Connor Vencill of Richlands was selected as the player of the year and Graham placed four players on the first team of the All Region 2D boys’ soccer team.

Vencill, who is also the Southwest District player of the year, lead his team to its first ever berth in the state tournament and second place in the Southwest District and Region 2D. He will continue his soccer career at Bluefield College next year.

Graham’s George Aiello is the Southwest District and Region 2D coach of the year after leading the G-Men to the district and region titles. Vencill was joined on the first team by Forward Levi Forrest and defender Jay Fuller.

Graham’s Craig Hrovatic, a forward, Benjamin White a midfielder and defenders Connor White and Nick Guerrant made the first team.

The complete Region 2D and local selections to the Southwest District boys’ soccer teams are listed below.

2019 REGION 2D

1st Team


Craig Hrovatic, Graham

Seam Simon, Union

Levi Forrest, Richlands

Levi Rhoton, Gate City

Alexander White, Graham


Connor Vencill, Richlands

Matt Johnson, Gate City

Andrew Pendleton, Gate City

Titus Hannula, Marion

Benjamin White, Graham


Connor White, Graham

Kenney Hammonds, Gate City

Jay Fuller, Richlands

Nick Guerrant, Graham

Colby Hackney, Ridgeview


Luke Reed, Gate City

POY: Connor Vencill, Richlands

COY: George Aiello, Graham

2nd Team


Tanner Gordon, Grayson Co.

Dakota Worley, John Battle

Ben Morgan, Graham

Devin Morris, Marion

Elijah Sproles, Ridgeview

Tadyn Roark, Union


Jayden Farley, John Battle

Ayden Vitatoe, Ridgeview

Andrew Goodman, Union

Micah Wilson, Lebanon

Colton Ratcliff, Virginia High

Aaron Williams, Lee


Logan Rebollar, Graham

Jacob Workman, Graham

Joseph Kennedy, Virginia High

Ryan Lawson, Richlands

Simon Wade, John Battle

Cameron Simpson, Gate City


Taurean Bizzell, Virginia High

2019 Southwest District Boys’ Soccer local selections

Richlands: Connor Vencill player of the year and first team forward

Levi Forrest first team forward

Jay Fuller: first team defender

Ryan Lawson: first team defender

Ethan Shreve second team

John Garrett Keene, second team

Aidan Sparling: second team

Hunter Call: second team

Graham: Craig Hrovatic first team forward

Alexander White first team forward

Ben Morgan first team forward

Benjamin White first team midfielder

Connor White first team defender

Jacob Workman first team defender

Ian Repass second team

Carter Nipper second team

Brayden Surface second team

Tazewell: Zach McPeak second team defender

Tyler Bailey second team defender

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