2012 Boys’ Golf All-Scholastics

Needham’s Jake Shuman followed his ball during the Division 1 state championship. He won that chilly day with a low round of 72.
Needham’s Jake Shuman followed his ball during the Division 1 state championship. He won that chilly day with a low round of 72. (Robert E. Klein for the Boston Globe)

Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season:

Athletes of the Year

Jake Shuman

Division 1: Needham

Shuman took home plenty of hardware this season, capturing both the Division 1 South sectional title and the Division 1 state championship while helping Needham win the Bay State Conference title. He has reached the round of 32 at the US Junior Amateur, and hopes to play Division 1 golf.

Charlie May

Division 2: Masconomet

May’s 70 blitzed the field by four shots en route to winning the Division 2 state title for the second straight year. His efforts helped Masco to a third-place team finish. The CAL MVP and Masco’s all-time leading scorer will play golf at Lehigh.


Kevin Gately

Division 3SS: Pembroke

The leader of a Titan team that finished second in the sectionals, and fifth in Division 3, Gately’s 75 at the sectional was good for first place individually, his 75 at states placed him third. An honor student, he’s a three-time Patriot League All-Star.


Rob Boush

Walpole, junior

Boush captured the Carmen Gallo Award as medalist at the Bay State tournament. He followed that up with a 75 at the Division 2 South sectional that tied him for top honors and a 79 at the state tournament. A junior, he hopes to play golf in college.

Brendan Crowther

Newburyport, junior

Crowther turned in a 70 at the Division 3 North sectional to earn medalist honors and he followed that up with a fourth-place finish at the states with a 77. A Cape Ann League All-Star, he hopes to play golf in college.

Steven Dilisio

St. John’s Prep, freshman

It didn’t take long for the talented freshman to make his mark, winning the Catholic Conference individual tournament, then finishing third in the Division 1 tournament. In between he tied for eighth at the North sectional. He’s also a Mass State Junior champion.


Nick Drago

Duxbury, senior

Drago owns the Plymouth Country Club course record with a 62, but this fall he added the Division 2 South sectional title to his list of achievements, firing a 71 at Easton Country Club to help the Dragons to second place. He also finished second at states with a 74.

Thomas Ellis

Westford, senior

Ellis finished tied for second in the North sectionals, helping Westford finish fourth and qualify for states. At the Division 1 tournament, he finished tied for fourth individually, shooting a 77. A captain, he also plays basketball.

Pat Frodigh

Westwood, senior

The Tri-Valley League MVP, Frodigh helped lead Westwood to the Division 3 state title after turning in a 79 which was good for eighth place. He also led Westwood to the sectional title. An honor student and the 2012 Mass. Junior Amateur champion, he’ll attend Denver.

Jeff Lang

Lexington, senior

The Middlesex League MVP didn’t slow down in the postseason, shooting a round of 69 to win the Division 1 North sectional, then coming back to tie for eighth in the state final with a 79. The two-year team captain will play golf next year at Dartmouth.

Max Linemayr

Berwick, senior

Berwick went 14-0 to earn its fourth consecutive EIL regular season title and went on to win the EIL tournament title led by its senior co-captain. Linemayr went 12-0 and his scoring average was 37. He won the EIL tournament with a 3-over-par score.


Tyler Nelson

Central Catholic, junior

Nelson won the Merrimack Valley Conference individual championship this fall, and earned MVP honors for his efforts. His 72 at the North sectionals was good for fifth place and helped Central to a second-place team finish. In the winter he plays basketball for the Raiders.

Connor O’Leary

Sandwich, senior

A repeat All-Scholastic selection, O’Leary helped lead his team to the MIAA Division 2 state championship with a round of 74. That followed up a 79 at the Division 2 South Cape Cod sectional. His 2.5 stroke average also earned him Atlantic Coast League All-Star honors.

Matt Robinson

BC High, junior

Robinson led BC High to the Division 1 South title, and a second-place finish at states where they lost on a card off. Individually, he turned in a 75 for runner-up honors at states and he carded the same score to tie for fifth at the South sectional.

Ben Warner

Weston, junior

Warner was the top scorer for a Wildcat team that finished third at the sectionals and second at states. A Dual County League All-Star, Warner was the medalist at the DCL tournament, firing a 75. He tied for third with a 77 at the Division 3 North tournament.

TianLin Zhang

Concord-Carlisle, sophomore

The top player for the Patriots, Zhang shot a blistering 73 at the Division 2 North sectional to take home medalist honors and lead C-C to the team title. He lists a fourth place finish at the Junior Nationals in his native China among his best accomplishments.


Coaches of the Year

Chris Hayes

Division 1: BC High

In just his second season, Hayes helped lead the Eagles to the Division 1 South sectional title and a runner-up finish at the state meet despite losing six seniors from a year ago. A double Eagle alum, he enjoys golf and gardening in his spare time.

Brent Pearsall

Division 2: Sandwich

Pearsall helped guide the Blue Knights to Atlantic Coast League and South sectional titles before winning his second state championship in his nine-year tenure. A 1984 Barnstable High School graduate, he also coaches basketball and lacrosse.

Stephen Barrett

Division 3: West Bridgewater

With 420 wins in his 35 years, Barrett is one of the winningest coaches in state history. This year he led a 12-0 squad that captured the Mayflower League title. He is also an accomplished girls’ basketball coach with 530 career wins.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Joe Coughlin, Jake Eno, Jack Kade. Falmouth: Sean Dugas, Durham Ghelfi, PT Irwin. Marshfield: Forrest Dow. Nauset: Andrew Flynn. Plymouth North: Dan Campbell. Plymouth South: Alec Vozzella. Sandwich: John Cassista, John Clancy, Dan Cowick, Tom McEntee, Connor O’Leary.

Bay State — Dedham: Matt Maloney. Framingham: Max Ferrari. Milton: Marc Giammarco, Colin McCabe. Natick: Bryce Huntt. Needham: Taylor Kay-Green, Andrew Noble, Jake Shuman. Newton North: Charlie Goldberg, Mike Kurson. Walpole: Rob Boush.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Paddie Flahardy. Ipswich: Austin Rubino. Manchester Essex: Ben Bichet. Masconomet: Charlie May, George May, Zach Straub. Newburyport: Brendan Crowther. Pentucket: Jeff Funk. Triton: Jon Seward.


Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Mike Davis, Sean Feeney, Jake Reardon, Eddie Riley. Arlington Catholic: Gary Babigian, Nick Clemente, Ron Coiro, Bryan Hunt, Shawn Ray, John Richard. Austin Prep: Zack Fuller, Drew Gerety, Anthony Mandile, Ken Richer, Cam Russo. Bishop Fenwick: Brian Burke, Matt Garofalo. Cardinal Spellman: Scott Smyth. Lowell Catholic: Ryan Finneral, Michael Guay, Nathaniel Kabogoh, Cory Vaillancourt. Marian: Mark LaPierre, Zack Moore, Paul Walter. Matignon: Joey Depace, Geoffrey Guerin, Ryan Mahan. St. Mary’s: Shawn MacBurnie, Ryan Madden, Sean Maher, Chris Price.

Catholic Conference — BC High: Hugh Lagrotteria, Matt Robinson, Jamie Shaughnessy. Catholic Memorial: Matthew Wessenberg. Malden Catholic: Michael Robinson. St. John’s Prep: Brandon Bingel, Steven Dilisio, Josh Wingardner. Xaverian: Mitch Kubik, Kevin McInerney.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: John Froberg, Cameron Giles, Aaron Witty. Bedford: John Dickinson-Meltz, Kevin Leskooski. Boston Latin: Ryan Dougherty, Jake Woods. Concord-Carlisle: Drew Benshoff, Jacob Gomes, Sean Morahan, TianLin Zhang. Lincoln-Sudbury: Ben Conlon, Ronan Hunt, McKenzie Nelson. Newton South: Max Hooker, Matt Marcus. Waltham: Mike Gelineau, Steve Hanley. Wayland: Christian Eng, James Jurist. Westford: Thomas Ellis, Zack Miller, Pat O’Neil. Weston: Matt Cowgill, Joe Wagner, Ben Warner.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Brett Chatfield, Patrick Chatfield, Dan Lynch. Bishop Stang: Luke McCartin, Mitchell Winterhalter. Martha’s Vineyard: Kat deBettencourt, Mike deBettencourt, Justin Smith. Somerset Berkley: Jared Silva.

EIL — Bancroft: Aditya Dharampuriya. Beaver Country Day: Alex Gosman. Berwick: Lukas Linemayr, Max Linemayr, Jon Malloy. Concord Academy: Matt Denninger. Landmark: Paul Parrish. Lexington Christian: Anthony Cusanello, Peter Cusanello. Pingree: Alec Shelburne.

Greater Boston — Cambridge: Harry Nineberg, Sam Nineberg. Everett: Derek Bankus, Mike Vitukevich. Malden: Pierro Pocobene, Tristar To. Medford: Charles Chouniard, Mike DiFiore, Maxine Henry, Brett Thomas. Somerville: Justin Carey, Kyle Higgins.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Ryan Murray. Canton: Sam Riemer. Foxborough: Ryan Beattie, Jake Dorman. Franklin: Ben Badarian, Andy Dean. King Philip: Kyle Carnase, Michael Pergola. Mansfield: Conor Grandin. Milford: Ryan Boldy. North Attleborough: Eric Marchetti. Oliver Ames: Nick Carter. Sharon: Matt Corman, Max Crooks. Stoughton: Mike Milavec. Taunton: Ryan Rollo.

Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Nick Avilla. Blue Hills: Nick Doyle. Bristol-Plymouth: Cora Bernier, Ed Bradley, Brian Cain, Grandon Greene. Diman: Tanner Begin, Nick Phillips, Jaden Pontes. Old Colony: Jordan Fernandes, Adam Ferreira, Ted Romanelli. Sacred Heart: Anthony Norris. South Shore Voc-Tech: Bob Balchunas. Southeastern: Sean Anderson. Tri-County: Drew Zaiter. Upper Cape: Cameron Ventre. West Bridgewater: Dillon Anderson, Christian Cardinal, Mike Mills. Westport: Jacob Friar, Nick Rosa.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Ryan Burke, Brett Krekorian, Tyler Stahle. Billerica: Joe Brunelle, Mike Roulic. Central Catholic: Ryan Mahoney, Tyler Nelson. Chelmsford: Eddie Luo. Haverhill: Scott Farley, Ryan Paris. Lowell: George Vergados. North Andover: Alec Brown. Tewksbury: Tyler Slavin.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Liam Cronin, Brian Minghella, Steve Vienneau. Melrose: Alex Foley, Kevin Mercer. Wakefield: A.J. Gortan. Watertown: Anthony Busconi. Wilmington: Jeff Favuzza.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Belmont: Cole Kelly, Andrew Lilly. Lexington: Jack Lang, Jeff Lang, Ben Scott. Reading: Matt Casavant, Alec Tzianabos. Winchester: Marshall Pontrelli, Andy Romagna. Woburn: Colin Flynn, Mike Foley.

Northeastern — Beverly: Shamus Desmond, Dustin Dube, Sam Shorr. Danvers: Dan McKenna, Colby Sedlier. Gloucester: Jesse Francis. Lynn Classical: Eric Brazell. Lynn English: Matt Sencabaugh. Marblehead: Connor Green, Owen Picariello, Pitch Riley. Peabody: Nolan Franey, Athan Goulos. Revere: Marc Maloney. Salem: Marc Gomes, Will Parr. Saugus: Cam Norton. Swampscott: Kevin Marescalchi, Trevor Massey. Winthrop: Max Floyd.

Patriot — Duxbury: Jack Ball, Nick Drago, James Mattis, Bob O’Brien. Hanover: Jay Carty, John Doremus, Tyler Power. Hingham: Christian Bonetti, Pat Jenkins, Jeff Russell. Pembroke: Kevin Gately, Dan Negus, John Nelson. Scituate: Tuck Ciessau. Silver Lake: Ray DiMistico. Whitman-Hanson: Mike Capellupo.

Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Donny Crummet. Dover-Sherborn: Sophie DiPetrillo. Holliston: Mitchell Lussier. Hopkinton: Jimmy Hervol, Matt Johnson. Medway: Mike Boldy. Westwood: Pat Frodigh, Dan Howard, C.J. Hunter, Adam Sawyer.