UHV Soccer Players Make All-Conference

Several UHV soccer players earn All-Conference honors.

Six members of the University of Houston-Victoria men’s soccer team were named to the Red River Athletic Conference all-conference team on Wednesday night.

Brody Patience (JR/Douglas, Isle of Man) earned his second straight selection to the All-RRAC first team and was joined by defenders Brandon Watts (SO/Sunbury-On-Thames) and Connagh Wilks (SO/Egham, England). Wilks was named to the second team last season.

Earning recognition on the second team was Jose Munoz (SR/Houston, TX), who also was named to the RRAC Champions of Character team. Earning honorable mention recognition were Gian Marco Zancanaro (SR/Bassano del Grappa, Italy) and Palemon Plancarte (SR/Houston, TX).

Patience, a midfielder, appeared in 12 games this season for the Jaguars and shared the team lead in goals with Munoz at six each. Patience also had two assists and three game-winning goals. He took 20 shots, including 13 shots on goal.

Watts and Wilks were versatile players for the Jaguars as the commanded the defensive back line. The Jaguars gave up just 10 goals all season and only allowed more than one goal in only one game. They helped the Jaguars record four shutouts and compiled an 11-2-1 record.

Watts also added three goals and one assist, while Wilks tacked on three goals and three assists on the offensive side for the Jaguars.

Munoz, a forward, became the first UHV player to record two hat tricks in a single game in a season. Along with his six goals, he also had two assists and put up 15 shots, including 10 on goal.

Zancarano, a forward, has scored five goals and one assist and has taken 19 shots, including 10 on goal.

Plancarte, UHV’s goalkeeper, has recorded 52 saves and allowed nine goals on the season and has a 0.833 saves percentage, along with a 0.654 goals allowed average.

University of the Southwest’s Jack Laurie was named the RRAC Offensive Player of the Year, while LSU-Alexandria’s Harrison Houle was selected the RRAC Defensive Player of the Year. RRAC Newcomer of the Year honors went to LSU-Shreveport’s Guilherme Martins, while LSUS’ Phillip Bohn was named the RRAC Coach of the Year.

Three members of the University of Houston-Victoria women’s soccer team were named to the Red River Athletic Conference all-conference women’s soccer team on Wednesday night.

Midfielder Lauren Leslie (SR/Falkirk, Scotland) was named to the All-RRAC second team, while forward Jurnee Fernandez (SR/Fresno, CA) and defender Zuzelane Sanchez (SR/Dallas, TX) earned honorable mention recognition. Sanchez was also named to the RRAC Champions of Character team.

Leslie was second on the team in goals with five and finished with a team-high six assists to finish second on the team in points with 16. She put up 27 shots, including 13 shots on goal.

Fernandez finished the season with two goals as she put up 23 shots, including 13 on goal.

Sanchez was a key player in the Jaguars’ defensive back row helping the Jaguars compile a 7-6-1 record, including a 7-4 mark in conference play. The Jaguars won seven of their final nine games to earn a berth in the RRAC tournament. During the run to the playoffs, the Jaguars recorded four shutouts.

Sanchez and the defense allowed just 23 goals on the season, while recording five shutouts and limiting opponents to just 73 shots on goal.

Our Lady of the Lake’s Dawson Brinkley was named the RRAC Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year, while LSU-Shreveport’s Mason Richardson was named the RRAC Defensive Player of the Year. Houston St. Thomas’ Nik Barjaktarevic was named the RRAC Coach of the Year.

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