The honors kept coming for the Duncan soccer program as the boys team had three named to the All-State team and several other All-District honorees with the list that was released late last week.
Duncan seniors Aiden Scott, Tanner Greening and Victor Acosta took home the All-State honors for the Demons while Adrian Gonzalez, Eduardo Moreno-Vargas and Rafael Carrasco were named to the All-District team.
Demons soccer coach Fabian Lopez, who has been the coach for the last several seasons but will leave at the end of the school year, said he was proud of the players who were honored and the team as a whole.
“I’m very proud of them, I wished they could’ve elected more as our team deserved more than three players to represent state,” Lopez said. “I know what we have done here so far has put the name and will continue to put the name of Duncan up high.”
Duncan boys team went 2-1 before the season was canceled. They also went to the State Tournament back in 2018 and 2017 under Lopez with this senior class of 14, including three managers, receiving honors.
Lopez said all 14 seniors and the underclassmen for the Demons were very supportive of each other and he is happy to know he was part of their success.
“The seniors and some underclassmen led the team to many victories. Once again, many more of all players could’ve represented us in many ways,” Lopez said. “They were happy and supportive of each other, the time will come for some others as they take leadership of the team in the following years.”
As the search continues for the next Demons boys soccer coach, Lopez said no matter the results, the biggest thing he will remember is how his team responded and came together.
“I will always remember the happy times, the scores never mattered. We learned from our defeats and grew from our victories,” Lopez said. “The lessons we learned will shape us. We learned more than (just) the game, and they represented us academically and athletically.”