HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Sept. 10-16
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. 10 through Friday, Sept. 16. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Monday.
Jenna Hampton, volleyball, Berkeley Prep: The junior had a combined 21 kills and seven blocks to help the Buccaneers sweep Palm Harbor University and Tampa Catholic. The Bucs were 6-0 heading into their Premier tournament this weekend.
Alexis Hernandez-Flores, swimming, Palm Harbor University: The freshman not only swam legs on four winning relays -- 200 free, 250 sprint crescendo, 500 distance crescendo and 400 free -- but anchored three of them to help the Hurricanes win the overall team title at the Total Team Relay Challenge.
Emma McLaughlin, cross country, Tampa Bay HEAT: The sophomore won the Central High Bear Run in 21 minutes, 44.19 seconds, nearly two seconds faster than her closest competitor.
Lauren Reinhart, volleyball, Academy at the Lakes: The freshman had a combined 25 kills against Keswick Christian, Wesley Chapel and Pasco, all wins. She entered the weekend fourth in the state in kill percentage at .468.
Brooke Sereda, volleyball, Weeki Wachee: The sophomore had 16 kills and 15 digs in a 3-1 win over Lecanto. Sereda has 85 kills, second on the team behind senior Miranda Werkmeister.
Jessica Stroemich, volleyball, St. Petersburg: The senior was named tournament MVP at the Keswick Invitational after recording 77 assists and helping the Green Devils to the tournament championship. Including two more matches against Gibbs and Seminole, Stroemich had 120 assists, 14 aces and 10 kills in 15 games played.
Cyler Doran, football, Hudson: The senior orchestrated a 64-yard winning drive in the final 34 seconds against Anclote in a 40-39 victory. The drive culminated in a 30-yard touchdown pass to Justin Griffin as time expired.
Shaquan Johnson, football, Northeast: The bruising back ran for 248 yards and four touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Osceola in the Class 6A, District 9 opener. One of the senior’s scores came on a 99-yard run.
Jacquez Jones, football, Clearwater: The senior had a big night against Boca Ciega. He caught touchdown passes of 55 and 66 yards and also returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown in the Tornadoes’ 51-35 win.
Cameron Myers, football, Durant: Myers played a major role in handing East Bay its first loss of the season. He scored on runs of 64 and 77 yards,. He also had 101 receiving yards in the 38-3 win.
Randy Morgan, football, Springstead: The junior had 12 carries for 131 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run, in the Eagles’ 33-7 win over Mitchell. He also had a 47-yard touchdown catch.
Anthony Quintana, football, Sickles: The senior took a shovel pass and ran 97 yards for a touchdown on a fake punt. The play happened in the third quarter in a tie game and proved pivotal in helping the Gryphons force overtime and eventually pull out a wild 40-39 win over Wiregrass Ranch.
Voting is now closed.