HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominees for Sept. 28-Oct. 4



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Sat. October 5, 2013 | Times Staff

Each week, our HomeTeam staffers will nominate male and female Hot Shot athletes from each of the counties we cover, then we turn the voting over to our readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 28 through Friday, Oct. 4. The winners get a free T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on what made our nominees stand out, then vote until noon Monday. 

Female nominees

Claire Becker, Steinbrenner golf: Last year’s district runnerup had one of the week’s best rounds — a 36 — to lead the Warriors to a 42-stroke victory over Wharton. Becker, a junior, helped Steinbrenner improve to 7-1 this fall.


Ali Bronson, Hernando volleyball: The freshman outside hitter had 14 kills and two aces in Wednesday’s four-game win over Weeki Wachee to put the Leopards in first place in District 5A-7. With senior Kaitlyn Jones (ACL) lost for the season, Bronson stepped up to lead Hernando to its first win over the Hornets after two previous losses.


Hannah Brookover, Calvary Christian cross country: At the flrunners Invitational last weekend, Brookover took 10th (18:40) in the race of champions, the highest finish among county girl runners. 


Alyssa Mathis, Bishop McLaughlin volleyball: The star outside hitter returned to the lineup after being sidelined with a leg injury to earn 18 kills in a three-game sweep of district rival Seffner Christian. The San Diego State commit also recorded 23 kills against Indian Rocks Christian.


Anne Myers, Berkeley Prep swimming: The sophomore helped set two school records in the Bucs' eight-place finish in the competitive 41-team FSPA meet last weekend. Myers was on the winning 200-yard medley relay team and also finished 11th in the 100-yard backstroke.


Michelle Turek, East Lake swimming: At the FSPA meet, Turek won the 100 free (51.35) and 200 free (1:49.19) to help the Eagles finish eighth overall.


Male nominees

Marcus Allen, Weeki Wachee football: The junior had 211 passing yards, and threw three first-half touchdowns of 50, 55 and 60 yards, to help end the Hornets’ four-game skid and beat Central 21-20. 


CJ Cotman, Clearwater Central Catholic football: The freshman rushed for 145 yards on three carries, including a 99-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, that sealed a 35-14 victory over rival St. Petersburg Catholic.   


Napoleon Maxwell, Admiral Farragut football: Maxwell was all over the field for the Blue Jackets against Calvary Christian. He rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns and caught three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in a 35-21 win.


Kevin Newman, Jesuit football: The junior running back had three touchdowns — on two 1-yard runs and a 17-yard run — in the second quarter of the Tigers’ 49-16 district win against Spoto on Friday.


Glass Wilson, Ridgewood football: The sophomore ran for 218 yards and a touchdown on 38 carries to help the Rams to their first win of the season, 30-28 over Wesley Chapel.


James Zentmeyer, Sickles cross country: The standout junior ran a personal-best 5K in 15 minutes, 58.70 seconds to win the boys’ big school race at the flrunners Invitational. His Gryphons finished third as a team.


Voting is now closed.


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