Kensey Clinch, #Lake Nona, Sr.
Notable: Clinch, of Lake Nona High School who was also the area player of the year as a junior, scored 102 goals and led the Lions to a record-setting 28-1 season. That capped a career in which she was a key player for four consecutive Lake Nona district title teams.
“She was a dominant all-around player and she was often triple-teamed,” said Lake Nona coach Alex Bennett. “Even in the state championship semifinal she was covered by three girls.”
Lake Nona http://WeKnowNona.com was 28-0 until it lost the final four game 8-3 to Miami Ransom Everglades, which went on to defeat Olympia to win the state championship.
“We were hoping to win the state championship this year, and that didn’t happen,” Clinch said. “But it’s much bigger than that is the way I look at it. Everything I accomplished, and the people I met and the relationships formed. … that’s all more of a win for me. It was a great season. I wouldn’t change it.”
Clinch signed with Mercyhurst University (Pa.), where she will play water polo alongside her older sister, Jena, for one season.