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.
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.
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:
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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|
|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 has signed a Letter of Intent to play baseball for Coach Mark Kingston at the University of South Florida, in Tampa. Florida.
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:
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:
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:
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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