Charles named co-WHC coach of year, five Wolverines on all-league team
Polk County head soccer coach Lennox Charles has been named the all-Western Highlands Conference co-coach of the year, with five Wolverines selected for the all-conference team.
Charles, who led Polk County to a 15-5 record and the second round of the state 2A playofs, shared coach of the year honors with Hendersonville’s Amber McCullough. The Bearcats won the WHC regular-season title after defeating Polk County in a shootout in the teams’ final match of the season.
Polk County placed three seniors – Jessica Bentley, Caroline Lee and Ashley Love – on the all-WHC team along with junior Rhian Alley and freshman Reese Alley. Lee, Love and Reese Alley led the team in scoring this season while Bentley and Rhian Alley anchored Polk County’s defense.
The complete all-WHC team:
Avery: Alyssa Carter, Devyn Plyler, Ollianna Raney, Kelly Magner
Hendersonville: Mady Vess, Eden Hawkins, Lupita Melendez, Maya Gash, Breanna Kirk, Martha Smith, Kayla Hill
Madison: Izzy Patterson, Elissa Hurley, Ellie McTaggart, Madi Taylor, Indigo Hollister
Mitchell: Caitlyn Hundley
Mountain Heritage: Michelle Zitney
Owen: Abby Lehman, CJ Graham, Lindsey Slone
Polk County: Jessica Bentley, Caroline Lee, Reese Alley, Rhian Alley, Ashley Love
Player of the Year: Lupita Melendez, Hendersonville
Goalkeeper of the Year: Izzy Patterson, Madison
Co-Coaches of the Year: Amber McCullough, Hendersonville and Lennox Charles, Polk County