Local Soccer Stars

The Dallas-Fort Worth area has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to top-tier soccer talent. This past high school season was no different, and despite having everything cut short because of COVID-19, several Denton County players earned some much-deserved recognition from perhaps the most respected youth soccer website in the nation.

A total of 18 athletes representing Guyer, Hebron, Marcus, Flower Mound, and Lake Dallas were recognized in Top Drawer Soccer’s postseason awards. And several of those players were honored more than once. Hebron’s Briley Weatherford, a Texas Tech signee, was named to the girls’ Winter All-America team. She was also named All-Region and as a member of the All-Star squad. Meanwhile, teammate Olivia Hasler was named All-Region and All-Star. Flower Mound’s Abby Smith and Madison Schott were both All-Region and All-Star selections.

On the boys side, Marcus’ Sam Coad and Harvey Castro were All-Region and All-Star selections, as was Lake Dallas Falcons star Brock Pope. Pope was the lone Lake Dallas athlete to make any of the lists.

Overall, Marcus had the most representation among Denton County teams with seven total athletes. Flower Mound was close behind with five, and Hebron was in third with three. Marcus had two. Lake Dallas had one.

We have provided above the complete list of Denton County athletes who were recognized.