TMI LAXmen earn state, district honors

The varsity lacrosse team from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas won several state and district awards from the Texas High School Lacrosse League for outstanding play during the 2013 season.

The lacrosse team from TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas has been recognized with multiple honors from the Texas High School Lacrosse league for the 2013 season.

Senior Jose De Alba has been selected as an Academic All American, an honor awarded to only four players within the league who combine academic excellence with outstanding play. At TMI, he is a member of the National Honor Society; earlier this year, he was featured as a Scholar Athlete of the Week by KSAT-TV. De Alba plans to attend Princeton University in the fall, where he will study international relations and political science.

Panthers named to the league’s all-state honor team are: Garrick Cantrell, attack; De Alba, goalie; Dylan Hodge, midfield/face-off; and Chuy Suday, defense. TMI players named to all-district for San Antonio Division II are: GW Bodden, attack; Alex Graham, defense and Markell Henderson, midfield. Jonathan “JAC” Clark and Connor McMillian received Honorable Mention for defense and attack, respectively.

TMI’s Head Lacrosse Coach John Beck was named San Antonio District Coach of the Year, an award that honors coaches who exemplify the ideals of the game and recognizes coaching performance and contribution.

“We are thrilled to see that Coach Beck has been named San Antonio District 2013 Coach of the Year,” said TMI Athletic Director Becky Geyer. “He’s an outstanding leader and a first-class lacrosse coach. TMI grabbed four out of 12 All State positions, the highest number among any of the schools. We are very proud of the TMI lacrosse program and their passion to play and to grow the sport of lacrosse.”