Ammons kicks up soccer skills this summer



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Christian Ammons looks at home with Southern Methodist University Mustangs in the background. The sports future for the Marble Falls High School Mustang soccer forward, who attended an SMU soccer camp this summer.

By Richard Zowie

The Highlander

Marble Falls High School’s soccer season is currently in offseason while school’s out, but Christian Ammons is still making waves on the field.

The senior-to-be forward at MFHS recently participated in a soccer camp at Southern Methodist University, along with 300 high school soccer players from across the state.

“It was beautiful, a good experience,” Ammons said of his time in Dallas.

The soccer players worked on drills and played several games during the four-day camp before the top 22 were selected for an all-star game.

Ammons, a two-time All-State soccer player for the Mustangs, was one chosen.

He scored both his team’s goals in the game as his team won, 2-0.

“In the all-star game, everybody as good and on the same level,” he said.

MFHS soccer coach Rick Hoover described Ammons as “probably the best player at the camp.”

“Ammons getting voted All-State forward his sophomore and junior years is a pretty big deal,” said Hoover, who described soccer’s forward position as similar to a football quarterback. “He was also this past season’s district most valuable player, which might even be a bigger honor. It’s rarely given to underclassmen.”

Ammons plans to play soccer at college and has both Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas and Midwestern State University, described winning the honors as a team effort.

“I can’t do anything of that without my team,” he said. “The whole team is good. I’m also thankful for Coach Hoover. I was happy to get awards but I couldn’t have done it without my team.”

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