isaac Duffy, Romeo Stancil, Ethan McCray, Bryce Graves, Andrew Souter. Cleveland: Jon Barnes, Joi Williams, Jamal Hampton, Jaquez Durham, Jaylen Vinson, Jonathan Kizner. South Johnston: Cody Lockamy, Hezekiah Bailey, Jawuan Smith, Harold Robinson, Colin Fite. East Wake: Malik Hankins, Daeveon Vick, Bishop Hill, Anthony Deloatch. West Johnston: Jawan Thorpe, Solomon Mitchell, Garrett Gurney. Smithfield-Selma: Tion Mickens, Yates Hamilton, Kavon Ward.
Sportsmanship: Clayton – Josh Collins. Cleveland – JaNathan Coward. East Wake – Jeremy Etheridge. Smithfield-Selma – Wade Jones. South Johnston – Michael Castro. West Johnston – Alex Choma.
Never miss a local story.
Offensive Player of the Year: Hunter Lee, Cleveland
Defensive Player of the Year: Dennis Andino, Clayton
Coach of the Year: John Asmussen, Clayton
Sportsmanship: South Johnston
All-conference: Cleveland: Bailey King, Austin Myrick, Marvin Garcia, Dominik Piatek, Jakob Seaman, Hunter Lee. Clayton: Keegan Mangiarcino, Jonathon Gustavo Escobar, Logan Eure, Thomas Ziegler, Dennis Andin. South Johnston: Brayden Kauppi, Kaven Barco, Israel Montoya. West Johnston: Remy Merkousko, Noah Lee, Zach Langness. Smithfield-Selma: Angel Guzman. East Wake: Christian Vega-Aguilar.
Sportsmanship: Clayton – Michael Ellison. Cleveland – Hunter Lee. East Wake – Eduardo Lopez. Smithfield-Selma – Alejandro Fabian. South Johnston – Bryan Martinez. West Johnston – Brody Hall.
Player of the Year: Taylor Thomas, Cleveland
Coach of the Year: Shelley Johnston, Cleveland
All-conference: Cleveland: Jenna Myer, Shalyn Turbyfill, Ashley Talbot, Taylor Thomas. Clayton: Maya Gray, McKenzie Moore, Riley Kerigan. West Johnston: Tessa Starkweather, Madison Greene. South Johnston: Lee Anna Hines. East Wake: Sequoia Edwards. Smithfield-Selma: Lillie Canaday.
Sportsmanship: Clayton – Maddie Music. Cleveland – Celeste Whiteaker. East Wake – Abbey Denton. Smithfield-Selma – Kathryn Jenkins. South Johnston – Kandis Adams. West Johnston – Lauren Hesse.
Boys Runner of the Year: Banks Evans, Clayton
Girls Runner of the Year: Haley Woolery, West Johnston
Boys Coach of the Year: Thomas Coughlin, Clayton
Girls Coach of the Year: Amy Pierce-Reas, Cleveland
Sportsmanship: East Wake (boys); South Johnston (girls)
Boys all-conference: 1. Banks Evans, Clayton; 2. Drew Topoly, Smithfield-Selma; 3. Julian Clark, West Johnston; 4. Blake Boyette, East Wake; 5. Thomas Johnson, Cleveland; 6. Zachary Clark, Cleveland; 7. Logan Salter, Clayton; 8. Izaiak Hernandez, West Johnston; 9. Richard Villafranco, West Johnston; 10. Estaban Cabaschego, Cleveland; Foster Evans, Clayton; Christian Davis, Cleveland; Eduardo Castellanos, East Wake; Christian Rodriquez, Smithfield-Selma; Cole Hill, South Johnston; Aaron Meshaw, West Johnston.
Boys sportsmanship: Clayton – Harrison Ennis. Cleveland – Lane Baldwin. East Wake – Cameron Rudder. Smithfield-Selma – Christopher Williams. South Johnston – Dalton Benson. West Johnston – Hayden Barefoot.
Girls all-conference: 1. Hayley Whoolery, West Johnston; 2. Jessica Cullins, Cleveland; 3. Jasmine Cullins, Cleveland; 4. Gwynn Reece, Smithfield-Selma; 5. Kacy Wiley, Cleveland; 6. Faith Raynor, Clayton; 7. Fabiola Martinez, West Johnston; 8. Willow Stone, Clayton; 9. Erica Burke, Clayton; 10. Grace Amigh, Clayton; Sydney Eure, Clayton; Michelle Cottle, Cleveland; Teresa Saavedra Flores, East Wake; Esther Gonzalez, South Johnston; Courtney Christ, West Johnston.
Girls sportsmanship: Clayton – Grace Amigh. Cleveland – Kacy Wiley. East Wake – Havyn Kurtz. South Johnston – Kyndal Woodard. West Johnston – Rebekah Roberts.
Player of the Year: Sarah Rose, Cleveland
Coach of the Year: Emily Parker, Cleveland
All-conference: Clayton: Crystal Amerson, Sydney Rushing, Hannah Riley. Cleveland: Abby Siegert, Sarah Rose, Aesha Ghandi. West Johnston: Jessica Reese, Carrington Mack. East Wake: Ebony Montague. Smithfield-Selma: Ruby Jaen. South Johnston: Emma Jernigan.
Sportsmanship: Clayton – Meredith Wood. Cleveland – Disha Ojha. West Johnston – Sarah Ford. East Wake – Gabby Buchannon. Smithfield-Selma – Olivia Price. South Johnston – Logan Blackmon.
Player of the Year: Grace Olmstead, West Johnston
Co-Coach of the Year: Jason Morris, Cleveland and Daniel Benson, South Johnston
All-conference: 1. Grace Olmstead, West Johnston; 2. Natalie Hill, Smithfield-Selma; 3. Margaret Ann Andrews East Wake; 4. Darby Reader, Cleveland; 5. Mackenzie Honeycutt, South Johnston; 6. Ainsley Underwood, West Johnston; 7. Janna Stephenson, West Johnston; 8. Taylor Hasick, Cleveland; 9. Ivey Hare, Cleveland.
Sportsmanship: Clayton – Elizabeth Dull. Cleveland – Taylor Hasick. East Wake – Margaret Ann Andrews. Smithfield-Selma – Isabella Lynard. South Johnston – Kendall Weaver. West Johnston – Ainsley Underwood.