BY DENNIS SILVA II | firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2020 high school soccer seasons were one many lost because of the global pandemic. Due to precautions for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the season was initially postponed in March before the UIL canceled all remaining spring sports seasons in April.
Still, the soccer seasons, boys’ and girls’, were on the brink of the playoffs, with just two more nights of district play remaining. With that, a lot was determined about who were the best players and which teams were the best through district play, which allowed for all-district picks to still be made by District 19-6A’s coaches.
On the girls’ side, the four playoff teams were set. Tompkins led the pack at 9-0-1 for 28 points, followed by Seven Lakes (8-1-2, 26 points), Cinco Ranch (4-3-3, 15 points) and Taylor (3-5-2, 11 points).
Katy (2-4-4, 10 points), Morton Ranch (3-7-1, 10 points) and Mayde Creek (0-9-1, 1 point) rounded out the rest of the district.
Tompkins senior Skylar Parker was named 19-6A’s Most Valuable Player. Seven Lakes senior Ari Ghafari was named Offensive MVP and Tompkins junior Avery Burchett was named Defensive MVP.
Taylor junior Sydney Blanchard was named Goalkeeper of the Year. Taylor’s Mike Agiannidis was named Coach of the Year for leading the Mustangs back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2017 season.
Here is the rest of the all-district girls soccer team.
Cinco Ranch: Ashley Bencivengo, sr.; Lindsay Moore, jr.; McKenzie Chew, sr.
Katy: Yamila Lara, jr.; Grace Hunter, sr.; Sarah Pattillo, so.
Mayde Creek: Kirsten Baxa, so.; Emma Arroyo, jr.
Morton Ranch: Victoria Ruvalcaba, so.; Sommone Sesay, jr.; Ashley Martinez, sr.
Seven Lakes: Peyton Guidry, sr.; Phoebe Harpole, jr.; Paige Boucher, jr.; Maddie Rich, fr.; Macie Nguyen, sr.; Katie Fitzpatrick, so.
Taylor: Alexa Blake, so.; Camille Robinson, sr.
Tompkins: Lauryn Wild, sr.; Valeria Gomez, sr.; Felicia Hernandez, jr.; Jules Haro, sr.; Terin Graham, sr.; Sofie Wolf, sr.
Cinco Ranch: Trinity Schaffer, sr.; Izzy Rodriguez, so.; Gaby Vanegas, sr.
Katy: Alison Spavale, sr.; Jocelyn Espinosa, jr.; Ally Spicker, jr.
Mayde Creek: Yaisa Reyes, jr.; Alexsa Rivera, so.; Queila Jimenez, sr.; Sujeyli Rocha, sr.
Morton Ranch: Andrea Rivas, sr.; Samantha Copeland, sr.; Nathalie Flores, sr.
Seven Lakes: Abby Nowak, sr.; Cassie Trevino, jr.; Lexi Peterson, jr.
Taylor: Mara Ramazanoglu, fr.; Lillyanna Ash, fr.; Gabby Magana, jr.
Tompkins: Alyssa Garcia, jr.; Gabriela Rodriguez, so.; Jennifer Pham, jr.
Cinco Ranch: Junel Quintero, sr.; Alex Cupples, so.; Lauren White, sr.
Katy: Rebecca Partyka, so.; Angelina Hamberlin, so.; Ashley Albornoz, so.
Mayde Creek: Tiffanie De La Cruz, jr.; Stephanie De La Cruz, jr.; Alicia Loera, fr.
Morton Ranch: Ashlyn Duty, fr.; Daisani Acevedo, jr.; Betsy Alfaro, jr.
Seven Lakes: Kacey Lawson, sr.; Beth Salak, sr.; Isabella Castro, sr.
Taylor: Ellie Cardner, sr.; Heather Foster, sr.; Summer Calles, fr.
On the boys side, Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch tied 19-6A with a 8-1-1 standing for 25 points, followed by Tompkins (7-3-0, 21 points) in third and Taylor (4-5-1, 13 points) in fourth. Morton Ranch (3-8-0, 9 points), Mayde Creek (2-6-2, 8 points) and Katy (0-9-1, 1 point) rounded out the rest of the district.
Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch were awarded as co-district champions, per the district executive committee.
Tompkins senior Danny Espinoza was named the district’s Most Valuable Player. Seven Lakes senior Thomas Murray was named Offensive Player of the Year and Tompkins junior Bryce Robisch was named Defensive Player of the Year.
Cinco Ranch freshman Danny Vargas was named Newcomer of the Year. Taylor’s Julio Rivas, in his first year at the helm of the Mustangs, was named Coach of the Year.
Here is the rest of the all-district boys soccer team.
Seven Lakes: JP Dominguez, sr.; Santiago Brignone, sr.; Nico Garcia, sr.; Rodrigo Lazo, sr.; Diego Lazo, sr.
Cinco Ranch: Roger Sanguinetti, sr.; Jack Taylor, sr.; Andre Liendo, jr.; Khalil Khenayzir, so.
Tompkins: David Montes, sr.; Steven Ndong, sr.; Jose Maria Ojeda, jr.; Paulo Valente, jr.
Taylor: Chance Arney, sr.; Nathan Casazza, jr.; Andrey Millan, jr.
Mayde Creek: Kobe Perlaza, sr.; Ever Alvarado, sr.
Morton Ranch: Syed Zain, jr.; Kevin Sanchez, so.
Katy: Samuel Sanchez, sr.
Seven Lakes: Luciano Torres, sr.; Vicente Garcia, jr.; Ty Koc, so.
Cinco Ranch: Nicolaus Poulus, sr.; Sebastian Rodriguez, so.
Tompkins: Rafa Gonzales-Socas, so.
Taylor: Oliver Cedillo, sr.; Enoch Adegbola, sr.; Niilo Hanninen, jr.
Mayde Creek: Achraf Bnider, sr.; Marvin Sura, sr.; Ronaldo Fuentes, sr.; Elias Cruz, jr.
Morton Ranch: Andrew Hernandez, sr.; Sam Parra, sr.; Enrique Salazar, jr.; Kevin Resendez, so.
Katy: Jacob Smith, jr.; Zach Guerra, jr.; Tyler Morgan, fr.
Seven Lakes: Javier Ranz, sr.; Sebastian Bortolin, sr.
Cinco Ranch: Andrew Popkowski, sr.; Hunter Cane, jr.
Tompkins: Arlen Oni, sr.; Charles Nyampfumba, jr.
Taylor: David Cedillo, sr.; Vian Janse, sr.
Mayde Creek: Fawaz Ajiteru, sr.; Brandon Gasca, so.
Morton Ranch: Mehmed Ibisevuc, jr.; Victor Depetris, jr.
Katy: Nemanja Lazic, jr.; Fuller Shurtz, jr.