Evangel boys soccer players, coach top All-District team

JOURNAL STAFF

District 1, Division IV champion Evangel was rewarded for their in-season feat with two players nabbing top player awards and its coach named the top coach.

Alex Lopez, a senior, was selected as the district’s Overall Most Valuable Player and Chris Stafford, also a senior, getting the Defensive Player of the Year honor. Their coach, Matt Cluderay, was named the Coach of the Year for leading the Eagles to the top spot in the league and a 7-15-0 record.

Junior Ashton Hester of league runner-up Calvary was selected as the Offensive Most Valuable Player. Hester finished the season with 12 goals and three assists.

Below is a complete list of the 2021-22 team:

District 1, Division IV

FIRST TEAM

Forward – Miles Williams, Calvary Sr.
Forward – Whit Johnson, Evangel So.
Forward – Brayden Boyd, Evangel So.
Midfielder – Christian Lopez, Evangel Fr.
Midfielder – Kaegan Kent, Evangel Fr.
Midfielder – Maddux Lyddy, Calvary Fr.
Midfielder – Deshawn Johnson, Evangel So.
Defender – Braden Tew, Evangel So.
Defender – Adam Parker, Calvary So.
Defender – Jimmy Wright, Calvary So.
Goalkeeper – Larry Moore, North Caddo Jr.
Overall MVP – Alex Lopez, Evangel Sr.
Offensive Player of the Year – Ashton Hester, Calvary Jr.
Defensive Player of the Year – Chris Stafford, Evangel Sr.
Coach of the Year – Matt Cluderay, Evangel

SECOND TEAM

GK – Dillon Creech, Calvary Sr. Defenders – Ethan Sands, Calvary Fr., Clay Mulford, Calvary Jr., Caid Kendrick, North Caddo Sr., James Jabellana, Evangel Fr. Midfielders – Alfredo Holquin, North Caddo Sr., Tyler Ramirez, Evangel So., Sam Davis, Calvary Jr. Forwards – Traven Matthews, North Caddo Sr., Landry Whiteman, Evangel 7th, Daniel Sanchez, Evangel 8th.

Honorable Mention: North Caddo – D Daniel Gallagher, So., D Rashid Matthews, Jr., M Traymond Thomas, Sr., M Trent Morgan, Sr. Evangel – GK Kyle Bryant, So., D John Jabellana, Jr., D Westin Johnson, 7th. Calvary – M Seneca Lee, Sr., F Davis