Caseam Priestly, Lamar Walker voted MVPs at schoolboy football awards
Elon Parkinson (right), Digicel's Public Relations and Communications Manager, presents the Olivier Shield to players of Clarendon College at the ISSA Schoolboy Football Presentation ceremony at Terra Nova Hotel on Wednesday.
Kingston College’s captain Caseam Priestly and Clarendon College’s captain Lamar Walker were voted the Most Valuable Players (MVPs) of the 2018 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) senior football season.
The players received their awards at the schoolboy football presentation ceremony on Wednesday at the Terra Nova Hotel.
Priestly was voted the Manning Cup’s MVP and Walker the daCosta Cup’s MVP.
Both players played major roles in leading their schools to championship honours.
KC Manning Cup players at the ISSA/Schoolboy Football Presentation ceremony.
KC defeated North Street neighbours St George's College 3-2 in a dramatic ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final, at the National Stadium in Kingston on November 30, to win urban area biggest schoolboy football prize for the first time in 32 years.
The Ludlow Bernard-team had to come from behind twice with the winning goal coming at the death.
Clarendon College turned in a big performance to beat Cornwall College 2-1 in the final of the Wata daCosta Cup competition at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on December 1.
The Lenworth Hyde-coached team prevailed despite playing with 10 men for most of the match following the ejection of goalkeeper Tafari Chambers in the 14th minute.
Clarendon College secured a second title in 2018, beating KC 1-0 on December 8 at the National Stadium to secure their first Olivier Shield title since 1998.
Substitute Andre Nicholson scored the all-important goal for Clarendon College in the 87th minute on a night which brought the curtain down on the 2018 schoolboy football season.
KC and Clarendon College received two other major awards in addition to the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup.
KC walked away with the Manning Cup’s Most Attacking Team award for scoring 69 goals and the Most Defensive Team award for conceding only eight goals for the season.
Clarendon College took the daCosta Cup’s Most Attacking Team award for scoring 65 goals and the Most Defensive Team award for conceding five times.
St George’s College’s Damani Harris and Clarendon College’s Nique Daley won the Golden Boot awards for most goals scored from the second round of the Manning Cup and daCosta Cup.
Elon Parkinson (right) Digicel's Public Relations and Communications Manager presents the daCosta Cup's Golden Boot award to Clarendon College's Nique Daley.
Harris found the back of the net five times during that period to guide St George’s into the final of the Manning Cup, while Daley, a national Under-20 player, was more awesome, ramming in a dozen goals to help Clarendon College to the daCosta Cup title. Daley also scored in the daCosta Cup final.
Daley also won another individual award as he shared the most goals scored throughout the daCosta Cup with Ronaldo Webster of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS). Both players scored 21 goals apiece.
St Catherine High’s Marcovich Brown scored the most goals in the Manning Cup with 18.
Other major awards presented were:
Walker Cup Knockout (Hydel High)
Ben Francis Cup Knockout (Charlemont High)