Houston's girls' lacrosse has been dominated by St. John's. Via Vype
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TOP GIRLS PROGRAMS
- Kinkaid Falcons
- The Woodlands Highlanders
- St. John's Mavs
- Lamar Texans
- Kingwood Mustangs
The rich get richer. Houston's girls' lacrosse has been dominated by St. John's, but there are a few other programs who are getting some state shine.
The Mavs have filled their trophy case with state trophies over the past few decades, but Kinkaid has it rolling right now. The Falcons reached the state finals last season and are VYPE's No. 1.
Returners for Kinkaid include Chloe Hunter (Penn), Mikela McCauley (Dartmouth), Gabriella Fuller, Nakeeya McCardell and Lila Griggs.Regan Arkless (UC-Davis)
The upstart Highlanders of The Woodlands are trending of late with returners Shaelin Murphy (Fairfield), Clare Finney (Catholic University) and Madeleine Saucier.
The Woodlands could contend for another state appearance.
St. John's is loaded again with Caroline Pressler, Andie Kapiloff (Swarthmore) and Alex Lewis back in the fold, while Charlotte Dale (Detroit Mercy), Sophie Chong-Ahmed (Central Michigan), Caleigh Wilbourn (Stony Brook) and Kaelin Issacson run the show for Lamar.
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The Houston Astros were in need of some serious help in the bullpen with Phil Maton, Hector Neris, and Ryne Stanek likely leaving this year in free agency.
The Houston Astros have acquired RHP Dylan Coleman from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for RHP Carlos Mateo. pic.twitter.com/hDYuBLn2Kv
— Houston Astros (@astros) December 6, 2023
While some fans were getting concerned about the quiet offseason, the club has made two moves this week to get the ball rolling.
First the team signed Victor Caratini to be the backup catcher, and now they have added some relief pitching.
The Astros traded pitching prospect Carlos Mateo to the Royals for RHP pitcher Dylan Coleman.
Coleman appeared in 96 games in the past three seasons for KC, including 68 games in 2022 and 23 games last season. He has a career 3.88 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. He’s fastball (95 mph), slider (81) and cutter (90) and walked 57 batters and struck out 99 in 92 2/3 innings.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) December 6, 2023
Coleman is under club control for the next several years, and made just over $700,000 in 2022. With the Astros right up against the tax threshold, this is a good way to add to the bullpen without having to hand out a large contract.
The Royals had a tough roster decision to make with Coleman, and the Astros made the decision easy for them by making the trade.
Something to note
There's a reason Kansas City wasn't determined to protect Coleman from the Rule 5 Draft. Despite his decent numbers over the last three seasons, 2023 was a rough year for him, posting an 8.84 ERA over 23 games.
In fact, Coleman pitched more innings (30.2) for the Royals AAA team than he did for the big league club (18.1) in 2023.
Hopefully, the Astros can get him back on track this season with some help from their highly touted player development program.
You can watch some of his 2022 highlights above.