Jordan, Paetow earn all-district soccer awards

The Jordan and Paetow girls and boys soccer teams produced quite a sendoff to Class 5A this season, with both schools joining Class 6A next year.

The Warriors advanced to the boys state tournament in their first varsity season, earning the first girls postseason victory in school history as well. Both teams finished second in the nine-team District 19-5A.

The Panthers won their third consecutive boys district championship and advanced in the playoffs for the second straight year, narrowly missing the girls postseason in a close district race.

Both schools were honored with District 19-5A awards, with Jordan adding all-state and all-region recognition from the Texas Soccer Coaches Association.

Jordan sophomore Ryan Armijo was voted 19-5A Most Valuable Player in addition to earning TASCO second-team all-state honors. Armijo led the district during league play with 31 points and 12 goals, adding seven assists.

Sophomore goalkeeper Elijah Betancourt and junior Ben Bucic both earned first-team all-state in addition to first-team all-district, backing a Warriors defense that allowed 26 goals in 27 matches and recorded 11 shutouts.

Freshman midfielder Marcelo Ojeda was honored as 19-5A Newcomer of the Year, along with honorable mention all-state after amassing four goals and five assists. Teammate Pierce Sanchez was a first-team all-district selection.

Jordan filled the TASCO Region III-5A coaching staff, as Jason Meekins was voted Head Coach of the Year and Bobby Courtney was voted Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Warriors finished 18-7-2 overall and 10-4-2 in district, eliminating Lake Creek, Austin Crockett, Pflugerville Weiss, Foster and Austin Northeast Early College for the Region III-5A crown. Jordan joined Seven Lakes (2022), Mayde Creek (1995), Taylor (2000), Morton Ranch (2007, 2012), Katy (2009) and Cinco Ranch (2008, 2015, 2016) as boys state qualifiers from Katy ISD.

Paetow won the boys 19-5A title, maintaining its hold on the top spot with a 13-0-3 district record. The Panthers finished 17-2-3 overall, defeating Kingwood Park in the playoffs.

They outscored opponents 47-16, posting 11 shutouts, led by 19-5A Defensive Player of the Year Toheeb Oladipupo and Goalkeeper of the Year Ismael Espinosa.

The Panthers had four first-team selections in Jose Dominguez, Lukas Herrera, Daniel Marquez and Roberto Sepulveda. Herrera led the district with 10 assists, scoring five goals. Dominguez tallied seven goals and three assists in league action, with Marquez recording six goals and two assists.

Jordan finished 15-7-1 in girls soccer, including a 13-2-1 district mark in its first varsity season. The Warriors outscored opponents 77-18, recorded 13 shutouts and defeating Lake Creek in their postseason debut.

Jordan was recognized with two district awards and three all-region spots. Sophomore Peri Olmo was voted 19-5A Offensive MVP, as well as TASCO second-team all-region midfielder.

Sophomore Brooklyn Chavis earned 19-5A Newcomer of the Year, in addition to second-team all-region defender. Sophomore midfielder Christine Marinho made the all-region second-team, joining Gaby Garcia on the 19-5A first team.

Paetow as led by first-team selections Rayal Henderson and Breana Rodriguez. Henderson led the Panthers with 11 goals, adding two assists.

Paetow finished 11-9-0, including an 8-8-0 mark in league play for fifth place. Rodriguez anchored a defense that recorded eight shutouts.

ALL-DISTRICT 19-5A SOCCER

GIRLS

MVP: Laney Gonzales, Sr., Magnolia

Offensive MVP: Peri Olmo, Soph., Jordan

Midfielder of the Year: Kylie McRaven, Jr., College Station; Kate Homeyer, Soph., A&M Consolidated

Defensive MVP: Skyler Replogle, Sr., Magnolia

Goalkeeper MVP: Taylor Sanderson, Sr., Magnolia

Newcomer of the Year: Brooklyn Chavis, Soph., Jordan

Coach of the Year: April Cleveland, Magnolia

First team

Ella Goodwin, A&M Consolidated

Lily Hickson, A&M Consolidated

Kate Homeyer, A&M Consolidated

Kira Merrell, A&M Consolidated

Lauryn Wells, Brenham

Kylie McRaven, College Station

Keira Herron, College Station

Elie Dang, College Station

Brooklyn Chavis, Jordan

Gaby Garcia, Jordan

Christine Marinho, Jordan

Peri Olmo, Jordan

Michelle Polo, Magnolia

Kaitlyn Myers, Magnolia

Ellie Ketzner, Magnolia

Gabriella Palomino, Magnolia

Karina Sosa, Magnolia West

Rayal Henderson, Paetow

Breana Rodriguez, Paetow

Ashley Munoz, Rudder

Avery Conklin, Waller

Second team

Morgan Marino, A&M Consolidated

Meghan Moore, A&M Consolidated

Grace Tomlinson, A&M Consolidated

Sydney Lane, Brenham

Reagan Lange, Brenham

Shaley Lewis, College Station

Taylor Jennings, College Station

Kelsey Slater, College Station

Julia Olmo, Jordan

Ava Slay, Jordan

Madelyn Mech, Jordan

Camila Luna, Jordan

Madeline Ellis, Magnolia

Sammie Guidie, Magnolia

Kora Duhon, Magnolia

Avery Tindall, Magnolia

Grayson Bertrand, Magnolia West

Katelyn Frazier, Magnolia West

Leila Ortiz, Paetow

Evelyn Martinez, Paetow

Denise Tristan, Rudder

Estefani Esquival, Rudder

Coral Cureton, Waller

Moncerrat Arellano, Waller

Honorable mention

Evi Brieden, A&M Consolidated

Camille Corbitt, A&M Consolidated

Robin Aguilar, Brenham

Ale Vindel, Brenham

Ella Hawryluk, College Station

Camila Del Rio, College Station

Isabella Luna, Jordan

Madelyn Way, Jordan

Rylee Pierce, Magnolia

America Gonzalez, Magnolia West

Maira Castro, Magnolia West

Sadie Villalobos, Paetow

Juliana Crespo, Paetow

Marissa Espitia, Rudder

Marisella Tirado, Rudder

Edelin Jimenez, Waller

Stephanie Esquivel, Waller

BOYS

MVP: Ryan Armijo, Jordan

Offensive Player of the Year: Jafet Ramirez, Magnolia West

Midfielder of the Year: Gustavo Seglio, Magnolia

Defensive Player of the Year: Toheeb Oladipupo, Paetow; Zach Dang, College Station

Goalkeeper of the Year: Ismael Espinosa, Paetow

Newcomer of the Year: Marcelo Ojeda, Jordan

Coach of the Year: Jason Meekins, Jordan

First team

Elijah Betancourt, Jordan

Charlie Boggan, Brenham

Ben Bucic, Jordan

Adrian Calderon, Waller

Jack Contenbader, College Station

Will Askew, A&M Consolidated

Jose Dominguez, Paetow

Wyatt Eggleston, Magnolia West

Edgar Garcia, Magnolia West

Osman Gutierrez, Rudder

Weston Hawks, Magnolia West

Lukas Herrera, Paetow

Bryce Marianno, A&M Consolidated

Daniel Marquez, Paetow

Abel Piedra, Magnolia

Ethan Riechman, College Station

Pierce Sanchez, Jordan

Roberto Sepulveda, Paetow

Second team

Benjamin Alimasi, Paetow

Hani Camara Taan, Jordan

Owen Collins, Jordan

Johnathan Corado, College Station

Juan Delapaz, Magnolia West

Angel Garcia, Paetow

Owen Green, College Station

Seth Goble, A&M Consolidated

Luke Grismer, College Station

Alexander Gutierrez, Brenham

Joel Herrera, Magnolia West

Francisco Lorta, Rudder

Jose Maldonado, Magnolia West

Michael Martinez, Magnolia

Ernie Mendoza, Magnolia

Pablo Ortuno, Waller

Max Pellois, A&M Consolidated

Alexis Portillo, Waller

Owen Rodgers, Jordan

Ivan Salazar, Brenham

Martin Sosa, Rudder

Juancarlos Santos, Jordan

Joshua Soriano, Paetow

Erick Tierrafria, Paetow

Honorable mention

David Aguilar, Rudder

Noah Betancourt, Jordan

Christiano Cantu, Waller

Oscar Carlos, Rudder

Mason Crites, A&M Consolidated

Cesar Garcia, Paetow

Allan Maradiaga, Magnolia

Rodrigo Melgar, Brenham

Rafael Paiva-Morat, College Station

Eduardo Portillo, Waller

Joseph Perez, A&M Consolidated

Santiago Quiroga, Paetow

Andrew Riechman, College Station

JD Ruiz, Magnolia West

Miguel Trejo, Magnolia West

Cole Vernon, Jordan

Jesus Villanueva, Magnolia

Caludio Zavala, Brenham

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