Congratulations Dragon Athletes on SPC Championships!

SPC Results
4/30-5/1 boys at SPC Championships*, Golf Club of Houston

•• 2024 SPC 3A Runner Up ••

Jack Teague (5th place: 75 • 80 • 155) ALL SPC
Henry Wing (5th place: 79 • 76 • 155) ALL SPC
Elias Boles (7th place: 79 • 77 • 156) ALL SPC
Max Wheeler (10th place: 79 • 84 • 163) ALL SPC
Graham Dunlop 84 • 106 • 190
Coach Rod Gold: I am extremely proud of all our boys. They improved steadily throughout the season and displayed excellence and consistency during the SPC championships. They maintained focus and battled right down to the end. We are extremely excited and eager to begin the process for a successful season next year.  
5/2-4 at SPC Championships*, Dallas
Girls 4-A Tennis
Opening vs. Greenhill • 5-0 W
semifinal vs. Hockaday • 3-2- W
championship vs. Kinkaid • 3-0- L

•• 2024 SPC 4-A Runner Up  ••

Coach Jill DelRio: The girls tennis team had a fabulous finish with a second place overall in Girls 4A Tennis. They had to fight against the Greenhill School and the Hockaday School to get to the championships. They fought hard against Kinkaid, a very strong team, and we fell short. I am super happy with the way the girls played. This is the second time in John Cooper history that we have earned second place in SPC.
Boys 4-A Tennis
Opening vs. St. John’s • 3-2- L
consolation round vs. Awty International • 3-2- W
for 5th place vs. St. Marks • 3-2- W

•• 5th place SPC 4-A finish  ••
Coach Jill DelRio: The boys started with a seed coming into SPC, but it immediately showed what a good team they were up against in St. Johns. They rallied back to come in fifth place overall. I couldn’t be happier with the way teams played this week.
4/30 vs. Tomball Kings • 7-5 L
Coach Domonique Lewis: Seniors Jackson Todd and Neil Mallik both had one hit and scored one run each. Mallik had one RBI. Junior Carmine Johnson had two hits and freshman Blake Lopez had the best night of his career, pitching four innings with three strike-outs, and one earned run.
5/2-4 at 4-A Baseball SPC Championships*, Dallas
Opening game vs. Houston Christian • 4-3 L
Coach Domonique Lewis: It was a hard-fought game by the Dragons and they played a great game. Neil Mallik got things going in the first inning with a double-scoring run followed by a double from Lucas Triplett scoring Mallik. Carmine Johnson drove in a run and Luke Horak added to the offense with a double. Nick Hagle pitched five innings, allowing two ER, five Ks, and two BB.
5/2-4 at 3-A Softball SPC Championships*, Dallas
semifinal game vs. The Oakridge School • 7-2 W
• Cameron Patterson struck out 16 batters and only allowed one hit
• Patterson collected two hits for the Dragons
• Daniela Villarreal collected three hits in her four at-bats
• Villarreal hit a home run to right field in the first inning, singled in the second, and doubled in the fourth
• Bailey Jackson and Riley Herring had one hit each
• Harker Wood with one RBI 
• Leah Ruckman led the team with three walks and one hit
• The team amassed nine walks, eight hits, five RBIs, and six stolen bases
championship game vs. Fort Worth Country Day • 12-1 L
• Cameron Patterson had a solo home run to center field
• Patterson struck out six
• Daniela Villarreal with one hit 
• No errors were committed in the field 
•• 2024 SPC 3-A Runner Up  ••
Second consecutive year
Coach Nicole Hedden: We are so proud of this team for their outstanding achievement as the runner-up in the 3A SPC Championships. Their hard work, dedication, and commitment to each other are truly commendable. Despite facing moments of defeat during the season, their resilience shines through as they continue to push forward and fully embrace the process. Their dedication and perseverance undoubtedly contributed to their remarkable success in reaching the championship game. Their determination is truly inspiring. This season, we strived not for perfection but for progress, aiming to be just one percent better every day, and in my eyes, they went above and beyond our expectations. Congratulations girls!
5/3-4 at SPC Spring Championships* at Greenhill School

•• Boys Track & Field: 2024 4A Runner Up ••

Boys 2nd place • Girls 7th place
Boys 4x4 – 3rd place (3:23.90) Andrs Karst, Eric Sipko, Aeden Lanigan, Amir Rizvi           
Amir Rizvi – 3rd place 200m (21.72)
Milla Signorelli – 1st place Girls Pole Vault (12’6)
Boys 4x800 – 2nd place Mahi Khurana, Nathan Montes, Andrs Karst, Aeden Lanigan
Girls 4x800 – 6th place Alexis Seymour, Emma Locht, Summer Galinsky, Ava Perugini
Boys 4x100 – 2nd place Colten Rhoden, Eli Grzelewski, Daniel Schlichter, Amir Rizvi
Amir Rizvi – 3rd place 100m, 2nd Place 200m
Eli Grzelewski – 4th place 100m
Daniel Schlichter – 4th place Long Jump
Eric Sipko – 8th place 400m
Aeden Lanigan – 5th place 800m
Grey Mendenhall – 3rd place 3200m, 4th place 1600m
Aditya Pakal – 2nd place 3200m
Gus Feinberg – 2nd place High Jump
Michael Stupek – 7th place 110m Hurdles
Will Meek – 3rd place Shot Put
Jose Paez – 8th place Shot Put
David Esquivel – 5th place Discus
Luke Van Leeuwen – 7th place Discus
Gus Feinberg – 1st place High Jump
Julio Fernandez Villareal – 4th place High Jump, 6th place Triple Jump
Mario Awasum – 8th place High Jump
Nico Signorelli – 1st place Pole Vault
Santiago Fernandez Villareal – 2nd place Pole Vault
Madeline Fitzpatrick – 6th place Discus

Coach Jeremy Eddington: What an unbelievable season these boys have had. They came to practice every day, ready to work, and it showed as they are the SPC Runner up. We put up a lot of new records this year and capped it off with two more to end the season!

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