Nathaniel Mata

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Nathaniel Mata covers for The Monitor. He can be reached through email at nmata@themonitor.com or by phone at 956-683-4431.

The Monitor’s 2018 All-Area girls soccer first team, second team and superlatives

2018 All-Area Girls Soccer TeamPlayer of the Year: Westyn Henderson, McAllen HighDefensive Player of the Year: Lexi Gonzalez, McAllen HighNewcomer of the Year: Xochitl...

Westyn Henderson is The Monitor’s Player of the Year

McALLEN -- When the going got tough for the McAllen High girls soccer team on its run to the UIL state tournament, Westyn Henderson...

McAllen High’s Arney is The Monitor’s Coach of the Year

McALLEN — The wait between the winning goal and final whistle was only 2 minutes and 13 seconds, but even that felt long for...

McAllen High’s Lexi Gonzalez is The Monitor’s Defensive Player of the Year

McALLEN — When McAllen High lined up against Austin Lake Travis on April 14, the Bulldogs entered a match as underdogs for just the...

Sharyland High’s Xochitl Nguma is The Monitor’s Newcomer of the Year

MISSION — When Sharyland High freshman Xochitl Nguma was still learning to walk, her father made some slight modifications to her baby walker. Mesika...

More than able: McAllen Memorial freshman pushing to medal in state wheelchair finals

McALLEN — At the regional track meet two weeks ago, McAllen Memorial freshman Suzannah Swanson was shaking hands and making friends with her fellow...

FC Dallas makes local inroads with Golazo merger

The European style of training and molding soccer players from the first time they step on the field all the way to a possible...

McAllen Memorial’s Skaugen is back healthier, stronger for regional hurdles

McALLEN — This race weekend feels like a long time coming for McAllen Memorial junior Sean Skaugen.During practice at Boxer Hernandez Stadium, Skaugen is...

McAllen High girls soccer’s historic state run ends with semifinal loss to Houston Memorial

GEORGETOWN — The McAllen High Bulldogs listed a strong start as one of the keys entering their Class 6A state semifinal match against Houston...

State-bound McAllen soccer athletes juggling IB program, athletics

McALLEN — Last Friday, the McAllen High Bulldogs didn’t play their regional semifinal girls soccer match against San Antonio Johnson until 3 p.m. Defender...