Coming off a historic season for Miami High girls’ basketball team, its star rising senior center Beatrice Mompremier continues to garner recognition.
Mompremier recently earned the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches’ Queen of the Court award, an honor bestowed upon the Association’s top player in the state. Joel Berry of Lake Highland Prep was named King of the Court.
Mompremier, 6-3, led the Stingarees to a 31-1 record, the Class 8A state championship, a top 20 national ranking and an appearance in the Dick’s Sporting Goods National Invitational Tournament after the season.
Mompremier also was recently named to the United States Under-18 Junior National team and the Miami Herald’s Class 8A-6A Player of the Year. She averaged 14 points and 15 rebounds per game this season.
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La Salle hired former TERRA coach Hernan Adames as its new coach. Adames coached the Wolves for the past five seasons since the school opened and led them to a 15-9 record this past season, qualifying for the District 16-6A playoffs.
Adames replaces longtime La Salle coach Oscar Benitez, who resigned last month, and inherits a team that went 13-13 this past season.
The Florida Athletic Coaches Association announced its All-State team this week with several South Florida players represented.
Southwest Miami senior middle hitter William Rodriguez, Miami Ransom Everglades senior libero Blake Adler and Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas senior outside hitter Sean Davis all earned first team honors.
Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons junior outside hitter Corry Short, Aquinas senior outside hitter Nicholas Rusk and Miami Sunset senior middle blocker Alex Lazo were selected to the second team.
Ransom senior outside hitter Victor Campano, Miami Killian junior middle hitter Damian Horton, St. Thomas senior setter Stefano Rivera, Ransom senior outside hitter Sean Bonner, and Southwest senior outside hitter Ricky Reguera, senior setter Joseph Perez, and junior libero Orlando Gomez all earned honorable mention.
La Salle senior quarterback Joey McCain signed with Jacksonville University. McCain completed 58 of 131 passes for 758 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season as the Royal Lions advanced to the Southeastern Football Conference playoffs.