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     2      GOLF
            TEAMS BASED ON COACHES’ VOTES AND SEASON PERFORMANCES                                                   2 • SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL • SUN-SENTINEL.COM • Thursday, December 27, 2007 • SB

                                                                    KYLE ROIG
                  VICTORIA TRAPANI
                  St. Thomas Aquinas, sophomore
                  Comment: First-year starter averaged 36
                  for nine holes and 73 for 18 holes. Shot a
                  75 at district and a 72 at regionals, where
                  she placed second. She finished tied for
                                                                     GIRLS’ GOLFER OF THE YEAR • AMERICAN HERITAGE FRESHMAN
                  18th at state with a two-day total of 162.
                                                                     BY GARY CURRERI
                                                                     SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
                  SHELBY COYLE                                           Kyle Roig said she knew
                  American Heritage, sophomore                       someone from American Herit-
                  Comment: Two-year starter averaged 34              age would win the individual
                  for nine holes and 73.4 for 18 holes. Placed       state championship. It just
                  second in district, tied for first at regionals    happened to be her.
                  and third at state. Had the lowest stroke              “The season was fun, and
                  average of any girl in the county.                 everybody had their ups and
                                                                     downs,” said Roig, who became
                                                                     only the fourth girl from
                  PAULA RETO                                         Broward County to win an indi-
                  Taravella, junior
                                                                     vidual state championship and
                  Comment: Three-year starter averaged 36            the first in 19 years since Mary
                  for nine holes and 72 for 18 holes. Won            Dunne of Cardinal Gibbons
                  district and placed third in regionals.            won the title. Pompano Beach’s
                                                                     Phyllis Preuss of Pompano
                                                                     Beach won the first individual
                                                                     title in 1957, and Pine Crest’s
                  MONICA MILLER                                      Deborah Austin (1966) was the
                  American Heritage, senior                          other.
                  Comment: Three-year starter placed                     “It was really good because
                  eighth at state with a two-day total of 154        when one of us fell apart, the
                  and helped the Patriots win their second           other one didn’t,” said Roig, 14,
                  state title in three years. Interested in          of Pembroke Pines, the South
                  attending FIU.                                     Florida Sun-Sentinel Girls’
                                                                     Golfer of the Year. “That was
                                                                     the key for the team and it bal-
                  DIANA DAVIS                                        anced out everything. We went
                  Archbishop McCarthy, junior                        into the state tournament with         have known her since I was            Roig.                                 since age 3 and started taking
                  Comment: Three-year starter averaged               confidence. Winning the state          little. Just beating her and the         “She is a very accomplished        lessons when she was 6. She
                  75.2 for 18 holes. Was medalist six times          championship was probably the          other good players really boost-      junior golfer,” Moser said. “She      said she never thought she
                  this season, placed second in district and         biggest win I have ever had, and       ed up my confidence. It will just     is a solid kid that can go very       would be as good as she is.
                  fourth at regionals. Finished 11th at state        with my team winning, it made          help me for the future.               low and she is extremely long            “Now I know how good I can
                  with a two-day total of 156.                       it even better.”                           “I just went out to try and       for her age. I think this is just a   be because I have won so many
                                                                         Roig carded a two-day total        play good,” added Roig, who           tip of the iceberg for her. We        things,” Roig said. “I have pro-
                                                                     of 70-72—142 for 2 under par to        has represented her native            haven’t seen the best of her at       gressed a lot. I want to be a
                                                                     defeat defending champion and          Puerto Rico in amateur tourna-        all. There is a lot more to go.”      really top professional player. I
GIRLS’ SECOND TEAM                                                   the nation’s No. 1-ranked junior       ments around the world. “Ev-             Roig maintains a 4.5 grade-        don’t just want to make it there.
Name                  School                            Year         player, Vicky Hurst of Mel-            eryone on the team all gets           point average and takes all           I want to be like a Lorena
Kaylin Yost           American Heritage                 So.          bourne Holy Trinity. American          along and most of us go out and       honors courses at school.             Ochoa, maybe.”
                                                                     Heritage defeated runner-up            play with each other even now            “It is hard because I want to
Paulina Mustafa       American Heritage                 Jr.
                                                                     Bradenton St. Stephen’s for its        that the season is over. We are       succeed at two things,” Roig
Jaime Ritter          Archbishop McCarthy               Jr.
                                                                     second Class 1A state title in         all competitive, but we all get       said. “I want to get good grades
                                                                                                                                                                                        HONORABLE MENTION
Kayla Williams        St. Thomas Aquinas                Jr.          three years. The team was run-         along. We will play these little      and be a good golfer, which is        Archbishop McCarthy: Kristen Sammarco, Sarah
                                                                                                                                                                                        Rountree; Cardinal Gibbons: Sarah Anthony,
Claire Grysco         Cardinal Gibbons                  Sr.          ner-up last year.                      mini tournaments and compete          really odd. You have to sacrifice     Bridget Wilson; Cypress Bay: Lucia Garcia; Deer-
                                                                                                                                                                                        field Beach: Kristen Noud; Douglas: Chrissy
Franki Youse          Coral Springs                     Jr.              “It was wonderful beating          for ice cream.”                       a lot of things to be able to do      Amoriello; North Broward Prep: Begona Sarabia;
                                                                     Vicky because she is such an               American Heritage coach           both.’’                               Pembroke Pines Charter: Brandey Andersen; Pine
                                                                                                                                                                                        Crest: Ashley Malinchak, Kailey Walsh, Pia Or-
                                                                     amazing player,” said Roig, who        Brandt Moser, who won his first          Roig hopes to become a top         machea; Pompano Beach: Rachel Kropf; St.
                                                                     was first-team All-County as a         state title in 21 years of coach-     professional golfer when she          Thomas Aquinas: Sloane Shuart; Stranahan: Leslie
                                                                                                                                                                                        Caines; Western: Lawren Franson; Westminster
                                                                     seventh- and eighth-grader. “I         ing, said the sky is the limit for    gets older. She has been playing      Academy: Aurelie Wiriath

                                                                     T.J. VOGEL
                  KEVIN GARBIZO
                  St. Thomas Aquinas, senior
                  Comment: Four-year starter averaged 36
                  for nine holes and 72 for 18 holes. Won
                                                                     BOYS’ GOLFER OF THE YEAR • AMERICAN HERITAGE JUNIOR
                                                                     BY GARY CURRERI
                                                                     SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT
                  JOSHUA SEALE                                          T.J. Vogel put his golf clubs in
                  Douglas, junior                                    storage for three years while he
                  Comment: Three-year starter averaged 34            tried his hand at basketball.
                  for nine holes and 72 for 18 holes. Won the           “I was a pretty good basket-
                  Morrison Invitational.                             ball player,” said Vogel, 16, of
                                                                     Cooper City, who was a top
                                                                     junior golfer until he gave up
                                                                     the game at 11 to play basket-
                                                                     ball. “I saw what I needed to
                  BRANDON PARK                                       become. I needed to grow a lot
                  Cypress Bay, junior
                                                                     more, and that wasn’t going to
                  Comment: Three-year starter averaged 35            happen.”
                  for nine holes and 74 for 18 holes. Tied for          In his freshman year at
                  second in the district and won regionals.          American Heritage, Vogel re-
                  Helped lead team to state.                         turned to the links and has
                                                                     reached new heights.
                                                                        The talented junior carded an
                  BEN VERTZ                                          even-par 76-68—144 to place
                  Coral Springs Christian, senior                    third in the Class 1A state tour-
                  Comment: Five-year starter averaged 35.1           nament.
                  for nine holes and 71 for 18 holes. Won the           Vogel’s second-round 68 tied
                  district two years in a row and won the            Class 2A winner Julian Suri
                  conference tournament four years in a              (Jacksonville Bartram Trail) for
                  row.                                               the low boys’ score in the tour-
                                                                     nament. The Patriots finished
                                                                     12th as a team.
                  CARL MCCAULEY                                         For his performance this
                  North Broward Prep, senior                         year, Vogel has been named the         two school golf records — low-        to try and attain that.”                 “To win a state tournament,
                  Comment: Six-year starter averaged 38 for          South Florida Sun-Sentinel             est score (66) and most rounds            American Heritage golf            that would be more memorable
                  nine holes. Tied for second in the district        Boys’ Golfer of the Year.              under par (9).                        coach Brandt Moser said one of        for sure.”
                  tournament with a 72 and tied for fourth in           Vogel started playing golf at          He said the break from the         Vogel’s goals is to set all the
                  the regional tournament with a 73.                 age 5 and won more than 50             sport helped him refocus. He          school’s records before he
                                                                     tournaments as a junior, in-
                                                                     cluding the Doral Junior Open
                                                                                                            expects to commit to a top col-
                                                                                                            lege and has narrowed his
                                                                                                                                                  heads off to college. But a state
                                                                                                                                                  title is another.
                                                                                                                                                                                        HONORABLE MENTION
                                                                                                                                                                                        American Heritage: Blake Parker; Archbishop
                                                                     from 1998-2001. “I pretty much         choices to Southern California,           “Golf is his passion and he is    McCarthy: Trey Diulus; Calvary Christian: Tyler
                                                                     got burned out playing golf. I         UCLA, Georgia Tech and Flori-         focused on winning a state            Middlebrooks; Cardinal Gibbons: Shawn Kinney,
                                                                                                                                                                                        Cody McLemore; Chaminade-Madonna: Elvis
BOYS’ SECOND TEAM                                                    played too much I thought. I
                                                                     just didn’t feel like playing any-
                                                                                                            da. It is his dream to play golf in
                                                                                                                                                  championship before he leaves
                                                                                                                                                  high school,” Moser said.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Berado; Cooper City: Travis Miller; Coral Glades:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Curtis Thompson; Coral Springs: Ryan Friedel;
                                                                                                                                                                                        Coral Springs Charter: Kevin Brand; Coral Springs
Name                  School                           Year          more.”                                    “The [break] helped me fig-            Vogel agreed.                     Christian: Chris Bozas; Cypress Bay: Shane White;
                                                                                                                                                                                        Deerfield Beach: Kyle McCullough; Douglas: Kevin
Will Handley          Pine Crest                       Jr.              But after turning to basket-        ure out what I was better at and          “To me, it would be really        Cottingham; Everglades: Kyle Roebuck; Flanagan:
                                                                                                                                                                                        Marcus Schnellenberger; Monarch: Daniel Rivas;
Aldo Amianto          American Heritage                So.           ball for a while, he realized golf     that I had a future in golf,” he      important to have all of the          North Broward Prep: Joey Marino; Pine Crest:
Ryan Rogerson         Cardinal Gibbons                 Jr.           was his first priority.                said. “I saw that I could easily      records,” Vogel said. “There has      Andrew Zinman, Robert Chaskes; St. Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                        Aquinas: Robert Schmidt; Sagemont: Josh Willner;
                                                                        Vogel improved his scoring          get a scholarship to a big-time       been so many great players that       Sheridan Hills: Juan Calle; South Plantation: Kyle
Mike Beddow           Cypress Bay                      Jr.                                                                                                                              Koleos; Taravella: Travis Fischer; University
                                                                     average this year from 73 to 71        school and that really set me         have played here it would really      School: Patrick McCormick, Bradley Jacobs;
Tony Vento            St. Thomas Aquinas               Sr.
                                                                     for 18 holes and owns all but          off. It made me practice harder       mean a lot. ...                       Westminster Academy: John Oaks
Carl McCulley         North Broward Prep               Sr.


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SB • Thursday, December 27, 2007 • SUN-SENTINEL.COM • SOUTH FLORIDA • 3                                                         TEAMS BASED ON COUNTY HONOR ROLL AND STATE MEET RESULTS
                                                                                                                                                                                           CROSS COUNTRY                                                   3

                LINDSEY HONYAK
                Cypress Bay, senior
                Best time: 19:48
                Comment: The three-year starter was third at
                districts, fifth at county meet and 25th at state
                4A meet in a season-best time.

                MACY HUSKEY
                Cardinal Gibbons, freshman
                Best time: 19:57
                Comment: In her running debut, she broke
                the freshman school record, was a top-five
                finisher at the county and district meets and
                36th at state 2A meet.

                LINDSAY LUCAS
                Taravella, senior
                Best time: 18:43
                Comment: Was sixth at the state 4A meet
                and was second-fastest finisher from Broward
                County in season best and top-three finisher
                in every major meet this year to close out one
                of the most successful high school careers.
                MARIANA LUCENA
                Cypress Bay, junior
                Best time: 19:07
                Comment: The second-year starter was
                county and district runner-up, third at regions
                and 11th at the state 4A meet in season best.

                LAUREN ROSS
                St. Thomas Aquinas, sophomore
                Best time: 19:50
                Comment: The second-year starter won her
                second district title, was sixth at regions in a
                season best and 22nd at the state 3A meet.

                NICOLE SUAREZ
                St. Thomas Aquinas, junior
                                                                    EMILIE AMARO
                                                                      GIRLS’ RUNNER OF THE YEAR • CYPRESS BAY SENIOR
                                                                      BY SHARON ROBB                                   and district titles and was re-                 has a full life and is always                   own races.
                Best time: 19:00                                      S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                                       gion runner-up.                                 looking out for her friends and                    “I definitely have taken
                Comment: The county’s top state 3A finisher              Emilie Amaro has left some                       Her season-best was 17                       teammates.                                      some huge steps in many di-
                with a 16th place, she took a pair of thirds at       pretty big shoes to fill.                        minutes and 12 seconds for 3.1                     She is selfless and is a team                rections and that’s always
                BCAA and region meets. Ran season best at                The Cypress Bay senior had                    miles, which she ran at the                     player. She is destined to suc-                 encouraging,” Amaro said.
                Southern Stars Race of Champions.                     one of the most successful high                  FHSAA 4A State Finals in                        ceed in whatever she decides                    “It’s exciting everything I have
                                                                      school cross country running                     Dade City, where she was sec-                   to pursue.                                      in life right now. I just want to
                                                                      careers of any girl in Broward                   ond to Ashley Brasovan of                          “She did great things for our                keep working hard and setting
GIRLS’ COACH OF THE YEAR                                              County history. She earned                       Wellington (17:04) and led her                  program, and she will be                        goals.”
                                                                      national recognition for her                     team to a fourth-place finish.                  missed. Those are going to be                      Since her freshman year
                GLENN LEE                                             team and school and seldom                          “It’s a great way to go out,”                some pretty big shoes to fill.                  when she made the transition
                Cardinal Gibbons                                      basked in the spotlight.                         Amaro said.                                     Runners like Emilie Amaro                       from a small, private school to
                Comment: The dean of coaches in Broward                  Her humility spoke volumes,                      For an unprecedented fourth                  don’t come along too often.”                    Cypress Bay, the 5-foot-6,
                County has built one of the state’s most-             which is why she was not only                    year in a row, the high school                     Ranked second in the state,                  112-pound athlete has been an
                respected programs. The girls finished with a         one of the most well-respected                   All-American is the South                       Amaro made history this year                    All-County first-teamer in
                school-record 22-2 dual meet season that              runners in the nation but also                   Florida Sun-Sentinel Runner                     at the Broward County Athletic                  cross country for four years
                included a 22nd district crown and record             well-liked.                                      of the Year.                                    Association Cross Country                       and national qualifier twice.
                11th county title. The Chiefs, who defeated              For most of her high school                      “She has left a great legacy                 Championships by becoming                       Amaro maintains over a 4.0
                every Broward 1A and 2A team they raced,              races it was always Amaro way                    at our school not only as a                     the first four-time girls’ cham-                grade-point average and has
                returned to the state meet for the first time         out in front followed by the rest                runner but as a student and                     pion.                                           orally committed to Stanford.
                since 2004 and placed sixth.                          of the field.                                    person,” Cypress Bay coach                         In typical Amaro fashion,
                                                                         She finished state runner-up                  Joe Monks said.                                 she was more thrilled about
                                                                      for the fourth consecutive year.                    “Emilie is not just about                    her team doing well this year,                  Sharon Robb can be reached
BOYS’ FIRST TEAM                                                      Before that she swept BCAA                       running,” Monks said. “She                      particularly at states, than her                at
                CHRIS BAKER
                Pine Crest, junior

                                                                     SEBASTIAN CASTILLO
                Best time: 16:16
                Comment: The three-year starter was District
                2A champion, finished fourth at region with a
                season-best time and was 23rd at the state

                KEVIN BONILLA                                         BOYS’ RUNNER OF THE YEAR • FLANAGAN SENIOR
                Cypress Bay, junior
                Best time: 16:34
                                                                      BY SHARON ROBB                                                                                                                                      “I wanted someone to push
                                                                      S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       me this year like I had last
                Comment: The three-year starter was a top 5               Nine seconds separated                                                                                                                       year,” Castillo said. “I should
                finisher at district and region meets and 30th        Sebastian Castillo from a title                                                                                                                  have pushed myself harder
                at the state 4A meet in a season-best time.           at the FHSAA State 4A finals.                                                                                                                    during the regular season.”
                                                                          In an emotionally charged                                                                                                                       While he didn’t give up
                                                                      race, the Flanagan senior said                                                                                                                   playing soccer, Castillo de-
                ERIC DANSKY                                           he gave everything he had to                                                                                                                     cided to focus on his running
                Cypress Bay, senior                                   catch eventual winner Brian                                                                                                                      this year in hopes of earning a
                Best time: 16:14                                      Atkinson of Melbourne and                                                                                                                        college scholarship. “I would
                Comment: The three-year starter was third at          Daniel Manco of Ferguson.                                                                                                                        like to go to college for soccer
                the BCAA and region meets, sixth at districts,            Castillo caught Manco to                                                                                                                     but if I can get good enough I
                45th in the state 4A meet and runner-up at            finish second in a season-best                                                                                                                   want to go for track,” Castillo
                the Southern Stars Invitational.                      15 minutes and 52 seconds for                                                                                                                    said.
                                                                      3.1 miles in his final state meet.                                                                                                                  Born in Peru, Castillo has
                                                                      He said he will have a difficult                                                                                                                 played soccer since he could
                STEFON NAPIER                                         time forgetting the race he                                                                                                                      walk. He never realized what a
                Upperroom Christian, sophomore
                                                                      thought he “had a chance to                                                                                                                      good runner he was until he
                Best time: 16:42                                      win.”                                                                                                                                            made the varsity track team as
                Comment: The two-year starter won district                The runner-up finish capped                     “I really left it all out there on           I was happy I came back to get                  a freshman and went out for
                and region titles for the second year in a row        a near-perfect season for Cas-                   the state meet course,” Castillo                second.”                                        cross country his sophomore
                and ran his season best at the St. John Neu-          tillo. He was virtually unchal-                  said. “I definitely would have                     Castillo fell short of dupli-                year.
                mann Invitational.                                    lenged throughout the season.                    liked to win it, but when they                  cating his career best of 15:27                    Castillo is now playing soc-
                                                                      He swept county, BCAA, dis-                      passed me and got so far ahead                  he ran last season but admitted                 cer and looking forward to the
                BRAD ROBESON                                          trict and region titles. In three                I wasn’t expecting to get sec-                  he was lucky to be able to run                  track season. He is still after
                Douglas, sophomore                                    state meets, he finished 44th,                   ond, but I caught him at the                    this year after being injured in                that state title, he said. “It’s not
                Best time: 16:25                                      fifth and second.                                end.                                            a single-car accident. He                       bad to finish second but I did
                                                                          For the second year in a row,                   “I knew that was the hardest                 missed about two weeks of the                   think I had a chance to win it ...
                Comment: The two-year starter ran a season            Castillo, 17, is the South Flori-                race I ran because I threw up                   season but bounced back to be                   I came so close,” Castillo said.
                best and finished 18th in his state 4A meet           da Sun-Sentinel Boys’ Runner                     afterward. My race was for                      the county’s most dominant                      “I want to do it in track now. I
                debut a week after placing fourth at the re-          of the Year.                                     second. I was a little upset, but               runner.                                         want to leave with a state title.”
                gion meet in 16:36.

                RYAN TOLEDO
                South Plantation, junior
                Best time: 16:43
                Comment: The county’s most improved
                                                                    BOYS’ SECOND TEAM                                                                                 GIRLS’ SECOND TEAM
                runner was second at the county and district         Name                     School                             Year              Best time           Name                    School                            Year              Best time
                meets, fourth at region and ran a season best        Barry Andrade            St. Thomas Aquinas                 Junior            17:11               Salome Abad             Archbishop McCarthy               Sophomore         20:29
                at the state 4A meet.                                Ryan Davis               Pembroke Pines Charter             Junior            16:55               Jessica Butler          St. Thomas Aquinas                Senior            20:35
                                                                     Stephen Mitchell         Flanagan                           Senior            17:09               Laurin Conlin           Archbishop McCarthy               Sophomore         20:17
                                                                     Michael Pardillo         South Plantation                   Senior            17:23               Ashley Lesnik           Cypress Bay                       Freshman          19:57
BOYS’ COACH OF THE YEAR                                              Sean Pulver              Cardinal Gibbons                   Junior            16:54               Lyndsay Nichols         Cooper City                       Senior            20:35
                                                                     Brock Snider             Cooper City                        Sophomore         17:00               Candice Patrick         Coral Springs                     Sophomore         20:27
                ANDRE HENRY
                South Plantation                                     Daniel Urrutia           St. Thomas Aquinas                 Junior            17:07               Layna Roycraft          Westminster Academy               Senior            20:28
                Comment: With mostly freshmen and sopho-
                mores, the Paladins (23-2) were the surprise
                team of the county under the guidance of the
                                                                    BOYS’ HONORABLE MENTION                                                                           GIRLS’ HONORABLE MENTION
                                                                    Archbishop McCarthy: Garett Faulkender; Boyd Anderson: Alonzo Bailey; Cardinal Gibbons:           Archbishop McCarthy: Jessica Curran, Michelle Diez, Natasha Llorens, Michelle Villanueva;
                15-year coaching veteran. The team was              Alexander Alghussain, David Bonner, Joseph Esposito, Trenton Fehl, Ryan McCann, Jeb Thomas;       Boyd Anderson: Rachael James; Cardinal Gibbons: Nicole Dudziak, Lauren Holsinger, Jenna
                fourth at the BCAA meet, fifth at regionals and     Coral Glades: Stephan Morrison-Ketter; Coral Springs Christian: Martin Bentz, Adam Kuebler,       Ludwick, Courtney Perry, Ariel Urban, Madison Willis; Coral Springs: Sarah Benckenstein, Erika
                qualified for a fifth Class 4A state appearance,    Kent Lindbergh, Daniel Perez, Nicholas Squillace, Noah Thompson; Cypress Bay: Robert Bow-         Charlassier, Gabriele D’Angelo, Emily Moseley, Jenevah Porter, Samantha Shreffler; Coral
                                                                    man, Antonio Cerruto, Michael Honyak, Mike Neel, Sanders Payne; Douglas: Kyle Campbell,           Springs Christian: Abby Slupecki; Cypress Bay: Monique Germain, Lindsey MacConnie,
                where the Paladins finished 20th, the third-        Andrew Gordon, James Henry, Terry Schueler, Aaron Zeilberger, Christopher Zilka; Flanagan:        Vanessa Yepez; Douglas: Eunji Choi, Daniella Cordero, Sara England, Karissa Raaf, Jamie Solo-
                best performance by a Broward County team.          Camilo Acosta, Tristen Allen, Andres Barrientos, Curtis Green, Moises Seraphin; Miramar: Bashir   mon, Kristen Tyrie, Flavia Vaduva; Miramar: Staceyann Kennedy; Pine Crest: Lindsay Bernhardt,
                                                                    Ahmed; St. Thomas Aquinas: Nicholas Wengrenovich, Stephan Chung, Amit Paul, Matthew               Taylor Chaintreuil, Katherine Champion, Kerishma Habbu, Christina Reynolds, Anna Stockamore,
                                                                    Malo, Jack Lynch; South Plantation: Eric Bender, Jesse Braha, Michael Braha, Emil Gregor, Scott   Samantha Taylor; Sagemont: Stephanie Hersh, Jessica Jahoda, Kristina Jahoda, Dulce McCarthy,
                                                                    Wargula; Taravella: Matthew Buchko, Brett Enlow, Chris Gonzalez, Tristan Gray, Barry Kibwika,     Sara Shourds, Martha Thomas; St. Thomas Aquinas: Sarah Amos, Kaitlyn Bartfay, Cayla
                                                                    Angel Sylvester, Eric Weiner; Upperroom Christian: Marc Kenner-Cheribin, James Dorcius,           Crooms, Natalie Sesto; South Florida HEAT: Kristen Botner; University School: Sydney
                                                                    Bryce Hill, Emmanuel Jent, Jermaine Richards; Westminster Academy: Dylan Burns, Thomas            Schneider; Westminster Academy: Circe Burnett, Emily Carlson, Brittany Carey, Kayla Cochran,
                                                                    Carrie, Teddy Hess, Joshua Longerbeam, Michael Luzinski, Remmy Rickel, Christian Wackes           Kara Gahagen, Melissa Keightley
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     4      BOYS’ SWIMMING
            TEAMS BASED ON STATE MEET RESULTS AND COUNTY HONOR ROLL                                                                      4 • SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL • SUN-SENTINEL.COM • Thursday, December 27, 2007 • SB

                   Taravella, senior
                   Event: 1-meter spring-
                   board diving
                   Best total: 521.35
                   Comment: Finished state
                   3A runner-up with 511.25
                   and had county’s highest
                   point total
                   Douglas, senior
                   Event: 100-yard freestyle
                   Best time: 45.98
                   Comment: Placed third in
                   the state 3A meet with an
                   All-American time and
                   swam on two winning
                   American Heritage, senior
                   Event: 1-meter spring-
                   board diving
                   Best total: 581.95
                   Comment: Captured his
                   first state 1A crown with
                   452.80 points in only his
                   second year of diving
                   Cypress Bay, junior
                   Event: 100-yard back-
                   Best time: 51.62
                   Comment: Placed third in
                   the state 3A meet with an
                   All-American time
                   Douglas, junior
                   Event: 200-yard individu-
                   al medley
                   Best time: 1:54.98

                                                        JEFF RAYMOND
                   Comment: Won district
                   and region titles in both
                   events and placed fourth
                   in the IM and 100 breast-
                   stroke at the state 3A
                   NICHOLAS                             SWIMMER OF THE YEAR • WESTERN SENIOR
                   Douglas, senior                      BY SHARON ROBB
                                                        S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                                   The University of Florida-bound
                                                                                                                swimmer won the 200- and
                                                                                                                                                                       national qualifying time in the
                                                                                                                                                                       1,500-meter freestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 “I needed some time
                   Event: 50-yard freestyle
                   Best time: 20.94
                                                           The time away helped Jeff Ray-
                                                        mond realize how much he missed
                                                                                                                500-yard freestyle events. Ray-
                                                                                                                mond won the 500 title by more
                                                                                                                                                                           Raymond said he always knew
                                                                                                                                                                       he was destined to be a swimmer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 off to refresh my
                   Comment: Was state 3A
                   runner-up in All-American
                                                           The Western senior decided to sit
                                                                                                                than seven seconds in 4:36.50. He
                                                                                                                won the 200 in 1:40.31.
                                                                                                                                                                       “because I stunk at every other
                                                                                                                                                                       sport.” He broke his left arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 batteries and it
                   time and won two relays
                   for the state champion
                                                        out his junior year of high school
                                                        swimming. He watched the 2006
                                                                                                                   “I had wanted to swim faster, but
                                                                                                                you can’t complain with winning
                                                                                                                                                                       playing football in sixth grade. He
                                                                                                                                                                       was out of his cast less than a week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 helped a lot. I really
                   Eagles                               FHSAA State 3A Swimming and                             two events,” Raymond said.                             when he broke the other arm               missed it.”
                   ROB                                  Diving Championships from the                              His season bests are 1:38.43 and                    playing soccer.
                                                        stands at the Fort Lauderdale                           4:27.60, which earned him a No. 1                          The biggest turning point in his      Jeff Raymond
                   PUTRINO                              Aquatic Complex.                                        ranking in the county honor roll.                      career was the time he spent out of       Western senior
                   Coral Glades, senior                    The six-month break seemed to                        The versatile swimmer was also                         the pool.
                   Event: 100-yard breast-              rekindle his competitive fires.                         ranked first in the 100 freestyle                          “I needed some time off to re-
                   stroke                                  “I needed that break to help me                      (45.78), third in the 50 freestyle                     fresh my batteries and it helped a        and mile.
                   Best time: 59.31                     realize how much I missed swim-                         (21.19) and fifth in the 100 butterfly                 lot,” Raymond said. “I really missed         “I am glad I came back to the
                   Comment: Had the                     ming and what my life was like                          (51.88). He was also a member of                       it and I wanted to give it another        sport,” Raymond said. “I am ex-
                   county’s fastest time and            without it,” Raymond said. “It                          Western’s ranked 200- and                              shot. I’m glad I did.”                    tremely happy seeing where I am
                   placed seventh in the                helped me turn things around and                        400-yard freestyle relays.                                 Raymond, who trains with the          now after just a short amount of
                   state 3A meet in 59.95               convince me I could do something                           Raymond showed promise at an                        Pine Crest School club team, will         time from being back. I am ex-
                                                        with swimming.”                                         early age. He holds several Florida                    represent the United States at a          tremely happy. I know I made the
                   SEAN                                    Raymond was the county’s only                        Gold Coast age-group records and                       national junior team trip in Mel-         right decision.”
                   SPIRE                                double winner at this year’s state                      was named Male Performer of the                        bourne, Australia, Friday through
                   Cypress Bay, senior                  meet in Orlando, which earned him                       Meet at the Speedo Junior Na-                          Jan. 9.
                   Event: 100-yard butterfly            South Florida Sun-Sentinel Boys’                        tionals at Stanford in the summer                          He has Olympic qualifying times       Sharon Robb can be reached at
                   Best time: 50.69                     Swimmer of the Year honors.                             of 2004 after swimming a senior                        in the 200- and 400-meter freestyles
                   Comment: Won district
                   and region titles three
                   consecutive seasons and
                   placed runner-up at the
                   state 3A meet in All-            COACH OF THE YEAR                                                                                                FIRST-TEAM RELAYS
                   American time
                                                                               JOE MURPHY                                                                            200-yard medley relay: Douglas, 1:35.05 — Kevin Bandy, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Kyle
                                                                               McArthur                                                                              Bandy, Rory Grigull
                                                                               Comment: After seven consecutive losing seasons, the former St.                       200-yard freestyle relay: Douglas, 1:25.71 — Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Nicholas
SECOND TEAM                                                                    Thomas Aquinas wrestler and self-taught swim coach turned the                         Schwab, Nicholas Popov, Kyle Bandy
200-yard individual medley: Dawid Goszc-                                       program around for the Mustangs’ first winning season with only                       400-yard freestyle relay: Douglas, 3:09.84 — Rory Grigull, Nicholas Schwab, Nicho-
zycki, Pine Crest, 1:56.20                                                     one club swimmer.                                                                     las Popov, Kevin Bandy
200-yard freestyle: Kevin Bandy, Douglas,
50-yard freestyle: Donald Sutton III, Cardinal
Gibbons, 21.10
100-yard butterfly: Davin Harding, Coral
                                                    HONORABLE MENTION                                                                                                SECOND-TEAM RELAYS
                                                    American Heritage: Jafaar Bouland, Michael Lewark, Les Moore, Jose Serra, Daniel Spas; Cardinal Gibbons:         200-yard medley relay: Pine Crest, 1:38.54 — Dawid Goszczycki, Nick Manousos,
Springs Charter, 51.39                              P.J. Biondolillo, Michael Marino, John Toomey, Domenic Zenga; Chaminade-Madonna: Erick Delgado; Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                     Robert Dowd, Jose Arrillaga Tamez
100-yard freestyle: Donald Sutton III, Cardi-       City: Jesse Rey; Coral Glades: Ricard Hidalgo; Coral Springs: Alejandro Fernandez; Coral Springs Charter:
nal Gibbons, 46.39                                  Brandon Hicks, Antonio Pardo, Tiago Schulz; Cypress Bay: Steven Cortez, Kyle Magley, Jaime Sanchez, Kory         200-yard freestyle relay: Cypress Bay, 1:28.62 — Sean Spire, Leonardo Nunez, Gil
                                                    Sgrignoli, Gil Villar; Deerfield Beach: Spence Paez; Dillard: Chris Norman; Douglas: Justin Grigull, Nicholas    Villar, Mario Santana
500-yard freestyle: Tyler Sell, Cypress Bay,        Schwab; Everglades: Max Franco; Flanagan: Travis Lockie; Fort Lauderdale: Hibai Iriondo, Jordan Nein,
4:33.22                                             Bryan Santek, Joel Widmer; North Broward Prep: James Lilly, Nick Lilly; Nova: John Allison, Anthony Fermin;      400-yard freestyle relay: Cardinal Gibbons, 3:12.99 — Hunter Cwalinski, John Jessell,
                                                    Pine Crest: Teo D’Alessandro, Stephano Miranda, Sam Polatsek, Thomas Veale; Piper: Said Mosquera;                Michael Zislin, Donald Sutton III
100-yard backstroke: Kevin Bandy, Douglas           Pompano Beach: Joseph Carrier, Sean Saley, Dakota Sands, Thomas Shahan, Benjamin Teuchert, John Walsh;
52.63                                               St. Thomas Aquinas: Brett Ebersole, Eric Frey, Evan Gutierrez, Roger Powell, Michael Tucci; South Broward:
                                                    Leo Rodriguez; University School: Taylor Robinson, David Sager; Western: Vincent Alford, Vitor Rodrigues,
100-yard breaststroke: Nick Manousos, Pine          Mathew Rodrigues; Westminster Academy: Tyler Beard, Joe D’Onofrio, Patrick Fitzgerald, Bradley Hall
Crest, 59.99
1-meter springboard diving: Noah Garcia,
Pompano Beach, 455.95

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                                                                                                                                                                                    GIRLS’ SWIMMING
                                                                                                                                            TEAMS BASED ON STATE MEET RESULTS AND COUNTY HONOR ROLL

                          Pine Crest, senior
                          Events: 50-yard
                          freestyle, 100-yard
                          Best times: 23.57,
                          Comment: The
                          team captain won
                          1A state title in
                          sprint freestyle in
                          All-American time
                          and was runner-up
                          in the backstroke.
                          American Heritage,
                          Event: 100-yard
                          Best time: 1:03.87
                          Comment: The
                          two-time district
                          champion captured
                          her first 1A state
                          title in a season-
                          best All-American
                          Pine Crest,
                          Event: 500-yard
                          Best time: 4:52.51
                          Comment: The
                          versatile swimmer
                          was 1A state run-
                          ner-up in season-
                          best All-American
                          Academy, freshman
                          Event: 1-meter
                          springboard diving
                          Best total: 409.70
                          Comment: Won

                                                               STEPHANIE EISENRING
                          her first 1A state
                          diving crown. Also
                          won district and
                          placed third at
                          Douglas, junior
                                                               SWIMMER OF THE YEAR • PINE CREST JUNIOR
                          Event: 200-yard
                          individual medley,
                                                               BY SHARON ROBB
                                                               S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                               the champion and runner-up relay
                                                                                                                                                               Eisenring was ranked among the
                                                                                                                                                            county’s best in four events in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         “It’s all beginning to
                          100-yard butterfly
                          Best times: 2:05.35,
                                                                  Stephanie Eisenring had a little
                                                               added motivation this season.
                                                                                                                  She scored 77 of 319 points for
                                                                                                               state runner-up Pine Crest.
                                                                                                                                                            honor roll throughout the season.
                                                                                                                                                               She was top-ranked in the 100 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         fall into place. The
                          55.08                                   Not only was she swimming for a
                                                               new high school, but the 2008 Olym-
                                                                                                                  Eisenring, 17, won the 100- and
                                                                                                               200-yard freestyle titles in career-
                                                                                                                                                            200 freestyles, second in the 50 free-
                                                                                                                                                            style and third in the 500 freestyle.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         state meet was a
                          Comment: The
                          Canadian Olympic                     pic hopeful for Switzerland was
                                                               kicking her training up a notch for
                                                                                                               bests 50.61 and 1:47.81, respectively.
                                                                                                               Both were automatic All-America
                                                                                                                                                               Eisenring said a prerace talk with
                                                                                                                                                            her coach Jay Fitzgerald played a big
                                                                                                                                                                                                         definite motivational
                          hopeful won dis-
                          trict, region and                    Olympic qualifying meets in Europe.             times.                                       role in her mental attitude going into       booster.”
                          state titles in the                     The former state champion at                    She also was a member of the              the 100 and 200 freestyles.
                                                               Pompano Beach transferred to Pine               200-yard freestyle relay team that              “He told me I should review all the       Stephanie Eisenring
                          butterfly and
                          posted All-Ameri-                    Crest, where she was already train-             broke a state record, bettering Jack-        hard work that I had done and all the
                          can times in both                    ing as a club swimmer. It enabled her           sonville Bolles’ 2006 record by .16          hard practices and everything I went
                          events.                              to focus on heavy training and better           seconds in 1:34.37. She also swam a          through to get to that point and that’s         “I realized if I really want to go to
                                                               competition.                                    leg on the runner-up 400-yard free-          what I did,” Eisenring said. “I went         Beijing, China [site of the 2008 Sum-
                          DANIELA                                 The move paid off.                           style relay.                                 into the race with a confident atti-         mer Olympics] that I really have to
                          VICTORIA                                Eisenring was the most dominant                 “I was like, wow, I actually did it,”     tude.                                        keep training hard and swimming
                          St. Thomas                           and versatile swimmer in Broward                Eisenring said. “I was extremely                “It’s all beginning to fall into          fast,” Eisenring said. “I know I have
                          Aquinas, senior                      County and is this year’s South Flor-           pleased at the state meet. I accom-          place. The state meet was a definite         to do certain things to get to where I
                          Event: 100-yard                      ida Sun-Sentinel Girls’ Swimmer of              plished everything I wanted to do by         motivational booster. I know my              want to be.
                          breaststroke                         the Year. Last year she was second-             far.                                         goals are realistic now.”                       “The meet’s not going to wait for
                                                               team All-County.                                   “I told myself if everything goes            Eisenring said she also realized          me.”
                          Best time: 1:02.95                      At the FHSAA State 1A Swim-                  right I was sure I could do it. I            that she had to make a statement
                          Comment: The                         ming and Diving Championships in                wanted to get the gold, but I really         going into the next few months that
                          University of Flori-                 Orlando, Eisenring won two individ-             didn’t think I could win both the 100-       will determine whether she makes             Sharon Robb can be reached at
                          da-bound swimmer                     ual state titles and was a member of            and 200-yard freestyles.”                    her first Olympic team.            
                          defended her 3A
                          state title in her
                          specialty event in a
                          career-best All-
                          American time.
                                                         COACH OF THE YEAR                                                                                 FIRST-TEAM RELAYS
                                                                                  JAY FITZGERALD                                                           200-yard medley relay: Pine Crest, 1:48.52 — Siena DeVenuto, Lindsay Orchard, Jessica
HONORABLE MENTION                                                                 Pine Crest                                                               Kazmin, Rebecca Aiello
                                                                                                                                                           200-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest, 1:34.37 — Stephanie Eisenring, Meghan Quinn,
American Heritage: Chantal Bouthillier, Jessica                                   Comment: The veteran coach guided the girls’ team to a near-per-
Randolph, Ana Rodriguez, Christina Sterman;                                       fect season, finishing undefeated in dual meets. The Panthers, one of    Lara Moseley, Brooke Atkinson
Cardinal Gibbons: Meaghan Bresnahan, Lauren                                       the best teams in school history, won district and region titles and     400-yard freestyle relay: Pine Crest, 3:26.04 — Stephanie Eisenring, Meghan Quinn,
Cuervo, Marisa Folz, Kristen Jugs, Kelly Schwantes,
Alex Sutton; Coconut Creek: Kaitlin Smith-
                                                                                  were state runner-up to Jacksonville Bolles.                             Lara Moseley, Brooke Atkinson
Norman; Cooper City: Tatum Norrell; Coral
Springs: Linea Cutter; Cypress Bay: Lorena
Guercio, Tiffany Oliver, Brittany Phelan; Douglas:
Brittany Bellomo, Kristen Vitro,Valerie Wexler; Ely:
Lia Marega; Everglades: Melissa Fernandez;               SECOND TEAM                                                                                       SECOND-TEAM RELAYS
Flanagan: Flavia Segatto; Fort Lauderdale: Erinn
Wolfe; McArthur: Caylin Drews; Nova: Soyriah
                                                         200-yard individual medley: Rebecca Aiello, Pine Crest, 2:07.89                                   200-yard medley relay: St. Thomas Aquinas, 1:49.34 — Brittany Monaghan, Daniela
Davis, Katherine Lee; Pembroke Pines Charter:            200-yard freestyle: Courtney Randolph, America Heritage, 1:54.47                                  Victoria, Alex Cianci, Taylor McKnight
Courtney Marx; Pine Crest: Alex Catania, Stepha-                                                                                                           200-yard freestyle relay: Cardinal Gibbons, 1:40.95 — Kristen Jugs, Meaghan Bresna-
nie Moeller, Monica Pradel, Dakota Toner; Piper:         50-yard freestyle: Meghan Quinn, Pine Crest, 23.90
Antonella Cifone; St. Thomas Aquinas: Katie              100-yard butterfly: Jessica Kazmin, Pine Crest, 57.98                                             han, Marisa Folz, Alex Sutton
Brennan, Lucie Cardet, Damaris Iriondo, Carlin                                                                                                             400-yard freestyle relay: Douglas, 3:34.07 — Kacie Vitro, Lindsey Stock, Jaimie Holm-
Jones, Marina Nazario, Taylor Prohaska, Bianca           100-yard freestyle: Lara Moseley, Pine Crest, 51.44
Santos, Ahkianne Wanliss; South Plantation:
                                                                                                                                                           quist, Caroline Kuczynski
                                                         500-yard freestyle: Courtney Randolph, American Heritage, 5:00.98
Shelby Landis, Laura Montes; University School:
Ashley Appell, Victoria Kohl, Lisa Rennison, Megan       100-yard backstroke: Ashley Hicks, Coral Springs Charter, 58.08
Sichler; Western: Cherisse Campbell; West-               100-yard breaststroke: Dana Hatic, Coral Springs, 1:06.05
minster Academy: Caroline Israels, Madison
Kahler, Jessica Nederlanden, Ali Offerdahl               1-meter springboard diving: Elizabeth Tatum, St. Thomas Aquinas, 412.65

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         TEAMS BASED ON COACHES’ VOTES                                                                                             6 • SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL • SUN-SENTINEL.COM • Thursday, December 27, 2007 • SB

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE                                                                                                                                                                                      FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
               DAVID NOSHAY                                                                                                                                                                                        TRAVIS COX
               Douglas, QB                                                                                                                                                                                         South Plantation, DB
               Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 195                                                                                                                                                                                   Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 175
               Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                        Year: Senior
               Comment: Four-year start-                                                                                                                                                                           Comment: Had 35 tackles
               er led Eagles to the postsea-                                                                                                                                                                       and seven interceptions,
               son for the first time since                                                                                                                                                                        returned one for a touch-
               2003, passing for 1,809                                                                                                                                                                             down. Has received interest
               yards and 16 TDs. Rushed                                                                                                                                                                            from Ohio State, Iowa State,
               for another 1,239 yards and                                                                                                                                                                         FAU and FIU.
               16 TDs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   RODNEY GILLIS
               JEREMIAH HARDEN                                                                                                                                                                                     St. Thomas Aquinas, DB
               St. Thomas Aquinas, RB                                                                                                                                                                              Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 175
               Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 185                                                                                                                                                                                  Year: Senior
               Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                        Comment: Three-year
               Comment: His 1,316 rush-                                                                                                                                                                            starter had five intercep-
               ing yards and 18 touch-                                                                                                                                                                             tions; returned one for a
               downs led team. Set FHSAA                                                                                                                                                                           touchdown. Also had 48
               finals record for longest                                                                                                                                                                           tackles and three forced
               rushing TD with an 84-yard                                                                                                                                                                          fumbles. Iowa and Iowa
               run against Osceola. Syra-                                                                                                                                                                          State are interested.
               cuse and Rutgers interested.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   JERRAL STEWART
               DESHAUN SANDS                                                                                                                                                                                       Deerfield Beach, DB
               Monarch, RB                                                                                                                                                                                         Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 165
               Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 175                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Senior
               Year: Junior                                                                                                                                                                                        Comment: Had eight inter-
               Comment: Was the Class                                                                                                                                                                              ceptions, including two in a
               6A-5A-4A leading rusher                                                                                                                                                                             playoff win over Douglas.
               with 1,486 yards on 223                                                                                                                                                                             Was one of the Bucks’
               carries. Had 13 touchdowns.                                                                                                                                                                         strongest athletes and saw
               Receiving interest from UM,                                                                                                                                                                         time at quarterback.
               Kansas and UF.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   JASON ARENILLAS
               TRABIS WARD                                                                                                                                                                                         Hollywood Hills, DL
               Dillard, RB                                                                                                                                                                                         Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 295
               Ht./Wt.: 5-9, 200                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Senior
               Year: Junior                                                                                                                                                                                        Comment: Two-year starter
               Comment: Three-year                                                                                                                                                                                 had 72 tackles, six sacks,
               starter rushed for 1,403                                                                                                                                                                            three forced fumbles and a
               yards and 14 touchdowns                                                                                                                                                                             fumble recovery. Also
               on 220 carries. Also had a                                                                                                                                                                          blocked a field-goal at-
               touchdown reception. UM,                                                                                                                                                                            tempt. Tennessee State and
               UF and Rutgers interested.                                                                                                                                                                          Eastern Kentucky interested.
               FRANKIE                                                                                                                                                                                             DARIN DAVIS
               HAMMOND JR.                                                                                                                                                                                         Dillard, DL
               Hallandale, WR                                                                                                                                                                                      Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 198
               Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 165                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Senior
               Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                        Comment: A defensive
               Comment: Helped Hallan-                                                                                                                                                                             leader with 79 tackles and
               dale go from 0-8 to a playoff                                                                                                                                                                       14.5 sacks. Blocked three
               team. Had 47 receptions for                                                                                                                                                                         punts and had an inter-
               900 yards and had seven
               rushes for 78 yards. Orally
               committed to UF.
               St. Thomas Aquinas, WR
                                                     PATRICK JOHNSON
                                                      PLAYER OF THE YEAR • ELY SENIOR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ception. Middle Tennessee,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Central Michigan, UF and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UM interested.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   CALVIN FRANCOIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Hollywood Hills, DL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 285
               Ht./Wt.: 5-8, 170                       BY CHRISTY CABRERA                             challenged to stop him. Few                    receive his jersey for the U.S.                               Year: Senior
               Year: Senior                            CHIRINOS                                       did and coaches voted John-                    Army All-American game.                                       Comment: Had a team-
                                                       S TA F F W R I T E R
               Comment: Returned four                                                                 son the South Florida Sun-                     Southern California coach                                     high nine sacks. Also col-
               punts for touchdowns.                      “Too much Patrick John-                     Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A                        Pete Carroll was on hand                                      lected 74 tackles and forced
               Team’s leading receiver with            son.”                                          Player of the Year.                            when Johnson was honored                                      seven fumbles. Had three
               30 catches for 586 yards and               That was about all Cardinal                    “He can do absolutely                       by the Pompano Beach City                                     fumble recoveries.
               eight TDs. Auburn and                   Gibbons football coach Mike                    everything,” said Morrill,                     Commission.
                                                       Morrill could say after his                    whose team couldn’t contain                       That’s what happens when                                   BAKARI SMITH
               Mississippi State interested.                                                                                                                                                                       Ely, DL
                                                       Chiefs struggled against Ely                   Johnson in Ely’s 22-9 win.                     you are your team’s leading
               AMOS WOOD                               this season.                                   “And that’s the problem, you                   rusher without even being a                                   Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 230
               Hollywood Hills, WR                        In that game, Johnson did                   never know where he is going                   running back. One of the                                      Year: Senior
               Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 170                       more than play cornerback.                     to be. You had to recognize                    team’s leading passers with-                                  Comment: Three-year
               Year: Senior                               He ran the ball. Played                     where he was and then you                      out really being a quarter-                                   starter had 71 tackles, in-
                                                       quarterback. Punted the ball.                  had to stop him. He was at a                   back. When you pull down                                      cluding seven for losses and
               Comment: Three-year
                                                          And few people, if any,                     different level than your typi-                five interceptions despite the                                15 sacks. Had two fumble
               starter who finished with 47
                                                       were surprised.                                cal high school player.”                       fact teams go out of their way                                recoveries. Morgan State
               catches for 954 yards. Had a
                                                          Entering the season, John-                     That different level has                    to throw away from you.                                       and Air Force interested.
               punt return and kickoff
                                                       son told his coach he was                      made Johnson one of the most                      Johnson understands
               return for touchdowns; had                                                                                                                                                                          ANDREW SMITH
                                                       willing to do whatever he was                  sought-after recruits in the                   wherever he plays college
               eight touchdowns.                                                                                                                                                                                   Monarch, DL
                                                       asked to help Ely make a state                 country. He orally committed                   football next year, the expec-
               RASHAD CERES                            championship run. There                        to Miami in April, but coaches                 tations will be high.                                         Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 240
               South Plantation, OL                    would be no title, but early on,               from some of the nation’s                         “Just to be an athlete and be                              Year: Senior
               Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 280                       it was clear the Tigers’ coach-                premier college programs                       able to play like this and do                                 Comment: Four-year var-
                                                       ing staff was going to find                    haven’t been willing to accept                 things, it feels good,” Johnson                               sity starter is a two-time
               Year: Senior
                                                       ways to utilize their most                     that.                                          said. “I just tried to keep a                                 first-team selection. Had 80
               Comment: Two-year starter               valuable playmaker.                               Florida coach Urban Meyer                   steady head, stay humble and
               helped offense gain 2,845                                                                                                                                                                           tackles and 15 sacks to lead
                                                          And teams were going to be                  was there to watch Johnson                     elevate my game.”                                             the Knights’ defense. Orally
               yards this season. Had 60
               pancake blocks and did not                                                                                                                                                                          committed to Miami.
               allow a sack. Tuskegee, FIU                                                                                                                                                                         SHANE GORDON
               and FAU interested.                                                                                                                                                                                 Cypress Bay, LB
               ANDREW DATKO
               St. Thomas Aquinas, OL
                                                   COACH OF THE YEAR                                                          OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                                                         Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 220
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Junior
               Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 285                                              GEORGE SMITH                                                             EUGENE SMITH                                                Comment: Was among the
                                                                              St. Thomas Aquinas                                                       Miramar, QB
               Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                        defensive leaders with 48
                                                                              Comment: Led Raiders (14-1) to                                           Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 190                                           tackles, including eight for
               Comment: Anchored the                                          their first title since 1999 and fourth
               Raider line, allowing St.                                                                                                               Year: Junior                                                loss. Also had three sacks,
                                                                              overall since 1992. He was honored                                       Comment: Passed for 2,222 yards                             three INTs and recovered
               Thomas to gain 4,903 yards                                     by the state as a member of its
               of total offense. Orally com-                                                                                                           and 25 TDs to finish as Broward’s                           two fumbles. FSU and UF
                                                                              All-Century football team coaching                                       passing leader. Rushed for 346 yards                        are interested.
               mitted to Florida State.                                       staff. Career record is 319-65 over 31                                   and five TDs to earn attention from
               ODINO ETIENNE, JR.                                             seasons.                                                                 colleges such as Oregon, Texas Tech,
               Boyd Anderson, OL                                                                                                                       LSU and West Virginia.                                      MOMPREMIER
               Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 275                                                                                                                                                                                   South Plantation, LB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 225
               Year: Senior
               Comment: Had 52 pancake
                                                   SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE                                                        SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE                                                                  Year: Senior
                                                    Pos.    Name                      School                     Year          Pos.    Name                        School                      Yr.
               blocks and added 12 tackles                                                                                                                                                                         Comment: Two-year starter
                                                    QB      Alex Bailey               Hallandale                 Sr.           DB      Michael Carter              Ely                         Jr.                 had 60 tackles, eight sacks
               on defense, including two
               for losses. Four-year starter.       QB      Denard Robinson           Deerfield Beach            Jr.           DB      Romeo Francis               South Broward               Sr.                 and had an interception.
               FSU, USF, UCF, Troy and              RB      Chris Anderson            Boyd Anderson              Sr.           DB      Brentley Harsted            Cypress Bay                 Sr.                 Also forced four fumbles.
               Kansas interested.                   RB      Mike Decaro               Cypress Bay                Sr.           DB      Lorenzo White               Dillard                     Sr.                 Tuskegee, Eastern Kentucky
                                                    RB      Devon Wright              Taravella                  So.           DL      Kashawn Fraser              Monarch                     Sr.                 and FAU interested.
               JORDAN RAE                           WR      Stedman Bailey            Miramar                    Jr.           DL      Miraldo Michel              Piper                       Jr.
               Cypress Bay, OL                                                                                                                                                                                     ALEX PATTEE
                                                    WR      Joshua Philpart           Deerfield Beach            Sr.           DL      Kordale Norris              Fort Lauderdale             Sr.                 Hollywood Hills, LB
               Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 260                    WR      Richard Cherichel         Northeast                  Sr.           DL      Aaron Strumpski             South Broward               Sr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 225
               Year: Senior                         OL      Jarred Darling            Cypress Bay                Sr.           LB      Adedeji Adeoba              Hollywood Hills             Sr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Senior
               Comment: Three-year                  OL      Jon Donnelly              Monarch                    Sr.           LB      Patrick Joseph              South Broward               Sr.
               starter helped pave the way                                                                                                                                                                         Comment: Was the Spar-
                                                    OL      Danny Liddell             South Broward              Sr.           LB      Ryan Lewis                  Ely                         Sr.
               for rushing attack that                                                                                                                                                                             tans’ leading tackler with
                                                    OL      Brandon Linder            St. Thomas Aquinas         So.           LB      Christian Thompson          St. Thomas Aquinas          Sr.                 118 stops, including 80 solo.
               totaled 3,619 yards. Pitts-          K       Mike Palardy              St. Thomas Aquinas         So.           P       Benjamin Turk               St. Thomas Aquinas          Jr.
               burgh, Northwestern and                                                                                                                                                                             Also had six fumble recover-
               FIU interested.                                                                                                                                                                                     ies, six sacks and two forced

               ROBERT YANKS                        HONORABLE MENTION                                                                                                                                               fumbles. Western Kentucky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Kansas State interested.
               Cooper City, K                      Boyd Anderson: Tyrone Brantley, Chris Bynes, Joe Wylie, Kevin Claxton, Ruche Ermat; Coconut Creek: Quintin Robinson, Tirrell Rennie, Steevens
                                                   Simeon, Rafal Walisiewicz; Cooper City: Erin Johnson, Barry Williams, Geoff Turnquist, Clemente Neri, John Keys; Coral Glades: Ryan Lahue, Antonio              CHAD SALADRIGAS
               Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 170                  Rodriguez, Brichard Justin; Coral Springs: Chase McMahon; Cypress Bay: Jason Douglas, Alex Greaner, Les Tripp, Mark Jean-Baptiste, Scott Rassner;
                                                   Deerfield Beach: Leonardo Barbosa, Adrian Witty, Matt Whitfield, Cassius McDowell, Demarcus Fleming; Dillard: Bo Reliford, Sir Reginald Moore,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cypress Bay, P
               Year: Senior
                                                   Desmond Bozeman, Javon King; Douglas: Dalton Baker, Chris Robinson, Evens Calixte, Bobby Pina, John Wallace; Ely: Nick Tandy, Rod Hill, Malcolm                 Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 200
               Comment: Converted 7 of             Ricks, Bryshaun Ratcliff, Brandon Sims; Everglades: Willie Clark, Morel Pierre, Roderic Blunt, Devon Butler; Flanagan: Stephane Milhim, Preston
                                                   Wallace, Dwight Williams, Richard Smith, Reggie Spence; Fort Lauderdale: Keyvan Moseley, James Mounts, David Quintero; Hallandale: Akevis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Year: Senior
               10 field goals, the longest 49
               yards. Was 27 of 28 on extra        Anderson, Jeffrey Johnson, Andy Sainvil, Michael Anderson; Hollywood Hills: James McCandless, Justin Samuel, Daniel Lewis, Robert Hill; McArthur:               Comment: Two-year starter
                                                   Rodney Jones, Traivon Bailey, Steve March, Odane Gordon; Miramar: Marco Archer, Mike Chery, Winston Kennedy, Corey Tate, Andre Bryant; Mon-                     averaged 45.1 yards on 24
               points and averaged 42.5            arch: Jayson Norman, Josh Laspina, Felipe Teixeria, Anthony Cooper; Northeast: Andy Goins, Jimmy Jean, Isaac Geffard, Reginald Matthews, Maurice
               yards per punt. Air Force,          Hall; Nova: Naqwan McLean, Andrew Davis, Joe Wilson, Dondetrick Barnes; Piper: Patrick Charles, Jonathan Aiken, Kenneth Bishop; St. Thomas                      punts. Longest punt 70
               Harvard and Cornell are             Aquinas: Ryan Becker, Duron Carter; South Broward: Marvin Sylvestre, Jordan Sessa; South Plantation: Tyrell Austin, Greg Alexander, Peter                       yards. N.C. State, South
                                                   Cacciatore; Stranahan: Marquis Harvarvd, Andre Gibson, Nesley Marcellon, Jean Bellot; Taravella: Cameron Bulman, Andrew Holmes, Josh St.                        Carolina and UM interested.
               interested.                         Germain, Dan Argudelo, Isaiah McCrary
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                                                                                                                                                            FOOTBALL 3A-2A-2B-1A-1B           TEAMS BASED ON COACHES’ VOTES

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE                                                                                                                                                                                      FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE
                NICK BECKER                                                                                                                                                                                        STEPHEN ATKINSON
                Pine Crest, QB                                                                                                                                                                                     Cardinal Gibbons, DB
                Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 185                                                                                                                                                                                  Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 195
                Year: Sophomore                                                                                                                                                                                    Year: Senior
                Comment: Finished season                                                                                                                                                                           Comment: Three-year
                as the small-school passing                                                                                                                                                                        starter had 85 tackles, in-
                leader with 1,644 yards and                                                                                                                                                                        cluding 35 solo stops and
                17 touchdowns in first year                                                                                                                                                                        four interceptions, one
                as a varsity starter.                                                                                                                                                                              returned for a TD. Orally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   committed to Boston Col-
                MARQUIS ROACH                                                                                                                                                                                      lege.
                Hollywood Christian, QB
                Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 182                                                                                                                                                                                  EVAN LANDI
                Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                       Coral Springs Charter, DB
                Comment: Led Eagles to                                                                                                                                                                             Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 200
                regional finals; finished with                                                                                                                                                                     Year: Senior
                1,300 passing yards and 30                                                                                                                                                                         Comment: Leader whose
                touchdowns. Had six INTs as                                                                                                                                                                        versatility was key. Had 76
                a defensive back. FIU, FAU,                                                                                                                                                                        tackles and four intercep-
                UCF and USF are interested.                                                                                                                                                                        tions and four forced fum-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   bles. Passed for 1,050 yards
                DERRICK FORREST                                                                                                                                                                                    and 13 TDs. Orally commit-
                Calvary Christian, RB                                                                                                                                                                              ted to USF.
                Ht./Wt.: 6-0, 230
                Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                       PEYTON SUTTON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Westminster Academy, DB
                Comment: Provided versa-
                tility, rushing for 660 yards                                                                                                                                                                      Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 180
                with eight TDs and gaining                                                                                                                                                                         Year: Senior
                430 receiving yards. Also                                                                                                                                                                          Comment: In his first year
                had 85 tackles and four                                                                                                                                                                            as a varsity starter, collected
                sacks.                                                                                                                                                                                             two safeties and had three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   interceptions, as well as a
                ALBERT LASLEY                                                                                                                                                                                      blocked punt. Also rushed
                Westminster Academy, RB                                                                                                                                                                            for 700 yards and seven TDs.
                Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 145
                Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                       BRANDON HANDO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   American Heritage, DL
                Comment: Finished with
                147 carries for 1,102 yards                                                                                                                                                                        Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 200
                and 11 touchdowns. Was                                                                                                                                                                             Year: Senior
                also a special teams threat,                                                                                                                                                                       Comment: Was a leader on
                returning three punts and                                                                                                                                                                          the Patriots’ defense with 86
                five kickoffs for scores.                                                                                                                                                                          tackles, 18.5 sacks and an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   interception. Also had two
                KENNY JONES                                                                                                                                                                                        fumble recoveries. Pace,
                Cardinal Gibbons, WR                                                                                                                                                                               Hofstra and Carson-New-
                Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 170                                                                                                                                                                                 man are interested.
                Year: Senior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   JEREMY LONGO
                Comment: Had 32 recep-                                                                                                                                                                             Cardinal Gibbons, DL
                tions for 456 yards and four
                TDs; gained another 300                                                                                                                                                                            Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 230
                yards on special teams.                                                                                                                                                                            Year: Senior
                Michigan State, Coastal                                                                                                                                                                            Comment: Two-time first-
                Carolina and Central Michi-                                                                                                                                                                        team selection had 70 tack-
                gan are interested.                                                                                                                                                                                les, eight sacks and recov-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ered three fumbles. Also
                ZACK PERLMAN                                                                                                                                                                                       recorded a safety. Orally

                                                       MICHAEL BARASCH
                Pine Crest, WR                                                                                                                                                                                     committed to Georgia.
                Ht./Wt.: 6-5, 205
                Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                       DAVID SEAMON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Coral Springs Christian, DL
                Comment: Finished as
                Broward’s single-season                                                                                                                                                                            Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 210
                leader in receptions with 71           PLAYER OF THE YEAR • UNIVERSITY SCHOOL SENIOR                                                                                                               Year: Senior
                catches for 1,003 yards. Also                                                                                                                                                                      Comment: Three-year
                had 11 touchdowns. Plays                BY CHRISTY CABRERA                                 “This season went kind of                    Harriott said. “But the one                                starter had 39 solo tackles
                for Panther basketball team.            CHIRINOS                                        better than anyone expected,”                   thing he brought to our pro-                               and assisted on another 51.
                                                        S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                        he said. “We expected to have                   gram was what we needed the                                Finished with five sacks and
                KENNY WHITTAKER                            Michael Barasch never                        a good season, but we didn’t                    most — experience and char-                                two fumble recoveries.
                Chaminade-Madonna, WR                   intended to make history.                       expect any of this. Everything                  acter. He had that to show our                             Harvard, Union and Car-
                Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 165                         He wanted to show his                        went the right way.”                            younger players. He brought a                              negie Mellon are interested.
                Year: Junior                            ability. Run the ball more                         Barasch arrived at Univer-                   competitive edge and lead-
                                                        often. Prove himself.                           sity School after playing at St.                ership.”                                                   MATT SPROUSE
                Comment: Had 44 catches                                                                                                                                                                            Calvary Christian, DL
                for 960 yards and eight                    This year at University                      Thomas Aquinas for three                           His new teammates weren’t
                touchdowns. Had two                     School, he did all that.                        seasons. With the Raiders, he                   the only ones who noticed.                                 Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 275
                touchdowns on special                      In historic fashion.                         was a part of a talented pro-                   Earlier this month, Barasch                                Year: Senior
                teams and played safety.                   Barasch, a senior running                    gram known for producing                        orally committed to FAU.                                   Comment: Had 41 tackles, a
                Colorado, Rutgers and                   back, set the Broward County                    top-notch talent. His decision                     He sees joining that pro-                               fumble recovery and an
                Wisconsin interested.                   single-season rushing record,                   to transfer to University                       gram as an opportunity to                                  interception. Also had 60
                                                        gaining 2,031 yards to pass                     School was one his friends                      continue what he started at                                pancake blocks and allowed
                R.J. HACKWORTH                          former Ely star Tyrone Moss.                    and former teammates ques-                      University School. Both, he                                only one sack on the OL.
                American Heritage, OL                      He also helped a second-                     tioned.                                         believes, are programs on the
                Ht./Wt.: 6-3, 300                       year program make a name                           But Barasch felt becoming                    rise.                                                      MICHAEL BANGE
                Year: Senior                            for itself. With the help of                    part of a young team would                         “You can see where they’re                              Chaminade-Madonna, LB
                Comment: Four-year start-               Barasch’s powerful running,                     help him develop as a player                    going,” said Barasch, who also                             Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 210
                er who helped anchor an                 the Suns qualified for the                      and showcase his ability. After                 received interest from Syra-                               Year: Junior
                offensive line that was key in          school’s first playoff berth.                   meeting his new teammates,                      cuse, Youngstown State, Flori-                             Comment: Had 93 tackles
                the Patriots’ perfect regular              Barasch finished the season                  he became determined to set                     da and Oregon. “It’s the same                              and eight sacks. Also forced
                season. Two-time first-team             with 2,071 yards and 24 touch-                  an example and help his                         kind of situation I had at Uni-                            two fumbles and recovered
                selection.                              downs, earning him respect                      coach Roger Harriott, a for-                    versity.”                                                  one, returning it for a touch-
                                                        from coaches across Broward                     mer St. Thomas player him-                                                                                 down against Parkway.
                JAMES                                   County who voted him the                        self, establish a new tradition.
                HENDERSHAW                              South Florida Sun-Sentinel                         It was a win-win situation.                  Christy Cabrera Chirinos can                               MARK GARWOOD
                Calvary Christian, OL                   Class 3A-2A-2B-1A-1B Player                        “Mike is an exceptional                      be reached at ccabrera@sun-                                North Broward Prep, LB
                Ht./Wt.: 6-4, 280                       of the Year.                                    athlete, everyone knows that,”                                                       Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 175
                Year: Senior                                                                                                                                                                                       Year: Senior
                Comment: Three-year                                                                                                                                                                                Comment: Led the Eagles
                starter amassed 77 pancake                                                                                                                                                                         with 106 total tackles, in-
                blocks and allowed only one                                                                                                                                                                        cluding 11 for losses. Also
                sack. Interest from Georgia         COACH OF THE YEAR                                                          DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR                                                        had a sack and recovered
                Tech, FAU, Army and Liber-                                                                                                                                                                         three fumbles. Second-year
                                                                               ROD PAYNE                                                                CHRIS ANDERSON                                             starter also had an inter-
                ty, among others.                                              Westminster Academy                                                      Hollywood Christian, DB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ception return for a TD.
                LITTBARSKI                                                     Comment: A year ago, the Lions                                           Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 175
                BLACKWOOD                                                      went 1-9, but in his second year with                                    Year: Senior                                               VINCENT SCHIFINO
                Coral Springs Charter, OL                                      the team, they won their first six                                       Comment: Among small-school                                Chaminade-Madonna, LB
                Ht./Wt.: 6-2, 295                                              games and qualified for a district                                       defensive leaders with 10 inter-                           Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 210
                                                                               tiebreaker, finishing 7-3. Payne                                         ceptions, three of which were re-                          Year: Junior
                Year: Senior                                                   helped the Lions improve their
                Comment: Notched 72                                                                                                                     turned for TDs. Also had 35 tackles.                       Comment: Widener and
                                                                               defense, which allowed eight points                                      Played receiver; had 30 receptions
                pancake blocks. Hasn’t                                                                                                                                                                             Malone College are already
                                                                               or fewer in four games.                                                  for 620 yards.
                allowed a sack in the past                                                                                                                                                                         recruiting this first-year
                two seasons. FSU, UF, Arizo-                                                                                                                                                                       varsity player who had 116
                na State and Pittsburgh             SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE                                                        SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE                                                                 tackles, five fumble recover-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ies and two interceptions.
                have expressed interest.             Pos.   Name                     School                         Year       Pos.     Name                      School                        Year
                JARED WHEELER                        QB     Chad Rynning             Chaminade-Madonna              Sr.         DB      Marlin Laguerre           Zion Lutheran                 So.                DAVID WILLIAMS II
                American Heritage, OL                RB     Jamar Battle             Parkway Academy                Sr.         DB      Eric Martinez             Archbishop McCarthy           Sr                 Cardinal Gibbons, LB
                Ht./Wt.: 6-6, 295                    RB     T.J. Mitchell            Chaminade-Madonna              Sr.         DB      Adam Scott                Pompano Beach                 Sr.                Ht./Wt.: 6-1, 205
                                                     RB     Kenjay Trueblood         Pembroke Pines Charter         Sr.         DL      Tommy Hernandez           Sheridan Hills                Jr.                Year: Senior
                Year: Junior
                                                     WR     Cliff Harris             Hollywood Christian            Sr.         DL      Jack Smith                Pine Crest                    Sr.                Comment: Three-year
                Comment: Helped the
                                                     WR     Victor Keise             North Broward Prep             Jr.         DL      Andrew Sweisberger        Chaminade-Madonna             Sr.                varsity starter had 73 tack-
                Patriot offense gain nearly
                2,500 rushing yards this             TE     Dax Dellenbach           North Broward Prep             Sr.         DL      Andrew Tai-Binger         Pembroke Pines Charter        Sr.                les, two fumble recoveries
                season en route to a berth in        OL     Nima Khavanin            University School              Sr.         LB      Michael Kennedy           Parkway Academy               Sr.                and a touchdown. Orally
                the regional finals and a            OL     Paul Kelly               Archbishop McCarthy            Sr.         LB      Raphael Lago              Sheridan Hills                Sr.                committed to UCF.
                district championship.               OL     Chigozie Nwankwo         Chaminade-Madonna              Sr.         LB      William Martinez          University School             Sr.                JOSH BRISK
                                                     OL     A.J. Ryan                Chaminade-Madonna              Sr.         LB      Eddie Padrino             Westminster Academy           Sr.                American Heritage, P
                BLAIR WALSH
                Cardinal Gibbons, K                  K      Tyler Gates              Westminster Academy            Sr.         P       Nick Tingley              North Broward Prep            Jr.                Ht./Wt.: 5-10, 190
                Ht./Wt.: 5-11, 175                                                                                                                                                                                 Year: Senior
                Year: Senior                        HONORABLE MENTION                                                                                                                                              Comment: Averaged 38.1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   yards per punt and had a
                Comment: A U.S. Army                Archbishop McCarthy: Billy Scott, Sean Corrigan, Jonathan Ramirez, Matt Connard; Calvary Christian: Elliott Bartlett, Nick Osborne, Kyle Riggott,
                All-American after a season         Cardinal Gibbons: Kyle Taddei, Justin Carlisle, Chris Schirippa, Rueben McIntosh; Coral Springs Charter: Thaad Thompson, Eddie Derizynski, Chris               long of 57 yards. Had four
                in which he twice tied the          Charles, Anthony Paulino; Coral Springs Christian: Nay Seldomridge, Felipe Tribin, Skylar Squillace; Highlands Christian: Lance Robinson; Holly-               punts downed inside the 20.
                                                    wood Christian: Sean Spring, David Sica, Austin Savarese, Anthony Marrero; North Broward Prep: Michael Hermes, Angelo Cupo, Johnny Camp-                       Also played on offense,
                Broward record of 59 yards          bell, Nick Passarella; Parkway Academy: Brandon Allen, Jules Spencer; Pembroke Pines Charter: Jonathan Rigaud, Troy Prendergast, Gabriel
                on a field goal. Was 33 of 34       Noboa, David Hitchman; Pine Crest: Dan Weiss, Eric Smith; Pompano Beach: Antwone Higgs, Chase McCullum; Sheridan Hills: Frainy Alfrena;                        gaining 477 yards on 99
                on PATs. Orally committed           South Florida Prep: Chris Stewart, Charles Walker, David Snell, Dwayne Brown; University School: T.J. Mehta, Peter Jean-Francois, Michael Weiss,               carries. Oregon State, Mon-
                to Georgia.                         Josh Mandel; Westlake Prep: Brandon Kean, Norman Claire, Joel Cordero, Alton Bell; Westminster Academy: Brendan Albright, D.J. Kelmanson,                      tana and Iona are interested.
                                                    Aaron Swierenga; Zion Lutheran: Marcus Norton, Mickey Mombranche, Brian Powel, Ibsen Jacques-Louis
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                                                                           TOSIN ELEBUTE
                  EILEEN BIEN-AIME
                  Cypress Bay, senior
                  Position: Middle blocker
                  Statistics: 272 kills, 116 service points, 74
                  blocks, 33 aces
                  Comment: A four-year starter with plenty of
                                                                           6A-5A-4A PLAYER OF THE YEAR • ST. THOMAS AQUINAS SENIOR
                  power, Bien-Aime was a consistent scoring                BY CHRISTY CABRERA
                  threat for the Lightning. Had 16 kills in a re-          CHIRINOS
                  gional semifinal win over Douglas. Headed to             S TA F F W R I T E R
                  Eckerd College.                                              Tosin Elebute wanted more.
                  LINDSAY CHEATHAM                                             She had already established
                  Cardinal Gibbons, senior                                 herself as one of Broward
                                                                           County’s top volleyball play-
                  Position: Middle blocker                                 ers.
                  Statistics: 346 kills, 220 blocks, 74 service                Twice, she’d been named to
                  points, 24 aces                                          the South Florida Sun-Senti-
                  Comment: Was a force at the net, leading the             nel All-County volleyball team.
                  Chiefs in kills and blocks. An All-County honor-         She’d been part of solid playoff
                  able mention as a junior, she had 25 kills and           performances at Douglas.
                  14 blocks in the District 15-4A championship.            College programs had already
                                                                           expressed interest.
                  VENIESSA MCDONALD                                            But the senior, who trans-
                  Hollywood Hills, senior                                  ferred to St. Thomas Aquinas
                  Position: Middle blocker                                 last year, felt her game still
                  Statistics: 327 kills, 249 service points, 172           needed improvement. A move
                  digs, 115 blocks, 75 aces                                from middle blocker to outside
                  Comment: Improved from a junior season in                hitter gave her that opportuni-
                  which she was a second-team All-County                   ty. Elebute’s passing improved.
                  selection to become one of Broward’s top                 Her defense became stronger.
                  hitters.                                                 She became a viable scoring
                                                                           threat wherever she was on the
                  EMILY MORRILL                                            floor.
                  Cardinal Gibbons, senior                                     “It’s pretty difficult making a
                  Position: Setter                                         switch, especially when you go                    the state tournament. Her play                  times. She could even hit from                   lingered, even in the state
                  Statistics: 591 assists, 154 service points, 65          outside. You have to be more                      earned praise from coaches                      the back row.”                                   championship tournament.
                  kills, 53 digs                                           focused on defense,” she said.                    across the county who voted                        But it wasn’t just Elebute’s                     But Elebute never used the
                                                                           “But I still feel like I improved. I              Elebute the South Florida                       play that made a difference.                     injury as an excuse.
                  Comment: Along with Cheatham, helped
                                                                           worked on things. I have a long                   Sun-Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A                     Even on a new team, she                             “She was always happy to
                  provide leadership on a team that lost several
                                                                           way to go, but it was a good                      Volleyball Player of the Year.                  wanted to be a leader. Proof of                  contribute in any way, even in
                  seniors after last year’s state title. Was an
                                                                           growth period.”                                      “This year she was just re-                  that came during St. Thomas’                     the Fort Myers game when she
                  All-County honorable mention pick as a jun-
                                                                               Elebute finished the regular                  ally consistent,” said Cardinal                 playoff run.                                     was hurt,” St. Thomas coach
                                                                           season as one of the county’s                     Gibbons coach Louise Crocco,                       Elebute injured her ankle in                  Lisa Zielinski said. “She never
                  EMILY SIKORSKI                                           strongest hitters.                                whose team faced Elebute and                    a regional playoff win over Fort                 whined or complained or mo-
                  Cypress Bay, senior                                          Her 441 kills, 187 service                    the Raiders this season. “She                   Myers. But when her team                         ped. She was always a true
                  Position: Outside hitter                                 points, 151 digs and 59 aces                      developed and you could see,                    started to struggle, she re-                     competitor. She did a great job
                                                                           helped lead the Raiders back to                   they could go to her at all                     turned to the floor. The pain                    this year.”
                  Statistics: 273 digs, 237 kills, 181 service
                  Comment: Three-year starter who helped

                                                                          ERICA ADAMS
                  lead the Lightning to a regional tournament
                  berth. Was an All-County honorable mention
                  as a junior.
                  STEPHANIE ZIELINSKI
                  St. Thomas Aquinas, junior
                  Position: Setter
                  Statistics: 919 assists, 209 service points, 230
                                                                           3A-2A-1A PLAYER OF THE YEAR • CORAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN SENIOR
                  digs, 81 blocks, 71 aces                                 BY CHRISTY CABRERA                                                                                                                                 for all the girls,” the senior
                  Comment: Emerged as one of the county’s                  CHIRINOS                                                                                                                                           middle blocker said. “We had
                  top passers and has already earned interest              S TA F F W R I T E R
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              some young players, and I
                  from programs such as Boston College and                    The numbers tell the story:                                                                                                                     wanted to encourage them and
                  Florida State. Three-year starter had 39 assists         366 kills, 317 digs, 255 service                                                                                                                   let them know they could step
                  in a regional final win over West Boca.                  points and 91 aces.                                                                                                                                up.”
                                                                              This season, Erica Adams                                                                                                                           Her attitude and play on the
3A-2A-1A FIRST TEAM                                                        was dominant.
                                                                              She finished among
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              court impressed not only her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coach, but others across the
                  ELIZABETH AKINBIYI                                       Broward County small-school                                                                                                                        county who voted Adams the
                  Chaminade-Madonna, senior                                leaders in nearly every statis-                                                                                                                    South Florida Sun-Sentinel
                  Position: Middle blocker                                 tical category.                                                                                                                                    Class 3A-2A-1A Volleyball
                                                                              She was the offensive leader                                                                                                                    Player of the Year.
                  Statistics: 332 kills, 117 digs, 111 service
                                                                           for Coral Springs Christian                                                                                                                           “I think this has been several
                  points, 93 blocks
                                                                           during a memorable season,                                                                                                                         years coming,” said Highlands
                  Comment: A four-year starter, Akinbiyi is the            the player called upon whenev-                                                                                                                     Christian coach Shannon
                  Lions’ all-time leader for kills in a season. Had        er the Crusaders needed a lift.                                                                                                                    Slade, whose team faced Ad-
                  20 kills and 19 digs in the season opener and               But to her coach, what made                                                                                                                     ams four times this year. “You
                  is being recruited by Nova Southeastern and              Adams stand out even more                                                                                                                          could see that everything in her
                  Troy.                                                    than her impressive play was                                                                                                                       game was coming together.
                  TINA ARTHUR                                              the way she wanted all her                                                                                                                         The hitting, the blocking, she
                  Pine Crest, senior                                       teammates to be involved dur-                                                                                                                      was great even in the back row.
                                                                           ing Coral Springs Christian’s                     said. “Erica wanted everyone                    wanted to set an example for                     You always knew what she was
                  Position: Setter
                                                                           run to an unbeaten regular                        to know they contributed. She                   her young team.                                  going to do, but she was still
                  Statistics: 491 assists, 286 digs, 209 service           season.                                           knows one player doesn’t                           She never complained dur-                     difficult to defend. She was a
                  points, 113 kills                                           “Her leadership, her attitude                  make a team.”                                   ing grueling practices, was                      force this year.”
                  Comment: Two-time All-County selection,                  toward the other players. She                        In her three years as a var-                 willing to listen when her
                  Arthur’s versatility was a big part of the Pan-          wanted everyone to get along,                     sity starter, Adams’ play gradu-                coaches tried to correct her
                  thers’ run to the state tournament. Had 19               from the seniors to the sev-                      ally improved. But after her                    form and encouraged her                          Christy Cabrera Chirinos can
                  assists and 13 digs in a state semifinal win over        enth-graders,” Coral Springs                      team lost several seniors to                    teammates.                                       be reached at ccabrera@sun-
                  Jacksonville Episcopal.                                  Christian coach Marci Barboza                     graduation last year, Adams                        “I wanted to set an example         
                  SARAH CARR
                  Coral Springs Christian, senior
                  Position: Setter
                  Statistics: 644 assists, 395 service points, 147
                  digs, 48 kills
                                                                         6A-5A-4A COACH OF THE YEAR                                                                         3A-2A-1A COACH OF THE YEAR
                  Comment: Helped lead the Crusaders to an                                        LISA ZIELINSKI                                                                                     DENISE SILVESTER
                  undefeated regular season and a district title.                                 St. Thomas Aquinas                                                                                 Pine Crest
                  Had 23 service points and 23 assists in a re-                                   Comment: Zielinksi’s 20th season at St. Thomas                                                     Comment: In her fourth year with the Panthers, Silves-
                  gional win over Benjamin.                                                       proved memorable as she recorded career win No. 500                                                ter kept Pine Crest focused despite early struggles and
                                                                                                  and led the Raiders to the state tournament for the                                                led the team to a berth in the state tournament for the
                  ASHLEY CHANG-STORY                                                              sixth time. The Raiders went unbeaten against Broward                                              second time in three years. Pine Crest finished as the
                  Florida Bible, senior                                                           County teams and finished the season 27-5.                                                         Class 3A runner-up with a 22-9 record.
                  Position: Setter
                  Statistics: 530 assists, 234 service points
                  Comment: Solid passing skills helped make
                  her one of the county leaders in assists and
                                                                         6A-5A-4A SECOND TEAM                                                                               3A-2A-1A SECOND TEAM
                  helped Florida Bible advance to the regional            Player                                  School                                  Year               Player                           School                                Year
                  tournament and finish 20-4.                             Lindsey Childs                          South Plantation                        Junior             Holly Cundy                      Pine Crest                            Junior
                                                                          Kathleen Fitzpatrick                    Cardinal Gibbons                        Senior             Kari Glasser                     American Heritage                     Junior
                  ELIZABETH ROSS                                          Brittany Kingsley                       Nova                                    Senior             Ashley Ledbetter                 Zion Lutheran                         Junior
                  Pine Crest, senior
                                                                          Jessie Rubio                            St. Thomas Aquinas                      Senior             Krista Lighter                   North Broward Prep                    Sophomore
                  Position: Middle hitter                                 Jenna Shawver                           Northeast                               Junior             Olivia Mesner                    North Broward Prep                    Freshman
                  Statistics: 190 kills, 140 service points, 81           Morgan Thomas                           St. Thomas Aquinas                      Senior             Nicole Russell                   Pine Crest                            Junior
                  digs, 60 blocks
                                                                          Lacey Timmons                           Nova                                    Senior             Darian Weppner                   Calvary Christian                     Junior
                  Comment: Four-year starter. Was the Class
                  3A-2A-1A Player of the Year as a junior.
                  SHELBY SPICER
                                                                         6A-5A-4A HONORABLE MENTION                                                                         3A-2A-1A HONORABLE MENTION
                                                                         Archbishop McCarthy: Nicole McInnis, Gillian Arbas, Christine Perez; Cardinal Gibbons: Keri        American Heritage: Stephanie Page, Sarah Swanson, Kaley Howard, Alex Desjardins-Martel;
                  Pine Crest, junior                                     Fox, Gracie Svatek, Crystal Dedes; Cooper City: Meghan Lockwood; Coral Glades: Sammy Jo            Calvary Christian: Darian Weppner, Kaylee Groenveld, Kim Kelly, Lynsee Byrd; Chaminade-
                  Position: Outside hitter                               Evansen, Taryn Bagdasarian, Jennifer Gross, Samantha Levinson; Coral Springs: Nichole Cooke,       Madonna: Shelby Heffernan, Francesca Tomassini, Maria Zhukova, Allison Wade; Coral Springs
                                                                         Stephanie Van Nortwick, Holly Lindner, Carol Ponce; Cypress Bay: Paige Harrington, Anya Viau,      Charter: Callie Mitcham, Bre Mitcham, Shawna Rodriguez; Coral Springs Christian: Sarah
                  Statistics: 337 digs, 201 kills, 176 service           Maria Baquerizo, Michelle Batista; Douglas: Sam Hughes, Lauren Spear, Kendall Putnam; Holly-       Emmets, Brittany Sauls, Mindy Manson; Florida Bible: Jamala Swindle, Jaclyn Morris, Valerie Van
                  points, 49 aces                                        wood Hills: Dana Oliver, Kelly Shoaff; McArthur: Natasha Rosales, Janellyn Masunu, Katie           Doren, Carolynn Armstrong; Fort Lauderdale Christian: Melissa Lee, Amanda Lee, Sydney
                  Comment: A solid all-around player, Spicer             Girardi, Anette Vasquez; Monarch: Nathalia Leal, Isabelle Arboleda, Karina Esquivel; Northeast:    Comer; Highlands Christian: Natalie Havens, Alyssa Rush, Meagan Cole, Debora Gordon; North
                                                                         Catherine Jolley, Jessica Carter, Kay Webster, Mandy Shawver; Nova: Cheyenne Sampson, Sara         Broward Prep: Megan Dekok, Kaitlyn Hummel, Veronica Ffrench, April Popescu; Pine Crest:
                  was a key contributor during the Panthers’ run         Saxner, Rebecca Paternina; Pembroke Pines Charter: Audrey Broyles, Stephanie Sigler,               Brittany Mims, Tatiana Berger, Helen Jackson, Allison Shellenberger; Pompano Beach: Emily
                  to the Class 3A state championship game. Had           Kandyce Redondo, Ashley Cook; St. Thomas Aquinas: Kaitlyn Croughwell, Samora Demesmin,             Strack, Julia Zanatta, Mary Ann Smith, Kriestie Benette; Posnack: Shayna Palmer, Allison Jacko-
                  a match-high 12 kills and 14 digs in a state           Katie Duggan, Kara Georgiadis; South Broward: Sarah Tarte, Keena Plantenga; Stranahan: Ciara       witz; Sagemont: Pilar Irarrazabal, Alexandra Rangel, Joldee Goodwill, Marissa Ponce; Sheridan
                                                                         Hendrix, Jessice Lapierre, Jocelayna Howard, Jazmyne Williams; Taravella: Ryan Finkelstein, Jena   Hills: Liz Ariar, Audrey Aurigemma; South Florida HEAT: Kelsey Curran, Tori Waneir; West-
                  semifinal win over Jacksonville Episcopal. Is a        Lococo, Lauren Milano, Katherine Rodriguez                                                         minster Academy: Kristen Kelley, Leigh Andrew, Meg Walsh, Jenny Walsh; Zion Lutheran:
                  three-time first-team All-County selection.                                                                                                               Alexis Arenal, Kristen Schroeder, Kelsey Cortina

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