January 31, 2024

Leesburg High Celebrates Girls Basketball Senior Night With Win

2 min read| Published On: January 31st, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Leesburg High Celebrates Girls Basketball Senior Night With Win

2 min read| Published On: January 31st, 2024|

The Leesburg Lady Yellow Jackets conclude an incredible regular season with a dominating 64-39 victory against Mount Dora Christian Academy. The Yellow Jackets finish 20-1 on the season and now prepare for the district tournament.

At the game, Leesburg Commissioner Berry was in attendance, along with Game Day Sponsor Mollie Cunningham. Also present was Macey Campbell of the Lake County School Board District. Leesburg was really never challenged in this game. While MDCA will do well in their own district, this inter district matchup was too much for the lady Bulldogs to overcome. MDCA will also begin preparing for their district tournament coming up. This night was all about senior Macy Campbell.

(Macy Campbell stands with coach Sean Campbell, assistant coach D’mani Nettles and her mother.)

The Lady Yellow Jackets may only have one senior on the roster, but Macey Campbell felt plenty of love on this evening as she was honored for her contributions to Leesburg High School. Macy Campbell has been accepted to University of Kentucky, University of North Florida, North Carolina A&T, Jacksonville University and BCU. She has a GPA of 3.5 and is the daughter of coach Sean Campbell.

The Yellow Jackets have been led by Sean Campbell and D’mani Nettles this season and have undergone perhaps the best turnaround in Leesburg Girls Basketball history. Their 20-1 season has been incredible to watch, and what a ride it has been.

(Macy Campbell on the floor against MDCA. She is the only senior listed on the Yellow Jackets roster.)

The coaching staff is managing both the boys’ and girls’ basketball varsity squads. Although, at times, they have been spread thin, the results have been paying off big time for the Lady and Boys Yellow Jacket Teams.

(Head coach of Leesburg High School boys and girls varsity teams Sean Campbell looks on with pride as his girls completed a 20-1 season one of the best in school history. Coach Campbell is approaching 200 wins in his coaching career.)

Sophomore Saige McCloud is one of the best girls’ basketball players in Lake County. She is averaging 20 points per game and is ranked in the top 40 in the state of Florida for points scored. The Jackets also have Aniya Hester and Ariyana Hester, who have been significant contributors to the offense and defense this season.

(This night was all about celebrating Macy Campbell. She is a valued member of the Leesburg Yellow Jackets.)

We can’t wait to see what this team can do in the District Tournament and the FHSAA Playoffs. If they get into the FHSAA playoffs, this team is a threat to win it all this year!

Photo Credit – These amazing photos were provided by Jeanelle Henderson @Azaliasphotos on instagram.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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