November 1, 2016
The Varsity Cross Country team capped its best season ever at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) State Championships on Saturday, October 29 in Waco, TX. The Boys took 2nd place in the team competition in a field that included competitors from 20 schools. Four individuals had outstanding performances by placing in the top 10 and earned All-State recognition for their efforts.
Boys All-State honors went to Alex De la Maza '18 (2nd), Cullen Miller '18 (5th) and Cameron Gill '18 (9th). Frassati Catholic High School was the only boys team to place three runners among the top 10 individual finishers. Significant contributors to the team's achievement were John Paul Bartsch '19 (27th), Mark Morrison '20 (29th) Pablo Boada '18 (32nd) and Liam Mackenzie '19 (50th).
The girls were led by All-Stater Alyssa Lopez '20 (9th) with Gianna Airola '19 (22nd), Theresa Macora '19 (38th), and Leah Beene '19 (71st) turning in solid performances.
"I cannot express how pleased I am with our athletes' performances Saturday at the TAPPS State Championships and how our Cross Country program at Frassati has grown and matured in such a short period of time," said Coach Ralph Maddalena. "There was much talk at the meet among our competitors and peer coaches regarding our athletes’ commendable performances and behavior - all reflecting positively on the Frassati Catholic community. It has been a pleasure to work with every one of our Cross Country runners this season and I am already beginning to look forward to next year."
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.