Spanish Fort’s Godfrey, Belarmino honored at U.S. Sports Academy banquet

Student-athletes of the week helped Toro football, volleyball teams to postseason play

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 11/14/22

The United States Sports Academy in Daphne hosted its annual Awards of Sport program last Thursday and honored figurative sculptor Brett Grill and contemporary painter James Peterson as its latest …

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Spanish Fort’s Godfrey, Belarmino honored at U.S. Sports Academy banquet

Student-athletes of the week helped Toro football, volleyball teams to postseason play

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The United States Sports Academy in Daphne hosted its annual Awards of Sport program last Thursday and honored figurative sculptor Brett Grill and contemporary painter James Peterson as its latest Sport Artists of the Year.

Also, during the tribute to the artist and athlete, Spanish Fort senior Jacob Godfrey (football) and junior Alexis Belarmino (volleyball) were recognized as student-athletes of the week alongside Mac Conwell (cross country) from St. Paul's Episcopal and Anna Grace Sparks (volleyball) from McGill-Toolen.

Godfrey, a UAB commit, helped the Toros clinch a 15th consecutive playoff berth with a five-game win streak to close the regular season. The receiver was also named to the AHSAA All-Star game with teammate Yorell Williams and head coach Chase Smith.

Belarmino was a key component to Spanish Fort's run to the state championship after the Toros took down Bayside Academy to claim the Class 6A Area 2 Tournament title on the road.

While the Admirals went on to claim the state title, Belarmino collected 45 assists, 17 digs, 2 kills and 2 aces in the championship match. Spanish Fort's junior setter was joined on the Class 6A All-State Tournament team by fellow Toros Reece Varden and Bailey Hope.

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