Correa named soccer MVP
Juan Correa, a senior midfielder for Lake Ridge, was named MVP of District 16-4A it was announced recently.
Teammate Austin Stout, a junior, was named Forward MVP. The Midfielder MVP was Summit’s Matt Vafaee.
Summit also claimed honors for Defender MVP, which went to Erik Nava.
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Other MISD players completed an almost sweep of the top honors as Daniel Moore, Legacy, was named Utility MVP, and Coach of the Year honors went to Cory Elolf of Lake Ridge.
Named to the first team, by school, were: Lake Ridge – Estaban Piceno, Jared Stubblefield, Steven Ponciano and Diego Piceno. Summit – Dante Rosalez, Alex Mejia, Michael Beck and Jamaine Azubike. Legacy – Jeremy Hoelzer and Daniel Perez.
Legacy girls well-represented on all-star team
Three Legacy soccer players were worthy of MVP honors as the District 16-4A All-District teams were named.
Legacy’s Ravyn Gilbert was named Defense MVP, Casey McKean was MVP Goalkeeper and Co-Newcomer of the Year was Legacy’s Peyton McGee and Lake Ridge’s Ashley Sarmiento.
Summit’s Stephanie Crisafull was named MVP Defender.
First team members included: Lake Ridge – Cayla Payne, Ashton Peeks, Renee Nguyen and Brooke Lampe. Legacy – Danielle Hightower and Khirah Madison. Summit – Justin Abelia, Alissa Larson and Elida Flores.
Perez stolen bases ranks in top 10
Marcus Perez, Legacy, has 17 stolen bases through last week’s games. That total ranks 10th in the area 4A standings. His stolen base total is in addition to his .476 batting average, which includes four doubles and two home runs.
Creighton Eldridge, Summit, isn’t far behind, as he has 15 stolen bases. Eldridge has six doubles, four triples and a home run.
Mansfield boys take area championship
The Mansfield boys raced to a co-championship in the Area Round track and field meet last week in Waco and qualified several events for the regional meet this week. The Tigers placed second in the mile relay to catch DeSoto with a final team score of 88.5.
The mile relay quartet consists of LaMarcus Woodard, Julius Lewis, Grayson Lee and Bobby McGuire. Matt Farina won the two-mile and was second in the one-mile, while John Stivers was second in the two-mile and third in the one-mile for Mansfield. Woodard also qualified in the 400m by taking second, and Lee qualified in the 800m. Joe Brown qualified in the shot and discus with fourth place finishes in both events. Lewis also will compete in the long jump after finishing second and Kolton Fletcher finished third in the pole vault. For the Lady Tigers, Kami Stockus qualified in the shot and discus while Taylor Parker will move on in the one-mile and two-mile events, with Danielle Johnson competing in the high jump.
The 5A regionals will be held this Friday and Saturday at the Texas Tech track in Lubbock.
Timberview qualifiers for the regional meet were Bryanna Lawrence and Kelsey Johnson. Lawrence won the triple and long jump events while Johnson took second in the triple and third in long jump. Head coach Cinda Baer said the Wolves’ 4x100m relay missed a fourth-place finish by .009.
Summit’s girls had a strong showing at the area track and field meet, as well.
Brianna Oliver won the 100m and long jump and was the anchor on the 4x100m relay which was one of the three relays to qualify for the regional meet. Girls head coach, Shannon Utley, was well-pleased with the performance of Oliver and others such as Xariah Williams, who was third in the 100m hurdles while Emoni Taylor was fourth in the hurdles event.
Williams also qualified in the 300m hurdles, while Ivey Walker won the triple jump and took second in the pole vault. Walker is also a member of the 4x100m and 4x200m relays.
As a team, the Jaguars were second behind Lancaster. Legacy was third and Lake Ridge was fourth.
The Summit boys also had qualifiers such as the 4x200m relay and Lorenz Lester in the triple jump, Brandon Besses in the shot put, Avery Carter in the 200m, and two hurdlers, Cole Stewart-Johnson in the 110m and Medric Roberson in the 300m.
In the boys team standings, Lancaster took first, Legacy was second, Summit fourth and Lake Ridge was fifth.
The 4A Regional will be at UT Arlington on Friday and Saturday, with the top two placers being guaranteed a spot at the state meet. The best third place finisher across all regions will also gain a state berth.
- Randy Sachs