Cape Fear Christian Academy celebrated conference championships in varsity girls tennis, junior varsity volleyball and middle school volleyball at its fall sports athletic banquet in the gym on Thursday night.
Reyna Johnson was named all-state in varsity volleyball for the Eagles. The varsity volleyball team tied for second in the Sandhills Athletic Conference in the regular season, going 7-3 in league play. CFCA was 12-10 overall, reaching the second round of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association 1-A tournament. Johnson led the team in kills with 132 and in service aces with 51.
The gathering enjoyed tacos provided by Shane and Chauntel Summers of the CFCA Booster Club before the awards presentations. Headmaster Karen Parker delivered the blessing.
Cross country was first on the program so the runners could leave for Charlotte and the NCISAA meet Friday morning. Chloe Bowden was named Best Newcomer for the girls, Trinity Olive won the Coach’s Award and Ruby George was MVP.
Ruby George made All-Sandhills Athletic Conference in girls cross country for the second straight year.
In boys cross country, coach Shannon George announced that the Best Newcomer was Gabe Motschenbacher, the Coach’s Award winner was Landon Alphin and Trey Tripp was MVP.
Varsity boys soccer coach Michael Breslin presented awards to Sam Medlin (Most Improved), Thomas Yoo (Coach’s Award) and Jeremyah McWilliams (MVP). Jackson Breslin and Dolan Adams were All-SAC in soccer.
In girls tennis, Ella John Dupree won the Top Seed Award, Anna Jackson was Most Improved and Karson Hamilton received the Coach’s Award. All-SAC plaques went to Dupree, Madeline Brocious and Anna Jackson.
Coach Brittany Ter Meer presented varsity volleyball awards to Johnson (MVP), Zykia Matthews (Most Improved), Anslee McLamb (Co-Sportsmanship) and Kristen Bass (Co-Sportsmanship). Johnson, McLamb and Claire Parker made all-conference. Parker was MVP for the JV volleyball team that went 12-0 and won the SAC regular-season and tournament championships. Gabbi Chiodo was Most Improved and Meredith Taylor won the Sportsmanship Award.
Middle school volleyball has gone 60-7 over the last three seasons, said coach Lolita Tripp, including 22-0 in 2019 with the Southeastern Middle School Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament championships. Harmony Horne won the Newcomer Award, Dupree got the Coach’s Award, Brocious was named Super Setter and Aubree Bass was named MVP.
Athletic director Al Myatt provided the closing as the Eagles transition to winter sports. Monday is the first day of basketball practice.