The Winter Park boys volleyball group jumped into the nationwide leading 25 rankings immediately after conquering Independence in past Saturday’s all-Orange County condition championship match in South Florida.
The Wildcats, who finished 28-2 with an 8- postseason operate, are rated No. 18 in this week’s United states of america Nowadays/American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation boys volleyball Super 25. Flexibility (29-4) also is rated at No. 25.
The South Region rankings have Wintertime Park and Independence in the 1-2 slots, adopted by Lake Mary (27-2), which misplaced a marathon five-established state semifinal versus Freedom.
The Florida High School Athletic Affiliation state remaining went the length with Wintertime Park successful the very first two sets and then owning to stave off a Patriots comeback to get 25-23, 25-23, 16-25, 22-25, 15-10 at Archbishop McCarthy Higher Faculty. The victory marked the initially boys volleyball point out championship for Wintertime Park, which has now won point out titles in 14 different FHSAA sanctioned sports.
Wintertime Park’s senior standout, Ryan Peluso, the Orlando Sentinel Participant of the Yr in 2021, did it all in the ultimate, with 30 kills, 24 helps, 12 digs and 2 ace serves.
Robert Colado, a junior, shipped 15 kills, 29 helps and 10 digs.
Andrew Webb, a senior, had 11 kills and Ketcher Stewart, a junior, contributed 10. Senior defensive expert Dylan Clunan included 14 digs.
Winter season Park is 60-3 in excess of the previous 3 seasons under coach Jesse Day –- together with 6- in the 2020 year, which was shortened by the COVID-19 outbreak, and 26-1 in 2021. All three losses had been to Freedom, which won the previous two point out titles in 2019 and 2021.
Cameron Stevens, a fixture in Timber Creek’s athletic department for improved than a decade, is leaving his higher school alma mater to transfer to North Carolina and turn out to be an assistant on Significant Point University’s women’s volleyball coaching workers.
Stevens, a 2007 Timber Creek grad, had been a volunteer assistant for UCF volleyball for the past 4 years while training and coaching at Timber Creek.
He compiled a 188-65 document as the boys volleyball mentor (2012-22), capping that tenure with a district title this spring. He was 83-31-17 as women soccer head mentor (2012-19) and 88-75 coaching girls volleyball (2012-19) with regional playoff appearances in 6 of all those 7 seasons.
Stevens played soccer, soccer and volleyball for the Wolves and went on to be a 4-time all-conference soccer kicker for the University of Findlay.
Lake Nona’s unbeaten condition champion girls water polo swept the Florida Dairy Farmers player and mentor of the yr awards.
Emily Scheerer, a junior who led the Lions with 107 ambitions, 26 helps and 21 steals, attained the Miss H2o Polo honor.
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Alex Bennett, who coached the Lions to a 26- season and repeat state title, was named coach of the calendar year. His teams have received 51 consecutive matches relationship to the 2020 time that was halted by COVID.
Lake Nona coach Tom Beard won the Dairy Farmers boys tennis mentor of the yr award. The 4A point out champ Lions went 26- in dual matches and grew to become the initial Orlando space general public college to acquire a boys tennis title since 1996 with a extraordinary victory in opposition to Miami Palmetto.
It runs in the spouse and children for Trinity Prep freshman phenom Victoria Hill, who won 2A point out titles in the lengthy bounce with a 19-foot leap and triple leap with a 38-10½ mark final 7 days.
Her father, Sam Hill, higher jumped 7-2½ as a New Smyrna Seaside Substantial School senior in 1992 to established a Florida document that still stands.
Victoria’s massive sister, Samarah, was a keep track of standout and now plays volleyball for LSU.
Dynamic basketball guard Jaylen Smith declared on social media that he is leaving Edgewater to engage in for independent Orlando power West Oaks Academy as a senior. Smith averaged 19.1 points, 3.2 helps and 2.3 steals as a junior for Edgewater (14-14) final period.