Falcons hold middle school sports banquet

May. 17, 2014 @ 05:01 AM

Lee Christian held its Middle School Awards Night Tuesday. Falcon volleyball, soccer, cross country, basketball and softball athletes were recognized for their seasons.

The annual event for Lee Christian Athletics had been held in one night but was split into two nights this year because of the growth of the middle school athletics program. The banquet was held at the school in a more relaxed atmosphere. The athletes were served pizza, salad, drinks and dessert.

“We thought this would be more of what the younger kids would like so we decided to try it this year,” said Lee Christian Booster Club president Steven Lane.

“We had an overwhelming positive response from parents who like having the relaxed evening as opposed to the semi-formal banquet for JV and varsity athletics. We will most likely do this again next year,” said Lane.

The evening began with school administrator Dr. Stephen Coble opening with prayer and blessing the meal.  Bruce O’Quinn, Lee Christian’s athletic director, gave high praise to both the parents and their children for this past year and their representation of Lee Christian. 

“I would love to continue to see the middle school program expand next year to include more teams. Middle school is the foundation on which we are building," O'Quinn said.

The evening was rounded out with the presentation of awards by their coaches to the following players:

Girls Volleyball – coach Carolyn Cummings

Most Valuable Player – Mackenzie Hulsey

Christian Testimony Award – Page Godfrey

Most Improved Award – Rachel Lloyd

Coaches Award – Corrine Weaver, Taylor Rosser

Boys Soccer – coach Duran Johnson

Most Valuable Player – Dakota Johnson

Christian Testimony Award – Nathan Barnette

Most Improved Award – Zac Hodges

Coaches Award – Ricardo Rodriguez

Cross Country – coach Rebecca Moore

Most Valuable Player – Solomon Barnette

Christian Testimony Award – Jaycee Savage

Most Improved Award – Michael Sikinger

Coaches Award – Britton Allen

Girls Basketball – coach Meaghan Walters

Most Valuable Player – Corrine Weaver

Christian Testimony Award – Gabrielle Stone

Most Improved Award – Jessie Vazzana

Coaches Award – Hanna Sturm

Boys Basketball – coach Duran Johnson

Most Valuable Player – Caleb Reynolds

Christian Testimony Award – Cameron Beauchmin

Most Improved Award – Brandon Jones

Coaches Award – Heath Yow

Softball – coach Meaghan Walters

Most Valuable Player – Amanda Lane

Christian Testimony Award – Kaitlin Damon

Most Improved Award – Courtney McGurl

Coaches Award – Elizabeth Cole