It is awards season here at VYPE!
We welcome you to the Countdown to the 2020 VYPE Awards presented by Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Over this week we will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year Awards will be announced during the show!
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday at 6 p.m. on VYPE Houston's website and Twitter account and on the VYPE Texas Facebook page! It will be an event to get dressed up for and to tune in to as it will be an evening full of special moments!
Let us get it started! Here are the finalists for Private School Volleyball Player of the Year!
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Brooke Frazier, Concordia Lutheran
Brooke Frazier helped guide Concordia Lutheran to the TAPPS 6A State Semifinals this past season. Frazier was named first-team, all-state. Frazier is a junior and verbally committed to Texas A&M volleyball.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Sahara Maruska, St. Agnes Academy
Sahara Maruska helped guide St. Agnes Academy to the TAPPS 6A State Championship this past season. Maruska was named first-team, all-state and was named to the TAPPS 6A State All-Tournament team. Maruska is signed to Rice University.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR FINALIST: Bria Woodard, Episcopal
Bria Woodard helped lead Episcopal to the SPC Championship this past fall. It was the second title in three years for Episcopal. Woodard was named All-SPC and is verbally committed to Texas A&M.
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The private school volleyball season is officially a wrap.
This past weekend, SPC crowned its champion - Episcopal for the second time in the past three seasons - and TAPPS crowned their champs with St. Agnes rolling through the best of the best to win it all.
VYPE has compiled its final private school volleyball rankings for the year. Check out who finished No. 1!
1) St. Agnes Academy Tigers (TAPPS 6A State Champions)
What a run by St. Agnes. First, to even get to the title match, the Tigers had to win a pair of five-set thrillers against Antonian College Prep and Concordia Lutheran. Winning a five-set match isn't easy. Once in the title game against Prestonwood Christian Academy, the Tigers found themselves down 2-0. St. Agnes had to win the next three sets to win a state championship. This is the same as the Boston Red Sox being down 3-1 to the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS. Their backs were against the wall. The Tigers clawed their way back to win the third and fourth set to eventually win the fifth set and the first TAPPS state championship for the program since 2005. The Tigers were led by a solid crew of seniors including Rice-commit Sahara Maruska.