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November 23, 2012

Saluting the Unsung Heroes in local sports

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“He took the position and turned out to be a great leader,” said coach Jeff Lamy. “He’s actually been named captain for next year.”

Hardly intimidating at just 5-8, 112 pounds, Godek showed ample skills. He even posted a shutout in the big win over previously unbeaten Chelsea in the state tourney.

Everything Godek does, he excels at. That includes being ranked among the top 10 students in his class and being voted class president both years at Methuen.

An aspiring sports writer, Shane also runs indoor track and plays baseball. His older sister, Matti Godek, swims for the Rangers.

Margo Fijux

Pentucket Soccer

Smiling Sachem

Pentucket coach Meghan Goldweber said, “She never came to practice without a smile on her face. She kept everybody positive. She’s definitely an example of an unsung hero.”

Margo plays lacrosse in the spring. Her sister, eighth grader Lisi, is also a promising soccer and lacrosse player.

Fijux is ranked in the top quarter of the senior class. She’s a member of the German Club, volunteers at the MSPCA and is a youth soccer coach in her hometown of Groveland.

She’s taken German since middle school and last summer spent a month as an exchange student in Germany and Austria.

Margo, who has been a vegetarian for the last eight years, hopes to attend UMass Amherst.

Chris Lord

North Andover Cross Country

Most Improved

The former soccer player decided to give cross country a try when the family moved from Portsmouth, R.I., this summer.

Lord, a sophomore, started out as 12th runner and made huge improvements until he was in the top five for the Scarlet Knights.

Coach Steve Nugent said, “His enthusiasm for the sport, desire to excel and accept a challenge, and leadership qualities make him an invaluable asset to our team.”

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