The following Savio baseball players were awarded District honors for their performance this season:
Savio Track sent 17 athletes (about 2/3 of the team) to TAPPS Regional Competition in a wide variety of boys and girls events. Our team gave the field "a run for their money" with many strong Regional performances, and 12 athletes qualified to continue to the TAPPS State 4A Championship in Waco. Here are the results of these competitions....(Spoiler: we now hold three State Champion Rankings and our ladies finished 4th in the State!)
The following athletes earned points for the Eagles:
Regionals (*Indicates continuing to State):
Alana McKendall*- 3rd Place 100m, 5th Place 200m
Kacie Mayberry*- 1st Place 400m, 1st Place 800m
Angele Kelly*- 4th Place 400m, 5th Place Triple Jump
Christionna Hawkins*- 2nd Place Shot Put
Melanie Shempert- 6th Place 300m Hurdles
4x200m Relay (Jennifer Ezuruike, Angele Kelly, Stephanie Moses, Ana Richie)*- 1st Place
4x400m Relay (Jennifer Ezuruike, Alana McKendall, Angele Kelly, Kacie Mayberry)*- 2nd Place
Team Overall- 4th Place
Sean Casey*- 1st Place Discus, 3rd Place Shot Put
Julian Sparks- 6th Place 800m
Logan Blow- 6th Place High Jump
4x400m Relay* (Julian Sparks, Sam Alvardo, Steven Hampton, Victor Martinez)- 4th Place
Team Overall- 10th Place
(20 Teams competed at Regionals)
Sean Casey All State 1st Place Champion Discus, 5th Place Shot Put
Kacie Mayberry All State 1st Place Champion, both 800M & 400M Dash
Alana McKendell 6th place 100M Dash
Jennifer Ezuruike, Angele Kelly, Stephanie Moses Ana Richie- 3rd place 4x200M Relay
Jennifer Ezuruike, Stephanie Moses, Angele Kelly, Kacie Mayberry- 2nd place 4x400M Relay
Angele Kelly- 3rd place 400M Dash
Ladies Team finished 4th Place Overall in the State, winning Savio's first ever TAPPS State Meet overall plaque, now residing in the athletic trophy case.
It is worth noting that the Boys 4x400m Relay (Julian Sparks, Sam Alvarado, Stephen Hampton, and Victor Martinez) finished 7th in the State and set a new school record at the Regional Meet. Also worth noting is that, in many of the boy's and girl's events, times and distances of 4A competitors were superior to those in the 5A division.
Head Coach, Leonard Brantley sent this message to his team: "I am extremely excited about the future of the Savio Eagles Track and Field Program. In addition to our Girl's 1st Place District win and 4th Place State finish, I want to express my excitement about the accomplishments of our Boy's team. These young men have come a very long way and the sky is the limit for them. Thank you everybody, for your undying support for this team, and we are looking forward to even a better year next... if God is willing. Thank you Savio Track Boys and Girls for trusting and believing in what we do as coaches. Much Love Always Coach B."
Kacie Mayberry: State Champion 800m and 400m
Team Captain, Sam Alvarado in the 4x400m
On Friday night, the Savio Music Department held its annual Spring concert. The show choir, directed by Mrs. Bologna, kicked off the evening followed by Mr. Hammis' direction of all the other music ensembles. The students did a magnificent job.
At the end of the evening, the Fine Arts Department recognized Mrs. Annemarie Weis for her 6 years of service as an extraordinary volunteer. Along with gifts and flowers, she closed the show by directing the entire orchestra in the Savio fight song. Thank you Mrs. Weis for all you have done for the Fine Arts program as well as the entire school!
On May 14, 2015, Savio hosted the 3rd annual Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Design and Development (EDD) Final Presentations. EDD is the 4th year capstone course in the PLTW Engineering pathway.
Eleven EDD students, forming six teams, successfully demonstrated and presented their team EDD projects to their EDD mentors, parents, and other guests.
Seven Savio Latin students this year were honored for their outstanding performance on the National Latin Exam.
Latin II: Andrew Kalamarides (Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude), Kyle Wyborski (Magna Cum Laude and Nicholas Isakson (Cum Laude).
Latin I: Christine Baticados (Cum Laude), Sofie Demarest (Cum Laude), Ben Frey (Magna Cum Laude), and Phoebe Anderson (Silver Medal, Maxima Cum Laude).
Over 150,000 Latin students across the country participate in the National Latin Exam each year. This year, nearly half of Savio Latin students achieved recognition for their scores.
CONGRATULATIONS to all!
FOCUS Missionaries from UT and Texas State visited the Senior Theology classes this week. They discussed the importance of being involved in college campus ministry and strategies for keeping a strong faith life in college.
In January, some of our seniors had the opportunity to attend SEEK 2015, a dynamic faith conference sponsored by FOCUS, where 10,000 college students gathered in Nashville to explore and deepen their Catholic faith. It was a hugely impactful event for each of the seniors as they witnessed the spirit filled atmosphere which fueled the flames of their own faith journies! Visit the Senior Trip page of our website to see a slideshow of the amazing Savio experience and read our student testimonies.
FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students) has missionaries present on over 100 college campuses across the US, inviting college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church. More information about the organization can be found at www.focus.org.
All are welcome to join our Savio music department for their Spring Concert on Friday, May 15, starting at 7:00pm in the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Activity Center located at 9500 Neenah Ave., Austin, TX 78717.
The concert will be displayed in two parts, vocal ensembles will perform from 7:00pm - 8:30pm, and the instrumental ensembles will perform from 8:30pm - 10:00pm. The theme for the concert is Heroes vs. Villains.
Admission is free and we look forward to having you join us!
The Savio Lady Eagles participated in the First High School Sand Volleyball Showcase on April 24, 2015. Our Lady Eagles competed against heavyweights such as Lake Travis, Westwood, Rouse and also Hyde Park and held their own. TAPPS may add Sand Volleyball as an official sport soon, and Savio is leading the pack with this group of trailblazing players. Congrats Lady Eagles!
The Eagles’ 2015 playoff run came to an end Saturday in Houston losing to TAPPS 4A District 5 Champion Lutheran South Academy 7-0 in the second round of the playoffs.
The Eagles fought hard against the Pioneers producing 6 hits including those from Sophomore Brandon Rodi and Freshman Mark Lacayo, who both went 2 for 3. Sophomores Daniel Zamora and John DiGravio also had 1 hit each. Unfortunately, none of the Savio hits came with runners in scoring position.
Senior Schyler Hallberg pitched well and held the Pioneers to 2 runs through 3 and a half innings. Lutheran South scored 4 runs in the 4th inning and added 1 run in the 5th inning.
Coach Bryan Edwards stated that he was proud of his team for a successful season, making the playoffs and winning the first round game. With a talented group set to return next year, Coach Edwards is very excited about the future of the program and is looking forward to the 2016 season.
The many Eagle fans who made the trip to San Antonio were treated to an offensive display by the Savio baseball team Thursday evening as the Eagles had 12 hits in the 18-4 playoff victory against Corpus Christi Incarnate Word.
Simon Scales and Tanner Martinez led the hit parade with 3 hits each and Mark Lacayo went 2 for 2. Senior Dominic Kress pitched a solid game striking out 5 and scattering 6 hits. Savio got off to a good start by scoring 1 run in the top of the 1st inning and 7 runs in the 2nd inning. The Eagles added more distance in the 4th inning scoring 10 runs putting the game out of reach.
Savio's playoff run continues in Houston on Saturday (5/2) when the Eagles travel to Lutheran South Academy with the first pitch scheduled for 12:00 noon. For those unable to make the trip, the game can be followed online at iscorecast.com (ID: 2bedf84f52).
GO SAVIO !!