Academy tennis, softball and track teams rise to the top at state, regional and district competitions

What a softball game last night! And to add to that, what a day for AHN athletics!

The softball team captured  Academy’s third consecutive District Championship in heart-pounding fashion, defeating rival Tampa Catholic by a score of 12-9 in extra innings.  The team’s opponent We are  for next Thursday’s Region Quarterfinal contest will be either Mulberry High School or DeSoto County High School. These two teams will face each other in tonight’s 4A-Distrirct 10 championship game. The loser of this game will travel to AHN for Quarterfinals on  Thursday, April 25, at 7 pm.  Region Semifinals are slated for Tuesday, April 30, and Region Finals for Friday, May 3, both at 7 pm.

The track team captured the 2A-Region 3 Runner-Up trophy and earned berths in next week’s State Track Finals in the 4 x 400 (set a new school record) and 4 x800 relay events. Individually qualifiers include Ryann McEnany and Claire Snyder. The team is having a phenomenal season and the following girls will be representing the Academy at States next week: Gillian Anthony, Colleen Doherty, Natalie Hahn, Siobhan Lynch, Melissa Mainzer, Ryann McEnany, Becca Patterson, Claire Snyder, and Haley Ratchford.

Last, but not least, Academy’s tennis team capped off their season on Thursday, April 18, with the same fight that propelled them to the State Tennis Finals. Dani Nasser and Caroline Lozo each battled in finals action and earned the distinction of individual Runner-Up and later in the afternoon earned the right to play in the doubles final where they also earned the distinction of Runner-Ups, falling just short in a third set. These two sophomores, along with their teammates,  helped propel AHN to a fourth-place finish in the FHSAA’s 2A Tennis classification.

Athletic Director Kevin Vargas applauded all three teams for their performances. “Needless to say I am extremely proud of our coaches and student-athletes for all of these achievements and accomplishments.”


Thanks and GO Jags!!!


Kevin Vargas

Athletic Director

Academy of the Holy Names