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Letter from Alan Kassen


Posted Date: 12/19/2019

On behalf of the Valley View Athletic Department I would like to thank the
fans, Cheerleaders, Marching Band, Booster Club, VVISD teacher/staff,
parents and extended families for your support of our teams this fall. With
your multiple ways of supporting athletics, Eagle teams were able to thrive
in every sport this fall.


To achieve these accomplishments in Cross-Country, Volleyball and
Football we have to remember that it began at the end of the 2018-2019
school year. Cross Country boys and girls ran hundreds of miles over the
summer, The Volleyball team worked in the weight room and gym all
summer, and the Football team members sweated it out in the weight
room and agility field.


The hard work just increased in early August with 2-a-days which were
much were much warmer than normal (seems like years ago). School
began in late August and the real competition and games started. After
slow starts by all groups, the cream started to rise and our Eagles began to
soar!


The district Cross-Country meet was held in Valley View and both of our
teams won District. The girls got 4th at the Regional meet and the Boys
were the Region 2-2A Champions. At the State meet in Round Rock,
Sydney Reynolds placed 13th (Sydney placed in the top 15, all 4 years of
high school) out of approximately 150 runners. The boys were state
runner-ups for the title with a combined average time for 5,000 meters of
16:58. Obi Landeros placed 2nd , Brian Landeros placed 8th , Albert Zamora
placed 28th Josue Luna placed 58th , Preston Hair placed 81st and Ethan Hair
placed 87th .


In Volleyball, a year expected to carry challenges, saw our team advance
to the second round of the playoffs for the 5th straight year. Numerous
Lady Eagles were selected to All-District.


In football our team won district for the 4th out of 5 years and broke the
Regional playoff curse by making a playoff run to the State semi-finals (a
feat not seen in Valley View since 1992). Our Eagle football players
dominated the all-district team placing 22 student/athletes on the All-
District team.

Many of you know the tragedies and triumphs that some of our Eagle
family members have experienced throughout the last year. With support,
we continue to persevere and march forward with the encouragement of
this strong community and for that, we should all be thankful.


I want to also take a few moments to acknowledge the devotion and long
hours that our coaches provide to our kids. From early morning runs, to
sweeping the gym and setting up before games, to washing clothes (and
yes it is disgusting), to breaking down film, you are always here going the
extra mile to make sure our kids are prepared. I see in many of you what
our kids should aspire to be and for that I am grateful to work with you.


The Eagle Coaching staff looks forward to continue coaching sportsmanship
and building upon the successes of 2019 as we enter into a new decade.

God Bless and Go Eagles

Alan N. Kassen
Athletic Director