The Coaches4Character program sponsors the ACE Awards every year in Greenville County honoring a boy and a girl from every middle and high school within the district. They are honored for displaying character, leadership, and service in spite of hardships they have had to overcome within their personal lives. This year's award ceremony featured Bob Costas of NBC Sports (click and view-listen to his talk) and recognized as the best sports journalist of all-time. Coaches4Character is spearheaded by Greg Blatt who has brought some 36 nationally reknown speakers to the Greenville area over the past 9 years to speak to our youth.
Eastside Boys 2014 State AAA Soccer Champions
A Victor Ramirez goal in the second overtime proved to be the winner as the Eastside boys soccer team defeated Brookland-Cayce for the 2014 AAA State Championship. Click HERE to read more and see a picture gallery from the Greenville News.
JL Mann's Andrew Sowder
JL Mann's Andrew Sowder was named by the US Lacrosse Association as an Academic All-American Player for 2014.
Tyler Rider, JL Mann HS--2014 Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year with his parents
JL Mann's Tyler Rider was named the 2014 SC Gatorade Player of the Year on Thursday. Just the day before, Mann's Jeni Erickson was named the female Player of the Year. This is probably the first time that both male and female players of the year came from the same school...an outstanding feat for the Patriot athletic program. Rider led his team to the State Championship game this year only to lose to lower state power Wando HS.
JL Mann midfielder, Jeni Erickson, named 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year
JL Mann midfielder Jeni Erickson was named the South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year. Click HERE to read the Bob Castello article in the Greenville News.
Jeni Erickson, 2014 Gatorade Player of the Year
JL Mann 4x800 Relay Team (Sequoia Brown, Abby Cason, Anna Leigh Prochaska and Alexus Harris) AAAA State Champs.
Beck Academy Boys Soccer-2014 Greenville County Champions
Beck Academy Girls Soccer-2014 Greenville County Champions
Northwood MS 2014 Greenville County Champions!
Blue Ridge MS 2014 Greenville County Champions
2014 State Lacrosse Champions
The JL Mann girls lacrosse team repeated as State AAAA Lacrosse Champions by defeating Wando 13-10. We are proud of you! Click HERE to see Bob Castello's article in the Greenville News.
SC State Player of the Year Gracie Flaspoehler
Greenville's Gracie Flaspoehler was named SC State Lacrosse Player of the Year and Mann's Kristy Schumacher named Coach of the Year. Seven Greenville County HS Players make the All-State Team: Flaspoehler (Player of Year), Greenville; Grayson Gaines, Mann (Top Defender); Sydney Taylor, Hillcrest (Top Goalie); Aubrie Lauderdale, Greenville; Ruth Ann Payne, Mann; Monica Colwell, Riverside; Hanna Hawkins, Hillcrest. Hillcrest's Lindsey Reuss was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
Greenville's Thomas Olsen on the attack
Five Greenville County Schools' boys lacrosse players made the first team South Carolina All-State Lacrosse Team. (click on link to see Greenville News article by Bob Costello) Brandon Dixon, Eastside (also named top goalie) and Ashton Baca, Greenville (also named top midfielder) headed the list of these five players along with Thomas Olsen, of Greenville and Mike Spidell and Andrew Sowder of J.L. Mann. Eastside Coach Ed Ryan was named state coach of the year.
Eastside 2014 State Wrestling Champions
Eastside HS won its 10th State AAA Wrestling Championship with a convincing win over the Socastee Braves from Myrtle Beach. Although falling behind early on, the Eagle grapplers came back to win decidedly by a score of 47 to 21. It was the second championship in a row for this team and the tenth state championship for Eastside since 2000. The team was led by senior Clay Walker who pinned his Socastee opponent in an amazing twelve seconds! His brother, junior David Walker, provided the necessary momentum changer by pinning Socastee’s returning, undefeated state champion. Additionally, the Eastside wrestling machine recorded its 22nd consecutive region championship. The strong wrestling tradition was started by Coach Ed Coles in the 1990’s by winning three region championships beginning in 1993. Coach Jack Kosmicki stepped in and took the Eastside program to higher level by reeling off the next 19 consecutive region championships and all ten of the state champion teams.
Bill Utsey, Director of Athletics
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