YMCA of Central Florida Water Polo’s boys 14-under Gladiators team competes at the 2011 USA Water Polo Turbo Champions Cup held in Bloomington, Ind. Congratulations to (front, l. to r.) Nicholas Conceicao, captain Corbin Chamberlain, Parker Strickman, Romario Defour, Parker Sellers, Wesley Sweet, (back, l. to r.) Joe Orchard, Jack Campbell, Sergi Pons, Andres Schmidt, Guillermo Mercon, Federico Rojas, Jake Meisenheimer and coach Randy Walters.
YMCA of Central Florida Water Polo’s boys 14-under Gladiators team traveled to Bloomington, Ind., to compete in the USA Water Polo Turbo Champions Cup. This is USA Water Polo’s most prestigious annual event for age-group athletes. The Gladiators worked for four years to qualify for the national tournament.
Foundation Academy football player Scotty Brazell is selected by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association as the punter for the District 11 All-Star team.
Foundation Academy senior Scotty Brazell was selected by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association as the punter for the District 11 All-Star football team. The team captain is a three-year starter and boasts an impressive 4.6-second 40-yard dash. He currently is being recruited by numerous Division 1 collegiate programs.
In addition, seven FA football players were selected to the All-District first team. Kudos to punter Brazell, running back Ray Lewis III, receiver/defensive back Darius Lis, linebackers Riley and Rylan Thomas, quarterback Brendon Tillett and center Carl Womack.
Orlando Metro Gymnastics’ girls Level 4 team places first in its division at the 2011 USA Gymnastics Florida state championship. Celebrating their win are (front, l. to r.) Miranda Carter, McCall McMullen, Ava Mabanta, Cameron Galvin, Joselyn Wilcox, Cecilia Santiago, Hailea Herrera, Isabella Cursino, Amani Herring, Jessica Nolte, Ranya Rami, Sydney Bhavsar, (middle, l. to r.) Katelyn Kinney, Katie Daley, Amanda Jacobson, Payton Sorensen, Lucy Sturges, Megan McNulty, Liberty Jensen, Alexandra Magee, Holly Hall, Amaya Garcia, Dina Rami and Courtney Russo; and (back, l. to r.) coaches Olga Dunaeva, Carrie Loeser, Antjuan Satterfield, Alyssa Zambryckij and Mikara Steinberg. Not pictured: Christina Hilton and Callie Skaggs.
Orlando Area Rowing Society’s men’s Varsity 8 team places first in its division at the fifth annual Head of the Giblet Regatta.
Orlando Area Rowing Society earned two first-place and five second-place finishes to take home the All-Points Trophy at the fifth annual Head of the Giblet Regatta held at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. Congratulations to the gold-medal men’s Varsity 8 boat of Michael Caravello, coxswain; Max Carter; Justin Clonts; Ben Delaney; Drew Dobson; Alex and Charlie Harding; Ryan Lansberry; and women’s Varsity 8 rower Christine Cavallo, who rowed with the men’s boat when one of the team members had to leave the regatta early. Congratulations also to the women’s Novice 8 team, which also placed first.
The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe and Keene’s Pointe Ladies Golf Association co-hosted their second annual golf tournament to benefit Women Playing for T.I.M.E. The event raised more than $24,000 for the organization, which supports cancer technology, immediate diagnosis, mammography and education.
(L. to r.) Dean Demos, Mike McKee, David Cobb, Billy Bishop, Jewish Family Services Executive Director Eric Geboff, and Pat Goetz attend JFS’s Glow & Golf nighttime golf tournament.
Jewish Family Services hosted its Glow & Golf nighttime golf tournament. The event included glow-in-the-dark golf balls, nine holes of golf, food, prizes and more. Proceeds benefited JFS’s Get Caught Caring Campaign, which provides toys and food during the holiday season for families in need.
Walk MS: Orlando 2012 will be held March 10 from 8 a.m.-noon at the corner of N. Eola Drive and Robinson Avenue in Orlando. Course options include 1 mile or 2.34 miles. Registration is required, and a minimum donation of $20 is requested. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mid Florida Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For more information, call Gaby Casado at 407-478-8882, ext. 28; or email
www.midfloridamswalks.org on the Web.
Former University of South Florida soccer standout Aubrey “Tre” Perry was selected in the second round of the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, presented by adidas. Perry was selected 26th overall by the Columbus Crew. In his final year at USF, he was selected to the All-Big East third team and helped lead the Bulls defense to seven shutouts. He also is USF’s all-time leader in games played and games started. His proud parents are Aubrey and Deborah Perry of Ocoee.
Congratulations to the following Dr. Phillips High School teams and student-athletes who were recently recognized for their accomplishments:
Senior cross country runner Annais Pena was invited to participate in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Cross Country All-Star Meet. Pena finished eighth overall and first in the East squad.Senior baseball pitcher Dylan Jones verbally committed to Lake-Sumter Community College. Additional baseball commitments include Jack Flaherty, University of Notre Dame; Walker Haymaker, Virginia Commonwealth University; and Jalen Phillips, Duke University.
Football quarterback Nick Patti and offensive lineman Sam Ranieri were invited to participate in the 13th annual Central Florida High School All-Star Football Game. Patti was named offensive player of the year by the Orlando Touchdown Club and Class 8A Player of the Year by the Florida Dairy Farmers, making him a finalist for the 2011 Mr. Football award. Trey Griffey and Patti were named to the All-Central Florida first team.
Assistant football coach and head softball coach Ricky Santo, a DPHS graduate, was hired by Urban Meyer as a member of the football coaching staff at The Ohio State University.
Graduates Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix and Demetrius “Dee” Hart, freshmen members of the University of Alabama’s football team, will receive Bowl Championship Series national championship rings. UA defeated Louisiana State University 21-0 in the BCS title game.
DPHS’s three-time defending state champion and 2011 national champion competitive cheerleading squad won the Universal Cheerleaders Association regional championship and 2012 Florida High School Athletic Association regional championship.
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