Book Release and & Presentation

photographic essay by Mark Astrom


december 15, 2011 from 6 - 8pm

The Shannon Roth Collection
22 South Magnolia Ave. (downtown Ocala - on the square)

David Thomas
2010, Team Player, David Thomas, #1

“Whether you love football, art or photography, Team Players is a book that is both
touching and inspiring.”

~Ocala Style, December 2011

Ocala Style Cover December 2011 Ocala Style page 31, Buzz - Team Players Book
Cover of Team Players bool Side shot of book spine Image of Text

Players & Coaches to Receive a Donated Copy: CONFIRM YOUR NAME BELOW

With the help of the sponsors, we have arranged for each of you to receive a donated copy of the book. We would like to present the book to each of you at the reception from 6-8pm.

This will be the only opportunity to pick up your donated copy prior to the new year.

Should a player not be able to attend, please send a family member in their place. We will not release your book to anyone else.

About the book: In Team Players, A Perfect Celtic Season, Mark Astrom investigates notions of American identity, through sports and looks to understand “America’s Game” in relation to contemporary culture. Through the fall of 2010, Astrom traveled with the Trinity Catholic High School football team as the team campaigned toward what could conclude as a perfect season. The resulting pictures reveal with candid clarity the realization of a Team’s dream.

The 10x8 hardcover book, with jacket, includes 105 color images is edited by Mathew Astrom, with a forward by Charles Traub and an introduction by Gregory Kosc.

About the author: Mark Astrom was born in Miami, Florida in 1977. He received a BA in Economics and Studio Arts from Gettysburg College and a MFA in Photography from The School of Visual Arts in New York where he studied with Charles Traub, Stephen Shore and Mitch Epstein.

Astrom’s photographs are in numerous private collections. His other photographic projects include Nudes (2000), Crossties (2002), String Work (2007), and Resaca (2010)

Presently, he is an artist and photographer living and working in Ocala, Florida with his wife, daughter and son.

About the sponsors: The financial support of the Schneider family & Signature Brands, the Bachrodt family, Palm Chevrolet & Kia, the Stentiford family, the Duke family, the Brantley family, and the Little family has made the printing of this book a reality. These sponsors also made it possible for each player and coach from the Celtic 2010 State Championship Team to recieve a free-donated copy of “Team Players”, A Perfect Celtic Season.

22 South Magnolia Ave. Ocala, Florida 34471
(352) 690-2121

Coaches Players
John Brantley III #1, David Thomas #34, Jeremiah Hanks
Justin Wentworth #2, Joseph Little #40, Will Cothran
Mike Smith #3, Jeremiaha Gates #42, Lewis Sims
Matt Fabian #4, Chris Johnson #44, Cole Rogers
Reidel Anthony #5, Demonte Jones #45, Cody Smith
Rich Denicola #6, Jalen Gooden #47, Andrew Hlubney
Scott Linder #7, Lorenzo Washington #50, Johnnie Gargano
Anthony Riggins #8, Jamonte Jones #50, Max Linder
  #9, Marquel Holmes #52, Tyler Riley
  #10, Dominick Landry #53, Shane Moeder
  #11, Nick Hatcher #54, Ross Delfino
  #14, Reid Carlton #55, Thomas Villella
  #15, Diquan Jefferson #58, Davis Lossing
  #17, TyJuan Fray #60, Matthew Lewis
  #19, Camerhon Guyton #64, Jules Mazzurco
  #20, Gage Smith #65, Tre Chandler
  #21, Austin McClellan #66, Jake Salser
  #22, Andre Johnson #68, Jesse Johnson
  #25, James Lincoln #70, Sam Linder
  #26, Quadrey Boyd #74, Brandon Gosik
  #27, Jonathon General #75, Shaman Richardson
  #28, Hunter Fuhr #76, Ryan Delfino
  #30, Demonta Blunt #77, Tristen Brown
  #31, D’Andre Washington #80, Rafael Ciafarini
  #32, BJ Sikes #82, Anthony Crisera
  #33, Jose Perez #90 A.J. Mendola