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Soccer captain Ozymy commits to serve

Coppell senior midfielder Maya Ozymy protects from Belton defenders during the scrimmage on Dec. 14, 2019 at Buddy Echols Field. Ozymy made a verbal commitment to Trinity University on Aug. 8. Sidekick file photo.

Joanne Kim, Staff Writer

September 29, 2020

When looking for a university to attend, Coppell senior midfielder Maya Ozymy was not looking for a school with the most academic prestige or the greatest athletic renown. She was looking for a place she could be of service. “Of course, academics and athletics are both still really important to me,...

Leaving Coppell comforts

Former Coppell defensive midfielder and  CHS 2020 graduate Montse Lomeli races down Buddy Echols Field on Feb. 10 against Marcus last season. Lomeli is attending Northumbria University this fall  in Newcastle, England, and plans to major in sports management while playing soccer. Sidekick file photo.

Sreeja Mudumby, Communications Manager

September 23, 2020

Coppell High School 2020 graduate Montse Lomeli played defensive midfielder for the Coppell girls soccer team for four years before graduating and attending Northumbria University in Newcastle, United Kingdom. Lomeli plans to major in sports management and play soccer for Northumbria and  for the Newcastl...

GOAL! Vegas Cup winner Peek scores big with commitment to Rice

Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek visits the academic quadrangle in front of Lovett Hall at Rice University on July 11. Peek verbally committed to play Division I soccer at Rice on July 10.

Meer Mahfuz, Co-Sports Editor

August 26, 2020

As Coppell junior midfielder Bailey Peek sat at dinner, the realization came to her. Her unofficial visit to Rice University would conclude with an offer to play Division I soccer for her dream school. The nervousness and shock set in through the remainder of dinner, as she continued listening to ...

Girls soccer takes home all-district awards for unfinished season

Coppell junior defender Emma Hubert receives from the air against Irving Macarthur on Jan. 24 at Buddy Echols Field. Hubert is one of 12 Cowgirls awarded a District 6-6A award.

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Fourteen wins. Three ties. Two losses.  For the nearly indomitable Cowgirls, the cancellation of the remainder of the 2019-20 season only left one question on their minds: what could have happened? Their undefeated preseason stance proved a marker for the rest of the season; it seemed Coppell had its st...

End of DA reshaping American youth soccer

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy was an elite youth soccer program spanning 200 teams, including girls teams, prior to its termination on April 15. Multiple Coppell High School students competed for the league, meaning they were unable to play for their high school soccer team.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

The appeal of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (DA) was enough for Coppell High School 2019 graduate Raul Carrillo to move away from his family in Tyler to play for the Dallas Texans.  Leaving behind his parents and younger sister, Carrillo joined his older brother, who played for FC Dallas at...

UIL cancels all sporting events for remainder of school year

Coppell senior captain Maxwell Winneker is one of many athletes who saw their seasons canceled for the remainder of the school year. The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced the cancellation of all UIL-sanctioned activities on Friday following Gov. Greg Abbott’s decision to close schools for the rest of the semester. Photo illustration by Shriya Vanparia and Sally Parampottil

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The Coppell boys soccer team was in the midst of a great comeback story, turning a 1-4-2 record into a six-match win streak in which it took down the No. 1 ranked team in Class 6A and tied for second place in District 6-6A.  With one district match remaining, the Cowboys had high hopes of making sta...

Athletes utilizing resources to stay fit without school practice

Coppell senior defender Nathan Hernandez delivers a pass against Lewisville on Jan 31 at Buddy Echols Field. Hernandez has been working out this week by practicing soccer with one or two friends due to the UIL suspending all school practices outside of school hours, including the use of school facilities

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 20, 2020

Following UIL direction, all school practices and use of school facilities (including open gym and open weight room) outside of school hours have been suspended due to concerns about spreading the coronavirus. As Coppell ISD has canceled school through April 3, this leaves athletes without a class pe...

Cowgirls leave Irving scoreless in blowout

Coppell senior Caroline Dunn throws in against Irving at Buddy Echols Field last night. The Cowgirls defeated the Tigers, 10-0.

Sally Parampottil, Executive Sports Editor

March 7, 2020

The match was decided in 37 seconds.  Coppell junior midfielder Maya Ozymy broke away from Irving defenders and took on Irving goalkeeper Day Limon one-on-one to score with 39:23 in the first half with an assist credited to Coppell junior defender Addison Martin.  Under heavy Coppell attack for th...

Farmers no match on the pitch against Cowgirls

Coppell sophomore forward Michelle Pak scores against Lewisville on Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls defeated Lewisville, 5-1.

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

The Coppell girls soccer team jumped on top of Lewisville in the first half and did not look back in a 5-1 victory Friday night at Buddy Echols Field. The Cowgirls started strong during the first half, with sophomore forward Michelle Pak scoring the first goal within four minutes. Senior defender Haley ...