FACA Senior All-Star Final Listing

Listed below is the final round of selections for the 2016 F.A.C.A. Cross Country Senior All Star Classic.

Selection Process Notes: The F.A.C.A. All-Star Selection Committee has selected the following individuals based on athlete's performances throughout the season. Please realize that these lists are put together objectively, by looking at the State Championship results and by comparing the four Watch Lists that were published throughout the season (Watch List 1, Watch List 2, Watch List 3, Watch List 4).

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 throughout the season 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. and therefore it is virtually impossible to be able to verify weekly head-to-head results and every theoretical situation for the hundred plus athletes listed below.

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) position, sometimes 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 voluntarily to 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 Is 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 Alternate 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. 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 Is Interested and there is a Decline from the current top eight selection, and you are next on the Alternate 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 Friday, November 11th. Starting Saturday, 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! Now on to the selections!

This is a living article. It will be updated numerous times throughout this week. Please look at it regularly to be up to date with the selections. This article is no longer being updated, 11/17/16.

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. 2016-17 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 Friday, November 11th. Starting Saturday, 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