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2016 Preps All-Scholastics

Football Players of the Year

Class A: Matthew Albino, Choate, senior, OL/DL

A 6-foot, 265-pound two-way lineman from Cheshire, Conn., Albino captained Choate to its third straight unbeaten season and NEPSAC Class A championship, earning New England Class A Player of the Year honors.

Class B: Jeff Costello, BB&N, senior, QB

Piloting an attack that put up 39.6 points per game, the senior QB (15 TDs passing, 14 rushing) from Lexington repeated as the ISL and NEPSAC Class B Player of the Year. He finished with 99 career TD passes.

Class C: Darian Davis, Tilton, senior, RB/CB

The Choate transfer rushed for 25 touchdowns (9.3 yards per carry) and snared 39 catches for five more scores to pocket NEPSAC Class C Player of the Year honors. Coach Ken Hollingsworth called Davis his team’s best defender.



William Braff, St. George’s, cross-country

The senior from Province, N.Y. was the ISL MVP, recorded a 5-second victory for the NEPSAC Division 3 title at Kimball Union, and set the course record at Roxbury Latin. He ran a PB 16:46 in the league meet at Groton.

Kayla Duran, BB&N, soccer

The junior forward from Woburn paced BB&N (9-3-6) to the Class A quarterfinals, with 17 goals and five assists in a turnaround season for the program. An All-New England pick and the ISL MVP, she has committed to Boston College.

Amaya Finklea, Nobles, volleyball

The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter from Dorchester was the ISL MVP. Finklea powered the Bulldogs (18-5) to the league title and the semifinals of the NEPSAC Class A tourney. She will play basketball at Syracuse.

Cassidy Kearney, Thayer, cross-country

In pacing Thayer to its second straight unbeaten run through the ISL, and NEPSTA Division 2 title, the junior from Rockland broke five course records. The league MVP, she won both the ISL and NEPSTA championship meets.


Jack O’Brien, Milton Academy, soccer

The Offensive MVP in the ISL, the senior forward netted a career-high 17 goals, along with seven assists, as the Mustangs (11-3-6) advanced to the Class A quarterfinals against Berkshire. He is an all-state and all-region selection.

Dylan Steele, Brooks, soccer

The first two-time solo captain at Brooks, the All-New England senior center back from Swampscott anchored his team’s drive to the ISL title and the Class B final. He is the ISL defensive MVP (4 goals, 5 assists).

Kaitlin Wood, Rivers, field hockey

The ISL Player of the Year, the senior center midfielder tallied five goals and 23 assists for the Red Wings (16-3) in their run to the NEPSAC Class B semifinals. A Harrow/NFHCA all-region pick, she will play at Northwestern.


Christina Conforti, Newton Country Day, volleyball

The EIL MVP, the 6-foot-1 sophomore hitter powered Newton CD to a 17-2 record and the NEPSAC Class B semifinals. She delivered 194 kills, 41 aces, and 28 blocks. Conforti also plays varsity tennis and Smash volleyball.

Alex Cravens, Lexington Christian, cross-country

The freshman from Woburn was MVP of the EIL championship. He went on to register a sixth-place finish at the NEPSTA meet and place 15th in the freshman/sophomore race at the Footlocker Northeast Regional (17:30.9).

Abby Durfee, Dana Hall, cross-country

A senior from Walpole, Durfee claimed her second straight EIL MVP. Team captain and MVP the last two seasons, Durfee claimed first place in the EIL in 2015 and 2016. She runs with the Emerging Elites and is a varsity swimmer.


Teresa Huckaby, Beaver Country Day, soccer

The co-MVP of the EIL, the junior forward from Brighton tallied 18 goals and 13 assists in an 11-4-2 campaign for BCD. A three-time league all-star with 47 career goals and 26 assists, she also suits up for the FC Stars.

Ryan Madden, Portsmouth Abbey, soccer

A senior captain from Franklin, Madden was the EIL MVP, netting goals in 17 straight games for the 12-0-2 league champions (13-3-3 overall). He has won multiple titles in an eight-year run with the Abbey Villa Soccer Club.

David Rogers, Beaver Country Day, golf

In his first season at BCD, the sophomore from Needham was the EIL Player of the Year, carding a 74 in the league tournament. He maintained a 35.0 scoring average over nine holes in a 12-0 regular season.

Nicole Scarfo, Pingree, soccer

The senior midfielder from Boxford paced Pingree to its third NEPSAC Class B title in four years and an 11-0 run through the EIL (36-0 for her career). The league’s Player of the Year, she will play collegiately at Saint Anselm.

Elizabeth Warner, NCD, field hockey

A four-time All-EIL selection and two-time league MVP, Warner led NCD to four league titles and four Class C tourney berths. A Boston College recruit, the senior forward from Acton netted 17 goals and 10 assists in her team’s 14-4 finish.


Julian Alvarez, Commonwealth, soccer

The junior center midfielder powered Commonwealth to its second MBIL championship in three seasons. Commonwealth beat Covenant Christian for the title. With four goals and seven assists, he was the league’s Division 2 MVP.


Eleanor Bellin

Eleanor Bellin, Waring, cross-country

In her first season of competitive running, the junior from Ipswich recorded four first-place finishes, three runner-up places, and a third in eight races, while winning MVP honors in the MBIL. Bellin also plays varsity basketball.

Alex Crespo, Covenant Christian, cross-country

A senior from Topsfield, Crespo finished off an unbeaten season with a 35-second victory (18:17) in the MBIL championship. He ran a season-best 17:19 at Jericho Hills. The league MVP will attend Liberty University.

Alex Teodorescu, Newman School, soccer

The MVP in the MBIL, the senior from Melrose produced 31 goals and nine assists, propelling Newman to the league semifinals against Waring. With 107 career points in 54 games, he has committed to play soccer at Haverford.


Ella Bankert, Kimball Union, soccer

In leading KUA (16-2-2) to the Class C crown, the senior midfielder from Cuttingsville, Vt. had 21 goals and 18 assists, raising her career numbers to 86 goals and 85 assists. The NEPSAC Class C/D MVP will play at Vermont.

Jayme Callum, Gann Academy, volleyball

A two-time captain and three-time NEPSAC All-Star, the senior outside hitter from Peabody was the MVP in the IGC. She racked up 98 aces, 98 kills, and 69 digs for the 13-0 league champs. She will play volleyball and softball at Ursinus.

Sam Hatem, Worcester Academy, soccer


In Worcester Academy’s march to a 19-2 mark and the NEPSAC Class A final, the senior midfielder racked up a team-leading 20 goals and 10 assists. The NEPSAC offensive MVP and NSCAA all-region selection will attend Columbia.

Lia LaPrise, Loomis Chaffee, soccer

The NEPSAC Class A/B MVP, LaPrise fueled Loomis Chaffee’s run to a 17-1-2 season and the Class A title. The junior from Windsor, Conn. tallied 15 goals and 10 assists, including 5 points in the postseason.

Jules Oberg, Berkshire, soccer

The Stockholm center back was stellar in Sheffield. An NSCAA All-American, the senior captain anchored a stout Berkshire D that yielded 12 total goals in a 20-1-0 run to the program’s fourth NEPSAC Class A title in five years.


Elizabeth Patrick, Waring, soccer

The MVP in the Independent Girls Conference, the sophomore midfielder from Ipswich netted 25 goals and 15 assists. She led Waring to a 9-6 record and the league semifinals. She also plays for Mass. Elite.


Yasmin Simoes, Covenant Christian, soccer

The GIL co-MVP and a two-year league all-star, the senior striker from Saugus tallied a career-high 19 goals and five assists for Covenant Christian. A two-time team MVP, she finished her high school career with 47 goals.

EIL All-Stars

Boys’ cross-country — Bancroft: Phillip Onffroy. Concord Academy: Alex Berry, Reza Eshghi, Nathan Gamble, Dhruv Sreenivas. Landmark: John Maher. Lexington Christian: Alex Cravens. Pingree: Jonathan Jalalas, Zach Mitchell.

Girls’ cross-country — Bancroft: Page Cassidy. Dana Hall: Abby Durfee, Alli Sibold. Lexington Christian: Mikayla Cravens. Newton Country Day: Lily Cloonan, Juliana Kwon. Pingree: Mackenzie Vasque. Portsmouth Abbey: Abbey Luth. Winsor: Alexandra Bardon, Nicole Chung, Katie Cronin, Eve Lesburg, Zoe Lewis, Marguerite Montagne, Winnie Wang.

Field hockey — Bancroft: Riley Burns, Andrea Marguerite. Berwick: Andrea Caradonna. Dana Hall: Kat Elliott, Julia Moynihan. Newton Country Day: Elizabeth Daskalakis, Casey Freehill, Shannon Reardon, Elizabeth Warner, Nina Weiss. Pingree: Lucas Filosa, Anna Kaneb, Elizabeth Stark. Portsmouth Abbey: Kaity Doherty, Jane Jannotta, Tyler White. Winsor: Sarah Figler, Helen Sayegh.

Boys’ soccer — Bancroft: Jose Garcia-Chope. Beaver Country Day: Jerome Edwards, Ryan Habermas. Berwick: Jack McCraven, Derek Muse, Brendan Tribastone. Concord Academy: Nate Drew, Essex Gall, Yassin Kina, Jason Seeger. Landmark: Sam Knight. Lexington Christian: Walter Sharon. Pingree: Matt Gubbins, Jake Spaulding. Portsmouth Abbey: Dominic Cappadona, George Humphreys, Preston Kelleher, Spencer Kelleher, Ryan Madden.

Girls’ soccer — Bancroft: Sophia Simon. Beaver Country Day: Sydney Brown, Sofia Cabral, Sallie Chope, Teresa Huckaby. Berwick: Kenza Farid, Caroline Starr, Christie Sullivan. Concord Academy: Sydney Culbert, Charlotte Grossman, Claire Iverson, Neta Kafka, Emma Manzella. Dana Hall: Michaela Joyce, Maya Stevenson. Lexington Christian: Hannah Lauffer, Dean Rusk. Newton Country Day: Catharine Howe, Kristyn Moran. Pingree: Taylor Casale, Porter Dooley, Olivia Pena, Nicole Scarfo, Holly Stam. Portsmouth Abbey: Kate Hughes. Winsor: Olivia Chapman, Alexa Green.

Boys’ golf — Bancroft: Jack Boyd. Beaver Country Day: Jacob Florence, David Rogers, Zach Taylor. Berwick: Ross Spearman. Landmark: Jake Bennett. Pingree: Zack Mitchell, Robby O’Brien.

Girls’ volleyball — Bancroft: Eve Phillips, Ali Veinbachs. Beaver Country Day: Zoe Carlson, Annabelle Fulton. Concord Academy: Olivia Seidel. Dana Hall: Alicia Agosto, Libby Frambes, Casey Siedner. Newton Country Day: Anna Clark, Christina Consorti, Gabrielle Lakis, Molly Wagner. Pingree: Gabby Assad, Hannah Marino.

ISL All-Stars

Boys’ cross-country — Belmont Hill: Charles Donahue, James McGaugh, John Pappo. Brooks: Finn Caspersen. BB&N: Ben Morris. Groton: Paul Michaud, William Norton. Middlesex: Ryan Ewing. Milton Academy: Edward Beaudoin. Nobles: Duncan Umphrey. Rivers: Nick Stathos. Roxbury Latin: Ian Kelly, Ben Lawlor. St. George’s: William Braff, Ben White. St. Mark’s: Grant Gattuso, Matt Thalman. Thayer: Tommy Gaffey, Annie Huycke.

Girls’ cross-country — Brooks: Caroline O’Shea. BB&N: Mia Bawendi, Isabella Kennedy, Natalie Madden. Governor’s Academy: Danielle Page, Emily Simas. Groton: Hanna Kim, Abby Kirk. Middlesex: Gabriella Walsh. Nobles: Rhys Drout, Grace Santoro, Hillary Umphrey. Rivers: Caroline Phelps. St. Mark’s: Samantha Sarafin, Nina Tanaka. Thayer: Cassie Kearney, Abby Osmanski, Katherine Stanwood.

Field hockey — Brooks: Millie Brady. BB&N: Isabella Collins, Shannon Griffin. Governor’s Academy: Finn Caron, Skyler Caron, Samantha Davidson. Lawrence Academy: Lauren Curley, Laura Zavrl. Middlesex: Katharine French, Sage Nye, Caroline Yonce. Milton Academy: Kaja Hartwell, Devon Park. Nobles: Danielle Brown, Sara Falkson, Lily Farden. Rivers: Shannon Daley, Michelle Ryder, Kaitlin Wood. St. Mark’s: Grace Sambrook, Tatum Schultz.

Boys’ soccer — Belmont Hill: Robbie Cronin, Cam Gordon. Brooks: Dylan Steele. BB&N: Ross Harrison, Daniel Munch. Groton: Alec Reiss. Lawrence Academy: Augie Martini, Isaac Mukala. Middlesex: James Sanderson, Liam Sloan. Milton Academy: Jack O’Brien. Nobles: Max McPherron, Matt Ranieri, Nick Ranieri, Jack Roberts. Rivers: Paul Hawkins. Roxbury Latin: Ben Bryant, Andrew Talcott. St. Mark’s: Matt Leigh, Darren Pike, Cole Schmitz. St. Sebastian’s: Raffi Barsamian, Adama Kaba, Soree Kaba.

Girls’ soccer — Brooks: Kate Donovan, Callie Scala. BB&N: Kayla Duran, Alexandra Massa. Governor’s Academy: Jenna Tivnan. Groton: Caitlyn DiSarcina, Amani Jiu. Lawrence Academy: Kristen Parry. Middlesex: Isabelle Fuchs, Ellery Winkler. Milton Academy: Dani Black, Christina Sakellaris. Nobles: Ava Lung, Maddie Mills, Allie Winstanley. Rivers: Christina Orr, Aspen Pierson. St. George’s: Irem Tural. St. Mark’s: Caroline Dawson, Hailey DeBose, Riley Lochhead. Thayer: Brittany Raphino.

Girls’ volleyball — Governor’s Academy: Lauren Kramer. Lawrence Academy: Daria Zhuravleva. Middlesex: Defne Colak, Nina Huttemann, Avery Light, Lydia Paddock, Lily Renneker. Nobles: Amaya Finklea, Charlotte MacDonald, Sophia Millay.

IGC All-Stars

Girls’ soccer — Brimmer & May: Shani Breiman, Caiti Cullen, Sophie Lapat, Abbey Mynahan. Cambridge Weston: Sidney Ihm, Fayona Thomas. Chapel Hill: Lily Antunez. Gann Academy: Sarah Preuss. Landmark: Anya Crowley. Waring: Amanda Adams, Elizabeth Patrick, Grace Symes.

MBIL All-Stars

Boys’ soccer — Boston Trinity: Jonathan Richmond. Brimmer & May: Alex Dolan, Justin Ewing. Cambridge Weston: Sam Rueter. Chapel Hill: Ryan Donovan. Commonwealth: Julian Alvarez. Gann Academy: Alex Ring, Elijah Wiesman. Newman School: Sam Hartman, Binh Cong Le, Wenjun Lin, Michael McDougal, Alex Teodorescu. Waring: Mike Ballin, Sascha Denby.

NEPSAC field hockey all-tournament teams

Class A — Choate: Claire Marshall. Convent of the Sacred Heart: Beth Yeager. Greenwich Academy: Manveer Sandhu, Grace Schulze. Hotchkiss: Gracyn Campbell, Katie Miller, Lindsay Reed. Kent: Kelly Dolan. KLHT: Jayne Tully. Nobles: Danielle Brown. Phillips Andover: Olivia Keefe, Beth Krikorian, Charlotte Welch, Elizabeth Welch. St. Paul’s: Finley Frechette.

Class B — Berkshire: Andi McGraw. Brooks: Ellie Cordes. BB&N: Georgina Steel. Governor’s Academy: Finn Caron, Skyler Caron, Erin Daly, Samantha Davidson. Hopkins (Conn.): Annie Banks. Middlesex: Sage Nye, Caroline Yonce, Isabelle Yonce. St. Mark’s: Tatum Schultz, Lexi Schumaker.

Class C — Brewster Academy: Emily Erne. Canterbury: Sara Bouwman, Ariella Haas, Emily Martino, Jami Procanik. Ethel Walker: Keeley Duran, Mia Farnella. Holderness: Risa Mosenthal. New Hampton: Madison Adler, Caelin Flaherty, McKenzie Haberl. Newton Country Day: Elizabeth Warner. Rivers: Shannon Daley, Kaitlin Wood. Tilton: MaryClare Hanley, Kaitlyn Hess.

NEPSAC All-Stars

Boys’ soccer — Berkshire: Juan Cedeno, Jules Oberg. Cushing: Alex Ferguson, Juan Salas Longa. Deerfield: Brian Davis, George Fair. Holderness: Liam Van Herwarde. Kimball Union: Jon Grigull, Matt Thibert. Northfield Mt. Hermon: Louis Gazo, Shoyo Yanagihara. Phillips Andover: Peter Heckendorn, Andriy Proctor. Phillips Exeter: Max Gross, Tarek Khartebil. Portsmouth Abbey: Ryan Madden. Tabor: Mason DaSilva, Melvin Vincent. Tilton: Tommy Wendt. Wilbraham & Monson: Semen Andreichuk, Tyler Lefebvre. Williston Northampton: Geroge Lantz. Worcester Academy: Jonathan Wolf.

Girls’ soccer — Brewster Academy: Bailey Kolinski. Choate: Kristina Schuler. Deerfield: Jacqueline Minor. Dublin: Bette Imhoff. Gould: Cassie Lieblein. Hebron (Maine): Eliza Beaudin. Hopkins (Conn.): Mia Ciardiello. Hotchkiss: Julia Mulhern. Kents Hill: Claire Colvin. Kimball Union: Ella Bankert, Taylor Soule. Kingswood-Oxford: Sam March. Lincoln School: Natalie Landau. Loomis Chaffee: Lia LaPrise, Emma Trenchard. Marianapolis: Anna Bagley. Montrose: Ciara Dunn. New Hampton: Barbara Duncan. Phillips Andover: Katherine Wilson. Phillips Exeter: Hannah Gustafson. Pingree: Nicole Scarfo. Pomfret: Sydney Fisher. Southfield: Casey Kane. Tabor: Nicole Fernandes. Williston Northampton: Sophie Weed. Worcester Academy: Gabby Diodati.

How we picked the team

The NEPSAC All-Scholastic team was selected by a committee of EIL, ISL, and NEPSAC sports coaches. Text by Craig Larson. Photos by Mark Lorenz.