HomeTeam Hot Shots: Nominations for Aug. 23-29



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Sat. August 30, 2014 | Times Staff

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, Aug. 23 through Friday, Aug. 29. The winners get a T-shirt and bragging rights over every other school in the area. Read up on all of our nominees then vote until noon Tuesday (extra day because of the holiday).


Jessica Babcock, volleyball, River Ridge: In back-to-back 3-0 wins against Gulf and Zephyrhills, the senior middle hitter totaled 15 kills, nine aces, five blocks and 20 digs, helping the Royal Knights start the season off on the right foot after an 8-13 finish in 2013.

Courtney Coleman, swimming, Shorecrest: The sophomore distance swimmer took first in the 200 and 500 free, and swam anchor legs on the winning 200 and 400 free relay teams in a dual meet against Canterbury. 

Reagan Huet, volleyball, Bloomingdale: The junior had 25 assists, four service aces and seven digs in the Bulls' 3-0 sweep of Steinbrenner, a 2013 state semifinalist. After a pair of preseason tournament wins, the Bulls start the season 1-0.

Connor McKay, swimming, Land O'Lakes: The senior won the 50 free, 100 fly and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay in a dual meet against Ridgewood. 

Ariana Mosley, volleyball, Tampa Prep: The senior contributed 10 kills, four aces and seven digs in the Terrapins' season-opening sweep of Tampa Catholic. The outside hitter is one of five returning starters for Tampa Prep, which fell in last year's 3A region final. 

Anna Vollmer, volleyball, Calvary Christian: The sophomore middle hitter played a big role in Calvary's 3-0 win over Berkeley Prep, notching nine kills, four blocks and two aces.


Diontae Johnson, football, Lennard: Coach Keith Chattin has warned folks to not look past the Longhorns this year. And his senior turned in a highlight-reel night, catching four passes for 131 yards and a touchdown, recovering a fumble and averging 42 yards on two punts in the 28-7 win over East Bay.

Ryan Marsh, football, Mitchell: The senior carried 11 times and gained 252 yards and scored three touchdowns — including two in the first six minutes — in a 36-7 win over Anclote. And he did most of that damage in just three quarters of action.

Parker Phillips, swimming, Land O'Lakes: The versatile senior took first in the 200 IM and the 500 free, and swam legs on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams in a dual meet against Ridgewood. 

Dante Satcher, football, Countryside: The senior running back was nearly unstoppable in the Cougars’ 25-20 win over Lakewood in the season opener. He gained 287 yards on 30 carries and scored two touchdowns. He even caught a 26-yard pass.

Tyler Small, swimming, Indian Rocks Christian: The freshman won the 200 individual medley, the 100 back and swam legs on the winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams to help the Golden Eagles beat Keswick Christian in a dual meet.

Garrett Young, football, Cambridge Christian: With the senior quarterback in the mix, you can never count out the Lancers. Young tossed four touchdowns, ran for two more and even converted a two-point conversion pass in a 41-36 win over Calvary Christian.

Voting is now closed. 


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