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Voting begins for March Athlete of the Month

By BREEZE STAFF REPORT - | Mar 29, 2024

Voting for the Cape Coral Breeze Athlete of the Month for March is now open.

There were a number top performances from student-athletes in The Breeze coverage area to start the new year and now it’s up to readers to decide who will earn top honors for the month.

Nominees for March include:

• Corey Hunter Jr., senior, Mariner Tritons: Hunter helped Mariner earn a spot in the Final Four of the 5A Florida state basketball tournament with two strong games in the regional tournament. Against Barron Collier, he led the team with 21 points, and in the regional final against the Seminoles, scored 20 points.

• Maximus Brady, junior, Mariner Tritons: Brady defeated Bradenton Manatee’s Luke Arthur by major decision in the 132-pound final to take home the FHSAA 2A State Championship. This is the third consecutive state championship for Brady, who finished the season with a 47-2 record.

• Camren French, junior, Mariner Tritons: French, with a sparkling 54-1 record at 126 pounds, was a FHSAA 2A State Champion in Kissimmee. The junior captured his first state title — winning after twice being a runner-up — via major decision against Rylan Herrera of Clay.

• Mia Lane, junior, North Fort Myers Red Knights: The Red Knights’ leading hitter in just about every offensive category filled the scoresheet during her nomination week, going 8-for-13 across three wins, blasting three home runs, driving in seven, and scoring six runs. Through eight games, Lane boasted a .600 average with five homers and 15 RBI.

• Gabi Winters, freshman, Mariner Tritons: The freshman was dominant in the circle during her nomination week for the Tritons, tossing a five-inning no-hitter against Oasis with 12 Ks, and going 4 1/3 innings versus Cape Coral, allowing just one hit and striking out nine. She also went 4-for-8 at the plate in those games, hitting a home run, triple and driving in seven runs.

• Liliana Porcelli, sophomore, Ida Baker Bulldogs: Quarterback Porcelli was 10-of-15 through the air for 110 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs won their fourth game in a row in a victory over Island Coast in the inaugural season of girls flag football.

• Isaac Lopez, junior, Island Coast Gators: Lopez had a huge day at the plate as part of a 12-1 win for the Gators over Lake Placid, going 3-for-5 with 5 RBI. The junior is batting .333 on the year and leads the team in on-base percentage and runs batted in.

Athlete of the Month nominees are comprised of the Breeze’s staff-selected Athletes of the Week for that respective month.

To vote, click the “Vote Now” icon on this website’s homepage.