Boys Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Volleyball · October Spotlight | Gator’s Dockside Student-Athletes of the Month

The Timber Creek Athletic Department would like to recognize and congratulate freshman, Alfonso Gonzalez-Irizarry and senior, Jenna McNamara on being voted as our Male and Female Gator’s Dockside Student Athlete of the Month for October. They both exemplified what it is to be a true “Student Athlete” on the field and in the classroom with their hard work, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Gator’s Male Student Athlete of the Month

Alfonso Gonzalez-Irizarry (Fr)Al;fonso
Varsity Swimming
Alfonso Gonzalez-Irizarry is a freshman who has only been swimming competitively for 3 years. In that short amount of time he has qualified for the Pre-National Team and the Eastern Division Meet for the Central Florida YMCA swim club. Alfonso recently swam a personal best in his 100 backstroke with a time of :59.06 which qualified him to swim at the 4A FHSAA Regional Meet in Jacksonville. He also plays a critical role swimming backstroke in the Medley Relay and as the lead swimmer in the 400 Free Relay (where he recently swam a personal best in the 100 freestyle with a time of :53.08)  and helped them qualify for Regionals as well. He has a solid 4.0 GPA, and when he’s not swimming, Alfonso volunteers at church and Encore in Avalon Park.

Alfonso learned to swim at the age of 4 while living in Puerto Rico. He started swimming competitively when he was 11. He also used to play volleyball and learned karate.  A fun fact about Alfonso is that he is double jointed and can wiggle his ears.

Alfonso recently swam in the regional meet breaking his personal best of 59:06 with a time of 57:43 in the backstroke. We are super proud of Alfonso and are excited to see what the future holds as he continues his athletic career at Timber Creek. Go Wolves!

Gator’s Female Student Athlete of the Month

Jenna McNamara (Sr)
Girls Volleyball
Jenna is an outside hitter and team captain for the girls varsity volleyball team. She led the team with 99 kills for the month of October. Jenna was a major part of the team’s success in the District Semi-finals vs Winter Park with 9 kills and 10 digs along with victories over East Ridge in the Regional Quarterfinals with 12 kills and our final match vs Lyman where she had 9 kills with 0 errors and 15 digs. Jenna also takes multiple AP and Honors courses and maintains a weighted GPA of 4.5.

Jenna started playing volleyball when she was in 6th grade. She also played basketball all the way up to 9th grade. Her is plan is to go into accounting and get her MBA and become a Chief Financial Officer for a company. One of Jenna’s favorite hobbies is painting.

It’s been a exciting 4 years and we’re sad to see her go. Again, congratulations to Jenna for all that she has accomplished and wishing her all the best as she finishes out her final year at Timber Creek. Go Wolves!