Our AOS winter season teams shined bright on the court and on the field. Eight winter season teams finished with winning records as both soccer and basketball athletes played with heart and determination all season.
One of the highlights of the winter season was to see our sixth-grade Dolphins compete and excel, in soccer and in basketball. Congratulations are in order for all of our teams. Through victories and defeats, the AOS Spirit won the day. I am already looking forward to seeing what our basketball and soccer stars do next year at AOS and beyond!
On Tuesday, February 7, we held an awards ceremony to celebrate our athletes. Click here to see all of our award recipients and click "read more" below to learn about each team's season!
Winter Season Team Recaps
The JV Boys Soccer team kicked off the season with a 4-4 tie against ROBS. A few weeks later, they had a stellar performance taking down the Raiders 8-0. Although the JV team had its share of challenges and tough losses throughout the season, Coach Turley, Coach Barrett, and the JV Dolphins gave it their all each game. They learned and improved every step of the way, always holding their heads high. The AOS Varsity Boys Soccer team opened the season against a strong Second Baptist group, closing out the game with a 1-0 victory. During the season, there were many close games where the chips didn’t fall their way, but the team finished the season leaving it all on the field in a 2-2 tie against HYCA.
Our JV Girls Soccer team opened their season with a win against ROBS, taking down the Raiders 2-1. Each game, the 6th-grade girls gave it all they had in true AOS fashion. There were close games and some not so close, but regardless of the final results, the JV girls played each game with all-out effort from start to finish. Varsity Girls Soccer led by Coach Shah and Coach Wallis Turley had a great year, wrapping up the regular season with a 6-6 overall record. They won their Spirit Game, 4-0, against HYCA. The team also had impressive wins against Presbyterian, John Cooper, St. John’s, The Village School, and The Magnolia School. Varsity Girls Soccer went into the HJPC Tournament ranked 7th. Although AOS lost to a tough ROBS team that went on to win the Championship, the Dolphins didn’t make it easy for their opponent. They played a great quarterfinal game and closed out the season with an amazing effort.
The boys basketball program, under the leadership of Coach Begg, had a new look this season. Not only did we add 6th-grade teams, we added two new coaches in Coach Talton and Coach Zea. Our two 6th-grade teams only lost 2 games combined all season. Coach Talton led the 6 White team to a 7-1 record while Coach Begg led the 6 Blue boys to a 6-1 record. We are excited to see what these boys accomplish in the years to come. Coach Zea coached the JV and Varsity White teams. They made tremendous progress this year. In the final weeks of the season the Varsity White team went 2-1 with quality wins over Westbury Christian and Emery Weiner. Coach Talton also coached the JV Blue team. The JV Blue team had a great season with a 6-4 overall record. Coach Talton’s team closed out the season with 4 consecutive wins. Coach Begg and the Varsity Blue team had their share of successes as well. The team wrapped up the season with a 5-5 HJPC record. Varsity Blue entered the HJPC Tournament with the #5 Seed. They weren’t able to get past the #4 Seed, John Cooper, on their home court, but they definitely gave a valiant effort. Way to go, AOS Boys Basketball!
The girls basketball program was led by our new Assistant Athletic Director and Girls Basketball Lead Coach, Nikki Young. Coach Young also coached our 6 Blue Girls Team. The 6 Blue girls had a solid season ending with a 4-3 record with impressive wins over St. John’s, Presbyterian, Magnolia, and St. Francis. 6 Blue wasn’t the only 6th-grade team with a stellar season. Both our 6 White and 6 Gray teams finished with outstanding records. 6 White, coached by Coach Austin, kicked off their winning season with 3 impressive victories over St. Thomas More, St. Francis, and Ft. Bend Christian. Coach Muschalik coached the 6 Gray team to an outstanding 6-1 record. The team’s only loss of the season was by 2 points in a defensive battle against a ferocious John Cooper team on their home court. Coach Muschalik also led our JV Girls team. The JV team made a tremendous amount of progress throughout the season. Several losses were by only a few points. The team had a big mid-season win against St. Francis and a victory over Elizabeth Ann Seton at the SFE Tournament. Coach M’s team closed out the season with a 2-1 record that included wins over The Village School and The Magnolia School. The Varsity White girls, coached by Coach Austin, had a challenging season. After their first coach had to step aside for health reasons, coach Austin stepped right in and kept the team competing and playing hard. A highlight of the season came in their 1-point Spirit Game victory over The Kinkaid School. The Varsity Blue team, led by Coach Young, competed and entertained all season long. The team finished the regular season with a stellar 8-3 HJPC record. The Varsity Blue girls went into the HJPC Tournament as the #4 ranked team. Coach Young’s team beat the Duchesne Chargers in impressive fashion, 52-31, in their Spirit Game a few weeks early. However, the Chargers got their revenge with a narrow one-point win against AOS in the quarterfinal game. Even in the loss, the Varsity Blue Girls played the final game like they played each one all season long. With grit, heart, and passion, the Dolphins gave it their all and made the school proud! AOS Yes!