Fall 2017 Athletic Recap
Candid photographs and team pictures and posters from our fall season are available for download on the school media gallery. Many thanks to parents and PS Beta teacher, Nancy Baltodano, for taking pictures of our games and meets.
It has been a season for the ages for the 2017 Presbyterian School Panthers football. A great TEAM effort has been described for each of their games culminating in an undefeated regular season. The Panthers offense scored 21 touchdowns on the year and averaged 26.5 points per game, while the Panthers defense allowed just 7.2 points per game and only allowed one team to scored double digit points. Special teams also played a role in every game with the Panthers recovering at least one on-side kick per game and hitting on close to 70% of their extra points kick attempts. The coaches are very proud of this group of players, who have displayed strong leadership and a relentless work ethic all year long. Way to go Panthers!
The Panthers had another exciting season of Cross Country. Our team of 37 runners, the largest ever, competed in 6 Meets with great success. Medals were won by Camile Carleton, Lillian Trask, Oni Mouton, Katie Zanovich, John Farrell, Harrison Wallace, and Amelia Marvin. A special shout out goes to Katie, Amelia, and Harrison who finished in 10th, 8th and 3rd place respectively in the HJPC Championship.
Until next year, keep running!
At the beginning of the year, the coaches were focused on preparing and showing the team the Techniques of Volleyball and not just the Fundamentals. The girls have shown so much improvement since our first game. They have shown passion and teamwork. They have learned the meaning of teamwork throughout the season and will continue to understand it as they mature. Being able to beat an undefeated, number one team this season will be the highlight of our season. The reaction we saw on those girls faces was priceless. Their determination was amazing. We could not be any prouder of our team.
The Presbyterian Girls Field Hockey team started off the 2017 season strong and competitive in the Houston Junior Preparatory Conference. The team was led by an experienced core of eighth grade girls that have played together since sixth grade.
This year's team relied on a strong, solid defense to keep the games close, and Chloe Song, Chloe Schidlowski, and Eve Kroencke delivered that. The defense held most of their opponents to 1 or 2 goals per game.
The midfielders, led by Katlin Keene, Maddie Kim, Bella Bourlon, Lauren Standley and newcomer Ellie Papp created great scoring opportunities throughout the year for the lady panthers on offense. During many of the games these girls would grind through the opposition's best stick handlers giving the forwards an opportunity to score.
Returning to field hockey to after a year hiatus was eighth grader Sofia Tsertos. She joined Sophia Reinhardt and Elizabeth Minton as the Lady Panthers primary forwards. This group fought hard day in and day out to try and put points on the board during some very challenging games.
Overall the girls started the season with two fantastic games, tying rivals Kinkaid and ROB in 1-1 contests. They fought hard through the final minutes of several close 1-2 goal losses.
The team will be returning nine players next year with some very valuable game experience, including goalie Jessie Horton, Paige Champion, and Margaret Ellison who will be continuing to provide a strong core defense for next year's team. Newcomers, Jadyn Grannis, Emily McKay, and Lilly Parker, will rise to the challenge next season when they will be relied upon to generate some strong defensive and offensive play making