Keeping up with area athletes


Erica Burt has been recognized for her standout soccer play.
The Florida Atlantic University redshirt junior defender has been named to the all-Conference USA first team. The Ponte Vedra High School graduate was the team’s lone representative on the first team.
Burt had two goals--both game winners--and two assists in starting all 21 games. She was the conference defender of the week Oct. 12, helping the team post consecutive conference shutouts. Burt also was the conference defender of the week Aug. 24.

More women’s soccer
Alderson Broaddus University sophomore Lauren Small has been named to the all-Great Midwest Athletic Conference second team. The Bartram Trail High graduate started all 19 games and led the team with eight goals and four assists.
Through 20 games, junior forward Brooke Sharp was second in scoring for University of Florida. Previously at Ponte Vedra High, she had 10 goals and four assists.
Sophomore forward Madison Caldwell, a past Bear, started all 21 games for Florida Atlantic and had one assist.
Also from the Bears, Courtney Shell had two goals and two assists in starting 19 games for Auburn University.
Ponte Vedra resident Grace Mathis scored once in 13 games for Haverford College.

Men’s basketball
Senior forward Drew Hagemeister had six rebounds and two blocks for Southeastern University in a win over Trinity College. He played for Allen D. Nease High.
Quinn Carey, who played for the Sharks, is a freshman guard for Roberts Wesleyan College.
Former Shark Donovan Garrard is a freshman forward for Lynchburg College.

Hayden Good is a freshman in the 285-pound class for Johns Hopkins University. He competed for Bartram Trail.
Ponte Vedra resident Steven Midkiff is a freshman in the 149-pound class for Virginia Military Institute.

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