The Lions Swimming Program has taken off with a bang over the last five years. When Head Coach Mark Saroni jumped on board, there were only about ten swimmers, but the Lions have banded together, trained hard, had fun, and earned some trophies along the way.
Both the boys and girls teams won the TAPPS 5A State title in 2018, and the girls were able to secure the title for another year, winning it again in 2019.
By Allison Ling
Having several returners on both squads, the team looks ready to compete at the Division I level. Southern United Methodist commit Morgan Schield leads the team, having earned a State Champion title in all of her races last year. Some other girl's team standouts to watch in the water are Grace Malin and Abi Leal.
By Allison Ling
The boy's team has some State Qualifiers returning, as well as some new swimmers to the program expected to help lead the team. Jake Beaver, Nic Turnipseed and Matt McCrory will bring their experience to the new guys as the Lions hope to have a strong presence at State again in the coming months.
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 will be unveiling the finalists for the player of the year awards. Team and Coach of the Year will be revealed during the show!
The winners will be honored in a one-hour virtual show on Sunday, May 31 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 Girls Swimming.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE - Lauren Lacson, Frassati Catholic
Lauren Lacson was a part of the first-place 200-yard freestyle, second-place 200-yard medley relay, third in the 200-yard individual medley and second in the 100-yard backstroke.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE - Olivia Lyons, St. Agnes Academy
Olivia Lyons was a part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team, took second in 200-yard individual medley, fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and was a part of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE - Megan Murphy, The Woodlands Christian Academy
Megan Murphy had a great showing at the TAPPS Swim State Championships. Murphy was a part of the first-place 200-yard medley relay team and the 400-yard freestyle relay and also took first in the 200-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke.
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