The Needville High School boys soccer program has had more coaches then playoff victories in its short history.
That said, Nicholas Kurtz has brought stability to the program and the Blue Jays have shown signs of growth.
The growth was helped by senior forward Juan Ventura, who earned co-MVP honors on the 2020 District 23-4A all-district team.
Ventura shared the honors with Fulshear senior forward Isaiah Figueroa.
The senior striker/midfielder was the spear-point for the Blue Jays’ offense, leading Needville in goals with 35 and assists with 18.
Ventura had 88 total points.
Forward/midfielder Hector Portillo, midfielder/forward Anthony Salas and defender Jerry Medina, all seniors, were also selected to the all-district first team.
Portillo recorded 33 points for Needville. He had 14 goals and five assists.
Salas scored five goals and recorded eight assists for 18 points.
Medina was part of a defense that allowed 2.86 goals per game.
Senior fullback Riley McShannon, sophomore fullback/defender Yahir Santiago and sophomore forward/midfielder Raul Cuevas were named to the second team.
McShannon scored two goals and added two assists for Needville.
Santiago accounted for three assists.
Cuevas had 13 total points including four goals and five assists.
Sophomore midfielder Bryan Chacon, sophomore forward/striker Raul Sandoval and freshman defender Jesse Moreno earned honorable mention recognition.
Chacon had nine assists for Needville.
Sandoval had eight points from four goals.
Needville’s season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic with some district games remaining.
The Blue Jays’ regular-season record was 11-10 and they were 4-6 in District 23-4A play.