IT WAS YET ANOTHER BUSY YEAR FOR NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FESTIVITIES AT FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY. IN APRIL THE SCHOOL HONORED 13 STUDENT-ATHLETES WHO HAVE SIGNED TO PLAY COLLEGE ATHLETICS.
Out of the signees, seven players were from the history-making Eagle football team, including Texas A&M-signee Remington Strickland. Two were from soccer, one from basketball in 1,000-point career scorer Owen LaRocca, two from baseball, and one from softball in Katie Dillon, who is heading to St. Edwards University.
2021 FBCA College Signees
Ian Aviles - University of Chester (Soccer)
Cohen Carpenter - Abilene Christian University (Football)
Solomon Cole - Abilene Christian University (Football)
Katie Dillon - St. Edwards University (Softball)
Zion Granville - Illinois State University (Football)
David Kasemervisz - Stanford University (Football)
Craig Kelly - St. Thomas University (Baseball)
Jordan Kelly - Princeton University (Baseball)
Owen LaRocca - Samford University (Basketball)
JD Migl - Houston Baptist University (Football)
Remington Strickland - Texas A&M University (Football)
Robert Walter - Houston Baptist University (Football)
Seth Warren - Howard Payne University (Soccer)
KENDALL BROWN'S LIFE AT FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HAS OFFICIALLY COME FULL CIRCLE.
From being a player for the Eagles from 2010-2014 and winning a TAPPS State Championship in her junior season, to going on to play at the University of Houston until 2018. In the fall of 2020, Brown returned to FBCA to join Kelly Carroll's staff as an assistant coach for the softball team.
You see, full circle.
Learn more about the former Eagle player and now current Eagle coach.
VYPE: What's your fondest memory from playing softball at FBCA?
BROWN: Every year was special to me but when we won it all in 2013, it was such a good memory from start to finish. We had a lot of different personalities on the team and a lot of different types of players, but the way we were able to come together and win was special. The way we established the culture at FBCA, I can still see that as a coach that what we had going when we were there was special.
VYPE: Talk about playing at the University of Houston.
BROWN: It was awesome. I absolutely loved being there and playing for the school. Both my parents and both sets of grandparents went to UH, so we've got a lot of blood there. It was super special to get to step on the field with that jersey on. Being in my hometown was special. I wanted to be a Houston Cougar since I was a little kid and getting to live that out was really exciting.
VYPE: What's the experience been like being back at FBCA coaching?
BROWN: It's been super special and getting to coach with the ladies that coached me has been such a wonderful experience. To see the game from the other side and getting to coach these girls has been such a blessing. I have loved every second of it. To be at the school that has meant so much to me is icing on the cake.
VYPE: Now since you are a coach, what do you want to pass along to these players?
BROWN: I think just the respect for the game, for the school and for each other. Just loving the game, going out and working hard every day and being the best teammate and filling whatever role you are given. Yes, softball is important, but you are teaching more about how to participate in life. You teach them life lessons through the game of softball. I also want to instill pride in Eagle softball. We have had a lot of success in the past and it's a big deal to wear that name across your chest. So, to take pride in that, love your school, love each other, love your team and love the game.