PrepZone: 2011-2012 Winter Athletes, Coach of the Year

2011-2012 Winter Athletes, Coach of the Year.

2011-2012 Winter Athletes, Coach of the Year.

Below are the best of the best from the athletic fields of the winter, the 2011-2012 Naples Daily News winter athletes and coach of the year, plus all-area and all-Collier County Athletic Conference teams.

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BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Deion Clark, Barron Collier

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Boy's Basketball Player of the Year Deion Clark, of Barron Collier High School.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Boy's Basketball Player of the Year Deion Clark, of Barron Collier High School.

None of drills or training sessions Deion Clark went through to make himself a better basketball player could prepare him for what was his toughest challenge in his senior season at Barron Collier. As the reigning Class 4A and Naples Daily News Player of the Year, Clark’s skills were evident.

STORY: Deion Clark, Barron Collier

NDN ALL-AREA TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 NDN All-Area boys basketball team

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 All-Collier County Athletic Conference boys basketball team

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GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Emily Lines, First Baptist Academy

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Girl's Basketball Player of the Year Emily Lines, of First Baptist Academy.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Girl's Basketball Player of the Year Emily Lines, of First Baptist Academy.

Emily Lines had the best all-around statistics in the area this year to go along with the program’s best season in its young history. The bad news for the rest of Southwest Florida, and maybe the state, is that she’s only going to get better.

STORY: Emily Lines, First Baptist Academy

NDN ALL-AREA TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 NDN All-Area girls basketball team

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 All-Collier County Athletic Conference girls basketball team

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BOYS SOCCER: Eddie Tovar, Golden Gate

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Boy's Soccer Player of the Year Eddie Tovar, of Golden Gate High School.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Boy's Soccer Player of the Year Eddie Tovar, of Golden Gate High School.

In Eddie Tovar’s freshman year, Golden Gate lost three regular-season games. In his sophomore and junior seasons, the Titans went undefeated in the regular season. Tovar, a midfielder, started on each of those teams.

STORY: Eddie Tovar, Golden Gate

NDN ALL-AREA TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 NDN All-Area boys soccer team

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 All-Collier County Athletic Conference boys soccer team

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GIRLS SOCCER: Ali Rogers, Gulf Coast

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Girl's Soccer Player of the Year Ali Rogers, of Gulf Coast High School.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Girl's Soccer Player of the Year Ali Rogers, of Gulf Coast High School.

Gulf Coast’s Ali Rogers found herself exactly where she didn’t want to be in her senior season — on the Sharks’ sideline. A hyperextended knee cost Rogers six games this season, including the Class 4A-District 12 tournament where the Sharks’ season ended with a semifinal loss to rival Barron Collier. Without Rogers, the team captain, Gulf Coast won just once in those six games.

STORY: Ali Rogers, Gulf Coast

NDN ALL-AREA TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 NDN All-Area girls soccer team

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 All-Collier County Athletic Conference girls soccer team

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WRESTLER: Mitch Haan, Gulf Coast

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Wrestler of the Year Mitch Haan, of Gulf Coast High School.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Wrestler of the Year Mitch Haan, of Gulf Coast High School.

The Sharks heavyweight entered the season widely respected for his talents. Mitch Haan was ranked No. 8 in Class 3A and a viable title contender. The Gulf Coast senior finished 47-5, won a state title and is the Naples Daily News Wrestler of the Year.

STORY: Mitch Haan, Gulf Coast

NDN ALL-AREA TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 NDN All-Area wrestling team

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM: Click here for the 2011-2012 All-Collier County Athletic Conference wrestling team

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WINTER COACH OF THE YEAR: Mitch Woods, Community School

Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Winter Coach of the Year Mitch Woods, of the Community School of Naples.

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Naples Daily News 2011-2012 Winter Coach of the Year Mitch Woods, of the Community School of Naples.

Mitch Woods has been blessed with some pretty good players in his eight years at Community School. The Seahawks girls basketball coach has had two Division I players, a big reason Woods has led the team to eight straight district championships. But if you think the Seahawks’ success is all based on individual talent, think again.

STORY: Mitch Woods, Community School

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