2009 is just days away from being history.
From tennis to volleyball, many girls from Cabarrus to Iredell to Lincoln counties made names for themselves at the conference, region and state level.
Here's a look at our All-North Neighbors teams.
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Player of the year: Shruthi Rajan, Lake Norman.
When Rajan came to Lake Norman High, neither she nor the Wildcats tennis program had established themselves as standout performers.
Four years later, Rajan (26-4 this season) is the school's all-time leader in wins with 94 and led her team to a conference title and a state playoff berth in its first season at the 4A level.
Rajan "has worked as hard as anyone to make herself a better player while being a leader for (this) team," Lake Norman tennis coach Lezlie Carroll said.
Rajan maintains well over a 4.0 grade-point average.
Coaches of the year: Tim Burgiss, Statesville Christian, and Jill Gardiner, Concord.
Burgiss guided Statesville Christian to its sixth straight NCISAA state title. Burgiss, who started the program seven years ago, led his team past Davidson Day in the finals.
Gardiner and her Concord tennis team dominated all season. The Spiders, who won the first 15 matches of the season easily, finally lost to Charlotte Catholic in the second round of the 3A playoffs.
All-North Neighbors Team
Shruthi Rajan, Lake Norman - 26-2 on the court, and better than a 4.0 GPA off it.
Sara Holbrooks, Concord - No. 1 player on a team that dominated all year.
Ciera Combs, Mooresville - Led Blue Devils to 10-5 mark and second round of state playoffs.
Alison Boggs, Statesville - Greyhounds' top player led team to shared North Piedmont Conference title.
Diana Castano, Statesville Christian - No. 1 player on sixth consecutive state title team.
Ali Burgess, Statesville Christian - Coach's daughter has 10 state tennis titles in her career.
Megan Black, Mount Pleasant - Tigers' No. 1 led team to playoffs.
Anne Rinaldo/Claire Rinaldo, East Lincoln - This sisters doubles duo went all the way to state semifinals.
Kathryn Brown/Fran Bullard, Concord - This duo was a major part of team's 15-1 record.
Shruthi Rajan/Britta Huibers, Lake Norman - Lost only two matches all year.
Madolyn Essary/Kayla Revelle, Statesville Christian - Won No. 2 doubles state title.
Player of the Year: Ali Cooke, North Mecklenburg.
Cooke, a senior all-state player and the I-Meck Conference player of the year, led the Vikings to their best season in more than a decade with 364 kills, 347 digs and 45 aces in 28 games. She'll play volleyball at Wingate next season. She's the daughter of Davidson baseball coach Dick Cooke.
Coach of the year: Sandi Skidmore, North Mecklenburg.
Skidmore won her fourth straight conference title but her first I-Meck Conference crown, as the Vikings went undefeated in the I-Meck regular season. Skidmore also guided North Meck to a 25-3 overall mark, losing in the state semifinals to Ardrey Kell.
All-North Neighbors Team
Ali Cooke, North Mecklenburg - I-Meck player of the year will spike for Wingate next season.
Blair Atkinson, North Mecklenburg - Setter helped organize a talented Vikings team to state semis with 749 assists.
Chaniel Nelson, Hopewell - North Carolina (Chapel Hill) signee could end up being best of this group.
Adrian Eppley, Hopewell - One of the major reasons the Titans went 21-6 and beat North Meck once.
Heather Wilson, Concord - Taking her major skills west to Washington State.
Katie Beecher, Concord - Helped Wilson lead team to South Piedmont Conference tournament title.
Rebecca Love, Mount Pleasant - Led Tigers to co-SPC regular season crown.
Kristen Smith, Hickory Ridge - Ragin' Bulls soccer star also scores for volleyball.
Madison Cline, Jay M. Robinson - Also one of the South Piedmont's best players.
Lindsay Wright, East Lincoln - Doubles as star on Mustangs basketball team.
Morgan Tucker, Lake Norman - Tucker helps give this team a strong future.
Katie Lamm, Statesville Christian - Most Valuable Player of SPAA.
Catherine Wolter, SouthLake Christian - Led talented Eagles team with 338 kills.