Panthers News · Rice Named Class 5A POY


Congratulations to Senior Ava Rice for being chosen as the Florida Dairy Farmers 2021 Girls Soccer 5A Player of the Year. Ava was a major part of the Panther Soccer team the past 3 years and a fall signee with Old Dominion University. She finished 2nd in the overall standings for Miss Florida Soccer for 2021. Ava is the first Dairy Farmer Player of the Year award winner from Lecanto High School.

Rice, along with Fiona Conner, Coach Kevin Towne and Coach Willie Bulger, represented Lecanto High School as members of the FACA All-State All Star game. Ava was also recently was named Player of the Year for the Gulf Coast 8 Conference.