FBCA Softball Claims District Crown
Fort Bend Christian Academy softball has claimed another district crown, going undefeated in district play. FBCA softball is a perennial power in TAPPS Division II and they have their eyes on another state crown. The Lady Eagles won the State Championship in 2018, and you can expect this squad to compete for a State Championship again.
Fort Bend Christian blanks Brentwood Christian 4-0 to advance in playoffs
For the Fort Bend Christian Academy Warriors, playing a home playoff game is something they haven't done in over a decade. On Monday, the Eagles not only hosted a playoff game but also won one, defeating Brentwood Christian 4-0 to advance in the TAPPS Division II Soccer Playoffs. Senior Ian Aviles scored three of the Eagles' four goals on the afternoon and was named the VYPE Player of the Match. VYPE also was able to catch up with FBCA men's soccer coach Jason Westfahl after the match.
Freddy's Poll: VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll
It's time to start our weekly polls to let the fans decide their preseason players of the year. The Freddy's Poll of the Week – VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll is now live! All athlete polls and their content are only associated and created by VYPE Media and its staff. Please contact VYPE Media directly if you have any questions, comments, or concerns around our Fan Polls. VYPE Houston 2020 Preseason Offensive Lineman of the Year Fan Poll (Poll Closes Sun 8/16 at 7pm)
FBCA Magazine Feature: He's Got the Juice
Whether pumping himself up on the golf course or as a Student Section Leader at a Fort Bend Christian Academy football game, Campbell has some juice. My parents sat me down and just explained they weren't going to shell out money if I didn't see a future in golf." "It's golf, school and family-time. When he gets some time to chill, he's with friends or with his dad hunting or fishing. "My dad taught me the game of golf and my mom gave me the mental side of athletics," he said.
FBCA Magazine Feature: A life in the Arts
THERE IS A RUNNING JOKE IN THE HALLS OF FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY, AND IT IS BETWEEN KELLY CARROLL'S SOFTBALL PROGRAM AND ROBERT SANDERS' FINE ARTS PROGRAM. I think the same kind of passion that Kelly Carroll brings to sports is what I bring to fine arts." But Sanders will quickly tell you it's not all about the eight TAPPS Arts State Titles (2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011). In fact, this past spring Sanders graduated with his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics. Some FBCA fine arts students have gone on to do amazing things in college including Marisa Torres, who works for Nickelodeon Animation as an Artist Program-Design Track.
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FBCA Magazine Feature: The Cap
KADEN KRAM IS THE CAPKram is a Fort Bend Christian Academy lifer, who has starred on the diamond since his freshman season. Kram was also an academic all-state selection, which makes sense because he is headed to Princeton to play college ball. "I was in eighth grade when I really got motivated to play baseball in college," he said. "I'm really interested in AI (Artificial Intelligence). While Kram will continue to call pitches from behind the plate in college, he's still disappointed how this season ended.
FBCA Magazine Feature: It's About the Connections
Nyah White had a breakout junior season earning first-team, all-district and all-state, honorable mention honors. Next year is going to be special if we continue to build on our connections." Father Larry White signed up Nyah for a rec league in the sixth grade and the dye was cast for the future forward. I trained and trained to make varsity as a freshman. White has learned so many life lessons through sports and sees her future always inter-twined with athletics.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Gimme the Rock
Josh LaRocca shocked the college football landscape when he quarterbacked the Rice Owls to a win over the mighty Texas Longhorns in 1994. When I think I've had a pretty good day working out, he reminds me that I didn't do enough." He entered FBCA and played on a dominant junior varsity team as a freshman. They are pretty fun and I'm good with them. They have great skill sets, which is key for me when I play against more athletic players with size.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Making it Rain
Not to mention, FBCA plays in the District of Doom with the likes of Westbury Christian, Lutheran South and Frassati Catholic. Senior Jared Bohny also earned first-team, all-district honors, while junior Zion Granville earned a second-team nod. With LaRocca, Cole and Granville back in the huddle in 2020-21, Lewis has some pieces to get back in the TAPPS state conversation. Second Baptist reached the state finals, while FBCA fell in the Area Round. Same goes for the FBCA Eagles under the direction of coach Trey Phillips.
FBCA Magazine Feature: The Champs are Here
THE HARRIERS OF FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HAD SOME DEFINING HIGHS AND LOWS TO THE 2019 CROSS COUNTRY SEASON. "What our team really took away from the season was that cross country is a team sport. The boys team was led by senior Paul Sanchez and sophomore Dylan Weaver, while the girls were paced by Taylor Dailey and Madeline Font. "Weaver will lead our boys team and we have an incoming freshman girl who can contend for the state title next year. "We will try and get more kids to come out for cross country by recruiting inside our own school.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Mr. FBCA
Cole played both ways as a receiver and defensive back, earning first-team honors and was named the District Newcomer of the Year. The fall football season transitioned into basketball season, where Cole excelled as a guard. Playing football made me even stronger and more athletic on the basketball court." Athletically, FBCA opened up so many opportunities that I never would have gotten at the public school level. FBCA is playing a huge role in making Cole's dreams a reality.
FBCA Magazine Feature: A Path to Ministry
"I feel like sports relate so much to life," Jessup said. Another area that can be tough for a teenager especially a girl is social media. Jessup admitted there have been times that she has gotten off social media to give herself a break because about "70 percent" of it can be negative. But there is a positive side of social media, which she wants to harness the power of in the future of her ministry to others. "I think there's a lot of good things with social media," Jessup said.
FBCA Magazine Feature: It's Hanner Time
After her season wrapped up for her Skyline club team, Hanner got the call-up to the first team that had earned a trip to Nationals. "It was after our warm-ups when I saw a college coach hand my coach his card," she said. Upon entering high school at FBCA, Hanner was moved up to varsity immediately. For now, Hanner hangs out with her best friends from volleyball, watches Netflix, works on her game and dives into her other hobbies. Who knows where that may take her, but Hanner knows how to make the most of an opportunity.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Brought Back to Life
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR CAN MAKEIn 2018, Fort Bend Christian Academy only played eight football games. The Eagles had to forfeit the final two games because they did not have enough players to field a football team. A year later, a new head coach and a new energy around the program - which went from 15 to 40-plus players on the roster - Fort Bend Christian Academy played its full 10-game regular season schedule. Last year was the death penalty for us," Fort Bend Christian Academy coach Jordan Black said. Heading into this season, Fort Bend Christian Academy was coming off a 1-7 year.
FBCA Magazine Feature: The Architect, Alex Edwards takes over FBCA Volleyball
AFTER A FEW YEARS OF TURNOVER INSIDE THE VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM, FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY HAS FOUND THEIR PROGRAM BUILDER. We want to be the powerhouse in this area because there are so many great players to draw from in the Fort Bend, Sugar Land, Katy and Fulshear area. While an assistant at Episcopal, Edwards played a large role in developing elite talent while learning from one of the best in the business coach Amanda Watts. Yes, we had great players but you have to get them to buy in, keep them motivated and keep their eye on the prize. Coaching girls, Edwards is a big believer in communication.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Photo Feature
In an effort to highlight the growing prestige of the athletic program at Fort Bend Christian Academy, Kelly Carroll, Athletic Director, partnered with VYPE Houston to photograph and promote the teams of FBCA. Through the year, VYPE held three media days on the campus of Fort Bend Christian Academy! Check out some of the best pics from the fall and winter of 2019!
FBCA Magazine Feature: Eagles on the Air
BEFORE SCOTT VAN PELT OR STUART SCOTT EVER GRACED THE AIRWAVES OF ESPN, THEY HAD TO GET THEIR START. The first time you could hear them speak into a microphone during a game broadcast would be for Eagles on the Air. "In 2015, [Will Scott] was coming into high school and he was interested in broadcasting," Eagles on the Air leader John Williams said. Scott, a 2017 FBCA graduate who was the founder of the Eagles on the Air club, is now at Syracuse University and was recently ranked the No. "Being a part of EOTA was the highlight of my high school experience," Scott said in an article on FBCA's website.
FBCA Magazine Feature: Coaches Corner
Winning wasn't something the players were used to, and Black reflected on the year that was with VYPE. 1 when you took over was just to play the full 10- game regular season schedule? VYPE: What was the locker room like after you all won the final regular season game and you all were in the playoffs? To see the emotion those kids had, the excitement they had, they had gone so long without winning a game. I think we are going to hit the ground running and we're going to be a really good football team."
FBCA Magazine Feature: Blueprint for Safety
Carroll has spear-headed a capital project that includes replacing the turf at their multi-purpose stadium. FBCA is installing Brock's PowerBase Pro the original shock pad system that set all industry standards for artificial turf fields. "This is an engineered shock pad under the field turf. FBCA is also replacing the surface with RootZone 3D3 by Astroturf the company's most popular system. There's a new sheriff in town and she is bringing some new safety protocols as well as aesthetics to the Eagles' Nest.
What's Inside: FBCA Year In Review 2019-2020 Magazine
The 2019-2020 Fort Bend Christian Academy Year in Review Magazine has arrived!! The first-ever year in review magazine is a beautiful 40-page piece with amazing photos, stories and features from cover to cover. Here is the cover of the inaugural @FBCAathletics VYPE Year In Review Magazine! There are also tons of photos and even more feature stories, including one about the new turf field at FBCA! CLICK HERE FOR FULL DIGITAL FBCA Year In Review Magazine