2019 Spring SPC Recap

//PICTURED ABOVE: Hockaday athletes all compete in the Southwest Preparatory Conference (SPC).


Lacrosse

After a long season full of traveling, obstacles and successes, the Hockaday Varsity Lacrosse team competed at the Kinkaid School in the Southwest Preparatory Conference spring championships from May 3 to May 4.

Unfazed by the rainstorm that swept through Houston, the team won their first game against Episcopal High School with a score of 19-9 in the opening round of the tournament. This win advanced them to the semi-finals, where they met the Kinkaid School for the first time since the Daisies’ win in the 2018 state championship game. After a hard-fought battle with plenty of passion and hustle, Hockaday fell to the Falcons with a score of 13-23.

Although the loss devastated the team, Hockaday was able to bounce back against St. Johns, claiming 3rd place in the Southwest Preperatory Conference (SPC) tournament after an 8-5 win on May 4.

Tennis

Hungry for a win after a long, successful season, Hockaday’s Varsity Tennis team competed in SPC from May 3 to May 4.

The team opened the tournament with a soaring 3-0 win over Houston Christian on May 3, giving the players momentum as they progressed through the rounds. Later that day, the Daisies conquered St. John’s School, and the perseverance and determination the Daisies demonstrated during their play guaranteed them a place in the championship round against Kinkaid. The team fought their hearts out on the court, but did not manage to come out on top, falling to Kinkaid 2-3. After a successful season that would have made Ela Hockaday proud, the team finished 2nd overall in SPC.

Softball

The Hockaday Varsity Softball team continued one of their most successful seasons in history on May 2 as they entered the SPC tournament with a drive to win.

The team fell to St. Johns 15-0 during the first round of the tournament, but this loss only motivated them to fight for the remainder of their games. This attitude proved successful in the second round of the tournament when they faced St. Andrews Episcopal, coming out with a 15-4 win on May 3. The next day, the team defeated John Cooper with a score of 17-2 in the consolation finals and concluded their season with a 9th place finish in SPC.

Track & Field

All season, the Hockaday Varsity Track & Field team devoted their Saturday’s to successful track meets all across the Dallas area and beyond. Similarly, the Hockaday Varsity Track & Field team spent May 2 to May 4 at Episcopal High School in Houston running, relaying, throwing and more.

After a hard-fought weekend, the team overall managed to clinch 6th place overall in the SPC tournament, with several individuals on the team fulfilling accomplishments of their own. Senior Adoette Vaughan placed 2nd overall in the 1600m event, while the 4x400m relay team made up of Sophomore Kate Clark, Freshmen Riley Carter and Remy Finn, and Senior Courtney Katz finished in 5th place with a season-best time.


Story by Shea Duffy

Photo by Scott Peek

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Shea Duffy

Shea is an energetic! junior who peaked at Swiss Semester. She loves sushi, her dogs, Bean and Rice, and chewing on ice (her dentist hates her!) She is always down for a competitive game of Words with Friends.

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