Polk’s Baird, Charles lead Wolverine all-conference, all-region recognition

Published 11:11 am Tuesday, June 4, 2024

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Contributors to Polk County’s run to the 1A West Regional girls soccer final have been recognized with awards from the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference as well as recognition from the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association.

Junior Jessica Baird has been named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year, sharing the award with Brevard’s Abby Huter. Polk head coach Lennox Charles has been named the MF7 Co-Coach of the Year with Brevard’s Craig Long.

Four other Polk County players earned all-conference honors – Jasmine Baird, Elena Carroll, Caroline Taylor and Mia Wolfe.

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The same five Polk County players have also been named to the NCSCA 1A All-Region 11 team, with Charles named the 1A Region 11 Coach of the Year.

Hendersonville’s Maggie Bish was named the MF7 Player of the Year. The complete MF7 girls soccer All-Conference squad includes:

Brevard: Nora Felty, Meleah Foster, Charley Goodwin, Abby Huter, Patience Pandolfo

Chase: Braylon Morrow

East Rutherford: Taylor Thompson, Lily Wall

Hendersonville: Addison Adams, Maggie Bish, Kai Clark, Alanya Denny, Aubrie Retzbach, Stella Veach

Patton: Lorely Tzul-Vasquez

Polk County: Jasmine Baird, Jessica Baird, Elena Carroll, Caroline Taylor, Mia Wolfe

R-S Central: Olive Gosnell, Kaylin Hooper, Savannah Lail

Polk County also held its annual year-end awards banquet on Sunday and recognized the following players:

Defensive Player of the Year: Jasmine Baird

Offensive Player of the Year: Gabby Savaia

Impact Player: Cate Brown

Player of the Year: Jessica Baird, Caroline Taylor

Wolverine Award: Maggie Johnson

JV Coach’s Awards: Briana (Blaze) Prosen, Evangeline Petoia.