HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for April 8-14
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, April 8 through Friday, April 14. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Taylor Bump, softball, Canterbury: The Michigan signee was 3-for-4 with a solo homer in a 10-4 win over previously undefeated Academy at the Lakes. Bump has nine home runs, tying her with three others for third-most in the state.
Jordan Day, softball, Seminole: The senior was 3-for-3 and threw a complete game in a 5-3 victory over East Lake that ended the Eagles’ 12-game win streak.
Kendra Falby, track, Academy at the Lakes: The eighth-grader won the 100 meters (12.82 seconds) and took second in the 200 (26.77) at the Class A, District 6 meet. She also plays softball and leads the team in hitting with a .571 average.
Delaney Meyer, track, Newsome: Meyer won two events at the Class 4A, District 7 meet — high jump in 1.47 meters (4-9.75) and 300 hurdles in 50.30 seconds. She also placed second in the 100 hurdles as the Wolves won the overall team title.
Sydney Parker, track, Wesley Chapel: The sophomore won the 100 (13.06 seconds), the 200 (27.80) and ran anchor leg on the winning 4x400 relay (4:21.03) at the Class 3A, District 7 meet.
Anna Waller, tennis, Steinbrenner: The sophomore won the Class 4A, District 7 No. 1 singles championship with a 6-1, 6-1 victory over PHU’s Maya Laurinaitis. She automatically qualified for the state tournament.
Oakley Albinson, baseball, Indian Rocks Christian: The Golden Eagles ace allowed five hits, no runs and had 13 strikeouts in 13 innings of work against Northside Christian and Sarasota Out-of-Door Academy.
Isaiah Bolden, track, Wesley Chapel: The FSU football commit took first in the 100 (10.72), the 200 (22.62) and was on the winning 4x100 relay (42.23) at the Class 3A, District 7 meet.
Nicholas Cary, tennis, Steinbrenner: The sophomore moved up to No. 1 singles after playing No. 2 last season. He won the district final 6-0, 6-1 over Alonso’s Connor Richardson to advance to state.
Graham Hoffman, baseball, Calvary Christian: The senior shortstop was 4-for-5 with the winning RBI in a 2-1, nine-inning win over Northside Christian. He also threw three scoreless innings of relief.
Alex Normandia, track, Land O’Lakes: The junior won the 3,200 meters at the Steinbrenner Invitational in 9:52.87. He followed that by winning the same event (10:12.71) and anchoring the winning 4x800 (8:32.45) at the Class 3A, District 7 meet.
Victor Schilling, baseball, Lennard: The junior left-hander threw a no-hitter against Tampa Bay Tech in a 4-0 win. He walked two batters and struck out 13.
Voting is now closed.