Area roundup: Huntington's Tubbs, Seals win top MSAC football honors
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The All-Mountain State Athletic Conference football teams were announced Wednesday, with Nick Tubbs of Huntington winning Player of the Year honors and Huntington's Billy Seals being named Coach of the Year.
Tubbs and Seals led the Highlanders to the AAA title game, where they fell to state champion Martinsburg. Huntington landed five players on the All-MSAC first team, including senior defensive linemen Nigale Cabell and Arick Nicks.
Capital earned six All-MSAC first-team selections, including junior running back Kashuan Haley and senior defensive lineman James Walton.
Hurricane's Austin Hensley was named first-team quarterback and teammate Zach Pate earned first-team utility player honors. (See list, see Page 2B.)
MARSHALL SPORTS: Marshall outside hitter Laura Der was named an honorable-mention selection on the American Volleyball Coaches Association's All-South region team. Der led the Herd with 350 kills and was second on the team in digs with 302.
WVU SPORTS: West Virginia University women's soccer player Kadeisha Buchanan has been named the 2013 Canadian U-20 Player of the Year, as voted on by national team coaches and Canadian club coaches. Buchanan helped lead the Mountaineers to their second straight Big 12 regular-season title and first Big 12 soccer championships.
TECH WRESTLING: WVU Tech earned its first victory over Ohio Valley University 28-17 Tuesday. Senior captain John Walters (149 pounds), Colton Rowe (174) and freshman Tola Morakinyo (184) all recorded victories as Tech moved to 9-3 on the season.
MEC SPORTS: Concord senior linebacker Jake Lilly was named an honorable mention All-American by the Beyond Sports Network Wednesday. Lilly led Concord in tackles for the third straight season, recording 118 stops on the year in addition to five forced fumbles and one interception.