Soccer seniors honored at Saturday Classic

Seahawk soccer seniors

Pictured with assistant coach Stacy Kirvin, center, are, from left, seniors Graham Kirvin, James Harris, Alex Causey, James Bailey, James Newell and Stefan DeVaughn.

GINA TARANTO | Special to the Times
Published: Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM.

On Saturday, the senior Seahawks - for both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams - were honored, in a “friendly” match at the Franklin County High School’s Mikel Clark complex.

The final home game of the soccer season had been called off; on account of inclement weather and so the seniors had not been given a proper send-off. This game allowed the seniors to show off their skills while at the same time give them one more run on the pitch.

Seniors Deborah Dempsey, Gracyn Kirvin, Ally Millender, Brook Pittman, Adriana Reeder and Jessica Shields from the girls’ team; and James Bailey, Alex Causey, Stefan DeVaughn, James Harris, Graham Kirvin and James Newell from the boys’ team, comprised a single co-ed team that faced off against their co-ed underclassman teammates.

Wearing their signature black jerseys, the team comprised of seniors jumped all over the underclassmen and led 4-0 at the half.

For this season, Gracyn Kirvin, Millender and Shields were selected as First Team All-District; while Reeder was selected as Second Team, All-District. Additionally, Graham Kirvin was selected as First Team All-District; Harris was selected as Second Team, All-District; and Newell was selected Honorable Mention All-District.

At halftime, the seniors were honored. Each had their soccer biography read while they stood with their parents at mid-field. Flowers were given to the girls; while framed pictures of their entire team were given to the boys. All seniors received a soccer ball, signed by their respective teammates. The rain held off long enough for everyone to get pictures marking the event and the Senior team went on to add two more goals in the second half, winning the game going away, 6-0.



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