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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 12:00 pm | Updated: 11:30 am, Wed Sep 3, 2014.

By Nick Talbot and Kevin Posival

The Cove Herald

The Copperas Cove Lady Bulldawg soccer team made history this season.

They reached the playoffs for the first time since 2001, doing so a year after not winning a game in district play.

And the Lady Dawgs reaped the rewards from their success.

Kristen Grant, Alyson Sinclair and Shelbie Letzer were all first-team honorees on the 12-5A all-district team. The three then followed with first-team selections to the Daily Herald's all-area team. They were joined by Bulldawg senior Daniel Larson, who was named to the boys second team.

Girls MVP

Hadley Young, Belton

After a slew of injuries, Young responded with a season unlike any before at Belton, scoring a whopping 41 goals to break Chelsea Jones' record of 33 set in 2009.

Boys MVP

Alonso Rivera, Killeen

After an early knee injury, Rivera scored 27 goals using predominantly his weaker left leg, helped Killeen win nine District 34-4A games, and earned the district offensive MVP.

All-Area First Team

GIRLS

Forwards

Kristen Grant, Copperas Cove, Sr.

Alyson Sinclair, Copperas Cove, Jr.

Carina Dunnahoo, Belton, Sr.

Midfielders

Shelbie Letzer, Copperas Cove Fr.

Madi Coufal, Belton, Jr.

Jade Rodriguez, Killeen, Sr.

Katie Vinchensont, Ellison, Sr.

Defenders

Alex Burke, Belton, Sr.

RiccaJ Joslin, Killeen, Sr.

Natasha Garcia, Killeen, Sr.

Goalkeeper

Kelsi Darr, Belton, Sr.

BOYS

Forwards

Tayron Martin, Belton, Sr.

Tyler Pate, Belton, Sr.

Dominik Brame, Harker Heights, Sr.

Midfielders

Nathan Diederich, Ellison, Fr.

Angel Pulido, Harker Heights, Jr.

Ethan Roden, Harker Heights, So.

Defenders

Quentin Drake, Belton, Sr.

Garret Patterson, Belton, Sr.

Jairo Ortega, Killeen, Sr.

Chris Sanders, Lampasas, Sr.

Goalkeeper

Nicholas Meurtka, Harker Heights, Jr.

Second Team

GIRLS

Forwards

Arantza Trejo, Ellison, Sr.

Madi Woodard, Shoemaker, Sr.

Jamie Boone, Belton, So.

Midfielders

Erica Sorenson, Killeen, Sr.

Kathryn Parker, Belton, So.

Emily Krenek, Belton, Jr.

Alejandra Marquez, Belton, Sr.

Defenders

Magaly Marin,

Harker Heights, Sr.

Megan Mason, Lampasas, Jr.

Bailey Hilgenberg, Lampasas, Fr.

Goalkeeper

Shyann Waters, Gatesville, Jr.

BOYS

Forwards

Franco Vega, Gatesville, So.

Darrien Nicholas, Shoemaker, Sr.

Michael McNamara,

Harker Heights, Jr.

Midfielders

Sebastian Corrales, Gatesville, So.

Luke Villamaria, Belton, Jr.

Angel Hernandez, Belton, So.

Garrett Strickland, Ellison, Jr.

Defenders

Logan Hellinghausen, Belton, Jr.

Will Turner, Ellison, Jr.

Daniel Larson, Copperas Cove, Sr.

Goalkeeper

Alexis Alonso, Killeen, Sr.

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