Jacob Pipercic – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The Sarasota Herald-Tribune will be hold its third annual Best of HT Preps awards ceremony to honor student-athletes in 21 sports. LRHS has three student-athletes that have been nominated for Player of the Year including senior Damien Gordon, senior Pablo Vargas, and junior Hajar Benjoud.

With sponsors such as the Herald Tribune, Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota Memorial Healthcare System, and Sarasota Orthopedic Associates, the annual event honors the top performers from Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.

Varsity basketball player Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 2.5 steals per game for the Mustangs.

Varsity soccer player Vargas scored 20 goals and had 10 assists and helped the Mustangs to four straight district championships.

Varsity soccer player Benjoud scored 10 goals and added nine assists for the Lady Mustangs.

The Best of the HTPreps ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, May 21 at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.

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