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.
SWAC all-conference boys soccer
Player of the year: Will Tomlinson, Apex
Coach of the year: Kevin Todd, Apex
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
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