By: Matt Rothman
North Broward Prep athletics has established itself as one of the top in the state and the nation.
The boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, who rank in the top 80 in the country, earned the top seed for the upcoming District Championship.
The boys went 11-2-2 and will have a bye in the opening round before facing the winner of Jensen Beach and Clewiston High School on Tuesday, January 30, at 7 p.m.
Somerset Academy is the two seed and will play Dreyfoos School of the Arts, while American Heritage is ranked third and will play Glades Central.
North Broward Prep went 13-1-2 this year for the girls, with their only loss against Benjamin High School on December 7. The Eagles will play on Monday, January 29, at 5 p.m. against either Jensen Beach High School or Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The other semifinal will feature American Heritage and Somerset Academy Canyons.
The North Broward Prep hockey team continued their perfect season going on Senior Night with an 8-2 win over Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The Eagles honored Christopher Moore, Cody Zamat, Brendan Singleton, Brady Gentile, Peyton Shen, and
“They’ve made themselves part of the elite classes that came through NBP and had lots of great results to show for it, head coach Jim Gabrione said. “Happy I was able to be their coach all four years and build relationships with all of them. NBP is lucky to have them.”
The boys basketball team held Senior Night on Tuesday against American Heritage High School. The Eagles honored Dylan Hoffman, Lucas Brando, Enrico Borio, Raul Perez Ruiz, Emin Kara, and Pavel Djeric.
NBP will play NSU University in their next game on Thursday, January 25, at 6 p.m. They come in with a record of 14-5 this year and beat the Eagles 67-69 last year.
The girls basketball team will have their Senior Night on January 30 against St. John Paul II Catholic, but they already played three games this week.
The Eagles beat West Boca Raton Community High School 60-39 on Monday. Alexa Schwartz finished with 17 points, while Makena Longo Ysarar Pimenal was in double figures with 10. Sammy Edelson, Ana Abelleira, and Justina Zhou scored seven for the team’s ninth win.
NBP then beat Spanish River 57-34 on Tuesday, with Longo scoring 22 points. Schwartz had 18 points, with Pimenal adding ten before NBP was doubled up by Sports Leadership and Management 60-30 on Wednesday.
Head Coach Tommy Kohlwaies says the team has been batting the flu but has been impressed with their hard work.
“I really liked how we were able to play start to finish against West Boca and Spanish River, he said. “If we can get everyone healthy and on the same page, we can have a deep playoff push.”
Next, the Eagles will play Berean Christian High School on Monday, January 29, at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs are 10-2 this year and have won seven straight games, but lost 61-44 in their meeting with NBP last year.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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