Hoggard volleyball, XC guide Vikings to Wells Fargo Conference Cup

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Wells Fargo, along with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA), has announced the final standings in the Wells Fargo Conference Cup competitions for the 2015 fall sports season.

The Wells Fargo Cup award, sponsored by Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA, recognizes the schools that achieve the best overall interscholastic athletic performance within each of the state’s four competitive classifications.

Logan Smith.
Logan Smith.

The Wells Fargo Conference Cup is a companion to the Wells Fargo Cup and recognizes schools with the best overall interscholastic athletic performances within individual conferences. Wachovia, and now Wells Fargo, has sponsored the conference awards program since 1980.

In most conferences, points are awarded based on participation and standings in conference play. Each conference determines its own method of awarding points.

With six of the seven public schools competing inside the split 3A/4A Mideastern Conference, Hoggard claimed the number one spot in the conference with first-place finishes in volleyball and men’s cross country.

Robinson Snider, the Mideastern Conference Runner of the Year, helped guide the Vikings to a league crown and New Hanover County Championship. The Hoggard volleyball team continued its unprecedented 38-game winning streak inside conference play dating back to the 2012 season.

Laney held off New Hanover to take sole possession of second place, winning conference titles in women’s golf, women’s tennis and women’s cross country. It was the Bucs’ first league championship in golf thanks to the efforts of 4A runner-up Caroline Cahill and sophomore Jayla Rogers. The Laney tennis team swept the Mideastern Conference regular season and tournament championship. Erin Nesselroade secured Player of the Year honors and Beau Summersill was named Coach of the Year.

The Bucs went 13-3 overall this season and cruised to a 12-0 mark in league play.

New Hanover, in third place, took home the conference championship in football. The Wildcats finished the year 12-3 overall and made their first appearance in a regional final since 2009.

Conference Standings: Hoggard 39, Laney 38, New Hanover 32, Topsail 28.5, Ashley 24.5, South Brunswick 18, West Brunswick 16.