Thursday, May 14, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Three locals were named GACA players of the year
Buford's Blanche Alverson, Wesleyan's Anne Marie Armstrong and Greater Atlanta Christian's Trent Wiedeman have been named North Georgia players of the year in their respective classifications by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association.
Alverson led Buford to the Class AA girls state title last season and Armstrong led the Wesleyan girls to the Class A championship. They were two of 12 Gwinnett girls players who made the GACA all-state list.
The Spartans' Chaney Means and Buford's Andraya Carter and Jocelyn Danley were all-state picks in AA, while Armstrong was joined on the Class A team by teammates Erin Hall and Chantel Kennedy.
In AAAAA, the local all-staters were Central Gwinnett's Dria David, Duluth's Mykala Walker, Mill Creek's Moneshia Simmons, Norcross' Tiffany Clarke and Parkview's Lauren Coleman.
Wiedeman led the GAC boys to the Final Four in AA this season. He made the all-state team, as did his teammate Paul Dawson.
The AAAAA all-state selections include Collins Hill's Jeremy Olsen, Norcross' Taariq Muhammad and South Gwinnett's Adonis Harrison.
Providence's Westley Hinton was on the Class A all-state team.