Two Warriors make Florida Olympic Developmental Team
Steinbrenner High freshmen Alexis Bredeau and Marley Opila were each selected to the Florida Developmental Team for girls born in 1995, according to Warriors coach Teresa Patterson.
The top 30 girls players in Florida in the age group made the squad, which is part of the feeder system for the U.S. national team.
Opila and Bredeau were selected April 25 and will compete against teams from other states to see which players will eventually make the national team. The girls will also travel with the team to Alabama for a week of training this July.
The two Warriors are part of the Steinbrenner team that went 17-1-2 and won the Class 4A, District 10 championship for the first-year school. Opila plays midfield and recorded 16 goals and 17 assists last year. Bredeau is also a midfielder and had 23 goals and 16 assists for the Warriors.
“I’m so proud of both of them,” Patterson said. “They are hard workers and very talented. They’re going to show what they can do against the best in the age group.”
New Bulldgos basketball coach
Zephyrhills High principal Steve Van Gorden announced April 26 that Dustin Rowe will coach the boys basketball team next season.
The position opened after the retirement of coach Alan Reed, who was part of the committee that selected Rowe. The rest of the committee included Van Gorden and athletic director Bruce Cimorelli.
“Coach Rowe brings a lot of energy and discipline to a solid program,” Van Gorden wrote in an e-mail. “I have a lot of confidence in coach Rowe and look forward to an exciting season coming up for 2010-2011 school year.”
Bulls receive free mouthguards
Dr. Zack Kalarickal, of Wesley Chapel Dentistry, will be giving free athletic mouthguards to Wiregrass Ranch High School football players.
Those interested should call (813) 991-5100 to set up an appointment to make models of the player’s mouths, which will be made May 1. The mouthguards will be delivered to the players at Wiregrass Ranch at 4:30 p.m. May 14.
The mouthguards are usually $350 and help prevent mouth injuries and concussions.
Muhammad signs with Dean College
Wiregrass Ranch High School senior Solomon Muhammad has signed to play at Dean College in Massachusetts. The school is a junior college and the football team has a 28-4 record during the last three seasons.
Muhammad is a 6-foot, 175-pound outside linebacker who had 82 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble last season.
“Solly is a tenacious hitter and hard worker who loves the game,” said Wiregrass Ranch football coach Jeremy Shobe. “Our team will miss him next season.”
Eagles charity golf tournament
Land O’ Lakes Christian School is having a charity golf event at 1 p.m. May 14 at Plantation Palms Golf Club to raise money for the Eagle’s athletics department.
Those interested in participating in the event should sign up my May 1 by e-mailing pastor Joey Quilty at . Perspective players can sign up as a foursome or individual.
Registration for the event starts at 11:30 a.m. May 14 and there will be a putting contest from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For more information, call Land O’ Lakes Christian at (813) 995-9040.
-All stats as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches as of April 23. Kyle LoJacono can be reached at or (813) 909-2800.