Three players from the Barton Community College women’s soccer team were recently selected to the 2014 All-Region VI team. Landing in the top eleven of the twenty-two member team was midfielder Maria Munoz, while defenseman Millie York and midfielder Maria Rodriguez landed on the second team.
Munoz, who was a second team All-Jayhawk West selection, vaulted onto the top eleven as region voting is based on player performance regardless of position. The freshman from Topeka, Kansas, shared team high assist honors with York at four each while ranking third on the squad in points scored with ten.
Earning first team All-Jayhawk West honors for the second time, York landed on the second team and was voted the second best defender in the region. The backbone to the Lady Cougar defense, York was also an offensive threat from long distance scoring two free kick goals well outside the 18′ and tied Munoz for team high honors in assists with four. A student of the game, the Hove, England, sophomore provided a keen soccer knowledge, toughness, and high level of technical ability to the Barton team.
Rodriguez’ stat line wasn’t eye glaring but her control of the game and development throughout her freshman year caught the eye of opponents. Scoring one goal on only three shots on frame to go along with an assist, the Garden City, Kansas, native teamed with Munoz in solidifying the Lady Cougar midfield and provide a solid base for next season.
Barton advanced to the semifinals for the third straight year of the Region VI playoffs, falling 1-0 to top seeded and No. 9 ranked Hutchinson Community College to end the season 9-7-3.