Broward and Palm Beach counties will be well represented this weekend in Tampa when the Florida Athletic Coaches Association hosts its annual boys soccer all-star games.
Twelve players from the area will be taking the field for the South team including Boca Raton defender Allan Kuhne, Boca midfielder Gabe Ramirez, Cypress Bay midfielder Domenico Delsolar, Monarch midfielder Ceasar Ballesteros, Monarch defender Aleph Franzin, North Broward prep midfielder Daniel Montoya, Jupiter goalkeeper Eric Mastromarino, Palm Beach Central midfielder Kevin Naranjo, St. Thomas Aquinas defenders Enrique Aguerrevere and Flavio Cantinella, Dwyer defender Jeffrey Michaud and Cypress Bay defender Sami Salim.
The FACA All-Star games will take place March 9-10 at the University of South Florida.
Six Palm, Broward standouts selected for FACA All-Star Football Game December 27th, 2011
On Wednesday, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association announced the rosters for its 57th Annual North/South All-Star Football Classic.
Six players from Broward and Palm Beach counties were selected for the game including Royal Palm Beach running back Tremaine McCullough, Boynton Beach linebacker Audrey Dieujuste, Palm Beach Central defensive back Jhavon Williams, North Broward Prep defensive lineman Denzel Paige, Palm Beach Gardens offensive lineman Anthony Hicks and Boynton Beach offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker.
The coaching staff also has some South Florida connections with North Broward Prep’s Rex Nottage and Boynton Beach’s Rick Swain serving as assistant coaches.
This year’s game will be played Wednesday, Dec. 21 at Firemen’s Field in Sebring.
This past weekend, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association held its annual All-Star classics for both volleyball and cross country and South Florida was well-represented.
Several of the area’s top runners were invited to participate, including St. Thomas Aquinas’ Alex Payne and Giselle Suarez, who were both named to the All-Star South lineup.
The All-Star boys cross country team featured North Broward Prep’s Nicholas Palermo, Flanagan’s Edward Romero and Spanish River’s Nick French.
Archbishop McCarthy middle blocker Tashalyn Begon was selected to the volleyball all-star team.
It was an impressive year for high school basketball in Broward County this season.
Between the boys and girls programs, Broward sent nine teams to the state tournament. Three–the Sagemont boys, the Dillard girls and the Hollywood Christian girls–won titles.
Now, the Florida Athletics Coaches Association is honoring some of the area’s top basketball players. Four girls players from Broward, along with Dillard coach Marcia Pinder (who this year became Florida’s winningest basketball coach), are headed to this weekend’s FACA All-Star Game in Daytona Beach.
Pinder will be an assistant coach for the South team during the girls’ game, which will tip off at noon Saturday, March 19th at Embry-Riddle University. Among the Broward players on the roster will be Cooper City’s Chanlir Segarra, Dillard’s T’Keyah Williams and Lauren McGraw and South Broward’s Kiara Shoats.
Surprisingly enough, though, no players from Broward were selected for the boys’ game, which is scheduled to tip off immediately after the girls game.