Home' Nonahood News : NONA 060116 Contents As the school year
winds, down the Nona-
hood Community was able
to celebrate another spring
sports season. Below are
some of the highlights from
each varsity sport.
BASEBALL: The over-
all record was 18-11 and
our mighty Lions were
successful in becom-
ing District Champs and
Coach Kirchgassner was selected as FACA District
Coach of the Year and he surpassed the 700 career
win mark. Robin Allen was selected as FACA
District Player of the Year, while Kevin Soto
and Keven Jimenez were selected as First
FLAG FOOTBALL: The overall record was
6-6. Nashley Zayas was selected as First Team
BOYS’ LACROSSE: The overall record was
6-10, and they finished third in the district.
GIRLS’ LACROSSE: The overall record was
9-7. Anjali Coryat was selected U.S. Lacrosse Ac-
ademic All-American, Unique Ortiz will attend
Northland College, and Kelsie Blackburn will at-
tend Belmont Abbey College. Nathalia Rua, Isa-
bella Figueroa, Sarah Demott and Angellie Gar-
cia were selected as First Team All-Metro.
SOFTBALL: The overall record was 13-12-
1. Morgan Reich was selected as First Team All-Metro
and signed with Elon University.
BOYS’ TENNIS: District runner up, Regional Quali-
fier. Brendan Gorman was a District Champion.
GIRLS’ TENNIS: District runner up, Regional Quali-
fier. Michelle Doan will attend Southeastern University.
BOYS’ TRACK: Finished ranked #15 in the state
of Florida, Metro East Conference Champions and
District runner up. Four individual meets yielded
two championships, one runner-up and one third-
place finish. State placers were: Michael Ramos (state
champ in 300 hurdles and 7th in the 110m hurdles),
and Josh Ayala (4th in high jump). Andre Hale, Jean
Carlos Peralta, Calvin Scott, Roberto Castro, Joshua
Ayala, Xavier Rodriguez and Michael Ramos were se-
lected as First Team All-Metro. Michael Ramos was
selected as All-State. Coach Ryan Lowe was selected
as Metro East Coach of the Year.
GIRLS’ TRACK: Mikayla Shields became the State
Champion in the Triple Jump and was named Female
Athlete of the Year in the Metro Conference!
BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL: The overall record was 26-4,
and our mighty Lions were Metro East Champions,
District Champions, Regional Champions, and made
it to the state of Florida Final Four. Amaury Blanco,
Marc Moody, Scott Oakley and Tyler Swenson were
named as First Team All-Metro, and Coach Sal Castro
was named Metro East Coach of the Year.
BOYS’ WATER POLO: The overall record was 16-
14, and our mighty Lions were District Champions,
Regional Champions and State Quarterfinalist.
Diego Noboa and Andrew Ley were named as
First Team All-Metro.
GIRLS’ WATER POLO: The overall record
was an amazing 30-1! Our mighty Lions were
Metro East Champions, District Champions,
Regional Champions, and made it to the state of
Florida Final Four. Amy Branch was named NI-
SCA All American, Kensey Clinch was named
Brighthouse Player of the Year, Orlando Senti-
nel Player of the Year, and NISCA All Ameri-
can. Amy Branch, Kensey Clinch, Hannah
Macdonald, and Karsyn Stewart were selected
as First Team All-Metro. Hannah Macdonald
was also named Metro East Academic Player of
the Year. Coach Alex Bennett named as Metro
East Coach of the Year.
LNHS Spring Sports Wrap-Up
acrylic cushion courts and hard courts
in the Tournament and League Area.
These courts will be utilized by the 17
USTA sections, along with coaches and
players from throughout the country, to
work collaboratively with USTA Player
Development. The Team USA Area also
will provide training facilities for ten-
nis officials and coaches from across
Indoor Tennis Courts–There will
be six indoor hard courts with a view-
Family Tennis Area–This area will
include eight 36-foot and eight 60-foot
SportCourt Power game courts, with an
environmentally friendly “Sportbase”
that will enable both youth and adults
to develop their games.
USTA Office Building–The ground
floor will include a tennis pro shop, fit-
ness area, locker rooms, a player lounge
and a café/restaurant, with USTA offic-
es occupying the second floor.
Not only will the USTA National
Campus be one of the largest tennis fa-
cilities in the world, but it also will be
one of the most advanced. Through a
partnership with PlaySight technolo-
gies, local residents will have some of
the most advanced technology in the
sport at their fingertips to help improve
“The USTA National Campus will
be this country’s model tennis facility,”
said Smith. “And with the addition of
PlaySight, the USTA can bring technol-
ogy generally reserved for top profes-
sionals to players of all ages and abili-
ties for the first time.”
Every single court on the campus
will be equipped with PlaySight’s Live
Court high-definition live streaming
technology, and 32 Smart Courts will
provide analytics and multi-angle vid-
The facility also will have its own
in-house television network.
“We’ll be able to utilize the 50-
plus screens spread out throughout
the campus in a variety of different
ways,” Cass said. “We can provide up-
dates from within the campus in real
time, highlight the different business
units of the USTA, display an upcoming
schedule of events, update scores from
matches in progress as well as show
highlights from the day, week or even
month at the campus.”
Expected to attract more than
100,000 visitors in just the first year of
operation, the USTA National Campus
is going to provide a tennis experience
like no other. Whether you are a pro-
fessional, a collegiate player or recrea-
tional player, or just starting out, the
USTA National Campus is the place to
come to improve your game and enjoy
everything tennis has to offer.
Almost six months away from the
opening, the USTA team is looking for-
ward to the launch of its new facility in
“This is the new Home of American
Tennis, 364 days of the year,” Cass said.
NEW HOME OF AMERICAN TENNIS continued from page 19
When the final bell of the
school year rings, children run
home, eagerly anticipating the
freedom of summer. A week
(sometimes even days) later,
parents hear the dreaded two-
word phrase: “I’m bored.”
Parents need not fear as the Lake Nona YMCA is
making sure that children have their best summer
ever thanks to a variety of programs and activities
that stimulate both mind and body.
Summer camp at the Lake Nona Y provides kids
with adventure, healthy fun, personal growth and
friendships that can take a so-so summer and turn it
into a memory that lasts a lifetime. Lake Nona YMCA’s
camps provide a welcoming environment for kids
where they can belong, build relationships, develop
character and discover their potential. From weekly
theme camps, specialty camps and leadership-in-
training camps, the Y has something for everyone.
Since summer is synonymous with swim season,
the Y encourages families to explore the benefits of
swimming while also keeping safety top of mind. The
Lake Nona YMCA offers swim lessons for infants all
the way up through teens and adults. Our summer
swim lessons run from June through August, with a
variety of days and times available.
Sports have always been a key component of the
YMCA. It’s important to keep kids active and engaged
all summer while, of course, still having fun in the
process. The Lake Nona Y offers summer youth bas-
ketball and cheering for preschool age through high
school. Children will learn the fundamental skills of
the game while making friends and learning team-
work and good sportsmanship.
For more information on how to make sure your
child has the best summer ever, stop by the Lake Nona
YMCA today, or visit www.ymcacentralflorida.com
to find out more.
Working to Help Children Have the Best...Summer...Ever!
21 JUNE 2016
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