Allen Athletic Banquet

Allen Athletic Banquet

Womack, Montoya earn Allen Athlete of the Year honors

The Allen Community College Athletic Department announced its male and female athletes of the year on Wednesday night at their athletic banquet. 

Ashley Womack was named the Female Athlete of the Year and Pedro Montoya earned the Male Athlete of the Year.

“(Womack) was very deserving of the award,” Allen softball coach Jamie Jensen said. “With the stats that she has, academics and how she handles herself on campus, she was very deserving of that award.”

Montoya was named for cross country and outdoor track and field’s most valuable athlete. 

Womack was also named the softball’s offensive player of the year. 

“It is a huge honor to get athlete of the year,” Womack said. “I couldn’t have done it without my coaches and teammates. It is just awesome.”

The other big honor of the night went to Marshall Barnhart. The owner of Dudley’s BBQ was recognized for his contributions to Red Devil Athletics throughout the year.


Other awards from Wednesday night follow:

Volleyball: Most Valuable Athlete - Raquel West; Most Inspirational Athlete - Jessica Pollitt; Most Improved Athlete - Caitlin McDougald. Men’s Soccer: Most Valuable Athlete - KB Harris; Most Inspirational Athlete - Daniel Lopez; Most Improved Athlete - Zach Burgey. Women’s Soccer: Most Valuable Athlete - Jamie Cronister; Most Inspiational Athlete - Madison Evans; Most Improved Athlete - Hayley Hunter. Men’s Cross Country: Most Valuable Runner - Pedro Montoya; Most Inspirational Runner - Ben Najman; Most Improved Runner - Ricardo Banuelos. Women’s Cross Country: Most Valuable Runner - Kaitlyn Shoemaker; Most Improved Runner - Asha Alvarez; Most Improved Runner - Kristina Silvers. Cheer - Most Valuable Athlete - Andrika Dawn; Most Inspirational Athlete - Courtney Hays; Most Improved Athlete - Lindy Manguso. Dance: Most Valuable Athlete - Michaela Trobough; Most Inspirational Athlete - Mariah Dairy; Most Improved Athlete - Taylor Everhart. Men’s Basketball: Most Valuable Athlete - Jermaine Long; Most Inspirational Athlete - Darius Redrick; Most Improved Athlete - Ithello Cross. Women’s Basketball: Most Valuable Athlete - Haley Wilson; Miss Hustle - Josie Reilly; Defensive MVP - Ashley Washington. Softball: Team Leader Award - Mykenna Hadl; Defensive Player of the Year Award - Raegan Beckley; Offensive Player of the Year - Ashley Womack. Baseball: Most Valuable Athlete - Torrence Sumerlin; Character Award - Jake Butterfield; Most Improved Athlete - Gunar Drinnen. Golf: Most Valuable Athlete - Spencer Walter; Most Consistent - Robbie Sellman;  Best Teammate - Drake Dieker. Men’s Indoor Track: Most Valuable Athlete - Pedro Montoya; Newcomer of the Year - Chris Martin; Most Improved Athlete - Vinny Butera. Women’s Indoor Track: Most Valuable Athlete - Vicky Ibarra; Newcomer of the Year - Asha Alvarez; Most Improved Athlete - Ivori Hood. Men’s Outdoor  Track: Most Valuable Athlete - Aaron Miller; Newcomer of the Year - Carlos James; Most Improved Athlete - Ceaser Stephens. Women’s Outdoor Track: Most Valuable Athlete - Kaitlyn Shoemaker; Newcomer of the Year - Kristina Silvers; Most Improved Athlete - Andrika Dawn. Athletic Training: Sophomore Service - Darci Collins; Sophomore Service - Scout Henry.