Athletic highlights from the 2019-2020 school year

Cross Country 

Philip Henderson ‘20 qualified for the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Championships three years in a row. He finished this year 13th out of 232 runners in Tallahassee. Philip will also be continuing his Cross Country/Track career at Lynn University. 

Golf

Kyle Smith ‘20 and Roxene Riles ‘22 both qualified for the FHSAA Region 3 Tournament. 

Football

This group of graduating senior-athletes went to the playoffs every year during their Upper School experience, an astounding five years in a row. They finished this season with an 8-4 record and the 2A Region 3 Runner-Up. Courtney Eubanks ‘20 and Jacob Laravie ‘20 were selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Game. Five players also signed to continue their careers in college. 

Diving

Jillian Aprile ‘23 competed at the FHSAA State Championship in Diving for her second straight year. Jillian finished 18th at States, 2nd in the Region, and was the overall District Champion. 

Basketball

Both the Boys and Girls Basketball Teams joined the Sunshine State Athletic Conference this year. Through hard work and dedication, the Boys became the SSAC 3A Champions and the Girls won Runner-Up. Both teams also earned individual accolades. Darius Webb ‘20 earned 1st Team All SSAC, Jalen Parker ‘20 received 2nd Team, and Lady BlueJacket, 7th grader Sumayah Lewis-McIntosh ‘26 earned 1st Team All SSAC. Two Boys Basketball players also committed to playing in college. 

Wrestling

The Women’s Wrestling Team competed in the Florida Girls State Wrestling Tournament. As the team has done all season, our ladies, including 6th grader Riley Lancaster ’27, Madison Moore ’21, Jenna Willard ’20, and Grace Vernine ’24, continued to exceed expectations with a record three of the four girls qualifying for the second day of competition. Madison, Jenna, and Grace were just within grasp of earning a state medal, which is only the top six of each weight class. As a team, our Farragut BlueJackets placed 40th out of 117 schools represented.

The Men’s Wrestling Team collectively captured the FHSAA District Duals Runner-Up trophy as well as the FHSAA District 10 Runner-Up trophy. Roman Lermer ‘24, Jakob Francis ‘23, and Payton Cramer ‘25 were District 10 Individual Champions. Roman earned 2nd at Regions and Payton finished as the Region Champ. Both Roman and Payton competed at States, Payton medaled with a 6th place finish at 182 lbs. Very impressive for 7th and 8th graders. 

Soccer

The Boys Soccer team returned to the FHSAA District Play this year. Through hard work and determination, they became the 2A District 10 Runner-Up. The Boys were also members of the Sunshine State Athletic Conference and Hugo Alnebeck ‘22, Jared Ariza’ 20, and Gabriel Bodevan ‘20 were selected to the All-Conference Team. Also, Salifyaji Mugala ‘20 signed to continue his soccer career.


Admiral Farragut Academy had 15 seniors from the Class of 2020 sign to play at the next level. They had an average GPA of 3.31 and brought in more than $1,000,000 of scholarship money collectively. #FarragutProud

Basketball

  • Jalen Parker, Missouri Southern State University
  • Darius Webb, Stevenson University

Football

  • Tanner Coad, Florida Atlantic University
  • Jacob Laravie, Long Island University
  • Courtney Eubanks, North Dakota State University
  • Glynn Richardson, West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Uriah Jenkins, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Soccer

  • Salifyaji Mugala, Eastern Florida State College

Softball

  • Haley Saylor, Webber International University
  • Alyssa Rano, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Melissa Diaz, Indian River State College
  • Brielle Benefield, Eckerd College
  • Alexis Hernandez, St Francis University

Track & Cross Country (men)

  • Phillip Henderson, Lynn University

Track (Women)

  • Jolie Caya, California Lutheran University