Chatham County athletes earn baseball, girls’ soccer all-state honors

Aidan Allred is the NCBCA 1A player of the year


The North Carolina Baseball Coaches Association and the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association released all-state teams last week for baseball and girls’ soccer, respectively.

All-state selections are voted on by coaches who are members of the respective associations. Here’s a look at which Chatham County athletes earned all-state honors:


Aidan Allred (NCBCA 1A player of the year, Chatham Charter)

After having one of the best individual seasons in North Carolina, Chatham Charter shortstop Aidan Allred earned 2024 NCBCA 1A player of the year and all-state honors. This is Allred’s second all-state selection as he made the 1A all-state team in 2022. Allred, now an incoming freshman at Brunswick Community College, played in 26 games (including playoffs) and achieved a .612 batting average (second in NCHSAA, per MaxPreps), 46 RBIs (third in NCHSAA), 52 runs (fifth in NCHSAA) and seven home runs (tied for fourth in NCHSAA).

Anthony Lopossay (Chatham Central)

Chatham Central pitcher Anthony Lopossay received 1A NCBCA all-state honors for the 2024 season, earning his second straight appearance on the 1A all-state team. In his senior season, Lopossay pitched in 48.2 innings, achieving a 6-3 record on the mound, 67 strikeouts, 19 walks and an earned run average of .734. He also improved as a batter with a .427 batting average, two home runs and 14 RBIs this past year. The Chatham Central standout signed in May to play baseball at Cleveland Community College.

Ian McMillan (Jordan-Matthews)

Jordan-Matthews shortstop Ian McMillan earned 2A all-state honors for the first time in his career. The two-time Mid-Carolina 1A/2A conference player of the year recorded a .429 batting average, 12 RBIs, 31 runs, two home runs and a career high .945 fielding percentage in his senior campaign. McMillan signed in March to play baseball at Brunswick Community College.

Girls’ Soccer

Sofia Viana (Seaforth)

Seaforth midfielder and forward Sofia Viana earned 2A all-state honors for the first time in her high school career. Viana had a breakout sophomore season in which she achieved 68 goals (third in NCHSAA) and 47 assists (first in NCHSAA) in 26 games (including playoffs). She scored at least four goals in nine games this season, scoring a career-high six goals against Granville Central in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Caitlin Erman (Seaforth)

Seaforth striker and forward Caitlin Erman received her first 2A all-state selection after a highly productive junior season. In 26 games (including playoffs), Erman accumulated 47 goals and 41 assists (third in NCHSAA). She scored at least two goals in 14 games, and she also scored a career-high six goals against Granville Central in the first round of the 2A playoffs.

Amelia Cherry (Woods Charter)

Woods Charter midfielder Amelia Cherry earned her first 1A all-state selection for her sophomore season. In 26 games (including playoffs), Cherry led the Wolves with 46 goals. She scored at least three goals in eight games in 2024.

Sienna Gray (Woods Charter)

Woods Charter forward Sienna Gray made the 1A all-state team for the 2024 season. In 24 games (including playoffs), Gray scored 32 goals and recorded 24 assists. She also made 1A all-state team in 2023.

Leyla Noronha (Woods Charter)

Woods Charter midfielder Leyla Noronha earned 1A all-state honors for her senior year. Noronha accumulated 43 goals and 28 assists in 28 games (including playoffs). She also earned all-state honors in 2022 and 2023.