Two area girls basketball players were named District MVP.
As District 3A-30 All-District honors were bestowed last week, Jourdanton’s Erin Soward received the District MVP award.
“What I have to thank is my teammates. They’re really supportive. I couldn’t have gotten it without them. How we’ve grown as a team this season has really helped all of us,” she said.
Soward was part of a team that went through some ups and downs early in the season, endured injuries and illnesses and improved before winning all 10 district games. She felt grateful to experience the whole journey.
“Every season doesn’t start like the previous one. It gets taken down a few pegs. That’s normal. We had to come together and learn and grow and get better. After the season, I think we were a whole ‘nother team. I love to see that. It was really fulfilling knowing how far we came,” she said.
Soward said that the trio of her, District Offensive MVP Vanessa Vacca and District Defensive MVP Shyanne Bauerle sweeping the top honors is owed to the entire team working together.
Charlotte’s Katherine Groff received the District 2A-28 MVP award.
“It’s a very big accomplishment. We went far in what we wanted to do,” Groff said. Charlotte made the playoffs for the first time in several years and took second via a tiebreaker game for first place.
Groff said her teammates helped her achieve the award because they all worked hard around her.
Groff was a key offensive player for the Trojanettes.
“I had a big responsibility. I had to lead and do things to get us where we went,” she said.
District 3A-30 and District 2A-28 girls basketball All-District honors were released last week. All-District for Pleasanton and Poteet in District 4A-30 will come out after the last team is eliminated from the playoffs.