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BA banquet honors athletes

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / The Brookhaven Academy football team was honored during the school's Monday night athletic banquet. Players receiving special awards were (seated, from left) Madison Smith, All-District; Ross Felder, KDMC Golden Helmet, All-District; William King, All-District; Jon Taylor Cline, All-District; Connor Griffin, Cougar Award, All-District; (standing) Price King, All-District; Zach Carr, All-District; Kyle Cupit, All-District; Fisher Warren, Coaches Award, All-District; Roger Rushing, Most Outstanding Lineman, All-District; Carter Culbertson, Most Versatile, All-District.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / The Brookhaven Academy football team was honored during the school’s Monday night athletic banquet. Players receiving special awards were (seated, from left) Madison Smith, All-District; Ross Felder, KDMC Golden Helmet, All-District; William King, All-District; Jon Taylor Cline, All-District; Connor Griffin, Cougar Award, All-District; (standing) Price King, All-District; Zach Carr, All-District; Kyle Cupit, All-District; Fisher Warren, Coaches Award, All-District; Roger Rushing, Most Outstanding Lineman, All-District; Carter Culbertson, Most Versatile, All-District.

Brookhaven Academy honored its football, girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball, softball, baseball, cheerleader, golf, track and field, archery, tennis, girls’ soccer and boys’ soccer teams with a banquet Monday night.

Seniors Carter Culbertson and Whitney Moak were presented with the Cougar Leadership Award. Culbertson earned the Most Versatile award in football, Most Valuable Defensive Player Award and Mr. Hustle in baseball. Moak was recognized as the tennis Most Valuable Player.

In football, Ross Felder received the KDMC Golden Helmet Award. Roger Rushing was recognized as the Most Outstanding Lineman. Connor Griffin earned the Cougar Award. Fisher Warren received the Coaches Award.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Academy seniors (from left) Carter Culbertson and Whitney Moak received Cougar Leadership award honors in Monday's athletic banquet.

Daily Leader / Marty Albright / Brookhaven Academy seniors (from left) Carter Culbertson and Whitney Moak received Cougar Leadership award honors in Monday’s athletic banquet.

Allie Summers won the Most Valuable Award in fastpitch softball. She also earned MAIS All-District honors and was selected to the MAIS AAA-AAAA All-Star team. Anna Grace Covington was chosen as the Best Defensive Player.

In girls’ basketball, Anna Michael Smith received the Most Valuable Player honor. Sissy Byrd earned the Offensive Player of the Year award. Sophie Wilson was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.

In boys’ basketball, Austin Smith was recognized as the Most Valuable Player. Ross Felder received the Defensive Player of the Year award and Ethan Nations was selected as the Offensive Player of the Year.

In soccer, Nic Cizner was named as the Best Offensive Player and Zach Carr as the Best Defensive Player. Bryce White received the Most Valuable Player honor in boys’ soccer. Julianna Mills was selected as the Most Valuable Player and Madalyn Oglesby received the Best Defensive Player honors in girls’ soccer.

Dylan Winborne was recognized as the boys’ Most Valuable player in tennis. Madison Smith received the Offensive Most Valuable Player honor. Fisher Warren won the Cougar Award in baseball. In Track and Field, Kailyn Jordan was selected as the Most Valuable runner and Connor Griffin as the boys’ Most Valuable Runner.

Other prestige honors went to Timmy Lin and Kaitlyn Beal in archery as the top shooters. Luke Jackson received the Top Golfer Award.

Dr. Ed Moak served as the banquet’s speaker and welcomed the large crowd to the special event that was held in the extended facilities of John R. Gray Gymnasium.

Moak closed the ceremony, thanking the athletes, coaches and families for the wonderful year they had at Brookhaven Academy in 2016.

Brookhaven Academy Awards Banquet 

ARCHERY

Top Female Shooter:  Kaitlyn Beal.  Top Male Shooter:  Timmy Lin.  Most Improved Shooter:  Brianna Anderson.

GOLF

Top Golfer:  Luke Jackson.

TENNIS

Most Valuable Boy: Dylan Winborne. Most Valuable Girl:  Whitney Moak. Cougar Awards:  Macey Lea, Gray Anding. Rookie of the Year: Roger Rushing. Hustle Award:  Zach Carr.

CHEERLEADERS

 Senior Class:  Whitney Moak, Leah Case.

TRACK AND FIELD 

Cougar Award:  Madalyn Brock. Coaches Award: Kaitlyn Van Norman. Moat Valuable Girl Runner:  Kailyn Jordan. Moat Valuable Boy Runner: Connor Griffin.  Top Field Event:  Cameron Watson.

GIRLS SOCCER 

Most Valuable Player Award: Julianna Mills.  Defensive Award: Madalyn Oglesby.  Cougar Award:  Harley Smith. Coaches Award:  McKinnley Evans.  Most Improved Player:  Maggie Sandford.

BOYS SOCCER

Most Valuable Defensive Player:  Zach Carr. Most Valuable Offensive Player: Nic Cizner. Most Valuable Player: Bryce White. Cougar Award:  Trent Cannon. Coaches Award:  Jon Taylor Cline. Golden Boot Award:  Grayson Devito. MAIS All-Division: Bryce White, Zach Carr, Nic Cizner. MAIS All-Star: Bryce White.

SOFTBALL 

Most Valuable Player:  Allie Summers. Heart of a Champ:  Madi Smith Coaches Award: Elizabeth Case, Olivia Lewis. Lady Cougars Leadership:  Alex Rae Smith. Highest Batting Average: Allison Livingston. Best Defensive Award: Anna Grace Covington. Rookie of the Year:  Abeni Fuller. All-District: Allie Summers, Allison Livingston, Alex Rae Smith, Anna Grace Covington, Kailyn Jordan, Cameron Watson. MAIS All-Star Award:  Allie Summers.

BASEBALL

Offensive MVP: Madison Smith. Defensive MVP:  Carter Culbertson. Mr. Hustle:  Carter Culbertson. Cougar Award:  Fisher Warren.  All District:  Carter Culbertson, Madison Smith, Fisher Warren, Taylor Freeny, William King.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Player: Anna Michael Smith. Offensive Player of the Year: Sissy Byrd. Defensive Player of the Year:  Sophie Smith. Most Improved Player:Kailyn Jordan. Cougar Award: Bailey Stewart. Coaches Award:  Edie Riley. Senior Leadership Award: Leah Case. All-District:  Anna Michael Smith, Sissy Byrd, Sophie Wilson, Kailyn Jordan, Edie Riley.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Most Valuable Player:  Austin Smith.  Offensive Player of the Year: Ethan Nations. Defensive Player of the Year:  Ross Felder. Most Improved Player: Dylan Winborne. Cougar Award:  Colton Watson. Coaches Award: Luke Jackson. Senior Leadership Award:  Hunter Griffith.  All-District:  Austin Smith, Ross Felder, Ethan Nations, Dylan Winborne, Luke Jackson.

FOOTBALL

Coaches Award: Fisher Warren.  Cougar Award: Connor Griffin. Most Versatile: Carter Culbertson. Most Outstanding Lineman:  Roger Ruahing. KDMC Golden Helmet: Ross Felder. All-District:  Roger Rushing, Ross Felder, Carter Culbertson, Fisher Warren, Price King, William King, Jon Taylor Cline, Madison Smith, Zach Carr, Grant James, Connor Griffin, Kyle Cupit.

SPECIAL HONORS

Cougar Leadership Award: Carter Culbertson, Whitney Moak.