Athletes of the Year
Division 1: Marblehead, Junior
Braun finished fourth in the slalom and 13th in the giant slalom to help Marblehead win its second consecutive state championship. The honors student also competed for Team Massachusetts at the Eastern High School championships for the second consecutive year.
Division 1: Lincoln-Sudbury, Nordic
A repeat All-Scholastic selection, Hoenig was the state nordic champion, completing the course in 22:38. He was second overall at the Eastern High School championships and first in the EHS Mass Start Classic race. The senior will be attending Williams College.
Division 1: Wellesley, Senior, Alpine
The four-time honor roll student and National Honor Society member placed sixth at States in the giant slalom and was a key contributor to Wellesley's second straight state championship. In Mass Bay Ski League competition, McKenna was third overall in alpine and seventh in nordic.
Division 1: Lincoln-Sudbury, Sophomore
Stock followed up her first-place state championship run with wins in all four races at Junior Nationals. The sophomore, a 0repeat all-scholastic, also placed first at Junior Nationals as a freshman. She also is a two-time cross-country all-scholastic.
Belding was the top slalom/giant slalom combined skier at the Interscholastic race, winning in 53.60. She was third in the North Shore Ski League and placed 12th in slalom at states. The senior is deciding between New Hampshire and Stonehill.
Notre Dame (Hingham), Freshman
Brown placed seventh in the slalom at states, finishing in 50.13. The honor roll student also qualified for the Junior Olympics and was the Ski East Girls individual champion. She is a varsity athlete in lacrosse and soccer as well.
Despite being a cross-country captain, surfer, and crew member, Brown still found the time to win the ISL's MVP on the slopes. The honor student finished third in the NEPSAC giant slalom, a career best after finishing fifth in the 2009 event.
It didn't take long for Chappel to climb to the top of the ISl. After finishing ninth in her freshman year she took the top spot this winter. She also competes for the MWV Ski team and plays field hockey, softball and tennis.
Andover, Sophomore, Alpine
Cummings won the interscholastic race and took second at the North Shore Ski League championship. He finished fifth at the state championship in the slalom. The honor roll student is planning to train in Saas-Fee, Switzerland, over the summer.
Wellesley, Junior, Alpine
Engen finished first in the Mass Bay Ski League East and second in the slalom at the state championships at Wachusett. He was named the MVP of the state champion Raiders. When he isn't skiing, the honor roll student plays soccer and enjoys fishing.
Lincoln-Sudbury, Freshman, Nordic
Hoenig finished second in the sprint and fourth in the 5k classic at Junior Nationals and was a member of the winning relay team. He was third in nordic at states. He runs cross-country in the fall and is a Dual County League all-star.
Hingham, Sophomore, Alpine
The Ski East regular-season individual champion, Merryweather placed ninth in the giant slalom at states and 11th in the slalom. The high honor roll student qualified for the Eastern High School championships and the J2 Eastern championships.
Meyerson finished the course in 26 minutes flat at the state championship to place fourth. She was second in the Mass Bay West League and eighth overall at J2 New Englands. She runs cross-country and outdoor track in addition to skiing.
Dover-Sherborn, Junior, Nordic
Rummel was the state nordic runner-up with a time of 23:17. He was the top skier in the Mass Bay East Ski League and is a two-time Dover-Sherborn MVP. A prolific athlete, Rummel boxes, runs track, and plays lacrosse, golf, and tennis.
The back-to-back state giant slalom champion also finished second in the Mass Bay Ski League East and qualified for team Massachusetts at the Eastern High School championship for the fourth consecutive year. Scanlon will ski at the University of Michigan.
Andover, Junior, Alpine
Sherman won the North Shore Ski League alpine championship and placed second at the All-Scholastic and States. He was selected to race in the Eastern High School championship. The junior is also an avid lacrosse player.
Smith finished second at the state championships winning the Mass Ski League East regular-season crown. The high honors student is Junior Olympic competitor for Team New England and a member of the Cambridge Sports Union Junior Nordic Division.
The junior finished fourth in the giant slalom and fifth in the slalom at states. The high honors student won the Mass Bay West Omega for the third consecutive year, and was first in the conference all-star race. She also plays soccer and runs track.
Stock was undefeated in Mass Bay West competition this season. The two-time Eastern High School overall boys' champion qualified for his third New England Junior Olympic team spot this year. He is a national merit finalist and will ski cross-country for Harvard next year.
Strogoff placed sixth in the slalom at the state championships after finishing second for the Headers and fifth overall in the Mass Bay Ski League East. When she's not on the slopes, the honor roll student plays varsity lacrosse and field hockey.
Villari was third in Mass Bay West and was named Skimiester for highest combined nordic and alpine scores. He finished seventh in the slalom and 11th in the giant slalom at states. The honors student plays soccer in the fall and runs track in the spring.
coach of the year
Under Busta's tutelage this year's pack of Golden Warriors compiled an 8-2 record in the North Shore Ski League, won the Interscholastic race and were State finalists. The 25-year coaching veteran has been at Andover for 11 years.
In his first year, Dawson led the Headers to a 10-0 record in Mass Bay East competition in the regular season before repeating as state champion. The St. Lawrence University graduate enjoys running, skiing, and playing ultimate Frisbee.
Garrison and the Colonial girls took home second place in Mass Bay West and fourth at the state meet. Also coach of the boys' team, Garrison just completed her 12th season at the helm. She credited the team's camaraderie for its success.
Taylor's state cross-country champions placed three skiers in the top five in the championships. Taylor began his coaching career more than 50 years ago at Harvard, which he also attended. Outside of coaching, he enjoys singing with the Concord chorus.
Mass. Bay West
Acton-Boxborough: Catherine Benson, Mark Bentley, Maeve Carroll, Meryl Cherner, Michael Chiauzzi, Kevin Clancy, Neil Garrison, Grant Meglis, Abby Pfister, Kirsten Pfister. Concord-Carlisle: Kenderrick Amodei, Chris Burham, Brendan Canavan, Hillary Cook, Alex Daniels, Heather Fischer, Kelly Gross, Caitlin Guiney, Kaytie Innamorati, Tim Lamere, Olivia Meyerson, Michelle Solomon, Calvin Wight. Lincoln-Sudbury: Kelsey Colpitts, Emma Costello, Colin Finnegan, Dan Green, Eli Hoenig, Isaac Hoenig, Nicole Horth, Geoff Long, Blake McCartney, Nicolaus Serbedzija, Berkley Singer, Alicia Smith, Reed Spencer, Christopher Stock, Corey Stock, Nevin Zais. Lunenburg: James Gray. Nashoba: Abigail Hurd, Rachel Peabody. Wayland: Taylor Bridgman, Hannah Brigham, Kelsey Jurist, Mike Miles, Christa Villari, David Villari.
Bromfield: Tori Budd, Tucker Edwards, Sam Elkind, Erik Johnson, Sarah Rowse, Jackie Sampson, Tory Sowizral, Tyler Von Loesecke. Chelmsford: Stephen McLeod, Rebecca Wong. Dover-Sherborn: Tom Rummel. Marblehead: Hayley Braun, Maika Strogoff. Middlesex: Maxwell Brown. Milton Academy: Amy Chappel. Waltham: Danielle Scanlon. Wellesley: Kris Engen, Mark McKenna, Hannah Smith. Westford: Jessica Bishop, Tom Fahey, Findley Payne, Jessica Webb, Thomas York. Winchester: Ed Batten, Molly Olmstead, Jessica Rice.
Andover: Matt Cummings, Nick Sherman. Masconomet: Devon Belding.
Belmont: Christopher Cox, Sarah Rappaport. BC High: Brendan Gallery, Conor O'Meara, Teddy Pastos, Christian Petro, Nick Roth. Hingham: Melissa Anderson, Haley Atkinson, Caitlin Durand, Grace Glennon, William Glennon, Simon Merryweather, Brian Roche, Thomas Vangel, Emily von Loescke. Natick: Jessie Brakey, Jon Hayes, Caroline O'Connor. Needham: Ali Anastas, Jessica Fletcher. Norwell: Nick Caira, Heley DeMarco, Chris McGrath, Curtis Webb. Notre Dame (Hingham): Dylanne Axelson, Amelia Brown, Heather Flaherty, Marie Gilman, Katie McNamara, Jordan McSherry, Stephanie McSherry, Jessica Peterson, Grace Petro.