Every week, VYPE Houston hosts a poll to highlight top athletic achievers. Check out the recent winners, and some of the credentials that got them to that point.
Friendswood's Dane Roenne (VYPE Houston Preseason LB of the Year)
1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 8,290 of the 22,790 total votes.
2. The senior Mustang is a returning first team all-district and second team all-county linebacker.
MacArthur's Bryce Nollkamper (VYPE Houston Preseason TE of the Year)
1. Won the Freddy's Poll with 23,886 of the 87,006 total votes.
2. The senior General is a returning all-district tight end.
Klein Collins' AJ Townsend (VYPE Houston Preseason DL of the Year)
1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 11,799 of the 43,685 total votes.
2. The senior Tiger is a returning first team all-district defensive lineman.
Kingwood's Lizzy Young (VYPE Houston Preseason Libero/Defensive Specialist of the Year)
1. Won the Becks Prime Poll with 26,811 of the 83,358 total votes.
2. The senior Mustang is a returning honorable mention, all-district selection.
Clear Springs' Avery Reynolds (VYPE Houston Preseason Setter of the Year)
1. Won the Freddy's Poll with 29,332 of the 135,053 total votes.
2. The senior Charger is a Louisiana Monroe beach volleyball commit.
One of the greatest accomplishments in human history took place 50 years ago as we celebrate the inception of the Apollo program and the first time anyone set foot on the moon. We pay tribute to the teams it took to get us there, the program that was started seven years before that planned it all, the men and women that were involved, and above all else the mentality that the accomplishment instilled in every single American. The famous speech made by the late John F. Kennedy, delivered in Rice Stadium on the 12th of September in 1962, made waves for the rebirth of the great American pioneer mentality of reaching a frontier and conquering audacious goals. "But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal?", JFK remarked, "Why does Rice play Texas?", he uttered.
The present track record between such a massive school and a smaller competitor would be one that you would expect; only reinforcing the head scratching question that JFK uttered decades ago in Rice's coliseum. The answer to these questions couldn't be simpler, yet so profound:
"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too."
For tickets to Rice vs Texas on September 14th at 7PM inside NRG Stadium, visit RiceOwls.com/NRG