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Soccer players receive all-area honors
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Multiple players in the Dawson County High School soccer program were honored once again when the The Times of Gainesville released its all-area soccer teams this week.

On the men's side: Dennis Pyetsukh and Alan Sanchez received first team honors.

"Alan Sanchez and Dennis Pyetsukh are two of the best players in the state on the boys' side," said Coach Jed Lacey. "These guys work so hard to keep the tradition of the boys' soccer team a top five team in the state every year. You have to have players like these to win at the level we play."

Sanchez finished the season with 18 goals and a school record for assists with 16. He was also named to the first team all-region and signed to play with Tennessee Wesleyan.

Sophomore forward Pyetsukh set a school record with 24 goals on the season. He also finished with 12 assists and first team all-region honors.

Ty Anglin was recognized on the second team. The senior goalkeeper had nine shutouts and was also first team all-region.

Nathan Blythe and Tim Moody both received honorable mentions.

On the girls' side, three players made the first team: Emily Queen, Fallan Lacey and Rachael Rajczak.

"The girls having three players on the first team all-area and two on the second team is huge," Lacey said. "What an honor."

"All of these players deserved this honor and I am proud to be their coach."

Senior forward Queen was named 7-AAA player of the year and finished with 16 goals and eight assists. She was also named to the first team all-region.

Freshman goalkeeper Lacey ended the year with 12 shutouts and only eight goals allowed during the season. She also received first team all-region honors in 7-AAA.

Rajczak finished her freshman year with 16 goals and 13 assists and was also a part of the first team all-region.

Mackenzie Callas and Ava Walker were named on the second team.

Brooke Cagle and Tina Libao received honorable mentions.

East Hall's Leo Toledo was named player of the year on the boys' all-area team. Toledo was also the 7-AAA Player of the Year and the leading scorer in school history.

North Hall's Katie Estrada was the player of the year for the girls' team.