A veteran defender from Grace Community and a young midfielder from Bishop Gorman earned superlatives on the TAPPS D-II District 2 boys soccer all-district team.

Cougars senior Geoffrey Taylor was named the Defensive Player of the Year after leading the district's top defense.

Crusaders freshman Martin Guzman was named Newcomer of the Year after his first-year performance in the Gorman midfield.

Taylor's coach, Tom Alden, was named Co-Coach of the Year along with Dallas Parish Episcopal's Craig Savage.

Cole Bitting, a sophomore forward from Carrollton Prince of Peace, was named the league's Most Valuable Player. Senior striker Hunter Prater earned Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Grace's Reid Dollahite, who tallied 20 goals and 14 assists on the year, joined Prater and Bitting on the first-team offense. Also on the first team for the Cougars were senior midfielder David Fraga (seven goals, four assists), junior midfielder Jordan Dyess (10 goals, two assists) and Taylor.

Gorman senior midfielder Tyler Lamance and junior defender Luke Ryder were named to the first team. Fellow Crusaders Kurtis Kemper (senior forward), Jose Valle (junior defender) and Guzman earned second-team honors.

All Saints freshman defender Elias Kasue was named to the second team along with Grace junior midfielder Kendrick Wong (13 goals, 15 assists), senior defender Zak Collum and senior goalie Marc Ritthaler (10 shutouts).

The Trojans placed two players on the honorable mention list: Ellis Gentry (senior forward) and James Siedel (freshman goalie). Calvin Flowers (senior forward), Luis Vasquez (junior forward), Ryan Ruiz (senior defender) and Kaleb Behm (junior goalie) earned honorable mention from Gorman. They were joined by Grace's Ty Hunter (freshman forward), Derrick Wong (freshman midfielder) and Tate Miller (sophomore defender).

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2013 TAPPS D-II District 2 Boys Soccer All-District Team

Most Valuable Player — Cole Bitting, So., Carrollton Prince of Peace

Offensive Player of the Year — Hunter Prater, Sr., Dallas Parish Episcopal

Defensive Player of the Year — Geoffrey Taylor, Sr., Grace Community

Newcomer of the Year — Martin Guzman, Fr., Bishop Gorman

Co-Coaches of the Year — Tom Alden, Grace; Craig Savage, Parish Episcopal

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First Team

Offense

Hunter Prater, Sr., Parish Episcopal

Reid Dollahite, Sr., Grace

Elliott Fry, Sr., Prince of Peace

Cole Bitting, So., Prince of Peace

Midfield

David Fraga, Sr., Grace

Dan Twiss, Sr., Prince of Peace

Tyler Lamance, Sr., Gorman

Jordan Dyess, Jr., Grace

Defense

Geoffrey Taylor, Sr., Grace

Travis Skaife, Sr., Parish Episcopal

Kevin Stevens, Sr., Prince of Peace

Luke Ryder, Jr., Gorman

Goalkeeper

Will Smith, Sr., Parish Episcopal

Jarrod Collins, Sr., Dallas Christian

 

Second Team

Offense

Kurtis Kemper, Sr., Gorman; Kendrick Wong, Jr., Grace; Clayton Arnold, Jr., Dallas Christian; Ernesto Sesma, So., Parish Episcopal

Midfield

Travis Stymiest, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Martin Guzman, Fr., Gorman; Jason Papalas, Jr., Dallas Shelton; John Paolino, Sr., Dallas Christian; Kenneth Park, Jr., Prince of Peace

Defense

Jose Valle, Jr., Gorman; Zak Collum, Sr., Grace; Billy Woodall, Sr., Prince of Peace; Elias Kasue, Fr., All Saints; Michael Beys, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Tanner Seabourn, Jr., Dallas Christian

Goalkeeper

Marc Ritthaler, Sr., Grace; Christopher Garrett, Jr., Prince of Peace; Brittany Baca, Jr., Shelton

 

Honorable Mention

Offense — Calvin Flowers, Sr., Gorman; Luis Vasquez, Jr., Gorman; Garrett Chandler, So., Dallas Christian; Ellis Gentry, Sr., All Saints; Ty Hunter, Fr., Grace; Taylor Aspinwall, Sr., Shelton

Midfield — Kai Assoun, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Jose Tricio-Cantu, Fr., Parish Episcopal; Derrick Wong, Fr., Grace; Jack Miars, Sr., Parish Episcopal; Addison McElya, Jr., Shelton; Aidan Efting, Fr., Shelton

Defense — Ryan Ruiz, Sr., Gorman; Tate Miller, So. Grace; Sam Dethrow, So., Parish Episcopal; Fergus de Papp, Jr., Parish Episcopal; Bryan Buechler, So., Shelton; Joseph Wales, So., Shelton

Goalkeeper — Kaleb Behm, Jr., Gorman; James Siedel, Fr., All Saints

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