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.