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Texan freshmen return, earn nationals berth

Published: July 15, 2011

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Here is the Players To Watch Team of the Month in July for the Texas region.

Remember, this feature is to honor top performers in their region over the past month or so and across the span of age groups. There will be a boys' list and a girls' list, and a new region will be covered every weekday, Tuesday through Friday of each month. You can submit nominations at teamofthemonth@topdrawersoccer.com .

Scroll down for links to our complete national and regional player rankings and TeamRank regional and national standings

Following is the Boys List, in no particular order.

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Alex Frankenfeld, FC Dallas, U16 Academy, Defender: The defender and team captain recorded 3 assists in the final 4 Development Academy season games.

Samuel Valadez, Dallas Texans, U14, Forward: Scored 7 goals in 6 games, including 2 in the Region III final verse Houstonians 97 to help the team to their first US Youth National Championship appearance.

Alan Winn, Solar Chelsea ’96, U15, Forward: Totaled 6 goals to lead his team to their first US Youth Regional III Championship including a goal to send the teams Semi-Final game against area rival Dallas Texans into overtime.

Tony Rocha, Texans SC - Houston Academy, U18, Central Midfielder: The Tulsa-bound midfielder was named to the US Soccer Development Academy Central Conference Starting XI team.

Mark Daus, Dallas Texans U19, Defender: After an impressive rookie season with the Santa Clara Broncos, Daus returned to help anchor the defense of his former youth team. Daus had a solid showing in the team’s undefeated run through North Texas State Cup and the US Youth Region III tournament earning him the Most Valuable Player of the Under 19 age group honor.

Moises Hernandez, FC Dallas U18 Academy, Defender: The defender was chosen to the U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI for the second-consecutive season. One of only two players in the Academy to earn the honor twice.

Jack Coleman, FC Dallas U18 Academy, Defender: The Indiana bound defender was chosen to the U-17/18 Development Academy Starting XI and is heading to Finals Week in Milwaukee with his FC Dallas team.

Following is the Girls List, in no particular order.

Amanda Frisbie, Dallas Texans U19, Defender:
Fresh off a successful season with the Portland Pilots, Frisbie returned to her roots as a Dallas Texan to help the team earn a Regional Championship. She netted 4 goals over the 5 game tournament including a game winner goal to beat home town rival Sting 2-1 to earn the Texans a trip to the US Youth National Championships.

{mosimage:150}Shannele Sunderland, Lonestar Red North 96, U15, Forward: Shannele scored a natural hat trick, for a total of 5 goals and 2 wins at the 2011 Houston Shootout.

Danielle Murphy, D’Feeters ’96, U15, Forward/Midfielder: The forward and midfielder played nearly every minute of all 6 games for her team. She finished the US Youth Region III tournament with 1 goal, 1 assist and 1 goal in PKs during the teams Regional Quarterfinal win.

Morgan Rushing, D’Feeters ’96, U15, Goalkeeper:
Morgan recorded 5 shutouts, 26 saves and only allowed 1 goal during her teams 6 games US Youth Region III Tournament. Rushing had a very impressive 3 save performance during PKs in the Regional Quarterfinals to advance the D'Feeters to the Semi- Finals.

Meagan Mccullough, Sting ’95, U16, Defender: The defender is a 2011 ECNL International tour selection and is poised for a busy July with her Sting ’95 team making trips to the ECNL National Championships and US Youth National Championships scheduled for her Sting ’95 team.

Emma Heckendorn, Sting ’96, U15, Forward:
Ended the US Youth Region III tournament as one of the leading scorers in the u15 age group with 4 goals, and played an intricate role in helping her Sting '96 team earn a trip to the US Youth National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona.

Allison Smith, Lonestar Red ’93, U18, Forward:
The future Texas Longhorn lead her team in scoring with 5 goals in the US Youth Region III Tournament.

Makenzie Koch, Dallas Texans Red ’94, U17, Forward: The forward lead the under 17 age group in scoring with 5 goals at the US Youth Region III tournament.


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