2015 Boys’ Cross Country All-Scholastics
Division 1: Thomas D'Anieri, Wellesley
D'Anieri helped lead Wellesley to an undefeated season and its first conference championship since 1979, setting course records in both the Bay State Conference championship (15:12) and the Division 1 All-State meet (15:16).
Division 2: Andrew Ernst, Marblehead
The senior captain finished his career by winning the individual Division 2 All-State title (15:21.16), leading Marblehead to its first state championship in school history. He is the EMass Division 4 champion.
Jake Affanato, Mansfield, senior
The senior captain won the Hockomock League championship (16:33.29) and the league MVP. Affanato also finished sixth in the Division 2 EMass meet (16:31.37) and came in 10th at All-States (15:44.43).
Esu Alemseged, Cambridge, senior
Alemseged was fifth at the EMass Division 1 meet (16:06.65) and 11th at the All-State Division 1 meet (15:45.68). He was second at the Twilight Invitational (15:17.27) and third at the Frank Kelley Invitational (16:02.71).
Jack Crawford, Mansfield, senior
Crawford finished second at the Hockomock League championships (15:47), third at the EMass Division 2 meet (16:11.95), and 15th at All-States (15:47.12). He also finished in second at the Bay State Invitational (15:50.46).
Eli Decker, Concord-Carlisle, senior
Decker won the EMass Division 3 championship in 16:10.21 and finished seventh in All-State (15:41.15) in his final high school race. Decker was third at the Dual County League championships (16:32).
Christopher Gendron, Lowell, senior
The All-Merrimack Valley Conference runner was fourth at the EMass Division 1 meet (16:04). He was ninth at the All-State Division 1 meet (15:44), leading the Red Raiders to their second straight Division 1 title.
Zachary Manickas-Hill, Lexington, senior
Manickas-Hill won the Middlesex League championship and the Bay State Invitational (15:49.04). He was 14th in the EMass Division 1 meet (16:30) and fourth in All-States (15:30.57). He plans to run in college at a Division 1 school.
Joe Molvar, Newburyport, senior
Molvar set three course records this season and also won the Cape Ann League meet in 15:42, the fifth fastest time in meet history. The EMass Division 5 champion finished fourth in the Division 2 All-State meet (15:54).
Christopher Polanco, Lowell, junior
The Merrimack Valley All-Conference runner finished 13th in the All-State Division 1 meet (15:46.59) to help the Red Raiders capture their second straight title. He was sixth at the EMass Division 1 title meet (16:06.70).
Marcelo Rocha, Peabody, junior
Rocha set a course record at the Northeastern Conference meet (15:37), won the EMass Division 1 title (15:41.74), and was second at the All-State Division 1 meet. He qualified for the Foot Locker Cross-Country Nationals.
Anthony Rodriguez, Lowell, junior
The Merrimack Valley Conference Runner of the Year led the Red Raiders to their second straight Division 1 title, finishing sixth at the All-States (15:37.32). Rodriguez also won the Merrimack Valley Conference league meet.
Samuel Stubbs, Cambridge, senior
Stubbs was second at the EMass Division 1 meet (15:55.66) and fifth at the All-State Division 1 meet (15:33.35). He was eighth at the Twilight Invitational (15:40.01) and seventh at the Bay State Invitational (15:53.88).
Kevin Wheelock, Melrose, junior
Wheelock was second in the EMass Division 4 meet (16:15.99) and third at the All-State Division 2 meet (15:48.43). He won the Big Wave Invitational and was the top Massachusetts runner in the Catholic Memorial Invitational.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Tim Broe, Wellesley
The Raiders finished fifth in the Division 1 state meet and won the Division 2 EMass title. Broe led Wellesley to an undefeated season in his first year. He placed 11th in the 5,000 meters at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
Division 2: Brian Heenan, Marblehead
In his 15th year at Marblehead, Heenan led his team to a 6-0 record and its first Division 2 All-State title. The Magicians also won the Northeastern Conference championship and the EMass Division 4 championship.
Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Cameron Hayes. Marshfield: Julian Armijos, Chris Bunker, Joey Donovan, Mike Friedland, Derek Holmes, Andrew Lamb, Jamie MacFarland, Mike Maglio. Nauset: Brian Brooks, Dylan McDonough. Sandwich: Joey Papapietro.
Bay State — Brookline: Lucas Aramburu, Evan Baker, Matija Jankovic, Sam Klein, Noah Lindeman, Hal Triedman. Framingham: Mike McDonald. Needham: Steven Flanagan, Drew Khalaj, Kevin Quinn, Alex Turner. Newton North: Andrew Mah. Norwood: Daniel Curley. Walpole: Luke Berardinelli. Wellesley: Thomas D'Anieri, Sam Gilman, Ben Matejka, Jamie Mazzola. Weymouth: Cody Moran.
Big Three — Brockton: Luqman Aden, Matthew Kerrigan, Collin Marchand, Christopher McCaffrey. Durfee: Carter Whitty. New Bedford: Austin Picard, Bruno Pires.
Boston City — Boston Community Leadership Academy: Gustavo Novelle-Ruddy. O'Bryant: Sean Dykens. West Roxbury: Jovan Talavera.
Cape & Islands — Sturgis East: Cameron Henchy, Brain Kelsey, Ted Sandland. Sturgis West: Liam Furey, Sean Glynn, John Snowman.
Cape Ann — Amesbury: Cole Legg, Pat McCue. Hamilton-Wenham: Griffin Marshall. Manchester Essex: Charlie Davis, Patrick Guinee. Masconomet: Daniel Cosgrove, Kyle Faddis. Newburyport: Jack Carleo, Joe Molvar. Pentucket: Nick Murphy.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Stephen Lynch. Arlington Catholic: Shawn Brown, Andrew Doyle, Kevin Hickey, Mike' Venditti. Austin Prep: Peter Blake, Andrew Kazmer. Bishop Fenwick: Jack Kennan, Matthew Loehle. Cardinal Spellman: Joe Concannon, Tim Ryan, Gus Suneson. Lowell Catholic: Christopher Dubuc. Matignon: Nick Perenick.
Catholic Conference — BC High: Andrew Byrne, Tim Duduch, Colm Feeney, Nick Fein, Anthony Ioffredo, EJ Kelley, David Nagle, Joe Stover. Catholic Memorial: John Lara. Malden Catholic: Colin Harvey. St. John's Prep: McGrath Bissaillon, Tristan Shelgren, Jackson Skelley. Xaverian: Roger Hellard, Peter Keohane, Joe Tzanetos.
Commonwealth — Chelsea: Jose Aguiar. Greater Lawrence: Dylan Colon. Greater Lowell: Joshua Martinez, Allen Mukundi, Tyleuth Tinney. Mystic Valley: Sean Flanagan. Northeast: Mike Mangino, Brendan Surette. Whittier: Ryan Ducrow.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Colin Grip, Patrick Nero, Carter Terranova. Bedford: Thomas Kimmell. Boston Latin: Andreya Zvoner. Cambridge: Esu Alemseged, Daniel Aschale, Samuel Stubbs, Youssef Zerbouaa. Concord-Carlisle: Eli Decker, Spencer Meyer, Cole Winstanley. Lincoln-Sudbury: Ross Elkhort, Max Lustig. Newton South: Gal Fudim. Waltham: Sean Doherty, Jason Dolan, Karthik Ravichandran.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Patrick Cashin, Joseph Corkery, Edward McNulty, Gavin O'Keefe, Andrew Pearl. Coyle & Cassidy: Joseph Celia, Joseph Gill, Peter Horvath, Nicholas Southworth. Martha's Vineyard: Aivaras Gidvilas.
Greater Boston — Malden: James Ao, Angus Mo, Jonathan Solomon, Brian Tran.
Hockomock — Attleboro: William McKenzie. Foxborough: Jason Reed. Mansfield: Jake Affanato, Jack Crawford, John Crawford, Kalin Petrov, Nicholas Rispoli. Milford: Jack Kalil. North Attleborough: Matthew Reimels. Oliver Ames: Nick Barber, Brent Schwartz. Sharon: Tianrui Sun. Stoughton: Colin Cochran. Taunton: Dylan Lynch, Trevor Wysong.
Mayflower — Bishop Connolly: Nathaniel Diniz. Bristol-Plymouth: Andrew Martin. Diman: Evan Arruda, Nate Boardman, Christopher Novo. Sacred Heart: Chris Gren, Matt Johnson, Yanni Pappas. Southeastern: Kyandre Martinez. Upper Cape: Doug Cleary. West Bridgewater: Brian Campbell, Anthony Spooner.
Merrimack Valley — Central Catholic: Evan Fagan, Cam Leonard. Chelmsford: Brian Wilson. Dracut: Matthew Cahill, Jacob Gaudette. Lowell: Tom Abraham, Sean Bryan, Christopher Gendron, Christopher Polanco, Anthony Rodriguez. Methuen: Jacob St. Onge. North Andover: Patrick Kitchen. Tewksbury: Mario Fuchu, Alec Hirtle.
Middlesex — Arlington: C. Snyder DiCesare, Andrew Peterson, Nate Werst. Lexington: Thomas Lindgard, Robert MacKenzie, Zachary Manickas-Hill, Mark Solomon, Matthew Stevens. Melrose: Sean Conlan, Adam Cook, Robbie Hanlon, Kevin Wheelock. Wakefield: Richard Custodio, Matt Greatorex, Adam Roberto, Ryan Sullivan. Watertown: Jeremy Breen, James Piccirlli, Katherine Tolman, Amin Touri. Winchester: Brennan Clarke, Jacob Zuch. Woburn: Matt DiMauro.
Northeastern — Gloucester: Kyle Manley. Lynn Classical: Thomas Mackin. Marblehead: Andrew Ernst, Jared Kokinos, Adam Linsky, Michael Weidenbruch. Peabody: Shane Braz, Marcelo Rocha.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Casey Connor, Cam Donoghue, Cameron Faszewski, Ray Tordoroff. Bridgewater-Raynham: Trey Sheridan. Dartmouth: Bryce Boswell, Advika Rajapakse.
Patriot — Hanover: Nick Courtney. Hingham: Mike Durkin, Ivan Frantz, Jack Muldoon, Liam Nolan. Middleborough: Liam Bingham. North Quincy: Jimmy Cannon, Peter Saccoach. Pembroke: Cam Anderson, Harrison Clark, Justin Gaiser, John McMahon, Cole Radke, Isiah Savage, Pat Spring, Sean Toomey. Plymouth South: Collyn Brenner, Drew Mahoney, Andrew Palmer. Silver Lake: Colin Berger, Paul Cook. Whitman-Hanson: Sam Evans, Lukas Moscoso, Jack Ryan.
South Shore — Carver: Kevin Semple. East Bridgewater: Mac Ghelfi, Ryan Hickey, Brett Jutras, Bryan Katilus, Dan Lovell. Cohasset: Ian Turpve. Monomoy: Cam Jackson, Chris Jaques, Charlie Kiernan. Norwell: Andrew Corbett, Nick Hoffman, Jacob Krivitsky, Ryan Lynch, Kevin O'Driscoll, Steven O'Driscoll, Ethan Wu. Rockland: Seth Rosczewski.
Tri-Valley — Dover-Sherborn: Ed Alyea, Peter Phelan. Hopkinton: Johnny Cowen, Brian Gao. Medway: Drew McGlynn. Norton: Joseph Annand, Chris Wrenn. Westwood: Zach Conant.
How we picked the team
The All-Scholastic boys' cross-country team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Tyler Blint-Welsh.