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Four Tiger seniors to play in June All-State Soccer Games

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5ce8391a0a45eBA All-State Soccer Players Eden Coffman, Rebeca Garcia, Alex Garcia and Sebastian Hernandez.
BA All-State Soccer Players Eden Coffman, Rebeca Garcia, Alex Garcia and Sebastian Hernandez.

Four Broken Arrow High School boys and girls soccer players – two seniors from each squad – have been named Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association All-State and will play for Class 6A East in the OSCA All-State Games, June 12-13.

Alex Garcia and Sebastian Hernandez are on the boys team while Eden Coffman and Rebeca Garcia are girl all-staters.

Alex Garcia, a midfielder who has signed to play soccer at the University of Tulsa, was described as a player who “will be very hard to replace,” by Tiger boys coach Shane Schwab.

Alex Garcia was a three-year starter for the Tigers this season and registered five goals and eight assists.

“Alex is quite simply one of the most talented players to ever come out of Broken Arrow,” said Schwab, himself a BA graduate. “Alex is very technical with the ball and he can do just about anything he wants with it. His game intelligence is very high and he plays at a different level and pace than most of the players in high school.” 

Hernandez will play college soccer at Rogers State. As a senior he scored a team-high 13 goals for the 10-4 district runner-up Tigers.

“Sebastian is a phenomenal athlete,” Schwab said. “He is always a threat to score because of his pace and ability to get behind the defense. 

Coffman, at center-mid, and midfielder Rebeca Garcia, who scored the winning goal in 2018 title game, were key defenders in the 13-2 Lady Tigers run to the 2019 state quarterfinals.

“Eden is such a great kid; as good off the field as she is on,” said Coach Kasey Count. “She will be strongly missed in our back lineup. Her quiet leadership helped the team with their success.”

Coffman has signed to play college soccer at Northeastern State University.

“Rebeca is a great player who helped to control the middle and win balls out of the air for us,” Counts said.” She has a fun personality that is contagious and the girls fed off of that.”

The OSCA All-State Games will be played at Moore High School.