2022 Abilene High girls soccer preview capsule

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Justine Martinez (15) is one of 14 returning players for the Abilene High girls soccer team this season.
Justine Martinez (15) is one of 14 returning players for the Abilene High girls soccer team this season.

ABILENE HIGH LADY EAGLES

Head coach: Brent Camp (19th year, all at AHS)

Last year’s record: 5-9-4, 3-7-3 (6th in District 2-6A)

Last district title: 1992

Last playoff appearance: 2017 (Lost to Arlington Lamar 3-2 in overtime in first round of Class 6A playoffs)

Returning lettermen/starters: 14/9

Players to watch: Justine Martinez, forward, Jr.; Zoe Castro, midfielder, Jr.; Amaris Amaya, midfielder, Jr.; Gabby Stokes, defender, Sr.

Coach Camp says: “We know district will be tough, but we expect to be competing for a playoff spot. We have a great group of returners to provide experience and have added some solid newcomers as well.”

NOTES – AHS has made the playoffs three times since 2011 – losing in the first round in 2012, 2016 and 2017.

Joey D. Richards covers Abilene high schools and colleges, Big Country schools and other local sports. Follow him at Twitter at ARN_Joey. If you appreciate locally driven news, you can support local journalists with a digital subscription to ReporterNews.com.

Odessa High’s Summer Ray (7) works her way towards the goal while Abilene High’s Amaris Amaya (10) and Gabby Stokes (12) defend during the first half of a District 2-6A game last season at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.
Odessa High’s Summer Ray (7) works her way towards the goal while Abilene High’s Amaris Amaya (10) and Gabby Stokes (12) defend during the first half of a District 2-6A game last season at Ratliff Stadium in Odessa.

2022 schedule

Date … Opponent … Time

Jan. 6 … Keller Central^ … 5 p.m.

Jan. 7 … The Colony^ … 11 a.m.

Jan. 7 … Celina^ … 5 p.m.

Jan. 8 … TBA^

Jan. 13 … Mesquite# … 5:45 p.m.

Jan. 14 … Lewisville Marcus# … 4 p.m.

Jan. 15 … Arlington High# … 9 a.m.

Jan. 21 … Cooper … 5 p.m.

Jan. 25 … at Odessa Permian* … 5:30 p.m.

Jan. 28 … Midland Legacy* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 4 … at Wolfforth Frenship* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 8 … Odessa High* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 11 … at Midland High* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 15 … San Angelo Central* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 18 … Odessa Permian* … 5:30 p.m.

Feb. 22 … at Midland Legacy* … 5:30 p.m.

March 1 … Wolfforth Frenship* … 5:30 p.m.

March 4 … at Odessa High* … 5:30 p.m.

March 8 … Midland High* … 5:30 p.m.

March 15 … at San Angelo Central* … Noon

^Richland Royals Winter Blast, North Richland Hills; #Hurst Bell Blue Raider tournament, Bedford; *District 2-6A game

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