The Holmes Community College Lady Bulldogs Soccer Team held their annual soccer banquet on Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, in the McGowan Workforce Training Center on the Ridgeland Campus.
The banquet gave the players and coaches an opportunity to share a catered meal with friends and family as the reflected on the 2018 season. The evening also included sophomore players sharing their experiences as Lady Bulldogs. Head Men and Women's Coach Matt Convertino thanked everyone who helped make the season successful.
Each sophomore player was presented with a plaque and following the presentation, Women's Associate Head Coach Wesley Noble gave out team awards to a few standout players. Coach Noble presented the Leadership Award to Alysia Terry, a freshman forward from Byram; the Most Improved Player award to Halleigh Steed, a freshman defender from Brandon and Most Valuable Player to Sarah Chastain, a sophomore defender from Madison.
He also presented Brookelyn Cramer, a sophomore defender from Pensacola, Florida, with the Most Valuable Defensive Player award; Ja'Laycia Brown, a freshman forward from Kosciusko, with the Most Valuable Offensive Player award; Peyton Montgomery, a freshman midfielder from Longview, Texas, with the Most Valuable Midfielder award and Zoe Ellis, a freshman forward from Brandon, with the Golden Boot award. Sophomore goalkeepers Morgan McKinion of Brandon and Bailey O'Connor of Oxford were both named Bulldog Award recipients, as well.
Finally, Coach Noble presented MACJC/NJCAA Awards to six players. All-State Awards were given to Chastain, freshman midfielder Kya Davis of Southaven, sophomore midfielder Pepper Ann Filbert of Brandon and freshman forward Isabella Wade of Madison. All-Region Awards went to Ellis and Montgomery.
To see photos from the banquet, go to http://holmesathletics.com/sports/wsoc/2018-19/photos/0002/index