Boys’ golf: 2011 All-Scholastics

Nick Pandelena of St. John’s Prep tees off against Danvers during an October match en route to Division 1 Player of the Year honors. Pandelena is headed to Boston College next year.
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Nick Pandelena of St. John’s Prep teed off against Danvers during an October match en route to Division 1 Player of the Year honors. Pandelena is headed to Boston College next year.


Nick Pandelena

Division 1: St. John’s Prep

The Division 1 state champion won in a playoff and helped lead his team to a second-place finish at the MIAA state meet. A standout hockey player and honor student, he will attend Boston College in the fall to play golf and possibly hockey.

Jason Steele

Division 2: Georgetown


The Cape Ann League Player of the Year was second in the Division 2 tournament, losing in a playoff despite shooting a 68. He also finished second in Division 2 North. He helped lead Pentucket to fourth place at the state tournament.

Connor Murphy

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Division 3: Bishop Stang

Murphy fired a 71 at the Division 3 state tournament to win the title by three strokes. A repeat All-Scholastic selection, he has qualified for the Mass. Open and finished second at last year’s Boston Open. He hopes to golf in college.


Jonah Choe

Billerica, senior

Choe’s one-under 69 at the North Sectional earned him the top spot individually and gave the Indians the team title. He was captain and the top player on the MVC champions, finishing sixth at states and helping Billerica to fourth place.

Peter French


Franklin, senior

Making his second All-Scholastic appearance, French defended his Division 2 South Shore title with a 71 at Easton CC. He also won the Hockomock League individual title. He hopes to continue his golf career in college.

Pat Frodigh

Westwood, junior

The leader of the Wolverines posted a round of 74 at the state meet to help Westwood win the Division 3 state title. He also helped Westwood win the South sectional title. He is the Tri-Valley League individual champion.

Ryan Harris

Concord-Carlisle, senior


Harris fired a career best 66 at the Division 2 North Sectional Tournament to lift his team to a second-place finish. He was a part of the undefeated Dual County Small championship team. He will play golf at Akron University.

Joseph Leavitt

Central Catholic, senior

The runner up at the Division 1 state meet, Leavitt ended his season with an 11-0-1 match-play record. He leaves as a three-time MVC Golfer of the Year, and a four-time conference champion. Leavitt competed at the 2010 US Amateur.

Charlie May

Masconomet, junior

The MIAA Division 2 state champion with a 68, he helped lead the Chieftains to the team state title in addition to the North Sectional and Cape Ann League titles. A two-time CAL All-Star, May hopes to play golf at a southern college.

Jack McDonald

Plymouth North, senior

McDonald finished tied for first at the Division 2 state tournament after 18 holes before falling in a playoff. He also finished third at the South Sectional tournament, after finishing second as a junior a year ago.

Nick McLaughlin

St. John’s Prep, senior

The 6-foot-6 McLaughlin is imposing on the tee, but his play is more formidable. He was the Catholic Conference champion, and finished fourth at the MIAA Division 1 State Tournament. An honor student, he will play golf at Virginia.

Connor O’Leary

Sandwich, senior

O’Leary was the medalist at the Division 2 South Sectionals firing a 73 at Easton CC to win by three strokes. His effort lifted the Blue Knights to second place and qualified both O‘Leary and his team for states, where he finished 13th.

Patrick O’Leary

BC High, senior

O’Leary is the captain of an Eagles team that won the South Sectionals and finished third at the state meet. O’Leary finished fourth at the South Sectionals with a 76. He was a four-year state tournament qualifier. He will play golf at Penn.

Stephen Parise

Billerica, senior

The captain of the undefeated MVC and Division 1 North Sectional champions, Parise finished 10th at the Division 1 state tournament, and second at both the North sectionals and at the MVC individual tournament.

Zach Schuster

Norton, senior

The Co-Most Valuable Player of the Tri-Valley League was the medalist at the South Sectional tournament with a round of 72. He followed that performance up with a fifth-place finish at the Division 3 State Tournament.


Joel Jenkins

Division 1: Billerica

Under Jenkins, the Indians finished 16-1 and won the Merrimack Valley Conference title. In the postseason, Billerica earned the Division 1 North title, then finished fourth at the state championship. Jenkins was also the MVC Coach of the Year.

Ben Hodges

Division 2: Masconomet

The Chieftains swept all team honors this year, winning the Cape Ann League crown, Division 2 North sectionals, and a state title. A two-time CAL Coach of the Year, Hodges has a 93-24-1 record in eight years at the helm.

Matthew Gillis

Division 3: Westwood

The Wolverines saved their best for tournament play, capturing the Division 3 South sectional title and state title after finishing third in the competitive Tri-Valley League. Gillis has coached golf for nine years and has gone 118-45.


Atlantic Coast - Dennis-Yarmouth: Joe Coughlin, Steven Yuskaitis. Falmouth: Sean Dugas, Durham Ghelfi. Marshfield: Dereke Koertje, Nick Petrosino. Nauset: Wes Brown. Plymouth North: Jack McDonald. Plymouth South: Bobby Sylvestro. Sandwich: John Clancy, Dan Cowick, Tom McEntee, Connor O’Leary, Billy Woods

Bay State - Braintree: Connor McKeen. Brookline: Jack Corcoran. Milton: Brian Higgins, Sam Taugher. Needham: Mike Barnes, Jake Shuman. Newton North: Charlie Goldberg. Norwood: Mark Maggio, Jake Ranalli. Walpole: Kyle Donnelly, John MacDonald

Big Three - Brockton: Chris D’Alessandro, Billy Kougias. Durfee: Andrew Furtado, John O’Neil. New Bedford: Quinn Indio, Jacob Souza

Cape Ann - Georgetown: Jason Steele. Hamilton-Wenham: Luke Farley. Manchester Essex: Ben Bichet. Masconomet: Alex Kane, Charlie May. Newburyport: Cam Caldwell. North Andover: Colin Hubbel. Pentucket: Mac Cavanaugh. Triton: Richard Fecteau

Catholic Central - Archbishop Williams: Cam Dillon, Sean Feeney, Andrew Young. Arlington Catholic: Gary Babigian, Nick Clemente, Ron Coiro, Mark Fusco, Bryan Hunt, Joe Murano. Austin Prep: Zack Fuller, Brian Haas, Dan Hemme, Anthony Mandile, Ken Richer. Cardinal Spellman: Robert Conroy, Scott Smyth, Ryan Sullivan. Lowell Catholic: Dan Chalsen, Mike Guay, Chris Moylan. Marian: Alex Buxbaum, Derek Frasca, Mark LaPierre, Paul Watler. Matignon: Cam Collier, Joey Depace, Geoff Guerin, Ryan Mahan. St. Mary’s: Justin Lappin, Ryan Madden, Cam O’Neill, Chris Price. Trinity Catholic: Neil Bogan, Brendan Smith

Catholic Conference - BC High: James Holden, TJ McNulty, Patrick O’Leary, Kevin Zemaitis. Catholic Memorial: Mike Mason, Matthew Wessenberg. Malden Catholic: Michael Cole. St. John’s Prep: Tim Cunnungham, Nick McLaughlin, Nick Pandelena. Xaverian: Kevin Mclnerney

Dual County - Acton-Boxborough: Shane Hurley, Kevin LaFracis, Aaron Witty. Boston Latin: Ryan Dougherty, Christropher Nasti. Concord-Carlisle: Drew Benshoff, Ryan Harris, Andrew Wester. Lincoln-Sudbury: Ben Conlon, Ronan Hunt, Matt Loomes. Newton South: Adam Goldstein, Patrick Mildner. Waltham: Mike Gelineau, Chris Maguire. Wayland: Jeremy Brofsky, James Jurist, Mike Murphy. Westford: Lance Luther, Zack Miller. Weston: Matt Cowgill, Ben Warner

Eastern Athletic - Bishop Feehan: Dan Lynch, Elizabeth Rubino. Bishop Stang: Ben Lloyd, Connor Murphy, Mitch Winterhalter. Coyle & Cassidy: Jacob Gomes. Martha’s Vineyard: Mike DeBettencourt, Chris Morris. Somerset Berkley: Brian Coombes, Tyler Gosson

Greater Boston - Cambridge: Sam Nineberg, Henry Tittmann. Everett: Mike Vitukevich, Mike Yebba. Malden: Matteo Pocobene, Tristar To. Medford: Brendan Baker, Maxine Harney. Somerville: Kyle Higgins, Charlie O’Leary

Hockomock - Attleboro: Ryan Murray. Canton: Mike Lamir, Sam Riemer. Foxborough: Jake Dorman. Franklin: Bed Bedarian, Peter French. King Philip: Kevin Cronin, George Ducharme. Mansfield: Terry O’Mara. North Attleborough: Eric Marchetti. Oliver Ames: Bob O’Donnell. Sharon: Matt Corman, Isabel Southard

Mayflower - Bishop Connolly: Bryce Dzialo. Blue Hills: Will Smith. Bristol-Plymouth: Cora Bernier, Jonathan Cooper. Diman: Tanner Begin, Mason Machado, Nick Phillips. Old Colony: Cam Alves, Brody Roderick, Ted Romanelli. Sacred Heart: Pat Davis, Joe Fonts, Mike Hanna, Chris Wiemer. South Shore Voc-Tech: Bob Balchunas. Southeastern: Blake Brefini, Sean Foley, Jordan Kane, Matt Niklason. Tri-County: Drew Zaiter. Upper Cape: Matt Graci, Cameron Ventre. West Bridgewater: Zach Grant

Merrimack Valley - Andover: Brett Krekorian, Stephen Vaz. Billerica: Jonah Choe, Brandon Kuzmich, Steve Parise, Mike Roulic. Central Catholic: Joe Leavitt, Tyler Nelson. Chelmsford: Sean Gervais. Haverhill: Scott Farley. Lowell: Albert Chap, Chris Gentle. Methuen: Jake Hulme

Middlesex (Large) - Arlington: Sean Sullivan. Belmont: Kole Kelly, Andrew Lilley. Lexington: Brian DelGreco, Jack Lang. Reading: Scott Tully, Alec Tzianabos. Winchester: Derek DiVincenzo, Marshall Pontrelli, Chris Simpson. Woburn: Mike Cain, John DiRienzo

Middlesex (Small) - Burlington: Brian Hood, Joe Moran, Brett Romkey. Melrose: Charlie Brickley. Stoneham: Kevin Young. Wakefield: Kyle McGrail. Watertown: Stephanie Frankian. Wilmington: John Keough

Northeastern - Danvers: Paul D’Orlando, Colin Delaney. Gloucester: Curtis Quinn. Lynn Classical: Steve Nelson. Marblehead: Connor Green, Andrew Scholnick. Peabody: Brenden Mitchell. Revere: John Cimareetta. Salem: Tim Richmond. Saugus: Cam Norton. Swampscott: Kevin Marescalchi, Trevor Massey. Winthrop: Adam Lundberg, Matt Todisco

Tri-Valley - Dover-Sherborn: Michael Littlejohn. Hopkinton: Jimmy Hervol, Jace McCarron. Medfield: Mike Mulrey, Dave Swanson, Brett Thomas. Medway: Jake O’Rourke. Norton: Zach Schuster. Westwood: Eric Burgess, Pat Frodigh, C.J. Hunter, Ned Kelley


The All-Scholastic golf team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues.