The Cowley men’s and women’s soccer teams dominated the Jayhawk East all-conference selections.
The men’s team was honored with the Coach, Player and Defensive Player of the Year, while the Lady Tigers had the Coach of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.
Ruy Vaz was named the men’s Jayhawk East Coach of the Year for a second straight season.
Sophomore Elluan Martins Gomes (16 goals) was named the Jayhawk East Player of the Year and sophomore Joao Victor Camargos was the Defensive Player of the Year. Both were also named to the all-conference first team, along with freshman Lucas Mauro (11 goals, four assists), sophomore Hikaru Tanaka (three goals, five assists) and sophomore goalkeeper Ramiro Diez (0.99 goals-against average).
Freshman Antonio Marra (three goals) and sophomore Saulo Dantas were named to the second team.
The Tigers (15-2-2) captured their second straight Jayhawk East title and their first-ever region title, and won the first national tournament game in program history.
“We are blessed with a great group,” Vaz said. “Both teams dominated the East side and it is natural that a few individuals will be selected because of their hard work and determination to be the best version of themselves. I am very proud of these players and these awards just show that both programs are headed in the right direction.”
The Lady Tigers won a school-record 14 games and their first-ever Jayhawk East title.
Roberto Dos Santos captured his first-ever Jayhawk East Coach of the Year Award.
“I am thankful for the ladies that came to Cowley and believed in the greatness of Cowley athletics — they made me look good,” Dos Santos said.
“I am honored for the recognition by the other coaches. Nonetheless, I share this recognition with (Cowley assistant) Coach Tanner Brock’s hard work and trust.”
Freshman Natalia Lima (18 goals, six assists) was named the Jayhawk East Offensive Player of the Year and fellow freshman Harlie Findley (five assists) was the Defensive Player of the Year.
Lima and Findley were joined on the first team by freshmen Manuela Oliveira (nine goals, nine assists), Carla Ruiz (three goals, three assists) and goalkeeper Lotta Dufva (0.93 goals-against average). Sophomore Letycia Bonifacio (one goal, one assists) rounded out the six players on the first team.
Freshman Michaela Seahorn (four goals), a Winfield High School standout, was named to the second team all-conference and sophomore defender Kamila Mroziewicz received honorable mention.
“It was an amazing and historical year for Cowley women’s soccer,” Dos Santos said. “The members of the squad left a legacy to be followed by the next generation. It’s so gratifying to see eight members of the team being recognized by other coaches, in a very competitive conference. It was a team effort, I am honored and proud of these ladies. They earned every piece of this wonderful campaign.”
Jayhawk East Men’s Soccer
Player of the Year — Elluan Martins Gomes, Cowley.
Co-Defensive Players of the Year — Joao Victor Camargos, Cowley;
Chavoy Malcolm, Johnson County.
Co-Coach of the Year — Fatai Ayoade, Johnson County; Ruy Vaz, Cowley.
Elluan Martins GomesSo.Cowley
Marcos ViniciusSo.Johnson County
Alfie BelcherSo.Neosho County
Brad TulleySo.Johnson County
Alejandro MailetSo.Kansas City
Joao Victor CamargosSo.Cowley
Chavoy MalcolmFr.Johnson County
Luke AndrewsSo.Johnson County
Stylianos PapadimitriouSo.Kansas City
Matheus PaesFr.Neosho County
Samba GnokaneFr.Kansas City
Kristian Colaci HorbunovSo.Neosho County
Ramon BravoFr.Johnson County
Elie LubinoSo.Neosho County
Renan SantosSo.Neosho County
Ignacio SarasolSo.Kansas City
Kyle ReeseFr.Johnson County
Marcos CabralSo.Kansas City
Pedro IvaskoskiSo.Johnson County
Jayhawk East Women’s Soccer
Offensive Player of the Year — Natalie Lima, Cowley.
Co-Defensive Player of the Year — Sandra Thiman, Butler; Harlie Findley, Cowley.
Coach of the Year — Roberto dos Santos, Cowley.
Kayla DeaverSo.Kansas City
Melissa SiegelFr.Kansas City
Corrine HughesFr.Kansas City
Kayla BrashearSo.Johnson County
Cielo RiveraSo.Johnson County
Kayla FloresSo.Johnson County
Alexa PittmanFr.Johnson County
Brooklyn ArmbrusterSo.Johnson County
Katrina SargentFr.Kansas City
Sydney GuerraSo.Kansas City
Abby Edson (So.), Butler; Paige Ellis (Fr.), Neosho County; Aina Blach Lopez (So.), Johnson County; Kamila Mroziewicz (So.), Cowley; Amanda Wray (So.), Allen.