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  • Girls Soccer Coach Jim Cappello is coach of the year, leading the lions to 21 victories, and their eighth straight regional appearance.
  • Soccer: Senior Ava Cardaci was selected 7A District 12 Player of the Year with 15 goals and 27 assists.
  • OH boys soccer advance to regional tournament as they enter as the sixth seed and will travel to #2 Jupiter
  • he girls soccer team have earned a place in the 7A – 3 Tornado regional tournament as the number seven seed on February 13
  • Department of the Month: Guidance Department; Support Staff of the Month: School Safety Personnel
  • November Students of the Month: freshman Liam Magnussen; sophomore Jacob Sheriden; junior Nathan Adamets; senior Ezra Wade
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Fall Sports Wrap

Fall Sports Wrap

As this sports season comes to an end, it is essential to look back on the mark that the Olympic Heights Lions left during this fall sports season. It is time to reflect on our teams that have finished their incredible seasons. This year’s teams have paved the way for the following seasons of Olympic Heights sports programs in the future.  

The girls’ golf team is led by their team captain, Ashley Daniels, and coached by Ms. Koher. Since there are only three girls on the team, they do not meet the technical requirements to compete as a full team; however, Ms. Koher did note that she saw a fantastic improvement in the teams’ abilities as “each golfer lowered the number of strokes by ten” throughout the season. Senior team captain Ashley Daniels did advance to regionals, and she was the first girl in five years to make it from Olympic Heights. This year’s girls’ golf team has significantly improved from previous years, leading the following years on a paved path to success. Ms. Koher is very confident in her team and believes that her players have the potential to do great next season.

The boys’ and girls’ swim team, coached by Mr. Cappello, has ended its season and is ready to pursue next season with even higher goals set in place. Although the teams did not make regionals in the fall, the girls were only a few seconds away from getting their spot, so they have their eyes set on that regionals spot next season. Cappello also relays that the boys “were determined day in and day out to beat their numbers,” which will put them on the road to regionals in the coming seasons. One of his top goals is to get the team moving faster at the start of the season, allowing for greater productivity earlier in the season. Coach Cappello notes that the “[overall] comradery of the team” is the most significant driving factor that allows them to chase their goals. 

The girl’s volleyball team ended this year with a record of 9-11. They have a slightly better win percentage this year as compared to last year. The volleyball team played in districts where they lost in the first round versus the fourth-seed Spanish River. Ellie Poloskey, a senior at Olympic Heights, was on the volleyball team for her final season this year. Poloskey noted that this year’s season was fun, and she “[wishes her] teammates luck in the coming years.”

 

The bowling team advanced to 8th place in districts while receiving a 30-51 record. Coach Kucik noted that the team has high goals for next season, including qualifying for the county tournament as a team and reaching a higher place in districts. Coach Kucik plans to tackle these goals with hard work, determination, and a 100% attendance rate at their practices. Coach Kucik highlighted his favorite memory from the season as their win in an exhilarating close match against St. John Paul.

Last but not least, the boy’s golf team completed their season with a 6-5 record. The team performed better at districts this season compared to last season. In addition, one of their players, Jacob Bockstein, advanced to regionals. Coach Musser shared that his favorite memory of this season was team captain Rex Moss hitting a hole-in-one at The King’s Academy Invitational. In the coming years, Coach Musser aims for the whole team to advance to regionals.

                  

 

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    AvaFeb 8, 2024 at 11:58 am

    I really enjoyed learning about these sport teams!

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    Ayleen GalantiniFeb 8, 2024 at 10:27 am

    All of these sports are incredible!

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    alexaFeb 6, 2024 at 11:58 am

    Great to see these amazing teams’ progress!

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    Tori ScaglioneFeb 6, 2024 at 11:35 am

    Very nice and interesting article!

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    Tabassum ChowdhuryFeb 6, 2024 at 11:28 am

    It’s really great to see how hardworking these teams are and their accomplishments so far!

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    Angelina MagnayeFeb 6, 2024 at 11:27 am

    Hoping for further improvement for all the teams! Great article.

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    SantiagoFeb 6, 2024 at 11:24 am

    This is a very interesting and entertaining article

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    Jacob Y.Feb 6, 2024 at 11:23 am

    I think it is really smart that you bundled all of these sports into one article.

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    Julia Andrade XavierFeb 6, 2024 at 11:22 am

    What a successful fall sports season!

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    skyFeb 6, 2024 at 11:22 am

    A very nice article guys!

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    auryanna floresFeb 6, 2024 at 11:22 am

    so nice to see different sports. Its refreshing to see how all the teammates support each other.

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    Ethan TainesFeb 6, 2024 at 11:21 am

    I never knew Olympic had a bowling team until I read this article.

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    MadisonFeb 6, 2024 at 11:21 am

    Nice job! this is great

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    AriFeb 6, 2024 at 11:21 am

    I love sports! Can’t wait to see the success of OH’s Spring sports!!!

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  • J

    Jacob UFeb 6, 2024 at 11:20 am

    I really enjoyed reading this article!

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    SophiaFeb 6, 2024 at 11:19 am

    Wow I didn’t know Olympic had so many sports teams.

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    HayleyFeb 6, 2024 at 11:18 am

    Both girls and boys teams do really well.

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    abraham queroFeb 6, 2024 at 11:17 am

    super cool, and very interesting.

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