Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.
Athlete of the Year
After earning ISL MVP honors last spring, Samuels moved over to the MIAA ranks and dominated there as well. He won the triple jump at the Division 1, All-State, and New England championships. A junior, he was named the Catholic Conference MVP.
North Attleborough, senior
Indoors, outdoors, Beckwith can throw a shot put. After a record-breaking season indoors, Beckwith won the Division 3 title at 55-1.25, then recorded a 58-6 to win the state title. It was the second straight outdoor title for Beckwith.
Named 2013 Middlesex League Freedom MVP, Bonfilio won the Division 3 state champion in the 110-meter hurdles as well as the 400 and was runner-up in the long jump. He was All-American the past two years in the octathlon at nationals. Will attend UMass-Amherst.
King Philip, senior
The Hockomock MVP was Division 2 long jump champion and placed second at all-states at 23-0. The 23-0 jump was a personal best. He also won the triple jump at the Division 2 meet in 45-2. He will attend American International College.
Only a junior, Colello was the 2013 state champion in the 400-meter hurdles and state runner-up in the 110 meter hurdles. He was also a four time Dual County League All-Star and New England champion in the 4x400 indoor. Colello also plays football for L-S.
Newton South, senior
Eisenberg won the Division 1 pole vault title, clearing 13-6. He was also the top EMass finisher at the All-State meet at the same height. His career best jump is 14-feet. Eisenberg is an honor roll student and will attend Bowdoin.
In a crowded field of elite runners, Facey proved to be the fastest in EMass. He started with a win at the city championsips in 10.90, then won Division 4 in 11.38. At the All-State meet he was the top EMass finisher, taking fourth in 11.11.
What does the Gatorade basketball Player of the Year do in the spring? He jumps, and higher than anyone else. Gibson cleared 6-6 in winning the Division 4 meet and then followed it up by tieing for second at 6-4 in the All-State meet.
Milton Academy, sophomore
The Mustangs sophomore finished second in the Independent School League in javelin, third in shot-put and was named team MVP this season. He will be a team captain next year and also plays football and basketball for the Mustangs.
After earning All-Scholastic honors in cross-country in the fall, Hale continued his success by winning the Division 3 title in the 2-mile this spring, then finishing second at the All-State meet. A Northeastern Conference All-Star was also NEC South co-runner of the Year.
Hayes won the All-State title indoors in the 55 for the second straight winter, then went outside and won the 200 title in 21.68 at the All-State meet. Earlier he won the Division 2 title in 22.03. The Bay State Conference All-Star also plays football.
Newton North, senior
This decorated senior was MVP of Bay State Conference and school record holder at 400 and 300 meters. He was Division 1 (48.95)and All-State champion (48.75) in the 400. He was also a Bay State Conference All-Star during indoor season. Lucken will run track at Cornell.
Noonan made the move from Trinity Catholic to Waltham with the same result, a state championship. After winning Division 4 and All-States last year, TC closed. This spring at Waltham he won the Division 1 and All-State titles. He will attend Oklahoma.
Has any runner had a better year than O’Donnell? He started with earning Division 1 Runner of the Year honors in cross-country, and followed that up with a state title in the mile indoors. This spring he was the mile champ at the All-State meet.
The ISL MVP for running events, O’Toole was the king of the middle distances, earning all-star honors in the 800 and 1,500 meters after winning both at the ISL championships. He was also part of the 4x400 team that won the New England title.
Newton South, senior
After an indoor season in which he earned All-Scholastic honors as the 55-hurdles state champion, Jung proved just as strong outdoors. He won the Division 1 title in the 110 hurdles (14.47) and followed that up with a state championship in which he ran a 14.26
A four-year member of the track team, Preston had his best day of the year at the All-State meet, winning with a toss of 155-5. He also holds the Cape Ann League discus title as well as the school record at 160-2.
After winning the 600 state title duing the indoor season, Rolim stepped outside to dominate the 800. The senior won the Division 1 title in 1:54 and the All-State title in 1:53.53. In the fall he was captain of the North champion soccer team. He will attend AIC.
4 x 100
The fearsome foursome comprised of senior Miguel Torres, junior Anthony Nguyen, and sophomores Chris Jewett and Preston Gordon proved to be the best in 4x100 relay, winning the Division 2 title the All-State crown. They were also named 2013 Middlesex League All-Stars and all four competed at indoor nationals in the 4x200, placing 18th.
4 x 400
An upperclassmen team, comprised of seniors Nick Usoff, Brian Sommers, Andrew Doelp, and Tim Cox and junior Jimmy Wang, The Colonials won the 4x400 at All-States in a time of 3:22. Wong is a rising captain while the rest are all off to college next year. Cox will continue to run track at Yale University. Usoff will attend Tufts University. Sommers will continue running track at Colby College and Doelp will be attending the University of Delaware.
4 x 800
The Warriors completed their season strong becoming All-State champions in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 7:51.43. Their time was a state meet record as well as a school record. The foursome was crowned Dual County League All-Stars and won the 4x800 at the league meet. Kerber, a junior, missed a month at the beginning of the season due to tendonitis, but returned to run anchor during the Warriors’ All-State victory.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Lowell
In his 10th year coaching, Casey is an impressive 39-7-1. This spring his team won the Division 1 Relays and combined that with going 7-0 and winning the Merrimack Valley Conference title. A Lowell alum, Casey is also an assistant indoor coach.
Division 2: North Andover
North Andover won the Division 2 Relays for the first time in school history, and the Knights finished their first year in the MVC with a 3-2 record. Nugent has been outdoor coach for 12 years as well as indoor coach the past two years.
Division 3: Marblehead
Crowley went a perfect 7-0 this spring, bringing his career mark over 13 seasons to 75-24. Three of the past four seasons Marblehead has gone undefeated in the spring. The Danvers graduate was also named Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year.
Jim de Mello
Division 4: South Boston
In his 25 years of coaching, de mello has combined for a record of 435-103, including 25 conference championships. In 2013 his girls’ team went 5-1, his boys 6-0. The Hyde Park grad says this year’s team was ‘‘committed to the sport, a joy to coach.’’
Bay State — Brookline: Justin Cox, Aaron Klein, Daniel Krane, Jeffrey Santos. Dedham: Sean Birchall, Jack McCorrisan. Natick: Jeff Daneault. Needham: Dan Alpert, Adrian Amaya, Harry Hall, Hantzly Murat. Newton North: Nick Fofana, Jared Freedman, Ryan Lucken, Gabe Montague, David Oluwadara, Mike Schlichting, Carl Whitham, Jermel Wright. Norwood: Lonnie Garrison, Matt Ivory, Jason Matovu. Walpole: P.J. Hayes, Connor McCarthy. Wellesley: Aidan Cort, Dan Palladino. Weymouth: David Harrison, Nolan Parsley.
Big Three — Brockton: John Burns, Leon Edwards, Federic Finjap, Treavor Korli, Micah Morel, Jehovangi Pierre, Deion Raper. Durfee: Matt Baker, Demtris Barros-Bates, Brad Kilby, Jayden Silva, Nyrel Stroup. New Bedford: Justin Banks, Hunter Fluegel, Darius Gaylor, Irvin Johnson, Joshua Maldanado, Kevin Nunes, Kemar Roselus, Paolo Tavares, Ory Todd.
Boston City — Burke: Kevin Facey. Dorchester: Arrik Bell, Christopher Ford, Nicholas Ford, Peter Walker. East Boston: Redouane Laalioui, Sebastian Toro. Latin Academy: Malik Anderson, Xavier Hill, Sekou Stuppard. Madison Park: Winston Salters. O'Bryant: Brian Donna.
Cape Ann — Amesbury: Perry Mroz. Ipswich: Ryan Bahar, Alex Jean-Charles. Masconomet: Regan Charie, Tristan Cluster, Dave Drigo. Newburyport: Nick Carleo, Tom Graham, Steve Preston, Joe Santo, Sawyer Updike. Pentucket: Ian Mitchell. Triton: Austin Stevens.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Trenton Garlington, Kylan Philbert-Richardson. Arlington Catholic: Kevin Connors, Mike Fothergill. Bishop Fenwick: Patrick Corcoran, Eric Loehle, Charlie Maistrellis, Bryan Mendes, Will Noftle, Frank Tambini. Cardinal Spellman: Chris Campbell, Ian Chester, Lesly Decembre, Rory Donovan, Richard Jasper, Alex MacMillan, Matt Norton, Pat O'Donnell, Lenny Paoletta, John Sagun, Andrew Siracusa. Cathedral: Trehme Haney. Marian: Nick Seymour, Chan Yoon. St. Joseph’s Prep: Will Stark. St. Mary's: Andrew Dimaiti, Mike Ksander.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Denis Glinski, Sean Malone, Jordan Samuels, Osaevbie Woghiren. St. John’s Prep: Tim Loehner, David Roy, Andrew Zucco. Xaverian: Nick Andreassi, Connor Biogiotti, Terenze Coleman, Kyle Darrow, Adam Kozdrowick, Robert Marcantonio, Dana Pagliuca, Greg Petrucci, Lucas Taxter.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Andrew Doelp, Brian Sommers, Nick Usoff, Jimmy Wang. Concord-Carlisle: Thomas Ratcliffe, Russ Walton. Lincoln-Sudbury: Nicholas Ackley, Ben Colello, Luke Goodrich, Josh Kerber, Tim Orie, Stephen Stahr. Newton South: Deion Arneaud, Phillip Batler, Omri Cohen, Ben Cooper, Ben Eisenberg, Salong Jamir, Ryan Kim, Marini Lopci, Jung Park, Noah Shuster, Tyrone Thornton, Levon Tiekka. Waltham: Junior Cherry, T.J. Noonan, Mike Sargavakian. Westford: Qadir Barnard-Pratt, Tim Breen, Dillon McGee, Nick Sciuto, Cody Trudel. Weston: Josh Breneville, Andrew Connolly, Jason Foote, Mathew Herzig, Jeffery Ivery-Mallard, Geoffrey Pendergast, Craig Shytle.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Matthew Caine, Anthony Delasanta, Henry Dodge, Evan Grandfield, Kehma Johnson, Mitchell Martin, Colin Persechini, Bill Ward. Bishop Stang: Zack Mello, Frankie Ray. Coyle & Cassidy: Ryan Grande, Billy Jencyowski, Paul Lapre. Martha’s Vineyard: Jeremy Alley-Tater, Kevin Montambault, Michael Schroeder, Joe Turney. Somerset Berkley: Adam Couitt, Michael Raposo, Conor Slack, David Teixeira.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Esu Alemseged, Niko Emack-Bazelais, Carl Graham, Rafael Guzman Jr., Sam Ingersol, Pharoah Jackson, Alexander Kirby, Michael Scarlett, Sam Stubbs. Everett: Justin Gabriel, Hieu Vo-Tran. Malden: Claude Bonnett, Kelly Desane, Franklin Huynh, Richard Mulo, Tommy Steele, Tyler Williams. Medford: Nathan Clement, Patrick Coughlin. Somerville: Nigel Baugh, Marcelo Brociner, Phoenix Huertas, Odmark Ozit, Andre Rolim.
Hockomock — Franklin: Derek Field, Korey Hunt. King Philip: Matt Bowers, Mike Cooke, Owen Gonser. Mansfield: Matt Baldasare, Curtis Boisvert, Dan Caughey, James Cooney, Aiden Friend, Tim Jenssen, Kevin Mackie, Conor Monks, Chris Murphy, James Murphy, Miguel Perez, Dan Romano, Colin Rumbel, Andrew Simons, Tim White. North Attleborough: Eric Beckwith, Ryan Croke, Alex Jette, Ben Jette, Brandon Luise, Jacob McKinnon, Austin Renzi, A.J. Sarkis. Oliver Ames: Jeremiah Troy. Sharon: Jared Fogel, Max Simon. Stoughton: Malachi Baugh, Samir Sofi. Taunton: Lherief Kenku.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Oliver Eberth, Michael Maldari, Hamza Naveed, Matthew Reardon, Sebastian Silveira, Mark Zavrl. Billerica: Scott Aresenault, Alex Finestone, Peter Garmon, Kevin Harris, Brendan Knickle. Central Catholic: Ray Belanger-Deloge, Alex Dehullu, Ryan Doherty, D'Andre Drummond-Mayrie, Jeremy Zannini. Dracut: Kyle Litteral. Haverhill: Alex Mayhew. Lowell: Johnny Abraham, Anthony Consolo, Patrick Coppinger, Nicolau Coury, Ryan Fitzgerald, Colin Hoey, Michael Kalenoski, Kanneh Ramsford, Tyler Richards. Methuen: Michael O'Donnell, Samuel Weeks. North Andover: Chris Dalke, Patrick Irwin, Jacob Johns, Dan Marino, Ahamdi Ogwuru, Derek Zahoruiko. Tewksbury: Cory Cataldo, John Fiorello, Edward Matovu, Cory Thomas.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Matt Ackerman, Alex Alessi, Adam Bonfilio, Chenet Guerrier, Eventz Guerrier, Jared Hoffman, Paul Hogan, Bryan Miranda, Marcus Odiah, Ahmad Osman, Colin Raposo, Luke Schissler, Mark Steinbach. Melrose: Dino Avdagic, Shane McKinley. Stoneham: Dave Bergin, Alex Brown, Joe Brown, Alec Kheboian, Aaron Lewis, Tyler Malone, Darius McPherson, Jimmy O'Brien, Dillion Owens, Dan Rooney, Bryan Sean. Wakefield: Jackson Gallagher, Jared Geller, Anthony Lawson, Aaron Lucci. Watertown: James Garbier. Wilmington: Erik Alatalo, Pat Barry, Steve Halas, Wayne Huynh, Eli Jennings, Connor Townsend, Jon Weaver.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Belmont: Julia Lenef. Lexington: Nathaniel Adams, Dan Finch, Ethan Isaacson, Ben Jacobsen, Ricardo Job-Reese, David Johnston, Peter Katsarakes. Reading: Leah Angelini, Matt Dynan, JD Greenfield, Justin Halley, Vanessa O'Connor, Julia Werth. Woburn: Preston Gordon, Chris Jewett, Anthony Nguyen, Miguel Torres.
Northeastern — Beverly: Michael Black, Bruno Caetano, Dylan Perry. Danvers: James Bailey, Chris Behen, Ryan Levesque, Joe Manson, Drew Piazza, Connor Rollins, Kyle Sullivan, Christian Veatch. Gloucester: Everest Crawford, Jared Favazza, Noah Hillier, Jacob Holscher, Calvin Kipruto, Josh Rudolph. Lynn Classical: Don Gomez, Chandler Laguerre, Steve Sam. Lynn English: Alex Bonitto. Marblehead: Josh Beloff, Conrad Rousseau. Peabody: Ben Braz, Owen Brewster, Chris Cedullo, Chris Cennami, Tom Drover, Drew Fossa, Rich Fournier, Benjamin Martinez, Marcus Vierra. Revere: Tarik Maddrey, Omar Morales, Kristi Nushi, Bobby Rose, Karim Sahila. Salem: Emilo Beato, Jerry Canada, Jonathan Crimble, Devonte Holloway, Jared Louf-Woods, Ben Sattiewhite, Taran Wigfall. Saugus: Atticus Andruchow, Andrew Bellia, Ryan Clarke, Kevin Powers. Swampscott: Zach Blonder, Aidan Brawley, Peter Hale, Matthew Mahoney, Declan McClung, Maleek Newsome, Robert Seymour.
Patriot — Hanover: Elijah Abi-Kheirs. Hingham: Andrew Bolze, Duncan Burleigh, Jake Hirtle, Bill Lumbert, Will Maguire, Chris McDowell, Nick Neilsen, Kevin O'Neill, Grant Whiney. Pembroke: Pat Cunningham, Ryan Richards, Christian Stafford, William Stafford, Lucas Tocher, John Valeri, Davis Vasconcellos. Silver Lake: Paul Beatty, Matthew Calabro, Nick Levenson, Derik Noland. Whitman-Hanson: Blake Hickey, Chris Ryan, Nathan Stephansky.
South Coast — Apponequet: Dylan Demorenville. Case: Nick DeNardo, Jay McMahon. Dighton-Rehoboth: Ty Enos, Alex Fortier, Keith Mikkelson, Colton Silvia. Greater New Bedford: Sean Aldrich, Elijah Fortes, Jeffrey Kobza, Brady Martin, Dakota Whoriskey. Old Rochester: Dan Donoghue, Aaron Holick, Colin Knapton, Nick Pacheco, Kevin Saccone, Mike Wyman. Seekonk: Anthony Gilson, Nate Robitaille, Bryan Salit, Isiah Wooden. Wareham: Mason Vasconsellos.
South Shore — Rockland: Tyler Gibson.
Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Wesley Kudirka, Derek Stone. Dover-Sherborn: Dan Carroll, Chandler Wood. Hopkinton: Luke Moschini, Shaun Palmer. Medfield: Greg Lyons, Ian Robertson. Millis: John Frasca. Norton: Kevin O'Leary, Mike Tierney. Westwood: Zach Blum, Irina Chiulli, Ryan DeMarinis, David McDonald, Bobby McLaughlin, James Terzian.