The St. Pius X tennis team has shown remarkable growth over the season. We have several young tennis players that show a lot of promise. They plan on refining and mastering their skills as they look forward to improving throughout the off-season.
Congratulations to John Cronin, Donovan Curb, Makell Moody, Eric Morris, Catherine Thomas and Nick Thomas for competing in the district tournament.
The St. Pius X golf team had a successful season through district, regional and state tournaments. The Panthers produced numerous personal best scores at the regional tournament this season. After shooting 77-77 at the regional golf tournament, Matthew Jacobe qualified for the TAPPS Division I-6A State Golf Tournament.
The SPX softball team finished fourth in a strong softball district. The Panthers had leading district wins this season including a 26-0 win over Incarnate Word Academy, a 12-0 win over Concordia Lutheran, and a 7-0 win over Concordia Lutheran. SPX had an impressive victory over Bishop Lynch in the first round of the playoffs. The Panthers defeated the Friars 4-2. The Panthers ended the season with a loss to St. Agnes in the next round of the playoffs.
First Team All-District: Haley Parks – outfield/catcher, Abigail McGee – infield/catcher, and Emily Dear – pitcher/outfield
Second Team All-District: Alyssa Holik – infield, Grace Farris – pitcher/outfield, and Jennifer Schmalz – infield
First Team All-State: Haley Parks - outfield/catcher
Second Team All-State: Abigail McGee – infield/catcher
Honorable Mention All-State: Emily Dear – pitcher/outfield
Academic All-State: Abigail McGee and Grace Farris
The SPX baseball team finished third in the best district in TAPPS Division I-6A baseball, district three. The Panthers won the season series against district rivals Concordia Lutheran and St. John XXIII. SPX also picked up a 2-1 win against St. Thomas. The Panthers entered a best of three series verses Nolan Catholic in the first round of the playoffs. The series was tied 1-1 and game three was set. The Panthers fell behind early, but after being down 8-1, SPX came roaring back and defeated Nolan 9-8 on a walk off hit. In the next round, the Panthers fell to Liberty Christian.
First Team All-District: Matt Dillard – pitcher/outfield/infield, Mason Pamuk – second base/catcher, and Cooper Padden – pitcher/infield
Second Team All-District: Austin Culver – outfield, and Chris Work – pitcher
First Team All-State: Matt Dillard – pitcher/outfield/infield
Second Team All-State: Mason Pamuk - second base/catcher
Honorable Mention All-State: Cooper Padden – pitcher/infield
Academic All-State: Cooper Padden
The St. Pius X women's lacrosse team finished with an overall conference record of 8-5 including a big win over St. Agnes 8-6 and a come from behind win against Stratford 16-10. The Panthers finished third in the south district and moved on to playoffs. SPX entered the first round and defeated Friendswood 10-5 in the quarterfinals. The Panthers fell to Stratford in the semi-finals 12-19.
The following women's lacrosse players were recognized in division II for their exceptional impact to the season:
All-State: Katie Pharr – midfield, and Rianna England – midfield
All-District: Audrey Murdock – midfield, and Abigail Foster – goalie
The St. Pius X men's lacrosse team made it to their second consecutive final four appearance. SPX ended the regular season with a 13-2 dominant performance over Atascocita. The Panthers defeated Awty International 8-6 in the first round of playoffs, but their season ended with an unfortunate loss to Klein in the semi-finals.
In division III, the high honor is all-district. The following men's lacrosse players were recognized by the Texas High School Lacrosse League coaches for their excellent contribution to the season:
First Team All-District: David Lee – defense
Second Team All-District: Anthony Carr – attack, and Jaime Castro – midfield
Third Team All-District: Tomas Arvizu – midfield, Sam Irvin – long-stick midfield, Liam Larriviere – attack, Joey Messina – midfield, Ethan Points – goalie, and Jacob Schmalz – midfield
The St. Pius X men's rugby team advanced to the state semi-finals this season. The Panthers fell short in the semi-final game against the Woodlands 24-41 in overtime. The loss ended a five game winning streak for the Panthers, including a massive 87-0 defeat over St. Thomas, a 58-0 win over Lamar, a pivotal 34-17 win against Cy-Fair and a first round playoff win against Allen 41-38 in over-time. During the five game winning streak, SPX scored 290 points while conceding only 67. The Panthers finished fourth overall in the 2018 Rugby Texas High School Championship Tournament.
The following men's rugby players have been chosen to represent Texas in Rugby Texas High Performance: David-John Selby (varsity) and Jacob Hernandez (junior varsity)
Other finalists for Rugby Texas High Performance: Drake Parks, Cole Elham, Will Hernandez, and Colby Bonds
Matt Cusimano Rugby Scholarship Award Winner: Jacob Cortez
Track & Field
The St. Pius X track and field team had an outstanding season. The team broke seven school records and both men's and women's teams finished fourth overall at the TAPPS Division I-6A State Track Meet. The men's and women's teams also finished third at the regional track meet.
New St. Pius X Track and Field Records:
Men 400 Meter Dash – Chase Lane
Men 4x400 Meter Relay – Cash Walker, Chad Graham, Jalen Curry, and Chase Lane
Women 800 Meter Run – Chinwe Akuechiama
Women 4x200 Meter Relay – Ana LeBlanc, Chinwe Akuechiama, Kelsey Scott, and Babette Bright
Women 300 Meter Hurdles – Jaiden Jefferson
Women 4x400 Meter Relay – Kelsey Scott, Chinwe Akuechiama, Kaylee Moses, and Jaiden Jefferson
Women Triple Jump – Chinwe Akuechiama
2018 TAPPS Division I-6A Regional Track and Field Results (top four qualify for state):
1st – Men 3200 Meter Run - Charlie McIntyre
1st – Women 100 Meter Dash – Chinwe Akuechiama
1st – Women 4x200 Meter Relay - Ana LeBlanc, Chinwe Akuechiama, Kaylee Moses, and Babette Bright
1st – Men 400 Meter Dash – Chase Lane
1st - Men Shot Put – McKade Mettauer
2nd – Women 4x100 Meter Relay – Ana LeBlanc, Chinyere Akuechiama, Kaylee Moses, and Babette Bright
2nd – Men 4x400 Meter Relay – Cash Walker, Chad Graham, Jalen Curry, and Chase Lane
2nd – Women Long Jump – Chinwe Akuechiama
3rd – Men 3200 Meter Run - Rushil Desai
3rd – Men 4x100 Meter Relay – Kaleb Ducros, Jalen Curry, Seth Jones, and Cash Walker
3rd – Women 100 Meter Dash – Babette Bright
3rd – Women 300 Meter Hurdles – Jaiden Jefferson
3rd – Women 200 Meter Dash – Ana LeBlanc
3rd – Women 4x400 Meter Relay – Chinwe Akuechiama, Kelsey Scott, Kaylee Moses, and Jaiden Jefferson
3rd – Men High Jump – Seth Jones
3rd – Women Triple Jump – Chinwe Akuechiama
4th – Men 4x200 Meter Relay – Kaleb Ducros, Chad Graham, Seth Jones, and Cash Walker
4th – Men 400 Meter Dash – Jalen Curry
4th – Men 1600 Meter Run – Charlie McIntyre
4th - Men Triple Jump – Seth Jones
2018 TAPPS Division I-6A State Track and Field Results (top four medal):
1st – 400 Meter Dash – Chase Lane
2nd – Women 4x200 Meter Relay – Ana LeBlanc, Chinwe Skuechiama, Kelsey Schott, Babette Bright, and Kaylee Moses
2nd – Women Long Jump – Chinwe Akuechiama
3rd – Men 4x400 Meter Relay – Cash Walker, Chad Graham, Jalen Curry, and Chase Lane
3rd – Men High Jump – Seth Jones
3rd – Men Shot Put – McKade Mettauer
3rd – Women Triple Jump - Chinwe Akuechiama
3rd – Women 300 Meter Hurdles - Jaiden Jefferson
4th – Women 4x100 Meter Relay – Ana LeBlanc, Chinyere Akuechiama, Kaylee Moses, and Babette Bright
4th – 4x100 Meter Relay – Kaleb Ducros, Jalen Curry, Cash Walker, Chase Lane, and Chad Graham
Academic All-State: Chad Graham, Charlie McIntyre, Kaleb Ducros, McKade Mettauer, Ana LeBlanc, Chinwe Akuechiama, Jaiden Jefferson, and Kelsey Scott