By STEVE SHWARTS
The Greenville Lions held their Athletic Banquet at the Greenville High School Auditorium Saturday evening.
Awards were handed out to various athletes in several sports in boys and girls athletics:
In volleyball, Coach Amanda Marek gave out three awards. Maygan Bloyed received the Offensive Player of the Year award, while Defensive Player of the Year went to Maddy Crabtree, The MVP in volleyball was Mackenzie Cooper.
Cross country was next and Coach Bert Green gave out two awards. Mya Hudgins was selected as the Girls Cross Country MVP and the district’s newcomer of the year, while Boys Cross Country Most Valuable Player honors went to Miguel Sanchez.
Then came the football awards and Coach Marvin Sedberry had five awards to give out. Scholastic Award went to Jarrett Frost, while Kyle Crumpton grabbed the Lion Heart Award.
Offensive MVP honors went to Dillon Stevens, while John Franklin got Defensive MVP honors.
The Most Valuable Player award went to Marquist Davis.
Lady Lions basketball followed and Coach Lesa Darst distributed five awards.
The Leading Rebounding Award went to Savannah Himes, Elizabeth Rutherford won Offensive Player of the Year. Defensive Player of the Year was Maddy Crabtree and MVP honors went to Mackenzie Cooper.
Coach Marcus Smith of the Greenville Lions boys basketball team presented awards to:
Collen Wilburn Offensive Player of the Year, Marquist Davis Defensive Player of the Year, Mr. Hustle Award went to Jerry Dickeson. The Assist Award was grabbed by Darion Neal, and the Ken Gibson Award went to Dartannon Wilson.
Powerlifting followed and Coach George Sellers presented awards to Rosa Castillo, the MVP in girls powerlifting. Ta’Montre Mitchell picked up the MVP in boys powerlifting.
In girls soccer, Coach Carrie McKethan gave out four awards: Jenny Hardaway got the team spirit award, while Offensive MVP honors went to Priscilla Carrillo. Defensive MVP honors was taken home by Brinkley Henson and MVP honors went to Maddy Crabtree.
In boys soccer, Coach Bert Green gave the Newcomer of the Year award to Guiermo Castillo. Mario Ochoa picked up Offensive MVP honors, while Riley Cox won Defensive Player of the Year.
Manny Cruz picked up Most Valuable Player honors.
In tennis, Coach Mary Mulkey handed the Boys Team Tennis Award to Michael Pimentel.
Bethany DeGarso took the girls team tennis award. Boys Spring MVP awards went to Zachary Hamilton and Felipe Valencia.
Stephanie McCarthy and Abigale Hooper picked up Girls Spring MVP awards. Laura Boshart was the Outstanding Student Athlete in tennis. The Newcomer Awards went to Chase Vance and Emily Hobbs.
In golf, Coach Don Allen Johnson gave the Lion Golf MVP to Jonathon DeGarso, the Lady Lion Golf MVP went to Kally Duncan.
Coach Brandon Couts of track and field gave the girls track MVP to Mya Hudgins and Connor Hudson took home boys track MVP honors.
The final two catagories of the night were softball and baseball, with softballawards distributed first.
Coach Randy Pierce gave Elizabeth Rutherford the Newcomer of the Year award.
The Catherine Hobbs Award was taken home by Ashley Walden and Elizabeth Shaw.
Taylor Cardova won the Most Improved Player award, while Sidney Tippit won Defensive Player of the Year honors. Offensive Player of the Year honors went to Arian Alford. The softball team co-MVPs of the year are Arian Alford and Sidney Tippit.
Coach Cody Salyers of Greenville Lions baseball gave the Silver Slugger award to Justin Koger, the Rookie of the Year award to Luke Dyer, the Fighting Lion Award to Travis Koger, Chris Hazlett and Jacob Jarvis. The Most Improved Player of the Year award went to Matthew Craig.
Finally the Monty Stratton Award was taken home by Justin Koger.