Six Wildcats land on Region XXIII, MACJC teams

Six Wildcats land on Region XXIII, MACJC teams

POPLARVILLE — Wildcats filled the Region XXIII and MACJC post-season teams, which were recently announced.

Jevaun Ennis (Maypen, Jamaica) and Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg; North Forrest) were named to the All-Region XXIII squad. Joe Elliott (Leicester, England), Bo Bowman (Bay St. Louis; Bay), Cooper Grafe (Kiln; Hancock) and Kealan Baggett (Ocean Springs) earned spots on the All-MACJC team.

ALL-REGION XXIII

Lie will go down as one of the most decorated Wildcat goalkeepers in the program's short but storied history. A three-time MACJC Keeper of the Week selection, Lie was also named the NJCAA Keeper of the Week twice in 2018.

The sophomore finished the season among the nation's leaders in multiple categories, including wins (11; 11th), shutouts (6; 10th), goals against average (1.14; 48th), save percentage (.857; 14th), saves (102; 18th) and minutes played (1,337:26; 23rd).

Ennis knew how to strike fear in opposing defenders and utilized his speed to score a team-best 12 goals, good enough for 48thnationally. Ennis added three assists for 27 points. 

ALL-MACJC

Bowman was a close second to Ennis on the team's scoring leaderboard. The Bay High product finished his sophomore campaign with 10 goals and four assists, good for 24 points.

Grafe and Baggett emerged early during preseason camp as potential go-to players for coach Drew Gallant. Baggett scored four goals and added 11 assists, good enough for 22nd nationally. Grafe patrolled the midfield and finished with three goals and five assists.

In addition to being a leader and physical defender, Elliott helped spark the Wildcat offense at different points in 2018. The Leicester, England, product came up with several big free kicks down the stretch and finished with five assists and a goal.

ALL-STARS

In addition to Bowman, Ennis and Lie, Andrew Elkins (Bay St. Louis; St. Stanislaus) was previously named to the Saturday's MACJC Sophomore All-Star Game. The sophomore combined with Elliott to form one of the more reliable defensive tandems in the MACJC this season. Elkins also helped out in the attack, registering a goal and two assists.

Unfortunately Holmes, which was scheduled to host the event, announced Thursday that the game was cancelled due to poor field conditions.

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All-Region XXIII and All-MACJC selections