March 6, 2017
Boys Soccer made history in the 2016-17 season by advancing to the second round of the TAPPS playoffs in the team’s first season in district play.
The Falcons played a strong district schedule and had to win their final game in dramatic fashion – defeating Brazos Christian in a penalty shootout – to qualify for the postseason tournament.
“Three years ago, a soccer program didn’t exist at Frassati Catholic,” said Falcons head coach Kyle Smith. “This year, this team showed what is possible with hard work, teamwork, and determination. Each session everyone was committed to improving and that began to pay dividends toward the end of the season.”
The Falcons played Chinquapin Preparatory in the first round of the TAPPS playoffs, with the game ending in a 0-0 tie in regulation, before Jonathen de Aragao ’18 converted a penalty to secure a golden goal victory.
“Toward the end of the season I asked one question of the team as we made a push for the playoffs,” said Smith. “Why not us? And I couldn’t be more proud of how they responded and really began to believe in themselves."
The team traveled to Pharr, TX for the second round of the playoffs against Pharr Oratory. The game ended 1-1 in regulation thanks to a goal from John Dunlap '17, before the Falcons conceded in the final minute of the first overtime to end the team's playoff run.
“To get to the second round of the state tournament is an impressive achievement, and it establishes a foundation for more great things to come from the soccer program. We have some great leaders returning to the team so it will be exciting to see what we can accomplish next season,” said Smith.
About Frassati Catholic High School: Founded in 2013, Frassati Catholic High School serves the families and parishes in the north Houston area of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. Administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville, TN, Frassati Catholic High School prepares students to walk on the path of true happiness through a robust college-preparatory curriculum rooted in the Catholic faith. The school currently serves students in grades 9-12. For more information about Frassati Catholic High School, contact Kyle Smith, director of communications, at 832-616-3227.