BlueJacket Athletics Spring 2018 Recap: Baseball, Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Final results and recap for athletic teams that ended in the Spring season of the 2017-18 school year.

Baseball: Overall we had a great year, a lot of fun, and grew a lot as individuals, teammates, and competitors. While the record did not reflect success with one win in the win column, the production on the field became more and more apparent as the year moved along. With our returning seven underclassmen and four seniors for next year, the future looks bright.

Basketball: The Boys Basketball team finished the season 18-8, placing them 2nd in their division. They also traveled out of state for games and put on a great showing against a nationally recognized program. They are continuing to take strides to become recognized as one of the best programs in the area.

Lacrosse: The Lacrosse team had their first winning season in the program’s short history. The BlueJacket’s came into the season as an underdog, ranking outside the top 200 in the state of Florida. However, they opened the season with two wins. The BlueJackets also regained the Military Cup from the Sarasota Military Academy. The BlueJackets moved into the top 25 in the state and ended the season with an overall record of 11-4-1.

Soccer: The Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer teams both had outstanding seasons this year. The Girls team started and finished strong, ending the season with a 7-1-2 record, their first winning record in several years. Sydni Bostick led the team in scoring and was the team MVP. The Boys team improved with each game, finishing with a 5-1-7 record and with 4 straight wins to end the season. Victor Cruz played outstanding in the goal to help spark the turnaround. This year both the boys and girls showed a commitment to becoming better soccer players and a desire to make the program more competitive.

Softball: Softball finished the 2018 season making school history by winning the Class 3A State title for the first time. Leading up to the historical finish the team accomplished many things: 1. Qualified for the postseason for the 5th straight year. 2. District 5 Class 3A champions for the third straight year. 3. Regional Champions. 4. Ranked in the top five in State Academics. Many individual awards were earned as well. Congratulations to the team for their outstanding season.

Tennis: This season, the Tennis team was able to host practice on campus thanks to the resurfacing of the courts. This helped increase team participation to 17 players, which was the highest participation rate to date.

Track & Field: The Boys and Girls Track team had a great year. The girls came in first in the Mustang Invitational and came in second at the Warrior Invitational, St Petersburg Championship, and at Districts. The boys came in fourth at the St. Petersburg Championship and at Districts. 97% of the girls and many of the boys qualified to go to the State Championship for the first time. The girls set two new school records and most of the athletes broke personal records. We are proud of all the accomplishments the team made this year.

Wrestling: The Wrestling team had an outstanding year, placing 2nd place at the District Championships with 7 individual district medalists and 2 state qualifiers. We also had the first women’s state championship medalist in school history, Angela LoRusso ‘19, who placed 6th and the first ever men’s state medalist in school history, Caleb Lemmons ‘20, who placed 4th. First-year wrestler Guillaume Chevrier ‘19 also performed very well but lost two highly competitive matches 6-4 and 9-3, losing to an eventual medalist. The team succeeded in the classroom as well with 11 wrestlers on the Headmaster’s Honor Roll or higher.