Wildcats in the News

Wildcats in the News is a compilation of stories about Academy students, faculty, and alumni as seen in local and national media. If you have seen a Wildcat story you would like to share on this page, please email Penny Rogers at progers@academyatthelakes.org.

Wildcat Athletics Finishes 8th in Statewide Sunshine Cup Standings

Posted on: August 10th, 2016

Academy at the Lakes has finished eighth overall in the 2015-16 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Award 2A private school standings. This is the fifth consecutive year the Wildcats have finished among the top 8 in the final standings, and AATL was the highest-ranked 2A private school in […]


Read More »

Whiz kids wrap up another STEM summer at USF

Posted on: August 5th, 2016

Original Article by: Philip Morgan, Times Staff Writer TAMPA — With the enthusiasm that other kids might show over a new video game, 14-year-old Roshan Warman explains a mathematics phenomenon involving tiny transistors. “They can block current or they can allow current to pass — the flow of electrons. And so, as these transistors get […]


Read More »

Pasco’s top graduates

Posted on: June 6th, 2016

Original from Tampa Bay Times Academy at the Lakes, Land O’Lakes Vijay Nilesh Prasad GPA: 4.0 unweighted. Headed to: Georgia Institute of Technology with plans to major in electrical and computer engineering and minor in music. Favorite read: 1984 by George Orwell because the dystopian elements make us contemplate ourselves and our society. Extracurriculars: Varsity […]


Read More »

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 […]


Read More »

Pasco students shine at state STEM fair

Posted on: April 21st, 2016

Original Article by Times staff Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair students won several awards at the recent 61st annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition, which took place in Lakeland. More than 900 Florida students competed. Students qualified based on judge recommendation, scores and research quality at their regional fairs. The […]


Read More »

Pasco students shine at state STEM fair

Posted on: April 18th, 2016

Original Article by: Times staff Pasco Regional Science and Engineering Fair students won several awards at the recent 61st annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida STEM Competition, which took place in Lakeland. Top high school regional project winners Viraj Patel (Mitchell High) and Pranav Warman (Academy at the Lakes) qualified for the Intel […]


Read More »

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 […]


Read More »

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 […]


Read More »

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 […]


Read More »

Pasco Athletes of the Week: Feb. 28-March 5

Posted on: March 10th, 2016

Original Article by: Andy Villamarzo Darin Kilfoyl, Academy at the Lakes SPORT: Baseball WHY WE CHOSE HIM: The senior threw a complete-game shutout and struck out 19 in the Wildcats’ 7-0 win over Lakeland Victory Christian. Kilfoyl was one strikeout shy of tying the Pasco County record of 20, held by Patrick Schuster (Mitchell) and […]


Read More »