• Taylor Pope & Sania Brown

Soccer All-Star Team announced

The Thomasville Area Soccer Association, also known as TASA, recently announced its first annual Boys' and Girls' High School All-Star Teams. The organization selected the players from the region who stood out during their 2022 soccer season. The athletes selected will participate in an All-star Match on Thursday, May 12 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Thomasville.


Representing Cairo High on the boys' team will be seniors Ethan Daughtry, Thomas Herrera, and Santiago Lopez; and juniors Jeison Diaz, Greyson Blair, and Ismael Ponce. Representing CHS on the girls' team will be senior Macy Ellis, junior Lauren Jones, and freshmen Josie Noriega and Keila Barrios.

According to TASA's website, "The club is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1983 in Thomasville, Georgia on the principles of developing players, coaches, and referees. TASA currently serves the cities of Cairo, Moultrie, Bainbridge, and Thomasville."


TASA Board Member Mr. Bobby Rodriguez told the Red & Black that he got the idea to create the team from his friends at the Tallahassee Soccer Club, which has its own All-Star teams.


Players were selected by a coaches committee, which met and discussed each nominated player's strengths before making the final selections. The committee decided not to limit the team to seniors but instead to select the most deserving players overall. Next year, the committee plans to expand the team to include players from Valdosta and Moultrie.


Mr. Rodriquez has college recruits coming out and taking a look at the players for recruitment. All profits made from the game will be distributed equally amongst the seven soccer programs that are participating in the All-Star game.


 

Boys:

Bainbridge

Brookwood

Cairo

Colquitt

TCCHS

Thomasville

Mason Ard

Griffin King

Greyson Blair

Luke Brogdon

Tyler Brison

Andrew Greyer

Blake Fagan

Evan McGhin

Ethan Daughtry

Iszac Doroteo

Brandon Jackson

Jake Von Helles

Javier Salgado

Will Porter

Jeison Diaz

Kevin Galman

Daniel Martinez

Morgan Hiers

Pierce Taunton

Julian Redrupp

Thomas Herrea

Eric Garcia

Trace Morales

Mathew Lewis

Kasin Taylor

Spencer Richerdson

Santiago Lopez

Christian Mata

Josue Perez

Henry McDonald

Brock Williams

Cutter Waldrep

Ismael Ponce

Jonathan Perez

Cameron Wilburn

Cole Sullvan

Keller Turner



All-Star Greyson Blair

The Red & Black asked Greyson Blair "If you could pick anybody to be your coach, who would it be and why?" Greyson said, "I would pick Thomasville Bulldogs Soccer Coach Robert Peterson becuase I've known him for a long time and I look up to him because he took his team to state."


 

Girls:

Bainbridge

Brookwood

Cairo

Colquitt

Fitzgerald

TCCHS

Thomasville

Addison Hill

Hendley Bryan

Lauren Jones

Jessica Castro

Ansley Hernandez

Cierra Anderson

Ella Kate Carroll

Aubrey Hill

Hutton Daniel

Macy Ellis

Madison Edmondson

Phoebe Prescott

Nayeli Badillo

Payton Harrell

Evelyn March

Kate Von Hellen

Josie Noriega

Krystal Guerrero

Riley Fisher

Madison Leach

Kay Lee Lopez

Bosie Miles

Keila Barrios

Lynnsey Luttrell

Bailey Maroney

Katelyn Sellers

Nathaly Rodriguez

Kate Redrupp

Ryley Mcoy

Jordyn Tillman

Sydney Sullivan

Nicole Tyre

Emily Tuten

Tatum Salter

Oliva McIntyre


All-Star Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones told the Red & Black that she is most looking forward "To play[ing] with people I usually play against."









Josie Noreiga told the Red & Black that she did not even enjoy playing soccer when her mother first signed her up to play, but she has grown over the years to loving the sport.