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Phoenix High School fall sports athletes earned numerous honors during the 2023 fall season.
Voted on by conference coaches, the honors were especially plentiful for members of the Pirate junior class during the fall.
In volleyball, junior Seneca Ikemire was a first-team all-Skyline Conference choice. Despite her season being cut short by a leg injury, Ikemire was the Pirates top attacker on a regular basis. Freshman Lilly Quintero earned was a second-team choice while Isha Van Ness, also a junior, was an honorable mention choice. Classmate Ariah Potts was an all-defensive team selection.
In girls' soccer, junior Anahi Villa was selected to the first team after leading the Pirates in scoring. Senior Aspyn Shull-Bain, juniors Carsyn Gallegos and Katie Monroe and sophomore Addie McConnell all earned honorable mention.
In boys' soccer, seniors Cielo Marlia-Larsen and Dominic McGuire were first-team selections. Senior Jacob Moody earned second-team honors. Seniors Jayden Moody and Tanner Norris and juniors Juan Vargas and Hector Ramos were all honorable mention.
In football, junior defensive end Tobias Akpan was a second-team selection. He was named honorable mention on offense. Junior linebacker Derek Corder was honorable mention on defense while sophomore Aiden Ryena was honorable mention as an offensive lineman.
In cross country, three Pirates earned first-team honors based on their finishes in the Skyline Conference meet. The group included seniors Kael Feely and Orlando Contreras and sophomore Ethan Dobbins. Senior AJ Merlin was second team for Phoenix, which won the Skyline team title. For the PHS girls, freshman Aleah Polansky, senior Brisa Bauer and freshman Ashleigh Erwin were all second-team honorees. Feeley went on to earn first-team all-state honors based on his third-place finish at the OSAA State Cross Country Meet.
Academically, Phoenix had a stellar fall. Of 183 student-athletes, 121 of them had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Boys' Cross Country finished at 3.87, good for third in the state. Girls' Cross Country tied for fifth at 3.89. Volleyball tied for fifth at 3.767. Girls' Soccer finished at 3.62 while Boys' Soccer was eighth in the state at 3.25. Cheerleading posted a team GPA of 3.07 while Football checked in at 2.54.