Much like the district championships its racked up the last few years, the Belton boys soccer team continues to reel in the postseason accolades.
After winning its fifth-straight district championship a month and a half ago, the Tigers had two key seniors cap their prep careers with one more award when Angel Hernadez and Carlo Mosnia were named to the Class 5A All-State team by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches on Thursday.
“It’s one of those things that the more successful you are, the more accolades you get, and it’s mainly due to the type of kids that you have,” Belton coach Trascio Mosnia said. “And we try to keep the quality kids in our program that want to do well, be winners and winners make things happen.”
Hernandez, who scored 23 goals and dished out six assists to lead the Tigers (18-3-4, 13-1 8-5A) offensively this season, was selected as a second-team all-state representative while Mosnia was named an all-state honorable mention.
Hernandez and Mosnia were also named the 8-5A offensive and goalkeeper MVPs.
Copperas Cove, which reached the playoffs for the third straight season, had three members earn accolades when freshman Alyssa McBride and senior Cheyenne Huereque were named second team All-Region 1-5A along with Temple’s Hannah Wiley, while senior Shelbie Letzer was named an honorable mention all-region recipient.
Ellison had a pair of All-Region 1-5A representatives in juniors Nathan Diederich, who returned this season after a one-year absence due to a blood clot in his brain, and Alyssa Conde, who had previously been named the District 8-5A offensive MVP.