Miami-Dade High Schools

Zaccheo to step down after long run as football coach and AD at Monsignor Pace

Pace’s head coach Joe Zaccheo talks to players in during a time out in the second quarter as the Monsignor Edward Pace High School takes on Miami Edison Senior High School at Traz Powell Stadium in North Miami on Saturday, October14, 2017.
Pace’s head coach Joe Zaccheo talks to players in during a time out in the second quarter as the Monsignor Edward Pace High School takes on Miami Edison Senior High School at Traz Powell Stadium in North Miami on Saturday, October14, 2017. pportal@miamiherald.com

Joe Zaccheo and Monsignor Pace High School have been two things linked for a very long time. But that will be no more at the end of the school year as Zaccheo announced this week that he will be stepping down not only as the coach of the football team but in his role as longtime athletic director at the school as well.

“I am a very lucky man to be at one school my whole career,” said Zaccheo, who arrived at Pace in 1988 as head JV coach and as an assistant coach under Mark Guandolo. “I have had great principals that were supportive of me and the program. Someone once told me that you know when it’s time to go. Well, my time is now.”

Zaccheo eventually took over as the head coach of the football team in 1996 and assumed the role of athletic director a year later. The success in his first 11 seasons (1996-2006), was remarkable as he took over a team that was 3-7 in 1995 and proceeded to go 10-2 in 1996 and 110-28 during that span. That included four state semifinal appearances (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004) and a Class 3A state championship in 2003 when the Spartans upset Jacksonville Bolles.

After stepping down from his football duties following the 2006 season to concentrate solely on his role as the AD, he returned to the football sidelines three years ago as the head coach and helped guide the Spartans to a regional final berth last season.

GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL

Coral Springs Charter d. St. Andrew’s 3-0 (25-15, 25-7, 25-22): Ashley Guerrero 31 assists, 5 digs, 11 service points; Adriana Bravo 13 kills, 10 digs, 11 service points; Cameron Prenter 9 kills, 1 dig, 3 blocks; CSC 14-0.

Florida Christian d. Archbishop Carroll 3-0 (25-5 25-6 25-10): Madison Estape 13 points, 8 aces, 19 assists, 3 digs, 2 kills; Mikaela King 11 points, 7 aces, 5 kills, 3 digs; Kaitlyn Nunez 6 kills, 2 digs. FC: 15-2.

Cardinal Gibbons d. University School 3-0 (25-10, 25-22, 25-9): Dylan Andrews 7 kills, 4 digs, 9 service points, 1 ace; Payton Kadivar 5 digs, 2 assists, 9 service points, 2 aces; Maddy Stiffler 3 kills, 2 digs, 2 assists, 9 service points, 2 aces. CG: 9-6.

Calvary Christian d. Somerset 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-12): Kaitlyn Green 10 service points, 7 kills, 1 block; Manaia Rewi 19 service points, 19 assists, 2 kills.

Palmer Trinity d. Miami Community Charter 3-0 (25-3, 25-4, 25-9): Abigail Cohen 3 kills, 9 digs, 17 aces, 8 assists; Jessica Weber 2 kills, 6 aces, 5 digs; Charlotte Erixon 7 kills, 5 digs. PT: 13-0.

Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. Goleman 3-1 (18-25 25-23 25-17 26-24): Fiorela Serrano 14 kills, 32 digs; Samia Madlum 29 assists, 13 service points; Samantha Cuervo 9 kills, 10 digs, Lianett Bulmas 28 digs. HML: 4-7.

Southwest d. Coral Gables 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-19): Mai-Lani Hernandez 10 kills, 8 blocks, 3 aces; Cameron Araujo 4 kills, 4 blocks, 5 digs; Briana Leon 18 digs, 2 aces. SW: 10-1.

La Salle d. Colonial Christian 3-0 (25-16, 25-19, 25-20): Andrea Fonte 9 kills, 5 blocks; Madeline Cannata 7 kills, 4 digs, 2 aces, 13 service points; Isabella Falero 5 kills, 2 blocks, 10 assists, 6 digs; Miranda Omeñaca 3 kills, 5 digs; Natalie Zawadski 24 digs, 2 assists, 9 service points. LAS: 9-5.

TERRA d. Miami Springs 3-2 (24-26, 16-25, 26-24, 25-17, 15-6): Isabella Armas 22 digs, 1 ace; Amanda Palma 39 assists, 3 aces, 4 digs; Allison Ferreira 18 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace; Gabriela Medina 11 kills; Isabella Valeriano 13 kills.

Mater Academy d. Reagan 3-0 (25-15, 25-22, 25-16): Angeles Alderete 19 kills; Elaisa Villar 12 kills; Lily Sierra 6 kills.

St. Brendan d. Jackson 3-0 (25-6, 25-4, 25-4): Melanie Sanchez 9 kills, 5 digs; Allison Ibarria 25 assists, 5 aces; Isabella Azevedo 8 aces, 10 digs, 4 kills; Katerina Jimenez 7 kills. STB: 9-3.

BOYS’ GOLF

North Broward Prep 167, Boca Saint Andrew’s 171 at Osprey Point GC, Hawk course, par 36: NBP – Wolf 40, Richards 42, Baer 42, Paul 43. NBP: 5-3.

Hawkins/Crutchfield Golf Invitational at Sun N Lakes CC, Sebring, FL, Par 72: Archbishop McCarthy 318, 7th place out of 20 teams.

Dade County Youth Fair Golf Tournament at The Country Club of Miami - East Course, Par 70: Ransom Everglades 290, Palmer Trinity 300, Belen Jesuit 302, Columbus 304, Gulliver Prep 306, Miami Country Day 313, Palmetto 318, Westminister Christian 343, Miami Beach 362, Krop 365.

Individuals: Anthony Amoroso (CR) 66,* Kristian Fortis (PT) 66, Jake Beber-Frankel (RE) 67, Alexander Dalmau (GP) 68, Cameron Piedra (PT) 69, David Ragan IV (COL) 71, Anders Ludert (BEL) 72, Sebastian Rawas (DS) 72, Eldon Spencer (RE) 72.

GIRLS’ GOLF

American Heritage 165, Cardinal Gibbons 203, at Lago Mar CC Par 36:AH: Lily Celentano 37, Alessandra Tabora 38, Katherine Schaefer 40, Sophia Rickers 50, Alexis Cohen 58. CG – Jayden Boros 48. Kaylee Ehret 49, Taylor Schembri 49, Jaclyn Schembri 57.

Hawkins/Crutchfield Golf Invitational at River Greens CC, Avon Park, FL Par 72: Archbishop McCarthy 307, Benjamin 313, Lakeland 318, Riverview 326, Olympia 330, Doral Academy 358. Taylor Roberts (AM) 71, 3rd place; Jennifer Lilly (AM) 74 6th place; Natalia Jimenez (AM) 77, 12th place.

BOYS’ BOWLING

Terra d. Palmetto 7-0: TERRA - Alec Osorio 221, 213, 203; Ryan Toffoli 213, 213, 200; Gianfranco Caro 200; PAL - Connor Pipho 268, 200, 217, Eric Lujan 190; TERRA: 9-0.

Reagan d. Miami Springs 7-0: Reagan 2662-1400. High Game: Anthony Diaz (R) 244; Sebastian Medina (MS) 168; High series: Anthony Diaz (R) 634; Sebastian Medina (MS) 42.

Gulliver d. Cutler Bay 5-2: Gulliver 1857, Cutler Bay 1762; Gulliver High Game: Mason Gebhart, 192; Gulliver High Series: Wallace Hallot, 451; Cutler Bay Boys High Game: Christian Farfan, 196, Cutler Bay Boys High Series: Christian Farfan, 571. GULL: 5-2.

Belen d. South Miami, 7-0: High games: Fernando de la Lama Guzman (BEL) 195, Jacob Wutzler (BEL) 182. High series: Fernando de la Lama Guzman (BEL) 545. BEL: 2-2.

Braddock d. Columbus 4-3: BR – High Game: Andrew Soriano 242; High Series: Andrew Soriano 644; COL – High Game: Antonio Varona 257; High Series: Andres Segurola 542.

GIRLS’ BOWLING

TERRA d. Palmetto 7-0: TERRA - Gillian Pons 158, 438 series; Alexa Puett 151; Astrid Trasobares 146; TERRA 9-0.

Gulliver Prep d. Cutler Bay 5-2: Gulliver 1854, Cutler Bay 1788; Gulliver High Game: Kaylee Rodriguez, 174; Gulliver High Series: Kaylee Rodriguez, 416; Cutler Bay High Series: Brianna Bogues, 525; High Game: Brianna Bogues, 192. GP: 5-2.

BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY

Miami Country Day Open II 5K at Greynolds Park: Doctors Charter School 25, Miami Country Day 56, Divine Savior Academy 88, Monsignor Pace 91, Sagemont School 101; Gianni Pestino (DCS) first place in 19:38.92.

North Port Cross Country Invitational: Belen Jesuit first of 23 teams; Adam Magoulas third-place finish in 15:46.40.

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY

Miami Country Day Open II 5K at Greynolds Park: Miami Country Day 29, South Florida Heat 48, Divine Savior Academy 52, Monsignor Pace 118. Lauren McGaffic (MCD) first place in 20:24.50.

BOYS’ SWIMMING

Hialeah Gardens 74, Krop 96: Outstanding Swims HGHS Jimmy Zeng 100 Breaststroke, HGHS 100 Butterfly Brian Perez.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Hialeah Gardens 100, Krop 46: Outstanding Swims HGHS 200 IM Daniela Curbela , HGHS 500 freestyle Luby Marquez

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