JA Teams Honor Fall Athletes

December 8, 2020 / Athletics/All News
(Photo cred: Chris Todd of MS Scoreboard)

Jackson Academy’s fall athletes played exciting and rewarding seasons this fall, and celebrated the end of their season with awards events. Players and fans alike overcame the challenges of playing and supporting sports during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to recognize our students’ accomplishments. This week, we recognize the junior high football teams, the cross country teams, and the volleyball teams. Congratulations to each student athlete on their accomplishments! We look forward to recognizing our remaining fall athletes next week.

Junior High Football Awards

Seventh Grade

Raider Award – Baird Kennedy
Best Back – Carter Mathison
Best Lineman – Luke New

Eighth Grade

Raider Award – Jacob Scarbrough
Best Back – Bedan Walker
Best Lineman – Parker Halford

Ninth Grade

Raider Award – Fagan Daniel
Best Back – Brister Robertson
Best Lineman – Nicholas Harris
Most Improved – Bo Barbour
Special Teams – CJ Banks

Cross Country Awards

Varsity Girls

Third place at State Meet

Ray Higgins Award – Abbi Mims  
Most Improved –  Macy Garrard            
Raider Award – Ella Logan 

Top 7 with Top Performer First

  1. Caroline Wier                           
  2. Anderson Ueltschey
  3. Elena Roberts   
  4. Macy Garrard 
  5. Emma Roberts 
  6. Harper Griffin 
  7. Ella Logan

Varsity Boys

Third place at State Meet

Ray Higgins Award – Emery Thigpen / Rett Stanley 
Most Improved- John Travelstead 
Raider Award –  Samuel Long

Top 7 with Top Performer First

  1. Clayton Mahaffey
  2. Emery Thigpen
  3. Rett Stanley
  4. John Travelstead
  5. Samuel Long
  6. James Chapman
  7. Law Stanley   

JV Girls

Eighth place at State Meet

Most Improved – McHarg Daniel 
Raider Award – Sadie Sandifer 

Top 7 with Top Performer First

  1. Olivia Salvo
  2. Kara Mims
  3. Mary Madison New
  4. Sadie Sandifer
  5. Rose Mary Adams
  6. Audrey Chapman
  7. Avery Pickering 

JV Boys   

Eighth place at State Meet           

Most Improved – Ian Hosch
Raider Award – Jack Satcher           

Top 7 with Top Performer First

  1. Sam Chustz
  2. McNeil Haraway
  3. Alex Giddens
  4. Carter Wier
  5. Cooper Griffin
  6. Breck Hines
  7. Henry Hadden

Volleyball Awards 

JV Awards

JV Offensive Award – Mary Grace Foster 
JV Defensive Award – Mary Grace Seago 
JV Most Improved – Gracie Drew Pratt 

Varsity Awards

Varsity Kill Leader – Parker Bracken 
Varsity Assist Leader – Natalie DeRusso 
Varsity Dig Leader – Parker Bracken 
Varsity Block Leader – Anna Claire Sheffield
Varsity Ace Leader – Parker Bracken
Raider Award – Pryor Mehrle, Madeleine Pettus
Lady Raider Academic Award – Gracie Coe
Varsity Hustle Award – Remy Jones
Varsity Most Improved – Gracie Coe
Varsity Most Valuable Player – Parker Bracken: 473 kills, 330 digs, 107 aces, 33 Blocks, 2.57 Passing Average
All-Time Assist Leader for Mississippi – Natalie DeRusso: 4,073 kills
All-Time Kill Leader for Mississippi – Parker Bracken: 2,494 kills