Chris Bardwell’s transition from Central Catholic reserve to impact starter at North Andover was completed this past week when the Knights’ power forward was named Merrimack Valley Conference Division 1 Most Valuable Player by the league coaches.
Bardwell averaged over 21 points a game to lead the Division 1 co-champion Knights.
Junior guard Anthony Dionne, who averages 12.6 points a game for Haverhill, was named the MVC Division 2 Most Valuable Player.
The area duo was joined by 10 others on the All-Conference team, including all five starters from Central Catholic.
Here is the list of all honorees:
MVC All-Conference Team
North Andover: Isaiah Nelsen, Sr., forward, Derek Collins, Sr., guard, Chris Bardell, Sr., forward; Lowell: Jonathan Perez, Sr., guard; Jonathan Perez, Sr., guard; Andover: Sam Dowden, Sr., forward; Central Catholic: Joel Berroa, Sr., forward, Tyler Nelson, Jr., guard, Lucas Hammel, Sr., guard, Doug Gemmell, Sr., forward, Nick Cambio, Jr., forward; Haverhill: Anthony Dionne, Jr., guard
Locals on MVC All-Star teams
Andover — Chris Dunn, Sr.; Tyler Verrette, Sr.; Max Silveira, Sr.
Central — Jamahl Lopez, Sr.
Lawrence — Tre’von Farley, Sr.; Johnathan Paulino, Jr.; Kevin Fabian, Jr.
Coach of the Year: Rick Nault, Central
Haverhill — Matt Jameson, Jr.; Saul Phiri, Frosh.
Methuen — Tim Galloway-Burke, Soph.; Nathan Bueno, Sr.; Cooper Hammel, Soph.
Coach of the Year: Mike Trovato, Haverhill