Thursday, May 29, 2014

All-Greater Houston Soccer Athletes of the Year

The Houston Chronicle has named three Spring Branch ISD student athletes to its annual All-Greater Houston ranking of boys and girls high school soccer Athletes of the Year.

In separate but related soccer news, Spring Woods High School Coach Wadey Yaya was named Region III Coach of the Year by the state coaching association.

Luis Sanchez, a junior at Spring Woods High School, was named to the Boys First Team by the newspaper’s sports editors. Spring Woods High’s coach is Wadey Yaya.

Named to the Girls First Team was Memorial High School’s senior Olivia Brook. Newspaper editors picked Spring Woods High School senior Laya Garza to their Girls Second Team.
Coach at Memorial High School is Lindley Amarantos. The girls soccer coach at Spring Woods High is Maggie Fuchs.

Coach Yaya was chosen by the Texas Soccer Coaches Association (TASCO) as the Region III Coach of the Year. The boys team at Spring Woods High finished as the 42-4A district champions.
Spring Woods High’s Girls and Boys Soccer teams competed in the 4A Region III semifinals April 11-12 at Turner Stadium in Humble. It marked the first time for a boys and girls team from the same high school to move on to regional competition.

Tiger boys and girls soccer teams were buoyed by the support of 1.200 classmates during playoffs. The boys team beat Jacksonville 2-1 before falling a day later in a 3-1 overtime game against Lee High. Tiger girls fell 1-0 to College Station during an early round of state playoff competition.
To read the Chronicle’s All-Star team selections, subscribers should visit:


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