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Coaches4Character's ACE Awards honors 66 Greenville Schools' unsung heroes

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 Soccer 2014 State AAA Champioins

Eastside Boys 2014 State AAA Soccer Champions

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.

One more accolade for JL Mann! Lacrosse star Andrew Sowder has been selected as an Academic All-American by United States Lacrosse Association!

Andrew Sowder makes US Lacrosse Assn. Academic All-American Team

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.

JL Mann doubles its Gatorade pleasure--Tyler Rider named Player of the Year

Tyler Rider, 2014 Gatorade Soccer Player of the Year with his parents

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.

Mann's Jeni Erickson--2014 Gatorade Player of the Year

Mann's Jeni Erickson--2014 Gatorade Player of the Year

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 Girls State AAAA track champions!

JL Mann girls track had onlly one first place finish, but a strong team performance with numerous placers in almost all events was the difference as they won their 3rd AAAA state championship in a row and the tenth in the last 13 years! Click on link to read article in Greenville News.

JL Mann 4x800 Relay Team AAAA 2014 Champions

JL Mann 4x800 Relay Team (Sequoia Brown, Abby Cason, Anna Leigh Prochaska and Alexus Harris) AAAA State Champs.

Beck Academy Boys Soccer-Greenville County 2014 Champions

Beck Academy Boys Soccer-2014 Greenville County Champions

Beck Academy Girls Soccer-2014 Greenville County Champions

Beck Academy Girls Soccer-2014 Greenville County Champions

Northwood MS 2014 Greenville County Champions!

Blue Ridge 2014 County Middle School Softball Champions

Blue Ridge MS 2014 Greenville County Champions

JL Mann Girls Lacrosse State Champions for 2nd consecutive year!

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.

Greenville's Flaspoehler named State Player of Year & Mann's Kristy Schumacher Coach of Year

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.

Five Greenville County Schools' Boys Lacrosse Players make All-State! Eastside Coach Ed Ryan is Coach of 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.

Mauldin HS Softball star, DeeDee Sullivan, highlighted in Greenville News!

Click here to read Bob Costello's wonderful article on the comeback story of Mauldin's DeeDee Sullivan.

Eastside Wins 2014 State AAA Wrestling Championship!

Eastside HS 2014 State Wrestling Champions

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. 

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