Former Syracuse University star Ella Thorpe has been named the program coordinator and head varsity girls lacrosse coach for the Highlanders of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School.
Thorpe, who hails from Elbridge, N.Y., has spent the past two years on the coaching staff of nearby powerhouse Westlake High School. In addition, she continues her work with one of the most recognizable club programs in the state, Iron Horse.
St. Andrew’s School Athletic Director Jeff McCrary has appointed former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Athletics (NAIA) Coach Timothy Moten to the position of Head Boys Varsity Volleyball Coach/Program Coordinator.
Moten joins St. Andrew’s after spending the last few years coaching at Texas Lutheran University, St. Edward’s University, Southwestern University, and Huston-Tillotson University. He was part of a number of Conference championships during his time.
Austin, TX--St. Andrew’s Episcopal School has signed a contract with Stretch Internet for free streaming of live video, stats and audio (when available) for select home athletics events in 2018-19.
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During a chapel service on Thursday, May 24, the Upper School community recognized the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) All-Conference Teams, Team Awards, and recipient of the Sterling Wilson Award.
St. Andrew’s fourth-grade Girl Scout Troop spent the day with Aurora Straus—the only female teenage race car driver in the U.S.—at the Circuit of the Americas Grand Prix Texas event in March. St. Andrew’s parent Teresa Kumar remarked, “Aurora gave our troop the VIP treatment. She is all about girl power and loves talking to young girls and inspiring them to follow their dreams. It was an amazing experience for our girls to see a strong female role model.” The girls had a grand tour and a front row seat to the race. They all got to sit in Aurora’s car and collected many autographs. Aurora took second place and invited the girls on the trophy podium with her! Find the video of the girls on Aurora’s Instagram feed here.
Following an earlier announcement regarding the varsity football partnership between St. Stephen’s and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Schools, the middle school programs will also follow suit.
In an effort to grow their football programs and maintain the health and well-being of their players, the Episcopal Schools will combine their respective football programs for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
St. Andrew's Director of Athletics Jeff McCrary was recently elected by his peers as the new President of the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) Athletics Directors. As such, he will remain a member of the Operations Committee.
There was a special sense of pride in the Upper School chapel on April 19 as students, faculty, parents, and coaches watched three seniors sign their Letters of Intent for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Wearing their collegiate gear, seniors Jaxon Cady, Billy Clark, Hanna Judycki, and Gabriel Kennedy signed their letters to roaring applause and a standing ovation before posing for pictures with their coaches and families.
St. Andrew’s is excited to announce the hiring of Jennifer Schassler to be the Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach. Additionally, Schassler will serve as the girls’ soccer program coordinator for grades 5 through 12.
She will also be joining St. Andrew’s in a full-time capacity as a member of the newly created Upper School Physical Education Department.
St. Andrew's is delighted to announce the hiring of Jacquelyn Harvey to be the Head Varsity Volleyball Coach. In addition, Harvey will serve as the volleyball program coordinator for grades 5 through 12.
During a Chapel service on Monday, February 26, the Upper School community recognized the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) All-Conference Teams, Team Awards, and recipients of the Sterling Wilson Award.
St. Andrew’s Varsity Volleyball players raised over $6,000 for breast cancer awareness this year, earning them the SideOut Foundation’s “Philanthropic Achievement Award” for 2017. Last year the girls raised $1,600 for the foundation. Hasie Sherman ‘19 credits more planning time to their increased fundraising, plus more team member participation. She explains:
The 7/8 Boys 8A Basketball team finished second in the RiseUp tournament in January, which featured many of the top schools around Austin. Coach Tim Moore explains, "We lost in the championship game to a talented Hill Country team, but had wins over West Ridge MS and Cedar Park MS. The Cedar Park game was a triple-overtime win after being down 35-17 at halftime. It was a pretty awesome game."
St. Andrew’s is excited to announce the hiring of Michelle King as Head Varsity Tennis Coach. Additionally, King will serve as the tennis program coordinator for grades 5 through 12. She takes over the program from Ryan Hillestad, who led the program for the past three seasons.
During a Chapel service on Tuesday, November 28, the Upper School community recognized the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) All-Conference Teams, Team Awards, and recipients of the Sterling Wilson Award.
The St. Andrew’s School Varsity Football Team will combine forces with St. Stephen's Episcopal School and take on Austin High School Junior Varsity. The game will be take place on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by St. Stephen's.
The St. Andrew’s School varsity football team will hit the road next Friday as they travel to Irving, TX and square off with the Hawks of Cistercian Preparatory School on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.
You don’t have to be in high school at St. Andrew’s to join in the revelry of Homecoming, and it showed on Saturday, September 30 at St. Andrew’s Upper School campus. The Nazro field was buzzing with activities for students, parents, families, faculty and alumni of all ages. See the Homecoming 2017 photo gallery here. Watch sophomore George Moore's Homecoming video highlights here.
In an effort to grow their football programs and maintain the health and well-being of their players, St. Andrew's Episcopal School and St. Stephen's Episcopal School will combine their respective football programs for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) has approved the combined team to compete in the 3A division for the 2018 season.
The St. Andrew’s School varsity football team will hit the road to Oklahoma for an Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) contest versus the Casady School Cyclones on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
The St. Andrew’s School varsity football team will remain home for the second week in a row as they open up their Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC) schedule with the Falcons of Fort Worth Country Day School on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School will officially draft DJ and Jaxen Mojica as its newest, honorary varsity boys lacrosse team members on Sunday, September 17 at 3:30 pm inside the St. Andrew’s Upper School library. St. Andrew’s sophomore EthanHanna and senior Cason Doyle will serve as student ambassadors to the Mojica family.
St. Andrew’s School proudly announces the elevation of the Rev. Whitney Kirby to the position of Head Varsity Golf Coach/Program Coordinator.
Kirby is a familiar face to St. Andrew's already, serving as the Upper School Chaplain. She played golf for years, competitively throughout her time in high school at Alamo Heights in San Antonio where she was recruited to play for NCAA Division III schools, and recreationally from her time at the University of Texas until today.
St. Andrew’s School Athletic Director Jeff McCrary has appointed former National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Player and USA Volleyball Coach Elizabeth Quanaim to the position of Head Varsity Volleyball Coach/Program Coordinator.
Quanaim takes over the helm from Jesse Sultzer who recently accepted an assistant coach position at Stanford University.
The Texas native most recently served as coach for USA Volleyball, and presently with the Austin Junior Volleyball Team. During her more than 15 years with the club she has twice garnered coach of the year honors in 2005 and 2012.
Former Crusader pitcher Scott Politz '15, who is in his sophomore season for Yale University, is scheduled to start the opening round NCAA Division I Tournament Game vs. University of Nebraska Friday at 3 p.m. CST on ESPN3.
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.