Texans dominate All-Distict 4-6A soccer team

Freshman Jose Ortiz is Most Valuable Player, and Joey Rodriguez is named Coach of the Year

Keven Costlow

As expected, the District 4-6A champion and state finalist Sam Houston Texans had the lion's share of the rewards when the All-District team was announced this week.

Sam Houston freshman Jose Ortiz, who scored a school record 30 goals this season, was named the Most Valuable Player of the district. He was joined among the superlatives by senior Luis Vargas, who was the Midfield Most Valuable Player, and by Texan coach Joey Rodriguez, tabbed as Coach of the Year in the loop.

Vargas committed this week to play soccer at Paris Junior College.

Sam Houston freshman Jose Ortiz (15) was named the Most Valuable Player of District 4-6A. (Photo: Jason Waite / Arlington Voice)

Other Sam Houston players on the first team were senior Sergio Martinez, juniors Lalo Santos, Martio Trevizo and Angel Ramirez, and sophomore Nate Kopetsky.

Bowie, who finished second in the district and advanced to the regional tournament, placed senior Alistair Person as Co-Offensive MVP, junior Jason Arevalo as top Goalkeeper and sophomore Osvaldo Sanchez as Newcomer of the Year. Other Volunteers on the first team were seniors Diego Segura and Oscar Calderon, and juniors Brandon Sosa and Roberto Lopez.

The Lamar Vikings, who also advanced to the playoffs, placed senior Carlos Flores as Co-Offensive MVP and senior Jacob Fazekas as Utility Player of the Year. The Vikings also placed senior Josh Davis, junior Osvaldo Gutierrez and freshman Jasub Flores on the first team.

The Arlington Colts were represented on the first team by seniors Jesus Cortes and Chris Lopez. Martin had senior Wesley William as Co-Defensive MVP, and senior Carlos Mendez and sophomore Angel Martinez on the first team.