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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There are so many great athletes in Pasadena ISD. VYPE highlights five athletes from the Padadena ISD softball diamond in this edition of The Stars of Pasadena ISD powered by Texas Citizens Bank.
Leslie Longoria, Dobie Softball
Dobie's Leslie Longoria has been wielding a mighty bat since she's been on varsity. The left-handed hitter has come up clutch time and time again for the Longhorns and was hitting at a .429 clip before the season was cut short. She was named a first-team, all-district pick for her play in 2020.
Yazmin Rutiaga, Pasadena Softball
Yazmin Rutiaga of Pasadena has worked hard in the classroom and on the diamond. She was an all-district selection since stepping into the Eagle dugout. Ratiaga was a first-teamer this year. The senior is headed to Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Anabella Valadez, Pasadena Memorial
While the season was just getting started, Pasadena Memorial was trying to again dominate the district. Anabella Valadez started off strong on the mound and was named to the first-team, all-district team in the shortened season.
Jordan Monsevais, Sam Rayburn
Jordan Monsevais is a silky-smooth shortstop for Sam Rayburn. She's quick around the bases as well. The junior was a first-team selection in 2020 and also doubles as an athletic trainer for the football team.
Katie Lerma, South Houston
Katie Lerma of South Houston is one of the school's Who's Who candidates. She stars for the Lady Trojan softball team but also is in the honor curriculum at SOHO. Lerma earned all-district honors for District 22-6A.
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