Glynn County athletes competing in softball and volleyball have been named to the all-region teams in their respective sports.
Six Glynn Academy softball players and five from Brunswick High School have been selected to the Region 2-6A all-region team.
Brunswick had three players on the first team: infielder Raelyn Depratter, outfielder Alyssa Giles and Savannah Sellers. Glynn Academy had one player on the first team, infielder Anna Lee Mancil.
Glynn Academy had four players on the second team: infielder Jordan Wallen, outfielder Alexis Peters and pitchers Annie Chance and Kenzie Alves. Brunswick had two players on the second team, pitcher Erica Bentley and infielder Julia Hubbard.
Only one Lady Pirate, Savannah Sellers, is a senior, which bodes well for next year’s Brunswick team, said head softball coach Brian Crawford. One player, Erica Bentley, is a freshman, which is a rarity. And the fact she is a pitcher makes it even more unusual, Crawford said.
The team’s weakness this season was the lack of leadership, which led to inconsistency defensively. Offensively, the team competed enough to win more games than it did.
Crawford said he has a talented group of junior varsity players who he hopes will continue to improve enough to make the varsity team next season.
Glynn Academy head softball coach Jim Horton is also optimistic about his team’s future. The six all-region players selected from his team are all underclassmen, including freshman Anna Lee Mancil.
“It’s pretty unusual,” he said of his freshman’s selection to the first team. “She led us in so many offensive categories.”
Horton said he and his coaching staff realized the lack of upperclassmen on the team would make it a challenging season. The team improved steadily as the season progressed and some of the older players assumed leadership roles.
“We knew we were a very young team,” he said. “We competed very well, as young as we were.”
The all-region team was also named for volleyball, with Glynn Academy having six players named and Brunswick High School getting one player named to the team.
Glynn Academy’s Savannah Serafini was named to the first team and was the offensive player of the year. Brayleight Tompkins was also a first teamer and setter of the year. And Skylar Perez was the other Lady Terror named to the first team and was also the defensive player of the year.
Montana Jackson was named to the second team and was freshman player of the year. Lily Hidalgo and Mason Nasser also earned second-team honors for Glynn Academy.
Hannah Kate Chadwell was named to the all-region second team for Brunswick High School.