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    GLOBE FOUNDATION | RICHARD J. PHELPS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARDS

    Area’s finest scholar-athletes honored

    The Globe recognized the area’s best student-athletes from the 2017-2018 school year Sunday at the 32nd Globe Foundation/Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete ceremony held at the newspaper’s new downtown offices at One Exchange Place.

    Fourteen graduating high school seniors were selected by a panel of judges from the Globe, representing six MIAA districts and the City of Boston.

    Pat Connaughton, a former basketball and baseball Globe All-Scholastic at St. John’s Prep who went on to star on the basketball court and baseball diamond at the University of Notre Dame, served as the keynote speaker.

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    “You guys are going on to your collegiate careers where you’ll have some of the best memories you’ll ever have,” said the 25-year-old Connaughton, an Arlington native who recently completed his third NBA season with the Portland Trail Blazers.

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    “What I was able to learn was to lean on coaches and teammates and my friends and family from back home.”

    Connaughton, who was also drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the fourth round of the 2014 Major League Baseball draft and pitched one season in the New York-Penn League, emphasized the power of high school sports.

    “I’ve been fortunate to play two professional sports,” he said. “But I still think some of my favorite memories that I’ve had were in high school and some of the accomplishments we were fortunate to do as a team.”

    Richard Phelps, who joined the Globe in sponsoring the Scholar-Athlete program 27 years ago, also spoke to the group, along with Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy and Globe assistant sports editor/schools Craig Larson

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    “These accomplishments will stay with you for a very long time,” said Phelps, who played baseball at Phillips Academy Andover (Class of 1946) and Yale.

    “I’m going to stress three things: academics, athletics, attitude,” Phelps said. “Those are critical to your success. The one thing that’s going to make you successful is the first one, academics. Remember that as you go through in life.”

    The 14 Scholar-Athletic recipients, who were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship:

     District A — Drew Everett, Amesbury, and Juliette Nadeau, North Reading.

     District B — Sal Frelick, Lexington, and Kelsey Qualey, Woburn.

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     District C — Christian Olivieri, Hull, and Maggie McCarthy, Medfield.

     District D — Joseph Franklin, Bishop Feehan, and Shaelyn Carreiro, Durfee.

     District E — Christopher McCauliff, Lunenburg, and Tabitha Earls, North Brookfield.

     District H — Domenic DePaoli, Xaverian, and Maggie Penta, Lowell Catholic.

     City of Boston — Diamond Ayala, Boston English, and Mason Osorio, TechBoston Academy.

    In addition, Rockland’s Cassidy Kearney (Thayer Academy) and Wayland’s Joey Luchetti (Lawrence Academy) were named the Globe’s NEPSAC Athletes of the Year.

    Kearney, who will run at Middlebury, was the three-time Independent School League MVP in cross-country and outdoor track, as well as a four-year varsity point guard on the basketball team.

    Luchetti, the Independent School League co-MVP for football, caught 45 passes for 582 yards and four touchdowns as a tight end committed to Boston College. On the basketball court, he netted his 1,000th point as a junior, the fastest since Shabazz Napier, Connaughton’s teammate this past season in Portland.

    Frelick and Cohasset’s Elle Hansen were honored as the Will McDonough Athletes of the Year, representing MIAA programs in Eastern Massachusetts.

    Frelick, the state’s Gatorade Football Player of the Year last fall, directed Lexington to a 9-2 record while racking up 51 touchdowns (30 passing, 21 rushing). He led the hockey team in scoring this winter, and this spring, starting at shortstop, powered the Minutemen baseball team to the Super 8 tournament, hitting .500 with four home runs. He will play baseball at BC.

    Hansen, the Globe’s Division 2 Girls’ Lacrosse Player of the Year as a junior and a nominee for national player of the year honors this season, was also the South Shore League MVP in field hockey last fall and a South Shore All-Star in basketball. She will play lacrosse at Northwestern.

    BOSTON GLOBE/WILL McDONOUGH ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

    2017-18

    Boys’ winner: Sal Frelick, Lexington

    Girls’ winner: Elle Hansen, Cohasset

    2016-17

    Boys’ winner: Patrick Flynn, Hanover

    Girls’ winner: Angela Alibrandi, Westford Academy

    2015-16

    Boys’ winner: Jeff Trainor, Billerica

    Girls’ winner: Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Cambridge Rindge and Latin

    2014-15

    Boys’ winner: Brooks Tyrrell, Marblehead

    Girls’ winner: Leah Cardarelli, Acton-Boxboro

    2013-14

    Boys’ winner: Michael Panepinto, Needham

    Girls’ winner: Maggie Layo, Sandwich

    2012-13

    Boys’ winner: Andre Rolim, Somerville

    Girls’ winner: Hannah Murphy, Duxbury

    2011-12

    Boys’ winner: Casey DeAndrade, East Bridgewater

    Girls’ winner: Kara Charette, Fairhaven

    2010-11

    Boys’ winner: Shayne Collins, Mansfield

    Girls’ winner: Andrea Keklak, Lincoln-Sudbury

    2009-10

    Boys’ winner: Conor Ressel, Gloucester

    Girls’ winner: Molly Breen, Millis

    2008-09

    Boys’ winner: Sean Ryan, Norton

    Girls’ winner: Kirsten Kasper, North Andover

    2007-08

    Boys’ winner: Tim Rich, Chelmsford

    Girls winner: Melanie Baskind, Framingham

    2006-07

    Boys’ winner: James Hamilton, Harwich

    Girls’ winner: Denise Beliveau, Framingham

    2005-06

    Boys’ winner: Chris Nixon, Duxbury

    Girls’ winner: Lauren Mahoney, Archbishop Williams

    2004-05

    Boys’ winner: Chris Barnicle, Newton North

    Girls’ winner: Ashley Waters, Amesbury

    2003-04

    Boys’ winner: Jason Blydell, Swampscott

    Girls’ winner: Katie Brooks, Winchester

    2002-03

    The Globe Athlete of the Year Award was changed to the Boston Globe/Will McDonough Award following the death of the longtime Globe columnist in January of 2003.

    Boys’ winner: Matt Antonelli, St. John’s Prep

    Girls’ winner: Rachel Smith, Somerset High School

    2001-02

    Boys’ winner: Jim Unis, Gloucester

    Girls’ winner: Brittany Cheney, Abington

    2000-01

    Boys’ winner: Robert Whitaker, Brockton

    Girls’ winner: Lisa Tisbert, Andover

    1999-2000

    Boys’ winner: Dante Balestracci, New Bedford

    Girls’ winner: Katie Collins, Reading and Tracy Prihoda, Needham

    1998-99

    Boys’ winner: Kevin Truelson, Archbishop Williams

    Girls’ winner: Hillary Dunn, Medfield

    1997-98

    Boys’ winner: Abdirizak Mohamud, Boston English

    Girls’ winner: Jenna Stacer, Holliston

    1996-97

    Boys’ winner: Jonathon Riley, Brookline

    Girls’ winner: Emily Desjardins, Bishop Fenwick

    1995-96

    Boys’ winner: James Perry, Malden Catholic

    Girls’ winner: Rebecca Sangster, Falmouth

    1994-95

    Boys’ winner: Peter Woodfork, Swampscott

    Girls’ winner: Nicki Castonguay, Somerset

    1993-94

    Boys’ winner: Anthony Palmer, Winthrop

    Girls’ winner: Katie Kiladis, Framingham

    1992-93

    Boys’ winner: Brett Budzinski, Ipswich

    Girls’ winner: Sarah Dacey, Framingham

    1991-92

    Boys’ winner: Chris Blades, Marian

    Girls’ winner: Kelly Amonte, Thayer Academy

    1990-91

    Boys’ winner: Andy Downin, Duxbury

    Girls’ winner: Leanne Burke, Randolph

    1989-90

    Boys’ winner: Bill Counihan, Dedham

    Girls’ winner: Lisa Moore, Wellesley

    1988-89

    Boys’ winner: Dan O’Connell, Triton

    Girls’ winner: Sarah Behn, Foxboro

    1987-88

    Boys’ winner: Carmine Cappuccio, Malden

    Girls’ winner: Kendall Daly, Masconomet

    BOSTON GLOBE NEPSAC ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

    2017-18

    Boys’ winner: Joey Luchetti, Lawrence Academy

    Girls’ winner: Cassidy Kearney, Thayer Academy

    2016-17

    Boys’ winner: Jeff Costello, Buckingham, Browne & Nichols

    Girls’ winner: Amaya Finklea, Noble & Greenough

    2015-16

    Boys’ winner: Griffin Beal, Pingree

    Girls’ winner: Courtney Cashman, Governor’s Academy

    2014-15

    Boys’ winner: Cole O’Connor, BB&N

    Girls’ winner: Sophia Sgroi, Newton Country Day

    2013-14

    Boys’ winner: Charlie Mitchell, Waring

    Girls’ winner: Lauren Dillon, Nobles

    2012-13

    Boys’ winner: Brian O’Malley, St. Sebastian’s

    Girls’ Winner: Maeve McMahon, Groton School

    2011-12

    Boys’ winner: Brian Hart, Phillips Exeter

    Girls’ winner: Bryanna Bourbeau, Tilton

    2010-11

    Boys’ winner: Brendan Oliver, Pingree

    Girls’ winner: Alex Carpenter, Governor’s Academy

    2009-10

    Boys’ winner: Derek Papagianopoulos, BB&N

    Girls’ winner: Beverly Leon, Milton Academy

    2008-09

    Boys’ winner: David Lawson, Middlesex

    Girls winner: Casey Griffin, Nobles

    2007-08

    Boys’ winner: Chris Dwyer, Salisbury School

    Girls’ winner: Sarah Plumb, Nobles

    2006-07

    Boys’ winner: Corey Gatewood, Belmont Hill

    Girls’ winner: Bray Ketchum, Greenwich Academy

    2005-06

    Boys’ winner: James Williams, Roxbury Latin

    Girls’ winner: Micaela Long, Pomfret

    2004-05

    Boys’ winner: Brian Morrissey, Governor Dummer

    Girls’ winner: Sarah Parsons, Nobles

    2003-04

    Boys’ winner: Charlie Davies, Brooks School

    Girls’ winner: Devon Shapiro, Middlesex School

    2002-03

    Boys’ winner: Dan Shribman, Deerfield Academy

    Girls’ winner: Kaylan Tildsley, Brooks School

    2001-02

    Boys’ winner: Jason Haley, Landmark

    Girls’ winner: Louisa Butler, Phillips Andover

    2000-01

    Boys’ winner: Andrew Cleary, Belmont Hill

    Girls’ winner: Meredith Hudson, Phillips Andover

    Matt Doherty can be reached at matthew.doherty@globe.com.