The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League announced it’s 2012 Boys All-League tennis team.
Gallia Academy landed three players on the team, freshman Conner Christian for singles competition, and for doubles competition junior Riley Nibert and freshman Zach Shugert. Earning an honorable mention was the Blue Devils’ Kelle Craft.
The Player of the Year was awarded to Trevor Violette of Portsmouth, while to Coach of the Year went to Portsmouth’s Chris Cole.
The Blue Devils finished 6-2 in SEOAL competition this season.
2012 SEOAL Boys Tennis Team
Gabe Preston (11), Chillicothe
Connor Christian (9), Gallipolis
O.J. Barr* (12), Jackson
Sean Clay** (12), Logan
Tanner Hatcher* (12), Portsmouth
Trevor Violette* (12), Portsmouth
Riley Nibert (11)/Sean Saltzgaber (9), Gallipolis
Alec Osborne (11)/Aaron Kirby (12), Jackson
Robbie Shugert (12)/Zach Shugert (10), Portsmouth
Player of the Year: Trevor Violette, Portsmouth
Coach of the Year: Chris Cole, Portsmouth
*—denotes previous season(s) named to All-SEOAL team.
Honorable mention: Noah Adams (11), Chillicothe; Kelle Craft (12), Gallipolis; Joe McNelly (12), Jackson; Finn Fuller (11), Logan; Katherine Meriwether (11), Portsmouth.
Team selected by vote of league coaches. Each team was permitted one automatic honorable mention selection.