Dupont and Driver highlight West soccer All-Stars…

Posted by Andy Durham on June 12, 2008 at 9:28 am under High School | 4 Comments to Read

Senior standouts named for NCCA East-West All-Star Games

The state’s top high school senior athletes have accepted invitations to participate in the NCCA East-West All-Star Games in July.

Men’s Soccer:
Twenty-five All-State selections, including the state’s Player of the Year, are expected to play n the 17th men’s all-star soccer game at UNCG Soccer Stadium on July 22 (9 p.m. kickoff).

State Player of the Year Watson “Watt” Williams, an N.C. State signee of Broughton High School, is expected to play for the East. Joining him will be Regional Players of the Year Franklin Jones, of Hoggard High School, and Coby Kavanaugh of Pinecrest High School.

On the West side of the field, Regional Player of the Year Thomas Driver and All-State selection David Dupont, both of Grimsley High School, are expected to play. They will be joined by fellow All-State selection, and UNCCharlotte signee Owen Darby, of South Mecklenburg High School.

The East won last year’s game 2-1 and leads the series 8-6-2.
*****from Jim Modlin courtesy of the North Carolina Coaches Association*****
+++++Peyton Ford of Southwest Guilford and Jack McGuinn of Ragsdale were not listed in the above press release story but they are on the West roster for the boy’s soccer game.+++++


  • NWBBFAN said,

    Any idea as to why Grimsley player Michael Gehrke didn’ make the team? I think if you look at the stats, Mike G. was way ahead of the players you listed in goals including two goals for Grimsley in the State Finals.

  • Andy said,

    The only thing I can think of is that maybe Michael Gehrke of Grimsley had previous college committments and that his coaches said no about him playing in this game. He sure had the numbers to be in the game as you mentioned. Another thought might be, did he fit as far as the position the West coaches were looking????? NOT SURE…..

    I was talking with David Dupont Sr. the day the younger Dupont was selected for the West soccer team and at that time they were still looking for a college for DD Jr. to attend where he could play soccer and basketball with the leaning toward basketball.

    Not sure where DD Jr. ended up deciding to go as far as college goes, possibly Guilford, I know that the Quakers were interested.

  • NWBBFAN said,

    I know DD Sr. I went to school with him from K-9th grade. Played basketball with him at St. Pius. He is a great person as is the whole family. All the best to his son DD Jr.

    JP

  • Beth said,

    I am not sure who selects the teams. Look at Christin Newman from PAGE. First of all she was not the best player on the team, never scored, and never passed the ball. She is not a team player. Christin is a great tennis player. Why wouldn’t they give it to a senior. There were plenty Seniors that deserved it more than Christin.