Saluting the overachievers, the quiet leaders and the often overlooked athletes in local high school sports.
Coaches or ADs should send nominations to Unsung Heroes writer Michael Muldoon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The senior reserve was at the end of the bench but Andover was shorthanded and struggling. With Andover trailing Lowell 2-0, Stein finally got the call and delivered like a champ. He had nine blocks in the final three games of the comeback 3-2 win.
“The greatest thing was in the locker room when David walked in and the entire team broke out in the Larry Bird, ‘MVP! MVP!’ chant,” said coach E.J. Perry.
“It was really a terrific feeling,” said the 6-3 middle hitter.
Stein, who has won awards for excellence in German and chemistry, will study engineering at Stevens College.
He’s also an Eagle Scout and a drummer in the school’s jazz band. His sister, Denise, plays volleyball for the Golden Warriors.
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Some people don’t even recognize Inangelo, who weighs 235 lbs,, down from a high of 330 last year.
“It was from wrestling, going to the gym and just eating healthy,” he said.
Knights baseball coach Todd Dulin said, “He is a kind-hearted kid that gives of himself every day.”
The senior pitcher helps run baseball clinics in town and plays for his father, John Inangelo’s, Intown League team.
The senior pitcher hopes to intern with the Lowell Spinners. He’s headed to Bowling Green in Ohio to study sports management.
He says he’s met hundreds of top athletes over the years through his involvement with sports memorabilia.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because her great uncle was the legendary Harry Agganis, the “Golden Greek” of Red Sox and BU football fame. She wears his No. 33.