Player of the year: Khafri Jamison, Heritage, Sr.

Heritage’s Khafri Jamison scored an area-best 23 goals in 2019 and dished out seven assists en route to helping the Patriots to a Class AAAAAA playoff berth out of Region 3. Jamison notched four hat tricks and three braces and is signed to play at Thomas University next season.

Coach of the year: Brian Johnson, Alcovy

Alcovy head coach Brian Johnson was named the Region 3-AAAAAA Coach of the Year after leading the Tigers to a 9-8 season. The Tigers’ nine wins on the season marked six more than their 2018 mark of three. Johnson also managed to defeat cross-county rival Heritage for the first time in his tenure.

FIRST TEAM

GK — Jackson Hamby, Eastside, Jr.

First team all-region 4-AAAA

MF — Creighton Goerner, Eastside, Jr.

First team all-region 4-AAAA, finished with seven goals and team-high seven assists

MF — Marley Stephenson, Alcovy, Sr.

First team All-Region 3-AAAAAA, finished with team-high 17 goals and three assists

MF — Shamar Palmer, Rockdale County, Sr.

First team All-Region 8-AAAAAAA, finished with team-high 14 goals and 12 assists

D — Kevin Manley, Eastside, Jr.

First team All-Region 4-AAAA

D — Justin Deas, Heritage, Sr.

First team All-Region 3-AAAAAA

D — Jonas Woodruff, Rockdale County, Sr.

Second team All-Region 8-AAAAAAA

F — Jackson Jolley, Eastside, Sr.

Second team All-Region 4-AAAA, finished with team-high 21 goals and five assists

F — Jason Redmond, Rockdale County, Jr.

First team All-Region 8-AAAAAAA, finished with 13 goals and seven assists

F — Chris Rukundo, Alcovy, Sr.

Finished with 10 goals and nine assists

F — Xavier Hairston, Rockdale County, Jr.

Second team All-Region 8-AAAAAAA, finished with five goals

SECOND TEAM

GK — Lynden Dawson, Heritage, Sr.

MF — Jordan Beam, Eastside, Soph.

MF — Garrett Mainor, Heritage, Sr.

MF — Colin Kennelly, Rockdale County, Sr.

MF — Chris Overfelt, Eastside, Jr.

MF — Michael Graves, Newton

MF — Anthony Orellana, Salem

D — Tristan Aldridge, Eastside, Jr.

D — Zachary Roberts, Heritage, Sr.

F — Steven Landers, Heritage, Sr.

F — Kade Mote, Eastside, Sr.

F — Ryan Cannon, Rockdale County, Sr.

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.

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