RAIDERS PLAY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, AGAIN! AGAINST LAKELAND, AGAIN! STATE RUNNER-UP, AGAIN! In what SI.com called the “2006 Game of the Year”, a game ESPN Sportscenter highlight show featured, and a game HBO even mentioned…Our Raiders lost the state championship game to the Lakeland Dreadnaughts for the third year in a row. It was one for the ages, and one that made you be proud to be a Raider, even if you were once again the state runner-up. Lakeland scored early and often in the
seemed to be in complete control. They were winning 21-0
the fourth quarter. and embarrassed
just praying not
unbelievably, our Raiders went on to score minutes! A total of 49 points were scored by
35 points in the final both teams during that
minute time their way to
span. STA even recovered not one, but two onside kicks on what seemed to be an impossible comeback! Three of the
Raider touchdowns, two set scored in the final 1:47 of the (The combination of the two
up by the onside kick recoveries, were game, with no Raider timeouts remaining! onside kick recoveries was #2 on ESPN’s
top 10 plays of the day!) game, our Raiders forced
And, with overtime.
just 44 second remaining In the first overtime, both
in the teams
scored, second Raiders
causing a second overtime. Lakeland got the ball first in the overtime and kicked a field goal to give them a 45-42 lead. got the ball and drove to the one yard line where they were faced
kicking a game-tying field goal, the Raiders decided to go for the win and in a controversial call; the officials said we did not make it in the end zone! Lakeland finished the year ranked # 1 in the nation. Our Raiders finished the season at #21 in the polls
and at Coach
#1 with, “Courage and heart,” Smith said. Congratulations to Coach
and all the players and regional championship
fans on an incredible season and a and for being the State Runner-up!
The girls’ soccer team had another excellent season, finishing the season with a 25-2 record. The girls won the district championship but went on to lose to Satellite Beach in the regional final game. Congratulations to Coach Giron and all the coaches and players!
The boys’ soccer team had an up and down season, finishing with more losses in one season than they have had in years, at 17-9-5. They did end strong, making it to the final four, losing to Auburndale in the state semi-final game. Congratulations to Coach Jobie and all the coaches and players!
Eleven athletes from Broward County were recognized among the top basketball players in the nation when they were selected as candidates for the 2007 McDonald’s All-American high school team. STA had five players on the list. Our honorees were Jermaine Johnson, Martavis Kee, Jack Eggleston, Charlease Williams, and Catherine Stine.
The boys’ basketball team finished the season 22-6. They were the champion of the Kreul Holiday Classic and the district champion. The Raiders were also the regional runner-up, losing to Dillard in the Regional Championship game. The team is coached by STEVE STRAND ’76. The girls’ basketball beat Dillard this year! The girls’ team ended up finishing their season at 16-6. The team is coached by Dennis Frisco.
The wrestling team finished their season at 14-2 and as the regional champions. Congratulations on another great year!
The girls’ lacrosse team came a long way from its very first-ever practice in January to winning the State Championship in April! The first-year team finished their season at 17-2 and as the district, regional, and STATE CHAMPION!
The boys’ tennis team finished their season at 12-1 and as the district champion and the regional runner-up. Congratulations! The girls’ tennis team finished their season undefeated at 13-0, winning district, regional and STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS! Congratulations to Coach Deopsomer and all the girls, including three freshmen, on a fantastic season and on bringing another state championship trophy home!
The Gold team finished their season 13-6-1, tied for second place. The Blue team finished their season 11-8, also tied for second place in their division. Both teams qualified for the state championship. Gold finished fourth in states and Blue finished fifth. Senior Bryan Salicco, son of SANDY THACKERAY SALICCO ’73, and junior Tony Vento were selected to represent Florida in a national tournament in Chicago. Senior Charlie Crespo and freshman Garry Koroshec were awarded scholarships by the Florida Scholastic Hockey League for their academic achievements as well as their outstanding performances on the ice.
The boys’ track team also finished their season undefeated at 9-0 and as district and regional champions. They took 3rd place at states. The girls’ track team did exceptional again, finishing their season at an undefeated 12-0 and as the district and regional champion and the state runner-up. Congratulations to Coach Dave Shepherd and all of his assistants and athletes on a great season.
Shataya Hendricks broke SANYA RICHARDS ’02 record in the 100 meters at the
Bob Hayes Invitational in Jacksonville in March
shattered the 11:39 record with a
GIRLS WATER POLO
The girls’ water polo team had its finest season in the program’s five-year history. The team went undefeated during their season, even after traveling to Chicago to play three of the top teams in the country, Fenwick, Loyola and Mother McAuley. They won both district and regional championships and made it to the championship final after beating Dr. Krop 19-3. The Raiders lost for the first time in the championship game to powerhouse Gulliver Prep, 10-6, and finished as the state-runner-up. Congratulations to all the girls and coaches on a fantastic season.
The team finished the season 18-11, winning the district championship. They lost in the regional semi-finals to West Boca. They are coached by ROBERT LAWSON ’89.
The team finished their season at 19-9, winning the district championship. They lost in the regional final game to West Boca. The girls are coached by BRIAN BAUCOM ’87.
The boys’ volleyball team finished at 18-8 and as the district runner-up.
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