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Atascocita girls hoops celebrate two-straight district crowns

A new standard is set. Via Vype

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HOUSTON – With 0.82 seconds remaining on the clock, a 10-point lead in hand, Veronica Johnson turned towards her bench and walked down it fist-bumping every coach and player along the way.

Johnson could finally breath.

The 47-34 victory against rival-Summer Creek on Tuesday locked up the program's second-straight district championship and 32nd-straight district victory.

"This is awesome," Johnson said. "For this to be year four and for this senior class to be year four. They remind me all the time I'm a senior with them. It's been fun. These girls have never backed down or shied away from anything I was trying to do.

"This group of seniors they talk about the legacy they want to leave here and they have done just that to leave this legacy."

One of those seniors is University of Incarnate Word signee Brittney Stafford.

Stafford, who has played all four years on varsity at Atascocita, including being a captain since her sophomore campaign, has watched how this program has built up.

"When I arrived it was very difficult," Stafford said. "Sophomore year was more of a learning lesson for all of us. Coach, the team and we just built. We knew sophomore year was our building year. We wanted more. We had a goal in mind that sophomore year to be driven, to work harder, to be that team to do the impossible and make history. My junior year we did that and now our dreams are getting bigger."


Read more about Atascocita's big win here

Kingwood had the best season of all teams in the district. Via Vype

The season has officially come to an end for District 22-6A girls soccer teams with Kingwood and Atascocita both falling in the Region III-6A Tournament this past weekend.

Kingwood had the best season of all teams in the district, advancing to its first regional final since the 2010 season.

Pres Holcomb earned the District 22-6A Coach of the Year award after guiding Kingwood to an impressive 29th-straight District Championship this season. Also the deepest playoff run in nine years for the Mustangs.

A key piece for the Mustangs' success was Catherine Childs, who brought home the District 22-6A MVP Award. Childs finished the season with nine goals and 11 assists.

The District 22-6A Offensive MVP Award went to Kingwood's Emma Ebert, who had an impressive 33 goals and 16 assists this season.

Other District 22-6A awards went to Pasadena's Vanessa Cabello (Defensive MVP), Atascocita's Ainsley Cunningham (Goalkeeper of the Year) and Atascocita's Victoria Arenivas (Newcomer of the Year).

Find the full list of awards here

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