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Two years and a pair of Big East Conference championships make the early body of work from Hunt High varsity girls soccer coach Richard Frazier an enviable collection.
In two seasons, Frazier is 26-11-1 and has won or shared the Big East title in each season, including an unbeaten run through the conference in 2019.
That diligence has caught the attention of voters at North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association, who have named Frazier as its 3-A Region 3 Co-Coach of the Year. Frazier shares the accolade with D.H. Conley’s Marlon Carbajal. Carbajal directed Conley to a 24-2 and the fourth round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association playoffs.
“It’s definitely an honor to get coach of the year in anything,” Frazier said. “It’s a reflection of the team and I think that’s an accolade of a very good team.”
Lynn Adams of DASH United was the NCSCA’s 1-A private school Coach of the Year as the senior quartet of Brinkley Adams, Talyor Harrison, Talana Banks and Katerina Welby earned all-region acclaim. DASH went 15-4-1 in winning the North Carolinians for Home Education Athletic Commission championship for the fourth straight year.
In 2-A Region 3, North Johnston was represented by the foursome of senior Maira Teruel, senior Sarah Hinnant, Jessica House and senior Melanie Barbee.
In Region 3 for 3-A, Hunt and Fike combined for seven selections. Senior Rachel Cox, freshman Haley Gessell, sophomore Kristen Armstrong and senior Camille Ruiz were named to the all-region squad, while junior Riley Patterson, senior Jah’Asia Pernell and sophomore Jessica Avery represented Fike.