Five Cape Fear Christian athletes have made 1-A All-State for the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association.
Their recognition was a highlight as CFCA presented awards for fall sports on Thursday night in the gym.
Allie Wiggins made All-State in girls cross country in the state meet at Olsen Park in Wilmington on Oct. 29. Ella John Dupree and Nina Sauer made All-State in girls tennis. Abby Hobbs and Claire Parker earned All-State in volleyball.
Awards were presented to seven teams by coaches, including middle school volleyball (Mary Beth Young), boys cross country (Mandy Wiggins), girls cross country (Mandy Wiggins), varsity boys soccer (Michael Breslin), girls tennis (Page Jackson), junior varsity volleyball (Paul Hobbs) and varsity volleyball (Paul Hobbs).
Award recipients for each sport are listed with photos.
The gathering enjoyed desserts with the program. Athletic director Al Myatt gave the welcome and closing remarks. Headmaster Kevin Cloud delivered the prayer and accepted trophies in girls cross country, girls tennis and volleyball on behalf of the school.
CFCA won the Sandhills Athletic Conference title in girls tennis for the third straight year and won the Falcon Invitational in volleyball at Lee Christian for the second year in a row. The Eagles were runner-up in the SAC volleyball tournament and were second in the SAC meet in girls cross country.
CFCA is the only 1-A team in the SAC. Five conference members are 2-A and Fayetteville Christian is 3-A. Classification is based on enrollment numbers.
David Okropiridze was all-conference in boys soccer from CFCA. All-league honors in volleyball went to Hobbs and Parker.
The Eagles make the transition to winter sports with intrasquad basketball games this evening.