Five Lady Mustangs named to 26-3A All-District basketball

Once Poth was eliminated from the Class 3A Girls Basketball playoffs, the 26-3A All-District accolades were released. A total of five Natalia Lady Mustangs made the cut for their efforts on the court. One was also recognized for her efforts in the classroom.
Poth and Karnes City owned top awards in the district, as the traditionally tough Pirettes won three of four top awards. Junior Pirette Emily Leger was named the MVP of 26-3A, as sophomore Chelsea Kruse was named the Defensive MVP of 26-3A. Rounding out top accolades for the Wilson County squad was Poth freshman, Sydney Cooper who was named the Newcomer of the Year.
Karnes City Sophomore Kiera Robinson was named the Offensive MVP of the Year in the district.
When it came to 1st Team All-District awards, eleven awards were handed out and Natalia owned two of them. Natalia seniors Regina Garza and Gabby Garcia made the cut for their leadership and efforts on the court.
Looking at 2nd Team All-District honors, senior Gabby Reyes made the list for her performance on the court for the girls in blue.
Senior Andrea Villarreal and freshman Bryanna Perez also made the Honorable Mention list for the Lady Mustangs.
Rounding out accolades was Regina Garza who was also recognized for Academic All-District for having a 90 or above average in the classroom.
“The honors were very well deserved,” Natalia Head Coach Stephen Davis said. “These seniors: Regina Garza, Gabby Garcia, Gabby Reyes and Andrea Villarreal were asked to carry a big load for us and they had to learn a whole new system and philosophy and still excelled for us. I am happy that the rest of the district recognized their contributions to the success of our program.”

By Eric Smith
Staff Writer