LOWMAN LAW FIRM FETES HERNANDO COUNTY’s 2018-19 STUDENT/ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

  2018-19 HernandoSport.com Lowman Law Firm Student/Athletes of the Week – Compiled by TONY CASTRO DATE STUDENT/ATHLETE SCH SPORT 08-24 David Hale Bronson $ HER Football 08-31 Katie Klukowski HCA Volleyball 09-08 Vaughn Sykora WW Football 09-15 Rayaan Kader SPG Cross Country 09-22 Jennifer Porcelli NCT Volleyball 09-29 Jennifer Aten SPG Volleyball 10-06 Leah Marville $ NCT Cross Country 10-13 Lily Schultze SPG Cross Country 10-20 Ryan Maharaj SPG Boys…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-25)

Alyssa Forte – Softball Hernando – Junior The multi-sport Forte, who anchored second base in softball and also played basketball, enabled the Leopards to reach the Class 5A FHSAA State Final Four in Vero Beach for the first time in 18 years. Forte, who hit .379 for the season, grabbed a third-inning bunt attempt for an out and fired a seed to third base to complete the game’s lone double…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-18)

Jiovel Lantigua – Baseball Springstead – Senior Lantigua, the Hernando County’s leading hitter, went 0-for-2 plus a walk in the Eagles’ Class 6A, Region II quarterfinal loss at home to Citra-North Marion, 4-1. Jiovel, who became the first Springstead player in 42 seasons to win the county’s Triple Crown – leading in hitting (.412), homeruns (13) and runs batted in (44) – played flawlessly at first base converting seven chances…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-11)

Solaris Genberg – Softball Hernando – Freshman Genberg, the Leopards’ starting shortstop, rammed two hits in three at-bats, scored a run and drove in a run in Wednesday’s Class 5A, Region II quarterfinal 4-0 win on the road against Orlando-Bishop Moore Catholic. “Solo” as her teammates have nicknamed her, bounced back from a pair of errors in the 5A-7 title game against Cypress Creek handling two chances flawlessly. Entering the…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 05-04)

Jack Jasiak – Baseball Springstead – Senior Along the final week of the regular season, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Jasiak went 3-for-4 against Nature Coast Technical in the Sharks’ 6-3 win. On Senior Night against Sunlake, Jasiak twirled a gem on the mound. The right-hander hurled 6.2 innings and yielded three hits and two runs (both unearned). He issued zero walks and fanned a game-high nine batters before being lifted after…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-27)

Leah Grant – Softball Hernando Christian Academy – Senior Grant, a second-year infielder and backup pitcher, has hit safely in 16 of her 19 games this season. This past week, she went 1-for-4 versus The Villages before finishing 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Lakeside Christian. She enters district play hitting safely in five straight games and in nine of her last 10 for the Lions. She paces the county…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 04-20)

Haley Palmer – Girls Tennis Springstead – Junior Palmer is a third-year member of the Lady Eagles’ tennis team. After a 9-1 singles run during the regular season, she was bumped to No. 3 singles, where she was upset in the rugged 3A-5 Tourney at the Gainesville Tennis Center. She recovered with partner Summer Smith to go 2-1 and reach No. 2 doubles finals before succumbing in the finals. The…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of The Week (thru 04-13)

Toby Rahman – Boys Weightlifting Springstead – Junior Rahman was the first F.W. Springstead weightlifter to reach states at the 219 pound weight division since Jesse Cowan in 2012. Toby was part of the Eagles’ Hernando County record tying six state qualifiers at the 45th FHSAA Class 2A State Finals at Panama City Beach-Arnold meet. Rahman placed 16th overall with a 325-230—555-pound total Besides lifting, Rahman split time at fullback…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 04-06)

Alec Priede – Boys Tennis Nature Coast Technical – Junior In preparation for districts, Priede won two-of-three matches at No. 2 singles besting Hernando High’s Michael Stults, 6-3, 6-2, and Pasco High’s Jake Albrighton, 6-2, 7-5, before falling at the hands of Jesuit High’s Nick Haggar, 6-1, 6-1. The three-year tennis starter is also a combined 7-2 with three different partners in doubles play for the Sharks this season. Alec,…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 03-30)

Emily Kolwicz – Girls Softball Springstead – Senior A rare four-year starting infielder, Kolwicz, enabled the Lady Eagles win two of three games finishing 2-for-7 at the plate, featuring a double and two runs scored. Emily, a three-time All-Hernando County selection, concluded the week signing with Lake-Sumter State College. The last Springstead players to sign with Lake-Sumter featured 2002-03 Hernando County Player of the Year Emily Eicholtz and second baseman…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 03-23)

Madyson Lamp – Girls Softball Hernando – Senior Lamp sizzled during the eighth Leopard Slam at Tom Varn Park in Brooksville. Over a four-game stretch, the 5-foot-10 right-handed hitter finished 7-of-11 highlighted by six runs scored, two homers and seven runs batted in as the Purple and Gold placed runner-up to Tampa-Sickles. Madyson, who maintains a 3.7 unweighted and a 4.0 weighted grade point average, is in her second season…

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Lowman Law Firm Student-Athlete of the Week (thru 03-16)

Hayden Kimbrough – Girls Softball Hernando – Junior Kimbrough, in her third season on the softball team, is enjoying a fast start. Against Gulf, the infielder went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored in a 15-0 win over the Buccaneers. Two days later against Cypress Creek, the 5-foot-2 third sacker finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and another double with two runs batted in a 7-5 triumph over…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 03-09)

Ali Shenefield – Softball Hernando – Senior Shenefield went 3-0 last week throwing 14 innings, giving up zero runs and striking out 38 batters. She struck out 19 batters against Nature Coast Technical, setting a new Hernando High School single game record. She also  recorded her 100th career hit and 600th lifetime strikeout of her career. Ali carries a 3.44 grade point average. The two-time All-Hernando County softball selection has…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 03-02)

Kylie Kanaar – Girls Track & Field Springstead – Sophomore During Thursday’s Raider Open at Bushnell-South Sumter, Kanaar earned gold medals in three different events: 800 meters in 2:29.27, 4×800 relay in 10:42.85 and the 1,600 meters. In the mile, she established a new school record of 5:33. The multi-sport Kylie, who has already participated in cross country is an International Baccalaureate student at SHS with a weighted 3.8 grade…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 02-23)

Amelia “Milly” Jackson – Girls Basketball Hernando Christian Academy – Senior The multi-sport Jackson tallied a team-best 12 points – highlighted by 8-of-10 shooting from the foul line – grabbed five rebounds and collected four steals in the Class 2A, Region I Final loss at Tampa-Bayshore Christian, 57-36. Despite the third loss in three tries to the loaded Faith Warriors, HCA finished 22-4 overall. That game completed Jackson’s sixth varsity…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 02-16)

Charlize Soares – Girls Track & Field Springstead – Junior The multi-sport Soares opened track season on a fine note during the Springstead Invitational in Spring Hill. Charlize captured gold medals in the triple jump (34’0.75”) and long jump (15’0”) and finished runner-up in the 300 hurdles (52.31). The third-year trackster has already competed in cross country and girls weightlifting – placing 10th in the Class 2A FHSAA State Finals…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 02-09)

Morgan McDaniel – Girls Basketball Weeki Wachee – Sophomore In a pair of 6A-7 wins at Nature Coast Technical, the 5-foot-8 point guard tallied four points against Citrus and swished a career-high 18 markers against Crystal River in the title game. McDaniel also dished a combined 11 assists while burying 10-of-13 free throw attempts. Morgan, in her second year on varsity, maintains a 3.4 unweighted and 3.7 weighted grade point…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 02-02)

Wesley Wilson – Boys Basketball Hernando – Senior In a pair of losses to Crystal River and Lecanto, the 6-foot-1 Wilson tossed in a combined 19 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and collected two steals. The all-around athlete has competed in five sports including one year of football, one season of swimming, three years of varsity basketball, four seasons of cross country and will be participating in track and field for…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 01-26)

Fernando Valdez – Wrestling Hernando – Senior Enjoying his best-ever mat season, Valdez collected six points for a forfeit win at 170 pounds during Friday’s Class 1A, Region II Duals Finals at Kissimmee-Osceola against defending state champion Orlando-Lake Highland Prep. With the win, Fernando improved to a team-best 30-4 on the season. With six additional victories, Valdez become the 26th Leopard since 1972 to attain 100-career prep wins. Valdez, who…

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Lowman Law Firm Student/Athlete of the Week (thru 01-19)

Madison Griffin – Girls Soccer Hernando – Senior The three-sport athlete tallied two goals on Friday night enabling the Lady Leopards to trim visiting Central, 5-1. Griffin also qualified for the Class 1A, Region V Weightlifting Meet at Leesburg by placing fifth overall in the 1A-10 Meet last Wednesday at Weeki Wachee High School. She lifted a combined total of 240 pounds in the 139-pound weight division. Madison also served…

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