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Multiple Teams · MS Lady Mavs Fall To KIPP Academy

The Lady Mavs were down for the count in their second match of the season against Kipp Academy. The score for the games were 25-19, 25-16.

The Lady Mavs saw a tough defeat on Thursday when they fell just a little bit short. While their determination was there, some of their communication was not. Kipp Academy outplayed them by dropping balls in the gaps and the Mavs not able to recover their holes. They fought the good fight, with some strong players such as Kate Medina, Maria Juarez, and Leslie Molina.

Kate Medina served a strong serve, scoring 4 consecutive points in the second game. She stood tall and focused on the serve, in order to drop the ball right in the gap for Kipp Academy. Leslie Molina, even after sitting out for 3 rotations after an injury, came back and served a tough to beat overhand serve. Maria Juarez slid in and out of the holes on the court in order to save the ball from the ground.

While the girls had strong players, they just came a little short. On Monday, they face against Yes Prep Brays Oaks and hope to come back from their Thursday loss stronger than ever!

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Multiple Teams · Lady Mavs Fall In Their District Home Opener

The JV Lady Mavs played their home opening game against the Lady Panthers of Raul Yzaguirre September 19, 2017. Kenia Solis lead the Mavs with her powerful serves to keep the Mavs in the game. Setter, Rachell Soler, leads the team with her hustle and communication on the court. Libero, Katherine Andrade, protected the back row and lead the Mavs in digs. The Lady Mavs started off strong in both sets battling for the lead with the Panthers, but could not pull through for the win.


The Lady Mavs demonstrated great sportsmanship and will continue to work towards their daily and overall season goals. The JV Lady Mavs will take the court again in the International Leadership tournament starting September 28th, 2017

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Multiple Teams · MS Lady Mavs Win Home Opener


On Thursday, October 14th, the Lady Mavs showed out in their first match of the season against Kipp Spirit. The nerves were strong, but their spirit was stronger as they came out on top two games in a row to pull out a win. Starting on the court was Torah Williams, Leslie Molina, Maria Juarez, Briana Galvan, Kate Medina, and Ginger Strawder.

While our serving was slow to start, the girls showed their strong will to win by working as a team to call their balls and out-pass the other team. The Lady Mavs started off a few points short in the first match, but came back when they caught their stride passing back over the net. Ginger Strawderm Maria Juarez, and Briana Galvin were stand-outs in the match. Ginger was last in the serving rotation, but held the team up with six consecutive strong serves that either started a volley in which the Mavs were able to return or resulted in a strike of a serve.

Briana Galvin, a positive and uplifting leader on the Lady Mavs, held down the front line by calling the ball and profitable passes that were controlled, yet powerful. Maria Juarez, an athlete by all means, played with everything she had by sliding and diving for any pass that came her way; she was determined to not let a single ball hit the ground.

The Lady Mavs will face-off against Kipp Academy on Thursday, September 21st at 5:30 in Maverick Nation. We hope to see a strong crowd of support.

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Multiple Teams · Fall Fan Cloth Fundraiser!!!

Fans! Parents!  Students! Need SW Gear!? We have it! The volleyball and Cross Country program is selling merchandise through our Fancloth partnership! We have sweaters, t-shirts, yoga pants and even personalized yetis. The price Fancloth set has the school’s profit built into each sell. A very cool feature this year is the available to have an online store so you can browse on your phone. For the Cross Country catalog text 263497 to 559-900-3222. For the Volleyball catalog text 262071 to 559-900-3222. Contact your favorite Volleyball or Cross Country student athlete to purchase gear in person. Deadline is 9/8.

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Multiple Teams · 2017 MS Official Roster

We now have our official MS Volleyball squad for the 2017 year.

The new team also means new coach! Coach Gray is a full-time HS teacher at SW in her first year of coaching. Our 2017 roster includes six new seventh graders to SW Athletics. The Middle School Lady Mavericks volleyball team that last year won second place in the district, is returning four eighth graders and a two-sport athlete joining the volleyball team before the basketball season.

The first home game will be next Thursday, 8/31 vs. YES Prep Brays Oaks at 5:30 pm. We are expecting a huge crowd to cheer the team to a win to kick the season off on a high note!

2017 Middle School Volleyball Roster

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Multiple Teams · Great Time To Be A Maverick Parent!

What a Time to be a Maverick!

SW athletics is introducing paperless registration for all athletes. This registration tool will eliminate a ton of paperwork, binders, and repetitive sign ups. 8 to 18 Registration tool will shift the Athletics department into a new age. Parents, all athletes are required to be registered prior to tryouts for Winter sports before the first competition of Fall sports. The website link to register is

More benefits about 8to18 are below. Make sure you/your child sign up today!

Goodbye Paperwork…Hello Streamlined Operations + Communications

8to18 Registration

For Parents

Parents universally rave about the ease of use of our registration solutions. They use one parent account to register, pay for, and manage all their kids’ extra-curricular activities. They receive helpful auto-confirmation emails and informative and sometimes urgent notices from the coach or athletic director right to their inbox. And they love the auto-reminders about physical expiration dates! Stays with the kids from MS through HS.

For Coaches

Coaches love the ease of use and layers of functionality that 8to18 Registration offers. When assigned a role and granted access by the athletic director, the coach can manage their team and communicate with parents (and kids) with the click of a button. They can produce emergency contact reports, view eligibility, set and manage the roster, place athletes on multiple rosters, assign awards, and much more.

For Administrators

Administrators cut days of wasted time and parents can manage their children’s many activities in one easy-to-navigate place. The administrative dashboard clearly lays out the many registration functions at your disposal including communication tools and scheduling.

Lastly, below is a link that gives step by step instructions on how to register in English and Spanish! 8to18 Registration- Instructions for Parents SW HS_


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Multiple Teams · 2017 HS Volleyball Rosters Are Announced!

After Summer camps and three difficult try out days which included timed mile runs, we are happy to announce 30 Members of our JV and Varsity Volleyball team. Last year our Varsity team was District Champions and aiming to defend their title with six veteran players returning to the roster. JV is returning 5 underclassmen with JV experience and including a class of freshman athletes who placed second in their district a year ago.

Also, new coaches are on the horizon! Coach Conway, Varsity Coach and Coach Carper,  JV. Our new coaches bios will be posted soon! Let’s Congratulate our 2017-2018 HS Volleyball Team!!!

2017 Varsity Volleyball Roster

2017 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster


2017 Varsity Volleyball Roster

Alicia Gonzalez – 11th

Aracely Lopez – 12th

Ashley Villa – 12th

Bethany Hernandez – 11th

Briza Armenta – 11th

Crystal Medina – 11th

Delia Benitez – 12th

Janeth Canales – 10th

Jessica Bravo – 11th

Karla Chavez – 10th

Leslie Flores – 10th

Liavonni Eaglin – 12th

Melissa Molina – 10th

Morgan Billingsley – 10th

Rebecca Aguilar – 12th

2017 Junior Varsity Volleyball Roster

Brianna Esparza – 12th

Brianna Hernandez – 9th

Diana Vega – 9th

Evelin Mora – 12th

Ivis Silva – 11th

Katherine Andrade – 9th

Kenia Solis – 10th

Nancy Bautista – 10th

Perla Rodriguez – 10th

Rachell Soler – 10th

Savanah Esparza – 11th

Vivian Morua – 9th

Wendy Huerta – 11th

Yarley Roque – 9th

Practice Squad

Britney Fuentes – 9th, Evelin Benitez – 9th, Perla Barreto – 9th

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Mavericks News · Eight Great Fundraising Ideas for Booster Clubs – Presented by VNN

New jerseys, gear, entry fees, retreats – the wish list of opportunities to improve your teams is long, and often, the ways to finance them are short. While there’s no perfect one-size-fits-all fundraiser for every community, good inspiration is the first step.

Whether its your booster club, team, or program looking to raise funds and increase school spirit, here’s a few of our favorite ideas that we’ve seen across the network:

Jail-N-Bail – DeSoto High School (KS)

$10 files a warrant to arrest members of the community with phony allegations like “impersonating a golfer,” “failure to yield at the end of a sentence,” and “wearing pants way too high.” Once served with the warrant for their ‘arrest,’ the jailbirds are placed in a jail cell, a mug shot is taken, and they must call family/friends to raise bail.

Cheerleading Day – Pickens High School (SC)


Blue Flame cheerleaders dedicated their time to teach younger members of the community motion drills, jump technique, stunting fundamentals and sideline spirit in a day camp for a donation to the program. The campers, led by the PHS cheerleaders, performed a showcase at the conclusion of camp.

Lap-a-Thon – Gilmer High School (GA)


Anyone who has ever ran distance before knows that the hardest part isn’t necessarily the physical aspect, but the mental component of the sport, and in true Cross Country fashion, the Bobcats’ ‘hardest fundraiser,’ forces participants to run for an hour and a half around the track without stopping, with the main goal of seeing who can run the most laps consecutively in that time. Each lap ran accumulates money from sponsors, and all proceeds go towards funding the team.

Lift-A-Thon – Avon Lake (OH)

Earlier this Summer, the Shoremen football team held their 26th annual lift-a-thon, where players perform their max in 4 lifts, including the squat, hang clean, bench press, and deadlift in front of a crowd. Donations could be made in a player’s name, or to the team generally. Whittier Christian (CA) has a similar event coming up, the Push-Up-a-Thon, and Gilmer.

3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament – Roy High School (UT)

In the warm up to the Utah Spring Season, the Roy Royals Boys Soccer team held a 3v3 soccer tournament. At $20 per player, it was billed as a tune up for the year’s games across all levels, with teams starting at age 6 through adult.

Home Run Derby – Desert Ridge High School (AZ)


To help assist a teammate with unforeseen medical costs, the Jaguars held a home run derby. Split into two age groups, “19 and over” and “18 and under,” participants paid $20 to hit baseballs out of the park. The total raised, including raffles, auctions, and concessions, was $2,671!

Top Golf – Lakota West High School (OH)

Instead of practicing their own sport, the Firebirds of Lakota West held a fundraiser at the local West Chester Top Golf branch. At $100 per golfer, the cost included heavy appetizers, soft drinks, and visits from Lakota West NFL alumns Jordan Hicks (Philadelphia Eagles) and Ryan Kelly (Indianapolis Colts).

Local Restaurant EventsErie (CO), Lowell (MI), Westonka (MN)

If there’s one thing everyone loves, it’s food. Several schools connected with local restaurants and held fundraisers there. Whether the deal was for a portion of the day’s earnings donated back to the school (Chipotle and Buffalo Wild Wings are good national candidates for this), an ‘all-you-can-eat’ Belgian Waffles special, or selling coupons, this idea is a simple turn-key way to start earning.

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Multiple Teams · 2017 Fall Tryout Dates

2017-2018 Athletics!

Wow! We are back and better than ever! After accomplishing one of most successful years leading the YES district in Academics and Athletics we are returning to top our previous year achievements. Character, discipline, work ethic, and teamwork are a few qualities we manifest in our department. Every day we strive to push athletes beyond their limitations. The pillars of an impactful athletics department are the hardworking selfless coaches. We are proud to welcome back three Returning Fall coaches and three new coaches to our awesome coaching staff!

Ready Returners

Tanisha Tate – Cheer

Khiyana Hart – Cheer

Amy Machemehl –  Cross Country


Fearless First Yearers

Assata Conway – Volleyball

Joan Gray – Volleyball

Maikailyn Carper – Volleyball (Part-Time)

We are hosting tryouts over the next two weeks! We are anxious to reveal our first roster of 2017 soon!  This is going to be a GREAT Year!!!! Tryouts are below!


Day 8/7 8/8 8/9 8/10 8/11
In-Service! HS VB Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:30pm


XC Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:00pm

HS VB Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:30pm


XC Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:00pm

HS VB Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:30pm


XC Tryouts

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Day 8/14 8/15 8/16 8/17 8/18
Blue Week  




MS VB Tryouts



XC Practice



HS VB Practice 5:30pm-7:00pm

MS VB Tryouts



XC Practice



HS VB Practice 5:30pm-7:00pm

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Mavericks News · Visit the JJ II Experience! – Powered by Reebok

How do you stack up against JJ Watt?

Reebok is calling all high school athletes around Houston and Austin to find out.


From July 14 – August 13, gear up in the new Reebok JJ II’s and test your training abilities in JJ Watt’s signature workouts including: box jumps, tire flips, and the shuttle run, for a chance to be featured on a daily leaderboard showcasing top performers and JJ’s own completion results during the JJ II Experience.

Events are taking place at DSG, Academy, and Reebok retail locations across Houston and Austin. Click here for a full schedule or visit

Want to win a free pair? Share your best results to #ReebokJJII and #JJIIExperience on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and our friends at VNN will choose three winners at random after August 13.

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