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PCHS girls soccer awards: Muse named WHC’s top goalkeeper, Gaul top offensive player

Polk County seniors Sara Muse earned recognition as the Western Highlands Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and Caelan Gaul was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year for the 2021 spring season

From left, Polk County's Sara Muse, head coach Lennox Charles and Caelan Gaul (photo courtesy Margot Carter)

Polk County seniors Sara Muse earned recognition as the Western Highlands Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and Caelan Gaul was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year for the 2021 spring season.

Muse and Gaul were two of six Wolverines earning All-WHC honors this season. All were recognized during the team’s postseason awards banquet.

The Wolverines finished 9-3-1 this season, reaching the second round of the state 1A playoffs before being forced to forfeit their final match due to a COVID-19 quarantine. Gaul led the team with 20 goals while Muse averaged almost seven saves per game.

Also earning all-conference honors were Belen Akers, Rollins Carter, Taytem Johnson and Scout Harmon.

Six Wolverines were also named to the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association 1A All-Region 10 squad. Receiving that recognition were Muse, Gaul, Johnson, Akers, Harmon and Julia Griffin.

Head coach Lennox Charles and junior varsity coach George Alley also handed out postseason awards. Those included:

Junior Varsity
Defensive Player of the Year: Jocelynn Ramirez
Coach’s Award: Jamilett Ramirez
Offensive Player of the Year: Megan Allison
Coach’s Award: Luna Gonzalez

Varsity
Player of the Year: Belen Akers
Coach’s Award: Madi Smith
Defensive Player of the Year: Julia Griffin, Rollins Carter
Offensive Player of the Year: Caelan Gaul

All-Western Highlands Conference players, from left: Sara Muse, Caelan Gaul, Rollins Carter, head coach Lennox Charles, Belen Akers, Taytem Johnson, Scout Harmon
NCSCA 1A All-Region X selections, from left: Sara Muse, Caelan Gaul, Taytem Johnson, head coach Lennox Charles, Julia Griffin, Belen Akers, Scout Harmon
Varsity team award winners, from left: Belen Akers, Madi Smith, head coach Lennox Charles, Julia Griffin, Rollins Carter, Caelan Gaul
Junior varsity team award winners, from left: Jocelynn Ramirez, Jamilett Ramirez, head coach Lennox Charles, Megan Allison, Luna Gonzalez

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