The celebrities have been shining vivid on Monday evening.
With a lineup of giants from all throughout the athletic world, the Larger Jacksonville Excessive College Sports activities Awards acknowledged Northeast Florida’s prime performers in highschool sports activities throughout the area for the 2020-21 12 months.
The ceremony, held as a digital on-line presentation in 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns, introduced collectively dozens of Jacksonville-area highschool opponents and a lineup of sports activities stars from all throughout the athletic world.
West Nassau senior Dallan (Deebo) Coleman and Bishop Kenny senior Jasmyne Roberts earned two of the largest honors, bringing residence the awards for male athlete of the 12 months and feminine athlete of the 12 months, respectively.
Jaguars coach City Meyer joined an inventory of nationwide figures who introduced award winners from throughout Northeast Florida within the third annual celebration.
A record-setter for West Nassau, Coleman helped to hold the Warriors to unprecedented heights on the basketball court docket. The four-year starter averaged 24.7 factors and 9 rebounds whereas main West Nassau to a midseason turnaround, a 14-game profitable streak and the college’s first journey to the Florida Excessive College Athletic Affiliation remaining 4.
Coleman racked up 2,539 factors in 4 seasons, climbing to second place all-time in Northeast Florida’s all-time scoring checklist, and received the Florida Dairy Farmers Mr. Basketball award. He has signed to play for Georgia Tech.
Bishop Kenny hoops ace Roberts set a brand new normal for the Crusaders: a three-time first-team All-First Coast choice and a three-time starter within the FHSAA remaining 4. Adapting to a brand new position with better ball-handling obligations for Crusaders ladies hoops, she put her full array of expertise on full show, with averages of 21.6 factors, 9 rebounds, 4.9 assists and three.6 steals.
Roberts led Bishop Kenny to the Class 4A remaining 4, the place they pressed top-ranked Orlando Lake Highland Prep to the end earlier than a slim defeat within the fourth quarter. Signed with Miami, she additionally achieved the uncommon feat of tallying quadruple figures all-time in factors and rebounds, scoring 2,224 factors and 1,005 rebounds in her 4 seasons.
The crew of the 12 months went to the nationwide champion squad at St. Johns Nation Day ladies soccer, winner of a tenth consecutive Florida Excessive College Athletic Affiliation ladies soccer championship with an 18-0-0 file. Loaded with eight senior school signees, the Spartans outscored opponents by a complete rely of 115 objectives to 5, all whereas extending their profitable streak to 39 video games courting again to 2019.
No opponent scored multiple purpose in opposition to St. Johns Nation Day all season, they usually received 5 of their seven video games within the district, regional and state playoffs by the FHSAA mercy rule. After the season’s finish, the United Soccer Coaches acknowledged St. Johns Nation Day because the nation’s No. 1 ladies soccer crew within the nationwide rankings, their second nationwide championship prior to now 4 seasons.
Ponte Vedra’s Robin Mignerey received coach of the 12 months honors after main the Sharks to a 27-0 season in volleyball. The Twelfth-year Sharks coach, with a complete file of 269-72 and 6 journeys to the state remaining 4, helped maintain Ponte Vedra heading in the right direction regardless of accidents and roster additions on the way in which to turning into Northeast Florida’s first-ever back-to-back champion on the volleyball court docket.
The Braveness Award went to Fletcher senior Katie Park, who rallied from torn anterior cruciate ligaments in each knees throughout her sophomore and junior years to return to the sphere for the Senators, serving to lead the crew to its first Gateway Convention ladies soccer championship for seven years. Mandarin’s Amar Mesic, captain of the Mustangs’ Gateway-winning boys soccer squad, was acknowledged as the realm’s scholar-athlete of the 12 months.
As well as, the award present named a number of gamers of the 12 months throughout Northeast Florida in a number of sports activities.
Fall sports activities gamers of the 12 months have been Sandalwood cornerback Jadon Canady (soccer/protection), Clay working again Al’Querious Ray (soccer/offense), Creekside exterior hitter Jaden McBride (volleyball), Nease junior Rheinhardt Harrison (boys cross nation/distance monitor), Bolles sophomore Jillian Candelino (ladies cross nation/distance monitor), Bolles junior Will Heck (boys swimming), Clay senior Sara Stotler (ladies swimming), Creekside senior Andrew Riley (boys golf) and Bartram Path senior Elizabeth Kondal (ladies golf).
Winter sports activities athletes of the 12 months included Stanton’s Ethan Alesch (boys soccer), Bartram Path’s Grace Ivey (ladies soccer) and Ridgeview’s Matthew Rodriquez (wrestling).
For the spring, player-of-the-year picks have been Parker’s Aaron Bell (boys monitor/sprints), Bolles’ Audrey Wuerffel (ladies monitor/pole vault), Christ’s Church’s Chase Healey (boys tennis), Bolles’ Meagan Donovan (ladies tennis), Bolles’ Jackson Baumeister (baseball) and Episcopal’s Maddie Latta (softball).