John Cooper Sports: Dragon Girls Soccer and Boys Basketball Sweep Week As Swimmers Compete

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 11/19/2023

Monica Ianeva, a junior at The John Cooper School

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Dragon Girls Soccer and Boys Basketball Sweep Week As Swimmers Compete. Results from the week of November 13, 2023


11/13 at Emery Weiner • 2-0 W

11/15 vs Woodlands Christian • 5-1 W

Coach Fri Engel: We fought hard to get two wins this week. Pia Quintana was outstanding, scoring five out of the seven goals we got this week. We take a well-deserved rest over Thanksgiving break and continue with our next game on 11/27 vs Logos Prep.

Next up for Dragon Girls Soccer:

November 27 vs Logos Preparatory, 7 p.m.

November 30 at Northland Christian, 5 p.m.

December 4 at The Village School, 5:30 p.m.

December 7-9 Lutheran South Tournament


11/13 at Emery Weiner • 8-0 W

Goals by: Tanner Mandalinci (2), Jaime Quintana (2), Max Mesters (2), Brent Mesters (1), Iker Barrenechea (1)

11/15 vs Woodlands Christian • 2-1 L

Goal by Tanner Mandalinci

Coach Bryan Sherman: The team is working hard and improving each day. It was a disappointing loss against Woodlands Christian but overall a good performance. I am looking forward to continuing to improve for a great season.

Next up for Dragon Boys Soccer:

November 28 vs The Village School, 7 p.m.

December 1-2 at St. Thomas Tournament

December 5 vs. HCYA, 7 p.m.

December 8 at British International School of Houston, 7 p.m.


11/13 at Frassati • 40-38 L

11/16 at Woodlands Christian • 36-28 L

Next up for Dragon Girls Basketball:

November 28 vs. St. John XXIII, 5:30 p.m.

November 30-December 2 at Brookshire Classic Tournament at All Saints Episcopal, Tyler, TX

December 4 vs St. Francis Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.

December 5 vs. Concordia Lutheran, 5:30 p.m.

December 7 at Legacy Prep, 6 p.m.

December 8 vs Trinity Valley, 5:30 p.m.


11/13 at Frassati • 60-29W

11/16 at Lutheran North • 82-54 W

Coach Matthew Wilson: The Dragons bounced back this week to earn two victories on the road. Both games were close through the first half, but our guys outlasted and outran the opponents down the stretch. The two strong performances featured five players averaging between 9 and 14 points. This group was paced by senior Mario Awasum, who averaged 14 points and 13 rebounds. We look forward to competing in the prestigious 7/11 Classic over the Thanksgiving Holiday in Fort Worth.

Next up for Dragon Boys Basketball:

November 20-22 at Fort Worth Christian Classic

vs Calvary Baptist Academy

vs Hamilton Christian

vs Prestonwood

vs Brentwood Christian

November 25 at Houston Jamboree vs. Lamar High School

November 28 at Concordia Lutheran, 7 p.m.

November 30-December 2 at Mustang Classic

December 7 at Legacy Prep, 7 p.m.

December8-9 at Stars & Stripes Showcase at Houston Christian


11/18 at HCYA Fall Invitational, Conroe Aquatic Center

Coach John Vindiola: The Dragons had a great Saturday morning in Conroe! Monica Ianeva won both the 100 Fly and 100 Back, Ella Britt finished second in both the 200 Free and the 100 Back, Kyleigh Jeter finished 2nd in the 500 Free, and both Dragon female relays also took home 2nd place (Ianeva, Britt, Jeter, Maddie Wang, Lexie FitzSullivan). FitzSullivan took home third in the 100 Breaststroke, and there were plenty of other great swims on the day. The Dragons will race again on the 9th of December.

Next up for Dragon Swim & Dive:

December 9 at Private & Parochial Winter Showcase, Westfield H.S., 8:45 a.m.

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