The 2015 Lady Rebels Softball banquet was held at the First Baptist Church Youth Community Building in Blue Ridge, GA. Fannin alumni and now University of North Georgia Nighthawks Softball members Alexis Collis and Candace German were in attendance with their 2015 Division II NCAA Softball National Championship Trophy. Coaches, family and friends were all in attendance as Coach Dyer and Coach Armstrong handed out the awards from the past season.
The 2015 Lady Rebel season has come and gone, but not before a great season. Coach Dyer started off the banquet awards with Asst. Director of Enrollment Services at the UNG Blue Ridge Campus, Lori Bramlett. Mrs. Bramlett recognized Alexis and Candace for there role in winning the 2015 NCAA National Championship. The two girls talked about getting ready for the night, keeping God first and surviving college life.
Coach Armstrong and Coach Dyer started off the 2015 Lady Rebels banquet by presenting awards to the JV Lady Rebels and finished with the varsity Lady Rebels and a special presentation to the eight seniors that will be leaving this year. Incase you missed the banquet, go here to watch it.
JV Rebel Award – Freshman Hannah Dickey
Coaches Award JV squad – Sophomore Brooklyn Bearden
7-AAA All-Region 1st Team – Ashley Rhodes and Allie Barfield
7-AAA All-Region 2nd Team – Kiersten Seagle and Haylee Bearden
The 2015 Scholar Athelete Award presented by Principal Eric Cioffi
Senior – Lacey Walden
Participation Awards – Sophomore Morgan Contardi and Freshman Amelia Sneed
First Year Letters
Freshman – Macy Galloway
Freshman – Aubree Pack
Freshman – Hannah Dickey
Freshman – Kyla Seabolt
Second Year Letters
Senior – Destiny Traylor
Sophomore – Brooklyn Bearden
Senior – Kakyra DeGrie
Third Year Letters
Senior – Lacy Walden
Senior – Haylee Bearden
Junior – Kaitlin Dickey
Senior – Whitney Campbell
Senior – Ashley Rhodes
Fourth Year Letters
Senior – Kiersten Seagle
Senior – Allie Barfield
Pitcher Award – Whitney Campbell
Most Improved– Ashley Rhodes
Defensive Award– Kiersten Seagle
Offensive Award– Allie Barfield
Lady Rebel award– Lacey Walden
Coach Dyer presented the Seniors with a plaque for there wall. He talked about how each of the eight senior ladies impacted both the team and him personally over the last four years.
Heather Collis was also recognized for all the years of hard work and dedication she has put into the program. She was presented a gift certificate for an evening out. Coach Dyer thanked her and the entire Softball Booster Club for the thankless and tireless job they have done throughout his five years at Fannin. He also said that of all his years coaching that this was the most active and hardest working Booster Club he has had the pleasure of working with.
Now that the regular season has come and gone, post-season GHSA changes start. The 2016-17 football scene could change for several teams. The realignment comes after a vote to make a new region “Super 44” which puts the top schools with 2,000+ kids in one super region. Now this changes everything from 6A to 1A. For every team that moves up or down another team has to do the same. Schools like Buford whom have more than 3% of there kids outside the county are forced to move up with the new rules. Fannin and Banks Counties are looking like they will move down to AA, while East Hall, Lumpkin, Franklin and West Hall are moving to AAAA. Dawson County will remain the only 7-AAA team if all this plays out like suggested. It is unclear just yet as to what region Fannin will move to, but when we find out after the GHSA makes the changes later this year TeamFYNSports will keep you updated.
Here is a look at what things could look like next football season. Click Here
(Photo credit Brenda Cantrell)
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