2020-2021 Sports Summary


Fall Sports Summary 
As many of you know the fall sports season this year was very different from all the years past. Due to covid 19, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade counties all were forced to opt out of the Fhsaa Championship series. In lieu of that we participated in what is called the Tri-county Championship. The first step in this process was winning the county championship. All of these were completed this past week and I invite you to read the season summaries for the fall sports! The county champions and some runner-up teams in each sport have been selected to compete in the Tri-County Championship, with each sports tournament dates to be determined. 

Football will be given the opportunity to compete in a post-season bowl, and depending how the rankings work out girls' volleyball will be playing in the postseason as well


Cross Country

Coach Doug Horn 

Congrats to our amazing Sharks on winning the team championship in Girls Varsity, Girls JV, Boys Varsity and Boys JV races@the 2020 Palm Beach XC Championship!!! 7 straight County Championships for the Boys and 4 straight County Championships for the Girls. 6 of our boys rán under 17min lead by Justin Spleha, Elan Bar-Nur, Moises Medina, Bodey Miller, Sam Jaramillo, Shai Deichman, Greg Kovacs, Joey Garcia, Tyler Van Buskirk and Joey Sheiner. All of our Varsity Girls ran season bests led by Zoe Pustilnik, Toby Kahn, Sammy Sadorf, Katelyn Sadorf, Alexa Bishop, Sari Kramer, Ella Goldfarb, Aliana Saia, Leah Zeledon and Katie East. Congrats to Chloe Vilme and Mark Van Buskirk on winning the JV races. Many of our JV runners ran season or personal 

bests. Next up for your Sharks is the Tri-County Championship on 12/12 @South County Regional Park. Hope all our students and alumni show up to support the team!-- Doug Horn Head Coach-Cross Country/Track & Field Spanish River HS 561-843-9296 

"No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try." Yoda-Empire Strikes Back (1980) 

Girls Golf 

Coach Heinrichs

Girl's golf just wrapped up another successful season going undefeated and winning the county championship. On top of winning the championship we also had the 16 and 2nd place individual golfers, Makenna Rodriguez, and Kyrsten Shawah. Congratulations are also in order for our two seniors Kyrsten Shawah, and Makenna Rodriguez. Kyrsten committed to Virginia Tech and Makenna committed to Howard University, both for golf. Our Juniors Sophia Louis, and Gabrielle Bertholet also were a huge part of our success this year, we look forward to their leadership next year as seniors. And finally we had a great year of additions with new Freshman Golfers Julia Gelsino, Sloane Givens, and Lara Katz, all had fantastic seasons and we look forward to their growth as individuals, students and of course golfers. I am so proud of all the girls have accomplished in this crazy year, under such trying circumstances, If you see any of these girls around give them a huge shout out. 

Coach Heinrichs 

Boys Golf 

Boy's Golf had an outstanding season in 2020-2021. Due to Covid the team was limited in access to golf courses and in spite of limited practice and match time the team qualified for the Tri-County Championship, missing winning the County Championship by 3 strokes. The team was led by Carlos Caloca, with strong support from sophomores Jay Brooks, Mu Sun and Andrew Shavitz. Freshman Michael Feldman rounded out the tournament team. Jay Brooks regular season scoring average was35.5, followed by Mu Suns 38 and Carlos' 39. 

Boys and Girls Bowling 

Now that the season is wrapped up. Spanish river Bowling Both Boys and girls had a great showing at the county tournament, where all schools in Palm Beach county were invited. 

Both boys and girls finished in the top six in the county tournament that was held yesterday up at Jupiter bowling alley. Very proud of the way we finished the season. Even though everyone contributed to our great season ending match I want to mention some of the standouts For Boys Logan Smiciklas and Reese Garcia both bowlers had great clutch performances all season. For the Girls the whole team had a steady performance all season also. The stand-out performance for the girls would be our freshman anchor Ayla Helmle who was a great addition for the girls team. Next year I will be looking for bowlers because I have seniors moving on If you enjoy bowling tryouts for next year's team. Our team now qualifies for a Tri-county match at sawgrass lanes in coral springs florida. Thank you everyone for representing Spanish River proudly.

Leo Barkoff, Levi Engelman, Ethan Turmail, Logan Smiciklas, Reese Garcia 

Girls Bowling: Maggie Hauser ,Ayla Helmle, Alexa Davis, Callie Davis 


The Spanish River Girls Volleyball Team has been playing what we have dubbed the "covid-19" season. This year we are 5-3 and with 2 more matches to go. On the team, we have 4 seniors that have been with our volleyball program all 4 years. Sophia Tavares is one of the 4 seniors that leads the team. She started on our freshman team and made her way to varsity. Eliana Pollay and Helene Nisenbaum are not just talented athletically, but they also lead us academically on the team. Our final senior Alexis Rigdon has been a 4 year player on varsity and has earned herself a scholarship to play at Felician University, in New Jersey. Other than being great volleyball players and good students, they are wonderful people. We look forward to seeing what the future brings them

Swim Team

Coach Paulett Riedel

The Swim team just finished a successful season and our record was 2-2 with many outstanding performances, both relay and individual this year. We qualified 12 swimmers for the county swim championships. Here are the team's best placings: 

  • 200 Medley relay boys 2nd place 
  • 200 Free style - Thomas Powers - 2nd place 
  • 200 Individual Medley - Jaques Sonnier - 2nd place and Mik Praestegaard - 5th place 
  • 100 Butterfly - Ava Balsam - 6th place 
  • 500 Free style - Thomas Powers - 2nd place
  • 200 Free style relay-boys - 4th place 100 Breastroke - Jacques Sonnier - 4th place; Kylan Costa - 8th place 

Other swimmers who advanced to the county competition included Nicholas Silva, Michael Valverde, Alexandra Katz, Sara Harold, Madison Lucco, Tara Zimberg, Kathleen Rossi, and Lior Zimberg. With these results, the team will have several qualifiers for the Tri-County Swimming Championships to be held early next year

Thanks to all of our seniors for their dedication to the team this year - we will miss them. Malik Delgado, Eduard Luken, Mik Praestegaard, Landen Talber, Madison Colby, Kimberly Eckhart, Sara Harold, Madison Lucco, Madison Riedel, Eden Sharifi, Lauren Squitieri, Tara Zimberg. 

2020 – 2021 Spanish River Coaching Staff

Principal - Allison Castellano

Athletic Director / Boys Golf - Kevin McEnroe

Asst. A.D. - Jackie Kay

Football - Raya McCray                    

Girls Volleyball - Alain Bazile

Bowling - Hugh Maher

Cross Country - Doug Horn

Swim/Diving - Stephen Riedel

Girls Golf - Robert Heinrichs

Cheerleading - Alex Lehner

Boys Basketball - John Jones

Girls Basketball - Chris Mackay

Girls Weightlifting - Alain Bazile

Boys Soccer - Stephen Cochran

Girls Soccer - Kevin Turner

Wrestling - Hugh Maher

Boys Volleyball - Amanda Youell

Track - Doug Horn

Boys Weightlifting - Daniel Lavalle

Girls Lacrosse - Jarlyn Mathews

Boys Lacrosse - Brian Johnson

Flag Football - Andrew Immler

Water polo - Michelle Berke

Baseball - Jake Lindmeier

Softball - Ashley Byrd