By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.
ACHS leading scorer Marissa Brown and teammates Evalina Rivera and Sierra Jowers were recently recognized by the NW 3A/4A Conference coaches as All-Conference performers this past season.
Brown, who netted 36 goals this season, came up two tallies short of the school record for goals in a campaign. Brown and fellow senior Evalina Rivera were two of the Cougars’ top players all season. The Cougars finished the season with 10 wins and earned a playoff berth.
A freshman, Jowers was the Lady Cougar goal keeper and directed the back of the team’s defense all season.
South Caldwell, Hickory, and Watauga shared the women’s soccer league crown with matching 12-2 league records. ACHS finished fourth at 6-6.
Maggie Hall of South was voted the Player of the Year, while Lady Spartan Mackenzie Starnes was the Defensive Player of the Year. The Offensive Player of the Year Award went to Hickory’s Ayden Vaughan, while South Caldwell’s Elliott Bridges earned Coach of the Year honors.