The spring sports season was cut short due to the new coronavirus pandemic and the soccer postseason was just about ready to start with the final two regular-season games to be played after spring …
The spring sports season was cut short due to the new coronavirus pandemic and the soccer postseason was just about ready to start with the final two regular-season games to be played after spring break.
Instead, the UIL canceled remaining activities in mid-April but district coaches have continued honoring all-district selections and released the 19-6A soccer all-district teams.
The girls’ all-district teams were highlighted by the district-leading Tompkins Lady Falcons who had nine student-athletes make an all-district team as well as the overall MVP and defensive MVP.
Tompkins senior Skylar Parker was voted as the overall District 19-6A MVP and junior teammate Avery Burchett was awarded Defensive MVP honors for the Lady Falcons who finished the shortened season atop the standings with a 9-0-1 record in district play. Six Thompkins student-athletes earned all-district first-team honors and three more earned a spot on the all-district second team.
The second-place Seven Lakes Lady Spartans (8-1-2 in District 19-6A) led the group with the most all-district selections with 12, half of which were first-team selections and three each were first team and honorable mention.
Fourth-place Taylor (3-5-2 in District 19-6A) might have had the lowest amount of all-district selections with eight but Mustang junior Sydney Blanchard was awarded Goalkeeper of the Year and head coach Mike Agiannidis took home Coach of the Year honors for clinching a postseason berth for the first time in three years.
Cinco Ranch finished in third with a 4-3-3 record while Katy (2-4-4), Morton Ranch (3-7-1) and Mayde Creek (0-9-1) sat outside the playoff picture although all schools had nine representatives make an all-district list.
The Tompkins boys’ soccer team similarly led the district with the overall and defensive MVPs and had seven student-athletes earn all-district recognition after a third-place finish and 7-3 record in District 19-6A. Danny Espinoza represented the Falcons by being named the overall MVP and Naval Academy commit Bryce Robisch took home Defensive Player of the Year honors with another year left for the Tompkins football club.
The top two boys’ teams in the group were Seven Lakes and Cinco Ranch who tied atop the standings with 8-1-1 records although it was Seven Lakes who led the district with 10 all-district selections. Both the Spartans and Cougars were named co-district champions following the district executive committee’s decision. The two teams also had representatives earn Offensive Player of the Year (Seven Lakes’ Thomas Murray) and the Newcomer of the Year (Cinco Ranch’s Danny Vargas).
Taylor (4-5-1 in District 19-6A) had the final playoff spot wrapped up and first-year head coach Julio Rivas was awarded the Coach of the Year for his efforts, sweeping the distinction for the Mustangs.
Morton Ranch (3-8-0) and Mayde Creek (2-6-2) similarly had eight all-district representatives although both were outside of the playoff picture. Katy (0-9-1) rounded out the district and had six student-athletes honored with all-district honors.