- December 30, 2022
Emma Swearingen and Dalton Schell were named Flagler Palm Coast High School’s Female and Male Athlete of the Year at the Bulldogs’ annual athletic banquet Monday, May 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn.
They each received a $500 scholarship. Both athletes were standouts in two sports throughout their high school careers and both will continue their athletic careers in college. Schell has received a wrestling scholarship at Quincy (Illinois) University. He also plans to play baseball in college. Swearingen will play soccer at Florida Tech.
Swearingen was also recognized as the Flag Football Athlete of the Year.
Coaches who received Top Dog Awards from athletic director Steve DeAugustino included track coaches Dave Halliday and Alycia Williams, baseball coach Kyle Marsh, softball coach Yessy Paneto, weightlifting coach Duane Hagstrom, boys lacrosse coach Tom Morgello and cheerleading coach Melodye Lewis.
The girls soccer team won the team academic award. The team had a team GPA of 3.83. The football team won the community service award. The girls lacrosse team won the sportsmanship award.
Swearingen, Schell, Lucy Noble and Jada Pavlow were recognized as Rotary Scholar Athletes. The boys track and field team received special recognition two days after finishing fourth at the Class 4A state championships.
The athletes of the year for each sport were: Anya Subachev (girls tennis), Allessandro Bevacqua (boys tennis), Alexandria Connerton (girls basketball), Madison Heck (girls golf), Wynter Dodson (boys golf), Kole Hannant (boys wrestling), Ana Vilar (girls wrestling), Dylan Toriello (boys lacrosse), Cristina Calidonio (girls lacrosse and volleyball), Emma Swearingen (flag football), Sabrina Da Silva-Carvaheira (girls bowling), Jeremy Batt (boys bowling), Cody Clymer (baseball), Savannah O’Grady (girls soccer), Bailey Holmes (softball), Grayson Ronk (boys soccer), Madeline Sims (cheerleading), Kyra Baldwin (sports medicine student aide), Cassidy De Young (girls cross country), Justin Gilliam (boys cross country), Isaiah Joseph (boys track), Summer Barnes (girls track), Colby Cronk (football), Brianna Tucker (girls weightlifting), Nick Lilavois (boys weightlifting), Lucy Noble (girls swimming) and Alex Hetzler (boys swimming).