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Soccer: All-Region teams feature large county presence
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Forsyth Central's Callie Fagan, right, battles for control of the ball with West Forsyth's Grace Ann Green on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. - photo by Ben Hendren

The Region 5-7A boys and girls soccer All-Region teams were released this week, with numerous county players appearing on both teams.

South Forsyth goalkeeper Aarnav Sandhu was named boys Player of the Year, and Forsyth Central forward Callie Fagan was named co-girls Player of the Year, alongside Milton’s May Elshami.

Sandhu helped lead the War Eagles to the Class 7A state finals, where South lost to Lambert, and the senior was particularly impressive in the playoffs. He made three saves in penalty kick shootouts in the playoffs against Norcross and Hillgrove to help South win both of those games, and Sandhu also saved a penalty kick in the War Eagles’ state semifinal win against Peachtree Ridge.

Fagan, a junior forward, was a key piece in a powerful Central offense that led the region in goals scored and helped the Bulldogs finish second in the region, a year after missing out on the playoffs altogether. Central lost to eventual state champion Parkview in the second round of the state playoffs.

All-Region 5-7A boys team

Player of the Year

Aarnav Sandhu, South Forsyth

Coach of the Year

Chris Wilson, Lambert

All-Region team

Christian Girard, Sr., Lambert

Logan Racine, Sr., Lambert

Kyler Darsey, Jr., Lambert

Hayden Fontana, Jr., Lambert

Trey Hines, Jr., Lambert

Jay Patterson, Jr., Lambert

P.J. Mollenauer, Sr., South

Ryan Fierle, Sr., South

Trevor Byrne, Sr., South

Chris Mendelson, Sr., South

Gavin Mitchell, Sr., Forsyth Central

Uriel Romero, Sr., Central

Erik Gil, Sr., Central

Juan Gonzalez, Sr., Central

Carlos Reyes, Sr., West Forsyth

Parker Campbell, Jr., West

Adrian Resendiz, Jr., North Forsyth

Clay Dawes, Sr., Milton

Gavin Burris, Sr., Milton

Jared Jordan, Jr., Milton

All-Region 5-7A girls team

Players of the Year

Callie Fagan, Forsyth Central/May Elshami, Milton

Coach of the Year

Kelly Bendall, Milton

All-Region team

Alexis Sherman, Jr., Central

Hannah Hamilton, Sr., Central

Morgan Dech, Jr., Central

Hadley Meeks, Sr., Central

Karson Rosenberger, Sr., West Forsyth

A.J. Needham, Jr., West

Amanda Ewers, So., West

Bennett Beisbier, Fr., West

Maddie Butera, Fr., South Forsyth

Riley Habegger, Sr., South

Lauren Murray, So., South

Lauren Hong, Sr., Lambert

Melina West, So., Lambert

Canby Biddle, Jr., North Forsyth

Grace Armfield, Sr., Milton

Payton Aussin, Sr., Milton

Adriana Christensen, Sr., Milton

Alex Bicknell, Jr., Milton

Olivia Briede, Fr., Milton