To her credit: Another year, another honor for Thompson. The Mustangs senior earned a share of her third consecutive player of the year honor by scoring 43 goals and dishing off 17 assists in helping Lakewood Ranch win its fifth consecutive district championship. Thompson's 43 goals set a new program record, and she also eclisped the 100-goal plateau for her career this season as well.
Key performance: Thompson was prolific in the final Class 5A-District 12 tournament of her career, and scored a hat trick in Lakewood Ranch's 4-1 win over Manatee in the district title game. It was Lakewood Ranch's fifth straight district championship.
Fast fact: Lakewood Ranch coach Guy Virgilio has made a habit of letting one player take the district trophy to school with them to put inside the trophy case. That honor went to Thompson this season.
What's next: Thompson verbally committed to Florida last season and made her decision official last month, when she signed a letter-of-intent to play with the Gators. She will join another Lakewood Ranch alum, Jessica Eicken, in Gainesville.
Bradenton Christian - Jenny Wilkinson, sr., goalie; Kim Mannusa, so., midfielder; Jordan Ponto, fr., center; Rachel Tally, so., forward.
Braden River - Nikki Gainey, jr., goalie.
Cardinal Mooney - Noelle Pineiro, sr., midfielder.
Lakewood Ranch - Sarah Miller, fr., forward; Rachel Valari, jr., goalie; Alyssa Sherman, sr., defender; Kirsten Skokos, sr., defender; Kristen Hagaman, soph., defender.
Manatee - Lexi Braxton, sr., forward; Alisha Keene, sr., sweeper; Ali Thomas, sr., stopper.
Palmetto - Holly Christensen, sr., center/midfielder; Carly Kimball, sr., defender; Vanessa Bazan, sr., forward; Becca Foy, jr., center/midfielder; Sara Seiden, sr., defender; Grae Turner, sr., defender.
Saint Stephen's - Amy Ivin, so., forward; Cassidy Whidden, fr., defender.
Southeast - Lindsey Gregor, sr., goalie.
Sean Moreau, sr., Southeast
To his credit: Moreau scored 13 goals and added 10 assists, a prolific performance from a defender, and also took most of Southeast's free and corner kicks. Behind Moreau, the Seminoles won 19 games and advanced to the Class 4A-Region 3 championship game for the first time in program history. "He was the most valuable player on our team," said Southeast coach Laszlo Halmi.
Key performance: Moreau was the hero Jan. 30, when he headed in the game-winning goal during Southeast's 4-3 overtime victory against Seminole during the Class 4A-Region 3 quarterfinals. The goal helped start a run that landed the Noles in the regional finals for the first time.
Fast fact: Moreau is an easy guy to please on movie night - he'll take anything featuring Will Ferrell. He also plays golf.
What's next: He will be attending Florida State in the fall, and may play intramural soccer.
Bayshore - Chris Kurutz, so., forward; Devon Ellis, so., midfielder;, Jason Heller, sr., goalie.
Bradenton Christian - Jordan Buchahan, jr., midfielder.
Braden River - Andrew Quiljano, so., forward; Jeff Hoyle, sr., goalie.
Lakewood Ranch - Aaron Kandel, sr., goalie; Alex Martin, so., midfielder; Sam Severson, so., midfielder; Lee White, so., sweeper; Zach Stapleton-Jones, sr., forward; Jerrad Broomes, jr., forward.
Manatee - Will Kretzmann, sr., forward; Alex Torres, sr., forward; Pablo Varon, sr., defender.
Palmetto - Brandon Tarpley, so., goalie; Josue Martinez, sr., defensive midfielder; Eluid Saucedo, jr., forward; Michael Martinez, jr., forward.
Saint Stephen's - Kyle Bellingar, jr., forward; Ryley Delgado, jr., midfielder; Cruise Eastman, jr., defender;Oscar Garcia, jr., midfielder; Aerial Hughes, jr., midfielder; Alex Walters, jr., midfielder; Marc Hartmann, sr., goalie/midfielder.
Southeast - Isaac Lima, sr., midfielder; Michael Cline, sr., midfielder; Andres Bustamante, sr., midfielder; Dustin Clark, freshman, goalie.
Hannah Crowe, sr., Manatee
Weight class: 199.
To her credit: Crowe was the area's highest finisher at the state weightlifting championship, finishing second at 199 pounds with a total lift of 330 pounds. Crowe's clean and jerk was 165 pounds - tops in the state among 199-pounders - and she finished 10 pounds ahead of third-place finisher Jasmin Wyer, from Pensacola Washington. Crowe also finished first in the Section 8 qualifing meet, outlifting runner-up Laurie Beauvais of North Port by 35 pounds.
Key performance: Look no further than the state tournament, where Crowe did well enough to earn a second-place medal, despite struggling with her bench press (165).
Fast fact: A varsity cheerleader whose mother, Debbie, owns The Shake Pit, Hannah wants to come back to Manatee after graduation and help coach the weightlifting team.
What's next: Crowe currently throws the shot put for Manatee's track and field team. She will further her studies at Manatee Community College.
Lakewood Ranch - Lindsay Barnes, sr., 154; Jessica Terry, jr., 183;
Manatee - Jenna Rio, sr., 110; Laci Jensen, so., 119; Cari Kirkland, sr., 183.
Southeast - Kelsey Vance, so., 154; Calend McGruder, jr., 154
Andrew Fulk, sr., Manatee
Weight class: 189.
To his credit: Fulk capped his scholastic career in grand fashion, going 50-1 and winning the Class 2A state title at 189 pounds. Fulk, who went undefeated over the final two months of the season, also won county, district and regional championships, helping the Hurricanes win their third straight district title and 12th straight county title. Fulk also led Manatee to third-place finishes at the Class 2A-Region 3 tournament as well as the state tournament.
Key performance: Fulk closed his dominating run at the state tournament - none of his matches went beyond the second period - by scoring a technical fall over Daytona Beach Seabreeze's Chris Ferrito to win the state championship. Fulk won the match 18-2.
Fast fact: Fulk took two awards away from The Lakeland Center - prior to the start of the finals, he was named the Russell A. Mauger Jr. Mental Attitude Award winner. Voted on by officials, coaches and wrestlers, the prize is handed out to the one wrestler at the state tournament who most demonstrates sportsmanship, leadership and integrity.
What's next: Armed with a grade-point average of 4.3, Fulk has verbally committed to Duke.
Daniel Barlay, sr., 135; Matt Orzech, so., 125.
BRADEN RIVER - Gage Cannon, sr., 189; Trevor Barnes, so., 171.
MANATEE - Jacob Gregory, jr., 119; Richie Cunningham, sr., 215; Travis Fulk, fr., 103; Michael Torres, sr., 112; Alex Doran, fr., 125; Brian Gurucharri, sr., 160; Daniel Dykes, jr., 140; Isaac Riley, so., 152; Matt King, sr., 135; Brice Guy, sr., 171.
PALMETTO - Jeff McCloskey, jr. , 103.
SOUTHEAST - Benson Eustache, sr., 189.