Doctors Charter School
The Doctors Charter School of Miami Shores high school varsity girls’ volleyball team hosted a match for the first time in school history on Sept. 7 in its new home gym at Claude Pepper Park in North Miami.
Energized by their fans and new home site, the Hawks varsity team as well as the junior varsity also celebrated winning, each beating Archbishop Curley High School. The varsity team improved to 3-0, and the JV unit is 2-0.
“It truly makes a difference for the girls to have a home gym to practice and compete,” Doctors Charter volleyball coach Deborah Gebara said. “It is a beautiful facility, and the energy in the building is fantastic.”
The varsity team features Allison Yao, Joana Rousseau, Jasmine Thevenin, Alexandra Kretzschmar, Jessica Riley, Kristen Solorzano, Brianna Bruny, Mercy Wilson, Carol Sayori. The JV team Jessi Dorney, Sophia Viegas, Mia Irwanto, Jasmine Rivero, Ashley Abreu, Brittany Magliori, Regina Tamayo, Sabrina Vitt.
Doctors Charter opened in 2005 with sports like volleyball. Finding places to practice posed a challenge, and there were no home games. So the Hawks always competed on their opponents’ home courts. When it was designated a home game for Doctors Charter, the Hawks paid the costs, including referees fees, even though it was on the road.
Doctors Charter high school home games for basketball and volleyball will now be played in the new gym, its inaugural home court completed in July at Claude Pepper Park, 13535 NW 17 Ave., North Miami. There is ample parking.
The school is fundraising to cover costs associated with host scheduling. For information on team schedules or sponsorship opportunities at the gym, contact Ellen Bonet at email@example.com.
The Monsignor Pace High School varsity girls’ volleyball team defeated American 26-24, 25-15, 25-20. Christina Lujan (25 kills,10 digs, 14 services points), Gaby Sanchez (16 kills, five digs, 11 services points) and Janine Wettergren (23 kills, eight digs, six services points) led the Spartans (7-2).
Westminster Christian swimming
The Westminster Christian varsity boys’ swim team was second of nine teams during the Ruth Fagley Memorial Swimming and Diving Meet at Westminster Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
The Warriors totaled 392 points, just three points behind champion Westminster Academy.
Westminster Christian’s Fabriccio Letellier was second in the 50-yard freestyle in 24.29 and 100 freestyle in 55.61. The 200 freestyle relay was second in 1:44.59. Michael Shelton was third in the 200 freestyle in 2:02.25 and 100 butterfly in 1:00.39.
Severino Lividini was third in the 200 individual medley in 2:35.77. Santiago Vega-Ramos was third in the 500 freestyle in 5:43.96. The 200 medley relay team was third in 1:54.06.
In the girls’ division, Westminster Christian was third. Caitlin Charlton won the 50-yard freestyle in 26.35. The 200 medley relay team was first in 2:03.52. The 400 freestyle relay was second in 4:04.42.
Taylor Schmidinger was third in the 100 freestyle in 56.09 and 100 breaststroke in 1:13.18. Nina Ebensperger was third in the 100 backstroke in 1:04.82.
The event is an annual invitational for Florida Christian schools.
Coral Reef swimming
The Coral Reef High School varsity girls’ swim team defeated Southwest 96-73.