Athletes of the Year
Division 1: Methuen
Monserrat has been unbeatable in Massachusetts for all of his four years. This winter he went 57-0 at 138 pounds, winning titles at the Division 1, All-State and New England meets. He sports a 212-2 career record. He’ll attend West Virginia.
Division 2: North Andover
Drover turned in a spotless season, going undefeated while winning the sectional, state, All-State and New England titles while also helping North Andover to the Divsion 2 state team title. A two-time state champion, he ends his career with a 195-17 record.
Division 3: Dedham
Only a sophomore, Reyes blitzed the field this year winning the sectional and Division 3 state titles for the second time and then taking the next step and earning top honors at All-States and New Englands in the 145-pound class.
Catholic Memorial, junior
Aquino had the perfect season for the Catholic Conference power. Competing at 106 pounds, the junior went 47-0, winning the sectional, state, All-State and New England championships. A two-time sectional champion, the honor roll student sports a 104-23 career record.
Lawrence Academy, senior
At 182 pounds, Bellamy completed his senior season with a 38-2 record, including a fourth-place finish at Nationals. A four-time All-ISL selection, Bellamy won his third Outstanding Wrestler award at the Northern New England Invitational Tournament.
Beaver Country Day,
Berland capped off his career with a Northern New England championship and EIL championship. He was later named All-New England after finishing fourth in the national qualifier to end his 23-3 senior season. He will wrestle at Trinity College next year.
St. John’s Prep, junior
Butterbodt set a state record record with an incredible 63-0 season. On the way he captured the North sectional, state, All-State and New England championships in the 220-pound division. He did not have a single point scored on him until New Englands.
An accomplished wrestler, DeRosa wrapped up a remarkable career, winning the state title in the 120-pound division for the third time. An All-State finalist and New England runner-up, he also was varsity soccer captain. He will continue wrestling at Cleveland State.
A talented senior, Dionisotti took the Division 1 North sectional title and followed it up with an All-State crown at 182 pounds. He was the runner up in Division 1 and at New Englands. He competes on the club level with the Doughboys.
Green turned in a 47-7 season, earning the Division 1 North sectional and state titles at 132 pounds. A captain and four-year wrestler, he finished third at All-States and fifth at New Englands. He hopes to continue wrestling in college.
Silver Lake, senior
Griffa earned the Division 2 state title and finished second at All-States in the 145-pound class, sporting a season record of 51-4 that included 16 pins. A honor student and Patriot League All-Star in golf and tennis, he will attend Johns Hopkins.
Catholic Memorial, senior
Gutierrez won the Division 2 state title and was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler. Also a two-time sectional winner, he was runner-up at the All-State meet, finishing the year at 42-2 with more than 100 career wins. He will attend Muhlenberg College.
Hamilton had an impressive winner competing at 113 pounds, capturing the Division 1 sectional title, All-State title and then the New England championship, which was a first by an L-S wrestler. An honor student, he will attend Trinity in the fall.
North Andover, junior
Another of North Andover’s outstanding wrestlers, Hoehn went 51-6 at 160 pounds and helped the Knights capture the Division 2 team title. Hoehn won his third sectional title and second Division 2 state title. For his career, he finished with a 142-16 overall record.
Kelly was terrific this year in helping Franklin to the Division 1 state team title. He was the Division 1 state champ at 113-pound pounds and finished second at both All-States and New Englands. A two-time All American, he finished with a 151-23 career record.
North Andover, senior
Melillo earned his second straight Division 2 state title this season, competing at 132 pounds. He went on to earn top honors at All-States as well. His efforts helped North Andover win the Division 2 team title and his career mark is 127-19.
Merrigan had the tall task of competing in a tough weight class. But he went 38-4 and won the Division 3 state title in the 138-pound division, and took home second at both All-States and New Englands this season. He’ll attend Gettysburg College.
A repeat All-Scholastic, Ryan went 51-3 this winter with 34 pins. He avenged his loss in the Division 2 state final by winning the All-State crown at 126 pounds. The four-time sectional champion and team captain finished his career with a 167-24 record.
Sullivan has dominated the Hockomock League in his career, winning his weight class all four years. This year he was Division 3 sectional and state champion at 152 pounds. A two-time state champion, he ends his career with a 153-16 record.
Tighe turned in a solid season, going 45-5 and capturing both the Division 1 state title and the All-State title at 195 pounds. His efforts helped Franklin win the Division 1 Dual meet crown as well. He is also a Hockomock All-Star in football.
Coaches of the Year
Division 2: Franklin
In a career that includes more than 500 wins, Colace ended his 32nd season with a Division 1 Dual meet title as well as sectional and Hockomock titles. A 1980 Franklin graduate, he is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Division 2: Catholic Memorial
In just his second season, Strum led CM to a 28-1 record including a Catholic Conference title, was third at Division 2 states and added a second-place finish at All-States. A Holliston and Hofstra graduate, he also coaches middle school football.
Division 3: Lynnfield
Stone led the Lynnfield/North Reading co-op team to a 25-1 record, winning the Cape Ann League, the Division 3 North title and three tournament championships. In 39 years at the helm he sports a 477-297 career record. He also coaches girls’ tennis in the spring.
Atlantic Coast — Plymouth South: Shaun Duncombe, Anthony Schena. Sandwich: Greg Zaw.
Bay State — Braintree: Thomas O’Connell. Brookline: Andres Crespo, Ricardo Magny, Stephano Magny, Yuval Shatil. Dedham: Declan Heaslip, Eric Reyes. Framingham: Ryan Gaudet, Andres Mendos, Jake O’Brien, Adam Raissipour. Milton: Jonathan Carrera, Mark Chandler, Zack Mazzarella. Natick: Hussein Kannan, Mike Langan, Justin Montgomery, Kevin Thomas. Needham: Will Burke, Zach Goldman. Newton North: Scott MacDonald. Walpole: Armen Andonian, Noah Kung, Kyle Robbins, Trevor Wassel. Wellesley: Thomas Nocka.
Big Three — Brockton: Aaric Rivera, Devin Winn. Durfee: Joseph Grinvalsky, Austin Jones, Mitch Raposo, Blacker Romero, Andre Torres. New Bedford: Cody Costa, Sam De Jesus, Larry Greenwood, Tyler Jacobs, Edgardo Llanos, Guillermo Novoa, David Watts, Ta’Shawn Williams.
Boston City — Quincy Upper: Corey Crowley, Jake Crowley, Troy Williams.
Cape Ann — Lynnfield: Tom Arseneault, Eric Kerr, Scott McGrath, Joe Morse, Brandon Troisi, Joey Wise. Masconomet: Paul Arseneault, Ty Cameron, Kevin Gregorio, Chase Jeffreys, Johnny Walker. Pentucket: Noah Malhi, Josh Wesolowski. Triton: Luke Boyle, Mark Boyle, Cody Nixon.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Jeff Calci, Jack Ditomassi, Mitch LaFerriere, Steven McDermott, Jack O’Brien, Ben Smith. Catholic Memorial: Michael Aquino, Brian Ferrara, Mark Gutierrez, Peter Gutierrez, Pat Ferzoco, Josh Bechen. Malden Catholic: Jackson Leete, Dan Marino, Eoghan Myers, Corey Sanville, Bryan Smith. St. John’s Prep: Jack Anderson, Ian Butterbrodt, Jay Carnevale, Fred Colberg, Hunter Costa, Jared Costa, Michael Dik, Ben DiNatale, Ben Kincaid, Malcolm Mitchell, Solomon White. Xaverian: Henry Oberlander, Patrick Quinn.
Commonwealth — Greater Lowell: Anthony Blatus, Bob Paquette, Xavier Rivera. Shawsheen: Jake Ferri, Jon Fitzpatrick, Nick Hoar, Josh Merrifield, Tyler Peters, Ryan Powderly, Bryce Spinosa, Tyler Tedford, Tim Ward, Zack Zahiri. Whittier: Xavier Boisvert, Jaylin Deveau, Jeremy Martinez, Dave Sachs, Tyler Tannian.
Dual County — Lincoln-Sudbury: Nico Dionisotti, Mac Hamilton.
EIL — Beaver Country Day: Josh Berland. Concord Academy: Zach Bloom, Pasha Sonkin. Landmark: Jason Calandra, Michael Fleming, David Giovannacci, Troy Lodice, Harry Zakarian. Lexington Christian: Xergio Aguilar, Kevin Lee, Peter Wheatley.
Greater Boston — Cambridge: Carlos Aquino, Bryan Duoyon, Toru Goto, Marcus McGuffie, Daniel Roth. Everett: Jefferson Palencia, Darrius Patterson, Matt Sullivan, Tuan Vo. Malden: Nidal Hishmeh, Johnny Pierre Rene.
Hockomock — Canton: Rob Dicalogero, Quinn Merrigan, Chris Sullivan. Foxborough: Brian Kelly, Matt Kelly. Franklin: Mike Capolla, Ryan Creavin, Cameron Kelly, Dan Pisani, Griffin Tighe, Ben Zogby. Milford: Grady Diantonio, Diego Pinto. North Attleborough: Chris Hunter, Daniel Kummer, Evan Packert, Austin Renzi. Oliver Ames: Joshua Briggs. Sharon: Adrian Lingo. Stoughton: Frank Girolamo, Brandon Layton, Brett Layton, Rob Mone.
ISL — Belmont Hill: Pete Curtin, Mihir Gulati, Ryan Kelley, Jared Linsky. Brooks: Andrew Bolte, Tommy Connelly, David Crosby, Geoff Fulgione, Nate Gibeley, Andrew Konovalchik, Nick Konovalchik. Lawrence Academy: Isaiah Bellamy, Andrew Crane, Julian Travis. Milton Academy: Kevin Lee. Roxbury Latin: Harry Doernberg, Zach Lehan, Brent Samuels. St. Mark’s: Kemar Darlington. St. Paul’s: Quinn Abrams, Peter Curtin, Drew Saccone. St. Sebastian’s: Aturo Atkins, Andrew Fai, Tyson Reed, James Sylvia. Thayer: Matt Campos, John Keally.
Mayshore — Bristol-Plymouth: Justin Kelleher, Joe Pupek, Bryan Williams, Scott Zimmerman. Carver: John Beirlair, Aidan McGrath, Skyler McSweeney. Cohasset: Matt Froio, Nick Hall, Harry Helbock, Hayes Keniley, Steven Maher, Sean Mavilia, John Nolan, Chandler Skolnick, Cole Sullivan. Norwell: Jason Brake, Tommy Hynes, Aiden Moore, Kevin Nosiglia, Kyle Pacella. South Shore Voc-Tech: Ben Joyce. Southeastern: Francky Carmant, Tim Drago, Rodney Dukes, Justin Meeks, Dylan Merola, Zach Mitchell, Andrew Sullivan, Ryan Tibbetts. Tri-County: Thomas Carlucci, Nick DePedro, Ritchie Elgar, Sean Haughey, Matt Hobosn, Jerry Morel.
Merrimack Valley — Billerica: Chris Derosa, Nick DeRosa, Dillon Higgins. Central Catholic: Brandon Desfosses, Tom Pagliarulo. Chelmsford: Jake Ahern, Conner Clasen, James Clasen, Davey Goodall, Griffin Murray. Dracut: Ryan Prestin, Jonathan Ryan. Haverhill: Sammy Al-Zaib, Orlando Rojas. Lawrence: Anfernee Green, Alex Lopez. Lowell: Sean Keough. Methuen: Christian Monserrat, Billy Wehring. North Andover: Brad Drover, Fritz Hoehn, Zane Melillo, Jack Perry, Peter Taylor, Dan Villalba. Tewksbury: Broc Dokos.
Middlesex (Freedom) — Melrose: Ryan Stanton. Wakefield: Alex Kane, Ben Spicer, Dan Wensley.
Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Andrew Ellis. Lexington: Bradley Sowsy. Reading: Nick Makrys, Nathan Perry, Alex Webb. Winchester: TJ Boudreau, Jordan Darby, Joe Fallon, Garrett Ludwig, Doug MacDonald, Drew Piispanen. Woburn: Mike Bentley, Imran Gholizabadeh.
Northeastern — Beverly: Ahmad Alshrafi, Mike Cirelli, Joey Kozlowski, Nick Shairs, Tom Wilbur. Danvers: Sam Anderson, Chris Behen, Chris Davis, Quintin Holland, Michael Neff, Dan Papagelis, Kyle Warren. Georgetown: Matt Carey, Derek Chamberlain, Constantine Galanis. Marblehead: Ali Atallah, Stephen Hopkins. Peabody: Jeremiah Manfra, Joe Molica, Brandon Rapoza.
Patriot — Duxbury: Kyle Auer, Matt Boyle, Jim Chappuis, Carter Lewis. Hingham: Justin Biasetti, Jake Foss, John Kay, Sam Lincoln, Joe Lindsay, Joey Ryan, Wess Ward. Middleborough: Jeremy Hernandez. Pembroke: Anthony Amatucci, Brendan Benoit, Ian Horkan, John McBurnie, Stephen Vercollone. Quincy: Kenny Garcia-Rosario, Peter Orseno. Rockland: Bobby Gasdia, Dennis McPeck. Scituate: Sean Hannon, Liam Healey, Rob McDonald, Ellis Rose. Silver Lake: Thomas Griffa, Dave Pettengil. Whitman-Hanson: Zach Perkins, Kyle Tamulevich.
Tri-Valley — Bellingham: Kevin Clinton. Holliston: Austin Barrett, Paul Jameson, Jordan Paecht. Hopkinton: Wyatt Beach, Lukas Kaminski, Conrad Lavoie. Norton: Elliot Johnson, Aidan Kahn, Myles McAlpine, J.T. Taylor, Mike Travers.