By Marty Simpkins
WAKE FOREST — The NAC 6 All-Conference list for fall sports was released Dec. 13. Athletes from Wake Forest, Heritage, Wakefield and Rolesville High School were selected as all-conference players this year.
For football, Chris James, Marquis Dunn, Devon Lawrence, Josh King, Sam DeLuke, James Frye and Lex Goodwin were named all-conference on offense from Wake Forest. Gunnar Holmberg, Ricky Person, Mike Williamson, Devin Grant, Christian Staresina, Trey Holloway and Bryce Heidinger were selected all-conference from Heritage. John Adorno, Amir Webster and Cameron Moore were named all-conference from Rolesville.
On defense, Jaden McKenzie, Jadacus Logan, John Jiles, Seth Williams, Javon Terry, Drew Homschek and Isaiah Dickens made the all-conference team for Wake Forest. Joseph Boletepeli, Joe Kane, Drake Thomas, Jaedon Williams, Donathan Muldrow and Kyle Barnette were named all-conference from Heritage. Julian Stinnett, Solomon Rogers, Kingsley Nwachukwu, Josh Jarvis and Kishon Kelly were selected all-conference from Rolesville. Marcellus Spell made the all-conference team for Wakefield.
Lawrence was named the NAC 6 conference player of the year. Holmberg and Person were selected as co-offensive players of the year. Seth Williams won defensive player of the year. Wake Forest kicker Nolan Parris was named the special teams player of the year. Wake Forest head coach Reggie Lucas won the conference coach of the year.
For boys cross country, John Autry and Benjamin Hayes were named first team all-conference from Wake Forest. Ethan Boyd and Mamoon Hassan made first team all-conference for Rolesville. Grant White and Max Geckler from Heritage and Reid Calhoun from Wakefield were named first team all-conference.
M.J. Ellis and Ben Brisard of Wake Forest made second team all-conference. Nicholas Giron from Wakefield, Crist Cruz from Rolesville and Ryan Collins from Heritage were named second team all-conference.
For girls cross country, Erin Spreen, Natalie Mitchell and Sydney Quate of Wake Forest made first team all-conference. Christina Bourne, Melissa Bourne and Danielle Lugo from Heritage were named first team all-conference. Diana Sanchez-Lopez of Rolesville was the top runner in the NAC 6.
Tyler Bland, Reghan Flores and Mary Ward from Wake Forest were selected second team all-conference.
For volleyball, Ade’ Owokoniran, Erin McEneny, Ele’sia Williams and Lauren Slusher of Wakefield were named all-conference. Ally Harper, Victoria LeGrant and Maggie McGuire from Heritage were selected all-conference. Savannah Strawbridge and Emma Surles of Wake Forest made all-conference.
Owokoniran won the conference player of the year. Harper was named the offensive player of the year. Wakefield head coach Cynthia Terrell won co-coach of the year along with Corinth Holders head coach Charles Riley.
In boys soccer, Trevor Berk, Dylan Berk, James Simpson, Jake Owczarzak, David Daria, Ricky Kuntz and Ashton Ferrante from Heritage were named all-conference. Harry Watlington, John Alexander, Omar Abouseido and Matthew Errington of Wakefield were selected all-conference. Blake Brewer, Luke Sylvia, Edy Argueta and Krystian Serwinski from Wake Forest made all-conference. Jalen Duran was named all-conference for Rolesville.
Trevor Berk won the conference player of the year and Heritage head coach Scott Sloan won the conference coach of the year.