SJCDS Boaventura second in Dairy Farmer Player of Year

Creekside Standout Brenna Robinson Named Miss Soccer

By Randy Lefko Staff Writer w Dairy Farmers excerpts
Posted 3/30/22

GAINESVILLE – In one of the closest statewide votes for the Dairy Farmer’s annual Miss Soccer award for player of year honors and also one that showcases north Florida’s soccer prowess, St. …

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SJCDS Boaventura second in Dairy Farmer Player of Year

Creekside Standout Brenna Robinson Named Miss Soccer

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GAINESVILLE – In one of the closest statewide votes for the Dairy Farmer’s annual Miss Soccer award for player of year honors and also one that showcases north Florida’s soccer prowess, St. Johns Country Day School forward Julia Boaventura and Creekside High’s Brenna Robinson waged a similar battled as their 1-0 game; won by the Lady Spartans, with Robinson emerging as the Dairy Farmer’s Miss Soccer player of the year, in a Dairy Farmer’s press release of March 25.

Brenna Robinson from Class 7A state champion Creekside High School, with five first place votes and 84 points, has been selected as the Florida Dairy Farmers 2022 Miss Soccer following a final round of voting by a statewide panel of girls’ high school soccer coaches and media representatives.

Boaventura, who scored two second half goals to power the Lady Spartans to an historic 11th straight state title; a 2-0 win over Shorecrest Prep, finished second with 79 points with four first place votes. Boaventura, with 19 goals and 13 assists on the season, was named the Class 2A player of the year for her final season. Boaventura is signed to play soccer the Southern Mississippi University in the fall.

Creekside and St. Johns both finished as state champions; 7A for Creekside and 2A for St. Johns, and both finished at 19-3-1. Robinson, a senior defender, helped her team to a 19-3-1 record and the Class 7A state championship by anchoring one of the state’s top defensive units, which allowed only 18 goals and posted 12 shutouts in 23 games. Robinson has signed to play college soccer at the University of North Florida.

Robinson, who was earlier named the Class 7A Player-of-the-Year, had five first-place votes and tallied 84 points to finish ahead of Class 2A POY Julia Boaventura of St. Johns Country Day (79) and Class 5A POY Michelle Horan of North Fort Myers (76), who each had four first-place votes. Class 3A POY Breanna Newberg of Lakeland Christian (72) finished fourth followed by Class 6A POY Sarah Christiansen of Fletcher (42), and Class 4A POY Avery Thompson of American Heritage (19).

In the Dairy Farmers girls soccer coach of year votes, Amy Geltz, who guided Bishop Moore High School to an 18-3-2 record and the Class 4A state championship, and Joe Soto of Creekside High School, who led his team to a 19-3-1 record and the Class 7A state title, shared Florida Dairy Farmers Girls’ Soccer Coach-of-the-Year honors.

The state title was Geltz’s first at Bishop Moore and the school’s first since 2007. Geltz has posted a 139-47-22 record in nine years at the school, including a state runnerup finish in 2016.

St. Johns Country Day School’s Mike Pickett, a numerous times winner of the coach of the year award, was the Class 2A coach of year for his 11th title and was voted fourth in the coach of year selections.

In his first year as Creekside’s head coach, Soto not only won the school’s first state title, but defeated Bartram Trail 3-2 in the state semifinals, ending that school’s 32-game winning streak and two-year reign as state champion.

Prior to that semifinal win, the former Bartram Trail assistant coach’s team had lost to the Bears 6-0 in the regular season and 2-0 in the district playoffs, before pulling off the upset in the state tournament.

One of St. Johns three losses on the season was to Bartram Trail; a 2-1 loss.

Both Geltz and Soto finished with 85 points (four first-place, five second place and two third-place votes) to finish ahead of Class 6A COY Bradley Plummer of Fletcher who had five first-place votes and four third-place votes and tallied 70 points. Plummer is a former Middleburg High School soccer coach.

Class 2A COY Mike Pickett of St. Johns Country Day (59) finished fourth in the voting followed by Class 3A COY Jason Streets of Lakeland Christian (46) and Class 5A COY Jami Hagy of Mariner (27)

The Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program exemplifies Florida Dairy Farmers’ commitment to the state’s youth. This is the 30th year of these unique awards as we honor the state’s top athletes and coaches in all 31 FHSAA sanctioned sports. The program emphasizes to young people the importance of keeping dairy products a primary part of their diet in their overall nutrition plan.

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