FACA Senior All-Star Final Selections *Update 12*

Listed below are the Final Selections and Alternates for this upcoming weekend's FACA Senior All-Star Classic. Please read all of the following information thoroughly. Thank you.

Girls FACA Senior All-Star Final Selections:

East Girls -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Ariana Jimenez - Apopka

Anna Sentner - George Jenkins

Billie Castillo - Titusville

Hannah Martin - South Fork

Mackenzie Czurak - Winter Springs HS

Claire McDonnell - Father Lopez Catholic

Samantha Gayton - Father Lopez Catholic

Emma Lorey - Bishop Moore

North Girls -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Madison Niederriter - St. Augustine

Leah Pelham - Paxon School for Advanced Studies

Ellie Fluman - St. Augustine

Mikaela Brown - Mandarin

Glenna Li - Buchholz

Emily Molen - Chiles

Esther Loosli - Buchholz

Katherine Harland - Mandarin

South Girls -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Keyli Gomez - St. Brendan

Lila Clarkson - Spanish River

Bianca Banato - John A. Ferguson

Dominique Spann - Dillard

Madison Gilman - Cardinal Gibbons

Marissa Montadas - Carrollton School

Vanishka Villafane - John A. Ferguson HS

Elayna Bahr - Winter Springs HS

West Girls -- Final Selections

Liina Winborn - Sunlake

Emma Solis - Newsome

Mia Perez - Estero

Ashleigh Primacio - Newsome

Carolina Titus - Sarasota

Sarah Schultz - Fort Myers

Camryn Wigglesworth - Sarasota

Lillian Cowley - Newsome HS

Boys FACA Senior All-Star Final Selections:

East Boys -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Zachary Cloud - St. Cloud

Gavin O'Brien - Astronaut

Onix Ortiz - Windermere

John-Anthony Hernandez - St. Cloud

Kai Cheatham - Cocoa Beach

Jai Phillips - Lake Highland Prep

Noah Ellenback - Windermere

Carter Rowe - Windermere

North Boys -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Justin Tackling - Nease

Landon Opp - Fleming Island

Xander Peacock - Blountstown

Jake Dever - Niceville

Will Livesay - Fleming Island

Dalton Hawley - Matanzas HS

David Andrew Keen - North Florida Christian

Nicholas Cain - Gainesville

South Boys -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

John "Jack" Lesh - Dwyer

Lance Grainger - Doral Academy Charter

Giuliano Gencarelli - Dwyer

Aidan Breslin - Fort Lauderdale

Alec Kwon - Spanish River

Cameron Dunn - The King's Academy

Gavin Ross - Palm Beach Central

Jonathan Pineda - Doral Academy Charter

West Boys -- Final Selections -- Team is Finalized

Josh King - George M. Steinbrenner

Reed Legg - Cambridge (Christian)

John McKenzie - Seffner Christian Academy

Blake Walker - George M. Steinbrenner

Gabriel Lara - George M. Steinbrenner HS

Dieumerci Ufitimana - St. Petersburg

Franklin Caceres - Ida S. Baker

Rama Jonnalagadda - George M. Steinbrenner

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Content listed below refers to the Final Selection process.

Selection Process Notes:
The F.A.C.A. All-Star Selection Committee has selected these Final individuals & Alternates based on their performances throughout the season, and based on the Initial selections provided last week. 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 one week 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 Bonnie Fleming (fleminb@martin.k12.fl.us) 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 listed above, and there is a certain amount of allowance utilized for the final 8th (non-scoring, non-displacing) position; typically reserved for a borderline athlete coming 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 volunteer with this event.

Additionally, we will always be in contact with all 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 Fleming and Coach Raposo know, even if you find yourself further down on the listing.

Content below refers to Accepting or Refusing selections:

If you have been selected, then you need to email Coach Fleming and/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 Fleming 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. 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 11th @ 9:00pm. Starting Monday evening @ 9:01pm, 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!


This is a living article and will be updated numerous times. Please look at it regularly to be up to date with the selections. This article was last updated, 11/12/19 @ 10:15pm.

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 Selections:

The final selections are listed above.

Boys FACA Senior All-Star Selections:

The final selections are listed above.

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All-Star Paperwork Requirements:

Important Information for Senior All-Stars:
Listed below are the two main 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. Please read everything below and contact us (see below) if you have any questions.

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 and ask them, or contact the F.A.C.A. Executive Director: Shelton Crews to verify (sheltoncrews@yahoo.com).

- Florida Athletic Coaches Association Website
- F.A.C.A. 2019-20 Online Membership Registration Page
- F.A.C.A. Membership Benefits Page

2) You and/or your HS coach will need to secure a $90 sponsorship fee to help cover the cost of the event.
- The $90 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 / 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 11th @ 9:00pm. Starting Monday evening @ 9:01pm, 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!

Bonnie Fleming, F.A.C.A. Cross Country Chair - fleminb@martin.k12.fl.us
and Ryan Raposo, F.A.C.A. Rankings Representative - ryanraposo@gmail.com