Deer soccer lands two Most Valuable Players
With two players capturing specialty awards and head coach Jerry Hurtado collecting co-Coach of the Year honors, Deer Park’s varsity boys soccer team had plenty of reason to celebrate the recent announcement of the 21-6A all-district team.
In all, 11 players off the state playoff squad that reached the third round of the state playoffs, were named to either First Team, Second Team or honorable mention.
The Offensive MVP went to Deer Park’s Willy Lopez, while the Defensive MVP was presented to teammate Benny Moreno. Completing the look at the specialty awards, the 21-6A MVP went to North Shore’s Rene Tello, the Goalkeeper MVP was presented to C.E. King’s Gerardo Sosa and the Newcomer of the Year Award went to Channelview’s Stephen Calderon. Also named co-Coach of the Year was North Shore’s Richard Hurtado.
From the group of first teamers, Deer Park players from every position landed on the list.
Goalkeeeper Michael Garcia was among the five honored on First Team as were midfielders Jerson Martinez, Herson Sandoval and Jose Villa plus defender Alejandro Lucatero.
From the Second Team list Deer Park was again represented at every position. This time, it was the defenders leading the way as the trio of Diego Espinoza, Freddy Lomeli and Damian Caballero were selected for their strong play.
Fabian Romero was Deer Park’s representative on honorable mention.
The following is the list of District 21-6A players named to First Team:
Jorge Martinez, La Porte; Boris Trejo, North Shore; Giovanni Sanchez, Beaumont United; Alejandro Cedillo, Baytown Sterling; Jose Villa, Deer Park; Aldo Ortiz, La Porte; Ulises Mercado, North Shore; Jorge Perez, North Shore; Angel Rivera, C.E. King; Pedro Cortado, Channelview; Michael Garcia, Deer Park; John Villalobos, North Shore; Jose Orellana, C.E. King; Brayan Gutierrez, Channelview; David Azua, Beaumont United; Angel Vitela, C.E. King; Luis Ramirez, Beaumont West Brook; Carlos Figueroa, North Shore; Jerson Martinez, Deer Park; Jonathan Hernandez, Channelview; Enrique Hernandez, Beaumont West Brook; Luis Mendoza, Baytown Sterling; Herson Sandoval, Deer Park; Agustin Banos, North Shore; Francisco Oviedo, C.E. King; Antonio Hernandez, Baytown Sterling; Alejandro Lucatero, Deer Park.
The All-District Second Team:
Christian Avila, La Porte; Oscar Sandoval, North Shore; Efren Perez, Channelview; Alan Lerma, C.E. King; Alan flores, Beaumont United; Carlos Marquez, Beaumont United; Yahir Martinez, Baytown Sterling; Damian Caballero, Deer Park; Lenny Sagastizado, North Shore; Sammy Williams, Beaumont West Brook; Martin Cendejas, Baytown Sterling; Cesar Gonzalez, C.E. King; Justo Jaimes, North Shore; Michael Romero, Channelview; Shola Abubakar, Deer Park; Emmanuel Gea, Baytown Sterling; Rafael Delgado, Beaumont West Brook; Freddy Lomeli, Deer Park; Bryan Caceres, North Shore; Diego Espinoza, Deer Park; Aaron Pena, Channelview; Johnny Maciel, Deer Park; Pablo Moreno, C.E. King.