The Monitor's All-Area Softball First and Second Teams from the 2018 season. 

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Edinburg Vela's Jon Maples is The Monitor's All-Area Softball Coach of the Year. 

Edinburg Vela senior Naomi Reyes is The Monitor's All-Area Softball Pitcher of the Year. 

McAllen Rowe freshman third baseman is The Monitor's All-Area Softball Newcomer of the Year. 

Weslaco High catcher Audrey Escamilla is The Monitor's All-Area Softball Offensive Player of the Year. 

Edinburg High junior Erika Cortez is The Monitor's All-Area Softball Player of the Year. 

Stephanie Blount of Cimarron Country Club won the TSWGA championship in May. 

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With the 2018 World Cup set to begin on Thursday, players and coaches from Edinburg’s RGV FC Toros and UTRGV Vaqueros offer takes on their favorite sides and World Cup memories, plus the teams, matchups and players to keep an eye on.

Valley View striker Mario De Los Santos has a nose for the net, a connection with the corners and a tendency for the twine.

This spring brought a familiar feeling for the La Joya Juarez-Lincoln Huskies boys soccer team. They were a force yet again.

On a team chock-full of offensive threats, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln coach Victor Ramos knows the importance of a shutdown defenseman.

For the team that plays on the blue field, expectations are sky high. Even in arguably the toughest area to qualify for the Class 5A state soccer tournament, the Valley View Tigers enter with a “state or bust” mentality.

EDINBURG — Entering Saturday’s match with six draws in seven home contests, the RGV FC Toros came out with a pressing, aggressive mentality, upping the chances of a breakthrough for one side or the other.

EDINBURG — Minutes before the RGV FC Toros boarded the bus for Monday’s match against Real Monarchs SLC, coach Gerson Echeverry learned defender Kai Greene had to be scratched due to illness.