Trojans feted at spring sports banquet
by Bruce Harper
May 10, 2012 | 1021 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
BEEVILLE – Thursday’s Spring Sports banquet toasted the best of the Trojans and Lady Trojans from basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, powerlifting, softball, baseball, softball and track.

Boys basketball head coach Mike Luce presented four awards to his players. The Most Valuable Player award went to Brent Reyna. The Hustle Award was given to Dakota Del Bosque. The Offensive Player of the Year award was received by Cody Vasquez. And, the Defensive Player of the Year Award went to Brooks Holder.

The Lady Trojan basketball team had six awards for their season. The Hustle Award went to Tori Munoz. The Leadership Award was presented to Paige McKinney. The Offensive MVP for head coach Katina Walker was shared by Victoria Elizalde and Randi Maupin. Elizalde also shared the Defensive MVP award with Munoz and Alisa Patterson. Patterson also picked up the Most Improved Player award from coach Walker. The Lady Trojans’ Most Valuable Player award went to Elizalde for her fine season.

Coach Craig Billman had three awards for his golf team this year. The Most Valuable Player for the Trojans was James Scotten. The Most Valuable Player for the Lady Trojans was awarded to Anisa Cantu. The Most Improved award was shared by Cantu and James Larakers.

In powerlifting, coach Alan Burkett presented the Most Improved award to Tristan Pelitire. The Heart Award went to Alexis Pelitire and Zehlia Frias. The Best Boys Lifter award was Adam Aleman while the Best Girl Lifter award went to Elizabeth Segovia.

Trojan soccer head coach Nick Whatley awarded Ryan Casarez as the Newcomer of the Year. Soccer’s Defensive Player of the Year award went to Josh Parkman while the Offensive Player of the Year award went to Peyton Tabb. The Most Valuable Player award for the season went to goal keeper Marcos Ulloa.

The Lady Trojan soccer team advanced to the Region IV semifinals before bowing out this year. Head coach Jessica Pittman presented the Overall MVP award to Heather McKinney. The Offensive MVP went to Victoria Elizalde. The Defensive MVP was presented to Taylor Castillo for her fine season along the back line for the Lady Trojans. The Fighting Heart award went to goal keeper Randi Maupin and the Most Improved player of the year was Niki Longoria.

The Trojan track team was also recognized with the Most Improved award going to Joey Granados. The Best Field Event athlete award went to Ismael Garza for his work in the shot put and discus. The Trojan Heart award was won by Roger Salazar. An the Outstanding Trojan award was presented to Brooks Holder.

For the Lady Trojan track team, freshman Ciara Garcia garnered the Field Events award. The Most Improved track athlete award was given to Justina Knapp. The Heart Award went to Brianna Saenz. The Most Outstanding Lady Trojan track team member was LaMetra Thomas.

Varsity baseball coach Tom Carrera gave his Golden Glove award to second baseman Michael Rosas. Rosas also had a good year at the plate and was designated the “Big Stick” award winner. Benji Gomez was named the team’s Outstanding Pitcher. The MVP for the Trojans was center fielder Brody Benavides.

In softball, head coach Edward Bocanegra named Eddika Ortega as the team’s MVP. Ortega also earned honors as the Top Batter for the Lady Trojans. The Hustle Award was won by Kymberly Wolfe. The Trojan Heart award was presented to Brianna Gobel. The Golden Glove award was earned by outfielder Alyssa Bates. The Top Pitcher award for the year went to Theresa Amador.

In wrestling, head coach Terry Foster presented the Most Outstanding Wrestler award to Brandon Jimenez. The Fireman’s Award went to Lady Trojan Brittney Rodriguez. The Most Improved Wrestler award went to Rogelio Salazar. The team’s Fighting Heart award went to Jeremy Ramirez.

Tennis has yet to report its award winners. Look for those winners in the next edition.
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