Athletics

2015-16 NHS ATHLETIC AND SCHOOL-RELATED EVENT CALENDAR

To view NHS sports schedules or to view all non-athletic school-related events on the Naples HS calendar visit ScheduleStar.com, Click HERE.

FHSAA ACADEMIC TEAM RANKINGS FOR 2014-15

  Sport Class Rank
  Fall    
  Boys’ Cross Country
3A
13th out of 144
 
Girls’ Cross Country
3A
26th out of 144
 
Boys’ Golf
2A
16th out of 164
 
Girls’ Golf
2A
9th out of 164
 
Boys’ Swimming & Diving
2A
12th out of 119
 
Girls’ Swimming & Diving
2A
12th out of 119
 
Football
6A
9th out of 84
 
Volleyball
6A
15th out of 86
  Winter  
 
Boys’ Basketball
6A
10th out of 87
 
Girls’ Basketball
6A
3rd out of 85
 
Boys’ Soccer
3A
8th out of 107
 
Girls’ Soccer
3A
17th out of 107
 
Wrestling
2A
did not qualify
  Spring  
 
Baseball
6A
8th out of 86
 
Softball
6A
16th out of 86
 
Boys’ Tennis
3A
28th out of 130
 
Girls’ Tennis
3A
30th out of 130
 
Boys’ Track & Field
3A
11th out of 144
 
Girls’ Track & Field
3A
20th out of 144
 
Boys’ Lacrosse
1A
45th out of 160
 
Girls’ Lacrosse
1A
16th out of 144


 

NHS STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

Five Naples High School student-athletes made their college commitments on Tuesday, May 19th. The student athletes are:

Victoria Guerra has earned four varsity letters at Naples High School. She lettered as a freshman on the Golden Eagle soccer team and has earned three varsity letters on the NHS track team. (She would have earned four if she hadn’t been injured last season.) Victoria is one of the best sprinters in the history of Naples HS. As a 9th grader she earned the team’s Most Valuable Runner Award and as a 10th grader she was the recipient of the Outstanding Sprinter Award. (Track awards are tomorrow night and my guess is she’ll receive another major award then.) Victoria is also the holder of the 100 meter dash record at NHS with a time of 12.01 and a member of the 4 X 100 meter relay team that set the school record of 48.92 in 2013. In addition to all of that, she also earned the Naples High School Student-Athlete Award. Victoria will be continuing her track career at Jacksonville University, in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville University Dolphins are a NCAA Division I program that competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
   
Dante Hoppa also earned four varsity letters in his athletic career at Naples High School.  He lettered for three consecutive years (as a 10th, 11th, and 12th grader) in basketball and he also lettered in football this past season as a senior. As a junior, Dante was the recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award in basketball.  Dante also earned the Student-Athlete Award this past January. Despite being injured for much of his senior basketball season, Dante Hoppa will be continuing his basketball career at Maryville College, in Maryville, Tennessee. Maryville is a NCAA Division III program that competes in the Great South Athletic Conference. Dante plans to study accounting or statistics.
   
Mitch Lindheim has been a member of the Naples High School varsity baseball program for the past four years and he is a senior captain. Mitch also played freshmen and junior varsity football for the Golden Eagles. In addition to his athletic achievements at NHS, Mitch also has earned the prestigious Student-Athlete Award boasting a 5.114 grade point average. Mitch has signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball for Coach Randy Stegall at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Mitch is part of the 1st recruiting class of the new NCAA Division II athletic program at Embry-Riddle. (Coincidentally they are also the Golden Eagles.) Mitch is planning on majoring in Space Physics and Commercial Space.
   
Isaac Tiburcio is a rarity. He is a four year varsity starter and letter winner and in basketball at Naples High School. As an 11th grader he earned the team’s Offensive Player of the Year Award. This past season as a senior he led the team in assists with 12.6 per game and he earned the team’s Most Valuable Player Award. Like Dante Hoppa, Isaac will be continuing his basketball career playing for Coach Brady Lambert at Maryville College, in Maryville, Tennessee. At Maryville College Isaac plans to study accounting.
   
Sophie Wasmer has earned eight varsity letters in her athletic career at Naples High School. She is a four year letter winner in basketball and a four year letter winner in lacrosse. In basketball, Sophie was the recipient of the Most Improved Award as a junior and The Dave Walker Award as a senior. The Dave Walker Award (named after the long-time NHS head basketball coach) is presented annually to the senior on the team with the following characteristics: good student, leadership, great work ethic, physical and mental toughness and intensity. Sophie will be continuing her athletic career playing lacrosse at St. Leo University, in St. Leo, Florida. St. Leo teams participate in NCAA Division II and are members of the Sunshine State Conference.

 

NHS NAMES 2015 WINGED FOOT SCHOLAR ATHLETE NOMINEE

  Michael Walker has been named Naples High School’s 2015 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete nominee. Michael has earned varsity letters in football, baseball and track. He was the recipient of the Rusty Larabell Football Most Valuable Player Award and he has earned a full athletic scholarship to play football at NCAA Division I Boston College.

He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Cambridge Aice Academy, the NHS Engineering Academy, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Center Point Youth Group and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

The WINGED FOOT SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD is designed to recognize the top scholar athletes in Collier County’s high schools, public and private. The program pays tribute to eleven “Winged Foot Nominees” consisting of one senior scholar-athlete representing each high school.

Each nominee receives a $5,000 scholarship and the overall Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete award winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship at an awards banquet which will be held on May 18, 2015, at The Naples Grande.

 

NHS ADDS NEW STATE TENNIS RUNNER-UPS

 

  Freshman Alyssa Mayo partnered with senior Sophia Petrella to become the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 3A Girls’ Tennis Overall Individual Doubles State-Runner Up. The championship match was played on April 15, 2015, at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.

Match scores were 3-6 and 5-7.

Congratulations Ladies!

 

 

FOUR NHS STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

Four Naples High School student-athletes signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, to compete in athletics at the intercollegiate level. Here is more on each of the signees:

NHS Student-Athlete Kenflore Attilus   Kenflore Atilus has been a varsity letter winner on the Naples HS track and field team for four years. Last year, she earned the team’s Outstanding Jumper Award. She is the best female Golden Eagle high jumper in school history with a school record of 5’ 6”. Kenflore has also been on the girls’ basketball team for four years earning varsity letters the last two. She will compete in track and field for Florida International University, in Miami, FL. The FIU Panthers are an NCAA Division I program that competes in Conference USA.
NHS Student-Athlete Becca Johnson   Rebecca Johnson has been a member of the Naples HS volleyball program for four years. She was on the JV team as a 9th grader and she has lettered the last three years. This past season, she earned the team’s Most Valuable Player award. In addition, Rebecca owns three Naples High School volleyball records:  Most Digs in a game (40); Most Digs in a Season (287); and Most Digs in a Career (789). She also lettered in track and field as a 9th and 1oth grader. Rebecca will be playing volleyball for Coach Todd Dagenais at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. UCF is a NCAA Division I program and the Golden Knights compete in The American Conference.
NHS Student-Athlete Chloe Massaro   Chloe Massaro has been a member of the Naples HS volleyball program for four years. She was a junior varsity participant as a 9th and 10th grader and lettered both as a junior and senior. In addition, this past season the earned the volleyball team’s Golden Eagle Award. Chloe also played basketball as a freshman and as a sophomore. Chloe will be playing volleyball for Coach Jenna Brown at The University of Charleston, in Charleston, West Virginia.  The University of Charleston is a NCAA Division II program that competes in the Mountain East Conference.
NHS Student-Athlete Ellie Rushing   Ellie Rushing is a four year letter winner in the Golden Eagle softball program. She also played volleyball at NHS as a 9th and 10th grader. In addition, he has earned the prestigious Naples High School Student-Athlete Award. She is also the president of the NHS Student Government Association. Ellie will be playing softball for Coach Michelle Frew at Rollins College, in Winter Park, FL. Rollins is a NCAA Division II program that plays in the Sunshine State Conference.


FHSAA RELEASES WINTER SPORTS ACADEMIC TEAM RANKINGS

The FHSAA Academic Team Champions for the winter sports season have been announced. School teams are ranked based on varsity team cumulative un-weighted grade point averages. Naples HS teams, as usual, compared very favorably to other schools in our classifications:

Boys’ Basketball   10th out of 87 schools in Class 6A
Girls’ Basketball   3rd out of 85 schools in Class 6A
Boys’ Soccer   8th out of 107 schools in Class 3A
Girls’ Soccer   17th out of 107 schools in Class 3A

 

GOLDEN EAGLE STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT

On Wednesday, February 4th six Naples High School student athletes signed their national letters of intent to attend and participate in athletics at their chosen schools. Congratulations to each of these student athletes, their families, and their coaches for all their hard work to make this special day a reality. Good luck next year at the next level!

Brooke Ford Softball Bryan College
Jack Henning Lacrosse Huntingdon College
Ben Tweedie Soccer Marquette
Cliff St. Louis Football Glenville State College
Max Joseph Football Northwest Mississippi Community College
Michael Walker Football Boston College
For more information, please click HERE

 

 

NHS ADDS A STATE CHAMPION

 

Naples High School junior, Shawn Lemarie won an individual State Championship in the 500 meter freestyle event at the Class 2A State Swim Meet on Friday, November 14, 2014 in Stuart, Florida. His time was 4:31.92 seconds. 

In addition, the boys’ 400 meter freestyle relay team consisting of Brandon deTschaschell, Alex Bradfield, Aaron Bradfield, and Shawn Lemarie finished in 8th place at the meet.


GOLDEN EAGLE BASEBALL STUDENT ATHLETE SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT


Garrett Zech, NHS Baseball Student Athlete

Garrett Zech has signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball for Coach Mark Kingston at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Florida.
USF competes at the NCAA Division I level and is a member of The American Conference.  (Formerly The Big East Conference)

At Naples High School, Garrett has earned two varsity letters in football and three varsity letters in baseball. He also has earned the Naples High School Student-Athlete Award, which is given to those students who have earned three or more varsity letters in one or more sports and also have a 3.75 cumulative grade point average or above.

Garrett is the son of Brian and Michelle Zech and the brother of Kyle (Class of 2010) who played baseball at Stetson University and Jordan (Class of 2009) who played at both UCF and Villanova.

 

NCAA ELIGIBILITY UPDATE

It has been stated by the NCAA that "A high school course (e.g. Algebra 1, Spanish 1) taken in middle school may be used if the course is on the student’s high school transcript with a grade and credit and if the course is on the high school’s List of NCAA Courses."

NCAA DIVISION 1 INITIAL ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS CHANGING SIGNIFICANTLY

Parents and Student-Athletes, please be aware that NCAA Division 1 initial eligibility standards will change significantly for student-athletes in the Class of 2016. (Current 10th grade student-athletes who will enter D1 institutions on or after August 1, 2016)

Important to note that:

  1. The minimum qualifying core course GPA will be 2.3
  2. 16 core courses are required*
    • 4 years English;
    • 3 years math at Algebra I level or higher;
    • 2 years natural or physical science - (1) lab if offered at any HS attended);
    • 1 year additional English, math or natural/physical science;
    • 2 years social science; and
    • 4 years additional from areas above or foreign language, philosophy or comparative religion.
    *All core courses must appear on the school district’s approved NCAA Clearinghouse course list.
  3. 10 of the 16 core courses must be complete PRIOR to 12th grade year

For detailed information please click HERE.

THE EAGLES’ ALL-SPORTS BOOSTER CLUB SPONSORS FOR 2013-2014

The Eagles’ All-Sports Booster Club exists as an organization interested in supporting and encouraging the total athletic program at NHS. Each year, the Eagles’ All-Sports Booster Club contributes many thousands of dollars to the Naples High School athletic department to provide for the needs of all sports.  Primarily, the monies of the Club are expended for above district-level travel (transportation, food and lodging) major equipment expenses and team T-shirts for all sports.

BENEFACTOR - $500.00
The Hanlon Family – Curt & Jill Major – The Faulkner Family
Mike and Bonnie Walker

PATRON - $200.00
Joe and Melissa La Cagnina – Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Fields
Dr. Richard Garcia / General Dentistry David and Shelly Gray
Paradise Supplements – Gretchen and Bob Schuster
Supreme Auto Collision  –  James W. Walker, P.A.

SUSTAINING – $100.00
Gail Addison - The Atamian Family - BuzzOFF Mosquito
The De Shields Family – Manhardt Construction – The Riley Family
The Shakour Family - Dr. and Mrs. Francisco A. Smith
Dan and Gabriele Walkow - Waterside Medical, Matthew Black, M.D. Mike and Marian Zimmerman

GENERAL - $25.00
Richard and Melinda Beatty- J. Broussard Family
Christian Crowe/MaryAnn Maltese - Familia Calvillo/Servin
Renee and Rick Fuller - Wendy Hogsdon - Carson Horne
Michael and Judy Hunter - McAfee Home Watch, LLC
Thomas and Sherri Kelly – The Keyes Family – The Leon Family
Laurie D. Lile – The Shreeve Family - J.M. Stevens Shredding Service

NAPLES HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVES NATA SAFE SPORTS SCHOOL AWARD

Naples High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its interscholastic athletic program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

Naples High School’s Certified Athletic Trainer Ali Hall: “Naples High School is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed to keeping our student athletes safe during physical education classes, team practices and games so they can accomplish their own goals of great competition, winning records, fair sportsmanship and good health. Our goal is to lead our athletics program to the highest safety standards for our players.”

Physical activity is very important for our youth, according to NATA president Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES. “There has been an increase in competitive sports, which are, unfortunately, not without risk. Brain injury/concussion, cardiac arrest, heat illness, exertional sickling, cervical spine fractures and other injuries and illnesses are potentially life-threatening.” Proper planning with proper equipment and personnel is vital to the safety of student athletes today, he notes.

In order to achieve Safe Sport School status, as Naples High School did, athletic programs must do the following:

  • Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
  • Provide or coordinate pre-participation physical examinations
  • Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
  • Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
  • Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
  • Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
  • Provide or facilitate injury intervention
  • Create and rehearse a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
  • Provide or facilitate psychosocial consultation and nutritional counseling/education
  • Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities

THE INITIAL-ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS FOR NCAA DIVISION I COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENT-ATHLETES

The NCAA Division I Eligibility Standards are changing, to find out more click HERE.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR POTENTIAL NHS ATHLETES

BEFORE A STUDENT IS PERMITTED TO DRAW EQUIPMENT OR PRACTICE (in any manner including pre-season and/or summer conditioning) he/she must have a health screening, insurance coverage and parental consent documentation. The health form date must be "current"---that is, not older than 365 days---and, upon expiration during any part of the participation, must be renewed before the student can continue to take part.

Both of the following forms must be completed IN FULL and on file in the activities office prior to any type of participation in a sport.

ACTIVITY/ATHLETIC CODE OF CONDUCT CHANGE

Students who are members of an athletic team, performance group or involved in a competitive extracurricular activity need to be aware of this IMPORTANT CHANGE in the Activity/Athletic Code of Conduct:

Effective immediately Rule 34 of the Activity/Athletic Code of Conduct has changed. It now states that if you are in violation of the code in or out of school 365 days of the year (including summer vacation and school breaks) you will receive the consequences of the code violation at the beginning of your next team and/or group participation. Prior to this change the Activity/Athletic Code of Conduct was in effect during the school year only.

Any questions should be directed to the CCPS student relations office at 239-377-0509.

ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR ATHLETES

Now is the time for college-bound student-athletes in the junior class to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center if they plan on participating in college athletics.  Early registration promotes positive planning and involvement, bypasses the last-minute rush and helps college-bound student-athletes avoid issues that may delay their academic and amateur certifications.  The registration process is easy and can be done by:

  1. Logging on to the Eligibility Center's new Web site at www.eligibilitycenter.org;
  2. Selecting the “Fall 2010 or After” icon;
  3. Selecting the “New Account” tab at the top of the screen; and
  4. Beginning the registration process.

As a reminder as a college-bound student-athlete you need to apply to the college or university they are interested in attending.  Some student-athletes think that because they are being recruited or because they have registered with the Eligibility Center, they do not need to apply for admission.  Be advised that athletics eligibility and admission to a college or university are two separate processes and that both need to be completed.  

OWN A PIECE OF GOLDEN EAGLE HISTORY

The “original” Naples High School gymnasium opened its doors (along with the rest of the new high school) in the fall of 1960. Forty nine years later, in the summer of 2009, a new state-of-the art gymnasium replaced the original one, and the “old” gym was demolished and now is gone forever.  Although that “old” gym is gone, many of the memories that were made there (basketball, volleyball, wrestling, high school dances and even graduations…) will last a lifetime.

The Eagles’ All-Sports Booster Club is now offering everyone a limited time opportunity to  recapture a tangible piece of those memories… in the form of an engraved wooden plank from the original Naples High School gymnasium floor. Each 12” X 2” plank of wood is engraved like the picture below:

If you would like to purchase one or more of these pieces of Naples High School history, you can do so one of two ways. They will be available for sale at all home varsity football games this fall, and they will be on sale while supplies last, in the Naples High School athletic office, located in Building One at NHS.

The cost is $20.00 each. Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit ALL sports at Naples High School. If you have questions or if you would like to place your order via e-mail, please contact Trish Hendry (athletic department assistant) at HendryPa@collier.k12.fl.us.


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