PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Hunter Norton, Greenbrier
COACH OF THE YEAR: Brian Killips, Evans
Position /Player /School /Class
GK /Jeff DuMond /Evans /Sr.
Note: Aggressive keeper came up huge in penalty-kick shootout that sent team to state quarterfinals
D /Tyler Sanders /Greenbrier /Sr.
Note: Leader of area's best defense helped Wolfpack to one-loss season
D /Reed Norton /Greenbrier /So.
Note: Stood out wherever he played: up top or in the back
D /Dalton Beckham /Lakeside /Sr.
Note: Many opposing coaches felt he was top defender in the area
M /Matt Hutchison /Lakeside /Sr.
Note: Region 3-AAAA Player of the Year had 16 assists
M /Joe Rizner /Evans /Sr.
Note: Area's best two-way player scored 21 times; at 6-foot-2, dangerous on set pieces
M /Brady Francis /South Aiken /Sr.
Note: Region player of year helped Thoroughbreds back to state finals
F /Steven Campbell /Lakeside /Sr.
Note: His 33 goals tied for the area lead and were two short of school record
F /Kelechi Erondu /Greenbrier /Sr.
Note: Led team with 18 goals and also had 14 assists
F /Ethan LaPan /Aquinas /Sr.
Note: Led team to state semifinals with 15 goals, 10 assists; will play at Georgia Southern
F /Jay Bieltz /Thomson /Sr.
Note: Overcame life-threatening injury to score 33 times; school's all-time leading scorer
Position /Player /School /Class
GK /Daniel Hull /Augusta Prep /Sr.
Note: School's all-time shutout leader (20) allowed only 15 goals as a senior
D /Aaron Harris /Westminster /Sr.
Note: Top defender scored six times from the back
D /Allen Grier /South Aiken /Sr.
Note: Captain of strong defense; will play at Newberry
D /Casper Farver /Greenbrier /Sr.
Note: Exchange student from Denmark toughed up an already rugged defense
M/D /Gabe Warner /Grovetown /Sr.
Note: Heart of team that made playoffs in first year; 29 goals, 20 assists
M /Bennett Yort /Augusta Prep /So.
Note: Played only 10 games because of injury but still scored nine times
M /Will Frei /Aiken /Jr.
Note: Played everywhere for Hornets and scored six times with seven assists
M /Richardo Dawood-Alliston /Richmond Academy /Sr.
Note: Four-year starter played numerous positions for Musketeers
M /Jhonny Zuniga /Silver Bluff /Sr.
Note: Led team with 27 goals and had 24 assists
F /William Wren /Evans /Sr.
Note: Scored 25 times despite not playing forward until seventh game
F /Travis Naylor /South Aiken /So.
Note: Had team-best 21 goals for state finalists
HONORABLE MENTION: Aiken: Jr. F Rudy Aldrete, So. D Sawyer Jackson. Aquinas: Sr. GK Garrett Pippin, So. F Matt Moses, Sr. M Daniel Leonard, Jr. M Matthew Leonard. Augusta Christian: Sr. M Scott Berry. Augusta Prep: Sr. M Morgan Kuhar, Sr. F Alex Levy. Barnwell: Jr. F Zack Zissette, Sr. D Brian Hutto. Evans: Sr. D Stephen Shugars. Greenbrier: Jr. F Matt Shank, Jr. D/M Thomas Hamilton, So. D Luke Waechter. Grovetown: Fr. F Joe Henry, Sr. GK Harrison Buredshaw. Lakeside: Jr. F Toren Thomas, Sr. D Justin Pitock, Jr. M Brennan Canada, Sr. D Michael Punch. Richmond Academy: Sr. F Connor Smith, So. GK Blanding Hite. Silver Bluff: Fr. M Pedro Zambrano, Jr. D Mark Flores, So. GK Aaron Frazier. South Aiken: Sr. D Jose Mireles, Jr. F Ronny Barnes, Jr. M Lee Quattlebaum. Thomson: Sr. D Dalton Harrington, Jr. D Mark Ricketson, Jr. M Justin Bettross. Westminster: Sr. F Will McCartney, Sr. M Michael Bone.