Athletics

On Tuesday, May 19, the Athletic Department recognized the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes. They also gave tribute awards to a few student-athletes who embody key character traits. Congratulations to everyone! Go Lions! Highest Team Grade-Point Average Ladies’ team: Ladies’ Varsity Swimming and Diving team Men’s team: Men’s Varsity Cross-County team Top Scholar-Athletes recognize the varsity athletes whose commitment to academic excellence is displayed through the highest GPA in their class. Freshmen Annabelle Audet (Cheer) Ellie Farrar (Ladies’ Soccer) Layton McCartney (Men’s Swimming) Mark Pekic (Men’s Swimming) Sophomores Carson Elmer (Golf) Emily Graham (Ladies’ Water Polo) Sarah Larkin Lewis (Ladies’ Track and Field, Volleyball) ...

The Track and Field Program was remarkable in the truncated season. It began with the coaching addition of Brenda Montgomery and Richard Polack. First, the throwers gave the Lions a kickstart. Senior, David Zhu produced his best opening throw in the shot put and discus. Meanwhile, fellow senior, Steven Tinsley belted out first-place finishes. His top mark of 15.26 in the shot put and 47.10 in the discus placed him in the top 3 State Series rankings in both events. Newcomers, Joshua Joseph and Ryan Mickow will have huge shoes to fill. In addition, Taliyah Mizell won the high jump and...

The Men’s Water Polo team had a tremendous season. If not for the premature ending, they would have likely finished with a district title and a strong shot at qualifying for the state tournament. Commitment and hard work were the keys to their success. They started the preseason with challenging captain’s practices. Additionally, many of the players did double training by adding a practice during the morning hours before school. There were many new faces this season, and Coach Dani Cercols was pleasantly surprised how fast they learned. The team finished the shortened season with 6 wins and 3 losses. They...

The Ladies’ Water Polo team had a great season highlighted by close wins and abundant scoring. Because of COVID-19, the ladies missed the opportunity to regain the district championship. However, the season culminated in a remarkable 12–11 senior night victory against Cypress Bay High School. The team fought hard until the end of every game and showed tremendous improvement throughout the season. Senior center, Shaion Falconer, helped lead the attack with 13 goals and 6 steals along with the powerful Weissman sisters, Emma (24 goals, 17 steals), and Abby (23 goals, 56 steals). Goalie, Melanie Gianino, tallied 48 saves and 7...

The 2020 varsity softball season left everyone wondering what could have been. Having every player return from the 2019 season along with a few new additions, the team hoped for great success. The season kicked off on a high note with two wins. First, they won the South Florida Preseason Classic against Lourdes Academy. Then, the team celebrated an exciting walk-off win against Gulliver Prep. Another memorable victory was against district rival, Florida Christian. The team captured a come-from-behind victory, defeating the Patriots 11-10 after being down ten runs going into the 7th inning. Key moments include sophomore, Kamryn Casey hitting...