Cary News

Peterson named 4A coach of the year

Green Hope coach Bobby Peterson was named 4A girls’ soccer coach of the year by the N.C. Soccer Coaches Association on Sunday.

Peterson guided the Falcons to a 25-1 overall record, with the only loss coming in the state championship game. Green Hope is ranked No. 8 in the nation by ESPN.

It’s a Green Hope sweep for the award, as Andrew Chadwick of Green Hope won the boys’ 4A coach of the year earlier this year.

The NCSCA also handed out all-state teams for each classification. Cary Academy goalkeeper Sydney Branson, a Clemson recruit, was named to the private schools team.

Cardinal Gibbons placed three players on the 3A schools all-state team: Caitlyn Donovoan, Morgan Reid and Christina Gibbons. Making the 4A schools all-state team were Holly Springs’ Dominique Babbitt, Apex’s Paige Reckert and Green Hope’s Alexis Shaffer and Alexis Degler.