2018 All-Central Texas girls soccer team


Brooke Briscoe, junior, Liberty Hill

A move-in from Springfield, Mo., Briscoe provided the final piece to an emerging girls soccer powerhouse that made its first appearance in the state tournament. Seven of her team-high 40 goals came in a 15-0 win over Cameron Yoe in the playoff opener, and she served as the Panthers’ midfield talisman throughout a 27-3-0 campaign that didn’t end until the state semifinals against Midlothian Heritage.


Chad Aldrich, Round Rock

Round Rock’s girls soccer program reached new heights this season while earning a spot in the regional final for the first time, and first-year coach Aldrich played a major role in that historic achievement. The former coach of Vandegrift’s boys team melded a scrappy squad that leaned on defense and got timely goals from seniors Hannah Banks and Grace Greenly to go 19-3-3 and win the District 13-6A title.


Sofia Picucci, freshman, Dripping Springs

A midfielder with a knack for moving up and finding the back of the net, Picucci added flair to the Tigers’ attack with a team-high 19 goals and 14 assists. Dripping Springs went 19-7-2 and reached the third round of the playoffs. With just two seniors on this year’s squad, expect more from Picucci and her teammates next school year.


Maria Salgado, senior, Lanier: An often overmatched Viking squad struggled this season, going 4-10 in District 25-5A, but the dynamic Salgado shined with 143 saves while earning all-region honors from the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches.


Kyla Boliek, junior, Liberty Hill: A rock for the state semifinalist Panthers, Boliek anchored a back row that had 23 shutouts and allowed just seven goals all season.

Kenzie Arrington, junior, Hendrickson: A stalwart for last season’s state championship team, Arrington delivered another stellar performance for a Hawks side that gave up 12 goals in a 14-5-4 campaign.

Delaney Carrell, junior, Rouse: The defensive-minded Raiders won the District 19-5A title and advanced to the third round of the playoffs. The all-state Carrell keyed a side that allowed 14 goals in 23 matches.


Ella Concannon, senior, Westwood: A defender for her club, the St. Edward’s signee played higher up the pitch and led the 16-4-4 Warriors in both goals and assists while earning all-state honors as well as District 13-6A MVP accolades.

Brooke Briscoe, junior, Liberty Hill: The fast and physical playmaker had 40 goals with 39 assists as the District 16-4A MVP in her first season after moving into the school district.

Leah Girard, senior, Wimberley: The midfielder of the year in District 27-4A, Girard had a team-high 26 goals for a team that went 18-4 and lost to eventual regional finalist Liberty Hill in the second round.

Mia Czarnecki, junior, Austin High: A talisman at center mid for the Maroons, Czarnecki led District 25-5A with 45 goals and added 25 assists while helping Austin High reach the third round of the playoffs and set a school record with 22 wins.

Grace Greenly, senior, Round Rock: A team captain for the regional finalist Dragons, the Mary Hardin-Baylor signee set the tone for the club while setting up her teammates. Her 15 assists led the team, and she added nine goals.


Haley Shaw, sophomore, Lake Travis: The dynamic striker led the Cavs in goals (22) and assists (eight) while helping her team make a surprising run to the Class 6A regional finals.

Jewell Resseguie, senior, Cedar Park: After earning MVP honors in District 19-5A, Resseguie scored seven of her 41 goals in the postseason for the regional semifinalist Timberwolves.

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