San Antonio Christian School Magazine: SPRING SNAP
Photo by Bradley Collier
SAN ANTONIO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL REACHED THE THIRD ROUND OF THE TAPPS 6A PLAYOFFS THIS PAST SEASON. THE LIONS REGISTERED A 57-44 VICTORY OVER THE VILLAGE SCHOOL IN THE AREA ROUND BEFORE FALLING TO CONCORDIA LUTHERAN IN REGIONALS.
The Lions were led by second-team, all-state selection Marc Eyman and all-state honorable mention selection Elijah Pritz. Both are juniors, which is good for SACS since they are set to return for the 2021-2022 season.
On the TAPPS 3-6A all-district team, the Lions were well represented. Eyman and Pritz both drew first team selections, while James Galloway, Noah Cyrus and Dean Umsted were second team, all-district picks. Devin Donald and Isaac McCrea were named to the honorable mention team.
Out of the seven all district picks for the Lions, only one of them is a senior meaning good things are ahead for SACS boys basketball for years to come.
James Galloway, Noah Cyrus, Eli Pritz, Will McGilvray and Dean Umsted
FOR THE LADIES OF SAN ANTONIO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL, THEY MADE THE PLAYOFFS AND REACHED THE SECOND ROUND. THE LIONS CAPTURED A COMMANDING 62-21 VICTORY OVER ST. JOHN XXIII IN THE OPENING ROUND BEFORE FALLING TO ST. AGNES ACADEMY IN THE AREA ROUND
The Lions were led by all-stater Jailyn Potts, who was an honorable mention selection. On the all-district team, Potts also earned first team honors. Other first-team, all district picks included Marcielle Eyman and Adriana Ellard.
Making the second team included Sydney Watson, Emily Mathis and Ella Nietz. For Mathis and Nietz, this is a big deal since they are both just freshmen. The lone honorable mention pick was Sicily Carr.
Ella Nietz, Sicily Carr and Jailyn Potts
IN THE TAPPS DIVISION I PLAYOFFS THIS PAST WINTER, THE SACS BOYS' SOCCER TEAM REACHED THE THIRD ROUND. FOLLOWING A 2-1 WIN OVER THE VILLAGE SCHOOL IN THE AREA ROUND, THEIR PLAYOFF RUN CAME TO AN END WITH A LOSS TO BEAUMONT KELLY.
The Lions were led by second-team, all-state selection Jake Carter, who held down the midfield for SACS this season. On the all-district team, Gabriel Hernandez, Kyle Whaley, Calvin Lewis and Carter were all picked for the first team.
Second-team, all district selections included Colin Elliott and Patrick Guirl.
Jake Carter, Colin Elliott and Isaac Flores
FOR THE SACS GIRLS' SOCCER TEAM, THE LIONS REACHED THE PLAYOFFS THIS PAST SEASON. THEIR PLAYOFF RUN CAME TO AN END IN THE SECOND ROUND WITH A CLOSE LOSS TO CONCORDIA LUTHERAN.
The Lions were led by a pair of all state picks. Midfielder Brooke Spencer was named second-team, all state, while Mhya Larouche, who is just a freshman, was an honorable mention for the defense all-state squad.
The all-district team was loaded with SACS stars. On the first team Kaylee Tarver, Sydney Potts, Spencer and Larouche all earned a spot. Analiese Cruz, Jennie Stephenson and Audrey Burchett were named second-team, all-district.
Camarin Wengler, Abigail Hansen, Elizabeth Oefinger and Stella Chynoweth were honorable mention selections.
Jennie Stephenson, Mattie Carter and Brooke Spencer
San Antonio Christian School ventured to the TAPPS State Swimming Meet this year and the boys finihsed 11th overall as the team with 88 points.
For the girls swimming team at the TAPPS State Swim meet they brought home a fifth-place finish, racking up 158 points.
200 Yard Medley Relay – 9th Place
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – 8th Place
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – 10th Place
200 Yard Freestyle – Jake Beaver (14th place)
200 Yard Individual Medley – Diego Stanley (15th place)
50 Yard Freestyle – Taylor Lipsit (12th place); Nic Turnipseed (14th place)
100 Yard Butterfly – Jackson Chase (12th place); Matt McCrory (15th place)
100 Yard Freestyle – Caden Gerling (13th place); Nic Turnipseed (14th place)
500 Yard Freestyle – Jake Beaver (15th place); Matt McCrory (16th place)
100 Yard Backstroke – Taylor Lipsit (16th place)
100 Yard Breaststroke – Jackson Chase (14th place)
Connor Schmitt, Jackson Chase, Nicolas Turnipseed, Jake Beaver and Matt McCrory
200 Yard Medley Relay – 3rd Place
200 Yard Freestyle Relay – 16th Place
400 Yard Freestyle Relay – 2nd Place
200 Yard Freestyle – Madison Donofrio (11th place); Grace Malin (15th place)
200 Yard Individual Medley – Abigail Leal (5th place)
100 Yard Butterfly – Morgan Schield (2nd place)
100 Yard Freestyle – Grace Malin (4th place)
500 Yard Freestyle – Madison Donofrio (8th place); Abigail Leal (9th place)
100 Yard Backstroke – Morgan Schield (3rd place)
Abigail Leal, Madison Donofrio, Rebekah Wilks, Morgan Schield, Emma Kate Scott and Grace Malin
VYPE Traveled out to San Antonio Christian School a few times this year to catch the Lions in Action! Check out some of our best photos from football, volleyball, baseball and soccer from the year as we welcome you to the 2020-2021 VYPE San Antonio Christian School Year in Review.
THE YEAR WE ALL HAVE WANTED TO FORGET WILL BE A YEAR HE WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO FORGET.
Varsity boys' soccer coach and math teacher Robin Rapp will look back on this soccer season and remember it much differently than others. Sure, there were new rules, protocols and a lot more stressors on the year to begin with having to adjust to Covid-19.
Adjusting to protocols for Covid-19 were the least of Rapp's concerns when he himself got Covid-19.
The early days were tiring and he didn't feel his best, but on day eight when he no longer showed symptoms, he even asked his doctor if he could return to work the following day.
The next day things were radically different. "It went beyond fast," Rapp said after mentioning his oxygen levels drastically dropped over night. Within just 12 hours of telling his doctor he had no symptoms, Rapp found himself in an intensive care unit. Because he was a premature baby, Doctors believed his lungs didn't develop properly, which led to the double pneumonia and the severity of his low oxygen levels.
Being stuck in a hospital alone, hoping everyday would get better was a scary time for Rapp, his wife, his players and students and the school community as a whole. The family atmosphere the Lion Family provides is what gave Rapp hope during his 17 days in the hospital. "Having the soccer to go back to… Having the kids to go back to" is what he said really motivated him.
With six seniors and a ton of freshmen and sophomores getting significant playing time, his team needed a lot of coaching.
"People think I was crazy for coming back," Rapp laughingly said when talking about being on the field and in the classroom while pulling around an oxygen tank. He knew he needed to get back with the kids and was going to do all he could with the strength and abilities he had each day. Getting back on the field, the kids worked hard to push through the season of adversity.
In its first season at the TAPPS 6A level, the Lions jumped from fourth place to second place in district – a huge measure of success Rapp said. Being able to get a first-round bye in the TAPPS Playoff bracket and earning home-field advantage was quite an accomplishment after a wild ride of a season.
The Lions won the Area Championship, but ultimately the season came to a close after losing 4-2 to the eventual State Champions.
Rapp cherishes being a part of the SACS community, which is a unique place he couldn't have hand-picked himself. "God brought me here," he said, "It has been perfect for me. It's a school to work for, but it's been more of a family. It is a Christian environment; a family environment and the kids are really great kids!"
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