Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Frilot, Francis Each Garner Player of Year Honors.(Sports)

Byline: Glen Rosales For the Journal


Academy Boys, Girls Coaches Earn Awards

A star-studded array of high school soccer players were in Albuquerque Sunday to receive their All-State accolades.

Among the recipients were Roxanne Frilot of Class AAAAA girls champion Sandia, and Ricky Francis of boys A-AAA titlist Santa Teresa, each of whom received Player of the Year awards.

For Frilot, who led the stingy Matadors defense, it was a rewarding honor for a player in a position that usually attracts little notoriety.

"Defensive players usually don't win awards like this," said Frilot, whose sister, Nicole, was a fellow first-team All-State midfielder from La Cueva. …

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