After returning from a serious knee injury that sidelined her last year, IB senior Angeline Friel co-captained the varsity girls’ soccer team during their 2018-19 season. The Lady Green Devils won a District Championship, Regional Championship and a spot in the State Final Four. Angeline’s leadership played a critical role in turning the team into a cohesive squad and she received the SPHS Female Athlete of the Year
IB junior Sophia C. Vesely, co-captain of the varsity soccer team, is the first player to verbally commit to Swarthmore College women’s soccer team for the class of 2024. This liberal arts college, founded in 1864, is located near Philadelphia and known for academic excellence. Swarthmore has a competitive 9% acceptance rate, ranks third for National Liberal Arts Schools by U.S. News and World Report, and ranks first as the most ethnically diverse college by Best College Reviews.
Soccer coach Rui Farias is very proud, noting that Sophia helped lead the team to two state finals in her first three years at SPHS.
Angeline Friel was awarded first place in the 2018 Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement held on May 17, 2018. This annual event highlights Pinellas County’s most talented students at the Mahaffey Theater with performances, accolades, visuals, and awards given for eight different categories. (more…)