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PHCC places 6 on all-region soccer teams

January 13, 2013

PHCC placed three men and three women on the all-Region X soccer teams recently.

Lucas Prillaman and Oscar Ulloa earned second-team honors on the men’s side, and Darien Martin was named an honorable-mention selection. For the women, Brittany Hale and Haley Overstreet were placed on the second team, while Ashley Lazo received an honorable-mention nod.

MEN

Prillaman, a graduate of nearby Bassett High School, played forward, midfield and defense for PHCC. He finished with four goals and two assists.

“Lucas is an all-around player,” said Patriot coach Scott Haywood. “Wherever I needed someone on the field to execute, Lucas could do the job.”

Oscar Ulloa, a Honduras native who attended Southern Guilford High School in Greensboro, N.C. He finished with 14 goals and eight assists for PHCC.

“Oscar has some of the best ball control capabilities in the region,” said Haywood. “He has excellent touch with the ball.”

Martin, a native of Henry, showed up at tryouts expecting to play goalie and wound up all over the field. He finished with 11 goals and five assists.

“Darien can play anywhere on the field,” said Haywood. “His strength makes it tough to knock him off the ball.”

WOMEN

Overstreet earned a second-team spot despite playing in the net for the first time in her career. A graduate of William Byrd High in Roanoke, she started all 14 of PHCC’s matches and averaged 14.1 saves per outing.

“Haley is one of the most athletic, hard-working players that I have ever had the privilege to coach,” said Lady Patriots’ coach Larry Wylie. “She wears her emotions on her sleeve and takes every challenge personally; she has the perfect goalkeeper mentality.”

Hale, of Bassett High School, started all 15 matches at left defender. She tallied one assist and was the only player on the team to start and play every minute of the season.

“Brittany is a hard-nosed defender with speed to match most of the attacking players in the conference,” said Wylie. “She was a consistent presence in our defensive third this season, and I look forward to her development through the offseason and next year.”

Lazo started all 15 matches in the midfield and finished with one assist.

“Ashley is a hard-working, blue-collar type player that solidified our midfield throughout the season,” said Wylie of the Tunstall High School alum. “She was named an alternate captain at the beginning of the season and did a great job leading the team through her play.”

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