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Voting begins for Breeze Athlete of the Month for May

By Breeze Staff Report - | May 20, 2024

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

There were several top performances from student-athletes in The Breeze coverage area as the spring seasons wind down and now it’s up to readers to decide who will earn top honors for the month.

Nominees for May include:

• Mikayla Nieves, senior, Ida Baker Bulldogs: The Bulldogs’ offensive leader in nearly every category this year helped her team pick up three wins during her nomination week with great performances at the plate. Nieves went 7-for-10, collecting six RBI, blasting a home run, and scoring six runs.

• James Little IV, junior, Bishop Verot Vikings: The junior finished first in three different events at the District 2A-12 finals during his nomination week. Little IV was tops in the triple jump, 110-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles. He also was part of the winning 4–400-meter relay team for the district champion Vikings.

• Kaliyah Williams, sophomore, North Fort Myers Red Knights: Williams tripled and drove in three runs to lead the Red Knights to the 5A-11 District title over Ida Baker by a score of 8-1. She also went the distance in the circle, allowing one unearned run on three hits, striking out nine.

• Austin Schoolcraft, sophomore, Island Coast Gators: Schoolcraft came up with the clutch hit twice as Island Coast won the District 5A-11 title over Fort Myers in extra innings. His RBI single in the bottom of the seventh extended the game, and a bunt single brought home Jordi Guerrero with the game-winner in the bottom of the ninth.

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

To vote, please visit www.capecoral-breeze.com and click the “Vote Now” icon on the homepage.