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Spring Sports Recap

Spring Sports Teams’ Most Outstanding Players Stats

Photo by Brooke Nohle/Maclay Andalusian

Girls Lacrosse

Sophomore Neely Oberste led the girls lacrosse team to districts in the program’s second year. Oberste led the team in goals, goals per game, assists, assists per game, points and points per game. Her 26 goals puts her in 12th place in the district, and her nine assists puts her in 13th place. Also, her 35 points puts her in 11th place. Oberste’s success helped the team significantly improve from the year prior.

Boys Lacrosse

Junior Austin Kolman led the Marauders to the district tournament with his outstanding play. He transferred from Leon before his junior year and has played a key role in Maclay’s success. He led the team in goals per game of 3.4, assists per game of 1.4 and shots on goal of 110. His 54 goals puts him in seventh place in the 1A division in Florida, and his 79 points puts him in 6th place in the state. Safe to say, he has been one of the most impactful players not only on the team but also in the state.

Girls Track and Field

Sophomore Caroline Couch’s speed has significantly helped the Lady Marauders this season. She finished first on the team in the 1600, mile and 3200. Couch ran a 5:02:37 in the 1600, 5:04.82 in the mile and 10:44.19 in the 3200.

Boys Track and Field

Freshman Jace Wright may only be in ninth grade but competes with some of the best highschoolers in Tallahassee. Wright leads the boys track and field team in the 200, 400 and triple jump. He ran 25.06 seconds in the 200, 58.9 seconds in the 400 and jumped 11.22 meters in the triple jump. Wright also has helped the Marauders in the 4x100 alongside senior Jalen Crawford, sophomore David Gallant and eighth grader Dawson Dean.

“From consistent training, going to the weightroom every day and showing up to practice [is why I have had great success,” Wright said. “I have tried to get my times down at each event, PR at every meet and go to districts, regionals and state.”

Girls Softball

Senior Victoria Gainey has helped the Marauders hand out multiple one-sided wins this season. The girls softball team beat Godby 23-5, Rickards 17-2 and Jefferson County 19-0. Gainey has greatly contributed during each game as she has a .467 batting average, 10 runs and three doubles which are all top three on the team. Her .467 batting average puts her in 7th place in the Marauders’ district, and her 10 runs puts her in the top 25 in the district.

Boys Baseball

Senior Cole Lewis has had a significant impact in the Marauders’ success this year, leading the team to a 9-5-1 record. He has a .415 batting average, 17 hits and 18 runs which are among the highest on the team. His 17 runs batted in leads the team and has the best strikeout-to-walk ratio at 2:11. His .415 puts him eighth place in the 3A district and his 17 hits put him eighth place as well.

Major part in my success is to just stay confident and trust that what I have been coached will work,” Cole said. “My mentality is to think that once I step in the box no one I face can get me out and to hit the ball in the gap every time.”

Boys Weightlifting

Senior Will O’Connor led the boys weightlifting team to its best finish since the program began. O’Connor showed out during the season, having the highest snatch and clean and jerk on the team. He lifted 195 lb on snatch and 245 lb on clean and jerk at districts. However, at regionals he crushed those numbers, lifting 205 lb on snatch and 255 lb on clean and jerk. His 460 lb olympic total placed him first at regionals, but he improved even better at states. He ended with a 480 lb total, 215 lb on snatch and 265 lb on clean and jerk, which placed him third at states.

Girls Beach Volleyball

Senior Katelyn Eldred led the girls beach volleyball team to one of its best seasons since the start of the program. Eldred has been on the team every year since the beginning of the program in her freshman year. Alongside junior Journey Kramer, the duo has played against some tough competition, however, prevailing in many of their matches.

Boys Tennis

Senior Bradley Carnes helped the Maclay boys tennis team to have an exceptional season. Carnes was the Marauders’ ace throughout the entirety of the season. He had wins in the Bainbridge Rival Rally Tournament, and against Chiles, Community Christian, Lincoln, Florida High, Aucilla Christian and JP2. Carnes also played doubles alongside senior Will Patterson where he found great success as well.

Girls Tennis

Junior Megan Vegas helped lead the Lady Marauders to a 10-2 record this season. Vegas beat Leon, Lincoln, Florida High, Community Christian and Aucilla Christian, also having multiple wins against many of the opposing schools. Vegas also played doubles with eighth grader Autumn Daniels where they both dominated the competition.


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