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  • November

    Shelburne Shows Up for Middlebury

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to Meg Shelburne ’20 for earning the NCAA Elite 90 Award and a third NCAA Field Hockey Championship with the Middlebury Panthers. She scored a 4.0 GPA, the highest cumulative grade-point average for a player participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships, and she is the first Middlebury Field Hockey player to receive this award. Shelburne’s defensive play helped Middlebury prevail over Johns Hopkins in the D3 finals for the third consecutive season. In her freshman year, the 2020 season was canceled due to Covid. Read more on Shelburne’s journey starting at St. John’s. 
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  • Fall, 2024 All-SPC


    Congratulations to the following Mavericks for achieving All-SPC honors this past fall season.

    Boys' Cross Country: Jack Litton, Andrew Wasserman
    Girls' Cross Country: Thea Popovich
    Field Hockey: Juliana Boon, Kaitlyn Chang, Montgomery Ferguson, Kristina Johnson, Eliza Perrin
    Football: Cole Allen, Wyatt Childers, Stephen Gill, Barrett Mossman
    Boys' Volleyball: Jackson Byers, Artyom Derkach
    Girls' Volleyball: Reese Animashaun, Daniela Laing
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  • Mavericks Sign NLI

    Congratulations to six seniors for signing a National Letter of Intent or NLI at the signing celebration held on Liu Court on November 8, 2023. 
    • Reese Animashaun: Wake Forest Volleyball
    • Juliana Boon: Northwestern Field Hockey
    • Bella Cantorna: Davidson Track & Field
    • Kristina Johnson: Maryland Field Hockey
    • Carson Luna: Texas Baseball
    • Cora West: Findlay Lacrosse
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  • Bing/USA Field Hockey Win Silver at Pan Am Games

    Sam Chambers
    Goalkeeper Kelsey Bing ‘16 helped USA Field Hockey defeat Chile in a semi-final shootout at the Pan Am Games on November 2. Team USA then advanced to the finals against Argentina three days later. Argentina broke a 1-1 tie in the fourth quarter to win gold. Team USA still qualified for the FIH Olympic Qualifier event. 

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    Fall SPC: Field Hockey SPC Champions, Boys Cross Country Runners-Up

    Sam Chambers
    The Mavericks traveled to Fort Worth to compete in the 2023 Fall SPC 4A Championships on November 2-4.
    Field Hockey was unscored on and took out Kinkaid in the finals. Boys Cross Country finished 2 points out of first place for a runner-up finish. Girls Cross Country finished fourth, Girls Volleyball was third and Boys' Volleyball finished seventh. 

    Team Results:
    Thursday: Field Hockey 8-0 win vs Awty; Girls Volleyball 3-0 win vs Kinkaid 
    Friday: Boys Volleyball 3-2 loss vs Greenhill; Field Hockey 2-0 win vs EHS; Girls Volleyball 3-0 loss vs Hockaday @FWCD
    Saturday: Cross Country 4A Girls 4th place; 4A Boys Runners Up; Boys Volleyball-3-2 loss vs Casady for 7th place; Girls Volleyball 3-2 win vs St. Stephen's for 3rd place; Field Hockey 2-0 win vs Kinkaid for the SPC Championship!

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  • Moreno-Earle named USA Water Polo Academic All-American

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to Caiman Moreno-Earle '25 on being named a 2023 USA Water Polo Academic All-American!  
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  • October

    2023 JV Field Hockey City Champions

    City Champs!

    Congratulations to JV Field Hockey for winning the 2023 City Championship.  The Mavericks shut out all of their opponents for the title, while scoring a total of 15 goals.  
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  • 2023 HJPC Boys Volleyball Champions

    HJPC Champs!

    Congratulations to 8th Grade Boys Volleyball for winning HJPC.  The Mavericks defeated Awty 2-1 in the championship match. 
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  • Peterson Gets Them in Gear

    Sam Chambers
    Caroline Peterson ‘27 turned a middle school history project into a lifetime of dreams for future lacrosse players at The Imani School.
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  • August

    Mavericks Selected to Play in Junior Olympics Field Hockey

    Congratulations to Valentina Baizan ’27, Montgomery Ferguson ’26, Sofia Ruegg ’27, and Josephine VanHoutan ’26 for being selected by USA Field Hockey to play in the 2023 AAU Junior Olympic Games at the University of Iowa from August 2nd to 5th.
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  • July

    Mavericks Earn USA Lacrosse All-American and All-Academic Honors; All-American Game on ESPN +

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to Alexa Christensen ’23 for being honored as a 2023 USA Lacrosse High School All-American and to Jakob Fjeld-Hansen ’23 for being selected as a 2023 USA Lacrosse All-Academic honoree.

    Christensen will be playing for the South team in the Adrenaline All-American Girls Lacrosse game on Sunday, July 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN +.
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  • June

    Ryan Horsch Named Boys' Lacrosse Program Head and PE Instructor

    St. John’s is pleased to announce that Ryan Horsch has been named Boys' Lacrosse Program Head and Physical Education Instructor starting in the Fall of 2023. Coach Horsch takes over the program from Head Coach David Cohn who is the new St. John’s Athletic Director. Coach Horsch emerged from a very competitive pool of candidates demonstrating a clear vision for the program and a passion for developing student-athletes both on and off the field. 
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  • May


    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to the following St. John’s Mavericks for being selected as All-SPC for the 2023 spring season. 
    Girls Golf: Kenna Lee, Kendace Lee, Brielle Burns 
    Boys Golf: Aidan Xu
    Girls Lacrosse: Lilly Price, Anna Kate Black, Alexa Christensen 
    Boys Lacrosse: Robert Riser, Owen Stout, Flynt Leverett
    Softball: Sonia Zhang, Avery Peakes
    Baseball: Carson Luna, Michael O'Brien 
    Girls Tennis: Victoria Zhao, Nadia Khera, Isabella Diaz-Mira
    Boys Tennis: Ryan Wood
    Girls Track & Field: Claire Adkins - TJ, Caroline Basu - TJ, 4x100, Jackie Chapman - DT and SP (SPC Champion in both), Dylan Davis - 4x100, Arianna Doss - 4x100, 400M, Ava Mostyn - 4x100, 100M(SPC Champ), 200M, Bianca Sieler - DT and SP
    Boys Track & Field: Jack Bowling - 4x800, Jeremiah Broughton - 400M, Marshall Dunahoe - HJ, 110H, William Thames - 4x800, 800M, 1600M, Andrew Wasserman - 4x800, Danny Wasserman - 4x800
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  • St. John's Wins SPC Directors Cup

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to the St. John's Girls' Athletic program for winning the 2022-2023 SPC Directors Cup.  The  Maverick Girls' program has won the award for the sixth time since 2009-2010.  This past year, St. John's Girls won SPC titles in Field Hockey, Swimming, Golf, and Tennis. The Girls were runners-up in Cross Country and Soccer.
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  • SJS Class of 2023 College Bound Student Athletes

    Class of 2023 College Bound Student-Athletes

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to the 21 college-bound student-athletes from the class of 2023 who are taking their game to the next level in Cross Country, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Tennis, Swimming, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball. The Athletic Commitment ceremony took place on Liu Court on May 3 and can be viewed on Vype. 
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  • April

    2023 4A SPC Girls Tennis SPC Champions

    SPC Final Results: Girls Golf & Girls Tennis SPC Champs!

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to all of the St. John's spring SPC competitors.  The Mavericks were led by SPC champions Girls Golf and Girls Tennis. 
    2023 Spring SPC Final Results
    • Girls Golf: SPC Champions 
    • Girls Tennis: SPC Champions- 5-0 win vs Awty, 3-2 win vs Greenhill, 3-2 win vs Kinkaid
    • Baseball: 3rd place- 4-2 win vs Kinkaid, 2-1 loss vs EHS, 11-2 win vs John Cooper
    • Girls Lacrosse: 3rd place- 11-3 win vs St. Stephen’s, 9-6 loss vs ESD, 13-12 win vs Kinkaid
    • Softball: 4th place- 15-0 win vs Greenhill, 11-10 loss vs Houston Christian, 9-6 loss vs Kinkaid
    • Boys Lacrosse: 4th place- 10-7 loss vs St. Mark’s, 13-9 loss vs EHS
    • Boys Track & Field: 4th place
    • Girls Track & Field: 4th place
    • Boys Tennis: 5th place-  3-2 loss vs St. Stephen’s, 4-1 win vs Awty, 4-1 win vs Greenhill
    • Boys Golf: 5th place
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  • Rachel Fabre

    St. John's Announces Coaching Assignments

    St. John’s Athletics welcomes back Rachel Fabre to the helm of the Girl’s Varsity Soccer program, a position she held from 2006-2014. Prior to arriving at St. John’s, Coach Fabre played soccer for the University of Texas. She then became the founding head coach for Stephen F. Austin, leading the Lumberjacks to two conference championships. Fabre has also coached in regional club soccer programs. She is certified by the United States Soccer and holds a National B Coaching license. While at St. John’s, she has never missed a season of soccer either as the program head coach, assistant, or middle school coach. Since 2006, Coach Fabre has been the program head for girls' cross country. She will stay in this role through the 2023 season after which Haley Barrett, St. John’s long-time assistant cross country coach, will take over as the head coach of the girls' cross country program.
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  • HJPC Champs!

    Congratulations to Boys' Lacrosse and Softball for winning HJPC this 2023 spring season!
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  • 2023 SPC 4A Champions

    SPC Champs: Girls Golf Lands 6th Consecutive Title

    Congratulations to Girls' Golf for winning the SPC 4A Championship held at the Golf Club of Houston Tournament Course and the Woodlands Country Club West Course.  The Mavericks posted a team score of 624.  Hockaday placed runner-up with a score of 686.  The Mavericks were led by sisters Kenna '24 (150) and Kendace Lee '26 (151) who finished first and second respectively in the 4A division.  Brielle Burns '24 finished fourth overall (156).  Audrey Liu '24 shot 174 and Katherine Nelson '23 (89) and Isabel Soliman '23 (80) combined for 169. The girl's team score for day 2 was their lowest team total of the year at 308. 
    For complete scores and standings please click here. 

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  • Track & Field Legends Honored at the Finnegan Spring Invitational

    On Saturday, April 15th during Alumni Weekend, we honored the newest St. John's Track and Field Legends. This year's honorees are Phillip Sampson '86, Teresa Gotto '88, Anne Johnson '12, and Isabelle Paine '17. In addition, we honored the Jay family for their lifetime contributions to the program - Tom and Becky Jay and David '82 and Lisa '87, who were both throwers for the team. 
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  • March

    Coach Shelbi Irvin Named to Full-Time Position

    Sam Chambers
    Shelbi Irvin has been named full-time faculty at St. John’s School starting in the fall of 2023. Coach Irvin is no stranger to St. John’s. She has been the head girls' volleyball coach since 2018 in addition to coaching middle school PE. Coach Irvin was a High School All-American in volleyball. At the collegiate level, she led Texas State to three conference championships and two NCAA tournament appearances. Under Coach Irvin’s leadership, the Mavericks won the 2018 SPC Championship and have finished third in the last three SPC tournaments. St. John’s is excited to have Coach Irvin on campus in a full-time capacity.
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  • February


    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to St. John's Mavericks 2023 Winter Season All-SPC award winners.

    Girls Swimming: Lexie Lukens - SPC Champion - 200 Medley Relay, Lillian Poag - SPC Champion - 200 Medley Relay, Aien Du - SPC Champion - 200 Medley Relay, Katie Czelusta - SPC Champion - 200 Medley Relay, Annika Hensel, Claire Field, Elizabeth Reed
    Boys Swimming: Alex Miao - SPC Champion - 200 Free & 500 Free, Daniel Chen, Nick Hensel, Warren Kozak,  Jeremiah Broughton, Mark Helwig, James Flowers, Jayden Chen 
    Wrestling: Barrett Mossman - SPC Champion - 132, Yahya Mir - SPC Champion - 144, Addison Siegel - SPC Champion - 215, Spencer Arouty, Jet Ligums, Mason Lum, Sebastian Grannen, Cinco Grobmyer, Sebastian Rodriguez, Dax Garza
    Boys Basketball: Sebastian Williams-Adams, Sam Humphries 
    Girls Basketball: Adley Halligan 
    Boys Soccer: Danny Wasserman 
    Girls Soccer: Arianna Doss, Sarah Shelburne, Anna Kalapatapu, Hailey King
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  • SPC in Big D: Mavs Capture Girls' Swimming/Diving & Wrestling SPC Championships

    Sam Chambers
    St. John's Mavericks finish up Winter SPC with two SPC titles (Girls' Swimming & Diving, Wrestling)
    Final results:
    • Girls Swimming & Diving: SPC Champions
    • Wrestling: SPC Champions
    • Girls Soccer: SPC Runners-Up
    • Boys Swimming & Diving: Third place
    • Boys Basketball: Fourth Place 
    • Boys Soccer: Sixth Place
    • Girls Basketball: Seventh Place
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  • Elliott Named Field Hockey Coach of the Year

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to Becky Elliott for being named Max Field Hockey Texas/Oklahoma & Mid-West Region Coach of the Year!  This past season, Coach Elliott led the Mavericks to a #5 national ranking, and the 2022 SPC title.
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  • 2023 Texas Prep State Champions

    Prep State Champs!

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to St. John's Wrestling for winning the 2023 Prep State Championship, their fifth in a row and sixth overall Prep State title. St. John's scored 202 points for the win.  Liberty Christian was second with 186 points followed by Bishop Lynch (169), St. Thomas (158), St. Mark's (151), Kinkaid (129), (All Saints 124), and EHS (118).  For complete results for the 20-team field please click here. 
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  • January

    HJPC/State Champs!

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to the following middle school teams for their championship seasons this past winter.
    🏆 MS Wrestling: State Champions
    🏆 MS Swimming: HJPC Girls Champions and Combined Girls and Boys Champions
    🏆 8th Grade Boys Basketball: HJPC Champions
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  • SPC South Zone Champions

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving for winning the 2023 Girls', Boys', and combined SPC South Zone Championships held at the University of Houston. St. John's Girls finished with 119 points, while the Boys tallied 139.  The combined scores gave St. John's almost a 100-point margin of victory.
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  • GHVCA 2022 Post Season Award Winners

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to the Greater Houston Volleyball Coaches Association (GHVCA) 2022 award winners.

    4A/5A/Private School Setter of the Year: Reese Animashaun
    4A/5A/Private School Post-Season Team: Katherine Nelson 
    Post-Season Academic Team: Chloe Davis, Katherine Nelson, Reese Animashaun, Sonia Rio, Warner Stahlbaum
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  • 2023 Texas Prep State Duals Champions

    Prep State Duals Champions

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to St. John's Wrestling for capturing the 2023 Prep State Duals Championship held at St. John's.  St. John's won the previous three state duals championships going back to 2019. Next up are the Prep State Championships on February 4th at McKinney Christian Academy where the Mavericks are seeking their fifth consecutive Prep State title. 
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  • Max Field Hockey All-Region & All-American Honors

    Sam Chambers
    Congratulations to St. John's Max Field Hockey 2022 All-Region and All-American award winners:

    1st Team: Juliana Boon, Kristina Johnson, Madison Kim
    2nd Team: Kaitlyn Chang

    2nd Team: Juliana Boon, Kristina Johnson 

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  • Houston Prep Duals Champions 2023

    City Champs- Middle School/Varsity Wrestling Prevail in Houston

    Sam Chambers
    St. John's Mavericks Wrestling program stood at the top of the podium in Houston last weekend. 
    On Friday at EHS, Varsity Wrestling won the 2023 Houston Prep Duals defeating FBCA 72-6, EHS 60-18, Bay Area 75-4, Kinkaid 53-27, and St. Thomas 53-24. The next day Maverick Middle School won the City Championships held at St. John's with a score of 253 points. Kinkaid Middle School finished second with 147 points.
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