Three Lady Wildcats honored by Region XXIII, MACJC

Three Lady Wildcats honored by Region XXIII, MACJC

POPLARVILLE — Three Lady Wildcats earned spots on post-season lists.

Newcomer Rena Gordon (Clarendon, Jamaica) was named to the All-Region XXIII team, while Grace Sanders (Oak Grove) and Sashine Smith (Kingston, Jamaica) earned spots on the All-MACJC squad, Pearl River coach Jack Byrd recently announced.

Gordon proved to be one of the more feared forwards in the MACJC as a freshman. The Jamaican's 17 goals were 44thnationally and tied for fourth in the league. Gordon added four assists for 38 points.

Gordon was also a two-time MACJC Player of the Week selection.

Although Smith and Sanders combined for just three assists, they made their presence felt by holding down the defensive end of the field. Sanders emerged during the season as a lock down defender and one of the goalkeeper's best allies at centerback. Smith played a swing role for PRCC — starting along the backline before settling in as a defensive midfielder — and was often deployed as a heat-seeking missile in pursuit of the ball. Smith also took corner kicks for the Lady Wildcats.

ALL-STARS

In addition to Sanders and Smith, Sarah Havens (Hurley; East Central) was selected to play in Saturday's MACJC Sophomore All-Star Game. Unfortunately Holmes, which was scheduled to host the event announced Thursday that the game was cancelled due to poor field conditions.

Havens proved to be a tenacious attacker for the Lady Wildcats, finishing the season with two goals and four assists. Her eight points were good enough for third on the team.

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All-MACJC and All-Region selections