The North Central Athletic has released its all-conference teams and coach and player of the year awards for the 2016-17 boys basketball, girls basketball, swimming and wrestling seasons. Awards were voted on by the league’s coaches.
Kestrel Heights, the 1A runner-up in boys basketball, won both top honors with coach Lennell Wallace and guard Javier Rogers. In girls basketball, 1A East runner-up Roxboro Community had Elana Ingram win player of the year while four shared coach of the year honors.
Voyager Academy’s Adam Cheifetz and Raleigh Charter’s Lilly Whalen were swimmers of the year. Franklin Academy coach Laura Funk was coach of the year.
Voyager Academy, the 1A East runner-up, is the only NCAC team with a wrestling team. It partners with Louisburg and Granville Central out of the Tar-Roanoke Conference to form a new conference. The Vikings’ Kyle Coward and R.J. Whitt shared wrestler of the year honors.
Coach of the Year: Lennell Wallace, Kestrel Heights.
Player of the Year: Javier Rogers, Kestrel Heights.
Sportsmanship Award: Roxboro Community, Voyager Academy, Kestrel Heights and Falls Lake Academy
Kestrel Heights: Javier Rogers, David Mangum, Jayvis Harvey, Marcotis Hall, Evan Mills.
Voyager Academy: Jordan Love, Jordan Beale, Blake Buchanan.
River Mill Academy: Malik Singletary, Quentin Buie, Nathan Upchurch.
Raleigh Charter: John Schuster, Jacob Schuster.
Roxboro Community: Te’Shon Clayton, Dylan Jones.
Research Triangle: J’Quan Deal.
Woods Charter: Fleet Morgan.
Falls Lake Academy: Nolan Brown.
East Wake Academy: Isaac Phillips.
Franklin Academy: Ethan Beaty.
Devon Ortiz, Kestrel Heights; Michael Boadu, Voyager Academy; Chase Elliott, Voyager Academy; Chase Mebane, River Mill Academy; Shannon Mebane, River Mill Academy; Noah Benjamin, Raleigh Charter; Ben Stroud, Raleigh Charter; Tajarell Wright-Young (Roxboro Community; Spencer Blalock, Roxboro Community; Zaire Stukes, Research Triangle; Beau Bryant, Research Triangle; Cameron McNeill, Woods Charter; Kevin Johnston, Woods Charter; Drew Fletcher, Falls Lake Academy; Caleb Cudak, Falls Lake Academy; Matt Streit, East Wake Academy; Sean Bennett, East Wake Academy; Trevor Rhors, Franklin Academy; Jackson Turner, Franklin Academy.
Co-Coach of the Year: Sherard Johnson, Voyager Academy; Geoff Huguely, Raleigh Charter; Jason Porter, Falls Lake Academy; Brian Cousin, Roxboro Community.
Player of the Year: Elana Ingram, Roxboro Community.
Sportsmanship Award: Falls Lake Academy.
Roxboro Community: Elana Ingram, Jasmine Wiggans, Brianna Henderson, Mya Johnson.
Raleigh Charter: Camryn McClure, Christina Whetzel, Madison Brna.
River Mill Academy: Mercedez King, Morgan Mebane, Nia Mebane.
Franklin Academy: Dara McCluskey, Emma Bailey.
Falls Lake Academy: Micki Maxson, Jansen McFalls.
Kestrel Heights: Monique Anthony.
Voyager Academy: Makenzie Allison.
Woods Charter: Rose Vaughan.
Research Triangle: Bryia Huskey.
Te’nisha Clayton, Roxboro Community; Emiley Foreman, Roxboro Community; Kana Parker, Raleigh Charter; Arpita Das, Raleigh Charter; Jenna Janicki, River Mill Academy; Haley Bradshaw, River Mill Academy; Brianna Bennett, Franklin Academy; Carlie Clift, Franklin Academy; Gabby Griffin, Falls Lake Academy; Morgan Oakley, Falls Lake Academy; Paris Brasier, Kestrel Heights; Zyonna Spaulding, Kestrel Heights; Carlise Nelson, Voyager Academy; Stacey Oxendine, Voyager Academy; Maggie Johnston, Woods Charter; Corinn Harrington, Woods Charter; Braxton Hamlin, Research Triangle; Alana Basden, Research Triangle; Sydney Brantley, East Wake Academy; Rachel Stacy, East Wake Academy.
Coach of the Year: Laura Funk, Franklin Academy.
Boys Swimmer of the Year: Adam Cheifetz, Voyager Academy.
Girls Swimmer of the Year: Lilly Whalen, Raleigh Charter.
Sportsmanship Award: Franklin Academy.
Raleigh Charter: girls 200 medley relay, Sydney Willis, Hannalee Ellison, Lilly Whalen, girls 200 free relay, Emma Peck, Sydney Parsons, girls 400 free relay, boys 200 medley relay, Allen Yuan, Matthew Congiusta, Jason Starbuck, Aravind Ganesan, Emerson Hershfield, boys 200 free relay, Isaac Hancock, boys 400 free relay.
River Mill Academy: Annie Carr.
Voyager Academy: Adam Cheifetz.
Co-Wrestler of the Year: Kyle Coward and R.J. Whitt, Voyager Academy.
Voyager Academy: Kyle Coward, R.J. Whitt, Loc’Quan Gibson, Wesley Sharpe, Jacari Deal, Jacobi Deal, Irving Montgomery, Caleb Futrell, Jordan Chwalik, Isaiah Bryant, John Paynter.