Year In Review: Top VYPE San Antonio Fall Sports Athletes
It's been a hectic, but successful 2019-2020 high school athletic year. While we have a break in the action, let's highlight the top VYPE San Antonio area athletes from the fall sports season (football, volleyball and cross country).
No. 1: First-team all-state senior and 2020 Arizona indoor/beach volleyball commit Shelby O'Neal (566 kills, 436 digs and 542 receptions) was the backbone of Schertz Clemens volleyball's 44-win season and first ever trip to the UIL state final four in 2019.
No. 2: First-team all-state senior and 2020 Texas A&M University-Kingsville football commit DeMarcus Hendricks recorded three touchdowns and 147 yards on his six turnover returns and added 79 tackles, 11 sacks, six pass deflections and four forced fumbles in San Antonio Wagner football's charge to a second straight UIL 5A Division I state semifinal.
No. 3: All-state dual-threat senior Luke Boyers recorded 52 touchdowns and over 4,100 yards in Boerne Champion football's first ever UIL 5A Division II state semifinalist season in 2019.
No. 4: All-state versatile senior Mike Chandler recorded 50 touchdowns and over 4,000 yards in Converse Judson football's journey to a second straight UIL 6A Division I Region IV final.
No. 5: Second-team all-state senior athlete and 2020 Texas A&M commit Jaylon Jones had 34 tackles, five deflected passes, four interceptions, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery on defense and 554 yards and five touchdowns on offense in continuing Cibolo Steele's football playoff streak.
No. 6: Texas 2020 commit Kelsie Vicknair earned a fifth-place finish at the 2019 UIL 5A state cross country meet and led Boerne Champion to its first UIL state title in the sport.
No. 7: Freshman sensation Finley Hunting earned a silver medal at the 2019 UIL 3A state cross country meet and was a guiding force in San Antonio Cole's ninth-place finish at state.
No. 8: 2022 TCU commit Jalyn Gibson overpowered volleyballs with her 517 kills, 515 digs and 550 receptions during San Antonio Brandeis' run to the 2019 UIL 6A postseason.
No. 9: Junior long distance runner Sara Scott marched to a fourth-place finish at the 2019 UIL 6A cross country state meet and led Smithson Valley to a seventh-place finish at the end of the season event.
No. 10: First-team all-state senior Jasmine Nelson's 522 kills and 592 digs led the Boerne Greyhound volleyball pack to the 2019 UIL 4A area playoff round.
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