Although the Oakdale Lady Mustangs varsity soccer team fell short of making the postseason, the girls had a productive campaign and were awarded for their efforts. In what varsity girls head coach Alfredo Quiroga described as a “last second scramble” the team held their awards ceremony recently. Nine varsity and six junior varsity girls were honored for their play in the 2015-2016 season.
For the varsity girls, senior forward Madison Feuerstein was named the team’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). A four-year starter for the Lady Mustangs varsity team, Feuerstein played in 25 games this season. She scored a total of 24 goals with 10 assists and tallied 58 total points on the year. Her 24 goals led the Valley Oak League, and she also placed second in total points and third in assists. Feuerstein was named to the first team All-VOL team, and holds the record for most goals in a four-year span at OHS with 89.
Two players shared the honor as Best Offensive Player, with senior Megan Burke and sophomore Viviana Albor both selected for the award. Midfielder Burke played in 25 games, scoring nine goals, eight assists and totaling 26 points in her final season. Burke was named to Second Team All-VOL. In her first season on varsity, Albor made an impact on the team. Like Feuerstein and Burke, Albor played in 25 games during the season. Her 11 goals ranked fourth in the league, and she finished fifth in league with 27 points, solid numbers for the sophomore midfielder and forward.
A pair of seniors were named Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Natali Montoya and Logan Laugero took home the honors for their defensive efforts during the season. Montoya played 24 games having three assists, one goal and totaled five points in her final season as a defenseman. Laugero scored two goals and added an assist. Laugero was named to the Second Team All-VOL team this season.
Senior midfielder Breanna Garza and freshman Krissy Lolonis were named co-Most Improved players. Garza found the back of the net six times and dished out seven assists this season. Garza earned Second Team All-VOL honors this season. Lolonis played in all 25 games and put up 16 total points in her first season. The midfielder and forward scored five goals and added six assists to her season total.
Rounding out the varsity awards were seniors Bailey Antonio and Melissa Ibarra who were both named as the Coach’s Award recipients. Midfielder Antonio found the net twice and dished out nine assists in her final season. Antonio played in all 25 games and scored a total of 13 points. Senior goalkeeper Ibarra had eight shutouts, accumulating 95 saves and only gave up 26 goals this season.
Junior varsity girls were also honored the evening. Sophomore Maddy Freitas and freshman Savanna Derby were named Co-MVP; sophomore Jenna London was named Offensive Player of the Year; freshman goalkeeper Megan Humphrey was named Defensive Player of the Year, freshman Dahlia Flores was named Most Improved, and sophomore Aleesha Harden and freshman Alexandra Casillas took home the Coach’s Award honors.