Girls' gymnastics

Athletes of the Year

Erin Machado

Division 1: Case, Senior
The Massachusetts Senior Gymnast of the Year broke the school record on the balance beam (9.75), floor (9.85), and all-around (38.4). She won the all-around at the Cranberry Conference meet and at state individuals and team sectionals. She was Case's MVP all four years and will attend New Hampshire.


Amanda Carney

Walpole, Junior
A three-time Bay State All-Star, Carney, who finished fifth in the all-around at states, dominated her conference peers by finishing first in the Bay State all-around and vault. She has qualified for the upcoming New England individual competition and plans on competing at the collegiate level.

Shilanna Gallo

Central Catholic, Senior
She finished fourth in the all-around at states and was named the Senior of the Year in the Merrimack Valley Conference and team MVP. She is the school record-holder in every event. She will attend Ithaca College.

Michelle Hall

North Andover, Senior
Hall led the Knights to their second straight Cape Ann League championship and earned CAL All-Star honors. This year she was named to the Massachusetts National Team. She is in the top 4 percent of her class and plans on majoring in chemistry in college.

Chelsey Harper

Barnstable, Senior
A four-time Cranberry Conference all-star, Harper went undefeated throughout her career and won the MIAA team championship four times. The co-captain finished fourth in the all-around at state and has been a gymnast since she was 2 years old. She will continue her career at Springfield College.

Michelle Ivanoski

Mansfield, Sophomore
The reigning Hockomock League MVP and two-time league all-star, Ivanoski holds four of the five school gymnastics records. She placed second in states with a 37.075 and led her team to a second-place finish. At states, she placed second in the uneven bars and third on the beam.

Liana Jaeger

Gloucester, Senior
Competing on Gloucester's cooperative team, Jaeger had an impressive winter, winning the all-around at the North sectional meet with a score of 37.225 and finishing sixth in the all-around at states. She's president of the National Honor Society.

Samantha Kaplan

Sharon, Freshman
Already an accomplished track and field athlete, Kaplan showcased her gymnastic skills at the state individual meet when she placed third all-around. The honor student finished second all-around at the Hockomock championships and earned all-star honors.

Shannon Kidger

Danvers, Senior
Kidger's well-rounded skill set has earned her back-to-back CAL/NEC league MVP awards and three-time All-Scholastic. This season she averaged 37.3625 points in the all-around, and 9.6s on floor exercise and balance beam.

Ally Neenan

Mansfield, Sophomore
Neenan has been named a Hockomock Leaue all-star twice. This year she set Mansfield's bars record when she won the event at the state finals with a score of 9.6. She is part of USA Gymnastics and boasts a 4.12 GPA.

Leah Pacheco

The senior capped off a remarkable high school career with her fourth state title and fourth All-Scholastic award. She cocaptained the team that went undefeated for the fourth straight year and hopes to continue her success at Southern Connecticut.

Christa Perry

Wellesley, Freshman
Just a freshman, Perry had the highest all-around score at states to lead her team to a third-place finish. The honors student is a Bay State Conference all-star on the uneven bars and a Level 9 gymnast at Exxcel Gymnastics and Climbing.

Kim Stewart

Nauset, Freshman
The freshman is already one of the top gymmnasts in the state. At the Coaches Invitational, she finished second in the all-around. Stewart was fourth at the South sectional. She's a Cranberry League all-star and competes as a Level 9 gymnast.

coach of the year

Nicole Longo

In two years coaching the Hockomock League champion Hornets, Longo has amassed a 22-1 record, including an 11-0 mark this year. She has spent a decade coaching USA Gymnastics and was herself a three-time National Qualifier at Bridgewater-Raynham.


Bay State Conference
Braintree: Frances Donahue. Framingham: Cora Lincoln, Shay McKinney. Needham: MaryKate Hagarty. Newton North: Rani Jacobson, Victoria Mirrer. Walpole: Amanda Carney. Wellesley: Carly Daniel, Megan Lapp, Christa Perry.

Cape Ann/Northeastern
Danvers: Sarah Barry, Shannon Kidger, Roni Levine, Kerrin MacLeod. Gloucester: Kiley Aiello, Liana Jaeger. Hamilton-Wenham: Chandler Kennedy, Deanna Vecchiarello. Masconomet: Chelsea O'Hara. North Andover: Meghan Buttress, Kayla Cromidas, Michelle Hall, Jessica Whitehead.

Barnstable: Chelsey Harper, Brittan Morris, Leah Pacheco. Bridgewater-Raynham: Mary Korotsky, Rachael Livolsy. Brockton: Bruno Texeira. Case: Bruce Antone, Erin Machado. Cohasset: Sam Sprague, Maddie Ward. Hingham: Lindsey Constantine, Becca Saran. Marshfield: Megan Coyne. Nauset: Miranda Christen, Jill Gagnon, Cody Pedersen, Leslie Smith, Kim Stewart. Notre Dame (Hingham): Colleen Cahill, Sarah Jaklitsch, Keelin O'Connell. Plymouth South: Kelsey Price.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Cami Agle, Colleen Fowler, Michelle McGahan. Arlington: Simone Black, Claudine Cuddy, Ashley Maher, Nicole Rogers, Seneca Spargo. Newton South: Sarah Berman, Cora Visnick, Kyra Visnick. Westford: Danielle Craig, Amber Diluzio.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Sam Borrus, Hannah Firestone. Malden: Alana Casey, Anna Maguire. Medford: Stephanie Falasca, Desiree Savoia, Anna Steele. Peabody: Shelby Coulter, Jen Habeeb.

Canton: Josh Klein. Mansfield: Danielle Dousa, Michelle Ivanoski, Ally Neenan, Amy Stirling. North Attleborough: Carly Ebzery, Abby Glennon, Lauren Johnson. Oliver Ames: Valerie Cohen. Sharon: Jessica Armstrong, Samantha Kaplan, Kelsey Seto.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Stephanie Marble, Rachel Mattison. Billerica: Taylor Federchook. Central Catholic: Shilanna Gallo. Chelmsford: Jenn Bowley, Tara McMahan, Jill Powers, Nikki Santhanakrishman. Methuen: Courtney Bradley, Katie Oskar.

Burlington: Cara DiPerna, Leighann Ellis. Melrose: Emma Duff, Karen Martin, Andrea Perrotti, Morgan Phipps. Stoneham: Brandon Epstein, Giovanna Lomartire, Sarah Muolo. Woburn: Brianna McNeil.