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Published on September 20, 2023
Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Inductee Class
Miami Lakes, F.L. – The Miami Lakes Sports Hall of Fame is proud to announce the individuals who will be inducted into the Town's Hall of Fame as the Class of 2023. This year's inductees include former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Bill Arnsparger, former NFL defensive back Samari Rolle, former MLB player Adrian Cardenas, and local coach and community builder Jose Enriquez.
Bill Arnsparger was a former NCAA and NFL coach having made stops at Miami of Ohio, Ohio State, Kentucky, Tulane, LSU as well as roles in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts, Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. He was a member of the coaching staff of the 1972 and 1973 Super Bowl Championship teams. He was born in Paris, Ky in 1926 and deceased in 2015. Arnsparger resided in Miami Lakes and his kids played at the Optimist Club and he was an avid supporter of the programs there.
Samari Rolle was a NFL defensive back who starred at Miami Beach High School after being a multi-sport star at Miami Lakes Optimist (football and basketball). He played his college football at Florida State after being named Super Prep Defensive Player of the Year. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 1998 in the second round of the NFL draft. He went on to have a Pro Bowl career. He would play for the Baltimore Ravens before retiring in 2009
Adrian Cardenas was a Major League Baseball player having played in the organizations of the Philadelphia Phillies, who drafted him in the first round out of Monsignor Pace High School in 2006, Oakland Athletics and lastly the Chicago Cubs, with whom he made his Major League Debut. He played for years in the Miami Lakes Optimist Park. He retired from baseball in 2012, later enrolling at New York University, where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in 2018.
Jose Enriquez as a Community Builder. Mr. Enriquez has been a resident of the Town for 45 years and was the first soccer coach at Hialeah Miami Lakes High School from 1971 until 1981. He was the first coach to win both the Greater Miami Athletic Conference (GMAC) and State Championship in the same year (1978). He moved into an administrative role in 1981, before he became the first principal of Jose Marti Middle School in 1987 before retiring in 2000.
The 2023 Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place December 9 at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public to attend and celebrate sporting achievement in and around Town. Register for the event at TOML.Eventbrite.com. For more information, please contact Austin Tubbs at email@example.com.
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