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Belton High School Alumni Inducted into the Wall of Honor

Former Belton High School Lady Tigers soccer players, Allie Angell and Makenna Morrow, achieved the school's highest athletic honor on May 18, 2024, by being inducted into the Belton High School Athletic Wall of Honor. 

 

Coach Oscar Bersoza tearfully reflected on the profound impact the athletes had on his coaching career, saying, "When you ask a coach how they want to go out, this is how I want to go out." He recounted a particularly memorable game at Lake Ridge, describing it as one of the most vivid of his career. In this game, they gave their all and embodied the true spirit of a Belton Tiger.

 

Both Angell and Morrow have played soccer together since they were seven years old. Angell described Morrow as a longtime teammate and expressed the privilege of being inducted into the Wall of Honor alongside her. She added, "From being teammates at seven years old, to middle school opponents, to reuniting at Belton High School, you have been a part of my entire soccer career. There's no other way I would rather end this journey than experiencing this with you."

 

Morrow commented, "One of the best things about being part of the Wall of Honor is being right next to my longtime teammate Allie. We have played soccer together since we were seven and have shared so many amazing moments over the years. My soccer experience wouldn't have been the same without your support, our pregame rituals, and all the celebrations leading up to this. There's no one else I would rather share this honor with."

 

Allie Angell, a native of Temple, Texas, excelled on the Belton High School soccer field, leading her team to four district championships. With 62 shutouts in 83 career games, Angell's defensive skills were instrumental in her team's success. Named First Team All-State by the Texas Association of Soccer Coaches (TASCO), she also earned recognition as a leader and team player, showcasing resilience and selflessness both on and off the field under the guidance of Coach Oscar Bersoza.

 

Makenna Morrow, a standout student-athlete at Belton High School, excelled both academically and athletically, earning Academic All-District honors every year and achieving Academic All-State recognition from TASCO and the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA). As a four-year letter-winner and varsity soccer team captain, Morrow's leadership was instrumental in the team's success. Despite challenges like a shortened freshman season due to the pandemic, she garnered numerous accolades, including District Most Valuable Player in her junior and senior years. Morrow's impact extended beyond personal achievements, cementing her legacy as one of the "greats" of Lady Tiger Soccer.

 

The Wall of Honor 2024 inductees contributed to the team's impressive record of 62 wins, 14 losses, and seven ties. Angell now plays at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor as a defender, and Morrow is working with Baylor Soccer as a photographer and videographer.

 

May 21, 2024