Montverde maintains record streak | Soccer Notes

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The nationally-recognized unbeaten streak for Montverde Academy's boys soccer team continues to balloon.

At 13-0-1 on the season the Eagles have gone 150 consecutive regular season matches without a loss under head coach Mike Potempa since Oct. 28, 2010.


Montverde, which doesn't compete under the Florida High School Athletic Association umbrella, entered the season ranked No. 1 in the country in the FAB 50 winter rankings.

Rodrigo Almeida leads Montverde with eight goals scored. Yousouff Tolo has scored six times and Kizza Edward has added five goals on the season.


Montverde has maintained its unblemished mark as of late by pulling out close wins over the likes of Seminole (1-0) and Trinity Prep (2-1), and holding on for a 0-0 draw last week against Naples Gulf Coast.

The Eagles host the eight-team Montverde Academy Soccer Tournament (MAST) in January, bringing highly-touted teams from out of the area to Central Florida.

Featured this time around is last year's runner-up Covington St. Paul's (Louisiana), California's Watsonville and Paramount, and Texas' Woodlands.

Florida programs include Gulliver Prep, Tampa Jesuit and Pembroke Pines Charter. The event will be held Jan. 12-14.

Flawless effort

The two-time area player of the year has recorded two hat tricks through four matches thus far for Orangewood Christian, the top-ranked team in the Sentinel Super Six.

Chase Gwynn has helped the Rams get out to a 4-0 start to the season with nine goals scored. A.J. Moulton and Brad Swan have also scored multiple times for Orangewood.

Goalkeeper Chase Honerbrink has turned in a clean sheet in each outing this season as Orangewood has outscored its opponents by a 14-0 margin.


Hungry Huskies

Hagerty has used both brawn and brains to jump out to a 4-0-0 start against Seminole County competition.

Scotty Benoit leads the Huskies with eight goals and three assists.

Four-year starter Zack Weishample is on course to claim Valedictorian honors. He is a two-time FACA Academic All-State honoree.

Benoit scored three goals in a 7-1 win over Oviedo and had two goals and an assist in a 6-0 win over Lake Howell. Hagerty also has wins over Lake Brantley and Lyman and has outscored its opponents 22-4.

Down the road


Orangewood Christian is at Montverde on Dec. 6 in a matchup featuring the top teams in the Sentinel coverage area.

Olympia is on the road for an enticing matchup against Bishop Moore on Dec. 8.

Oak Ridge hosts Lake Nona (4-0-1) next Thursday, then is at Winter Park on Dec. 6. Winter Park will host Timber Creek (4-0-0) next Thjursday and is at Freedom on Dec. 8.

Seminole is at Lake Mary (3-1-1) on Wednesday then at home against Hagerty on Dec. 2.

Sentinel Super Six

(Records as of Nov. 22)


1. Orangewood Christian (4-0-0)

2. Olympia (5-0-2)

3. (5) Oak Ridge (7-0-0)

4. (NR) Seminole (6-1-1)

5. (3) Bishop Moore (5-1-1)

6. (NR) Winter Park (1-0-1)