CFCA presents awards to top athletes at spring sports banquet

by | May 25, 2022 | Articles, Cape Fear Christian Academy

Major award winners are pictured above. On the front row, from left, are Allie Wiggins (Middle School Female Athlete of the Year), Mariah Bell (Co-Female Athlete of the Year), Rhyleigh Horne (Female Scholar-Athlete) and Trey Tripp (Male Scholar-Athlete). On the back row are Rachel Thornton (Female Eagle Award), Eli Burns (Middle School Male Athlete of the Year), David Okropiridze (Male Athlete of the Year), Reid Miller (Male Eagle Award) and Abby Hobbs (Female Impact Award).
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Cape Fear Christian Academy held its spring sports athletic banquet on Monday, May 16, and also recognized top athletes for the 2021-22 school year.

Athletic director Al Myatt welcomed the gathering in the gym and headmaster Kevin Cloud gave the blessing. A meal was provided by the Booster Club.

Major awards went to David Okropiridze for Male Athlete of the Year and to Mariah Bell and Trinity Olive as Co-Female Athletes of the Year. Scholar-Athlete awards were presented to Trey Tripp for boys and Rhyleigh Horne for girls.

The Impact Awards, which go to first-year students, went to Tripp Selph for boys and Abby Hobbs for girls.

The service-based Eagle Awards, presented by the Booster Club, were given to Reid Miller for the boys by Beth Brocious and to Rachel Thornton for the girls by Chauntel Summers.

Middle school honors went to Eli Burns for Male Athlete of the Year and Allie Wiggins for Female Athlete of the Year. Scholastic honors went to Cade Godwin for the boys and Hayden Klinefelter for girls.

Cherry Devane, who is the director of the school’s annual Isaiah 40:31 Challenge, presented an award to Maggie Motschenbacher for walking 123 miles in 40 days.

Middle school girls soccer coach Mary Beth Young recognized Addie Stephens as Most Improved, Abby Taylor as Defensive Player of the Year and Gwynn Young as Offensive Player of the Year. The team was 5-3.

Varsity girls soccer coach Michael Breslin presented awards via video as he attended his daughter’s graduation at Minnesota. The Eagles finished third in the Sandhills Athletic Conference and Breslin was awarded league Coach of the Year honors. CFCA was 9-8 with a first-round win in the NCISAA playoffs.

All-conference honors went to Gracie Byrd, who had 34 goals, Ella John Dupree and Alexis Crumley. The Coach’s Award went to Rachel Thornton, Laney Trainer received the Most Improved honor and MVP honors went to Dupree.

The middle school baseball team won the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship and went 9-2 overall. Coach Bill Parrish presented the Co-Coaches Awards to Fisher Stancil and Alan Hinson, the Best Defensive Award to Conner Parrish, Best Offense to Eli Burns and MVP to Cason Pope.

CFCA went 10-7 overall in varsity baseball with a first-round win in the state playoffs. The Eagles were 5-2 in league play and finished second. All-conference honors went to Reid Miller, Deshawn Woods, Cole Godwin and Zeke Brock. Coach Andrew White presented the Big Stick Award for top average to Godwin. Barrett Raynor was Most Improved. The Coach’s Award went to David Okropiridze and MVP went to Trevor McLamb.

The Eagles restarted the boys golf program. Coach Mike Shook noted that the team score improved by 81 strokes during the season. Most Improved honors went to Wyatt Medlin, Gavin Harris received the Coach’s Award and Grayson Barefoot was MVP. Eighth-graders Selph and Michael Shook qualified for the regional at Beechwood Country Club.

The CFCA middle school softball team won the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament, finished 13-0 overall and outscored opponents, 229-10. Coach Craig Autry presented the Defensive Player of the Year to Kristina Kennedy, the MVP to Megan Harrold and the Coach’s Award to Karli Johnson.

In varsity softball, the Eagles were co-champions for the regular season in the Sandhills Athletic Conference, won the league tournament and captured the program’s eighth state championship. CFCA was 19-5 overall. Receiving all=-conference recognition were Bell, Cailee Ray, Claire Parker, Rhyleigh Horne, Kim Bordeaux and Harrold.

Awards presented by Coach Sterling Holmes included Co-Defensive Awards to Parker and Bordeaux, Co-MVPs to Bell and Ray and the Coach’s Award to Horne.

Maggie Motschenbacher received an award for walking 123 miles in the Isaiah 40:31 Challenge.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The CFCA middle school girls soccer team went 5-3 in 2022.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Major award winners in middle school girls soccer are, from left, Addie Stephens, Abby Taylor and Gwynn Young. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The varsity girls soccer team went 9-8 and won a playoff game.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Major award winners in varsity girls soccer are, from left. Rachel Thornton, Gracie Byrd, Alexis Crumley, Laney Trainer and Ella John Dupree. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The middle school baseball team won the Southeastern Conference regular-season title.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Middle school baseball award winners are Eli Burns, Cason Pope, Alan Hinson and Fisher Stancil. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The varsity baseball team went 10-7 overall, was second in the conference and won a playoff game.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Presented awards in varsity baseball were Trevor McLamb (kneeling) and, from left, (standing) Barrett Raynor, Cole Godwin, Reid Miller and David Okropiridze. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

CFCA restarted the boys golf program and the team showed improvement throughout the year.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Major award winners in boys golf are, from left, Michael Shook, Grayson Barefoot, Wyatt Medlin and Gavin Harris. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The middle school softball team went unbeaten and won the Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament championships. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Major award winners in middle school softball are, from left, Karli Johnson, Megan Harrold and Kristina Kennedy. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

The varsity softball team won conference championships and the NCISAA 1-A title.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

Major awards in varsity softball went to, from left, Kim Bordeaux, Cailee Ray, Rhyleigh Horne, Mariah Bell and Claire Parker. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Barbara Myatt)

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