Each week, our HomeTeam staffers will nominate one male and one female Hot Shot athlete from each of the counties we cover, then we turn the voting over to our readers. These nominations span Saturday, Sept. 15 through Friday, Sept. 21. 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 — at tampabay.com/hometeam.
Casey Moore, Clearwater Central Catholic volleyball: The senior setter had 95 assists in five matches to help the Marauders win the OVA High School Showcase in Orlando last weekend.
Ally Parimore, Seffner Christian volleyball: In two matches (win vs. Bishop McLaughlin, loss to Holy Names), the sophomore totaled 35 kills and 20 digs. In the loss to AHN, Seffner rallied from two games down before dropping the final game 15-13.
Teddi Wright, Wiregrass Ranch volleyball: The junior co-captain and setter recorded 18 kills, 20 aces, five blocks, 37 digs and 100 assists — including 31 in a five-set win over Fivay — to help the Bulls finish second at Wharton’s tournament and earn wins over Hudson and the Falcons.
Richard Benjamin, Tampa Bay Tech football: The senior had a game to remember in Friday night’s 22-12 win over Chamberlain, rushing for 263 yards and three touchdowns — of 17, 20 and 19 yards.
Paul McKenna, Countryside cross country: The senior won the Cougar Invitational for the first time in 16 minutes, 30 seconds, the fastest time among Pinellas County boys this season and 23 seconds faster than the previous best.
Noah Siegrist, Hudson football: The junior running back rushed for 186 yards on 24 carries and added 40 receiving yards. He also scored a two-point conversion to help complete an 18-point fourth quarter comeback and snap Hudson’s 24-game winless streak with a 27-24 victory over Ridgewood.
Voting is now closed
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