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April 19, 2013

Central's Soucy named Eagle-Tribune hockey MVP


The Eagle-Tribune

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Hockey All-Stars

BOYS

Name School Yr. Position

Anthony Licciardello Amesbury-Whittier Sr. Forward

Colby Gilbert Andover Sr. Goalie

*Colin Soucy Central Catholic Jr. Goalie

Nick Gorski Central Catholic Sr. Defense

Lloyd Hayes Central Catholic Jr. Forward

Eric Coburn Londonderry Jr. Forward

Matt Bauchman Methuen Sr. Forward

Nick Pino North Andover Sr. Defense

Dominic Corsetto Pinkerton Sr. Forward

Jake Pappalardo Salem Soph. Forward

GIRLS

Bella Papapetros Brooks Jr. Forward

Amanda Conway Tewksbury-Methuen Soph. Forward

* — Eagle-Tribune MVP

HONORABLE MENTION

Andover — Jack Wilkie, Jr., defense; Scott Campbell, Sr., forward; Mark Campbell, Soph., forward

Brooks — Andrew Bruno, Sr., forward; Max Prawdzik, Soph., goalie

Central Catholic — Alex Lester, Jr., forward; Kevin Regan, Jr., forward; Corey Webber, Jr., forward

Haverhill — Tom Maguire, Jr., forward; Scott Farley, Sr., defense; Josh Goldstein, Soph., forward

Londonderry — John Dunn, Sr., defense; Ryan Griffin, Sr., forward; Joe McGrath, Jr., goalie

Methuen — T.J. Gannon, Sr., defense

North Andover — Dan Rivet, Sr., forward; Jake Silk, Sr., forward

North Reading — Tommy Potter, Sr., forward; Mike Moscaritolo, Sr., defense; Keith Linnane, Jr., goalie

Pentucket-Georgetown — Tom Pingree, Sr., forward; Ian Mitchell, Sr., forward; Samantha Bomba, Sr., goalie

Phillips — David Belluche, Jr., defense; Ross Bendetson, Sr., goalie

Pinkerton — Devin Moore, Soph, forward; Giovanni Corsetto, Soph., forward

Salem — Nick Phair, Sr., goalie; Cody Soucy, Soph., forward; Kyle Svenson, Soph., forward

Timberlane — Ryan McCarthy, Sr., defense; Jim Perry, Soph, forward

Windham-Pelham — Artem Aristov, Sr., defense; Porter Carelli, Jr., center; Dustin Lubinger, Jr., forward

GIRLS

Andover — Meagan Keefe, Sr., forward; MacKenzie Dutton, Sr., goalie; Caroline Hughes, Soph., forward

Brooks — Maddie Nash, Jr., forward; Alesandra Miller, Jr., defense

Tewkbury/Methuen — Brianna Fotino, Jr., forward; ; Maddie Fotino, Soph., forward

ANTHONY LICCIARDELLO, Amesbury-Whittier, Senior, Forward

Repeat All-CAL selection. Whittier senior from Haverhill. Scored 16 goals and added 11 assists before missing final three games with sprained ACL. Had three hat tricks and a four-goal game. Two-year captain. Scored 11 goals as sophomore but a separated shoulder ended his junior year after six games. Cousins are former UNH stars Paul Thompson and Mike Souza. Hit .377 with 21 RBIs in baseball last spring.

COLBY GILBERT, Andover, Senior, Goalie

Made 43 saves in late-season shutout of Super 8-bound Central Catholic after giving up eight goals to Raiders earlier in season. All-MVC/DCL Division 1. Posted a 1.80 goals-against average. Shared area lead with four shutouts. Tri-captain. Two-year starter. Had 1.84 GAA and two shutouts as a junior. “We needed Colby to be the leader of this team, and he really stepped up,” said coach Mike Ciarletta.

NICK GORSKI, Central Catholic, Senior, Defenseman

All-MVC/DCL Division 1. At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds backboned Raiders’ defense. Scored eight goals. Netted key goal in Super 8 play-in win over Hingham and go-ahead goal in tourney win over St. John’s Prep. Sandown resident. Team’s lone captain. MVC-DCL All-Star as a junior. Made huge strides from freshman year. Won league’s MIAA Sportsmanship Award. Hit .433 last year in baseball. Will prep at Phillips Academy.

LLOYD HAYES, Central Catholic, Junior, Forward

Broke out in the Super 8 tourney, scoring a goal in all three matchups with St. John’s Prep. Sparked Game 1 win with early tally, and assisted on game-winner. Totalled 13 goals and 24 points, both second best on Raiders. All-MVC/DCL Division 1. Scored tying goal in draw with Cathedral. League All-Star as a junior. Tallied 12 goals last season and five as a freshman, including winner in Super 8 play-in.

ERIC COBURN, Londonderry, Jr., forward

Scored team-high 18 goals with 21 assists. N.H. Division 1 All-Star. Scored two goals in victory over eventual Division 1 champ Memorial. Twice scored two goals in wins over Pinkerton. Led Lancers to second trip to Division 1 semifinals in three years. Scored five goals last season. Captain-elect. Rugged 6-2, 205-pounder. Three-year starting defenseman in lacrosse who has already committed to Merrimack.

MATT BAUCHMAN, Methuen, Senior, Forward

Four-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star, first hockey player to achieve that since Andover’s Chris Cullen (1993-96). Scored 20 goals, two off area-lead, and 30 points. All-MVC/DCL Division 2. Finished prolific career with 89 goals, the second most for an area player since 2000, and 129 points. Scored four times in final high school game. Looking to play prep school hockey. Had 10 RBIs for baseball team last spring.

NICK PINO, North Andover, Senior, Defense

Huge hitter at 6-feet and 200 pounds. CAL All-Star. Scored two goals in win over Haverhill. “He is a big, very physical player,” said North Andover coach Peter Marfione. “He may have the best shot in the state.” Best friends with St. John’s All-Scholastic Brian Pinho. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in lacrosse (65 goals), which he plans to play in college. Sister is 2009 Eagle-Tribune Athlete of the Year Jenn Pino.

DOMINIC CORSETTO, Pinkerton, Sr., Forward

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. All-N.H. Division 1. Scored 21 goals, tied for tops in area. Led area with 42 points. Tallied four goals against Nashua South and added three two-goal games. Astros’ lone captain. Scored game-winning goal in 2012 Division 1 title game. Plans to play a postgrad year. Brother and linemate Gio Corsetto scored 14 goals. NHIAA/NHADA Scholar-Athlete. Scored 33 goals in lacrosse last spring.

JAKE PAPPALARDO, Salem, Soph., Forward

All-N.H. Division 1. Finished with 15 goals and 31 points. Finished off hat trick against Londonderry with game-winner with 0:50 left in regulation. Scored overtime winner against Hanover, set up game-winner against Pinkerton and had hat trick against Nashua South. “Jake is a very dynamic player,” said coach Mark McGinn. Centered prolific all-sophomore line (45 goals, 43 assists). Scored nine goals as a freshman.

BELLA PAPAPETROS, Brooks, Junior, Forward

Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Finished with 19 goals and 27 points in 26 games. North Andover resident. First-team All-ISL. Scored hat trick in win over Holderness and had four two-goal games. Led local girls with 17 goals last season and scored eight as a freshman. Played six years of youth hockey in boys leagues. Scored six goals for soccer team in the fall and 10 goals for lacrosse team last spring.

AMANDA CONWAY, Tewksbury-Methuen, Sophomore, Forward

All-Scholastic. All MVC-DCL. Led state in scoring with 52 goals. Eagle-Tribune records go back 15 years and previous high in area (boy or girl) was 47 by Andover’s Maria Nasta in 2006. Led first-year varsity squad to Division 2 state semifinals. Scored seven goals in win over Waltham. Had two four-goal games and nine hat tricks, one in tourney upset of Canton. Brothers Dillon and Cam played hockey for Methuen.

Soucy was a rock for Raiders

Central Catholic coach Mike Jankowski was excited to learn before the season that goalie Colin Soucy was returning after playing a year of junior hockey.

But he wasn’t expecting anything like this.

“We had no idea he was going to be this good,” said Jankowski. “He was just fantastic. He stepped up and gave us a chance to win every game, and there were times he was unbelievable.”

The junior from North Andover dominated in net for the Raiders on the way to becoming just the second goalie to win Eagle-Tribune hockey MVP honors in the last 14 years (Pinkerton’s J.J. Solloway in 2009).

Soucy played every game in net for the Raiders (15-7-3), finishing with a 2.13 goals-against average and two shutouts. He was the breakout star of the Super 8 tourney, authoring a 24-save victory and a 40-save masterpiece against St. John’s Prep.

“We really didn’t know what we had,” said Jankowski. “We knew he was a great competitor and a great kid. But he has really stepped in and done such a great job for us. As a player, a student and as a person, he represents everything we want out of a Central Catholic athlete.”

agateHed:Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs

2012: Zach Sanford, Pinkerton; 2011: Tommy Evangelista, Central; 2010: Zach Fox, Timberlane; 2009: J.J. Solloway, Pinkerton; 2008: Ryan Sifferlen, North Andover; 2007: Paul Jaskot, Central; 2006: Bobby Farnham, Brooks (North Andover); 2005: Jan Vastl, Salem; 2004: Chase Feole, Salem; 2003: Bryan Belisle, Pentucket-Georgetown; 2002: Jimmy Koehler, Londonderry; 2000-01: Willie Waters, Brooks (Andover);

1999: Bill Moss, North Reading; 1998: Greg LeColst, Masconomet; 1997: Andy LeColst, Masconomet; 1996: Bobby Moss, Phillips (North Reading); 1995: Brett Cagliuso, Methuen; 1994: Shawn Pomerleau, Methuen; 1993: Ethan Philpott, Phillips (North Andover); 1992: Joe Laperriere, Methuen; 1991: Stephen Harb, North Andover; 1990: Damon Moore, Central