In Thursday night volleyball action, the Lady Eagles swept Meridian in 3 straight sets with scores of 25-8, 25-4, 25-9. The Junior Varsity team also swept in convincing fashion, 25-8, 25-10.
In the varsity match, the Eagles delivered 25 aces from the serving line and hammered down 22 kills.
Sophomore Outside Hitter Maddie Miksch shattered the old school record for Attack % held by Jenna Minor. The old record was .818. Maddie Miksch took 13 swings at the ball and 11 of them were kills, an attack percentage of .846. Right behind Miksch was Sophomore Middle Blocker Caleigh Johnson who hit .800.
A second school record was broken during the match by Freshmen Outside Hitter Isabella Young. Young served up 12 aces in the match, besting former record holder Abby Miksch' 11 aces.
The Lady Eagles next match is at home this next Tuesday night against St. Stephens.
Come out and support the Ladies!
GO SAVIO !!
The St. Dominic Savio Eagle football team opened the 2014 high school football season in Austin on Friday, August 22nd at McNeil HS against Florida Faith Christian Academy. The Eagles proved they are a much improved team over last year, and at times showed flashes of brilliance.
Down 8-0 at half, the Eagle offense drove the length of the field and scored but missed the 2 point conversion to make it 8-6. However, the Eagles couldn't muster enough offense or defense for the remainder of the game and the Florida team pulled away in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles finally found the end zone late in the game to make the final score Faith Academy 29 - Savio 14. Next Friday the Eagles travel to San Antonio Cornerstone Christian. Game time is 7:30. Come out and cheer on our Eagles!
Earlier this month, on August 1st, Sr. John Michael, who served at Savio last year as part of her apostolic novitiate year, along with Sr. Mercedes and Sr. Pio Maria, who served at Holy Family next door, made their First Profession of Vows, along with 2 other Sisters. They are shown here with Sr. Maria Guadalupe, Sr. Mary Elizabeth, and Sr. Maria Fatima, the Sisters who taught at Savio and Holy Family last year, on their Profession Day. The joy that day was abundant!
This summer, 10 students from St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School traveled to Indiana for Notre Dame Vision, a five-day conference hosted by the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Church Life. The students benefited from speakers, small group sessions, and a wide variety of other activities over the course of the week, all geared toward helping them explore the unique ways God is calling them as an individual, and how they can answer that call. They returned inspired to share the gifts of this trip with their Savio community. The following are some student comments on the experience:
"I found it funny how I went in thinking the experience would be about one thing and then finding it to be about something even better. I went in to the retreat thinking it would tell me what to do with my gifts and my future, and came out with new gifts and a knowledge of what I need to do right now. I learned that we are not defined by what our gifts are or by the standard we are held at by others. In truth, we are undefined, and can only be described as children of God. Not only did I learn this, but Vision helped me to discover my mission to spread this knowledge as a gift to those around me." - Amanda Fuentes, Class of '17
"Vision was a great experience, I heard talks that have gotten me thinking about God and the life that I have. It has also showed me that everyone has untold problems that are unique to them. Overall, I have grown closer to God, my family, and friends, and I have learned that sharing my stories helps others." - Cecelia Van Gompel, Class of '17
Two faculty members joined the students for this trip and participated in Vision's CYM (Campus and Youth Ministers) Program. They were able to attend sessions led by internationally renowned theologians, workshops conducted by leaders in youth ministry, and retreat activities led by the Institute for Church Life staff. It was an opportunity for spiritual nourishment and the honing of skills on many levels.
For more information on Notre Dame Vision, you can visit HERE.
The Office of Formation and Ministry will begin planning for next year's Notre Dame Vision trip in early Spring 2015. Watch for details on the website and in the Theology department!