High School Buzz 

Soccer: American Heritage’s Verneri Valimaa named Gatorade Player of the Year

  • 11:22 am Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 by Jeff Greer

American Heritage attacking midfielder Verneri Valimaa was named Florida’s Gatorade Player of the Year.


Palm Beach Post All-Area winter 2010-11 honorees

  • 10:20 pm Monday, March 28th, 2011 by Post Staff

Check out our winter All-Area teams, listed with players of the year. Click the links after the jump for stories and information on additional honorees for each sport.

Jupiter soccer star Jake Weiss to play at UCF in the fall

  • 1:29 pm Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011 by Jeff Greer

Area soccer coaches know Jake Weiss as Jupiter’s versatile senior who can play any position. He’s taking that versatility north to college.


Former area standout makes All-SEC preseason soccer team

  • 11:13 am Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

Sammy Towne was a star at Suncoast. Now she’s making waves on the college level.


Cardinal Newman alumna Melissa Ortiz plays in U-20 Women’s World Cup

  • 7:56 pm Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 by Jeff Greer

It’s the Summer of Soccer, and a former local high school star is enjoying the spoils of her own international soccer success. [More]

Soccer coach Mary Romero leaves Cardinal Newman

  • 5:21 pm Friday, April 9th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Mary Romero will not return as Cardinal Newman’s girls soccer coach next season.

Crusaders athletic director Alan Botkin said he spoke with Romero earlier this week and she “offered not to return.” Romero confirmed her resignation but said she felt there was no alternative, based on her conversation with Botkin.

American Heritage’s Sam Perretty, Steve Burgess win Class 2A soccer awards

  • 2:58 pm Friday, April 2nd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

The one thing American Heritage goalie Sam Perretty said she wanted before she graduated was a state title. She got that in February, and today she picked up one of the most impressive individual honors in the state.

Bill D’Addio steps down as Pope John Paul II soccer coach

  • 9:11 am Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 by Jason Lieser

After five years of leading one of the area’s better girls soccer teams, Bill D’Addio resigned as Pope John Paul II’s coach.

Injuries could derail American Heritage girls soccer streak

  • 5:04 pm Thursday, January 14th, 2010 by Jason Lieser

Steve Burgess might be the area’s most arrogant, outspoken coach in any high school sport — and that reputation does not bother him.