The Palm Beach County Sports Commission announced the eight winners of its 2018 Sports Awards on Sunday, March 25. Among the winners was Wellington High School basketball star Trent Frazier.
The recipients were recognized at the 2018 Palm Beach County Sports Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, presented by Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath and held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.
Honored as Male High School Athlete of the Year, Frazier’s magical senior season included many accolades from around the county and the state. The 6-foot-1 lightning-quick guard led the Wolverines to the Class 9A state semifinals while averaging 27.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists. The Wolverines fell to eventual state champion Kissimmee Osceola 52-50 in the state semifinals, despite 32 points from Frazier. He was also named the Florida Dairy Farmers’ Class 9A Player of the Year and the FABC Class 9A Player of the Year.
Female High School Athlete of the Year was Madeline Furtado of the King’s Academy. She led her volleyball team to an undefeated season in 2017 and was named the Sun-Sentinel Volleyball Player of the Year for small schools in Palm Beach County. She was also nominated the Gatorade Player of the Year for volleyball and set the school record for kills (2,024), aces (297), digs (974) and service points (784).
Other honorees included: Jude Blessington of Forest Hill High School as High School Coach of the Year; Devin Singletary of Florida Atlantic University as Amateur Athlete of the Year; Lane Kiffin of Florida Atlantic University as Coach of the Year; the African-American Golfers Hall of Fame as Outstanding Sports Contributor; Drag Racing Ambassador Gary Byrd received the Dick Moroso Memorial Motorsports Award; and equestrian Chris Nardone was named Special Olympics Athlete of the Year.
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