2022 All-Area Athletes & Teams

All-Area Athletes and Teams

All-Area Athletes & Teams

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www.yoursun.com Page 35 On the girls' side, Zeri Tyler and Lazaiya Kinville laid the groundwork for what should be an exciting 2022-23 season. Tyler has an argument for being one of the area's most dominant players. Brooke Zolkos was a steady hand on an injury-riddled DeSoto volleyball squad while seniors Mariana Garcia and Ana Buenrostro guided the girls' soccer team. What does the future hold in Arcadia? Expect to see more representation next season from the football team, which has quadrupled its numbers since the end of the 2020 sea- son. Count on the soccer team to be as good, if not better, than this year's amazing crew and don't be surprised if DeSoto's basketball teams and growing track and golf programs get in the act, as well. With a new weight room in place, a boys and girls All-Area weightlifting presence wouldn't be a surprise, either. BOYS FIRST TEAMERS Football Nazir Gilchrist, Sr. Blas Cervantes, Sr. Golf Marquez Angeles, Fr. Basketball Nazir Gilchrist, Sr. Soccer Juan Buenrostro, So. Emanuel Barajas, Sr. Joan Gamez, Jr. Jeilen Augustin, Jr. Tennis Ezra Moreno SECOND TEAMERS Football Jalen Taylor, Sr. Basketball Jamari Redding, Jr. Soccer Alejandro Garcia, Sr. Auselio Gutierrez, So. Fernando Marquez, Sr. Track & Field Dontavian Smith, Sr. Baseball Jace Kellogg, Jr. Jake Patton, Sr. GIRLS FIRST TEAMERS Basketball Zeri Tyler, Jr. Soccer Mariana Garcia, Sr. SECOND TEAMERS Volleyball Brooke Zolkos, Jr. Basketball Lazaiya Kinville, So. Soccer Ana Buentrostro, Sr. Softball Emery Skinner, Fr. Kali Patton, Jr. Kayli Roden, Jr. IMAGINE: The start of something special? Everything is looking up after a groundbreaking year at Imagine School. Serena Kohler became the Sharks' first-ever Division I signee when she inked her let- ter of intent to play volleyball at Oral Roberts next fall. Madison Atwood came over from North Port and promptly trashed the girls weightlifting field at the Class 1A state championships. We're talking all classes, not just 1A, folks. She's a rising senior. Nestled in Atwood's shadow was Makayla Waterhouse, who achieved the ultra-rare feat of earning an All-Area nod as seventh-grader. She should be standing squarely in her own spotlight next fall. Then there's senior Wyett Rightmire, who delivered one of the most inspirational moments of the year when he raced back from a devas- tating leg injury to compete at the boys state weightlifting championships. Let's see anyone else lift a combined 530 pounds in the bench and clean-and-jerk less than half a year after snapping a leg in half. Rightmire earned a second-place finish in the traditional event and a third- place medal in the snatch at the Class 1A state meet. Brady Hall represented the Sharks' rising baseball squad on that All-Area team. With six representatives on All-Area teams this school year, Imagine is well on its way to holding its own with the area public schools in the years to come. BOYS FIRST TEAMER Weightlifting Wyett Rightmire, Sr. SECOND TEAMER Baseball Hunter Call, Jr. GIRLS FIRST TEAMERS Volleyball Serena Kohler, Sr. Weightlifting Madison Atwood, Jr. Soccer Adriana Al-Arnasi, Sr. SECOND TEAMER Weightlifting Makayla Waterhouse, 7th LEMON BAY: Multiple Mantas' multi-sport exploits key magical year What a year at Lemon Bay. The Mantas picked up a whopping 78 spots on the 22 Sun Preps All-Area teams announced so far (baseball and softball All-Area teams will be announced this Sunday). Their 42 boys selections are the third- most in the area while the 36 Mantas selected to girls' teams is second only to Venice. The primary reasons for the representation can be traced two exceptional performances by the football, wrestling, vol- leyball and girls soccer teams. The football team recorded the school's first-ever undefeated regular season. The wrestling squad sent a school-record 11 wrestlers to the state meet, led by Lance Schyck, who capped a second consecutive undefeated season with a second straight state title. Volleyball posted its high- est-ever winning percentage while the girls' soccer team, led by Sophia Cherniak's record-breaking season, contin- ued its string of formidable playo campaigns. There was also plenty of success to be found in cross country, tennis, swimming and weightlifting. Tennis stood out for deep postseason runs that saw the boys team reach state while the girls advanced to the regional final. Wait, there's more: Lemon Bay had the area's sec- ond-most, multi-sport selec- tions – Jace Huber, Landon Spanninger, Taylor Orris, Kerri Matson, Kendall Steinert, Ocean Roth, Natalee Brown, Presley Engelauf and Marie L'Abbe all landed on two All- Area teams. The Mantas also boast the second-most coaches nabbing Coach of the Year nods – Pat Auer (volleyball), Katie Cooke (girls soccer), Michael Schyck (wrestling), Seamus McCarthy (boys tennis) and Joe Casale (girls track). Perhaps just as impressive – just one-third of those selec- tions went to seniors, meaning Lemon Bay is bursting at the seams with returning talent for the 2022-23 school year. So while, Lemon Bay bids an All- Area farewell to 13 boys and 10 girls, stars such as Huber, Spanninger, Orris, Matson, Roth, Brown and Engelauf return. Mantas quarterback Trey Rutan comes back, as do swimmer extraordinaire Beckett Koss, wrestlers Chase Alden, Koen Homan, Justin Brady, Miguel Diaz, Logan Kelly, Marcus Lopez and Brycen Holden, tennis players Rosey Lowder, Hunter Andres, Stevie Ethier and Billy Rand, freshman basketball phenom Maya Collins, and girls soccer standouts Jacoby Maldonado, Isabella Ragazzone, Sofia Ferjiani, Sophia Sweiderk and Isabella Swelland. BOYS FIRST TEAMERS Football Everett Baker, Sr. Aaron Pasick, Sr. Cross Country Rune LeDoux, Sr. Sean Perry, Jr. Swimming Beckett Koss, Jr. Basketball Jace Huber, Jr. Wrestling Chase Alden, Jr. Koen Homan, Jr. Lance Schyck, Sr. Soccer Michael Greggs, Sr. Nicholas Zidanavicius, Sr. JJ Powers, So. Track & Field Jace Huber, Jr. Riley Willis, Jr. Weightlifting Landon Spanninger, So. Tennis Hunter Andres, So. Stevie Ethier, Fr. Baseball Abel Albarran, Jr. Brady Ham, Jr. SECOND TEAMERS Football Trey Rutan, Jr. Jason Hogan, Sr. Landon Spanninger, So. Luke Tannehill, Sr. Golf Bryce Noll, Sr. Chris Halmann, Jr. Cross Country Matt Finck, Sr. Swimming Joey Sacco, Sr. Basketball Jacob Newcomb, Sr. Wrestling Justin Brady Miguell Diaz, So. Caleb Corridino, Sr. Logan Kelly, So. Marcus Lopez, Jr. Brycen Warren, Jr. Soccer Tanner Martin, Jr. Track & Field Chase Tudor, Jr. Weightlifting Alexander Truisi, Jr. Tennis Billy Rand, Jr. Baseball Mason Boltinghouse, Sr. Charlie Dillmore, Sr. Colin Gamber, Sr. GIRLS FIRST TEAMERS Volleyball Brooke Andrews, Sr. Kendall Steinert, Sr. Golf Marie L'Abbe, Sr. Swimming Meghan Brown, Sr. HONOREES FROM PAGE 34A SEE HONOREES, 36A

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