Warlassies take home top honors in Western Highlands Conference

Fred McCormick
Black Mountain News
Owen head coach David Fiest was named Coach of the Year in the Western Highlands Conference this season.

On the heels of their second consecutive undefeated season in the Western Highlands Conference, the Owen girls soccer team brought home a slew of awards to close out the 2019 season.

Three of the top four WHC awards, which were announced on May 30, went to Owen, which also placed eight players on this year's all-conference team. 

Junior Camryn Bolick took Player of the Year honors for the conference, following a season in which she scored 25 goals in 21 games for the Warlassies. The WHC Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Owen senior Brooklynn Roland, a four-year starter for Owen. 

Head coach David Fiest was named Coach of the Year following his team's second consecutive undefeated run through the WHC. 

The Warlassies opened the 2019 season with an 0-2-1 record before going on a 17-game winning streak that carried them to the third round of the state playoffs, where they fell 1-0 on the road to Hendersonville. 

Owen senior Brooklynn Roland was named the Defensive Player of the Year for the Western Highlands Conference in 2019.

Owen outscored conference opponents 55-2 in 10 games this season. 

Their performance in the conference netted the Warlassies a record number of all-conference selections for the program. 

Seniors C.J. Graham, Carly Campbell and Roland each earned a spot on the WHC squad, where they were joined by Bolick and fellow juniors Kayla Roseman and Kelsey Beck. Freshmen Rachel Graham and Mattie Lehman rounded out the Owen all-conference selections.