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Blacksburg's Geinda Smith scored 16 goals and had 15 assists for the Bruins this year. 4/3/2013, boys soccer, CHS (0) at BHS (4). Geinda Smith (8) flies high for a header over top of Jordan Boone (17). Photo by Jon Fleming
JOEL HAWKSLEY | The Roanoke Times
Timesland boys soccer player of the year: Geinda Smith of Blacksburg High School.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Player of the Year
GEINDA SMITH | Blacksburg | Senior
SMITH led Blacksburg to the Group AA championship and a 21-0-2 record by scoring 16 goals and adding 15 assists. He was named the most valuable player in the High Peak Sportswear Classic, a tournament that included Group AA player of the year Michael Kenny of E.C. Glass. Smith was named first-team All-Region IV and first-team All-River Ridge District. He signed a full scholarship with Colgate.
PATRICK BURNS | ALLEGHANY | Forward | Senior
Scored 51 goals for the season including a VHSL-record 10 in one game against Bath County. ... Finished with 106 career goals. ... Will play at Christopher Newport.
MIGUEL PARRA | WILLIAM FLEMING | Forward | Senior
Western Valley District player of the year. ... Second-team All-Northwest Region.
GARLAND SMITH | BLACKSBURG | Forward | Senior
First-team All-Group AA for state champions. ... Scored 13 goals and had five assists despite missing five games with mononucleosis. ... Signed with Radford
JACK MAXEY | SALEM | Midfield | Senior
Region III and River Ridge District player of the year. ... First-team All-Group AA. ... Scored Salem's goal Region IV semifinal. ... Will play at Randolph-Macon.
ZACH PAGET | PATRICK HENRY | Midfield | Senior
First-team All-Group AAA. ... Had go-ahead goal in Northwest Region quarterfinal and go-ahead assist in semifinal. ... Started 62 games in four years.
EMMANUEL SCERE | PATRICK HENRY | Midfield | Junior
Second-team All-Group AAA and first-team All-Northwest Region. ... Had nine goals and six assists. ... Scored in region semifinal against Forest Park. ... Has offer to walk on at Virginia.
TYLER BLANKENSHIP | HIDDEN VALLEY | Back | Senior
Helped team post 0.97 goals against average. ... Team's second-leading scoer from center back position. ... Will play at Division III Rose-Hulman (Ind.).
FORTUNE SIBANDA | NORTH CROSS | Back | Junior
VIS player of the year who led Raiders to state title with 24-0 record. ... Scored 11 goals and had 10 assists. ... Also VIC player of the year.
BEN GREENAWALD | PATRICK HENRY | Back | Junior
First-team All-Northwest Region and first-team All-Western Valley District. ... Helped hold Group AAA player of the year Andrew Smith to zero shots on goal in Northwest Region semifinal.
GILLEN BECK | BLACKSBURG | Goalkeeper | Junior
Gave up just four goals in 20 games after missing three games with a broken thumb. ... First-team All-Region IV. ... Will graduate early and will study in Switzerland next year.
KYLE GUNVILLE | CAVE SPRING | Forward | Senior
KOLBE ADAMS | LORD BOTETOURT | Forward | Senior
CALEB FINDLEY | RADFORD | Forward | Senior
PATRICK HARRIS | LORD BOTETOURT | Midfield | Senior
MATT KEATON | GILES | Midfield | Senior
CHRISTOPHER POLLOCK | NORTH CROSS | Midfield | Junior
EZRA ZIGARWI | NORTH CROSS | Midfield | Junior
TYLER BANKHEAD | BLACKSBURG | Back | Senior
JAMES CRAIG | BASSETT | Back | Junior
MASON DANNHARDT | LORD BOTETOURT | Back | Junior
KOBY JOHNSON | MAGNA VISTA | Goalkeeper | Junior
COACH OF THE YEAR
JAMES BROWN | NORTH CROSS
Brown took North Cross to a 24-0 season as the Raiders stormed to the VIS Division II state championship. North Cross stopped VIC rival Carlisle three times including 1-0 in the state final.
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