DuRant named Region 7-3A Soccer Player of the Year

socsoc-durantThe Myrtle Beach and Socastee High boys soccer tied with a high seven players on the All-Region 7-3A squad, so it only figures they would share the top two honors.

Socstee senior Wesley DuRant captured Players of the Year honors and Seahawks coach Jason Himmelsbach was named Coach of the Year following strong seasons for both the Braves and Seahawks. Both will represent the South in next month’s Carolina Shootout in Charleston.

DuRant was joined by teammate Willem Morin on the first team, but Myrtle Beach had twice as many, with Helgi Nati, Jarrett Lewis, Franc Lamcja and Adolpho Aguillar making the first team. St. James’ Matt Hinman, Brandon Wallace and Keaton Zimmer and North Myrtle Beach’s Austin Bolton rounded out the local players on the first team.

Conversely, Socastee had five members make the second team – Jake Periot, Cole Renfrow, Blade Lewis and Alex Alto – to only one for Myrtle Beach, goalkeeper Skylar Hribar. North Myrtle Beach keeper Dallas Fields and teammate Christian Buis and St. James’ Anthony Schultz earned second team designation.

Honorable mention includes Brandon Harrington of Myrtle Beach, Ricardo Farinas of Socastee and Logan Wileford of North Myrtle Beach.

Photo by Candy Hinman

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