Belmont Hill junior Greg Desrosiers of Lawrence was named MVP of the New England Prep Division 2 Meet. The Central Catholic transfer won the triple jump (school record 44-3.5), 300 hurdles (40.09) and 110 hurdles (15.29) and took fourth in the 4x100 (44.34).
Haverhill girls lacrosse (@HilliesGLax) tweeted its captains-elect for the 2020 season. They are Olivia Garrity, Molly Caron and Jessica Wardle.
NOW AT EXETER
North Andover High transfer Sean Drury, a sophomore at Phillips Exeter, placed third in the high jump (6-0) at the Division 1 New England Preps.
Franklin Pierce senior CeCe Telfer won the NCAA Division 2 women’s 400 hurdles recently in 57.53 and placed fifth in the 100 hurdles in 13.56. Telfer, a transgender athlete, competed as a man (Craig Telfer) through January 2018.
St. Joseph’s of Maine senior Joey Murphy was one of four shortstops named to the D3baseball.com All-America team. The Pinkerton grad batted .427 (70 for 164) with 24 RBIs, 37 steals and 50 runs.
So sad to hear of the recent passing of Meredith Hanson. Meri was just a quality person and had quite a career as a trailblazing athlete, coach and teacher. She was inducted into the Andover Hall of Fame in 1995 and was a 40-year teacher-coach in Lawrence including the longtime field hockey coach. There will be a memorial service in the fall.
CAKES ARE BAKING
UTL birthday wishes go out to Andover tennis/hoop coach Alan Hibino (39 today), North Andover track’s Julia Maguire (15 Tuesday), Central baseball’s Shayne Fili (18 Tuesday) and Methuen lacrosse’s Emily Donovan (17 Thursday).
Duke basketball’s incoming recruiting class includes Coach K’s grandson, Michael Savarino, a 6-foot walk-on from Durham. Mom, Debbie Krzyzewski Savarino, is a fundraiser in the athletic department.
ONE FINAL THOUGHT
If you can bring a smile to someone’s face today, just do it.