Viera High to induct second Hall of Fame class Dec. 8


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The team that won Viera’s first state soccer championship will be inducted during second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in the school auditorium.

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Viera High School will host its second annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 in the school auditorium.

And once again, this year’s class is loaded with players, teams and special contributors who have made a name for themselves during and after their time with the Hawks.

Here’s a look at this year’s inductees:

Sarah Rousseau — Diving

The first female to win an individual state championship for Viera, Rousseau went on to win an unprecedented three consecutive titles from 2015 to 2017. During her career, she also won four consecutive district, Cape Coast Conference and regional championships.

Rousseau is at the University of Missouri.

Sasha Belaya and  Izzie Diaz — Tennis

How is this for domination? Belaya and Diaz were undefeated as a doubles team during their time at Viera, and that includes winning the Class 3A state championship in 2016 and 2017.

Belaya, who was inducted as a singles player last year, attends the University of Illinois and plays for the school’s nationally-ranked tennis team. Diaz is playing tennis at Eastern Florida State College.

The Viera Company — Community

Owned by the Duda Family, The Viera Company is one of the top 25 master planned communities in the United States and as such is responsible for the community vision and the land on which Viera High resides.

The master plan for Viera was announced in 1989 and Viera High opened in 2006.

Greg Young — Bowling

Easily the best bowler in Viera history, Young went on to compete for McKendree University where he won two national championships. He also is a two-time Teen Masters Champion, a three-time member of Junior Team USA, a three-time Gold Medalist for Junior Team USA and has one PBA regional win.

He currently is a pro bowler for Brunswick.

David McKay — Baseball

The former Viera star pitcher holds the school record for single-season strikeouts (91), strikeouts per game (10.4), innings pitched in a season (61), doubles in a season (12) and the most career games played at the varsity level (107).

After pitching at Florida Atlantic University, he was drafted by the Kansas City Royals in 2016 and is with the Double-A Arkansas Travelers, a Seattle Mariners affiliate.

Courtney Lundy — Girls soccer

The former Hawks coach built Viera girls soccer into a state and nationally recognized power in her five seasons at the school. Viera won back-to-back Class 4A state championships in 2015 and 2016, with the 2016 team being named the Winter Season National Champion by Topdrawersoccer.com.

Lundy also was named the Florida Dairy Farmers Class 4A Coach of the Year twice and won the NFHS Coach of the Year Award in 2016.

Viera’s 2014-15 Class 4A Girls Soccer team

The team that won Viera’s first state soccer championship will be honored.

The Hawks defeated Pembroke Pines Charter 4-0 in the title game.

Team members include: Morgan Pulliam, Allysa Whisel, Mollie Roe, Jordan Walsh, Julia Ramsey, Hollyn Knight, Natalie Bertran, Sarah Sanford, Brooke Walsh, Cori Fisher, Hannah Dearing, Sarah Kelliher, Hope Leonard, Anna Martin, Emily Bodi, Shannon Gosule, Tori Clark, Nicki Fisher, Emily Ramsey, Kassidy Mills, Sydney Lau and Alexandra Capalbo.

“Last year's inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony was a tremendous success,” Viera High athletic director Chris Gallagher wrote in an email. “It was very exciting to recognize multiple state champion athletes and teams, an outstanding community contributor as well as a professional athlete!

“Viera High and the local community should be very proud of all that has been accomplished by our student-athletes and programs over the past 13 years.”

Tickets for the event are available at Viera High. The cost is $20.