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The Houston area is loaded with talented athletes, who give it their all on their respective fields of play.
Welcome to the VYPE Playmakers, powered by UTMB Health, where we highlight five standouts who stole the headlines in the fall or will make news this winter. Here are the UTMB Athletes of the Fall.
Anthony Sury being awarded the UIL Conference 6A MVP Award
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Brazoswood High School claimed the first-ever UIL State Championship in Water Polo, which was achieved, in no small part, due to the efforts of senior Anthony Sury. Following his outstanding performance during the regular season and state playoff, he was named the Conference 6A MVP with 6 goals.
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Galveston Ball’s defense was powered by the ball-hawking ability of sophomore DB Jonah Williams, ushering them to an undefeated District Championship season. Following his second year for the Tornadoes, in which, he became the District 9-5A MVP, Williams’ potential will only increase. College offers are sure to start rolling in, come next Fall.
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Friendswood’s impressive volleyball team, which advanced to the Regional Quarterfinals this Fall, was bolstered by the performance of freshman OH Nadi’ya Shelby, earning her District 18-5A Newcomer of the Year honors. With numerous players graduating this year, Friendswood can remain optimistic, heading into next season, as Shelby will be a team leader for years to come.
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Clear Falls had themselves a star on their roster, becoming District Champs, with Williams making impacts on all three phases of the game, by playing Safety, WR, and Kick/Punt-Returner. Williams’ senior year efforts unanimously earned him District 24-6A MVP, as well as First-Team All-District, and First-Team All-Galveston defensive and utility player honors. His football career will continue, following his commitment to the US Naval Academy.
Lutheran South Academy is enjoying the talent of their young multi-athlete star, Marcus Cantu. During his freshman campaign, the young QB led the team to a playoff berth and earned Offensive MVP honors. Furthermore, Cantu’s athleticism is being recognized, considering he is already committed to play baseball for the University of Texas, once he graduates in 2026.
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On this weeks episode of VYPE's Recruit Spotlight, we featured 3 athletes in our Under the Radar segment: Class of 2024 ATH Will Cianfrini, Class of 2024 RB Major McBride, Class of 2023 DE Keshawn Mills
Check out the segments below, and if you or an athlete you know is being under recruited for one reason or another let us know and we will feature them on our show!
WILL CIANFRINI-ATH-GALVESTON BALL