Going into the season, Aldine ISD’s boys and girls soccer teams knew district matches would be competitive and wins would be earned, not given. The coaches used this opportunity to build resilient student-athletes who grew as a team throughout the season.
Both MacArthur teams accomplished a rare feat, each going 14-0 in District 14-6A play. In addition to an incredible regular season, MacArthur boys’ head coach, Salvador Fernández, earned his 200th career win in the fourth game of district play. Last year, the Generals reached the Region 2 Finals, one game away from earning a trip to the Class 6A State Soccer Tournament. The girls’ head coach, Saúl Zamora, has built confidence in his team, preparing them for the upcoming playoffs.
After securing his 100th career win during district play, head coach Mark Kuehl led the Aldine High Lady Mustangs school girls to a 2nd place finish in District 14-6A, showing they are ready for an extended playoff run. Coach Melbin Barahona led the Aldine senior boys’ team to a second-place finish in league play.
Not to be outdone, coach Daniel Bui at Eisenhower High School showed his boys’ team belongs in a competitive district, leading them to a third-place finish.
All five AISD soccer teams will open play in the Class 6A State Soccer Tournament this week. The schedule is as follows:
*The MacArthur boys take on New Caney at Randall Reed Stadium in New Caney on Thursday, March 23, at 7 p.m.
*The Aldine girls play at Grand Oaks High School on Friday, March 24 at 6 p.m. vs. Willis.
*The Aldine boys take on College Park at Woodforest Bank Stadium on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p..m.
*The Eisenhower boys face off against Grand Oaks at Planet Ford Stadium on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
*The MacArthur girls take on College Park at CE King Panther Stadium on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m.