Tiger soccer players earn postseason honors

Dripping Springs Lady Tiger junior Sofia Piccuci (15) works the ball toward the goal with a McCallum Knight player closing in during a game played in mid-February. Piccuci was one of eight total Tiger soccer players who were named as either All-Region or All-State (photo by Albert Sanchez)

Above, Dripping Springs Tiger Adam Knutson (2) is joined by teammate Kay Anthamatten as they celebrated a goal scored in the team’s Jan. 28 district opening match against Crockett at Tiger Stadium. Knutson was one of a handful of Tiger soccer players who earned either All-Region or All-State honors (photo by Wayland D. Clark).

Individual accolades for Dripping Springs Tiger soccer continued to roll in last month after eight total athletes and two coaches earned All-State or All-Region honors.

Four Dripping Springs Lady Tiger athletes were selected to the list, three of whom were named as All-State athletes by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASCO). That included Emma Jones, who was named as the District 25-5A Most Valuable Player in 2020. In addition, Lady Tiger assistant coach Kim Harlow was named as an All-Region IV, 5A assistant coach.

Dripping Springs girls program finished the regular season with a 21-1 overall record and clinched the 25-5A crown with a 14-0 mark before the season ended in mid-March.

Meanwhile, four players on the Tiger boys soccer team were selected by TASCO, with three players named as All-State. Tiger senior goalkeeper Desi De La Cruz, who earned the 25-5A Golden Glove award for best goaltender, was one of three all-state selections for the Tiger boys team.

Tiger boys head soccer coach Josh Hill was also named as an All-Region IV, 5A coach.

Dripping Springs Tiger senior forward Juan Galindo gets a header for the third score of the team’s Feb. 14 match against Austin Northeast High at Tiger Stadium. Galindo was one of two Tiger boys soccer players who received All-State honors late last month (photo by Albert Sanchez).

Dripping Springs boys soccer team finished 2020 with a 22-3 overall record and clinched the 25-5A district title with a 14-0 mark.

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