HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Oak Hall's Roark registers No. 100
Published: Monday, January 13, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 11:49 p.m.
When the Oak Hall girls soccer team first took to the field for the 1995-96 season, the Eagles scored only one goal the entire year.
When this year's senior captain and reigning Sun Small-School Player of the Year Katie Roark joined the squad for the 1997-98 season, Oak Hall was outscored 55-14.
This week alone though, the Eagles found the back of the net 24 times in three 8-0 wins, improving to 13-5 on the season, while outscoring opponents 91-17.
After entering the season with a school-best 70 career goals, Roark has added 30 more in her senior campaign, including six this week to reach the 100-goal mark for her career.
Next on the list is freshman standout and 2002 Sun first-teamer, Liz Theurer, who finished the week with 61 career goals.
"Katie is attacking more and playing off the ball," Oak Hall coach Basil Benjamin said. "She can score a lot, but she has been doing so much else for us too. She's also doing a tremendous job heading our team and helping the younger players feel more comfortable."
Cortez Gent, Chiefland - The sophomore had 52 points, 20 rebounds, 14 steals and 12 assists this week for the Indians.
Jeremy Davis, P.K. Yonge - The senior forward averaged 20.5 points and 11 rebounds in two wins this week, helping the Blue Wave claim the City Championship with a 55-47 win against Buchholz.
Sabrina Carlini, Countryside Christian - The senior point guard had 25 points, 18 rebounds, 17 steals and 13 assists to help Countryside to a 2-1 record this week.
Courtney Lee, Oak Hall - The freshman point guard had 48 points, 10 assists and nine steals in 73-24, 69-24 and 54-25 wins this week.
Antoya Shuler, Samantha Hitchcock and Kaley Berg, Santa Fe- o The trio combined for 98 points, 38 rebounds and 27 steals in three wins this week.
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