Quincy athletes in all fall sports earn conference honors
Quincy athletes in all four fall sports earned recognition from the Central Washington Athletic Conference.
In soccer, coach Francisco Tafoya earned Coach of the Year honors, after leading the Lady Jacks to their best season in recent memory, which included a playoff berth a year after the team won no games in 2017 and only one game in 2016.
Hailey McKee earned second-team all-conference honors as a defender, Nayeli Salazar earned honorable mention as a midfielder, Emily Wurl earned first-team honors as a forward, and Klaritssa Cruz earned honorable mention as a forward.
In cross country, senior Gonzalo Birrueta earned first-team all-conference honors after reaching the state championship meet for the first time in his career. Birrueta finished with the fifth-best time at state among CWAC runners.
Jane Kennedy also earned first-team all-conference honors after reaching the state championship meet for the second time in two years.
Kennedy finished among the top-10 CWAC runners at state, which took place earlier this month in Pasco.
Bryn Heikes earned a second-team all-conference nod, and Oswaldo Perez earned an honorable mention for the Jacks’ boys cross country team.
In volleyball, Quincy’s Morgan Kleyn earned a second-team all-conference nomination, and her sister Mackenzie Kleyn earned a second-team all-conference nomination.
In football, the conference awarded the Jacks the league’s Sportsmanship award for the season. In addition, a handful of players earned all-conference recognition.
On offense, Isaiah Ayala earned first-team All-CWAC honors at wide receiver and Hunter Harrington earned second-team All-CWAC honors at tackle.
On defense, Roberto Corona was named second-team All-CWAC safety.
Ayala was also named second-team All-CWAC cornerback, Pablo Mariscal was named second-team All-CWAC linebacker and Alex Avila was named All-CWAC defensive lineman, also second-team.
By Sebastian Moraga, firstname.lastname@example.org