McDONOUGH — The Henry County Athlete of the Year Awards Ceremony was held last week at Union Grove High School. Several local student-athletes were honored for on and off the field achievements as chosen by the athletic directors of each school.
Jamaine Chambers was named Boys Track and Field Co-Player of the Year after winning the Class AAAAA high jump.
Eagle’s Landing Christian Academy
Lynnlee Mather was named Volleyball Player of the Year following her 359 digs, 75 blocks and 351 kills. Eric Motes, Justin Menard, Jeffrey Uzell and Sean Queen won Boys Track and Field Co-Players of the Year after winning a state title in the 4x100-meter relay.
T’Aja Cameron won Girls Track and Field Co-Player of the Year, as did her teammates Parker Pinholster, Palmer Pinholster, Ansley Goode and Kayland Thomason for their performance in the 4x100-meter relay. Abigail Rogers was also named Girls Track and Field Co-Player of the Year.
Malia Randolph won Female Academic Athlete of the Year. She is signed to run track and play volleyball at Hofstra and has a 31 on the ACT, 1970 on the SAT and a 4.23 GPA.
Jonathan Gess won the Male Sport Coach of the Year after leading the Chargers to a state title. Doug Campbell won Female Sport Coach of the Year after doing the same with the softball program.
Eagle’s Landing High School
Devin Dixon was named Boys Cross Country Athlete of the Year, as well as Boys Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year. Junior Betty Jackson was named Girls Cross Country Athlete of the Year, Girls Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year and was also named the Chuck Miller Female Athlete of the Year.
Jordan Lewis was named Boys Basketball Player of the Year and is signed to play at the College of Coastal Georgia. Brooke Amero won Girls Tennis Player of the Year.
Finally, Antonio Gibson was named the Chuck Miller Male Athlete of the Year following standout seasons in football, basketball and track and field.
Brooke Alley was named Girls Soccer Player of the Year following her 82 saves in 13 games. Christian Young was recognized as Baseball Player of the Year.
Sada Jacobs won Girls Basketball Player of the Year after passing the 1,000-point mark for her career. Ethan Duncan won Boys Soccer Player of the Year. He holds a school record of 30 goals, which is the third-highest total in county history.
Holly John won Cheerleader of the Year. She was named to the All-Region and All-State teams. Tori Simmons was recognized as Girls Swimmer of the Year. She holds four school records.
Charles Wiley won Football Player of the Year following a standout year that landed him a scholarship to Ole Miss. Tayla Gay won Gymnastics Player of the Year after winning Best All-Around at the county championships.
Strong Rock Christian School
Logan Perkins won Boys Golfer of the Year after winning an individual state title in Class A-Private.
Union Grove High School
Justin Ruffin won Wrestler of the Year. He is a two-time state champion following a 56-1 record this year.
Nathan Connelly won Boys Tennis Player of the Year. He was 15-3 this year and signed a scholarship with Georgia College and State University.
Matt Moore was named Boys Track and Field Co-Player of the Year after winning a state title in the 110-meter hurdles. Kaitlin Jones was named Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year, scoring 51 goals and adding 33 assists.
Danielle Castleberry was named Softball Player of the Year. She was First Team All-Region, Region 4-AAAAA Player of the Year and is signed with Mercer University.
Ty Carter was the Male Academic Athlete of the Year following outstanding cross country and basketball seasons. Carter also lettered in both sports with a 4.72 GPA and a 1450 on the SAT.