There are so many great athletes in Spring Branch ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from Spring Branch ISD in this edition of SBISD Playmakers Powered by Texas Citizens Bank.
Vaniah Barrera, Spring Woods<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjkwMDc2NC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NzA5MzY1OX0.9andu0haFCPlRam5rhjCRELKW5Ux_CbtpQZSNulZKKI/img.jpg?width=980" id="9fafd" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9c2d9466d6846d0a15e8978e0b7040e6" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>While the track and field season was cut short, several area athletes put up some good times on the oval. One was Vaniah Barrera, who will take her talents to Southern Arkansas to continue her career. She runs the 800 and 1600-meters.</p>
Ethan Taylor, Memorial<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjkwMDc1OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNTAyOTY5MX0.h1774j6ELSHY26eqKxj5NqHZT4xBBhyGePcC4EjIL4A/img.jpg?width=980" id="8af79" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="a40ea3b4c8f642f951534db660e5bc79" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The Memorial basketball team made history this year winning a share of the District 17-6A title for the first time in decades. The leader of the bunch was Ethan Taylor, who earned District MVP honors. Taylor says goodbye to the Swearing Sailors on the way to Air Force.</p>
Jasmine Green, Stratford<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjkwMDc1OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyMzIyMzI1Mn0.3xqjhbOncWyM3YcPBg3QypUbKrOc8WZLxtEhvWHHPcw/img.jpg?width=980" id="ec70b" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="6fad8e63053cdb770f09c722a9f1e740" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The Lady Spartans struggled on the court this season, but there is a ray of hope coming out of Spartan Land. Sophomore Jasmine Green earned first-team, all-district honors after averaging 10 points per game in 2020. What will she do for an encore the next two years?</p>
Lesly Ochoa, Northbrook<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjkwMDc1NC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwMjAzMzc0OX0.yg_bL0nhCVQP7NlR5kH6sDxnRkphuXQRIiMyxFY0NvQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="4c22a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="9357156393f5ec999ad1f966c1c117ec" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The point guard is the quarterback on the basketball team. Northbrook was led by Lesly Ochoa this season as the senior went out with all-district honors. She had a knack for getting her team involved – a mark of a true leader.</p>
John Troutman, Stratford<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjkwMDc1NS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY0NzM1OTgwMn0.jnI_e5iaauLlHDccs3kpoNh_cQaJPy9ytNIbkLPy3e4/img.jpg?width=980" id="d988f" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="ba59adf805cdff559f7472a724033167" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>The Spartans fell just outside the postseason in District 17-6A, but it wasn't for a lack of effort. Stratford was led by John Troutman, who earned second-team, all-district honors. When the Spartans needed a bucket, it was Troutman to the rescue. He averaged 15 points per game.</p>
HOUSTON – Andres Gomez has always dreamed of this moment.
Getting to take over the helm of a football program of his own is something he has worked his way up to and now he is getting that opportunity at Northbrook.
"There's a lot of growth opportunity there," Gomez said. "A lot of potential for positive movement. I feel like it goes well with my skillset."
Gomez knows how to win.