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Heritage all over Region 8 soccer teams, Suddeth, Stewart win COY

It’s getting to be a yearly occurrence in Georgia high school soccer: Heritage is well-represented on the all-Region 8 teams. Six girls players and five boys were named Region 8-AAAAA honorees recently, including seven first-team players as Heritage continued another excellent season on the pitch.

The girls had a quintet of players on the Best 11 team: sophomore forward Faith Shelton, senior goalkeeper and Kennesaw State signee Mady Carter, senior midfielder Ally Silvey, senior defender Ray Brown (The Citadel) and defender and Piedmont College signee Abbey Dunlop.

Sophomore forward Sara Boggus was named an honorable mention selection for the Patriots, who are led by the region’s girls coach of the year, Chad Suddeth.

On the boy’s side for Heritage, senior forward Austin Kulp and sophomore goalkeeper Conner Domaleski were named to the Best 11 team, while Brandon Stewart was named the league’s coach of the year. Freshman midfielder Edder Mendez made the Next 11 team, while sophomores Adam North, a forward, and defender Andrew Roberts were named honorable mention selections.

“I am extremely proud of the boys recognition, they’ve worked hard, taken some knocks and grown up a ton this year,” said Stewart.

Salem’s girls finished the year 6-9 and the boys went just 5-10, but four players were all-region recipients.

Seniors Bria Mosley (defender) and Rico Pope (forward) both were named to the Next 11 teams for the girls and boys teams, respectively. Honorable mention selections for the Seminoles included Hannah Watkins, a junior forward, and senior midfielder Daniel Rodriguez.