Watuaga High senior Nick Williams closed out his stellar career with style.
Williams, who finished his career with 104 goals, was named the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Conference 9 Player of the Year. He scored 67 goals this season and led the Pioneers to a district title and the state playoffs.
Williams was also second in the state with his 67 tallies. Chris Wallace of the Pioneers was named the Conference 9 Coach of the Year.
In all, the Pioneers had five players named to the All-Conference 9 team. Joining Williams on that squad were Dominick Hamilton, Canyon Meuller, Andrew Marks and Brandon Michelson.
The Pioneers (6-5) won the Conference 9 regular-season championship with a perfect 6-0 record. They also made the state playoffs for the first time in program history. WHS lost to Pfafftown-Reagan in the first round.
NCHSAA Conference 9 All Conference Team
Freedom High School:
#4 Alan Holden
#10 Kevin Burnett
#14 Tyler Gramer
#19 Justin Brown
Patton High School:
#30 Will Link
#12 Garrett Lily
#11 TJ Stewart
#4 Matt Corn
Watauga High School:
#26 Nick Williams
#7 Dom Hamilton
#11 Canyon Meuller
#12 Andrew Marks
#1 Brandon Michelson
Hickory High School:
#10 Eric Williams
#23 Alex Huggins
#15 Ben Ansley
#19 Adam Paist
Conference Player of the Year: Nick Williams from Watauga High School.
Nick finished the year with 67 goals. (2nd in the State with Goals)
Conference Coach of the Year: Chris Wallace from Watauga High School.
Coach Wallace is in his 4th year of coaching the Pioneers. He led the Pioneers to a 6-5 record in 2013 and was
undefeated in conference play and led them to the NCHSAA State Playoffs.