2022

  • June

    Coach Steve Gleaves Retires after 42 Seasons

    Not many coaches can say they stood at the helm of a program for more than four decades. Coach Steve Gleaves just finished his 42nd season as a head tennis coach in the SPC conference, having held that position at Kinkaid for 11 seasons prior to the 31 seasons he coached at St. John's. 
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  • Girls' Golf Aces All-Greater Houston Honors

    Congratulations to the 2022 SPC Girls' Golf champions for being recognized by the Houston Chronicle.  Coach Jack Soliman was named Private School Coach of the Year.  Brielle Burns and Ashley Yen were named to the All-Greater Houston Private School team.
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  • Maverick Midfielders Net All-American Accolades

    Congratulations to Alexa Christensen ’23 for being named All-American and Lilly Price ’23 for being named Academic All-American by USA Lacrosse for the 2022 season.
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  • May

    Mavericks Win Athletic Directors' Cup

    St. John’s is proud to announce that for the third consecutive year the Mavericks have won the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Athletic Directors’ Cup as the top coed program in the conference. This is the 7th time overall to be recognized as the Top Overall Coed Program in the SPC. Congratulations, Mavericks! 
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  • All-SPC

    Congratulations to our All-SPC winners from the 2022 spring season:

    Girls Golf: Brielle Burns, Ashley Yen, Kenna Lee 
    Boys Track & Field: Ryan Kao, Emmanuel Sgouros 
    Girls Track & Field: Jackie Chapman - SPC Champion(Discus), Cici Calhoun 
    Boys Lacrosse: Robert Riser, Brabson Pacha 
    Girls Lacrosse: Sloan Davidson, Anna Kate Black, Alexa Christensen, Savi Augustine 
    Baseball: Nathan Wilson, Matthew Chotiner, Peter Sall 
    Softball: Sonia Zhang, Jessie Beck, Leah Beach
    Boys Tennis: Ryan Wood, Keval Shah 
    Girls Tennis: Victoria Zhao, Nadia Khera, Ava Phan 
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  • TGHSLL All-District/All-State

    Congratulations to St. John's Mavericks Varsity Girls' Lacrosse TGHSLL 2022 honorees:
    All-South District: Alexa Christensen, Lilly Price, Sydney Fullen, Savi Augustine.
    TGHSLL All-State: Alexa Christensen, Savi Augustine.
    The Mavericks ended their season with a 10-9 loss to Austin Westlake in the TGHSLL semi-finals on May 7.
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  • Maverick Athletic Commitment Ceremony

    The 2022 Maverick Athletic Commitment Ceremony honored 21 St. John's seniors who will be competing in the NCAA's starting this fall.  The program can be viewed here. 
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  • April

    SPC Final Results

    • Girls Golf: SPC Champions team two-day score 600
    • Girls’ Tennis: SPC Champions 4-1 win vs Greenhill 
    • Boys’ Tennis: SPC Runner-up 3-2 loss to John Cooper
    • Girls’ Lacrosse: SPC Runner-up 16-6 loss  vs Hockaday
    • Softball: SPC Runner-up  7-3 loss vs EHS 
    • Baseball: 4th place 6-2 loss vs Trinity Valley
    • Boys' Lacrosse: 5th place
    • Track & Field: Girls finish 6th; Boys finish 7th
    • Boys' Golf: 9th Place
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  • Mavericks Tee Up SPC with Girls' Golf Championship

    The 2022 Spring SPC Championships began in Fort Worth with the Girls' Golf team netting their fifth straight SPC Championship, winning back-to-back rounds by a margin of 38 strokes. The Boys' team finished in ninth place. The rest of the Maverick teams will be competing in Houston Thursday through Saturday.

    Monday & Tuesday, 4/25 & 4/26: Golf (Pecan Valley Golf Course-Fort Worth). Girls-1st place, Boys- 9th place.
    Thursday, 4/28 opening contests: Baseball (S3) 5-3 win vs Greenhill (N6); 
    Friday, 4/29 contests:
    • Boys’ Tennis (S1) 3-2 win vs ESD (N4); 4-1 win vs St. Mark's (Houston Christian)
    • Girls’ Tennis (S1) 5-0 win vs Trinity Valley (N4); 5-0 win vs Awty (Lost Forest Tennis Club)
    • Girls’ Lacrosse (S1) 14-6 win vs St. Stephen’s (N4);  7-5 win vs ESD 
    • Softball (S2) 20-1 win vs Hockaday (N3); 13-1 win vs Kinkaid
    • Track & Field (Awty)
    • Baseball 7-4 win vs Oakridge (N2); 5-1 loss to Kinkaid;  

    Saturday, 4/30
    • Track & Field (Awty)
    • Girls’ Lacrosse, Softball, Baseball, Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Tennis: TBD 
    For updates, results, and locations please click here and follow @stjohnsmavs for SPC Mavericks on Twitter.
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  • HJPC Champs!

    Congratulations to Girls' Lacrosse and Boys' Tennis (Singles and Doubles) for winning the spring 2022 HJPC tournaments.
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  • Texas Fast- Sgouros Sets Record at Arcadia Invitational

    Emmanuel Sgouros ’22 broke Texas’ top all-time high school record in the 3200 meters at the Arcadia Invitational, known as the most prestigious prep track and field meet in the country, held at Arcadia HS in the San Gabriel Valley north of Los Angeles. Sgouros ran a time of 8:47.19, 14 seconds faster than his previous school record. In one of the deepest fields ever, 23 boys out of 31 ran under nine minutes. Sgouoros finished 7th. Click here for a video of the race.  
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  • Williams-Adams Named All-Greater Houston Newcomer of the Year

    Congratulations to Sebastian Williams-Adams '25 for being named Newcomer of the Year for the All-Greater Houston Boys Basketball Private School division, presented by the Houston Chronicle. 

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  • Maverick Wrestling Garners All-Greater Houston Honors

    Congratulations to Barrett Mossman '24, Matthew Perez '22, Sebastian Grannen '23, Cinco Grobmyer '23, and John Perdue '22 for being named to the Houston Chronicle All-Greater Houston Private School Wrestling team.  Head Coach Alan Paul was also recognized as the Private School Coach of the Year.
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  • March

    Mavericks Place 18 Swimmers on All-State Teams

    Congratulations to St. John's Girls and Boys swimmers for earning TISCA Private School All-State honors.

    Girls' team: Ella Flowers, Katie Czelusta, Annika Hensel, Lexie Lukens, Hannah Woodhouse, Lillian Poag, Katie Wasserman, Claire Field, Elizabeth Reed

    Boys' team: Warren Kozak, Michael Skaribas, Todd Achuff, Alex Miao, Nick Hensel, James Flowers, Ryan Guthrie, Bryce Pollock, Jeremiah Broughton

     
     
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  • Savi Augustine Receives Brothers In Arms Diversity Scholarship

    Congratulations to Savi Augustine ’22 for being selected as one of four recipients for the Brothers In Arms- Diversity Scholarship. Savi will be recognized at the Houston Sports Awards on April 20 at the Wortham Theater Center. 
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  • Girls Win Maverick Relays

    St. John's Girls' Track and Field team won the 55th Maverick Relays with 87 points, just ahead of EHS (84). There were many SPC qualifying marks by girls and boys. The Boys' team finished in 7th place. Complete results are HERE
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  • February

    Sweet 16: Wrestling Grabs 16th title with Prep State Crown

    St. John's Varsity Wrestling, fresh off their 8th SPC title won last weekend in Fort Worth, didn’t have to travel as far to grab the program's 16th overall title at the Texas Prep State Championships held at St. Thomas High School in Houston on Saturday. The Maverick mat men landed a program-high eight wrestlers in the finals, crowning three state champions and qualifying a dozen for the Prep Nationals in Maryland next weekend. St. John’s scored a total of 240 points. EHS was runners-up with 146 points. A total of 21 schools were in attendance. St. John’s has won four consecutive Texas State Prep titles and five in total.
     
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  • All-SPC

    Congratulations to our All-SPC winners from the 2021-2022 winter season:

    Boys Basketball:
    Jackson Cormier, Sebastian Williams-Adams
    Girls Basketball: Adley Halligan 
    Boys Soccer: Danny Wasserman, Adam Tibary
    Girls Soccer: Olivia Pieper, Arianna Doss, Carys Howell, Sarah Shelburne 
    Boys Swimming/Diving:  Todd Achuff, Ryan Guthrie, Alex Miao, Nick Hensel, Jeremiah Broughton, Warren Kozak, Michael Skaribas
    Girls Swimming/Diving: Lexie Lukens, Lillian Poag, Ella Flowers, Katie Czelusta
    Wrestling: Mason Lum, Barrett Mossman, Matthew Perez, Nick Plana, Sebastian Grannen, Jack McGarry, Wyatt Cyprow, William Suttle, Cinco Grobmyer, Addison Spiegel, John Perdue, Duncan McLaren 
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  • Johnson Named to U-16 Women's National Team

    Congratulations to Kristina Johnson '24 for being named to the 2022 USA Field Hockey U-16 Women's National Team. The U-16 team will train together in March in preparation for a series of matches against Canada in late April.
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  • Wrestlers Roll to State on Saturday

    St. John's Varsity Wrestling is fresh off their 8th SPC title, won last weekend in Fort Worth.  On Saturday (2/19) they won't have to travel as far to grab the program's 16th overall title at the Texas Prep State Championships held at St. Thomas High School in Houston. The top four finishers will achieve all-state honors and the top three will also qualify for nationals on 2/25-2/26 held at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, MD.
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  • Mavericks Win Two SPC Titles at Winter SPC

    On Friday, Boys Swimming & Diving won their second SPC title scoring 109 points while besting runner-up Kinkaid by over 30 points. The Girls' team finished with 77 points for second place just one point ahead of St. Andrew's. Saturday's highlights featured early morning wins by Boys Soccer over St. Andrew's and Girls Basketball over Trinity Valley.  In the afternoon, Boys Basketball also finished with a solid win over St. Mark's for 3rd place. Wrestling won their 8th SPC title with a score of 245.5 and more than 50 points ahead of runner-up EHS. Girls Soccer was in the title game for the 4th consecutive winter SPC. The Mavericks scored first but Hockaday answered and took advantage of a strong north wind in the second half pulling away with a 2-1 win as St. John's finished SPC Runners-Up. 

    Final results:
    Boys' Swimming/Diving: SPC CHAMPIONS
    Wrestling: SPC CHAMPIONS
    Girls' Swimming/Diving:
    SPC RUNNERS-UP
    Girls' Soccer:
    win vs Casady; win vs ESD; loss vs Hockaday: SPC RUNNERS-UP
    Boys' Basketball
    : win vs St. Stephen's; loss vs EHS; win vs St. Mark's: 3rd PLACE 
    Girls' Basketball:
    loss vs Casady; win vs FWCD; win vs Trinity Valley: 9th PLACE
    Boys' Soccer: loss vs Greenhill; win vs Trinity Valley; win vs St. Andrew's: 9th PLACE

    For scores and updated brackets click here.
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  • Davidson Awarded All-American and Player of the Year Honors

    Congratulations to Sloan Davidson ’22 for being named MAX Field Hockey Player of the Year for theTexas/Oklahoma State West/Midwest Region. Sloan was also selected to the MAX Field Hockey’s 2021 High School National All-American First Team and named 1st-team All-American by the NFHCA.
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  • Mavericks Named to NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

    Congratulations to the following St. John's Mavericks field hockey players for being named to the 2021 NFHCA High School National Academic Squad: Anna Kate Black’ 23, Bella Blue ’23, Megan Chang ’22, Sloan Davidson ’22, Maddie Kim ’23, Sarah McClure ’22, Frances Moriniere ’23, Lilly Price ’23, Erin Walsh ’22, and Megan Wetzel ’22.
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  • January

    Emmanuel Sgouros Named 2021-22 Gatorade Texas Boys Cross Country Player of the Year

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  • Maverick Football Named Finalist for THSCA Athletic Excellence Award

    The Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) has announced that the 2021 St. John's Varsity Football team is a State Finalist for the 2021-22 National Football Foundation High School Academic Excellence Award. 
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  • 2022 Middle School Champs

    Congratulations to Girls’ Swimming, Boys’ Swimming, and Boys’ Soccer for winning HJPC and to Middle School Wrestling for landing the Prep State Championship title.
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  • SPC South Zone Champs: Maverick Swimming Speed Up on Senior Day

    Congratulations to the Girls and Boys Varsity Swimming teams for winning the 2022 SPC South Zone meet held at the University of Houston Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Natatorium. The Mavericks Girls and Boys started off strong with first-place finishes in the 200-yard medley relays, setting the tone for a great day in the water and a celebration for the seniors on the team.  
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  • State Champs- Wrestling Grabs 3rd State Duals Title

    Congratulations to St. John’s Wrestling for winning the 2022 Texas State Duals Wrestling title. The Mavericks marched through their pool with wins over First Baptist, ESD, and Trinity Christian.  In the semi-finals, St. John’s defeated EHS 48-34 and followed up with a 54-23 win over Bishop Lynch in the finals. The Maverick mat men have won seven SPC titles and four Texas Prep State championships to go along with three State Duals championships for 14 total titles.
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  • Richie Mercado Receives USATF Education Award

    Congratulations to Coach Richie Mercado ’79 for receiving the 2021 USATF Fred Wilt Educator of the Year Award. Coach Mercado has been involved with USATF since 1990 and met the late Coach Wilt soon afterward. From volunteer to the head of the regional congress, Coach Mercado has been at the forefront of the federation’s track and field education on a global scale.
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  • Wrestling Lands in 8th at Prep Slam Tournament

    St. John's Wrestling finished 8th at the 14th Annual Prep Slam Tournament hosted by Holy Innocents Episcopal School in Atlanta, GA. The Mavs were led by John Perdue '22 (2nd), Matthew Perez '22 (4th), Wyatt Cyprow '22 (6th), and Mason Lum '25 (6th). 
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