Haleigh Stremanos American Heritage senior Pos.: Forward Season highlights: The dominant forward led the way on Heritage's path to the Class 3A state championship game where the Patriots lost 2-1 to Ponte Vedra on penalty kicks. The Patriot offense, based on possession and quick, efficient passing, puts an emphaisis on decisive finishing at the forward position and Stremanos was clinical all year long, scoring 35 goals and setting up another 35 for her teammates. Comment: After tearing her ACL last year, many wondered how the 2010 Sun Sentinel Player of the Year would respond in 2011-2012. The answer: emphatically. The now two-time Player of the Year will head to Florida Atlantic University, looking to terrorize Sun Belt defenses the same way she did high school teams. She scored 129 goals and gave out 110 assists in her career. Athlete's quote: "It's a fantastic honor to have won this award for the second time. I'm grateful for my amazing recovery from my ACL last year, and for everyone who believed in me. My hard work really paid off. Next stop, FAU."
Sarah Dussault, Sun Sentinel