Local student-athletes named to Miami Herald's All-Dade teams

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 0 Comments

A group of local high school student athletes were recently recognized for their stellar performances in sports, as they were placed on The Miami Herald’s All-Dade teams for football, swimming, volleyball, golf and cross country.
Making the 5A-Independent First-Team Offense was Pace senior athlete Tyrone Douglas, and his teammate, senior athlete Thomas Willis, made First-Team Defense.
Pace senior defensive lineman Fabio Desire made Second-Team Defense as well as his teammates, seniors Ray Vaughn Chayote and Ruben Masters.
Pace offensive lineman Brynor Joseph made Third-Team Offense and Pace defensive back Jaheem Joseph made Third-Team Defense.
For Class 8A-64, making Second-Team Defense was Goleman senior defensive tackle Kamal Barnes and American sophomore defensive back Donny Robinson.
Third-Team Offense included Mater Academy junior running back Takori Thurston, and his teammate, senior defensive lineman Myles Smith, made Third-Team Defense.
Honorable mentions included American players Council Allen, Victore Hylton and Katravis; Goleman players Sebastian Hernandez, Jaylin Johnson, Ernesto Lopez, Zachary Valcarcel and Joshua Walthour; Hialeah Gardens players Italo Badia, Carlos Calderon, Christian Herrera, and Ray Oropesa; and Mater Academy players John Israel-Cooper, Keyone Jenkins, Damion Salsberry and Donate Warren.
For boys’ swimming, Mater Lakes senior Michael Fernandez made the All-Dade First Team, finishing ninth in the 200 IM at state competition with a time of 1:55.23 as well as his teammate, senior Brandon Moran, who finished third with a time of 58.50.
Fernandez also earned All-Dade Second Team honors in the 200 medley rely with teammates Brandon Moran, Juanpablo Pineda and Daniel Quijada, and Third Team members included Fernandez for the 500 freestyle and Mater Academy swimmer Victor Valdes for the 100 meters breaststroke.
Honorable mentions include Mater Academy swimmers Anthony Martinez, Samuel Ouijada, Jordi Rey and Victor Valdes.
For girls’ swimming, Hialeah Gardens senior Jennifer Rodriguez earned First-Team honors, finishing third in the 100 meter breaststroke with a time of 1:04.69 at state competition.
Second Team honors included Hialeah Miami Lakes’ Jocelyn Ruiz finishing with a time of 59:90 in the 100 meters butterfly; and honorable mentions included Hialeah Gardens swimmers Claudia Acosta, Daniela Curbelo and Yozenis Perez, and Goleman swimmer Isabella Jurado.
For Class 9A-6A, earning First-Team honors in girls’ volleyball included Mater Academy freshmen Angeles Alderete, who recorded 374 kills for the season.
Honorable mentions included Hialeah Miami Lakes players Lianet Bulmas and Florela Serrano; and Mater Academy players Lily Sierra and Elisa Villar.
For boys’ golf, American freshman Terry Moore earned Second-Team honors.
For boys’ cross country, Mater Academy senior Tommy Cardenas earned First-Team honors finishing 19th with a time 16:29.55 at state competition, and Mater Academy junior Valarie Lastra made the girls’ First Team, winning the state championship with a time of 17:12.58.
Honorable mention included Mater Academy runner Jinah Mickens-Malik.
For girls’ bowling, making the All-Dade First-Team was American freshman Victery Coleman, finishing with 148.8 average at the state qualifying competition after he won the district championship.

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