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Bluestone soccer celebrates accomplishments / June 14, 2017
Williamson, Shamburger and Newton make All-Region team, claim individual honors from BHS coaching staff

The Bluestone High School girls varsity soccer team recently held their annual end-of-season cookout to recognize the team’s accomplishments for the year.

The team not only saw Ann-Taylor Williamson honored as the 2017 Conference 34 Girls Soccer Player of the Year, but also head coach Marty Bowlin chosen as 2017 Conference 34 Girls Soccer Coach of the Year.

Williamson, Emma Strider, April Newton, Erin Strider and Saadyah Shamburger were all named to the All-Conference 34 team, at their respective positions.

Williamson, Shamburger and Newton also earned All-Region 2A East second team honors.

Bowlin and assistant coach Carly Simpson presented the team awards. The Most Versatile award went to Williamson, Shamburger took Best Mid-Fielder, Newton was named Best Offensive Player and Emma Strider was named Bluestone’ Best Defensive Player.

Bluestone's season came to an end in the quarterfinals round of the region tournament against Maggie Walker High School. The game was 1-0 at halftime, and the girls played well, but the heat and the absence of several key players took a toll on the team

Bluestone finished the season with a 15-4 record and maintained second-place position in the James River District throughout the season.

Top boys individual performances recognized

Bluestone’s varsity boys soccer team recently held their award ceremonies at the Mecklenburg Country Club in Chase City.

The team was honored for having a very successful season. The Barons had a James River District record of 8-6-2.

Bluestone lost in the quarterfinals of the Conference 34 tournament to Prince Edward, 2-0.

Zach McCall was chosen for the Most Versatile Player award.

Dale Sturdifen Jr. received the Best Defensive Player; Cooper Carter was named Best Offensive Player. Carter was named as a first-team, mid-fielder on the Quad-Rivers All-Conference 34 soccer team.

Coach Jonathan Wells also recognized the three seniors that graduated, Jonathan Thurston, Tristen Lewis and McCall.

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