Athletics

Academy at the Lakes Welcomes New Softball Coach

Posted on: July 27th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes has hired Diane Stephenson, former Indiana University Head Coach, as the new leader of its Varsity Softball team. Stephenson brings to the Wildcats 20 years NCAA Big Ten coaching experience, including 15 years at the helm of the Hoosiers (1987-2002). In 1996, she was named both Big Ten Coach of the […]


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Academy Softball Coach Jerry English Announces Retirement

Posted on: July 18th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes Varsity Softball Coach Jerry English, who has been a fixture in Tampa-area athletics for more than 40 years, has announced his retirement. English, who led the Wildcats’ softball team for five years, compiled a 64-25 record in his time at the school. His Academy at the Lakes teams won four district […]


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Karim Nohra Steps Down as Academy at the Lakes Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: July 14th, 2016

Land O’Lakes, FL – Academy at the Lakes Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Karim Nohra, who led the Wildcats to five State Final Four appearances in his six years at the school, has stepped down from the position. “For 25 years, I’ve concentrated on coaching, teaching, and guiding other people’s children. Now it’s time that I […]


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Varsity Athletics Highlights 2015-16

Posted on: June 1st, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ 2015-16 athletic campaign included a wide range of achievements – both team and individual – boasting championships, record-setting performances, and several “firsts.” Below are some of the Varsity sports highlights from the year.   Varsity Baseball On the heels of a no-hitter, pitcher Darin Kilfoyl ’17 was named Tampa Tribune’s Athlete […]


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Middle Division Softball Team Caps Perfect Season with Championship

Posted on: May 9th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes’ Middle Division Softball team completed an undefeated 10-0 season with a 6-3 West Coast League Championship game victory over Berkeley Prep on Thursday, May 5 at the Land O’ Lakes Recreation Center. The team, led by Head Coach Marla Oliver, reached the championship game with a 5-2 semifinal win earlier in […]


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AATL Boys’ Track Team Sets Records at Regional Meet

Posted on: April 29th, 2016

The Academy at the Lakes’ Boys’ Track team set several new school records during the Class 1, Region 2 meet held at Calvary Christian on Thursday, April 28. Alex Baker ’16 placed seventh overall in the shot put with a school-record throw of 43’ 2.5”. Daniel Biglow ’18 set a new school record of 19’ […]


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Kilfoyl ends Blazers’ season

Posted on: April 21st, 2016

Original Article By: Dennis Maffezzoli , Herald-Tribune SARASOTA The Sarasota Christian softball team’s run to the Final 4 ran into a road block. Her name is Alexis Kilfoyl. The freshman University of Alabama commit, who stands a head taller than nearly all of her teammates, put an end to the Blazers’ season with a 2-hit […]


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Two AATL players qualify for a beach volleyball state tournament

Posted on: April 14th, 2016

Original Article by Andy Villamarzo, Tribune correspondent Volleyball season doesn’t end in the fall for Academy at the Lakes. The 2015 Wildcats had one of the best seasons in program history. They went 24-6, won the Class 2A-District 8 championship and made a run through the postseason. Now the team is focused on a variation […]


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District preview: Area softball in midst of strong youth movement

Posted on: April 11th, 2016

Original Article by Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer …The proliferation of underclassmen is not limited to freshmen. The sophomore class is stellar, too. Springstead’s Paige Pfent, a North Florida commit, leads the area in home runs with nine and has helped the Eagles win 18 straight, currently the longest streak in Tampa Bay. Sickles’ leadoff […]


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Tampa Bay Times’ All-Tampa Bay girls basketball teams

Posted on: April 4th, 2016

Original Article By Kelly Parsons and Rodney Page, Times Staff Writers North Suncoast Player of the Year G Audra Leipold, So., Academy at the Lakes Leipold is what is known as a “gym rat.” She’s the kind of player who gets to practice before her teammates and stays after they are long gone. She plays […]


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