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Fall 2020 Lehi Free Press All-City athletic awards: Series 1



Inside this issue, readers will find the first seasonal edition of the Lehi Free Press All-City athletic awards, designed to honor the best of our local high school athletes.

This program resulted from our efforts to recognize their accomplishments in a meaningful way since they are so often overlooked in the statewide honors, which also have now been reduced in number of sources from what was available in previous years.

Each honoree will receive a certificate and a copy of the newspaper in which their award was announced. These will be delivered by administrators at each school.

The selections were made based on nominations from coaches, available statistical information and the results earned by each athlete in state-level competition. Final decisions were made by the newspaper staff.

In this issue, we honor competitors from the cross country, girls tennis and boys golf teams. In following issues, we’ll present our All-City girls soccer, volleyball and football teams.

We will continue the awards program following each contested season of the school year.

Girls Cross Country

Most Valuable Performer 

Hailey Barlow (Sr. Lehi):  A consistent top runner for the Pioneers, she finished eighth at the Region 7 meet and in the Divisional round and came in 22nd at the State final.

Honorable Mention

Eliza Sandberg (So. Skyridge): 8th in Region 4, 25th at State.

Kylie Olsen (So. Skyridge): 3rd in Region 4, 30th at State.

Boys Cross Country

Most Valuable Performer

Creed Thompson (Sr. Skyridge): Nationally-ranked star won the Region 4 medalist honors and led his team to a state title with a silver-medal performance in the final meet.

Honorable Mention

Davin Thompson (Sr. Skyridge): 2nd in Region 4, 3rd at State.

Seth Wallgren (Jr. Skyridge): 5th in Region 4, 4th at State.

Jefferson McMullin (Jr. Lehi): Two meet gold medals, 5th in Region 7, 11th at State.

Girls Tennis

Most Valuable Performer

Lucy Droubay (Jr. Skyridge): Went 9-1in Region 4 to earn the top seed. She beat undefeated champions from Regions 1 and 3 on her way to the individual gold medal in No. 2 Singles and thus led her team to the state title as well.

Most Inspirational Performer

Sage Gotfredson (Sr. Lehi): According to Coach Alan Wofford, she never complained and was always encouraging to her teammates. She practiced hard and played hard, which made her a great example and role model.

Honorable Mention

Jaya Cluff (Sr. Skyridge): Beat an undefeated rival from Lone Peak for the No. 3 Singles state title.

Payton Carroll, Fr. and Kylee Sperry, Fr. (Skyridge): State silver medalists in No. 1 Doubles.

Cassie Schmidt So. And Holly Schmidt Sr. (Skyridge) State silver medalists in No. 2 Doubles.

Caroline Moon (So. Lehi): Lehi’s top player, a quarterfinalist at State.

Boys Golf

Most Valuable Performer

Carter Frisby (Sr. Skyridge): Shot in the low 70s for the entire season and earned the bronze position in the Region 4 medalist standings. Tied for 4th place at State.

Most Inspirational Performer

Helaman Ofahengaue (Jr. Lehi): Won or tied for medalist honors each Region 7 meet until he was injured partway through the season. Returned for the state tournament and finished 19th after the long layoff.

Honorable Mention

KJ Ofahengaue (So. Lehi): Won or tied for 1st in five Region 7 meets, tied for 7th at State.

Eli Beck (Sr. Skyridge): Finished fifth in Region 4 for the season, tied for 15th at State.

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