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.


Posted on: May 30th, 2019

CHICAGO (May 30, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Lexi Kilfoyl of Academy at the Lakes as its 2018-19 Gatorade Florida Softball Player of the Year. Now a two-time winner, Kilfoyl was the first Gatorade Florida Softball Player of the Year to […]

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Posted on: May 28th, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Sofia Knopf of Norton (Mass.) High School, Ashley Wruble of DuBois Central High (Pa.), Lexi Kilfoyl of Academy at the Lakes High (Land O’Lakes, Fla.), Kenedy Hines of Klein Collins High (Spring, Texas) and Elizabeth Avery of Bishop O’Dowd High (Oakland, Calif.) were selected MaxPreps / NFCA National High School Players of […]

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MDCA, East Ridge advance in softball; Real Life wins in baseball

Posted on: May 20th, 2019

SOFTBALL Mount Dora Christian 10, Trinity Christian 0 Mount Dora Christian Academy pushed across five runs in the fifth inning to cement a 10-0 win over Trinity Christian Academy on Tuesday and earn a berth in the state Final Four. MDCA led the Class 2A regional final 5-0 going to the fifth and ended the […]

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Pasco Athlete of the Week

Posted on: May 17th, 2019

Original article by Eric Horchy, Suncoast News Lexi Kilfoyl Academy at the Lakes H.S. Softball/Senior THIS WEEK’S FEATS: Kilfoyl was her dominant self during Academy at the Lakes’ 12-0 Class 2A region semifinal win over Sarasota Christian. The senior threw five scoreless, one-hit innings and struck out 10 while also going 2-for-4 with a double […]

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Playoffs: Fort Myers, North FM softball win late; Canterbury, Seacrest baseball advance

Posted on: May 15th, 2019

Original article by Adam Regan, Alexander Martin and Bryan Cooney, Fort Myers News-Press Region 2A Final Academy at the Lakes 2, Seacrest 0 Seacrest Country Day saw its season end thanks to the same pitcher for the third year in a row. The Stingrays fell 2-0 to the Academy at the Lakes and their 2018 state […]

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Region softball: Academy at the Lakes strolls through semis

Posted on: May 13th, 2019

NEW PORT RICHEY — The quest for two state championships in a row started Thursday night for Academy at the Lakes, as the Wildcats faced Sarasota Christian in a Class 2A region semifinal. If Thursday’s performance says anything, the Wildcats’ bats are primed and ready. Academy at the Lakes took advantage of a seven-run fourth […]

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Tampa Bay Times’ all-North Suncoast boys basketball

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

Our picks for the top players in Hernando and Pasco counties for the 2018-19 season. Click here to read the full article.

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District softball: Academy at the Lakes shuts out Canterbury for title

Posted on: May 6th, 2019

ST. PETERSBURG — Lexi Kilfoyl struck out eight and gave up just two hits as Academy at the Lakes beat host Canterbury 3-0 in the Class 2A, District 4 softball championship game Friday. Click here to read the full article. 

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813Preps Baseball Round-Up 4/23/19

Posted on: April 24th, 2019

Jack Teeter went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored, while Evan Riley struck out five, allowing one run on the mound to lead Academy at the Lakes to a five-inning, district win. Riley also drove in a pair of runs and Alex Carmichael was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. For […]

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2019 ALL-USA Preseason High School Softball Team

Posted on: March 28th, 2019

Original article by USA TODAY High School Sports. USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the ALL-USA High School Preseason Softball Team for the 2018-19 season. Players were selected in coordination with Michael Kyllo-Kittleson at Fastpitch News based on high school performance, level of competition and strength of schedule. Note that more than a half-dozen […]

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