I thought that with school out for the summer, I’d be done covering high school sports. It turns out that Algonquin athletes are still racking up honors and getting coverage for their accomplishments earlier this year.
Two local papers hosted banquets for area high school athlete All Stars for 2018-19.
The Metrowest Daily News hosted more than 400 students. 31 of them from 16 schools were honored as “Player of the Year” for their sports. Algonquin had the largest contingent, with five players named. (The next closest was Hopkinton with three.)
- Alex Karaban for Basketball
- Jack Tobin for Golf
- Lizzy Debroczy for Gymnastics
- Jordan Manousos for Rugby
- Olivia Almy for Tennis
T-Hawks Lacrosse players didn’t make the Daily News’ shortlist. That’s OK, two of them earned a national honor.
Both Henry Alford and Sophie Scearbo both made All American. Plus Alford was Mid Wach coaches’ Player of the Year. Daily News/Wicked Local interviewed Alford about his reaction to being named All American:
“I read the text over a few times. It took a little bit to sink in. I think I started pacing too. I usually do that.”
— Daily News Sports (@MetroWestSports) July 16, 2019
The Telegram posted Mid Wach region Spring All-Stars based on votes by team coaches.
The Worcester paper’s banquet hosted more than 1,000 athletes. (Unfortunately, their coverage didn’t note specific athletes honored. Their photo gallery from the event only included ARHS Winter All Stars that I already shared. The paper hasn’t posted online their hometeam All Stars for spring sports and I was unable to snag a printed copy. So, I can’t tell you if they granted any additional honors to Algonquin’s spring athletes.).*
Below are all of the spring season athletes named as All-Stars by Mid Wach coaches (MW) and/or the Daily News (DN):
- Baseball – Owen Coderre (MW) and John Fontecchio (MW)
- Softball – Mia McAuliffe (DN and MW) and Naraylee Baez (MW)
- Girls Golf (Westboro/Algonquin) – Elise Arvanigian (DN and MW), Haley Lee-Burke (DN and MW), and Chay Moloney (DN and MW)
- Boys Lacrosse – Henry Alford (MW Player of the Year and DN), Ric Carreras (MW), Nick Larsen (MW), Noah Larsen (MW), Dom Russo (MW), and Cal Willwerth (MW)
- Girls Lacrosse – Erin Blake (MW), Chloe Chiota (MW), Sophie Scearbo (DN and MW), and Kate Sullivan (MW)
- Boys Outdoor Track – John Bai (MW and DN), Alex Lemieux (MW), Brett Kush (MW), Matthew Madamba (MW), and Alexander Rybarcyk (MW)
- Girls Outdoor Track – Tess Reyes (DN and MW), Rai Ann Bu (MW), Christina Defeudis (MW), and and Kate McNeil (MW)
- Rugby – Jordan Manousos (DN Player of the Year), Lydia Grist-Manrique (DN), Andre Hird (DN) and Jeff Valentine (DN)
- Boys Tennis – Riyan Farhat (DN and MW), Christian Jorgensen (DN and MW), Bharathan Sundar (DN and MW), Andy Zhao (MW), and Ethan Zhang (MW)
- Girls Tennis – Olivia Almy (DN Player of the Year and MW MVP), Elaine Cho (DN and MW), Darby Kim (DN and MW), and Yasmin Lee (DN and MW)
- Boys Volleyball – David Keefe (MW), Matthew Keller (DN and MW), and Sean Murphy (MW)