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Year In Review: VYPE San Antonio's Top 10 2018-2019 UIL Boys Athletes

The 2018-2019 athletic calendar has concluded, so VYPE San Antonio will have a series dedicated to notable performers and moments over the past year. Check out the area's top 10 UIL boys athletes.

No. 1: Rashod Owens (San Antonio Roosevelt multi-sport athlete)

The Rough Riders' junior and 2020 college football recruit set a new San Antonio triple jump record (49 feet, 10 3/4 inches), medaled in one (triple jump) of his two UIL 6A state track events, and was a unanimous first-team all-district football and basketball player during the 2018-2019 school year.

No. 2: Clayton Chadwick (La Vernia multi-sport athlete)

The all-state senior and Sam Houston signee played a major role in the Bears' run to the UIL 4A state baseball semifinal, and recorded 4,272 yards and 54 touchdowns in their football run to the UIL 4A Division I Region IV final.

No. 3: Jalen Jackson (San Antonio Wagner basketball)

The first-team all-state senior and North Texas signee led the Thunderbirds to the UIL 5A state title game by averaging 18.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 3.7 steals and 0.9 blocks.

No. 4: Dante Heaggans (San Antonio Madison football)

The all-state senior athlete and Incarnate Word signee used his passing, rushing, receiving and defensive abilities to record 2,762 yards, 32 touchdowns and 18 tackles during the Mavericks' breakout district championship season.

No. 5: DeMarcus Hendricks (San Antonio Wagner multi-sport athlete)

The all-state junior and 2020 college football recruit advanced the Thunderbirds' football team to the UIL 5A Division I state semifinal by recording 87 tackles, 14 sacks, six pass deflections, four pick sixes and two fumble recoveries, and was a member of their UIL 5A state runner-up basketball team.

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VYPE Films Poll Of The Week: VYPE San Antonio Public School Softball Player of the Year

The 2019 UIL softball season has wrapped up, so it's time to host the VYPE San Antonio Public School Softball Player of the Year poll. Vote for the area's top players until July 11th at 7 p.m.


<a href="https://poll.fm/10357606">VYPE FILMS POLL: VYPE San Antonio Public School Softball Player of the Year (Closes Thurs. 7/11 at 7pm)</a>


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Austin Area Athletes Shine In 2018-2019; End Year With Poll Wins

Every week, VYPE hosts a poll to highlight top athletic achievers. Check out the recent winners, and some of the credentials that got them to that point.

Lake Travis' Nick Villarreal (Top Returning VYPE Austin UIL 4A-6A Linebacker)

Why he's deserving:

1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 14,489 of the 37,291 total votes.

2. The 2020 all-state talent slowed down opponents in Lake Travis' run to the 2018 UIL 6A Division I state semifinal.

Lockhart's Caleb Jennings (Top Returning VYPE Austin UIL 4A-6A Defensive Back)

Why he's deserving:

1. Won the VYPE Films Poll with 18,711 of the 43,533 total votes.

2. The versatile 2020 all-district player helped Lockhart earn a trio of wins in a tough UIL 14-5A Division II district in 2018.

Hyde Park's Avalon Sanchez (VYPE Austin Private School Softball Player of the Year)

Why she's deserving:

1. Won the VYPE Films Poll with 89.87% of the total vote.

2. The 2020 talent has received three straight TAPPS Division II second-team all-state honors.

Milano's Devonte Jones (VYPE Austin UIL Boys Track Athlete of the Year)

Why he's deserving:

1. Won the VYPE Films Poll with 26,115 of the 63,759 total votes.

2. The senior helped his team win its second straight UIL 2A state title by earning four medals at 2019's state meet: 100 meter dash (gold), long jump (silver), 4X200 meter relay (silver) and 300 meter hurdles (bronze)

Austin St. Michael's Catholic Academy's Nora Carlson (Top VYPE Austin Private School Volleyball Prospect)

Why she's deserving:

1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 94.77% of the total vote.

2. The 2021 TAPPS player jumped on the scene with a sophomore year all-state honor in 2018.

Thorndale's Madison Smith (Top VYPE Austin Public School Volleyball Prospect)

Why she's deserving:

1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 72.71% of the total vote.

2. The breakout junior earned a first-team all-region honor and a second-team all-state nod in 2018.

Hutto's Dajon Harrison (Top 2019 VYPE Austin Football Prospect to Watch)

Why he's deserving:

1. Won the Sun & Ski Sports Poll with 4,150 of the 9,194 total votes.

2. The former 2020 TCU commit also has offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boston College, Colorado State, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas State, Louisiana, New Mexico, Rice, Texas Southern and Texas State.

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Looking to get more involved? Check out ShopVYPE for fresh gear that supports local schools and the VYPE U Ambassador Program. To sign up for the VYPE U Program, apply at VYPEU.com.