Boca Raton boys win state swim championship
Friday, November 09, 2012
by The Palm Beach Post
Led by Jason McCormick, the Boca Raton boys captured their first state swimming and diving championship, winning the Class 3A title Friday in Orlando.
McCormick took first in the 50 freestyle (20.43) and 100 freestyle (45.07) and anchored the 200 free relay (1:23.79) and 400 free relay (3:05.00) title teams.
The Bobcats finished with 285 team points, well ahead of second-place Palm Harbor's 247.
"Winning in 3A is pretty hard, but it's been our goal all year," McCormick said.
"Just an amazing meet," Boca coach Eric Hill said. "I couldn't be happier with the guys. It was close and it was all up to them. It was their meet to win or lose and they went after it and won big today. So I'm real proud of all of them."
Alejandro Vassallo, Steven Vergona, Kevin Matheus and anchor Sam Corona teamed to win the 200 medley relay in 1:34.60.
"We set all the standards," Hill said. "We crushed all of our own records, which is pretty phenomenal."
Boca Raton's Kevin Matheus finished fifth in the boys 100 breaststroke (58.39) and seventh in the boys' 100 butterfly (51.12). John I. Leonard's Christi Herfurth finished seventh in the girls 100 butterfly (57.85).
Park Vista 2, Palm Beach Central 1: Steve Sosa scored two goals and Derrick Contrerars had a penalty save in goal, helping the Cobras (2-0) edge the Broncos in Wellington.
Spanish River 4, Wellington 0: D.J. Belpozzo scored a goal to help the Sharks (3-0) defeat the Wolverines in Wellington.
Oxbridge Academy 3, Berean Christian 2: Justin Dieck and Daniel Novella each scored goals, but the Bulldogs (0-2) fell to the Thunderwolves (2-1) in West Palm Beach.
John I. Leonard 4, Suncoast 2: Hosea Rorozco and Alfredo Salazar each scored a goal as the Lancers (1-0, 1) stopped the Chargers in Greenacres.
Benjamin 2, Pine School 1: Enrique Wulf and P.J. Paone each scored a goal and Mack Ross added two assists as the Buccaneers (2-0) edged the Knights in Palm Beach Gardens.
Boca Raton 3, Olympic Heights 0: Matt Laux scored all three goals and Brian Kilgallon earned the shutout as the Bobcats (3-0) beat the Lions in Boca Raton.
American Heritage 8, Jupiter Christian 0: Christian Perez had two goals and Frederick Gil added three assists to lead the Stallions (2-0) to the rout of the Eagles (1-1) in Delray Beach.
Palm Beach Central 5, Park Vista 0: Amber Agrillo scored three goals, Yulie Lopez added two goals and goalkeeper Lindsey Placius contributed a penalty kick as the Broncos (4-0) routed the Cobras in Wellington.
Trinity Christian 9, Wellington Christian 2: Tori Hamel scored three goals and Dahlia Pierre added two goals and two assists, leading the Warriors (2-2) to the rout of the Eagles (1-3) in Lake Worth.
Deerfield Beach-Zion Lutheran 1, Berean Christian 0: Jordyn Elardo stood out on defense, but the Bulldogs (0-2-1) fell to the Lions (2-1) in West Palm Beach.
Dreyfoos 3, Dwyer 2: Kaitlyn Svopa, Sarah MacLean and Nadira Davis each scored a goal apiece to help the Jaguars (2-1) edge the Panthers (0-2) in Palm Beach Gardens.
Forest Hill 5, Boynton Beach 0: Brianna McIntosh and Leah Parker each scored two goals apiece to lead the Falcons (1-0) past the Tigers in West Palm Beach
Lake Worth Christian 8, Hollywood-Sheridan Hills Christian 0: Kendra Cashion and Gabby Hallahan each had a goal as the Defenders (4-1) coasted past the Sharks in Boynton Beach.
Jupiter Christian 2, Boca Raton Christian 1: Alyssa Hearing and Maureen Mikosz scored a goal apiece to help the Eagles (1-3) edge the Blazers in Jupiter.
Vero Beach-Master's Academy 4, Pine School 2: Sarah Sharfi and Annalise Romero each scored a goal, but the Knights (1-3) fell to the Patriots in Vero Beach.
Dwyer star picks FSU: Dwyer senior Kai James gave Florida State coaches a verbal commitment Thursday. James, a 6-foot-5 post, is a four-star recruit rated a 95 overall by ESPN HoopGurlz. She is the third-ranked post player (22nd overall) in the 2013 class and is the fourth-ranked player in the state. James also considered Georgia Tech, Florida and Oklahoma. Her brother, Joel, is a freshman forward at North Carolina.