Home of the 2012 TAPPS 3A State Champions
Congratulations to our Lady Crusaders who capped off an amazing season in 2012 with the State Championship win in San Antonio, Texas.
Crusader Volleyball Program
The girls volleyball program at RRCA begins in 5th grade and consists of six teams from elementary through high school. The Varsity team is coached by Doug Keyser, who has many years of coaching experience with top levels clubs in the Austin area and has been coaching at RRCA since 2012. The Varsity and JV teams compete in the Texas Assocation of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 3A district, while the elementary and middle school teams compete in the Austin Christian Athletic Association (ACAA) league. The girls at all levels work on skill building, teamwork, the value of hard work, and encouraging others to strive for their best on and off the court.
Nearly forty elementary and junior high students enjoyed a fun week at the RRCA Volleyball Summer Camps. In addition to working on the fundamental skills of overhand serving, passing, setting, and hitting, the athletes ended each day with fast-paced game play. ( Zombie Apocalypse was a player favorite!) The camps were a great way to prepare for the upcoming school season. It's exciting to see so many of our students getting involved with our volleyball program!
2016 Varsity Season
The Lady Crusaders were undefeated in Distict play and advanced all the way to the State Final Four! RRCA faced off against Central Texas Christian School in the State 3A semi-final match and won 3-0. On Friday, November 4 they faced Rockwall Heritage in the State Championship. The team played well and lost in the championship to end the season as State Runner up.
RRCA played San Antonio Lutheran on Friday, October 28 and came away with the 3-0 win to become Area Champions: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/volleyball-update-rrca-wins-playoff-opener/nld0pKROmJjkNsnJMTZ3wI/
2014 Varsity Season
District post-season honors were published in the Statesman on December 10, 2014. Congratulations to these athletes:
First Team All District: Rachel Grosser, OH/RS, sr., Sophia Ivy, OH/MB, jr., Shelbi Severson, OH/RS, sr
Second Team All District: Madison Krystyniak, MB, jr. Tiffany Mixer, OH, jr. Kendall Sheppard, S, jr.
Second Team All State: Rachel Grosser, OH/RS, sr.
The 2014 Varsity Crusaders ended their playoff run with an Area championship win on October 31 against Houston St. Thomas, but then fell short in the Regional round against Geneva Boerne. Congratulations ladies for a great season. We will miss our four seniors next year: Rachel Grosser, Shelbi Severson, Mackenzie Shelton, and Abigail Kennedy.
Crusaders started the second round of district play with a victory on Thursday September 25 vs. Marble Falls Faith.
RRCA finished the first round of playoffs by defeating Central Texas Christian school in three sets on Sept. 22, 2014. The Crusaders current record is 21-5, 5-1 as they finish the first round of district play in second place.
The Lady Crusaders continue to perform well in district play with a win on September 9 against Central Texas Christian and September 11 against San Juan Diego (article here.)
The Crusaders started their 2014 pre-season play with several games and two tournaments. This August, the Crusaders hosted a tournament at the Round Rock Sports Center called "Volley 2 Serve", which was a fundraiser in support of the Backpack Coalition. The Backpack Coalition provides food to needy students each Friday during the school year, and for the fourth year in a row, RRCA is partnering with Robertson Elementary to provide food resources to support 70 students each week. The Crusaders placed 2nd overall in the tournament behind St. Michael's Academy, and over $1000 was raised for the Backpack Coalition.
Volley 2 Serve Tournament (article in RR Leader and photo above.)
The Crusaders played in the Geneva VolleyFest Tournament on August 22-23, 2014, placing first in the tournament with co-MVPs Rachel Grosser and Sophie Ivy taking individual honors.
MS and Junior High Volleyball
Congratulations to the 6th grade A team and the 7/8th grade A team for both winning the ACAA End of Season Volleyball tournament on October 25, 2014. The Junior High A team was undefeated the entire season! Both teams and their coaches did a great job and we are proud of you!
2013 Varsity Season
The Crusaders posted a 27-5 regular season record, their sixth-straight 20-plus win season, and qualified for playoffs for a school record eight straight seasons under Head Coach Susan Hart.
2012 Varsity Season
The Lady Crusader Varsity team completed their storybook 2012 season by winning the TAPPS 3A State Championship on November 3, 2012. The team competed in two pre-district public school tournaments, taking 1st place in both the West Invitational and the Florence tournament. From those early pre-season wins, the Crusaders rolled through the competition the entire season, ending with a 38-3 overall record. With the incredible support of the entire school and hundreds of fans at the championship game, the team completed their season with the championship win as well as numerous individual district, all tournament, and all state awards. Way to go Crusaders!