MARBLE FALLS — The 2010 soccer season was truly one of historical significance.
That’s what the Marble Falls High School soccer coaches proclaimed during the programs’ annual banquet at Lakeside Pavilion Monday.
Lady Mustangs head coach Paulette Moczygemba reminded the crowd that her squad won a playoff game for the first time ever.
PHOTO 1: After being named the squad’s Most Valuable Player, Marble Falls freshman Savannah Henderson (right) receives a plaque signifying the honor from head coach Paulette Moczygemba. Staff photos by Jennifer Fierro
PHOTO 2: Lady Mustangs head coach Paulette Moczygemba hands junior Alexis Russell a plaque signifying being named the team’s Offensive Player of the Year.
PHOTO 3: Marble Falls junior Jamie Hernandez (left) is congratulated for being named the Mustangs’ Midfielder of the Year by head coach Michael Nave.
“They made history,” she said. “They are the first soccer team to win the first round and be bi-district champions. I can’t tell you how excited I get when I think about that.”
All the athletes received certificates of participation.
Junior Alexis Russell was named the District 49-4A Midfielder of the Year, while freshman Savannah Henderson was named the district Newcomer of the Year.
Henderson also was named the Lady Mustangs’ Most Valuable Player, and Russell was named the squad’s Offensive MVP. Sophomore Jordy Naito was the team’s Defensive MVP.
Juniors Ana Lazo and Laura Hernandez shared the Heart and Hustle Award, and freshman Natalie Freking received the Rising Star award.
First team all-district honors went to freshmen Elise Cardenas and Megan Russell, along with Naito.
Second team all-district players included Lazo and freshmen Sorren Owens and Cristina Sanchez.
All-district honorable mention honorees included senior Rosario Torres and sophomores Katherine Dillard and Yadira Benitez.
Academic all-district honors went to Henderson, Cardenas, sophomores Emily Williamson and Maria Moran, Benitez, Lazo and senior Kimi Hicks.
The Mustangs also had a great year, head coach Michael Nave said.
They went 18-8-1 overall in reaching the playoffs for the second straight season.
“We had 65 kids play soccer this year,” he said.
Junior Jamie Hernandez was named the District 49-4A Midfielder of the Year, and senior Isaac Martinez was named the district Newcomer of the Year.
The Mustangs’ Most Valuable Player was junior Jeronimo Aguilar, while the squad’s midfielder of the year went to Hernandez.
The team’s Offensive Player of the Year was junior Ruben Contreras, while the Defensive Player of the Year went to sophomore Joel Chavez.
The Mustang Pride Award was given to sophomore Jose Gonzales.
First team all-district selections included Chavez and Aguilar.
Second team all-district honors went to senior Robertlee Vidal, junior Joaquin Macias and Contreras.
Named honorable mention were freshman Uriel Solorzano and juniors German Garcia and Omar Sanchez.
Academic all-district honors went to seniors Matt Kafel, who will play soccer for Southwestern University in Georgetown, Vidal, junior Gerardo Monzon, Macias, Aguilar and Gonzales.
Because of the number of soccer players, Nave said he and assistant coaches Trey Young and Chuck Woods were able to field two junior varsity teams.
Young coached the JV Purple to a 15-5-4 record and was able to beat two varsity teams in the Winter Classic at Marble Falls.
Team Most Valuable Player was junior Eric Mendez, and the Co-Players of the Year were freshman Misael Garcia and junior Shiloh Ribera.
The Defensive Player of the Year went to freshman Juan Rosquero, while the Newcomer of the Year was freshman Justin Gregg.
The Most Improved Players were sophomores Jose Mendez and Bobby Hall, and the Heart Award was given to junior Josh Guillen.
Woods, in his first year as a coach, thanked Young, Moczygemba and Nave for their contributions throughout the season.
He coached the JV Gold to an overall record of 7-2-3.
Offensive Player of the Year was sophomore Jonathan Forsythe, while freshman Andres Compean was named the Defensive Player of the Year.
Freshman Mario Hernandez was named the Newcomer of the Year, and freshman Osiel Luna was the Most Improved.
Sophomore Byron Orton was awarded the team’s Heart Award.