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CAMERON JORDAN

Cameron Jordan is a three-time All Pro defensive end with the New Orleans Saints. An eleven-year veteran and seven-time Pro Bowler, he’s known for his explosiveness and physicality on the gridiron and his unrelenting commitment to the community.

When not on the field or in the community, Jordan is a dedicated family man and proud father of four children-Tank, Glory, Nia and Chanel. Jordan’s wife Nikki, an athlete in her own right, was a McDonald’s High School All-American and member of the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Football runs in the Jordan family, as his father Steve Jordan played college football at Brown, then for 13 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CAMERON JORDAN

Cameron Jordan is a three-time All Pro defensive end with the New Orleans Saints. An eleven-year veteran and seven-time Pro Bowler, he’s known for his explosiveness and physicality on the gridiron and his unrelenting commitment to the community.

When not on the field or in the community, Jordan is a dedicated family man and proud father of four children-Tank, Glory, Nia and Chanel. Jordan’s wife Nikki, an athlete in her own right, was a McDonald’s High School All-American and member of the Rutgers women’s basketball team. Football runs in the Jordan family, as his father Steve Jordan played college football at Brown, then for 13 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was a six-time Pro Bowl selection.

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ABOUT STAR OF STARS

This is the 36th year The Advocate honors high school athletes from across the Baton Rouge metro area as Star of Stars for their excellence in individual sports. These athletes are selected as the best in their sports for the 2021-2022 school year based on all-district, all-metro and all-state honors, performances at regional and state competitions, along with recommendations of area coaches.

CHOOSING OUR WINNERS

We allow the athletes statistics, achievements and awards to speak for themselves. The Advocate compiles the accomplishments of the top performers in 15 sports sanctioned by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The Advocate also asks metro area schools to nominate top boys and girls athletes from their schools. From those nominees, one boy and one girl are chosen as the Athlete of the Year winners. The accomplishments of each athlete, as well as input from area coaches, are considered as The Advocate sports staff makes its final choices. Athlete of the Year nominees must be in grades 10 to 12 and on track to meet the NCAA’s academic qualifying standards.

MEET THE STARS

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Eli Holstein
Football
Zachary
Grace Toler
Volleyball
St. Joseph’s Academy
Caleb Ackman
Boys Cross Country
Zachary
Maddie Kate Gardiner
Girls Cross Country
St. Joseph’s Academy
Christopher Richardson
Boys Swimming
University High
Abigail Gibson
Girls Swimming
Episcopal
Rayden Ingram
Wrestling
Live Oak
Axel Agurcia
Boys Soccer
Denham Springs
Grace Anne Crifasi
Girls Soccer
St. Joseph’s Academy
Jalen Bolden
Boys Basketball
Zachary
Caitlin Travis
Girls Basketball
Walker
DJ Primeaux
Baseball
Central
Preston West
Boys Bowling
Dutchtown
Cadence Cagnolatti
Girls Bowling
St. Amant
Boyd Owens
Boys Golf
Episcopal
Sophia Macias
Girls Golf
Episcopal
Cody Midboe
Boys Gymnastics
Walker
Bailey Bourgeois
Girls Gymnastics
Dutchtown
Kaiden Lang
Boys Powerlifting
Central
Jaydan Jackson
Girls Powerlifting
Zachary
Addison Jackson
Softball
St. Amant
Michael Dudley
Boys Tennis
The Dunham School
Anne Scott Guglielmo
Girls Tennis
St. Joseph’s Academy
Winston DeCuir
Boys Track & Field
Catholic High School
Makeriah Harris
Girls Track & Field

MEET THE FINALISTS

Quianna Chaney
Girls Coach of the Year Finalist
Basketball • Southern Lab
Kristen Estorge
Girls Coach of the Year Finalist
Gymnastics • Baton Rouge High
Sivi Miller
Girls Coach of the Year Finalist
Volleyball • St. Joseph’s Academy
David Brewerton
Boys Coach of the Year Finalist
Football • Zachary
Marcus Dyer
Boys Coach of the Year Finalist
Soccer • Dutchtown
Carlos Sample
Boys Coach of the Year Finalist
Basketball • Scotlandville
Lutcher Powerlifting
Girls Team of the Year Finalist
Southern Lab Basketball
Girls Team of the Year Finalist
St. Joseph’s Academy Cross Country
Girls Team of the Year Finalist
Dutchtown Soccer
Boys Team of the Year Finalist
Madison Prep Basketball
Boys Team of the Year Finalist
Zachary Football
Boys Team of the Year Finalist
Percy Daniels
Courage Award Winner
Byron Turner
Spirit Award Winner
Sydney Millet
Girls Special Olympic Athlete of the Year
Luke Young
Boys Special Olympic Athlete of the Year
Izzy Besselman
Girls Athlete of the Year Finalist
Episcopal
Jaydan Jackson
Girls Athlete of the Year Finalist
Zachary
Ava Riche
Girls Athlete of the Year Finalist
St. Joseph’s Academy
Herman Brister III
Boys Athlete of the Year Finalist
Southern Lab
Colbi Dennis
Boys Athlete of the Year Finalist
Plaquemine
Bryce Leonard
Boys Athlete of the Year Finalist
Ascension Catholic

EMCEE – MICHAEL D. “MIKE” SMITH

Mike Smith has served as a public address announcer for LSU athletics events for nearly 30 years. For the past 28 seasons, he has been the “Voice of LSU Gymnastics,” the championship program competing in the Maravich Center in Baton Rouge. He has hosted the “Inside LSU Gymnastics” television show for the past 11 seasons and won two National Telly Awards, recognizing it as the best Weekly TV Sports Program in the country. In 1028, the Southeastern Conference invited Mike to serve as the announcer for the SEC Gymnastics Championships and he continues in that capacity today. Last year, he was nominated for the prestigious Bob Sheppard Award recognizing the best public address announcer in professional and collegiate sports.

By day, he is Founder and CEO of MDSA Strategic Communications – a public and government relations consultancy – service clients in the energy, petrochemical, and transportation industries. Mike has been recognizes as on of “the most influential” public relations professionals by a leading national publication.

Follow Mike on his social media pages including @MikeTheTiger70775 on Facebook and Instagram, and Twitter handles @LSUGymVoice for all things LSU Gymnastics and @MDSAonline for everything else.

TO NOMINATE A STUDENT ATHLETE FOR A FEATURE AWARD, SELECT FROM THE CATEGORIES BELOW

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