Odessa, TX – While the Permian Girls Soccer team finished the 2022 campaign as state 6A Region Quarterfinalists, Mojo also dominated the All-District 2-6A selections list released today.
Four-year varsity letterman Nyxalee Munoz was honored as the district’s Offensive Most Valuable Player for the second consecutive year. The Lady Panthers placed four players on the First Team, including seniors Mya Gonzales and Caydance Pornan, junior Kelsie Fuentez, and Anai Lopez.
Lopez, just a sophomore, was named the district’s Newcomer of the Year just a year ago. She credits her success to teamwork. “I wouldn’t have had the success that I did without my coaches, and especially my teammates, as we put in a lot of work together. I’m proud to be on this team and am so thankful for everything they have done for me.”
Senior Daniela Ibarra, sophomore goalkeeper Madison Morga, and freshman Kyler Crawford were named to the 2-6A’s Second Team to add three more Lady Panthers to the list of recognition. Sophomores Angeli Nunez and Zujeily Romero were tabbed as Honorable Mention recipients.
Head coach Chad Peterson thought the district made some excellent selections, and well deserved ones at that. Asked to reflect back on the season, he shared a very insightful view on the challenges that Permian faced in 2022. “We talk every year about how the team overcomes this and that, but this year we really did it on week-to-week basis at times. We overcame what could have been a disastrous January, where we lost as many as nine players to season ending injuries. We had to revamp our back line and midfield on what seemed to be every game day. Other teams might have folded the tents and decided it wasn’t worth working for, but that is not how our kids are wired.”
Coach Peterson explained, “They [the Lady Panthers] adapted to every roster and lineup change and continued to work harder and harder for each other. Obviously the ending wasn’t what we wanted, but the way we got there was nothing less than impressive on many different levels.”
Permian finished the 2022 season as Class 6A Bi-District and Area Champions. Mojo finished second place behind San Angelo Central in the final District 2-6A standings with a 7-3-2 record (15-6-3 for the season).
All-District 2-6A Girls Soccer
District MVP – Abi Kalnbach (SA Central)
Offensive MVP – Nyxalee Munoz (Permian)
Defensive MVP – Gabi Stokes (Abilene)
Midfielder of Year – Kenzi Hill (Midland)
Newcomer of Year – Carley Martinez (SA Central)
Goalkeeper of Year – Addie Harkleroad (SA Central)
Amaris Amaya (Abilene), Yvanna Barajas (SA Central), Jodeci Carabajal (Midland), Zoe Castro (Abilene), Alyson Dankesreiter (Frenship), Kelsie Fuentez (Permian), Mya Gonzales (Permian), Alexia Hernandez (Odessa), Camille Holle (SA Central), Ashley Jurado (Midland), Anai Lopez (Permian), Rylee Low (Legacy), Zeta McDaniels (Frenship), Sofia Meador-Safont (SA Central), Caydance Pornan (Permian), Cassandra Ramirez (Odessa), Melanie Sanchez (Midland), Callaway Scott (Frenship), Lydia Viets (Legacy), and Alyssa Villarreal (SA Central).
Marissa Atilano (SA Central), Elliott Barker (SA Central), Jocelyn Barrera (Odessa), Isabel Blanco (Midland), Laila Brown (Abilene), Kyler Crawford (Permian), Jaycee Garza (Frenship), Bailey Gould (Legacy), Kristian Henderson (Midland), Daniela Ibarra (Permian), Amaya Mendoza (Frenship), Madison Morga (Permian), Marin Murray (Abilene), Rosa Ortega (Odessa), Karli Ramos (Legacy), Susana Salcedo (Midland), Alexis Templin (SA Central), Gabby Torres (Frenship), and Ava Ybarra (SA Central).
Caydence Gonzalez (Legacy), Ale Jessup (Abilene), Hannah Johnson (Midland), Trinity Leyva (Odessa), Julianna Meza (SA Central), Angeli Nunez (Permian), Kaylie Perez (Frenship), Nitzel Ramirez (Odessa), Chloe Ramos (Legacy), Zujeily Romero (Permian), Emilee Sikora (SA Central), Makayla Varela (Frenship), Alexa Villa (Midland), and Jesenia Young (Abilene).