Athlete of Spring: Lacrosse stars Borriello, Estes top list

soclax-7The people have spoken, and they seem rather fond of lacrosse.

In a breakthrough season for the upstart sport on the Grand Strand, a pair of lacrosse standouts claimed the vast majority of the votes for the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Spring Sports Season award.

Socastee All-State selection Nick Borriello won the title with more than 45,000 votes after leading the Braves to their first-ever playoff berth victory in the sport. His 31 goals and 36 assists this season made him the Braves’ all-time leader in goals (135), assists (69), and points (204).

Carolina Forest All-Stater Aly Estes was second with more than 33,000 votes after she helped the upstart Lady Panthers’ program to the playoffs. It was one of six first-year lacrosse programs in the area.

Carolina Forest baseball standout Dylan Roberts was third in the voting, followed by a pair of St. James softball stars – Morgan Marlow and Noel Cassidy – rounding out the top five.

St. James soccer stars Quadarius Grate and Haywood Brandon were sixth and seventh on the list after leading the Sharks to the Class 3A title game. Carolina Forest softball pitcher Emily Merriam and Myrtle Beach girls soccer star Cassidy Posma rounded out the voting.

Photo courtsy of SHS Lacrosse

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