Soccer season stopped short

Claire Peralta, Staff Reporter

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Cassie Conarty – District Offensive MVP

1st Team

  • Dominique Mazero
  • Elyse Gaccione
  • Rebecca Gleason
  • Jessica Weyand
  • Jensyn Caton

2nd Team

  • Kaylee Grigg
  • Rebecca Sipes
  • Darby Blaylock
  • Elizabeth Schasel

Honorable Mention

  • Madi Franquiz
  • Rachel Willmann
  • Cassie Duke

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Daaron McFarling – District MVP

Grant LaVerdure – District Defensive MVP

Cody McLemore – District Offensive MVP

Bryan Jennings – Coach of the Year

1st Team

  • Alex Hopkinson
  • Tim Rekieta
  • Chase Gaskill
  • Matt Smith
  • Garrett Matacale

2nd Team

  • Anthony Brigante
  • Colton Alleman
  • Simon Herran
  • Austin Van Wagoner
  • James Reyna

Honorable Mention

  • Michael Cinquepalmi
  • Kody Fagin
  • Michael Lofton
  • Joe Fulmer
  • Joey Whitmore


Soccer season is officially over as both the boys and girls varsity soccer teams lost Friday in the third round of playoffs. Boys lost to Mesquite Poteet 2-0 and the girls lost 3-2 against Wylie East.

“Wylie East is a very good team,” girls varsity coach Jeff Kear said. “They have only lost one game this year. They are a legitimate contender to go to state, so it is probably a fair result that they ended up winning. Also, figuring how the game was played, they had the better of the game.”

For some players, Friday night marked the end of their high school soccer career.

“It is what it is, and you can’t change what’s already happened,” senior boys player Cody McLemore said. “I’m looking forward to college and what it holds for me. We didn’t play the best and we had a bunch of chances to score, and we didn’t convert our chances, and they did.”

Though the games resulted in losses, the teams prepared and played to the best of their abilities.

“I am proud of the girls though for playing such a close game and believing that they could get a result out of it and working for it,” Kear said. “I thought that spoke very well of them. While the result went against us, the performance was something to be proud of.”