American Heritage-Delray junior
Record: 14-0 in singles; 14-0 in doubles
Season highlights: McAdoo won the Class 1A individual state singles championship when she defeated Emily Groeneveld 6-1, 6-0 of Calvary Christian. She also defeated Jazz Whittaker of PK Young 6-0, 6-0 in the overall singles final. Teamed with Mia Horvit to win both the individual and overall doubles championships.
Comment: McAdoo, the daughter of former NBA star and current Miami Heat assistant coach Bob McAdoo, is ranked No. 356 in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) rankings and reached the semifinals of the prestigious Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships. McAdoo is ranked 33rd nationally in the Girls 16s and 33rd in the Girls 18s. She is interested in the University of North Carolina or UCLA. She was injured last year for the postseason. "Rasheeda is a tremendous team player and a tremendous talent to have on the team. As good a player as she is, she is an even better team player," said American Heritage-Delray Brian Schleifer.
Athlete's quote: "Winning states and getting to the semifinals of the Junior Orange Bowl was pretty good. High school tennis is a little less stress, but more pressure than junior tennis. You are playing at a higher level than most of the other girls and there are large expectations, especially when your mom and dad are athletes and you are an athlete, too. It is a little bit of pressure and you are expected to win more. Sometimes it helps relieve any stress or anger I might have. I also like playing it just for fun."Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times