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BCC Honors Boggs, Edvardsson, Spruill as Student-Athletes of the Year

May 8, 2013 - Sophomores Cassie Boggs, Lois Edvardsson and Addison Spruill are the 2012-2013 Brevard Community College Student-Athletes of the Year.

Boggs, of Longwood, FL and Lyman High School, played centerfield on the softball team. She was a 2012 NJCAA Division I first-team All-American, two-time Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference Player of the Year and a 2013 FCSAA All-State first-team selection.

Edvardsson, a soccer forward from Gothenburg, Sweden and Sigrid Rudebeeks Gym, was named to two 2012 All-America teams. She was a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first-team selection and an NJCAA Division I second-team pick.

Spruill, a 6-foot, 4-inch, 220-pound men's basketball forward from Currie, N.C. and Pender High School, was the 2012-2013 FCSAA Southern Conference Player of the Year and an FCSAA All-State First Team honoree.

Cassie Boggs Athlete of the Year
Cassie Boggs accepts her Athlete of the Year honor from BCC Athletic Director Jeff Carr.

Boggs finished the 2013 regular season as the nation's leader in hits with 99 and also ranked in the top 18 nationally in six other categories: second in doubles with 25, fourth in at bats (205), 10th in total bases (143), 12th in batting average, .483, 17th in runs batted in (63) and 18th in plate appearances (215).

Boggs will continue her education and softball career at NCAA Division II St. Leo University in St. Leo, FL.

"This is a very just award for Cassie and one I'm sure she will cherish in the years ahead," BCC head coach Ed Yanes said.

"Cassie has been a pleasure to get to know and coach these past two years. And as we do every year with some of these young players we'd love to have her stay but the next level is calling. We know she will make the Titans proud as she moves on.

"She is a terrific young lady, a fierce competitor with a strong family support system. We look forward to following her next move. They may graduate from here but (assistant coach) Coach Y will track their every move. The best of luck to her."

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Lois Edvardsson is honored by Jeff Carr, who also served as her soccer team's head coach.

A BCC co-captain, Edvardsson finished the 2012 season with 13 goals and five assists and is the team's career scoring leader with 24 goals and nine assists. Her leadership and unselfishness — she played center back on defense for three games — was vital in the team attaining the NJCAA Division I No. 1 ranking during the regular season and finishing as the national runner-up in only its third year as a program.

Edvardsson will continue her education and soccer career at NCAA Division II Clayton State University in Morrow, GA.

"What a deserving honor for Lois as athlete of the year," BCC women's soccer head coach and Athletic Director Jeff Carr said. "She did everything this season for us. She played three games as a defender when we had injuries, was tied with 13 goals for our leading scorer; was our captain and a great student. What a great young lady who I will miss. She epitomizes a true team player."

Spruill finished the season as BCC's leading scorer, averaging 16.8 points per game. Starting all of BCC's 33 games, Spruill also was the second-leading rebounder averaging 6.7 per game and its second-best free-throw shooter at 74 percent.

But his value exceeded his numbers. A tri-captain and fierce competitor, Spruill was the heart and soul of BCC's best team since 2000-2001. The Titans finished the season at 26-7, losing in the FCSAA state tournament final, 63-58, to eventual NJCAA Division I national champion College of Central Florida.

Addison Spruill
Addison Spruill, shown with Jeff Carr, helped BCC's basketball team to two 20-plus win seasons during his time at the college.

Spruill will continue his education and basketball career at NCAA Division I University of North Carolina Wilmington.

"I cannot put into words what Addison has meant to this program," BCC head men's basketball coach Jeremy Shulman said. "He came in a winner out of high school, and continued his success, bringing Brevard men's basketball to heights of success it hasn't reached in more than a decade, winning an astounding 47 games in his two years here.

"Addison is as tough of a kid as any I have coached in 16 years, and earned this year's Conference Player of the Year award over some great competition. For Addison to now be named a co-BCC Athlete of the Year just speaks volumes to his performance on the court this year, as well as his character off it. I'm very proud of Addison."

Carr had praise for the honorees.

"What a compliment to Cassie, Lois and Addison to be named Athletes of the Year for the Titans Athletic program," Carr said.

"We have had many great student athlete achievements this year and Cassie, Lois and Addison separated themselves with all the accolades they have received. They are three great young people who will go down in Titan Athletics history as three of the best athletes to ever wear a Titan jersey. Congratulations to them and their teammates who helped them to achieve this great honor."