---- — Cornell senior Lindsey Patterson of Atkinson tied for seventh at the Heptagonal Championship by pole vaulting 11-6.5. The week before she placed second at the Big Red Invitational with a 12-2.5, good for fourth all-time at the school.
This winter she vaulted 12-5.5, which is also fourth on the school’s indoor list. That also broke her previous career best, the area record 12-5 she vaulted in 2009 at Timberlane.
Seniors Jonathan Hartman of Derry (athletic training) and Mike Miller of North Andover (football) were among the Plymouth State Panther award winners for those who best represent the school on the field, in the classroom and in the community.
Basketball star Nicole Boudreau of Andover was named BC’s Female Freshman Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Women’s hockey All-American sophomore Alex Carpenter of North Reading won the Athletic Achievement Award.
Junior Andrew Lebowitz of Andover was named St. Anselm’s Defensive Lineman of the Year. He notched 48 tackles including six for a loss.
Area freshmen Casey Anderson of Derry, Jill Bolduc of Methuen and Central Catholic and Christina Fang of Andover are rowing for Simmons. Bolduc was on the first boat which won the Clark Invitational.
Another local trio is starring for the Sharks’ tennis team, which qualified for the NCAA Tourney. Meghan Cokely of Haverhill went 14-5 in singles, mostly at third singles, and 11-7 in first doubles. Rachael Downey of Groveland went 7-7 at fourth singles and a sizzling 13-2 in second doubles. Casey Gilman of Hampstead was 5-1 playing fourth to sixth singles.
Rivier junior middle hitter Terence Matatall of Danville (first team) and Lasell senior outside hitter Alex Mill also of Danville (third team) earned All-GNAC honors in volleyball. They were teammates at Timberlane.
Zach Mathieu of Derry leads 33-17 Franklin Pierce with a .345 batting average, .557 slugging average, .450 on-base percentage, 47 runs and six homers.
As if that’s not enough, the junior first baseman, who was a second-team All-American last spring, has 18 steals in 22 tries. He was named second-team East Region after winning Regional MVP honors last spring.
The jumbo 6-7, 265-pounder is a former Eagle-Tribune Super Team basketball player.
Mike Chambers of Londonderry is a third-year assistant coach for the Ravens.
Freshman Jack Manning was a member of the golf team.
Junior midfielder Alex Connolly of West Newbury (4 goals, 3 assists, 12 ground balls), freshman starting attack Casey Burnett of Windham and Bishop Guertin (16 goals, team-high 16 assists, 39 ground balls) and freshman attack Nick Morin of Pelham (1 game, 1 assist) played for the 5-8 lacrosse team.
Sophomore Jenna Chiavelli of Methuen and freshman Megan DeFelice were members of the Franklin Pierce crew team.
Freshman Jared Taylor of Pelham has played first singles and second doubles for the tennis team.
Freshmen Isaac Fithian of Kingston and Axel Lougbo of North Andover and sophomore J.T. Trujillo of Derry are Franklin Pierce track athletes. Fithian placed 20th in the 800 at the NE-10 Championships in 1:57.88 while Trujillo placed fifth in the 10K at the Fitchburg State Invitational in 33:50.37.
The Franklin Pierce women’s team includes junior Kristyn Bliss of Derry and freshmen Shannon Lozier from Merrimac and Alyssa Lambert of Salem. Lambert ran a season best 4;51.13 1,500 to place 13th at the NE-10 meet.
In softball, sophomore Karissa Forzese of Methuen and Central Catholic played in 32 games with four RBIs and a team-high three assists from the outfield.
Bates junior outfielder Kevin Davis of North Andover made second-team All-NESCAC. He batted .354 with a team-high 32 RBIs and a team-high .513 slugging percentage for the 19-17 Bobcats. The football wide receiver showed his speed in legging out a school record 18 doubles.
Williams senior Darren Hartwell of North Reading (.385, 37 runs, 19 steals), another football/baseball standout, also made the second team.
Top of the class
Senior field hockey co-captain Courtney Lynch of North Andover won the John D. Galaris Scholar-Athlete Award for the top female scholar-athlete at Salem State. Lynch, a four-year starter majoring in education, graduated with a 3.76 grade point average.
Victoria Castiglione, a sophomore literature major at Bard College, repeated on the Liberty League Track All-Academic team and set records in three events for the program, which is now in its fourth year.
UNH senior Chris Dupuis from Plaistow won the hammer throw (172-2) and placed fourth in the shot put (48-11.5) at the Wolfie Invitational.
George Washington freshman Olivia Boudreau of North Andover was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team. She appeared in all but one contest for the 9-8 Colonials and made eight starts. She tallied 15 goals, 7 assists. 17 ground balls and 5 draw controls. Her goal with 1:52 remaining beat Richmond 11-10.
Wizard of Wheelock
Wheelock freshman midfielder Kaitlyn Donnelly of Atkinson was named first-team All-New England Collegiate Conference. In 14 games, she scooped up a school-record 57 ground balls, and tied a school record with 30 caused turnovers. Donnelly, who also plays soccer for the Wildcats, had five goals and five assists this spring.
Sophomore Melissa Higgins of Windham was on the Fordham 4x800 team which won the IC4A title in an impressive 8:46.25, slicing 1.81 seconds off their own school mark.
Always in control
Freshman midfielder Caitlyn Whearty of Hampstead led Colby-Sawyer in draw controls (48 in 16 games) while also adding 20 goals, 5 assists and 18 caused turnovers. The Dean’s List student was conference rookie of the week the week of April 10.
Senior Elizabeth Habib of Methuen and Central Catholic went 9-9 this spring while the rest of the AIC pitchers were a combined 5-18. She went 4-0 in her last week to earn AIC Athlete of the Week honors.
Her 343 strikeouts in 375 innings rank her No. 5 in the program’s 45-year history. An education major with a 3.7 GPA, Habib is just as accomplished in the classroom.
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