Ransom Everglades senior David Goldstein has been selected by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to receive the Section 3 “National High School Spirit of Sport Award” for 2013.
Goldstein served the Raiders as captain on its varsity soccer team, and sustained three concussions while playing. After the third one, he began to focus his attention on helping to ensure that future athletes do not have to suffer the same ordeal.
With help from the Florida Brain Association, Goldstein travelled to Tallahassee several times to speak to state legislators, trying to get Youth Athlete’s Bill HB 291 passed into law. After more than a year of debating, the bill was finally signed into law on October 12, 2012.
The bill “requires removal from practice or competition under certain circumstances & written medical clearance to return” according to flsenate.gov.
Goldstein is also exemplary in his academic career, and is in both the National Honor Society and the Cum Laude Society for top 10 percent class GPA.
Goldstein will receive the award before the end of the school year, and will be recognized on June 24 at the NFHS Summer Meeting in Denver.
The sixth annual Soccer Locker/Dade County High School Soccer Coaches Senior All-Star games were played last week at Miami Country Day School.
In the Class 1A-3A boys’ game, the Yellow team defeated the Orange Team 2-1 led by Mourning’s Ivan Barraiga and Westminster Christian’s Schaffer Reed. Palmer Trinity’s Lucas Pagno scored the Orange team’s goal.
In the 4A-5A boys’ game, the Orange Team defeated the Yellow team 2-1. Miami High’s Kevin Lopez and Sunset’s Juan Marquez scored the goals. Southwest’s Joseph Lago Oropesa scored the Yellow team’s goal.
RONALD REAGAN 16, MIAMI HIGH 1
WP: Luis Rincon. Top performers: Joe Diaz 1-1, triple, 3 RBI. Paul Menendez 1-3, double, RBI, 2 runs. Steven Feierabend 2-2, 2 runs
LATE TUESDAY — NORTH MIAMI 11, NORTHWESTERN 1 (5)
WP: Victor Sam 5IP. 12K (1-2). LP: R. Walker. NM 1-2
LATE TUESDAY — COLUMBUS 5, FERGUSON 2
WP: Rafael Jreige. Top performers: Chris Garabedian 2-2, 2 runs, 2 RBI, HR. Eddy Rodriguez 1-2, run. Gil Torres 1-3, run
LATE TUESDAY — SOUTHRIDGE 4, VARELA 2
WP: Dayron Moreno 10K (2-1) LP: Juan Pimentel (1-2). Top performers: Arlain Sesin 2-3, RBI. Alex Aguila triple, RBI. SR 5-2
LATE TUESDAY — PALMETTO 11, CORAL REEF 3
WP: Nick Gruener (2-1) LP: Christian Grullon. Top performers: Carter Nash 2-4, double, HR, 2 RBI. Michael Wall 3-3, double, 3 runs, RBI. Riley Delgado 3-4, double, 2 runs, 3 RBI. PAL 3-3
LATE TUESDAY — SOUTH DADE 7, KILLIAN 2