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LAROSA'S MALE & FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL MVPs OF THE YEAR
SINCE THE CLASS OF 1987, LAROSA'S HAS BEEN GREATER CINCINNATI'S ONLY ORGANIZATION TO NAME THE YEAR'S TOP HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES. PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THE TWO LAROSA'S MVPs OF THE YEAR FOR 2017-2018!

Lexi Held

Lexi Held

Cooper High School
Basketball

Northern Kentucky basketball superstar Lexi Held is leaving behind a dominating basketball legacy that will be hard to duplicate at Cooper High School.

A varsity basketball player since the 8th grade, Lexi graduates Cooper with 30 school records. She is the school's all-time career scorer with 2,430 points, while also topping the charts in assists, steals, field goals, free throws, blocked shots and numerous other records as well.

Lexi's honors this past season were numerous. She was a finalist for Ms. Kentucky Basketball and the Cincinnati.com Sports Awards Basketball Player of the Year. She was the Enquirer's Northern Kentucky Player of the Year, 9th Region Player of the Year, 1st team all-state and 2nd team all-USA Kentucky team by American Family Insurance. She was selected to play in the post-season Ohio-Kentucky All-Star Game (of which she was Kentucky team MVP), the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game and the Kentucky Coaches' East-West All-Star Game. Her junior year, Lexi was named Player of the Year by the Greater Cincinnati Basketball Hall of Fame.

Lexi, who also competed in track & field for three years for the Lady Jags, is a great student who is active in community service and will play basketball collegiately next year at DePaul University.

CONGRATULATIONS, LEXI!
MVP of the Week - February 6, 2018


AJ Mayer

AJ Mayer

Covington Catholic High School
Football-Basketball

In a storybook senior season, Covington Catholic's AJ Mayer accomplished an exceptional feat - he helped the Colonels capture the Kentucky state championships in both football and basketball in the same school year. This rare feat has been accomplished only two other times in Kentucky high school sports' history. AJ was a team captain in both sports.

In football, AJ at quarterback led the Colonels to one of the most dominating seasons in Northern Kentucky history, going a perfect 15-0 with game point differentials so large that the Colonels went to a running clock in all 12 games against Kentucky competition, including all five playoff games.

A three-year starter, AJ finished his football career with a school-record 7,602 passing yards and 77 touchdowns. His 3,114 passing yards and 40 passing TDs this past season also set single-season school records, plus he also holds several other school football records as well.

The honors he earned his senior year alone would fill a locker-room chalkboard. He was named MVP of the Kentucky Class 5A championship game, Kentucky Class 5A Player of the Year, a finalist for the Mr. Kentucky Football Award and a finalist for Northern Kentucky's prestigious "That's My Boy" Award. He was named Cincinnati.com Sports Awards' Big School Football Player of the Year, the Enquirer's NKY Player of the Year, 1st Team All-USA Kentucky by USA Today and 1st team all-state.

In basketball, AJ helped lead the Colonels to a 35-4 record and a win over Scott County in the Kentucky state championship game, a game in which he scored 12 points and had a team-high eight rebounds.

A.J. was recipient of the KHSAA Ted Sandford Award given to the state's top player excelling in athletics, academics and citizenship. He also was named to the state Sweet Sixteen, regional and district all-tournament teams.

AJ also played two years of baseball for the Colonels, earning 10 varsity letters in three sports during his stellar career. He is an academic star and National Honor Society student who is active in community service. He also was a member of the Covington Catholic Chamber Choir and will play football collegiately at Miami University in Oxford.

CONGRATULATIONS, AJ!
MVP of the Week - November 21, 2017




HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
LaRosa's would also like to congratulate the recent inductees into the LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Dicky Beal Holmes High School Class of 1980
Rob Florian Elder High School Class of 2004
Gino Guidugli Highlands High School Class of 2001
David Mosko St. Xavier High School Class of 2007
Emily Thompson Taylor High School Class of 2006
Coach Mike Yeagle Beechwood High School 1991-2005

In addition, for the first time ever, LaRosa's inducted two legendary teams into the Hall of Fame - the 1976 Moeller High School football team and the 2003 St. Ursula volleyball team. Congrats to all!