Lady Mustangs earn district honors

Posted 4/21/20

Multiple members of the Madisonville Lady Mustangs soccer team earned All-District honors for their performances during the 2019-20 season, which was cut short prior to the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lady Mustangs earn district honors

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Multiple members of the Madisonville Lady Mustangs soccer team earned All-District honors for their performances during the 2019-20 season, which was cut short prior to the playoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Team captain Brinna Sims, who led the Lady Mustangs with over 20 goals, was named the district’s Co-MVP along with Crockett’s Alexis Frias.

“(Sims) definitely deserved this recognition,” said head coach Travis Rasbeary. “She kept us in a lot of games and was one of the main reasons we won as often as we did. She became our backbone and lifeline and is leaving some big shoes to fill next year.”

Madisonville’s Johnna Carroll earned the district’s New Comer of the Year distinction. The Lady Mustangs also had four players qualify for First Team All-District honors while three were named to the second team.

Mariela Garcia, Diana Rodriguez, Andrea Hinojosa and Maria Ayala all qualified for the district’s first team while Te’liyah Matthews, Kayla Basinger and Brianna Abad made the second. Alyssa Espino and Jaylen Downard were honorable mentions.

Lady Mustangs to qualify for the Academic All-District squad include Sims, Rodriguez, Matthews, Downard and Hinojosa.

The Lady Mustangs finished second in district play with a record of 5-2. They had just concluded their district slate and were gearing up for the postseason before all activities were called off due to the virus.

“Our girls worked extremely hard this year to earn their playoff spot,” said Rasbeary. “(Assistant Coach Kourtney Johnson) and I emphasized from junior varsity up that we need to make a point this year and show everyone we are more than just one person, that we are only as strong as our weakest link.”

The Lady Mustangs began the year after losing their top-scorer from the previous season due to transfer.

“The work definitely paid off,” said Rasbeary. “Other coaches noticed we were a more altogether and well-rounded team than the year before.”

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