FACA Senior All-Star Final Selections


This article was last updated, 11/16/17 @ 8:35am.

Girls FACA Senior All-Star Final Listing:

East Girls - Final Listing

Amy Frisch

George Jenkins HS

Maggie Lyons

Lake Mary HS

Sadie McLaughlin

Rockledge HS

Katrina Wynne

South Fork HS

Maria Puccio Ball

Hagerty HS

Lauren Macon

John Carroll HS

Lauren Tucker

Hagerty HS

Grace Tyler

Citrus HS

North Girls - Final Listing

Claire Moritz

Ponte Vedra HS

Erin Phelps

Chiles HS

Ciara Coger

Niceville HS

Hannah Schneidewind

Niceville HS

Ella Swigler

Mosley HS

Avery Knehans

Ponte Vedra HS

Bridget Morse

Columbia HS

Lindsey Vansant

Robert E. Lee HS

South Girls - Final Listing

Valentina House

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Bridget Alex

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Alexis Rosa

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Margaret Copello

Pembroke Pines Charter HS

Kayla Hogan

John A. Ferguson HS

Morgan Sharman

Matanzas HS

Rain Marti

Matanzas HS

Juliana Ross

Gulf Coast HS

West Girls - Final Listing

Alayna Goll

Estero HS

Jillian Felton

Citrus HS

Cassie Highsmith

Plant City HS

Grace Summers

HB Plant HS

Maddison Welch

Lemon Bay HS

Brooke Santiesteban

Citrus Park Christian School

Chelsey Oliver

Riverdale HS

Juliana Tragakis

Newsome HS

Girls Alternate

Brianna Basford

Satellite High School

Boys FACA Senior All-Star Final Listing:

East Boys - Final Listing

Kyler Hodges

Lyman HS

Tyson Harper

Oviedo HS

Roberto Castro

Lake Nona HS

Walker Hirsch

Satellite High School

Garrett O'Malley

Hagerty HS

Charlie Dickinson

Satellite High School

Devin Boyle

Lake Mary HS

Rahul Koshy

Satellite High School

North Boys - Final Listing

Diego Lavieri-Sosa

Ocala Vanguard HS

Sean Snyder

St. Joseph Academy

Raul Reyna

Ocala Vanguard HS

Justin Greene

Ocala Vanguard HS

Bradyn Ricca

Merritt Island HS

Luis Ortiz

Dr. Phillips HS

Connor Norton

South Walton HS

Brandon Mayo

Buchholz HS

South Boys - Final Listing

Nicholas Rischar

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

Ryan Szklany

Highlands Christian Acad.

Chris French

Spanish River HS

Houston Barenholtz

Spanish River HS

Yassin Raffay

Columbia HS

Khiro Hoilett

Coral Springs HS

Giovanni McPhee

McArthur HS

West Boys - Final Listing

Alex Bugielski

Newsome HS

Chris Pinedo

Newsome HS

Bryce Burt

St. Petersburg HS

Reese Novella

Fort Myers HS

Cooper Back

Gulf Coast HS

Jacob Keller

River Ridge HS

Hunter Dobbs

Coral Reef HS

Austin Redondo

Coral Reef HS

For any South athletes in need of a ride to the event, please contact South Girls All-Star Coach Trish Butler (runstaxc@bellsouth.net), as she may be able to help provide transportation for a small fee.


Content listed below refers to the Initial Selection process.

All Final Selections and current alternates are listed above.

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Selection Process Notes: The F.A.C.A. All-Star Selection Committee has selected these initial individuals based on their performances throughout the season. Please realize that these lists are put together objectively, by comparing the four Watch Lists that were published along with the State Championship results. Please realize that this is a very long and tricky process which takes multiple hours in researching for all four geographical locations and both genders.

We acknowledge that there are a variety of reasons as to why athletes perform they way they do. From weather patterns, to course difficulties, to different racing strategies, etc. Therefore it is virtually impossible to be able to compare every race situation and weekly head-to-head results for the 300 hundred plus athletes that have been ranked throughout this season; this is also why legitimate 3.1 mile races are critical for helping maintain the integrity of the flrunners database.

In the end, the selection committee does the best it can in putting together these lists in an unbiased manner and in a timely fashion, considering the amount of paperwork involved and considering how we are less than two weeks away from the Senior All-Star competition. We thank everyone in advance for their understanding that certain selections are not always indisputable, but selections must still be made.

Taking all of that into account, we also acknowledge that sometimes in the selection process there is human error, or even a computer glitch. So if there is a major issue, such as an athlete missing from the listing altogether, please contact Coach Kristin McWilliams (kristin.mcwilliams@ocps.net) and Coach Ryan Raposo (ryanraposo@gmail.com) immediately to let us know so we can fix the problem.

Selection Information: There will be up to eight athletes per geographical location, per gender, that will be selected for this competition. Traditionally the top seven selections are based on the process that has been listed, and there is a certain amount of allowance utilized for the final 8th (non-scoring, non-displacing) position; usually reserved for a borderline athlete that might come from the home school of the Senior All-Star Coach. This is not always the case, but it helps give an extra incentive for our All-Star Coaches who are going out of their way to voluntarily help with this event.

Additionally, we will always be in contact with athletes who are interested to compete although their team may have already been filled, but just in case another team may be short of athletes. There have been plenty of times where the 9th or 10th athlete in one geographical location has been used to fill the 7th and 8th positions on another team. So if you are interested, please make sure to let Coach McWilliams and Coach Raposo know, even if you find yourself further down on the listing.


Important information pertaining to the listings below and the selection process:

If you have been selected, then you need to email Coach McWilliams or Coach Raposo to receive your Final Instructions and competition paperwork. For all athletes who are listed as Attending, you should have received an email from Coach McWilliams or Coach Raposo with that information. If you have not, please get in contact as soon as possible. Second, for athletes listed as Interested, if you have moved from the Alternates list into the current selections due to another athlete dropping out, then you should be receiving an email fairly soon with your Final Instructions and competition paperwork, and asking for verification that you're still planning on attending the competition.

Next, for those athletes listed in each Alternates section and that have not yet contacted us with your interest, please do so at your earliest convenience. Although you have not been selected, we will have many athletes that do not respond or drop out, and we wish to know your status. For those that have contacted us as being interested, please keep faith that many of you WILL BE selected within the next few days after State. Every year this process sees many athletes Decline, and selected athletes back out at the last minute, so make sure to be in contact with us and keep training just in case! Also, if you are listed as Interested and there is a Decline from the current top eight selection, and you are next on the Alternates section, you will be contacted to see if you still wish to compete.

Finally, and most important, in order to properly allow all interested athletes a fair opportunity to be able to compete, we please ask that all officially selected athletes send in their race confirmations or rejections by Monday, November 13th @ 8:00pm. Starting Monday evening @ 8:01pm, if we do not have a final confirmation from those currently selected, regardless of who they are, we will then open the race selections to the alternates and/or other interested athletes. We thank everyone for their interest in the competition, their understanding of their process, and their desire to compete!


INITIAL SELECTIONS LIST:

This is a living article and will be updated numerous times. Please look at it regularly to be up to date with the selections. Last updated, 11/13/17 @ 8:01pm.

Athletes who are listed as Attending will be highlighted in Green, Maybes are in Yellow, Declines are in Red, and those Interested are in Aqua.

Girls FACA Senior All-Star Final Listing:

The deadline has passed. Final Selections are currently being worked on.

Boys FACA Senior All-Star Final Listing:

The deadline has passed. Final Selections are currently being worked on.


Important Information for potential Senior All-Stars:

Listed below are the competition requirements as stipulated by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association for all high school sports and their F.A.C.A. Senior All-Star games, tournaments, and competitions. If you have any questions about the information listed, please contact Coach Kristin McWilliams (kristin.mcwilliams@ocps.net), the F.A.C.A. Cross Country Chair.

Senior All-Star Selection Requirements:

1) Your high school coach must be a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association.
- This is a requirement set forth by the F.A.C.A. Boards of Directors. If your high school coach is a member, then you're good to go! If your high school coach is not a member, then have your high school coach sign up! If you are unsure of your coach's status, contact your high school coach directly and ask them, or contact the F.A.C.A. Executive Director: Shelton Crews (sheltoncrews@yahoo.com) and he can verify for you.

- Florida Athletic Coaches Association Website
- F.A.C.A. 2017-18 Online Membership Registration Page
- F.A.C.A. Membership Benefits Page

2) You and/or your HS coach will need to secure a $75 sponsorship fee for yourself to help cover the cost of the event.
- The $75 sponsorship fee will help cover the cost of everything that goes on with the meet (excluding your personal traveling costs); this includes: Hotel costs, the Friday night banquet, F.A.C.A. commemorative t-shirts, F.A.C.A. drawstring bags, All-Star gold medallions, and a plaque for each individual race champion.
- The sponsorship fee should try to be obtained by a team's booster club, the athlete's school, through a parent's work place, or even by a local business or local running store. All athletes that make the final selection process will receive a sponsorship donation request form to help all athletes obtain the donation fee.

Once again, after reading and understanding all of the information posted above, if you wish to Accept or Decline your participation status for this year's F.A.C.A. Senior All-Star Meet, please let us know as soon as possible. Once confirmed, participation information will be emailed out to you with all of the requirements for being able to compete. Also, In order to allow all interested athletes a fair opportunity to be able to compete, we please ask that all officially selected athletes send in their race confirmations or rejections by Monday, November 13th @ 8:00pm. Starting Monday evening @ 8:01pm, if we do not have a final confirmation, then we will open the race selections to the alternate and/or other interested athletes.

If you have any questions, please ask us! Thank you!

Kristin McWilliams, F.A.C.A. Cross Country Chair - kristin.mcwilliams@ocps.net
and Ryan Raposo, F.A.C.A. Rankings Representative - ryanraposo@gmail.com


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