Several East Central Community College student-athletes received honors during the college’s 2017 Fall Sports Awards Banquet. Those honored, and their respective high schools, were:

 

Football

Punter Drake Pace of Sumrall, Academic Award;  offensive lineman Josh McMullen of East Webster, Offensive Captain Award and Second Team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-State;  defensive back Keonte’ Daniels of Noxapater, Defensive Captain Award, First Team MACJC All-State, and National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region 23; tight end Nigel Wood of Petal, Most Improved Offensive Player Award; linebacker VJ Swanier of Pass Christian, Most Improved Defensive Player Award; wide receiver Antonio Gibson of Eagles Landing (Stockbridge, Ga.), First Team MACJC All-State; and QB Mario Asagunla of Hillcrest Christian, Luke 2:52 Award.

 

Men’s Soccer

Defender Andrew Bernard of Southeast Lauderdale, Academic Award, MVP Award, First Team MACJC All-State, and MACJC North All-Star Team;  midfielder Francisco Romero of Ripley, Golden Boot Award and First Team MACJC All-State;  defender Tyler White of MRA, Best Defense Award, NJCAA All-Region 23, and MACJC North All-Star Team;  midfielder Henry Artica of Oxford, Hustle Award, Warrior Award, and First Team MACJC All-State; midfielder Jacob Thomas of Northwest Rankin, Team Captain, First Team MACJC All-State, and MACJC North All-Star Team; defender Hector Mendoza of Center Hill, Honorable Mention MACJC All-State and MACJC North All-Star Team;  forward Tanner Lindsey of Northwest Rankin, Honorable Mention MACJC All-State;  defender Cory Furlow of Clinton, Honorable Mention MACJC All-State; and forward Joseph Stewart of Callaway (Jackson), Honorable Mention MACJC All-State.  

Women’s Soccer

Midfielder Aubree Patterson of Richland, Academic Award, Team Leader Award, First Team MACJC All-State, and MACJC North All-Star Team; midfielder Ashley Langham of Florence, Golden Boot Award, MVP, Team Leader Award, NJCAA All-Region 23, and MACJC North All-Star Team; defender Ryan Gunter of George County, Best Defense Award; forward Kelli Vaughn of Stanhope Elmore, Hustle Award;  forward Helaina Wellington of Sydney, Australia, Team Leader Award;  midfielder Haley Hutcherson of Clarkdale, Team Leader Award and Warrior Award; midfielder Kelsey Bayles of Northwest Rankin, Honorable Mention MACJC All-State; defender Kaitlynn Summerlin of Florence, Honorable Mention MACJC All-State; and forward Cailee Helen McClain of Starkville, MACJC North All-Star Team. Goalkeeper Sarah Gilliland was honored as the MACJC Women’s Goalkeeper of the Week during the season, and Langham received the MACJC Women’s Offensive Player of the Week award.