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Jupiter girls travel soccer team win Florida Presidents Cup championship

By Eddie Ritz



The Jupiter United U15 girls travel soccer team won the 2013 Florida Presidents Cup championship in Auburndale. The competition was held April 6-7 at the Lake Myrtle Complex. Jupiter defeated FC Dallas Emerald Coast 5-1 in the semifinals and the Central Brevard Cyclones 2-1 on penalty kicks in the championship game. Jupiter advances to the Region III Presidents Cup in Decatur, Ala., June 6-9. Team members are: Adrianna Biederman, Adriana Carreno, Lydia Conrad, Maegan Didden, Maria Garabics, Vicki Li, Alexa Moberley, Emma Powers, Kaitlyn Svopa, Kasi Usman, Jenna Villas, Maddie Wagner, Jayda White, Hannah Weisse and Maddie Winch.

Optional athletes from Gym Like This! traveled to Kissimmee to compete in their respective state championships March 22-24 and April 5-7. Xcel-Open gymnast Tori Giol, of Jupiter, was named the all-around state champion. She also brought home gold medals on vault and bars. The Xcel-Open team placed fifth in the team competition. Kelly Schmitt, of Palm Beach Gardens, was awarded the state title on floor. Nyah Lazo, of Palm Beach Gardens, won a bronze medal on bars. Madison Van Horne, of Palm Beach Gardens, took home fourth place on floor. Peyton Gaillard, of Jupiter, finished fifth on vault and bars. In the Xcel-Novice division, Amanda Harper, of Palm Beach Gardens, claimed the silver medal on floor and fourth place all-around. Rachel Tommeraas, of Palm Beach Gardens, brought home a silver medal on beam. Stephanie Hiscock, of Palm Beach Gardens, placed fourth on floor. Allison Weinstock, of North Palm Beach, took home fifth place on floor. Julia Bohne, of Palm Beach Gardens, finished fifth on beam. Palm Beach Gardens resident and Level 7 gymnast Lauren Bianchi was awarded a bronze medal on bars and fourth place all-around. In Level 8, Chanya Earle, of Riviera Beach, won the state title on bars and a silver medal in the all-around. Emma Slinkman, of Tequesta, claimed the bronze medal on beam. Maddie Staniszewski, of Jupiter, placed fifth on beam. All three athletes will represent GLT! in the upcoming Regional Championships in Atlanta. Ashley Felegi, a Level 9 from West Palm Beach, brought home a silver medal on vault. Teammate Molly Packard, of North Palm Beach, finished fifth on vault. Both athletes, along with Level 10 gymnast Emory Gawlik, qualified to represent GLT! at the upcoming Regional Championships in Jackson, Miss.

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Compiled by Eddie Ritz. Email sports news to him at eritz@pbpost.com.

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