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Academy Softball Players Earn FACA Softball All-State Honors

Posted on: May 17th, 2017

After a fantastic 20–3 season that resulted in a District Championship, five Academy at the Lakes Varsity Softball players received Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) All-State Honors. Tristen Gittens ’19: Academic All-State Lexi Kilfoyl ’19: All-State Pitcher; Earned Run Average (ERA): 0.85; Batting Average (BA): .517 Jessica Mott ’20: All-State second baseman, BA: .522 Brooke […]


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Academy Celebrates Student-Athletes at Sports Awards Night

Posted on: May 9th, 2017

The Academy at the Lakes Athletic Department held its annual Sports Awards Night on Wednesday, May 3 in the Gymnasium. Middle and Upper Division student-athletes from 39 teams were recognized for their contributions to the athletic program. Forty-three student-athletes were awarded the “Ironman Award” for participating in three or more sports during the 2016-17 school […]


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Academy Wildcats Shine at District Track Championship

Posted on: April 18th, 2017

Thursday, April 13 was the District Track Championship for Academy at the Lakes. This year was one of the school’s most successful showings at the District Meet in school history. The Wildcats ended with one district title, two runner-up titles, five regional qualifiers and six new school records. Kendra Falby ’21 – 100M Champion 200M […]


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Coach Shawn Brown Named Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Posted on: April 13th, 2017

Academy at the Lakes it proud to announce the appointment of Coach Shawn Brown as its Varsity Girls Basketball coach. Brown has 23 years of cumulative experience playing and coaching basketball at the college and high school levels. Along with his experience as Head coach for Football, Middle Division Boys Basketball, and Track and Field […]


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Academy at the Lakes Shuts Out Springstead to Remain Unbeaten

Posted on: April 11th, 2017

Original Article By Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer TAMPA – Monday’s game between Springstead and Academy at the Lakes was billed as a pitchers’ duel, a classic matchup between a pair of Division I-A-bound aces. The Eagles’ Kama Woodall (N.C. State) and the Wildcats’ Alexis Kilfoyl (Alabama) did not disappoint. The two took turns racking […]


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HomeTeam 25: Softball rankings

Posted on: March 28th, 2017

Original Article by: Bob Putnam, Times Staff Writer 1. Academy at the Lakes (10-0) This week: Tuesday at Bishop McLaughlin; Wednesday vs. Buffalo Grove (at Madeira Beach Softball Complex) Scoop: The Wildcats, ranked No. 1 in the Class 2A state poll, are the only undefeated team left in the bay area. In its only game […]


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Athlete of the Week: Academy at the Lakes Lexi Kilfoyl

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

Original Article by By Katherine Smith, Spectrum Sports Academy at the Lakes pitcher Lexi Kilfoyl literally stands out on a softball field. First her 6-foot-2 frame gets you. Then her speed. With every pitch Kilfoyl is thinking one thing. “I just try to pitch to the best of my ability and make myself look good,” […]


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Pitcher, coach bring success to Academy of the Lakes

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017

Original Article by By Andy Villamarzo, Times Correspondent LAND O’LAKES — Academy at the Lakes has started to see success from many of its sports programs, namely football, basketball, and softball. One area the Wildcats haven’t been especially strong in is baseball, but the culture has started to change under the direction of coach John […]


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Darin Kilfoyl ’17, St. John’s River State College Commit, Pitches No-Hitter

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Darin Kilfoyl ’17 pitched one of the best high school baseball games Coach John DiBenedetto had ever seen. On Monday, March 6 Darin pitched a no-hitter versus Keswick Christian, throwing 7 innings with 15 strikeouts for a 1-0 AATL win. He will continue his stellar baseball career next year at St. John’s River State College […]


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Softball: Academy at the Lakes 4, Canterbury 1

Posted on: March 8th, 2017

Original Article By: Bob Putnam ST. PETERSBURG — Alexis Kilfoyl is always competing with her older brother Darin, especially when it comes to pitching. The Academy at the Lakes aces — Alexis in softball, Darin in baseball — constantly set goals. They first zeroed in on the radar gun this season. Darin wanted to hit […]


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