Like in recent past, North Meck and Lake Norman were again amongst the top soccer teams in the area.
But Hough stole their thunder, going all the way to the state semifinals in its first year as a program.
Lake Norman News Coach of the Year: David Smith, Hough
David Smith was just hoping to establish a solid first-year program, and for most of the season it appeared this was what the young Huskies were doing. Hough went 8-12-1 (4-8 in the I-Meck) during the regular season.
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But the senior-less Huskies turned it on in the playoffs, winning four games in a row to advance to the 4A West finals.
Lake Norman News Player of the Year: Patrick Harrow, North Meck
Patrick Harrow played more than one role for the Vikings. The senior, who was an all-region forward last year, started the year at center midfield before moving back to the central defender slot to anchor the North Meck defense. Harrow earned all-conference, all-region and all-state honors while leading the Vikings to another I-Meck conference title.
Harrow has signed with Appalachian State to play soccer for another four years.
All-Lake Norman News boys' soccer team
Nathaniel Goodwin, Hough: Like his team, the junior got hot at the end of the year.
Santigo Patiño, Hough : Junior forms dynamic offense with Goodwin.
Morgan Myslinski, Lake Norman: All-region senior is opportunistic up top.
Rolando Miranda, East Lincoln: Junior one of Mustangs' top offensive weapons.
Tyler Roberts, Hopewell: Titans' best all-around player soccer led Titan resurgence.
Anthony Castañeda, Hopewell: All-region performer was huge for Titans.
Nicky Rembowski, Lake Norman: Organizer, distributor on a potent Wildcat offense.
Kevin Walsh, North Meck: All-region senior was the link between offense and defense.
Jordan Chillson, Lake Norman: Might have had best overall season for Wildcats.
Jax Goyette, Davidson Day: All-state performer a big boost for Patriots.
Patrick Harrow, North Meck: All-state defender can play anywhere on the field.
Justin Williams, East Lincoln: Sophomore sensation received all-state honors again.
Andrew Holt, North Meck: Another standout for a talented Viking team.
Marcus Lohrmann, Lake Norman: Versatile player does it all for Wildcats.
Josh Skidmore, Mooresville: Standout in a struggling Blue Devil team.
Nick Hensley, Lake Norman: All-state selection will be headed to UNCC next year.
Jaron Bradley, North Meck: Junior anchored Vikings on his way to being named all-region.