The Texas School for the Deaf girls basketball program is making program and national history. With their last playoff win, TSD (33-0) set the national deaf school record for wins in a season.
No matter the opponent, TSD wins with “Havoc”. Yes, that same havoc unleashed by Texas coach Shaka Smart when he took VCU to the 2011 Final Four.
“I was just fascinated with their high intensity press system.” TSD head coach Brian Sipek said. “I really enjoyed watching that team play and their defense, their havoc defense. I wanted to adopt that concept.”
“I think Havoc is really sort of our team secret,” TSD guard Leila Sicoli added. “And ever since I was freshman having that, it sparked us!”
That spark is igniting the Lady Rangers run to the TAPPS 4A State Tournament. In the process, their proving something within their community and beyond.