On Wednesday morning, the Petrik Thunderdome was filled with Upper School students and faculty as six senior student-athletes signed their commitment letters to a college or university. The Class of 2019 members were surrounded by proud parents, siblings, and coaches as they took the next step toward furthering their education. The seniors signed on to schools located along the east coast, ranging from right here in Florida to Boston, MA.
Featured in the Sarasota Herald Tribune, ODA's senior placekicker from the Czech Republic can boom kicks from 60 yards out and play wide receiver. This well-rounded student is also an all-state soccer player who often stars in musical productions and performances.
Saraiah Walkes '21 finished fourth in the preliminary race (57.69 seconds), good enough to advance to Saturday's finals. Walkes also qualified first in the 100-meter dash (12.28) and in the 200-meter dash (24.95).
Filip Svoboda '19 earns 2nd Ray Guy Prokicker.com Top Prospect Award. His outstanding past performance at the Ray Guy Kicking Camp – along with his national ranking – has again earned him the opportunity to compete at the National Top Prospect Camp.