Monday, April 13, 2015

Jones, Mead, Named Player, Coach of The Year by VHSL....

The Virginia High School League (VHSL) announced their Group 6A All-State Boys and Girls Basketball honors Monday morning, with four Cosby Titans honored, two of them individually.

Junior Jocelyn Jones was named the Group 6A Girls Basketball State Player of the Year, while head coach Rachel Mead, who led the Titans to back-to-back State Championships with a one-point thrilling win over Bethel in the championship game on March 14th, was named State Coach of the Year.

Teammate Tyra Whitehead joins Jones as a First Team All-State honoree, while, in boys basketball, Zane Najdawi earns First Team All-State honors. Whitehead and Jones are two of the only three underclassmen given First Team honors. Both are juniors, along with Alexis Grate of Bethel.

The complete teams and honors are below:

GIRLS:

FIRST TEAM:
Jocelyn Jones--Cosby
Tyra Whitehead--Cosby
Kelly Koshuta--James Madison
Genesis Parker--Stonewall Jackson
Lindsey Abed--Oakton
Rejoice Spivey--T.C. Williams
Alexis Grate--Bethel
LeDeja James--First Colonial

SECOND TEAM:
Misha Jones--Battlefield
Paige Galiani--Langley
Princess Aghayere--South Lakes
Shelby Hayes--West Springfield
Nia Washington--Colonial Forge
Jada Lee--Landstown
Nyra Williams--Bethel
Maegan Mikkleson--Woodbridge

6A STATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jocelyn Jones--Cosby
6A STATE COACH OF THE YEAR: Rachel Mead--Cosby

BOYS:

FIRST TEAM:
Zane Najdawi--Cosby
Eric Bowles--W.T. Woodson
Darius Bolstad--Landstown
Tyler Scanlon--Westfield
Eliet Donley--Hayfield
Keaton Simmons--Stonewall Jackson
Winston Burgess-Colonial Forge
Nigel Ribeiro--Oscar Smith

SECOND TEAM:
Blake Francis--Westfield
Brandon Kamga--South Lakes
James Butler--Lake Braddock
Justin Vargo--Osbourn
Marco Haskins--Colonial Forge
Joshua Peterson--C.D. Hylton
Marcell Haskett--Kecoughtan
Rodrick Nicholson--Landstown

6A Player of The Year: Eric Bowles--W.T. Woodson
6A Coach of The Year: Dwight Robinson--Landstown

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