SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL
THANK YOU COACH DUANY
Southwest head coach Raul Duany resigned May 12 after leading the Eagles to the highest winning percentage in school history. Duany accepted the head coaching position at Divine Savior Academy, which is close to his Doral home. His high-powered offense resulted in Southwest reaching triple digits twice in one season, an accomplishment never before achieved by the Eagles. This season's team finished with a record of 16-3, a winning percentage at .842. Thank you coach Duany for leading the Eagles to new heights!
GONZALEZ & CRUZ HONORED BY MIAMI HERALD
Gabriel Gonzalez has been named third team All-Dade by the Miami Herald. Teammate Adrian Cruz was named Honorable Mention.
GABRIEL GONZALEZ NAMED 2nd TEAM ALL-MIAMI
Senior Gabriel Gonzalez has been named second team All-Miami by the web site miamidadebb.com. The 6' 1" guard averaged 17.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Southwest celebrated its memorable season on March 22. Adrian Cruz was named Most Valuable Player after a season in which the junior led the team in assists, steals, deflections and field goal percentage. He topped it off with a 4.0 grade point average. Last Year's MVP Carlos Taveras, was named Defensive Player of the Year. Another junior, Taveras was tops on the squad in rebounds, blocked shots and free throw percentage. Offensive Player of the Year honors went to senior Gabriel Gonzalez. He led the Eagles in points, offensive rebounds and charges taken. He finishes his three year varsity career (the first two at another school) with 1022 points! The Sniper Award for best three-point shooting went to senior Jose Vargas. Evan Castellanos was honored with the Roberto Abrahante Award.. The award goes to the player who displays character, integrity, an exemplary attitude and humility. Last year's winner of the Abrahante award, Gilbert Gonzalez, was also on hand and he and Castellanos were presented with a scholarship from the Abrahante family. The junior varsity MVP award went to Jaycee Ruiz.
THANK YOU COACH CASANOVA!
The only sad news of the awards ceremony was the announcement that junior varsity coach Alex Casanova is leaving the program to enlist in the Army. Casanova was only at Southwest for two seasons but will go down as one of the most successful JV coaches in school history. Thank you in advance, coach, for your service to our country!
Head coach Raul Duany announced that Casanova will be replaced by Andy Lemoine. A graduate of Reagan-Doral High School, Lemoine was the JV coach at Champagnat.
89th PLACE TO BE NAMED IN HONOR OF ROBERTO ABRAHANTE
The County Commission has renamed a portion of SW 89th Place (from Miller Road to 48th Street) in honor of former Eagles player Roberto Abrahante. Abrahante was killed by a drunk driver just a few months after graduation.
MVP Adrian Cruz
The late Roberto Abrahante
DISTRICT 15-7A STANDINGS:
Team W-L SOUTHWEST 4-1 Columbus 3-1 Coral Gables 3-1 Miami Beach
Miami High 1-4 Coral Park 0-3
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