Athletes of the Year
Division 1: Andover, Senior, 100 Freestyle
The Brown University-bound swimmer placed first in both the 100 free and 200 free at the North sectionals and at the Division 1 state championships. Hunter, a repeat All-Scholastic selection, is a high honors student. Led by Hunter, Andover finished fifth at the Division 1 state meet.
Division 2: King Philip, Junior, 100 Butterfly
Myers won both the MIAA Division 2 state championship and South sectional championship in both the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly — a feat he accomplished last year as well. A Hockomock League All-Star, he won the 50 free and 200 IM at the league meet. He's an honor roll student as well.
Andover, Sophomore, 50 Freestyle
Belanger won the 50 free title at the Division 1 state championships 22.17) and was fourth in the 100 backstroke (54.30). He was also a member of last year's All-Scholastic 200 medley and 400 freestyle relay teams. Belanger, along with Paul Hunter, propelled Andover to fifth place at the state meet.
Wayland, Senior, 100 Freestyle
Downs will leave Wayland with his name filling the record books. He holds the school record in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, and is a part of the 200 medley relay. He won the Division 2 state championships in the 100 freestyle and was part of the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
St. John's Prep, Sophomore, 200 IM
Fortin seems to do it all for state champion St. John's Prep. Not only is he a member of the All-Scholastic 200 freestyle and 200 medley relays, he is also the Division 1 state Champion in the 200 IM. He won the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke at the North sectional.
Brookline, Junior, 100 Breaststroke
After coming in second at states in the 100 breaststroke last year, this year Gladyshev won the event with a time of 58.94. He also won the 100 breaststroke at South sectionals with a time of 1:00.61. His time of 58.91 in the 100 breaststroke is a school record.
Lexington, Senior, 100 Backstroke
Lin has made quite a name for himself in Lexington — he holds the school records in both the 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay. He won the Division 1 state championship in the 100 backstroke (52.61) after winning the North title in 52.41. Lin led Lexington to a fourth-place finish at the state meet.
Concord-Carlisle, Sophomore, Diving
In only his sophomore year, O'Brien has broken all of Concord-Carlisle's diving records and remains undefeated. His score of 622 at the North sectionals was not only a meet record, but the highest score in MIAA history. He was also the Division 2 state diving champion.
BC High, Senior, 100 Butterfly
A four-time scholar-athlete at BC High, O'Neal won the 100 fly at the Division 1 state championships with a time of 53.21. He was named the Catholic Conference Meet MVP and was Catholic Conference champion in the 100 fly. He will attend Boston University in the fall.
Hotchkiss, 100 Backstroke
Pretto was the 100 backstroke champion at the New England Prep School Swim championships, finishing in 49.82, and earned MVP honors. He was also part of the school's fourth-place finishes in both the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay. Led by Pretto, Hotchkiss took sixth place.
Wayland, Junior, 100 Breaststroke
Ren's time of 59.45 in the 100 breaststroke at the Division 2 state championships not only won him the event, but also broke his own school record. He won the championship for the second straight year. He has been named to the DCL All-Star team every year.
Lincoln-Sudbury, Junior, Diving
Shelley is a diving extraordinaire — he is a two-time Division 1 state champion and two-time DCL champion. This year, his 505 points at states far outpaced the runner-up who had 373 points. He has set school six and 11-dive records. He is an AUU All-American.
Andrew St. Pierre
Bishop Stang, Senior, 200 IM
St. Pierre broke six school records (100 free, 200 free, 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, 200 medley relay, and 400 freestyle relay). He was the Division 2 state champion in the 200 IM (1:57.44). In his career, he is a three-time Sectionals champion (twice in the 100 breaststroke, once in the 200 IM).
Bishop Feehan, Senior, 200 Freestyle
Thomas is the Division 2 state champion in both the 200 free and 400 free relay. At the South Sectionals, he placed first in both the 100 free and 200 free. He holds a slew of school records including the 50, 100, 200, and 500 freestyles. He will attend Boston University in the fall.
Westford, Junior, 500 Freestyle
Tynan, the Dual County League Champion in the 500 freestyle, took it to another level at the MIAA Division 1 state championships and won the grueling event with a time of 4:40.95. He also came in third in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:45.91.
St. John's Prep
This relay juggernaut is anchored by senior Brian Brennan and junior Robert Breen. Along with Ryan Fortin and John Bateman, the squad won the North sectionals (1:29.22) and Division 1 states (1:29.36). The win contributed to the Prep's sixth straight MIAA Division 1 state title.
St. John's Prep
The scariest thing about this relay team is that they will only graduate one senior — Ethan Brosnan, who will attend Providence College in the fall. The rest of the team is comprised of sophomores Aaron Athanas, Ryan Fortin, and John Bateman. Together, they dominated the pool, winning the MIAA North (1:38.75) and Division 1 state championships (1:37.90) as St. John's Prep won its sixth straight state title.
St. John's Prep
This is a veteran group led by seniors Brian Brennan and Brendan Moran. They were joined by junior Robert Breen and sophomore Aaron Athanas. Together, they defeated Lincoln-Sudbury to win the North sectional and Minnechaug to take the Division 1 state championship.
coach of the year
Battistini was first named Coach of the Year in 1982 for his work with the Haverhill girls swim team. This year, he led Lowell, which broke seven varsity records, to a 10-1 record as well as a seventh-place finish at the state meet. He has been a swim coach for 40 years.
Foley led both the Wayland boys and girls to the Division 2 state title and has a 239-51 record in his career. Although this is his second time being named a Globe Coach of the Year, he has been named the EMISCA Coach of the Year four times (2003, '06, 08, and '09).
Barnstable: Jake Angelo. Bridgewater-Raynham: Kyle Couture, Sean O'Donnell, Tyler Oslund, John Shea. Coyle & Cassidy: Matt Houghton, Nick Houghton, Robert Owen. Nantucket: Lorne Patterson, Henry Toole. Nauset: Chase Kovac, Daniel MacVeigh-Fierro, Jake Miller, Evan Ridley. Sacred Heart: Sean O'Donnell. Sandwich: Grady Bergin, Nick Crossman, Tom Cundiff, Alex Dropo, Sam Scott, Alex Simpson, Jack Stanton. Taunton: Chris Baptiste.
Bay State Conference
Brookline: Zach Albert, Tim Gladyshev, Thompson Zhang. Framingham: Nate Courville, Aaron Damesek, Giles Holbrow, David Lehnert, Steven Lessard, Connor Levenson, Tim Long, Keith Savran, Ryan Weeks. Natick: Billy Thalheimer, Jeff Thibault. Needham: Brian Keeler, Stan Normile, Mike Ricci, Jason Shiuan, Alex Treil, James Yi. Newton North: Nick Blenis, Aiden Breen, Sam Rolfe. Wellesley: Brien Bates, Rohan Bhatt.
Brockton: Ray Boucher, Carlos Carmona, Roberto Espana, Eddie Hauswirth, James McAvoy, Steve Wyman. Durfee: Nolan Burns, Aaron Dorn, Nikko Harris, Andrew Nadau, Brandon Pankowski, Ethan Rancour, Luke Rock. New Bedford: Bobbi Aspirino, Erickson DePina, Brian Doyon, Timothy Gregoire, Michael Gryss, Roger Hart, Charles London, Cameron Ramos.
BC High: Robert Campbell, Chris Casey, Tom Corliss, Joseph Dowling, Ryan Fahey, Tyler Lueck, Jameson McShea, Patrick O'Neal, J.R Pellant, Nathanial Ramsay, Keon Songu-Samuel, Brendan Walsh. Catholic Memorial: Ryan Clifford, Matt Farrell, Dominic Montalbano. St. John's (Shrewsbury): Max Arnold, Frank Capria, John Iuso, Dylan Rogers, Richard Smith. St. John's Prep: Aaron Athanas, John Bateman, Andrew Belli, Caleb Bower, Robert Breen, Brian Brennan, Ethan Brosnan, Philip Dytko, Ryan Fortin, Ryan McCarthy, Shaun McNiff, Brendan Moran, Jenning Soccorso-McCoy, Ethan Sullivan, Brendan Sweeney. Xaverian: Matt Depalo, John Holmes, Harrison Pidgeon.
Acton-Boxborough: Jacob Laufer, Cam Robertson. Arlington: Ryan Packard. Bedford: Dennis Warner. Concord-Carlisle: Andrew Andre, Trevor Castrichini, Sean O'Brien. Lincoln-Sudbury: Graham Boyd, Ryan Fleming, Sam Mackie, Charlie Maier, Luke Schultz, Ryan Shelley, Tim Storer, Justin Tse. Newton South: Robert Pears. Tyngsborough: Alex Napier. Wayland: Charlie D'Orlando, Travis Downs, Bobby Dresser, Andrew Gusev, Michael Ren, Ian Stack. Westford: Cam Johnson, Matt Tynan. Weston: Jack Blyzinskyj, Ryan Burrow, Tyler Lewtan, Tommy Peacher.
Bishop Feehan: Jeff Thomas. Bishop Stang: Andrew St. Pierre.
Canton: Chris LeDonne. Foxborough: Robert Stringfellow. King Philip: Aaron Gustafson, Pat Myers, Ryan Palmer, Kyle Vieira, Cullen Yardworth. Mansfield: Dave Brown, Chris Frederickson, Matt Souza. North Attleborough: Connor Devers, Ben Hargrave, Steve Hausmann. Oliver Ames: Chris Kuntz, Andrew MacClaine, Connor Tarpey. Sharon: Michael Broder, Kevin McManus, Ben Pederson, Ben Solomon, Will Sweet.
Andover: John Belanger, Peter Belanger, Paul Hunter. Chelmsford: David DeNovellis, Matt Lee, Dan Pires, Mark Tracy. Lowell: Kirk Czelewicz, Max Meehan, Chris Polsi, Juan Rojo.
Belmont: Josh Brostoff, Colin Hunsberger, Ben Kennedy. Lexington: Brian Jin, Kevin Lai, Mike Lin, Michael McCartin, Tyler Patch, Mike Woodbury. Melrose: Zack Brown, Pat Caarroll, Mark Nuytkins. Reading: Connor Daley, Nick Fredette, Jack Nally, Chet Stevens, Gib Stevens. Winchester: Andrew Hintlian, Brian Reid.
Deerfield: Taylor Clough, Lee Oliver. Hotchkiss: Jack Pretto. Kent: Jason Adams, Benton Bair, Michael Lindburg, Blair Steele. Phillips Andover: Nick Camarda, Curtis Hon, Jon Leung, Conor McAuliffe, Alex Nanda, Jun Oh, Andrew Wilson, Andrew Xuan. Phillips Exeter: Adam Lebovitz. Suffield: Connor Beaulieu, Evan Ciecimirski, Lester Taylor, Fred Tritschler.
Duxbury: Mike Connolly, Cam Crowell, Drew Husted, Arthur Su, Barry Su. Hanover: Sam Juliano, Connor Reid. Hingham: Mike Happ, Andrew Ide, William Munroe, Sam Spall. Middleborough: Richard Finch, Justin Floeck, Matthew Rousseau, Cameron Schofield. Randolph: Donald Do. Scituate: Ryan McCarthy, John McGuinness.