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Florida Dairy Farmers Awards Announced: Harshbarger/Frechette Repeat as Players of the Year; 5 Lacrosse Dairy Farmer All-Academic Lacrosse Nominees, McClain/Cordrey Coaches of the Year

via the FHSAA and Florida Dairy Farmers websites/press releases

Link to Clayton Freeman’s article on Ryann for this award: LINK Article LINK

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Neil Diasti and Katelyn Sadorf were named the 2024 FHSAA Ronald N. Davis Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Diasti and Sadorf both maintained impressive GPA’s while participating in multiple sports. They each performed extensive amounts of community service and were recognized for many athletic and academic awards.

“The hardworking men and women of Florida’s dairy industry are honored to recognize the significant accomplishments of Neil and Katelyn,” Florida Dairy Farmers CEO Michele Cooper said. “They’ve demonstrated a work ethic and drive that is second to none and we’re proud to help them take the next step toward their amazing futures.”

LINK to Florida Dairy Farmers All-Academic Team


Coby Bitman, Trinity Prep (Winter Park) – Coby Bitman owns a 3.95 GPA and is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He is a member of the National Honor Society, National Mathematics Honor Society, and Hispanic Honor Society. Bitman was a member of both the swimming and lacrosse teams, earning trips to both districts and regionals.  Bitman was highly involved outside of the classroom and athletics, most notably in: Students Against Destructive Decisions Club where he served as Vice President, Surfriders Club, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Photography Club, and Business and Investing Club. He was able to earn over 300 service hours volunteering with Chabad Lubavitch of North Orlando, Trinity Prep National Honor Society, and Come Together for Israel Student Initiative. He is the of son to Deborah and Ronnie Bitman and plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Hannah Bittner, Episcopal School of Jacksonville – Hannah Bittner owns a 4.0 GPA and is ranked sixth in her graduating class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and National Art Honor Society. Hannah was on both the basketball and lacrosse team all four years of high school. Along with being All-District for basketball and a USA Academic All-American, she was awarded the Tristyn Bailey Award. Outside of sports, Bittner was a member of the Eagle Ambassadors and Leadership Team. Bittner earned more than 300 service hours over all four years. She is the of daughter to Lori and Mike Bittner and will be studying psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlotteville, Virigina next fall.

Evan Hurwitz, Miami Country Day – Evan Hurwitz holds a 3.98 GPA, is a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist, and in the top 5% of his graduating class. Hurwitz was a member of the swimming, basketball, and lacrosse teams during his high school athletics career. He was a swimming state finalist and earned an Honorable Mention from the Miami Herald for lacrosse in his sophomore year. Outside of the classroom and school athletics, Hurwitz participated in Mock Trial and Debate Club, the Jewish Student Union, and Club Lacrosse. He earned over 200 community service hours and worked as a lacrosse coach and counselor throughout high school. He is the son to Steven and Amy Hurwitz and is planning to major in engineering in college.

Ethan Korkes, Apopka – Ethan Korkes owns a 4.0 GPA and is ranked sixth out of a senior class of over 800 students. Korkes has been awarded a spot on the President’s List for Valencia College and was a part of the All-Metro Academic Team. Korkes earned varsity letters in football, weightlifting, and lacrosse all four years of high school. Korkes was a member of the Robotics National Championship team, Battle of the Books, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes all four years of high school. He earned over 500 community service hours volunteering with Pop Warner. He is the son of Jennifer and Shane Korkes and is going to be attending Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York in the fall studying engineering.

Isabella Sanchez, St. Stephens (Bradenton) – Isabella Sanchez owns a 3.98 GPA and earned the George Eastman Young Leaders award. Sanchez participated in swimming, soccer, and lacrosse all four years of high school. Sanchez is class president, Diversity and Inclusion Club president, and Editor-in-Chief of the yearbook. Sanchez earned over 200 service hours through volunteering with Learning Center, Family Fun Day, Camp Falcon, and Lunch Loggia. She is the daughter of Debra and Ruben Sanchez and plans to attend the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia to study journalism.