Peyton McLaughlin – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Three athletes from LRHS have been recognized by the Bradenton Herald as ‘Player of the Year’ for their sports.
The three LRHS mustangs that were selected were seniors LaDazhia Williams, Devin Twenty, and Gi Krstec.
Williams was recognized for being a three-time All-Area Player of the Year in girls basketball by the Herald for leading the Mustangs to the class 8A championship game in 2016.
She is a star on the court with an average of 19.6 points per game, nine rebounds, and three blocks per game. Williams is planning to continue her career at South Carolina.
Twenty was named Player of the Year in boys basketball for helping the Mustangs reach the class 8A semifinals for the first time in LRHS history.
Twenty averaged 12.2 points per game and led LRHS averaging 3.7 assists per game. Twenty isn’t sure what his future has in store after high school.
Head varsity Basketball coach Jeremy Schiller told the Herald, “Opposing coaches have called Twenty one of the best on-ball defenders in the county and his presence at the front of the defense enabled the Mustangs to run their press.”
Krstec was credited with being Player of the Year in girls soccer because of her physical presence on the pitch and her speed, which made her different from the rest.
Bradenton Herald reporter Jason Dill stated, “She tied Lakewood Ranch’s single-game scoring record with a six-goal game toward the end of the regular season.”
Krstec said, “It’s a great honor to be recognized in my final year of high school.”
Krstec is heading to the University of Maryland after she graduates.