News and Highlights
April 13, 2020
Best in the Area
Recap of HT Preps Award Winners for FALL and WINTER
Each year, the Herald-Tribune produces The Best Of HT Preps for each high school sport. The Cougars were well represented again this year. Congratulations to all the athletes and coaches that made this elite list! Here is a recap of the fall and winter season nominees:
Player of the Year Nominees (4) – Sophia Hritz – Volleyball, Robbie Higgins – Boys Golf, Noah Kumar – Boys Golf and Michaela Mattes – Girls Swimming
Coach of the Year (2) – Chad Sutton – Volleyball and Jay Nash – Boys Golf
First Team (7) – Skye Ekes – Volleyball, Izabella Rae – Volleyball, Michael Bright – Football (Offense), Jordyn Byrd – Girls Basketball, Wyatt Plattner– Golf, Olivia Brown – Girls Soccer, Lauren Golon – Girls Soccer
Honorable Mention (15) Madison Brown – Volleyball, Jordyn Byrd – Volleyball, Anna Klemeyer – Volleyball, Mary Page – Volleyball, Rachel Jarrett – Cross Country, Ryan Bolduc – Football (offense), Cam Heald – Football (offense), Callum Grobler – Boys Swimming, Henry Linehan – Boys Swimming, Max Middleton – Boys Swimming, Madison Smithers – Girls Basketball, Jenna Santiago – Girls Soccer, Hallie Monserez – Girls Soccer, Abby Veitkus – Girls Soccer, Adrienne Boynes – Girls Weightlifting
April 22, 2020
COUGARS IN THE CLASSROOM
FHSAA Academic Team Champion Award Nominees for Spring Sports
The FHSAA Academic Team Champion recognition program honors teamwork not only in competition but in the classroom as well. All team members listed on its varsity roster are used to compile the cumulative team grade point average. The team aggregate GPA is submitted for nomination. Spring teams use the first semester cumulative unweighted GPA.
First, we are so proud to announce that ALL 9 of our varsity spring sports teams improved on their team GPA from last year. Five of our spring teams finished in the TOP 25 in their designated FHSAA classification. Two teams finished in the TOP 10: Girls Track & Field – 7th and Boys Weightlifting – 10th. Girls Lacrosse finished 11th and Boys Lacrosse and Boys Track and Field both finished 25th.
These awards are also presented for the fall and winter sports. In the winter, the Cougar team with the highest GPA was Girls Weightlifting with a team GPA of 3.60. The top two sports in the fall were Girls Golf with a 3.745 and Girls Cross Country with a 3.703 which marks our highest two teams for the year. Congratulations to our Cougars in the classroom!!
April 20, 2020
A note from the FHSAA
Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ announcement mandating schools continue distance learning for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, it is with heavy hearts that the FHSAA has decided to cancel all FHSAA affiliated events, inclusive of the state series and all championship events, for spring sports. The safety of our student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans is our top priority. With the evolving threat of the CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), we must ensure that we do not contribute to the spread of this illness. We are deeply saddened for our student-athletes who have seen their seasons and/or high school careers end so abruptly. Our Association knows the impact and role high school athletics play in the lives of so many and will continue to work towards the betterment of high school sports. We know this is a trying time, but the health and safety of all is of utmost importance to this Association.
To all our senior student-athletes, we thank you for dedicating your time and efforts to your school, your coaches, and your teammates. Cherish the memories you have made and embrace all that the future holds for you. While we are saddened that you are unable to compete this season, we could not be prouder to have been represented by such hard-working individuals.
May 5, 2020 – Thirteen student-athletes from Class of 2020 made athletic commitments for college
In Cardinal Mooney High School’s Class of 2020, thirteen student-athletes signed their letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level.
We are proud of all of our student-athletes here at Mooney and feel especially proud when they choose to pursue their athletic dreams in college. We thank all the parents, coaches, teachers and mentors who have had an impact on the careers of these young athletes.
JP Jackson/Lacrosse – Boston University
Noah Kumar/Golf – Florida Southern University
Robbie Higgins/Golf -University of North Florida
Jake Jackson/Baseball – State College of Florida
Dylan Robertson/Baseball – Thomas University
Nate Marshall/Football – Bryant University
Michael Bright/Football – Florida Institute Of Technology
Anna Klemeyer/Volleyball – US Naval Academy
Connor Powers/Track and Field – The Catholic University of America
Sophia Hritz/Volleyball – Davidson College
Meko Mayes/Football – Long Island University
Bella Rae /Volleyball – Indian River State College
Callum Grobler/Swimming – McKendree University
Athletics at CMHS is an important part of our broader mission to develop young men and women into people of great character. Outstanding coaches and programs help students develop discipline, place others before self, and handle both joy and disappointments with grace and a generous spirit. In a real way, then, athletics is best understood as “co-curricular” with our overall program at CMHS.
Over 75% of CMHS students participate in at least one sport in any given year, and some may participate in more. By fielding 28 different teams in 14 sports, we encourage and invite our students to live a commitment to the development of the spirit, mind, and body.
Athletic Department Directory
- Larry Antonucci Athletic Director
- Julie Santiago - Assistant Athletic Director
- Jared Clark - Head Football Coach
- Clay Slentz - Boys Basketball
- Chad Sutton- Head Volleyball
- Christi McDonald - Boys and Girls Cross Country
- Alice Smithers - Boys and Girls Swimming
- Jay Nash - Girls Golf
- Jay Nash - Boys Golf
- Ashley Dooley - Cheerleading
- Rico Antonio- Girls Basketball
- Juan Osorio- Boys Soccer
- Graham Warne - Girls Soccer
- Greg Mulhollen - Baseball
- Will Schenerlein - Boys and Girls Track
- Derek Wagner - Boys Lacrosse
- Brooke Eisenacher - Girls Lacrosse
- Janet Kempton - Boys and Girls Tennis
- Scott Ruane - Weightlifting
- Lizz Curll-Chappell - Softball