Jordan, Paetow earn all-district soccer awards

Jordan and Paetow’s girls’ and boys’ soccer teams got quite a bye into Class 5A this season, and both schools will enter Class 6A next year.

The Warriors advanced to the boys’ state tournament in their first varsity season and also earned the first girls’ postseason win in school history. Both teams finished second in the nine-team District 19-5A.

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

Both schools have been honored with District 19-5A honors, with Jordan adding all state and regional recognition from the Texas Soccer Coaches Association.

Jordanian sophomore Ryan Armijo was voted Most Valuable Player with 19-5A and also received TASCO second-team state honors. Armijo led the district during league play with 31 points and 12 goals and added seven assists.

Sophomore goalies Elijah Betancourt and junior Ben Bucic both earned First-Team All-State and First-Team All-District and assisted a Warriors defense that conceded 26 goals in 27 games and recorded 11 shutouts.

Freshman midfielder Marcelo Ojeda was honored as the 19-5A Newcomer of the Year, along with an All-State Honorable Mention, after scoring four goals and five assists. Teammate Pierce Sanchez was a first-team All-District selection.

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

The Warriors finished 18-7-2 overall and 10-4-2 at the 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 Katy ISD state qualifiers.

Paetow won the boys’ 19-5A title and maintained his top spot with a 13-0-3 district record. The Panthers finished the tournament 17-2-3, defeating Kingwood Park in the playoffs.

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

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

Jordan finished his freshman collegiate season with a 15-7-1 in girls soccer, including a 13-2-1 district score. The Warriors outplayed their opponents 77-18, recorded 13 shutouts and defeated Lake Creek in their postseason debut.

Jordan has been honored with two district awards and three all-region spots. Sophomore Peri Olmo was voted the 19-5A Offensive MVP as well as the TASCO Second-Team Midfielder for all regions.

Sophomore Brooklyn Chavis was named 19-5A Newcomer of the Year in addition to being second-team All-Region fullback. Christine Marinho, a second-year midfielder, formed the whole region’s second-team and joined Gaby Garcia in the first-team of 19-5A.

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

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

ALL DISTRICT 19-5A SOCCER

GIRL

MVP: Laney Gonzales, Sr., Magnolia

Offensive MVP: Peri Olmo, Soph., Jordan

Midfielder of the Year: Kylie McRaven, Jr., College Ward; 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 Ward

Keira Herron, college ward

Elie Dang, college ward

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 ward

Taylor Jennings, college ward

Kelsey Slater, college ward

Julia Olmo, Jordan

Ava Slay, Jordan

Madelyn Mech, Jordan

Camila Luna, Jordan

Madeline Ellis, Magnolia

Sammie Guideie, 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

Award

Evi Brieden, A&M Consolidated

Camille Corbitt, A&M Consolidated

Robin Aguilar, Brenham

Ale Vindel, Brenham

Ella Hawryluk, College Station

Camila Del Rio, college ward

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

Defender of the Year: Toheeb Oladipupo, Paetow; Zach Dang, college ward

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 Gutiérrez, Rudder

Weston Hawks, Magnolia West

Lukas Herrera, Paetow

Bryce Marianno, A&M consolidated

Daniel Marquez, Paetow

Abel Piedra, Magnolia

Ethan Riechman, College Ward

Pierce Sanchez, Jordan

Roberto Sepulveda, Paetow

second team

Benjamin Alimasi, Paetow

Hani Camara Taan, Jordan

Owen Collins, Jordan

Johnathan Corado, College Ward

Juan Delapaz, Magnolia West

Engel Garcia, Paetow

Owen Green, college ward

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

Juan Carlos Santos, Jordan

Joshua Soriano, Paetow

Erick Tierrafria, Paetow

Award

David Aguilar, Rudder

Noah Betancourt, Jordan

Christian Cantu, Waller

Oscar Carlos, Rudder

Mason Crites, A&M consolidated

Cesar Garcia, Paetow

Allan Maradiaga, Magnolia

Rodrigo Melgar, Brenham

Rafael Paiva-Morat, College Ward

Eduardo Portillo, Waller

Joseph Perez, A&M consolidated

Santiago Quiroga, Patow

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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