Written by Corbett Smith
Boys, girls Dallas-area soccer newcomers of the year: Two players you'll hear more about in coming years
BOYS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Ian Sadler, Argyle
Yr.: Fr. Pos.: MF/F
Notable: 30 goals, 18 assists
About Sadler: He was named District 11-4A newcomer of the year, as Argyle — a 3A school in its third year as a program — advanced to the Class 4A Region I semifinals.
Did you know? A California native, Sadler is a member of the Dallas Texans 96 Boys Red team, which recently played in the Dallas Cup.
GIRLS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Belicia Mendiola, McKinney North
Yr.: Fr. Pos.: F
Notable: 17 goals, 10 assists
About Mendiola: She had 20 starts as a freshman and was named District 17-4A offensive player of the year.
Did you know? Mendiola plays for the FC Dallas ECNL U-15 team, and is considered the No. 6 prospect in the state in her age group, according to Top Drawer Soccer.