Cedar Cliff Notes June 4, 2014
Lady Rockets’ soccer sports team soars to success shorts Adam Wagner
The girls’ s o c c e r team had a memorable season this year. The team ﬁnished the regular season 23-0, won the Mountain Athletic Conference, and ranked in the top 25 nationally. Last year, TC Roberson won against AC Reynolds in the last game of the regular season to clinch the conference championship. This year, however, the Lady Rockets left no doubts, completing the ﬁrst undefeated season in women’s soccer for A.C. Reynolds High School. Senior defender Autumn Berry remarked, “I was expecting for us to have a lot of talent, but not go undefeated.” Junior Megan McCallister led the team with 38 goals and 27 assists during the regular season. Junior Zoe Lewis and Senior Sports Writer
Nina Stapleton each had over 20 goals as well. Coach Gladys described the senior leadership as “outstanding,” saying the team “is in the midst of an incredible season and hopes for a state championship.” The team competed in the state tournament. When asked about the tournament, goalkeeper Dallas Warren said, “It’s been the best season ever, but we have to stay humble and focus on every game.” McCallister commented, “It has been pretty cool to see all of the support from the community.” As of press time, the team had advanced four rounds into the tournament; but an opponent goal made with 1.9 seconds remaining ended their perfect season. The JV team also had a great year, as it won every game but one and did not allow a goal until late in the season.
The men’s golf team had a very improved and successful season. The Rockets’ overall record was 2913, compared to last year’s 13-29, and they ﬁnished second in the conference behind only Asheville. Golfer Adam Garrot was the Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Golf coach Steve Anders was very pleased with his team’s performance. “It was a good year,” Anders said, “and we have very high hopes for next year because just about everyone’s coming back.” Adam Wagner
Photo used with permission of Coach Patrick Gladys The varsity girl’s soccer team gets pumped before a game.
The men’s tennis team had a very successful season this year. They won the 3A MAC Conference with an overall record of 11-6. Coach Pete was Coach of the Year, junior Cole Douglas-Fields was Player of the Year, and Khan Tran and Adam Wagner were recognized as All-Conference. Kaleb Brookshire, the team’s only senior, played well but suffered from a shoulder injury for much of the season. Coach Pete will most likely move on after 10 years of coaching men’s tennis at A.C. Reynolds (with a record of 102-53), and 22 years combined at Erwin, Asheville, and A.C. Reynolds. He said, “I thought it was a great year with tremendous student athletes. They truly showed their RPI (Rocket Pride Inside).” After an early playoff exit, the team is excited for next year.