Spring SPC Wrap-up

Spring SPC Wrap-up
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The Spring SPC Tournament was a terrific success for the Falcons. Campus was buzzing – FWCD hosted 10 baseball and softball games, 10 tennis matches, and an 18-team track meet.  Numerous teams and individuals brought home titles, but, more importantly, all FWCD teams competed with great effort and represented the School with exemplary sportsmanship. Here are the highlights ….

Boys Tennis

The Falcons went 2-1 in the tournament, defeating Houston Christian (5-0), falling to the eventual champion St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (3-2) in the semifinals, and then beating Trinity Valley School (3-2) in an exciting match, with Benjamin Hoppe ’24 clinching the win for FWCD. Overall, the Falcons finished in third place in the 3A SPC Tournament.

Girls Tennis

FWCD narrowly lost to Houston Christian (3-2) to open the tournament but then defeated St. Andrew’s (4-1) and The Oakridge School (4-1). For the second year in a row, the Falcons went 2-1 in the SPC Tournament; this year the team finished in fifth place to cap a strong season.  


The Falcons defeated Episcopal School of Dallas by a run and then lost to Oakridge by a run in the 3A SPC Tournament. On April 29, at home, FWCD beat a tough St. Andrew’s team, 7-0. Jackson Bloemendal ’25 had a three-run homer against Oakridge and pitched a complete game shutout vs. St Andrew’s. The team finished third in the tournament. Thanks in large part to an 8-1-2 start and a 10-2 finish, FWCD finished the season with 21 wins, the most in program history.  


Girls golf competed in the SPC Tournament in Houston on April 17-18, and the boys played in Fort Worth, April 24-25. Both teams had strong individual finishes: For the girls, freshman Amelia Dickerson ’26 finished third overall; on the boys side, Connor Henry ’23 was third, and Mason Harper ’25 finished fifth, earning them both All-Conference SPC recognition.  


The Falcons started off the lacrosse SPC Tournament in Austin in exciting fashion, defeating Trinity Valley, 9-8. FWCD led 8-4 but the Trojans fought back to tie. Bo Juliao ’24 then scored to seal the win. The Falcons lost to host school St Andrew’s in the semifinal and then lost a very close game to Greenhill School, 8-7. FWCD finished fourth overall.  


The FWCD track teams swept the SPC track meet, as both the boys and girls teams won titles. Sutton Howard ’23, Jeremy Henderson ’23 and Rachel Nelson ’23 claimed two individual titles each, and Rob Batton ’23 and Sophie Toomey ’24 each won one event. Zachary Willars ’24, Blake Brown ’24, Shamya Freeney ’24, Alex Kelly ’23, Mimi Cauble ’23, Laurel Griffith ’26, Bryce Evans ’24, Murphy Hoefer ’24, Hailey Seiden ’26, Nate Blan ’26, Finleigh Ashburn ’25, Kylie Carter ’24 and Sydney Airheart ’23 all medaled. The last time the boys team won the SPC track meet was the 1976-77 season; this was the first win for the girls team. See full results here


Falcon softball went on a tear at the end of the season, winning its last 11 games and outscoring the competition 17-1 in the SPC Tournament. Reagan Hall ’24 struck out 14 in the championship game. Emily Klein ’24, Katie Bruce ’24 and Carden Kimball ’24 all had RBI in the finals to win the 3A championship. The team finished the season 18-5-2. The last time the team won the championship was 2011. Head Coach DeAnn Hall and Reagan recently appeared on Game Time with Da Goss, GM Sport Media.


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Spring SPC Wrap-up

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