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2017 North-South Cross Country All-Star Teams Announced

MONTGOMERY -- All-star squads for the 2017 North-South boys’ and girls’ cross country competition have been selected.
     A total of 40 outstanding rising seniors --10 on each team -- were chosen from nominations submitted by high school coaches from across the state to participate at the 21th annual AHSAA Summer Conference and AHSADCA All-Star Games competition in Montgomery July 17-21, according to an announcement by Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association (AHSADCA).
     The North-South Cross Country race, making its debut on Wednesday morning, July 19, is the newest all-star completion added to the annual All-Star Sports Week competition will be the first ever conducted by the AHSADCA. The teams are comprised of 10 runners each. The girls’ teams will run at 7:30 a.m., at the course at Auburn University-Montgomery. The boys will follow at 8 a.m.
     The AHSADCA All-Star Games also include in-state games in soccer, baseball, softball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball and football. The 58th North-South All-Star football game will close out the all-star competition Thursday night, July 20, at Cramton Bowl.
      The AHSAA Summer Conference is a week-long event that includes sports-specific clinics and special sessions for coaches, principals, athletic directors, cheerleading coaches and officials. Also, an All-Sports Equipment Expo and other related activities are scheduled throughout the week.
     Among the week’s highlights will be the Sportsmanship Luncheon honoring all schools that have not had an ejection or fine during the 2016-17 school year and the Championship Coaches Awards Banquet that includes the naming of the 2017 Making A Difference Award Recipients , Coaches of the Year and the AHSADCA Athletic Director of the Year. Both banquets will be Friday, July 21.
      Concluding the week will be the annual Officials Awards luncheon set for Saturday, July 22.
      Coaches for the South cross country teams are Joe Swagart of Bayside Academy (girls) and Dan Norton of Auburn (boys). Ron Peters of Smiths Station will be the administrative coach. North coaches are Lea Bryant of Huntsville (girls) and Lars Porter of Homewood (boys). Mountain Brook’s Michael McGovern will serve as North administrative coach for both teams.
       The rosters:



2017 NORTH-SOUTH CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS

NORTH GIRLS' ROSTER

Player

School

Rebecca Billman

American Christian

Yesenia Hernandez

Guntersville

Caroline Saul

Hoover

Sydney Steely

Hoover

Rachel Jones

Huntsville

Lindsey Granier

John Carroll

Lori Holmberg

Lexington

Kourtney Shuler

Ohatchee

Hannah Tarwater

Whitesburg Christian

Phoebe Moon

Wilson

COACHES

Lea Bryant

Huntsville

Michael McGovern

Mountain Brook, Adm.

SOUTH GIRLS' ROSTER

Player

School

Madelyn Watkins

Baker

Mary Branyon

Bayside Academy

Audrey Clark

Fairhope

Lexie WIlliams

Fairhope

Grace Phung

LAMP

Grace Jenson

McGill-Toolen

Savannah Karl

Opelika

Sailor Miles

Saint James

Kaelyn Horn

St. Luke's Episcopal

Mackenzie LeGrand

Trinity Presbyterian

COACHES

Joe Swagart

Bayside Academy

Ron Peters

Smiths Station, Adm.

NORTH BOYS' ROSTER

Player

School

Taylor Ray

American Christian

Daniel Tully

Ashville

Zach Howard

Briarwood Christian

Hamza Abusammour

Haleyville

Patrick Vaughn

Helena

 

John McCrackin

Hoover

Cameron Cox

Huntsville

Charles Slaughter

Mountain Brook

Matthew Estopinal

Randolph

Andrew Sweeney

Saint Bernard

COACHES

Lars Porter

Homewood

Michael McGovern

Mountain Brook, Adm.

SOUTH BOYS' ROSTER

Player

School

Andrew Mingus

Auburn

Cody Becker

Baker

Won Heo

LAMP

Will Franklin

Montgomery Academy

Nathanial Erwin

Pleasant Home

Jake Maddox

Saint James

Tyler Harman

Smiths Station

Conner Moore

Spanish Fort

Dawson Oliver

Trinity Presbyterian

Wells Rutland

Trinity Presbyterian

COACHES

Dan Norton

Auburn

Ron Peters

Smiths Station, Adm.





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