Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this winter:
RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Vanessa Clerveaux, Brockton, Senior
A tri-sport athlete (volleyball, cross-country), Clerveaux was nothing short of dominant in the 55-meter hurdles, winning titles in Division 1 (8.05), All-States (7.98), and at the New England championships (7.97), and was also a part of Brockton’s championship 4 x 200 relay team. She will attend Eastern Michigan University.
Marika Crowe, Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
She was the master of the 1,000 this winter, winning the All-State and Division 1 titles. She was also part of the Warriors’ 4x800 state champion relay team. Crowe runs cross-country as well as outdoor track and will continue her running career at Vanderbilt.
Jen Esposito, Mansfield, Senior
The Lady Hornets’ senior won the Hockomock League and Division 2 titles in the 55-meter hurdles, and also was a member of the league champion 4 x 400 relay team. Her runner-up finish in the 55 hurdles at the All-States (8.03) gave her school records in five events. She will attend Elon University.
Carla Forbes, Newton North, Junior
In addition to being part of the Lady Tigers’ 4 x 400 championship relay team, Forbes won the 55-meter dash at the Elite Meet (7.17) and Division 1 championships (7.21), and won long jump titles at Elite, Division 1, and All-States. In March, Forbes won the triple jump (42 feet, 5¼ inches) at the New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York.
Kendal Knous, Franklin, Senior
For the third straight year, Knous won the 600-meter state title (1:34.04) and Hockomock League championship on the way to receiving all-scholastic honors. The future Wake Forest Demon Deacon is also a varsity soccer player and member of the National Honor Society.
Julie McConville, Hingham, Junior
McConville helped Hingham win the Division 3 title with a victory in the two-mile (11:00). She was also crowned All-State champion in the two-mile with a time of 10:48, and currently holds the school record. She plans to run in college while studying biology.
Rebecca Robinson, Arlington, Senior
The senior sprinter won the 300-meter run (39.51) at the All-States for the second year in a row, and is also the Division 2 (40.44) and Elite Meet (39.92) champion. Robinson is also a three-time MVP and four-time Hockomock all-star soccer player, as well as a Special Olympics coach. She will attend Syracuse in the fall.
Briana Robitaille, Attleboro, Senior
Robitaille won the All-State title in the 55-meter dash in 7.20 seconds, and clocked the fastest time in Massachusetts (7.17) with her second-place finish in the New England meet. She holds school records in the 55 meters indoors and the 100 and 200 meters outdoors.
Catarina Rocha, Peabody, Junior
The state’s cross-country runner of the year kept up the pace in the winter, winning the All-State mile title in 4:50.38. Rocha also won the mile at the Division 1 and State Coaches Invitational. Rocha was the Division 1 cross-country champion in the fall.
Steph White, Billerica, Senior
The captain of the Indians’ track and field team, White is a shot put specialist who won the Merrimack Valley Conference meet, the Elite Meet (38-5½), and the Division 1 meet (39-3½), and took fourth at the All-State meet with a throw of 40-1, which tied a school record. She will attend Worcester State next fall.
4 x 200, Brockton
Vanessa Clerveaux and Milan Neville, returning sprinters from last year, teamed up with sophomores Cydney Franks and Nikayla Simpson to take the Division 1 4 x 200 relay title (1:44.15), and All-State championship (1:44.31). With that, Clerveaux and Neville, both seniors, hand the baton to Franks and Simpson.
4 x 400, Newton North
With three-quarters of their championship relay squad back from last year, it was no surprise to see the Lady Tigers dominate again. Senior Kayla Wong and freshman Isabella Reilly joined juniors Carla Forbes, Meghan Bellerose and Madison Nadeau to win the Division 1 title (4:00.84) and All-State championship (3:56.77).
4 x 800, Lincoln-Sudbury
Madison Aeton, Marika Crowe, Brianna Bisson, Bryn Miller, and Meredith Kohler combined to form one of the state’s quickest distance relay teams. Their winning times of 9:27.43 in Division 1 and 9:23.14 at All-States were five seconds better than the runners-up.
COACHES OF THE YEAR
Scott Holster, North Attleborough
After serving as an assistant last season, McDavitt, a North Attleborough graduate, took on a larger role with her former coach, Holster, to help deliver the school’s first state indoor title since 1986 and the Division 2 relay title. After a 4-1 finish this season, Holster improved to 60-12 in his 16 seasons.
Chuck Martin, Norwell
In his 23d season as a coach — 19 at Norwell — Martin guided the Clippers to a 7-1 record, a share of the Atlantic Coast League title, the Division 4 relay title, and the Division 4 state championship. He also coaches cross-country and outdoor track.
Erin McDavitt, North Attleborough
After serving as an assistant last season, McDavitt, a North Attleboro graduate, became co-head coach and delivered the first state indoor title to North Attleboro since 1986. North Attleboro won the Division 2 Relays and Division 2 titles and finished 4-1 in the Hockomock.
Eugene Metto, Melrose
Metto’s girls went undefeated this season at 6-0 en route to the Middlesex League Small championship. The 12-year coach is a triathlete — a three-time finisher at the Iron Man USA competition at Lake Placid — and an assistant football coach for the Red Raiders.
Charles Russell, Brockton
Russell led Brockton to an 8-1 dual-meet record and a Big 3 championship in his fifth year as a coach. His 4 x 200 relay team was dominant in winning the Division 1 and All-State titles. Russell is also an assistant coach for the boys’ cross-country team.
Atlantic Coast — Brockton: Elisheba Boyd, Celine Canuto, Vanessa Clerveaux, Cydney Franks, Talia Halliday, Tori Hancock, Jaqueline Milan, Patricia Monteiro, Chidera Onyeoziri, Briana Polvere, Silvana Rodrigues, Nirayla Simpson. Dennis-Yarmouth: Jordan O’Dea, Lisa Torres. Falmouth: Sarah Bunker, Hadley Coker, Greer Gilbert, Lauren O’Neil. Marshfield: Kate Cowie-Haskell, Ellen DiPietro, Jocelyn Hubbard, Courtney Ternullo. Norwell: Allie DeBenedictis, Nikki Dempsey, Danielle Griffin, Allison Weiler. Plymouth North: Nicole Borofski, Claire O’Donnell. Plymouth South: Lauren Richard. Sandwich: Tori Sivco, Mikhaela Tropp.
Bay State — Braintree: Mary Donahue, Abby Randall. Milton: Molly Dempsey. Natick: Hanna Carson, Laurie Femmel, Danielle Mitchell. Needham: Hallie Armstrong. Newton North: Meghan Bellerose, Carla Forbes, Evie Heffernan, Madi Nadeau, Kayla Wong. Norwood: Danielle Ringler. Walpole: Gina Conti. Wellesley: Carly Daniel, Emily Ryan, Carlijn Wagenaar. Weymouth: Nostia Amazan, Molly Barker, Melissa Darling, Bridget Jaklitsch, Jen Kimball, Julie Tevenan.
Big Three — Durfee: Courtney Cabral, Briana Daponte, Sarah Skillin. New Bedford: Jessica Barros, Ellie Bucknell, Samantha Bucknell, Naquida Gomes, Melissa Isidor, Olivia Leahy, Kenzie Offley.
Boston City — Latin Academy: Britney Firmin, Roxlind James, Barbara Okafor, Carliana Teixeira. O’Bryant: Monique Cox, Emily Prado, Adrienne Thornton.
Cape Ann — Hamilton-Wenham: Emily Senning. Ipswich: Samantha Brown, Hannah Steele. Lynnfield: Scout Benson, Lexi Bounfiglio. Masconomet: Lauren Drohosky. North Andover: Julia Mehlman. North Reading: Emily Murray.
Dual County — Lincoln-Sudbury: Marika Crowe. Notre Dame (Hingham): Ali Balcom, Mary Claire Dachille, Isabella DiMare, Kaleigh Erickson, Marypat Henry, Taylor Kennedy, Olivia Lanagan, Molly O’Leary, Shauna Owen, Amanda Reilly, Kelsey Whitaker, Ali Zaccheo. Waltham: Maria Baras, Danielle Frazier, Katie Maehl, Emily Williams. Wayland: Kela Butts. Westford: Katie Pietras, Emily Ruggiero. Weston: Olivia Brackett, Julia Kee, Kayla Lawrence, Abigail Pohl, Charlotte Walmsley, Edom Wessenyeleh.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Maddie Benson, Elizabeth Hanon, Bryanna Harum, Abigail McNulty, Kathleen Powell, Morgan Silveria, Caroline Steiner. Bishop Stang: Emily Morse. Coyle & Cassidy: Julie LeClair, Megan Ritchie. East Bridgewater: Stephanie Carey. Mashpee: Samantha McRae, Rashida Plummer. Somerset Berkley: Kelsie Lazaro, Megan Lazaro, Morgan Steele.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Simone DeJonge. Medford: Chrstine Feely.
Hockomock — Attleboro: Shelby Cuddeback, Briana Robitaille. Canton: Victoria Tondre. Foxborough: Liz Holmes, Kivone Howard, Kristina Ketchum. Franklin: Alex Giese, Kendal Knous. King Philip: Caitlyn Croke, Stacey Wojcik. Mansfield: Jen Esposito, Marissa Horn, Julia Jones, Maddie Oldow. North Attleborough: Sydney Bennett, Samantha Kroll, Nichole Sarkis. Oliver Ames: Laura Daley, Emily Grotz, Olivia Mileika, Michaela Nichols. Stoughton: Jade Paul.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Hanna Chapmann, Courtney Comeau, Maggie Mullins, Terra Organisciak. Billerica: Steph White. Central Catholic: Lanie Jowett, Ali Sanz. Chelmsford: Ali Wood. Lowell: Bryanna Allison, Grace Ndungu. Tewksbury: Jess Bridle.
Middlesex (Large) — Belmont: Rebecca Harris, Julia Lenef. Lexington: Ali Boreiko, Mary Domings, Tulie Finley-Moise, Kristen Fiore, Camila Isern, Saaya Maeda, Olivia Manickas-Hill, Cassie Peterson, Emily Walker, Emmy Wheaton. Reading: Erin Cunningham, Megan Donohue, Vanessa O’Connor. Winchester: Kianna Phillips, Jackie Vahey. Woburn: Kara McCormack, Colleen O’Melia, Molly Persky.
Middlesex (Small) — Arlington: Megan Hourican, Rebecca Robinson. Burlington: Trusha Bhatt, Amber Wilson. Melrose: Olivia Downey, Lilah Drafts-Johns, Kelleigh Lombard, Sarah McDonald, Shannon Munro, Margaret Simko, Bionca St. Fleur. Stoneham: Bridget Gaughan, Abby Kendall, Amanda Mohammadi. Wakefield: Elizabeth Bray, Jessica Duffy, Kelly Ledoux-Walsh, Patricia Malone, Melanie Miksis. Watertown: Lauren Basile, Calista Diehl, Talia Flores, Meaghan Kelley. Wilmington: Rachel Alatalo, Alex Bischkoff, Kelly Hartsough, Cali Peffer.
NEPSAC — St. Mary’s: Brianna Anderson, Carol Dimaiti, Suzanne Haefner.
Northeastern — Beverly: Allison Collins, Nicole Demars, Caitlin Harty, Dave Jellison, Wendy Marciano, Kristen O’Connor, Katie Pietrini. Danvers: Samantha DiBella, Catreida Dominick, Xanthi Pantazelos. Lynn Classical: Carla Altema, Saffi Bangura, Krista Cuozzo, Rebecca Potter. Marblehead: Lil Cummings, Paige Ferrucci, Madeline Piela, Janaja Randall, Kelly Roland, Maura Turbiridy, Olivia Veneia. Peabody: Heather McLean, Catarina Rocha, Pamela Zabala. Revere: Racquel MacDonald. Salem: Dasha Corpuz, Deema Hijeh. Saugus: Mary Dixon, Breana Evans, Casey Hyde, Mikayla Perrella. Swampscott: Alison Carr, Emily Cerra, Tess Gorman, Sarah Kelley, Vy Lee, Emma Walsh, Melinda Wilson. Winthrop: Mark D’Amico, Jordan Griffiths, Ashely Jurovich, Cecelia Moreira, Amy Sena.
Patriot — Duxbury: Emily Doyle. Hingham: Gabriella Candelieiri, Molly Clark, Olivia Cunda, Katelyn Elinoff, Caroline Leonard, Julie McConville, Meghan Patrolia, Morgan Sullivan. Middleborough: Jillian Perry, Traci Perry. North Quincy: Emily Bryson. Pembroke: Chelsea Savage. Scituate: Katelyn Fougere, Maria Garman, Hannah Hoffman. Silver Lake: Allie Supple. Whitman-Hanson: Abby Baker, Rachael Baker, Gianna Cacciatore, Mel Collins, Nicole Galewski, Samantha Richner.
Tri-County — Archbishop Williams: Sarah Saccoach. Arlington Catholic: Julie Basile, Tayla Caggiano, Lauren Camelio, Laura Kalton, Danielle Sheehan, Shannon Simmons. Bishop Fenwick: Taylor Anderson, Taylor Cunningham, Arianna Maida, Hannah Smith. Cardinal Spellman: Emily Crowley, Liz Jordan, Meghan O’Leary. Marian: Devan Egan, Maria Schwab.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Hannah Daly, Carly Muscaro. Bellingham: Alana Kelley. Holliston: Rachael Everett, Jill Rosati. Hopkinton: Shelby Aarden, MaryKate Cavanaugh, Jackie Chirco, Emily Jarvis, Lindsey Manning, Jessica Scott. Medfield: Cassidy Baird, Kristina Gustafson, Cami McCurdy, Kaela McKenzie, Taylor Worthy. Medway: Meredith Reynolds. Norton: Emily Sargent. Westwood: Christa Cosenza, Samantha Kitchen, Sheila O’Sullivan, Liz Ralph, Andrea Simi, Nora Smith