Statesville Christian volleyball, boys soccer teams get championship rings

Posted at 2:50 PM on Jan 31, 2018

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BY KARISSA MILLER

Statesville Christian School held a special state championship ring ceremony on Wednesday afternoon to honor their varsity volleyball players and varsity boys soccer players for capturing state titles this season.

This is the third consecutive state championship in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association Class 1A division for the Lady Lions volleyball team. They finished with a 25-1 record. They are coached by Abby Dunlap, a former Lions volleyball player, and assistant coach Brittani Cartner.

The girls volleyball players are:

  • Jordan Peters
  • Brittany Gibson
  • Hannah Ellis
  • Jenae Baker
  • Amy Holchin
  • Bella Terblanche
  • Jordan Ellis
  • Addie Haywood
  • Aasia McNeill
  • Anna Blue Bentley
  • and Taylor Osborne.

The varsity boys soccer team earned their first N.C. Independent Schools Class 1A state title and finished with a 16-4 record. They are coached by Kelly Taylor and assistant coach Kevin Hope.

“In the history of our program, we never even had a team make a championship … much less win it in boys soccer,” Taylor said. “It’s a very good end of the season.” In particular, their win against their rival school, Hickory Christian, was a “huge accomplishment” for the boys this season.

The varsity boys soccer players are:

  • Eric Bi
  • Pearson Bonnett
  • Ben Mooney
  • Chase Hedrick
  • Patrick Ferguson
  • Garrett Arnold
  • Austin Campbell
  • Beck Boan
  • Nic Nantz
  • Tate Bentley
  • Caleb Munguia
  • Jaden Durham
  • Seth Holland
  • Dylan Sutton
  • Casey Mangum
  • Declan Mooney
  • Graham Mather
  • Camden Richardson
  • Jon Teague
  • Justin Hill
  • Kevin Ferguson
  • Caden Mather
  • Danny Haarmann
  • Adam Cronce
  • Conner Hope
  • Kelton Elliott
  • Ethan Gragg

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