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Posted Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 
Congratulations, Terrapin volleyball, on winning
the Academy of Holy Names Tournament!

From Assistant Coach Kerri Grosso
The Tampa Prep Volleyball team took home the Academy of Holy Names Tournament championship trophy improving their record to 6-0.  Leading the Terrapins were seniors Corey Perkins and Ariana Mosley who combined for 98 kills through the weekend. Senior Natalie Galdos finished the weekend with 117 assists, while Claire Blumenthal had 31 digs.  Kamryn Beach led the team in blocking with 7 total blocks for the weekend.

The Terrapins take on rival Berkeley Prep next Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m. Come out and support the team on a quest for a state championship.

Posted Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 
Tampa Prep Swim and Dive celebrate their success
at the St. Pete Relays!

Tampa Prep Swimmers and Divers have had a busy and successful last seven days on the boards and in the pool! Over the last week TPSD has competed in two dual meets, a relay meet and has shown a lot of promise for the 2014 campaign.

St. Pete Relays
Tampa Prep had its best finish yet at the 2014 Total Team Wares Relay Meet in St. Pete this past weekend. TPSD chooses every year to attend one of the top relay meets in the state and race most of the 3A and 4A schools. TPSD finished 2nd overall as a team, 2nd overall in women and 3rd overall in men. TPSD also brought home the 1st place trophy for top 1A school!  TPSD recognition did not stop there as our girls' team set two meet records in the 100 Freestyle Relay and 100 Medley Relay (Caroline Brown, Ava Carter, Hannah Fredlake and Savannah Savitt were on both relays). We had sixteen top five finishes, ten top three finishes and six 1st-place finishes at this Swimming and Diving relay meet! It was a total team effort from our swimmers and divers!!!  A big thank you to all our fans that sported red in the stands and cheered for us on a VERY hot day.

Tampa Prep Vs Newsome High
TPSD girls meet came down to the wire as they just edged out the 2012 Girls Team State Champions Newsome High School! It was a total team effort with so many of our young swimmers and divers stepping up. It was a great victory for this team so early in the season. Our boys team came away with a fantastic win as well last night bringing both teams to a 2-0 record. Thank you to all the volunteers and officials that made this meet happen.  

Tampa Prep - 166
Newsome - 157

Tampa Prep - 213
Newsome - 92

Tampa Prep vs Northside Christian
Congrats to TPSD on their first dual meet wins of the season!  Thank you to all the volunteers and officials that made this meet happen.

Tampa Prep - 219
Northside Christian - 84
Tampa Prep - 210
Northside Christian - 74

Next up Alonso at Tampa Prep on Tuesday, September 16 at 5:00 p.m. There will also be the Terrapins Dads BBQ going on! Please come support your teams!


Posted Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 

From Coach Bruno Quattrone
The Varsity Boys Golf team is constantly evolving into a strong, improved team with every match. The team is focusing on their incredible improvement, rather than wins and losses. If they try hard to get better every day, then winning will come as the result of their hard work. This shift in attitude has been a success thus far in the season! During the team's first match, three golfers were able to post career low scores. Bo Blair bettered his previous season's nine-hole stroke average by 10 shots! Nick Stambo bettered his previous personal best by 12 strokes. Kyle Castro also posted a career best nine-hole score by 7 strokes during our first match. The team is focused and determined to make strides every match!

Posted Thursday, Sep 4, 2014 
Swimmers and divers celebrate a successful first
Dual Meet
of the season.

From Coach Jason Bowes

Tampa Prep Swim and Dive hit the pool and boards this past week with their annual Intrasquad meet. The team looked fantastic and ready for an outstanding 2014 season! TPSD graduated a very big class in 2013 and is excited to show Tampa and the Sate of Florida that it will not miss a beat! The teams had their first dual meet of the season against Northside Christian on Wednesday, September 3. TPSD will compete in the annual St. Pete Relays this upcoming weekend.

If you are looking to come and cheer the teams on please take note of the times.  
Diving - Friday, September 5 at 3:00 p.m. at Northeast High School.
Swimming - Saturday, September 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Northshore Pool in St. Pete
*if you are interested in attending one of our Dual Meets please visit the Athletics Schedules online.

Thank you to all the volunteers that helped make our Intrasquad Meet and the first Home Dual Meet a success!

GO Prep!

Posted Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 
Student-athletes learn about PCA's concept
of the ELM Tree of Mastery.

For the second time in two weeks, Terrapin Athletics and the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) sat with coaches and student-athletes to talk about their shared vision for the upcoming school year. The goal of both organizations is to create an environment that supports the school's core values (Honesty, Kindness, Respect and Responsibility) through not just talk, but also outward demonstrations of support as well.

The main message of these seminars was based on PCA's concept of the ELM Tree of Mastery. E stands for Effort. L stands for Learning and improvement and M stands for bouncing back from Mistakes. Terrapin Athletics is looking forward to continuing this conversation with its student-athletes, coaches and parents throughout the school year with more seminars.
Posted Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 
Tampa Prep soccer player Andrew Samuels has committed to play collegiate soccer at the University Maryland next year. Check out the Tampa Tribune's story about Andrew and his decision: Tampa Prep's Samuels Selects Maryland. The University of Maryland is a Division 1 school. We're so excited that Andrew will continue to be a Terrapin in college (just like Coach Smith)!
Posted Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 
Tampa Prep senior libero Claire Blumenthal has committed to play volleyball at the University of South Carolina. Claire has led the team in digs the past two seasons. As a junior, she also led the team in serve percentage and service receive success. The four-year letter winner has helped the Terrapins to three consecutive regional finals.
University of South Carolina is a Division 1 program that competes in the Southeastern Conference.

Posted Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 
Spencer B. and Luke S. celebrate their third place
at the National Championships.
Rowers Spencer B. and Luke S. receive
recognition for an incredible race!

Luke Smith and Spencer Burdge recently competed in the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championship at Mercer County Park in New Jersey. They finished 3rd in their Junior Double beating some of the best teams in the nation. Congratulations to Luke and Spencer!
Posted Tuesday, May 20, 2014 
 The Women's Varsity 4 compete in their final race.

From Head Coach Steven Maher
The FSRA Scull and Sweep Championships concluded in April and Prep rowers represented their teammates and work ethic with great racing and close finishes. At the FSRA Sculling Championships, sophomore Madelynn Rey raced in the heats and semifinals to earn a spot in the second of three levels of finals where she finished 6th. She was able to beat several other singles and was on the heels of the pack in what was her first weekend of racing in a new event.  Sophomore Jeremy Leeds raced in heats earning a spot in the third level final, where he finished 6th. Jeremy also picked up sculling this year and placed well as a young member of a highly competitive varsity event. Senior Josh Kravitz made the A final and separated from the pack with three other singles, finishing 3rd to the fastest rower in Florida. Not only did Josh place in the Men’s Single, he finished 1st among scholastic programs and defended his championship from last year!

 The Men's Varsity 4 last race was one of the closest
and most
exciting race of the day!

At the FSRA Sweep Championships, Prep entered four crews, a Men’s and Women’s Junior 4 and a Men’s and Women’s Varsity 4; and all evaded elimination to make it to the Sunday finals. The Women’s Varsity 4 had a rough race and finished 6th in the third level final after racing extremely well in the heats, reps and semifinals. The Women’s Junior 4 also raced well in the heats and finals and earned a 5th place finish in the second level final of their event. Without a junior or senior in these two boats, these rowers represent some of the fastest sophomores and freshmen in Florida and gained valuable racing experience that they can use in next season’s championships. The Men’s Junior 4 utilized a couple different lineups throughout their heats and finals races, but every lineup raced well as the boat finished 5th in the second level final. The Junior 4 really came together in the last 4 weeks of the season and represented the depth of the men’s team. The Men’s Varsity 4 qualified for the A final and raced in perhaps the closest and most exciting race of the day. In the final, Tampa Prep and St. Edwards went stroke for stroke for the entire one-mile race with Saint Edwards beating Tampa Prep by inches to take the Scholastic State Championship. The Varsity 4’s third place finish is one of the fastest and best in school history.

Two highlights of the season were the District Championships, where Prep finished with 2 first place crews and 2 second place crews, and the team winning more points at FSRA (94) than local rivals Hillsborough (89), Berkeley Prep (62) and Tampa Catholic (17). As Josh Kravitz, the only senior, graduates this year, the youth of this team should prove tough to beat in coming seasons. Row Red, Row Gold!

Posted Thursday, May 15, 2014 
Congratulations Carylyn W. and Oscar S.!
Congratulations to Oscar Skjaerpe and Carylyn Waite for being awarded the Heart of a Champion Scholarship. This award is a $1,000 scholarship given by Robert Gries, Jr. to a male and female high school senior athlete.

These awards are given to senior athletes, who embody the following criteria:
  • Demonstrates leadership and maturity in helping their teammates
  • A relentless work ethic in games and in practice
  • Total dedication and love for their sport
  • Being the best they can be
  • The athlete with the “most heart”

“The award is not necessarily for the best athlete. It is for the young man or woman who brings something special to their sport and teammates. While it’s difficult to describe what having “heart” means, you just know it when you see it,” said Robert Gries.

Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 

Tampa Prep Athletics is excited to announce a partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance to provide student-athletes, fans and families a positive sports experience. Through this organization, we will host guest speakers, events and more. This partnership reinforces the concepts of teamwork, discipline and respect that Tampa Prep instills in its student-athletes.

Founded as a non-profit within the Stanford University Athletic Department in 1998, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. To that end, PCA has conducted more than 10,000 live group workshops nationwide for more than 675,000 youth and high school sports coaches, parents, student-athletes and school/organizational leaders. Through workshops and companion online courses, PCA has impacted more than 4.5 million youth.

PCA’s partnership network includes more than 1,700 youth sports organizations, cities and schools. In 2012, PCA will conduct roughly 1,200 live, group workshops across the U.S., while assisting tens of thousands of other individuals via online courses at
PCA workshops and courses strive to establish these prevailing models in youth and high school sports:

  • The Double-Goal Coach®, whose first goal is winning, and whose second, more-important goal is teaching life lessons through sports
  • The Second-Goal Parent®, who concentrates on life lessons, while letting coaches and athletes focus on competing
  • The Triple-Impact Competitor®, who strives to impact sport on three levels by improving oneself, teammates and the game as a whole.
PCA has the support of elite coaches and athletes on a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson.
Posted Thursday, May 8, 2014 
The Varsity Baseball Team prepares to take on Bishop McLaughlin
in the Regional Semifinals.

From Coach AJ Hendrix
The Tampa Prep Varsity Baseball Team won the Regional Semifinals on Tuesday night against Bishop McLaughlin. The Terrapins got on the scoreboard first in the top of the second inning with Holden Bridge and Gerardo Miranda walking on base, Matt Fulton got an infield hit to load the bases and then Matt Hodges had a base hit that cleared the bases when Bishop made a throwing error. In the fourth inning, Tampa Prep took advantage of some of Bishop's mistakes, Nick DeTringo was hit by a pitch, Matt Hodges walked and both of them came around to score on a fielder's choice by Holden Bridge with an error by Bishop. Bishop scored 1 in the 4th inning to make the score 6 to 2. Prep came back in the 6th inning and scored 2 more runs on a single by Matt Hodges, a double by Matt Hodges and a base hit by Holden Bridge. Watson Ransom threw a gem on the mound to get the win. Watson scattered 8 hits and gave up 3 runs in his complete game. He got some great help by his defense with two double plays by the middle infielders Nick DeTringo and Matt Fulton. Holden Bridge also had some impressive catches in the outfield. With this Regional Semifinal win the Terps will move on to the Regional Finals TOMORROW, Friday, May 9, against Orangewood Christian at 4:00 p.m. 

Read the Tampa Bay Times story: Region Baseball: Tampa Prep Avenges District Final Loss

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