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Welcome, Coach Roger!

Creekside High School is excited to announce the addition of Boys Volleyball to the Knights Athletics Program! The Knights have hired Leonardo “Lenny” Roger to head up the program.

Coach Roger was born and raised in Puerto Rico and began playing volleyball in the third grade. He developed as a leader and was tapped to coach his peers as a 7th-grade athlete. He excelled as a varsity athlete in high school, and as a senior his team earned the silver medal at the Puerto Rico High School Athletic Association Championships. Unfortunately, an injury prevented him from playing at the collegiate level.

Coach Roger returned to the sport in 2018 and began coaching boys and girls volleyball at JJVA, Patriot Oaks Academy, and Valley Ridge Academy. In 2020, he became the first boys’ volleyball coach in St. Johns County at St. Augustine High School. He coached the team to their first winning season in 2021.

Coach Roger is thrilled to be a Creekside Knight and hopes to create a winning culture while developing the game he loves. He wants the athletes to get better, play hard, and have fun!

Contact Coach Roger at [email protected]

Carsyn Christel, Creekside lacrosse star, brings elite play to exclusive lacrosse combine

ST. JOHNS — One of the best ways to describe local high school lacrosse player Carsyn Christel is “unassumingly elite.”

“You’d never know she’s one of the top players in the country,” said Krista Grabher, director of Christel’s lacrosse club, Florida Shine Elite. “She shows so much grace and humility. It’s wonderful to coach.”

Christel, a junior at Creekside, scored 54 goals, picked up 82 groundballs and had a 75% scoring percentage in her sophomore season.

Read more HERE

 

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Welcome, Coach Meinert!

Creekside High School Athletics is excited to welcome Dan Meinert to the staff. Coach Meinert is the Knights’ new Head Boys’ Golf Coach.

Coach Meinert brings a wealth of athletics experience to Creekside. In Wisconsin, he was a high school teacher, coach, and athletic director. Coach Meinert held the position of Assistant AD at Ohio State and University of Minnesota, and Director of Athletics at Western Michigan University.

Coach Meinert relocated to Florida and pursued his passion for golf. He won the title of Florida State Senior Amateur Champion in 2003. In 2004, he became the Director of Golf Instruction at the Palencia Club. Coach Meinert is a member of the FCA/Toby Mac Golf Camp Golf Instructional Staff.

Coach Meinert and his wife Kathy have four children and six grandchildren.

For information about the Knights Golf Program, please email [email protected] .

https://www.staugustine.com/story/sports/high-school/golf/2021/08/05/meet-creekside-high-school-new-boys-golf-head-coach-dan-meinert-st-johns-county/5482834001/

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A WINNING TEAM AT FLORIDA’S CREEKSIDE HIGH SCHOOL, HEADED BY COACH RICK MARABELL

In a presciently and thoughtfully drafted letter, Creekside High School head coach Rick Marabell wrote:

“I have been involved with the sport of wrestling for over 40 years now. My favorite quote is from the great wrestler and legendary coach Dan Gable, ‘Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy.’ I can say in my life that quote has rang true over and over again. I believe that wrestling offers certain life lessons that may take years to develop or experience.

My high school and college wrestling coaches had a huge impact on my life. They not only taught the skills and techniques required to be successful on the mat, but they also understood that, as coaches, they had an opportunity to instill character traits that would last a lifetime. As a coach and mentor, I feel it’s my responsibility to pass on those same core character traits. I have listed only five of the many core character traits that wrestling has to offer. It is these five traits our wrestling program chooses to focus on because of their lasting impact.

 

Read the full article by Rocco Artesian HERE

A Winning Team at Florida’s Creekside High School, Headed by Coach Rick Marabell

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Tennis Stud Andrew Ferris named “All-Star Athlete”

Andrew Ferris is captain of the tennis team at Creekside High School and finished the season as the district tournament champion of Class 4A in both singles and doubles, leading the Creekside boys to their first district team championship since 2009.

Outside the classroom, Andrew was a founding member of both the Sports Management and American Sign Language Clubs at Creekside. He also teaches private tennis lessons to a student with special needs once a week, as well as running group tennis clinics for kids 10 and under that are just learning the sport.

Andrew has a 3.8 GPA and has chosen to attend Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina, this fall and play on the men’s tennis team.

 

https://www.news4jax.com/sports/all-star-athlete/2021/06/06/andrew-ferris-honored-as-all-star-athlete/