Winter Sports Recap

With the Spring Sports season fast approaching on January 31st, a recap of all the hard work our Winter Teams have put in this season is certainly due. Between out-of-town tournaments, COVID-19 complications, and strong school spirit, this season has certainly been one for the books.

The Winter Season officially began on October 25th, just before the impressive finish of our Fall Teams at Fall SPC Championships. However, as early as Labor Day, our athletes were preparing for the season ahead through intense conditioning and practice. With players from across the Middle and Upper School, this season boasted a total of nine basketball teams, seven soccer teams, one swimming & diving team, and two cheer teams. 

On January 18th, an Upper School Winter Sports Spirit Night featured Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball and Soccer games against the rival Kinkaid Falcons. The night started with high expectations and continued on with high energy. The electric student section showed up with signs, cheers, and loads of support for their fellow student-athletes. Thanks to the Dragon Booster Club, “Fried Falcon” (Chick-fil-A) was served to the fans, and the Winter Cheer Squad helped keep the atmosphere exciting throughout the night. Although Basketball and Girls Soccer fought hard on the court and on the field, by the end of the night, only Boys Soccer secured a win, finishing 3-2 against the Falcons.

In the pool, Varsity Swimming & Diving have been bringing their A-game. Most recently, the team competed at the University of Houston against other Houston-area private schools in the HAPPI Meet, and performed exceptionally well. The girls team got 2nd place and the boys got 6th. Looking ahead, on January 29th the team will compete in SPC Southzone against Houston and Austin area SPC schools.

In other news, on February 4th, Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball and Soccer will host their Senior Nights at home. Senior Night is a time-honored Cooper tradition, where, before the Senior Night games, senior athletes are recognized and appreciated for their many years of effort and excellence on their respective teams. 

Then, on February 10th, the most anticipated competition of the season will begin. Qualifying Winter Teams will travel to Fort Worth for the Winter SPC Championship. There, they will compete throughout the weekend to try and earn their spot at the top of the conference.

Regardless of score or standing, the Cooper community has so much to be proud of this Winter Sports Season. As always, our athletes have exemplified perseverance, commitment, and teamwork. Special thanks is also owed to our coaches and trainers who have worked hard to help their players succeed. Congratulations to all the Winter Sports Teams and their accomplishments thus far, and good luck with the rest of the Winter Season! Go Dragons!