Swimmer of the Year
Emir Muratovic, Ridgewood, Jr.
Never swam before his freshman year, but nearly three years later, Muratovic, a Bosnia and Herzegovina native, was able to nab a state championship in the 50 freestyle and notched an All-American time. Muratovic has one more year to possibly add another state title and may try to qualify for the state series in the 100 freestyle, as well.
Coach of the Year
Brian Vaile, Land O’ Lakes
Replacing Barbara Hayes as the Land O’ Lakes’ boys coach was never going to be easy, but Vaile stepped in and led the Gators to their 11th straight Sunshine Athletic Conference championship, as well as claiming the Class 2A-District 6 title and third place at the Class 2A-Region 2 meet.