The Midothian Mirror is proud to announce its second annual All-Ellis County boys’ soccer team as part of its countywide celebration of high school sports all-stars.


These 39 student-athletes and three head coaches are featured in a two-page graphic on Pages B4 and B5 of this week’s paper.


The Mirror staff began the All-Ellis County high school all-star preps awards program last year. These include awards for individual players and coaches of the year.


Finalists for superlative awards for boys’ soccer are being announced today; the winners will be announced during the All-Ellis County Preps Awards Show, a star-studded broadcast that will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.


The show will feature more than 20 professional athletes as hosts and award announcers, and provide the community with an on-demand broadcast. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and Golden State Warriors MVP guard Stephen Curry were recently added as featured presenters.


The All-Ellis County boys’ soccer team was chosen based on a combination of criteria: season statistics, team advancement in the playoffs, postseason honors achieved, previous All-Ellis County selections, recommendations from head coaches, and direct observation of players by the Mirror staff.


Members of the All-Ellis County 2019-20 Boys’ Soccer Team are, listed alphabetically:


Player of the Year Finalists


• Raul Acosta, Life Waxahachie


• Justin Barnett, Midlothian


• Garrett Garvin, Mid. Heritage


Coach of the Year finalists


• CaShan Clark, Mid. Heritage


• Seth Riley, Waxahachie


• Brent Stapleton, Life Waxahachie


First team


• Jordan Beechum, Waxahachie


• Calvin Duggins, Mid. Heritage


• Andrew Francis, Red Oak


• Tanner Henderson, Midlothian


• Konner Koethe, Mid. Heritage


• Marco Marquez, Red Oak


• Wesley Nelson, Mid. Heritage


• Fineas Pop, Life Waxahachie


• Joshua Redding, Waxahachie


• Adrian Rodriguez, Life Waxahachie


• Zach Schmidt, Mid. Heritage


Second team


• Luis Bazaldua, Red Oak


• Bryson Bolton, Ennis


• Diego Casco, Life Waxahachie


• Kennedy Hartman, Life Waxahachie


• Alex Hernandez, Midlothian


• Juan Martinez, Midlothian


• Noah May, Mid. Heritage


• Crisanto Perez, Waxahachie


• Scott Rennie, Red Oak


• Sergio Valerga, Life Waxahachie


• Brock Smalley, Mid. Heritage


Honorable mentions


• Marc Barrera, Life Waxahachie


• Jesus Garcia, Ferris


• Caden Hyndman, Midlothian


• Elliot Moore, Mid. Heritage


• Emmanuel Nwokonko, Waxahachie


• Jacob Plaster, Ferris


• Shane Reasonover, Midlothian


• Izaiah Riojas, Life Waxahachie


• Sir Luke Tante, Mid. Heritage


• Yari Rodriguez, Life Waxahachie


• Timmy Shephard, Red Oak


• Jett Whitaker, Mid. Heritage


• Mason Whitworth, Mid. Heritage


• Dalton Wolf, Midlothian