November 2015 Athlete of the Month
Jay Amos, Football
While Fluvanna County faltered in football this season, Jay Amos continually gave the Flucos a spark, accounting for half of Fluvanna’s team touchdowns. Amos hauled in 419 receiving yards on 29 catches. He scored eight times, proving to be Fluvanna’s most explosive and productive playmaker in 2015.
October 2015 Athlete of the Month
Kate Stutz, Volleyball
In a year where the Fluvanna volleyball team was clearly going to have to rebuild with the departure of long-time fixtures Maddie Kline and Leslie Walters, Kate Stutz gave the Flucos a solid building block. The senior setter returned and despite working with an almost entirely new set of hitters, finished the regular season with 539 assists, an impressive total for a team that was still trying to figure things out much of the season. Stutz was impressive from the start, and she’ll leave her own gaping hole next season.
September 2015 Athlete of the Month
Jack Stanke, Golf
Fluvanna junior Jack Stanke was the lone Fluvanna golfer to earn All-Jefferson District honors in September as he was named an honorable mention All-JD golfer after the Jefferson District championships. Stanke set the pace for the Flucos in most matches on the year, and despite being a tough Conference 29 championship field, Stanke managed to earn a Region 3A West qualifying spot and helped the Flucos finish sixth in an eight-team conference.
August 2015 Athlete of the Month
Mark Grooms, Football
Fluvanna County’s Mark Grooms couldn’t push the Flucos to victory in the squad’s season opener, but when pressed into duty at quarterback on short notice, Grooms rose to the occasion, rushing for 120 yards on 11 carries including 65-yard and 43-yard touchdown runs. It was a tremendous, gutty performance by Grooms and one the Flucos can build on this year.
July 2015 Athlete of the month
FeFe Nardone, Girls Swimming
Fluvanna County swimmer FeFe Nardone performed particularly well for the Lake Monticello swim team at the Jefferson Swim League Championships. Nardone took sixth in the girls 50-free, seventh in the girls 50-back and ninth in the girls 50-fly, piling up a lot of points for the LMST squad.
June 2015 Athlete of the Month
Alexis Scott, Softball
Fluvanna County’s softball team was the last local softball team alive in the postseason before the Flucos fell to Carroll County June 5th in the Region 4A North semifinals. Alexis Scott was a big reason why the Flucos were alive that late, as she earned first team Group 4A All-State honors. Scott hit .493 during the spring for the Flucos, ripping 10 homeruns, 13 doubles and two triples. Scott also went all season without a single error at shortstop.
May 2015 Athlete of the Month
Jameel Wilson, Boys soccer
Jameel Wilson gave Fluvanna County’s boys soccer team a big lift this spring, providing the Flucos with an electric presence at the top of the formation. The sophomore scored 13 goals, dished out four assists to lead the Flucos in goals scoring and points. Wilson helped spark the Flucos to the Conference 23 semifinals and the brink of a region tournament berth as Charlottesville knocked off Fluvanna in the conference semifinals.
April 2015 Athlete of the Month
Annaleise Kennedy, Softball
Annaleise Kennedy had a tremendous month for Fluvanna County’s softball team, highlighted by an incredible performance against Louisa County. On April 17, Kennedy, an Appalachian State commitment, threw a perfect game, striking out seven Lions in the victory without giving up a single walk or a hit. Kennedy’s perfecto lifted Fluvanna to the 2-0 win and sewed up a big home victory.
March 2015 Athlete of the Month
Matasha Martin, Track and field
With a big performance at the Region 4A North indoor track and field championships, Matasha Martin kicked her sophomore campaign into high gear. Martin won the high jump and meanwhile put together a monster day on the track. She took fifth place in the 300-meters, fifth in the 55-meter hurdles and sixth in the 55-meter dash. That’s four medal-winning finishes for the 10th grader and a huge reason Fluvanna’s girls squad finished fifth in the region.
February 2015 Athlete of the Month
Anna Hurdle, Girls Diving
Fluvanna County has gotten used to success in diving at the state level, with current Brown University diver Bryce Campanelli winning the 2014 boys dive title most recently. Anna Hurdle is the latest Fluco to make her mark on the state dive scene, winning the Group 4A diving title. She edged out teammate Lydia Reynard, the state runner-up, by .60 points in late February. The victory helped push the Flucos to a 10th place finish in the state.
January 2015 Athlete of the Month
Kiana Childress, Girls Basketball
Fluvanna senior Kiana Childress has been lighting it up as Fluvanna girls basketball’s leading scorer for years and January was no exception. With Childress averagine 12.2 points per game and drawing the bulk of the attention defensively from opposing squads, Fluvanna County has been steadily battling its way through the Jefferson District. But this year her efforts on the defensive end where she’s come up with 50 steals as part of a team-wide effort to make big plays on that end has been what’s stood out. With the Flucos moving into solid position in Conference 23 including a January win over Amherst, Childress could have the Flucos making noise this postseason.
December 2014 Athlete of the Month
Vinny Agee, Boys Basketball
Vinny Agee has put together a big-time start to basketball season for Fluvanna County as the Flucos have put together a 6-2 record with Agee setting the pace. The senior averaged 21.5 points, 12.4 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.4 assists per outing while shooting a solid 41.7 percent from the floor. That run included a scorching 37-point outing against Powhatan that gave the Flucos a solid district win. With Agee carrying the load and the Flucos’ younger players improving around him, Fluvanna should be in position to be a major factor in January as Jefferson District action gets into full swing.
November 2014 Athlete of the Month
Leslie Walters, Volleyball
Leslie Walters had a big-time fall for Fluvanna County volleyball as the Flucos’ three-year starter paired with Maddy Kline to create one of the most formidable one-two punches at the net in Central Virginia volleyball. Walters put together 266 kills in the regular season and boasted a 54 percent kill percentage as well as .372 kill efficiency. Defensively she chipped in 176 digs and 31 solo blocks while also posting 52 aces from the service line. Walters helped lead Fluvanna to the Region 4A North tournament and the squad’s second straight Jefferson District and Conference 23 titles. Well done Leslie!