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Explorers Honored at All-Dade Athletic Awards

On Thursday, May 23rd, the Miami Herald honored all 1st Team All Dade athletes, scholar athletes and coaches at the annual Miami Herald All Dade Breakfast.

In all, Columbus had 24 student-athletes recognized including Henry Parrish, Jr. (Football Offensive Player of the Year), Nick Regalado (Pitcher of the Year), Nicholas Suarez (Scholar Athlete) and Gary Cooper (Athlete of the Year Finalist). On the coaching side, Fred Foyo was named the Co-Coach of the Year for track and field (for the second consecutive year).
 
After all Fall Sports were recognized, the Miami Herald honored the Columbus football team and family of Ari Arteaga with the annual Leo Suarez/Walter Krietsch Courage Award.
 
Athletic Director, Chris McKeon, and the whole athlete program won the 9A-7A boys’ major sports award after defending its track and field state title, finishing as state runner-up in football and winning GMACs in both baseball and soccer.
 
Below a full list of all athletes honored at the breakfast.
 
Football
Henry Parrish, Jr. (Offensive Player of the Year), Gary Cooper (Athlete of the Year Finalist), Luis Cristobal, Xzavier Henderson, Jeramy Passmore and Kalani Norris.
 
Golf
Jose Perez and David Ragan
 
Soccer
Diego Vega, Carlos Varona and Eduardo Cardonne.
 
Wrestling
Charles Huffman and Carmine D’ascoli III
 
Baseball
Nick Regalado (Pitcher of the Year)
 
Track & Field
Gary Cooper (Athlete of the Year Finalist), Xzavier Henderson, Nick Aixala, Malcolm Brown, Sebastien Cantave and Kevin Kerjean.
 
Lacrosse
Andy Bianco, Sean Anastacio, Carlos Roca and JeanPaul Ojeda.
 
Volleyball
Ishaan Melwani
 
Scholar Athlete
Nicholas Suarez
 
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Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

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