2022 All-Area Athletes & Teams

All-Area Athletes and Teams

All-Area Athletes & Teams

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Page 36 www.yoursun.com Weightlifting Natalee Brown, Jr. Soccer Sophia Cherniak, Sr. Jacoby Maldonado, Jr. Isabella Ragazzone, So. Kyle Robbins, Sr. Beach Volleyball Kendall Steinert, Sr. Ocean Roth, So. Track & Field Natalee Brown, Jr. Presley Engelauf, Jr. Olivia Becker, Jr. Sierra Blaney, Jr. Tennis Jordan Shirley, Sr. Marie L'Abbe, Sr. Softball Haley Gulsby, Sr. SECOND TEAMERS Volleyball Taylor Orris, So. Ocean Roth, So. Golf Madison Hanson, Jr. Haley Gulsby, Sr. Haley Hall, So. Cross Country Kerri Matson, Jr. Basketball Maya Collins, Fr. Taylor Orris, So. Weightlifting Presley Engelauf, Jr. Soccer Sofia Ferjiani, Fr. Kerri Matson, Jr. Sophia Sweiderk, Fr. Isabella Swelland, Jr. Tennis Rosey Lowder, So. Softball Abby Matheny, Fr. Madison Kinkade, Jr. Mackenzie Vaughan, So. Ella Kraszewski, Sr. NORTH PORT: Bobcats boast staying power There's no denying just how much North Port is going to miss its graduated seniors when sports start up again in the fall. Dylan Alymeda was a star on the football field and basketball court. Sean-Michael Gonzalez proved himself one of the state's best wrestlers. Brady Waltimyer and Austin Shearer were terrors on the soccer pitch. Andrea Stellweg was a steady leader on a young volleyball team. The senior trio of Shantay Reid, Kaleigh Soler and Katarina Wilburn provided the backbone of the girls' weightlifting team. And who will ever forget Hope Eastes making history by standing on the podium at the first-ever sanctioned girls state wrestling championships? Of the 38 Bobcats' selections among the 22 Sun Preps All- Area teams, 19 were seniors in 2021-22. That's a lot of athletic talent walking across the graduation stage and out of high school, to be sure, but don't pity the Bobcats just yet. The returning talent is spectacular. On the boys' side, CJ Kemble has been the Bobcats' No. 1 golfer for the majority of his two underclassman campaigns and that won't change next year as a junior. Evan Crane is a two-sport standout (cross country, track) who returns for his senior season. Michael Kent is poised to break some Bobcats swimming records when he comes back for his junior season while the combo of rising senior state champion Dominic Joyce and rising junior Vincent Donatelle spearhead a rapidly improving wrestling program. Then, of course, there's Elijah Lubsey, who burst onto the basketball scene during his sophomore season, flashing abilities that had his coach, Ryan Power, believing he could be the area's best player by his senior year. BOYS FIRST TEAMERS Football Jeremiah Leguerre, Jr. Golf CJ Kemble, So. Cross Country Evan Crane, Jr. Swimming Michael Kent, So. Basketball Elijah Lubsey, So. Wrestling Sean-Michael Gonzalez, Sr. Dominic Joyce, Jr. Soccer Brady Waltimyer, Sr. Austin Shearer, Sr. Baseball Mikey Murray, Sr. Brayden Kelly, Sr. SECOND TEAMERS Football Dylan Almeyda, Sr. Cole Cawthorne, Sr. Cross Country Jeremy Duque, Jr. Wrestling Vincent Donatelle, So. Soccer Chris Vega, Sr. Track & Field Evan Crane, Jr. Shane Swarzenbach, Jr. Paeten Westmoreland, So. Tennis Hector Torres, Sr. Weightlifting Nathan Clark, Sr. Ronnie Elkhatib, Sr. Baseball Josh Doerrfeld, So. GIRLS FIRST TEAMERS Wrestling Hope Eastes, Sr. Weightlifting Aubrey Jarvis, Jr. Soccer Sierra Spirk, Jr. Track & Field Cassandra Mendez, So. Sierra Spirk, Jr. Softball Jewelie Vanderkous, Jr. SECOND TEAMERS Volleyball Andrea Stellweg, Sr. Golf Sydney Stevenson, Sr. Kaitlyn Rogers, Sr. Cross Country Brenda Smith, So. Basketball Jessica Stewart, Sr. Weightlifting Shantay Reid, Sr. Kayleigh Soler, Sr. Katarina Wilburn, Sr. Track & Field Alivia Tison, Fr. Softball Jasmine Rachal, Sr. Kaedyn Stoltzfus, Sr. Kaitlin Kohlenberg, Fr. Kelsey Raducci, Sr. PORT CHARLOTTE: Pirates' seniors shine, but future is bright Something is bubbling beneath the surface at Port Charlotte High. While much ink will be spilled here lauding the ex- ploits of the Pirates' singular senior class during the 2021-22 school year, Port Charlotte, as much as any school in the area, has reason to believe an epic youth movement is under way. First, though – how about the Class of 2022? Among the 22 Sun Preps All- Area teams, Port Charlotte is represented by 25 boys selec- tions and 19 nods for the girls. Of that group, 15 boys and 10 girls are seniors, accounting for two-thirds of the boys' representation and just over half of the girls. Two seniors stand out from the Pirate pack – Alex Perry and Tyler Wadsworth. Perry came into the school year as the reigning Sun Preps Boys Athlete of the Year and he definitely lived up to that title this time around. On the football field, Perry added some all-around skills to his already elite pass-catching ability. On the basketball court, he set the school single-game record with 49 points on Senior Night and averaged more than 20 points and 9 rebounds per game. Wadsworth, who recent- ly signed on to continue his running career at the University of South Florida, was the area's top placer at the state cross country meet and is coming o a stellar showing at the Class 2A state track and field meet, where he finished fifth in the 800 and 1600 runs. On the girls' side, Bryanna Robinson (swimming) and the weightlifting duo of Alexa Estevez and Angelina Dabney wrapped up their careers with first-team All-Area nods in their respective sports. The seniors will be missed, of that there is no doubt. But to say Port Charlotte's future is secure might be considered an understatement by this time next year. The Pirates' football team returns almost entirely intact with All-Area honorees Jayce Marcum, Edd Guerrier and Grant LaBallister leading the charge. The boys basketball team loses Perry and Onix Diaz, but All-Area honoree Bode Stewart returns to lead what should be a pair of super sophomores, Jah Chin and Kaden Suber. After dominating the area in volleyball a year ago, the Pirates' youth movement arrived in part this season. Morgan Willis, a two-sport standout (beach volleyball is her other forte), will guide a spiker squad bringing back Rylee Waldie and Nygeria Hart. The girls' basketball team is loaded with returning talent, including the All-Area trio of Aryianna Lockey-Progl, Delaini Morris and Bryanna Griths. Willis and Tyler Evans should be a terror on the beach volleyball courts in 2022-23, as well. There are names we haven't mentioned yet because they haven't yet arrived – Port Charlotte's feeder programs are loaded. All in all, every- thing is looking up for the Pirates. BOYS FIRST TEAMERS Cross Country Tyler Wadsworth, Sr. Golf Eddie Lainhart, Sr. Basketball Alex Perry, Sr. Track & Field Tyler Wadsworth, Sr. Daunte Douglas, Sr. LaShawn Powell, Sr. Weightlifting Charles Vanamburg, Sr. Baseball Adrian Nina, So. Landon Carter, So. SECOND TEAMERS Cross Country Kauhner Mault, Sr. HONOREES FROM PAGE 35A SEE HONOREES, 37A

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