Athletics

2014-15 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.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BEING A GOLDEN EAGLE VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK SPONSOR??

We are delighted to introduce a new and exciting sponsorship opportunity for Golden Eagles football fans! It’s called Golden Eagle Game of the Week Sponsor!  If you’re a Golden Eagle football fan… EVERY Golden Eagle varsity football game is THE GAME OF THE WEEK! This season for the first time ever, we are offering the unique opportunity for businesses and/or other groups and organizations to sponsor Golden Eagle home football games –one game at a time.  To find out more about becoming a Golden Eagle VARSITY FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK SPONSOR please click HERE.

FORMER NHS STUDENT ATHLETE ACCOMPLISHES BIG SWIM

Former NHS Swimming standout Katie Kramer became the youngest American female to complete the six mile swim across the Strait of Gilbraltar. To view her appearance on "The Morning Swim Show", click HERE.

NHS STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN LETTERS OF COMMITMENT

Seven Naples High School senior student-athletes Grant Ashline, Hali Delashmet, Meredith Morgan, Hayley Pinterich, Brett Scafidi, Ryan Schank, and Rico Soto were recognized May 15th in the NHS auditorium when they made their commitments to continue their athletic careers at the next level.

FORMER NHS STANDOUT DRAFTED INTO THE NFL

Former NHS Standout, Carlos HydeFormer Naples High School standout Carlos Hyde was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 2014 National Football League Draft. The 49ers selected the 6-foot, 230 lb. running back from The Ohio State University, after Hyde led the Big Ten Conference in scoring the past two seasons and finished sixth on Ohio State’s career rushing list.

At Naples High School, Hyde ran for 944 yards as a junior in 2007, during an undefeated 15-0 Golden Eagle football season culminating in the school’s second football State Championship. As a senior in 2008, Hyde had 1650 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games, which earned him a scholarship from the Buckeyes. 

Carlos Hyde is only the third Naples High School player ever drafted into the NFL. In 1995, Fred McCrary went to the Philadelphia Eagles in the 6th round and Spencer Adkins went to the Atlanta Falcons in 2009 also in the 6th round.



NHS TRACK & FIELD STATE CHAMPION

NHS Student Athlete, Tyler ByrdNaples HS sophomore Tyler Byrd won a State Championship in the long jump on Saturday, May 3, 2014,  at the FHSAA Class 3A State Track and Field Championships held at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. His winning jump of 23 feet and 7 ½ inches also set a Naples High School record.

Earlier this year, Tyler was named to the MAXPREPS Football Sophomore All-American First Team Defense for his outstanding performance during the 2013 high school football season.



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."

 

NHS SPRING SPORT FHSAA ACADEMIC STANDINGS

Baseball   1st out of 87 schools in Class 6A
Softball   12th out of 86 schools in Class 6A
     
Boys' Tennis   21st out of 130 schools in Class 3A
Girls' Tennis   11th out of 130 schools in Class 3A
     
Boys' Track & Field   15th out of 144 schools in Class 3A
Girls' Track & Field   21st out of 144 schools in Class 3A
     
Boys’ Lacrosse   34th out of 158 schools in single class
Girls’ Lacrosse   11th out of 139 schools in single class

NHS TENNIS STATE CHAMPIONS

 

NHS Student-Athlete, Nikki Kallenberg
Nikki Kallenberg
Naples High School senior Nikki Kallenberg won a third consecutive Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 3A Overall #1 Singles Tennis Championship on April 18, 2014, at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs. The State Championship match completed a fourth consecutive undefeated high school singles regular season for Nikki. The score of the State Final match was 6-2 and 6-1. Nikki’s overall singles record at Naples High School is 67-1. She will be attending Harvard University in the fall where she will study medicine and play tennis.

On that same day, Nikki partnered with Naples High School junior Letizia Atzeni (Foreign Exchange Student at NHS from Cagliari, Italy) to also win the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Class 3A Doubles Tennis Championship. Kallenberg and Atzeni had to win two matches, both of which ended in tiebreakers. The Naples duo beat Largo (0-6, 6-4, 10-5) in the individual doubles final, and then Creekside (6-4, 3-6, 10-5) for the overall State Championship.

NHS Student-Athlete, Letizia Atzeni
Letizia Atzeni

 

NHS 2014 WINGED FOOT SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD NOMINEE

NHS Scholar-Athlete, Garrison KalvinCongratulations are in order for Naples High School senior Garrison Kalvin. Garrison was recently selected as Naples High School’s 2014 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete nominee. Garrison has earned a total of nine varsity letters in cross country, soccer and track. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the NHS Technical Student Association (First Robotics) KidsCAN, Junior State of America, and Key Club. Garrison will also earn a Laureate Diploma.  

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. 

All nominees and their parents are invited to a very special awards ceremony in May at The Ritz Carlton Tiburon Resort. Each nominee receives a $5,000 scholarship and the overall Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete award winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship.

NHS STUDENT-ATHLETE SELECTED FOR 2014 FHSAA ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAM

NHS Student-Athlete, Brooke FaulknerCongratulations are in order for Naples High School senior Brooke Faulkner who has been selected to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s prestigious Academic All-State Team. Nominations are based on a student’s academic and athletic achievements as well as participation in non-classroom school activities, community involvement and employment. Only twelve graduating senior girls from around the state of Florida are selected to the Academic All-State Team. Brooke will receive a $1,000 monetary award as well as a commemorative medallion from the FHSAA. In addition, she is now in the running for the FHSAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award.

Brooke, along with the other  members of the  FHSAA Academic All-State Team (twelve boys and twelve girls) will be honored at the FHSAA State of Florida Academic All-State Awards Banquet which will take place in Gainesville on June 9, 2014.

To view the entire article visit http://www.fhsaa.org/news/2014/0414.

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.

NHS STUDENT-ATHLETE NAMED TO MAXPREPS ALL-AMERICAN TEAM

 

Naples High School student-athlete Tyler Byrd has been named to the:

MAXPREPS Football Sophomore All-American First Team Defense

for his outstanding performance during the 2013 high school football season.

Click HERE to read attached letter and certificate from Stephen Spiewak, the National Football Editor for MAXPREPS.

Tyler Byrd - NHS Student-Athlete

 

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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