CCHS Lady Dawgs hold annual Soccer Banquet
By BRITTANY FHOLER
The Copperas Cove High School Lady Dawgs Soccer Junior Varsity and Varsity teams celebrated the end of their season and achievements this year at their banquet held Monday evening at the Copperas Cove Civic Center.
The event kicked off with Junior Varsity Awards and a quick word from JV Coach Benjamin Seifert. Seifert said that the JV team was made up of hard-working girls who are remarkable.
“I can’t even put into words the season that we had, the amount of fun that we had throughout the season. Of course, all the ups and downs, whether it was sleeting, hot, icy, that didn’t matter,” Seifert said. “We made it fun, and you definitely made the season remarkable. I cannot wait until next year.”
The District Record for the JV team was 5-3-5, and the Overall was 7-4-5.
Joy Grier received the award for Junior Varsity MVP. Julia Hall received the award for Junior Varsity Offensive MVP. Emilee Eden received the award for JV Player with Most Heart.
The Lady Dawgs Varsity Soccer Team is led by District 12-6A Coach of the Year Elizabeth Duran.
Duran shared at the banquet that she had accepted a position at the new Chaparral High School in Killeen ISD but had nothing but praise for her players, especially during what she called a “cruddy year” for herself.
“It was cruddy, but my light of every single day was going to soccer, every day,” Duran said. “The fact that I got to see y’all, interact with you, you guys made me feel so much better about everything, so thank you so much for that.”
The District Record for the Lady Dawgs Varsity Soccer team was 8-3-3, and the Overall was 12-5-3.
“I wish we had gone further,” Duran said. “Obviously, everyone does, but the girls that are returning- you guys have that potential. It is 100 percent there if you want it and you go get it. I’ve told everyone that they need to look out for Cove Soccer next year because y’all are going to do something, and if they aren’t watching, you’re going to come get them, and I hope y’all do.”
Duran said she was looking forward to watching Lady Dawg Soccer next season and said that it will be a record year next year for the team.
“We had a great season this year,” Duran said. “It’s not going to compare to how y’all do next year.”
Each player on JV and Varsity received a certificate of achievement for this year, plus certain players received Academic Awards for maintaining a 90 or above average during the season.
The coaches also presented awards to players who made 12-6A All-District 1st Team, which included Liliana Perez, Brianna Miles, Emma Ross, Delisa Dudley and Emily Poste.
Poste also received awards for District 12-6A Co-Offensive MVP.
The players who made 12-6A All-District 2nd Team include Alexis Skye-Smith, Keanu Dockins, Allison Crawley and Aly Moreno.
Players who received 12-6A All-District Honorable Mention include Ella Crawley, Hailey Williams and Ailene Rodarte.
Three players received awards from the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches and Texas High School Coaches Association for making the Academic All-State Team. These are seniors Gabrielle Edouard, Liliana Perez and Kaitlyn Guevara.
Liliana Perez received the award for Varsity Player with the Most Heart. Isabella Perez earned the award for Varsity Most Improved. Delisa Dudley received the award for Varsity Defensive MVP. Emily Poste received the awards for Varsity MVP and Varsity Offensive MVP.
Poste scored 30 goals this season, according to Duran.