HomeTeam Hot Shot nominations, Sept. 26-Oct. 2
Each week, our HomeTeam staffers nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover. Then we turn the voting over to readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Oct. 2. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Ali Bronson, volleyball, Hernando: The junior helped the Leopards to three wins this week, tallying 35 kills and 109 digs. She leads the team in both categories (201 kills, 557 digs) this season.
Ava LaBrant, cross country, Indian Rocks Christian: The seventh-grader won the WD Invitational in 21 minutes, 14 seconds — 30 seconds ahead of the closest competitor. The Golden Eagles were the only Class A school competing with 10 other 3A and 4A schools.
Peyton Palsha, swimming, St. Petersburg: The junior took control of the distance events at the Pinellas County Athletic Conference meet, winning the 200 free in one minute, 50.46 seconds and the 500 free in 4:54.35. She was more than three seconds ahead of her closest competitor.
Christin Rockway, swimming, Tampa Catholic: At the Tampa Bay Classic, the sophomore set the meet record in the 200 individual medley by winning in two minutes, 4.01 seconds, beating the previous record by more than two seconds. She also won the 100 back in 56.62.
Aubree Sigismondi, volleyball, Ridgewood: The senior had 13 kills, three blocks and five digs in a 2-1 win over Lakeland in the final of the Fivay Invitational. She had 42 kills overall in the five matches of the tournament.
Ashley Zagers, golf, Cambridge Christian: Zagers shot 69 at the Crutchfield/Hawkins Invitational on Saturday in Sebring to win the individual championship. She helped the Lancers finish third in the prestigious tournament.
Alec Cromie, football, Weeki Wachee: In a 34-7 win over Citrus, the junior threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns. He also was successful on two onside kicks.
Issac Johnson, football, Zephyrhills Christian: The senior played a big part in Zephyrhills Christian’s come-from-behind 29-28 win over Windermere Prep. Johnson had 12 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and he also tallied two interceptions.
Noah Lense, swimming, Countryside: The senior set a record at the PCAC meet by winning the 100 fly in 49.68, breaking the five-year-old mark of 50.02 set by former Cougars standout Matt Ellis. Lense also won the 50 free in 21.49.
Daniel Moore, swimming, Tampa Prep: The junior won the 50 free at the Tampa Bay Classic in a meet-record 22.01 seconds and swam a leg on the winning 200 free relay that set another record in 1:27.89.
Dhruv Patel, golf, Newsome: Patel shot 1-under 70 to win the individual championship at the Vinoy Invitational. It was the only under -par score on the par-71 Vinoy Golf Club. It was also Patel’s first tournament win this year in either high school or junior golf tournaments.
Asher Thompson, football, Keswick Christian: Thompson had 11 tackles against Winter Haven All Saints’ to set the school’s career mark. He broke Brian Baxter’s record of 358 tackles from 2000-03. He now has 68 tackles in five games and 361 for his career.
Voting is now closed.