At the beginning of October, the Lady Crusaders Girls Golf team hit the links for the Lake Creek High School October tournament at April Sound in Conroe. Concordia was one of 14 schools to participate and the only private school. Other local public schools included Tomball, Grand Oaks, Klein Oak, Montgomery, and Lake Creek.
In total, there were almost 80 golfers in the tournament and the Lady Crusaders enjoyed some solid pre-season success in their official round of the 2023-2024 season. The team placed 4th overall and narrowly missed out on 3rd place by 1 stroke! The team was happy to be able to get an early year tournament on the schedule as their normal season begins after the new year.
Individually, Emerson Swanner ’24 enjoyed the beautiful weather and claimed 1st place overall with her score of 78. Swanner is excited for her senior season and aspires to make it back to State Golf Tournament (top 8 schools across TAPPS 6A) while also being a key leader for the Girls Swimming team which has a goal of finishing high at state as well.
The tournament was very special to the team as well as Head Coach, Cari Raymond, as Coach Raymond is a survivor of breast cancer. The team wore pink tops to compete but the players and parents had some other great ideas to make the event more special as the girls all had pink golf gloves and hats.
In the middle of October, the Concordia Girls Volleyball team hosted their annual Dig Pink night against Incarnate Word Academy (Houston, TX). The game was a 3-0 sweep with the Crusaders dominating from first serve, but the evening was more focused on honoring those in our Concordia family who have battled and those who are currently battling breast cancer.
In the volleyball program, there are three current families who have battled breast cancer. These moms were special guests at the volleyball game as well as Head Girls Golf Coach, Cari Raymond. The three current moms in the program were presented with flowers of encouragement and love from their daughters, while Coach Raymond was also given a bouquet.
To add to the festivities, pink decorations were seen all throughout the gymnasium, and the Varsity team wore their special pink uniforms while the liberos for Freshmen and JV also wore pink.
Finally, the volleyball program also hosted a bake sale with the proceeds to be split between two Concordia families who are currently battling breast cancer. In total, the team raised almost $500 in a few hours and are excited to bless these strong women with this special gift.
FOOTBALL/CHEER/STUDENT ATHLETIC TRAINERS:
On Friday, Oct. 20, Schroeder Stadium Field & Track Complex was filled with pink on the sidelines and in the stands as Concordia hosted their annual Pink Out!
While the football game’s final score didn’t go in the Crusaders favor (loss 27-33 to Central Catholic from San Antonio), spirits were still high as our students, cheerleaders, and student athletic trainers all sported pink to raise awareness for breast cancer.