Tremendous Ten: Kayla Monsanto Helped Propel Jenkins to State Tournament
Wed. November 14, 2012 at 10:40 p.m. | By Solange Reyner
KAYLA MONSANTO, a George Jenkins senior, had 19 kills in a 3-0 regional final sweep of Lake Minneola during the weekend, helping the Eagles reach the state tournament for the first time in 16 years. (Photo by RICK RUNION | THE LEDGER )
1 - Kayla Monsanto, George Jenkins: The senior outside hitter had 19 kills to help the Eagles beat Lake Minneola, 3-0, in a Class 7A regional volleyball final on Saturday. Jenkins made it to the state tournament for the first time in 16 years with the win, but lost 3-0 Tuesday to Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas in the state semifinals.
2 - James Voisard, Winter Haven: The junior diver took second place at the Class 2A state diving championships Nov. 8. Voisard was eight points shy of a first-place finish.
3 - Hannah Kendall, Winter Haven: The freshman made the finals in the 50 and 100 freestyle races at the Class 2A state swim meet Nov. 8. She finished fifth in the 50 free in 24.05 seconds and seventh in the 100 free in 53.08 seconds.
4 - Alex Carson, George Jenkins: The sophomore sprinter finished seventh in the 50 freestyle at the Class 3A state swim meet on Friday. He swam the event in 21.46 seconds.
5 - Derwin James, Auburndale: The sophomore speedster rushed for 148 yards and a score and caught three passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in a 47-15 win over Frostproof.
6 - Christian Alexander, Lakeland Christian: Threw touchdown passes of 82, 19 and 29 yards in a win over Santa Fe Catholic on Friday. Alexander, a sophomore, finished the season with 1,954 yards on 119 of 205 passing. He also threw 26 touchdowns.
7 - Ja'Von Harrison, Kathleen: Caught five passes for 120 yards, including a 59-yarder with 34.9 seconds left, to force overtime against Lakeland. The Dreadnaughts eventually pulled out the win 28-27 on a touchdown by Shaquan Perkins.
8 - McKeel's Boys Cross Country Team: Finished second at the 1A, Region 3 meet on Saturday to qualify for state.
9 - Sam Warren, Kathleen: Had a hat trick and three assists in a 8-2 win over Haines City on Nov. 8.
10 - Bri Folds, Lakeland Christian: Had her third hat trick of the season in a 9-0 win over All Saintson Nov. 6.
[ Solange Reyner can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 863-802-7526. Tremendous 10 nominations must be received by Monday each week. ]