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Southwest Wake Athletic all-conference boys soccer team, 2015

Apex’s Will Tomlinson (9) and Holly Springs' Brent Mahasi (19) vie for the ball during the boys soccer game in Holly Springs on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
Apex’s Will Tomlinson (9) and Holly Springs' Brent Mahasi (19) vie for the ball during the boys soccer game in Holly Springs on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. newsobserver.com

The Southwest Wake Athletic Conference champion Apex Cougars took home top honors as voted on by the league’s nine boy soccer coaches.

Apex’s Kevin Todd was voted coach of the year while forward Will Tomlinson, a senior, was player of the year. Tomlinson, a forward, scored 30 goals and has six assists for the 21-2-1 (15-1 SWAC) Cougars.

In all, the Cougars placed senior goalkeeper Corey Vodicka on the first team. Seniors Patrick Bailey (seven goals, three assists) and Cole Pena (eight goals, seven assists) and junior defender Thomas Zygmuntowicz made the second team.

Green Hope (16-5-3, 12-3-1), the SWAC runner-up, placed three on the first team – juniors Parker Washburn and Zach Curtis and sophomore Griffin Brookshire – and sophomore Camden Holbrook on the second team. The Falcons will graduate just three seniors.

Middle Creek (18-6, 12-4), which set a school record for wins, saw junior Chris Wallace (17 goals, 13 assists) and senior Tyler Conrad (14 goals, four assiss) make the first team. Senior Colin Frie (11 goals, eight assists) made the second team along with junior goalkeeper Cameron Cornwell.

Holly Springs (13-6-3, 10-5-1) had three seniors make the all-conference teams. Defender Eddie Zuniga and forward Jonah Mulligan (20 goals, five assists) made the first team and defender Josh Nordeloos made the second team.

Finishing tied for fifth in the SWAC, Panther Creek (8-10-2, 7-9) had senior Pridhvi Gadiraju on the first team. Leading scorers Parker Cross (16 goals, three assists) and Archie Filliter (nine goals, 15 assists) were on the second team.

Cary (10-12, 7-9) juniors Logan Griffin (13 goals, five assists) and Quinn Dunphy (three goals, 13 assists) were on the first and second team, respectively

Athens Drive (8-10, 6-10) had senior Michael Flecker (10 goals, six assists) on the first team and juniors Brice Moltzon (11 goals, six assists) and Pa-lieu Ann on the second team.

Eighth-place Fuquay-Varina (4-17, 2-14) did not have an all-conference player.

Apex Friendship (0-21, 0-16) landed sophomore midfielder Ulisses Sanchez on the second team.

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SWAC all-conference boys soccer

Player of the year: Will Tomlinson, Apex

Coach of the year: Kevin Todd, Apex

First team

Will Tomlinson, senior, Apex

Corey Vodicka, senior Apex

Zach Curtis, junior, Green Hope

Parker Washburn, junior, Green Hope

Griffin Brookshire, sophomore, Green Hope

Chris Wallace, junior, Middle Creek

Tyler Conrad, senior, Middle Creek

Eddie Zuniga, senior, Holly Springs

Jonah Mulligan, senior, Holly Springs

Pridhvi Gadiraju, senior, Panther Creek

Logan Griffin, junior, Cary

Michael Flecker, senior, Athens Drive

Second team

Patrick Bailey, senior, Apex

Cole Pena, senior, Apex

Thomas Zygmuntowicz, junior, Apex

Camden Holbrook, sophomore, Green Hope

Cameron Cornwell, junior, Middle Creek

Colin Frie, senior, Middle Creek

Josh Noordeloos, senior, Holly Springs

Archie Filliter, junior, Panther Creek

Parker Cross, sophomore, Panther Creek

Quinn Dunphy, junior, Cary

Brice Moltzon, junior, Athens Drive

Pa-lieu Ann, junior, Athens Drive

Ulises Sanchez, sophomore, Apex Friendship