Several Cardinal Gibbons Athletes and Coaches Earn Miami Herald Player and Coach of the Year Honors
Erin Herbert

Each year, the Miami Herald holds its Athletic Awards Ceremony in celebration of South Florida’s top young athletes, the best high-school coaches, and the area's rich youth sports culture. At the 2021 Virtual Awards Ceremony, several Cardinal Gibbons student-athletes and coaches were honored for their outstanding athletic achievements over the past year. 

Sophomore Nicholas Yancey was named the Broward Boys Wrestling Co-Player of the Year. During the 2020-2021 wrestling season, Yancey posted a perfect 24-0 record and defeated the top wrestlers in the state of Florida to secure his first-ever individual state title in the 113-pound weight class. Earlier this year, Yancey was also honored by the Sun Sentinel as an All-County Wrestling First Team selection. 

After helping his team to the state quarterfinals this season, sophomore Thiago Zamprogno earned recognition as the Broward Boys Volleyball Player of the Year. 

Senior Maddie Young and head girls soccer coach Margo Flack earned Broward Girls Soccer 4A-2A Player and Coach of the Year honors, respectively. Flack, who led the Chiefs to their first-ever state title in 2021, was also a recipient of the Don Shula Coach of the Year Award for female athletics in Broward County. Both Flack and Young have earned numerous other accolades this year from the Sun Sentinel as well as the Florida Dairy Farmers. 

Junior Dylan Andrews and head girls' volleyball coach Kathryn Reeber were a second coach-player duo honored by the Miami Herald. The two were named the 4A-2A Girls' Volleyball Player and Coach of the Year. Like Young and Flack, the pair was also honored as the best in the county by the Sun Sentinel earlier this year.  

Head football coach Matt Dubuc also earned coach of the year honors and was named the 5A-Ind. Football Co-Coach of the Year. DuBuc shared Coach of the Year honors with head coach Patrick Surtain from American Heritage.