Hill College Soccer teams finish 2018 season with accolades

  Hill College
  Tuesday, November 27, 2018 1:01 PM

Hillsboro, TX

The Hill College men’s and women’s soccer teams round out their year with a total of 16 athletes receiving accolades. 

Head Coach Paul Davenport, who was voted Coach of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 5, led the Lady Rebels to a 13-2 season and 6-0 in conference play. They were conference champions, Region 5 champions and runner up in the District Plains Tournament. Ultimately, the team was only one game shy of making the national tournament. Ten Hill College soccer players were selected for the NJCAA Region 5 Soccer Awards. The following athletes were chosen by coaches in the NJCAA:

Co-Player of the Year

Tristan Escamilla, sophomore from Brownwood

Madison Korkmas, sophomore from Saginaw

All Conference/Region

Madison Korkmas

Tristan Escamilla

Victoria Tucker, sophomore from Joshua

Mitzy Guereca, freshman from Fort Worth 

All-Tournament Team

Mitzy Guereca

Damaris Cruz, freshman from Bastrop

Tristan Escamilla

Madison Korkmas

Tournament MVP

Tristan Escamilla

Honorable Mention

Elli McCabe, freshman from Mesquite

Damaris Cruz

Olivia Rees, sophomore from Preston, England

Destiny Keeble, freshman from Joshua

The men’s squad, also led by Davenport, finished their season losing out in the semifinal game of the Region 5 Tournament. With a 9-4 record overall and a 3-1 conference play record, the men’s team had eight players achieving awards.

All Conference/Region

Tanner Clements, freshman from Mansfield

Edgar Nava, freshman from Waxahachie

Kevin Tiero, freshman from Kennedale

Giancarlo Saldana, freshman from Fort Worth 

All-Tournament Team

Tanner Clements

Edgar Nava

Honorable Mention

Bernabe Lopez, sophomore from White Settlement

Yaya Dosso, freshman from Dallas

Mario Herrera, freshman from Fort Worth

Tom Pearson, sophomore from Newport, Wales

Overall, it was another outstanding year for the Hill College soccer programs. Congratulations to all these student-athletes for their hard work and dedication; and for representing the soccer program, Hill College and the city of Hillsboro.