2012 Spring Sports MVPs
Fri. June 29, 2012 at 8:48 a.m. | By Andrew Carroll
(Photo by Michelle Lepianka Carter )
Take a closer look at the top spring sport athletes from around West Alabama.
Frederick Tabb, Senior, Greensboro
Chosen the team’s most valuable player after helping the Greensboro Raiders win their second straight AHSAA Class 3A outdoor championship; scored 27 in the state meet; won the triple jump (42 feet, 5 3/4 inches) and was second in the 300-meter hurdles (42.88), third in the 110 hurdles (16.24) and sixth in the long jump (19-10).
Kaitlin York, Freshman, American Christian Academy
Accounted for 30 3/4 points to help the American Christian Academy Lady Patriots win their sixth consecutive AHSAA Class 2A outdoor championship; won the 800 meters (2:29.23), the 1,600 (5:46.46) and the 3,200 (12:14.96); ran for the 4x400 relay team, which placed sixth in 4:37.40.
Spencer Pack, Senior, Brookwood
Placed fourth in the AHSAA Class 5A tournament with a 36-hole total of 148; had the lowest score among the individual qualifiers; started with a 1-over-par 73 and finished with a 75; shot a 68 in sectional competition and qualified for the state event with a round of 71 in the sub-state tournament.
Rebecca Chandler, Junior, Northside
Three-time qualifier for the AHSAA championship meet; placed 12th in the Class 1A-5A competition with a 36-hole total of 179; opened with a 93 but improved to 86 in the second round; qualified with a sub-state round of 77; shot a 2-under-par 70 in the Section 2 tournament at Cullman.
Mason Lake, Eighth-grader, Tuscaloosa Academy
Served as a team captain and posted an unbeaten season for the Tuscaloosa Academy Knights, who won the AISA championship; went 10-0 in the regular season and 3-0 in the postseason at No. 1 singles and doubles; claimed AISA titles in singles and teamed with Weston Hamiter to earn the doubles championship.
Lizzie Bonhaus, Seventh-grader, Tuscaloosa Academy
Played at No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles for the undefeated Tuscaloosa Academy Lady Knights, who finished the season by winning the AISA championship; went undefeated in singles and doubles, winning 10 matches in the regular season and three in the postseason; won an individual AISA title in singles and teamed with Maggie Whitson to earn a doubles championship.
McKayla Miller, Senior, Tuscaloosa County
Scored 30 goals and finished her senior season with seven assists in leading the Tuscaloosa County Lady Wildcats to a berth in the AHSAA Class 6A playoffs; recorded the program’s first goal against Hoover; signed to play for the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
Jordan Miller, Senior, Tuscaloosa County
Led the Tuscaloosa County Wildcats with 20 goals and 10 assists during his senior season; team captain; signed with Wallace State Community College in Hanceville