District 14 – Newsome Continues Its’ Dominance, Will Bloomingdale Catch Up This Year?

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Now we are getting into the territory of where the sport most grew last year, the area east of Tampa down towards the Fort Myers area.  We start with District 14, the long-time provenance of Newsome and last year they continued their streak of district titles and made it to the Round of 16 before bowing to Jesuit of Tampa.  Newsome finished at #19 in the Final FLN Poll.

We also are getting into the territory of where Tampa Lax Report also covers previews and since I only got one questionnaire returned so far I will also include the link to TLR’s previews.

The MaxPreps District 2018 Records seem incomplete and the new FHSAA school listings have this now as Bloomingdale, Durant, Freedom (Tampa – District 16 last year), Newsome and Wharton (District 16 last year) so there’s been some shuffling in the area.

Last season’s Regular Season records via MaxPreps (Note: possibility not all results were uploaded):

 

School Name *W-L *Pct. W-L Pct. GF GA
Newsome 2-0 1.000 16-3 0.842 273 140
Bloomingdale 3-1 0.750 11-8 0.579 167 143
Durant 0-2 0.000 3-10 0.231 59 147
Tampa Bay Tech 0-0 0.000 0-0 0.000 0 0
  • * Denotes district data.

 

Yep, that doesn’t make a lot of sense.  Looks like Wharton was in the District playoff since Bloomingdale beat them in the semifinals according to the Bloomingdale team page??  Tampa Bay Tech looks like it has dropped the sport.

I’ll assume the MaxPreps records for ease of use for now.

For those who want to read the Tampa Lax Report District 14 Preview, click HERE

 

Newsome 16-3, lost in the FHSAA Round of 16

We have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll update when we do

 

Bloomingdale 11-8, lost in the district final

Coach Matthew Borowski has sent in his preview info and wanted to note that the team will be sporting Gold shoelaces from Go4theGoal, an organization that fundraises for Pediatric Cancer research!

What are your expectations this season for the team?

We are in the 5th year of being a varsity team so we are still in our infancy of growth given the fact that we have no neighborhood feeder program. We have enjoyed the program’s first winning season last year and we believe that we can repeat that success annually. We believe that we have the talent to produce a winning squad, and we are looking forward to working hard and earning our spot in the conversation of the Top 10 ranking in the Tampa Bay area.

 

 

Who are the returning players who will make a difference this season?

Cade McCarron (Jr.) – Attack – 29GB, 23G, 28A, 2.7PPG

Jackson Pepe (Sr.) – Attack – 32GB, 26G, 30A, 2.9PPG

Zach Terhorst (Jr.) – FO/M – 91GB, 206FOW, 70%FO, 5G

Nathan Pepe (So.) – G – 37GB, 282SV, 67%SV, 11W

What players do you expect to step up this year that didn’t get much playing time last year?

Tim Cassella (M), Noah Garcia (A), Carter Revis (D), Luke Scarborough (D), Chase Morin (DM) all of which started playing within the past 2 years, but their growth has been exponential and are looking at starting minutes.

What are the games you are really looking forward to this season?

2/20 @Steinbrenner, 2/22 vs. Wiregrass Ranch, 2/27 @Newsome, 3/2 @Bartow, 3/26 vs. Newsome, 4/12 @Mitchell, 4/16 District Semi-Finals, 4/18 District Finals

 

Wharton 4-9 according to their team page, lost in the district semifinals

We have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll update when we do

 

Durant 3-10, lost in the district semifinals

We have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll update when we do

 

Freedom (Tampa) 5-7 according to their team page, no playoff record

We have not received their questionnaire yet, we’ll update when we do