By: Matt Rothman
Marjory Stoneman Douglas had an incredible winter sports season, with three players winning Player of the Year and nearly 20 students getting recognized with All-Conference awards.
Demarius Summers was the Player of the Year after his incredible basketball season, recording 18.1 points and 11.5 rebounds per game as the Eagles reached Regionals 19 wins.
Grace Dykstra was named Player of the Year for the girls’ soccer team. She had 14 goals and 37 points, helping MSD win 16 games, a District Championship, and a trip to the Regional Final. Lilly Conn and Ella Stevens were selected to the All-County First Team, Breanna Gordon and Layla Segelnick were picked to the second team, and Jackie DeStefano, Alessia Frequelluci, and Taylor Le were Honorable Mentions.
Gaby Caro was the final Player of the Year after her State Championship in Wrestling. Rocco Duygulu and David Leiva were picked for the Second-Team All-Conference for the boys’ team, with Vincent Dion, Alexander Kooby, and Jimmy Messmer all be g recognized as Honorable Mentions.
Tomer Yair, who is committed to playing college soccer at Bloomsburg University, highlighted the First Team All-Conference for the boys’ soccer team. The senior had 11 goals and nine assists while Joaquin Gonzalez was picked to the Second Team, and Shadi Buchanon and Mauricio Jimenez were Honorable Mentions after the Eagles won 11 games and reached Regionals.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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