Athletes of the Year

Derek Golner

Division 3: Tyngsborough, 160
Golner cemented his legacy by winning his fourth Division 3 state title, a feat matched by only a handful of wrestlers in Massachusetts history. The North Carolina Greensboro-bound senior also won the New England championship and his second All-State title in 2010.

Jordan Michelson

Division 1: Needham, Senior, 140
After finishing fourth at the Division 1 state finals and All-States last year, the senior found redemption in 2010, winning titles at Division 2, the All-States, and the New England Championships at 140 pounds. An honor roll student, Michelson went 50-0 in 2010, giving him 133 career wins.

Alex Najjar

Division 1: Shawsheen, Senior, 189
Najjar won two Division 1 state titles at 189 pounds and finished his career with a 51-0 record in 2010. In addition to winning at the New England Championships this year, the honor roll student defeated Nate Collins of Springfield for the Division 1 title and the All-State crown.

Isaiah Williams

Division 1: Haverhill, Senior, 171
Williams finished 49-0 this season and defended his titles at the Division 1 States, All-State, and New England Championships at 171 pounds. Williams, a two-time Wrestler of the Year, is riding a two-year, 102-match win streak and graduates with a 144-18 career record.


Kevin Barrucci

Burlington, Senior, 145
Barrucci was an All-State finalist for the third time in 2010 and a New England Championship finalist for the second time, falling to Dan Telhada in each final. Barrucci won the Division 2 state title at 145 pounds, and closes out his career with a 191-31 record.

Nathan Calandra

Lexington Christian, Senior, 125
Calandra's 32-3 record pushed his career mark to 116-21. He has finished first in his weight class in the EIL for five years in a row and the New England Invitational twice, including this year. This season the four-time honor roll student finished fourth at New Englands.

Andrew Companeschi

Shawsheen, Senior, 215
Companeschi capped a 51-4 season with a sectional championship and an All-State title at 215 pounds. The senior also was a Lowell Holiday tournament finalist and placed fourth at the New England Championships. He also was a Commonwealth Athletic Conference All-Star in football in 2009.

Duncan Crystal

Phillips Andover, Senior, 135
Competing at 135 pounds, the Andover senior won the Class A title and was named the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler. He also won the New England title and placed seventh at the Prep Nationals to earn All-American status. He will attend Johns Hopkins.

Matt Dehney

Dracut, Senior, 152
Dehney won the Division 2 state title at 152 pounds as well as the Lowell Holiday tournament title. The senior lost in the All-State final to Tyngsboro's Matt Donohoe but got payback in New England finals. The honor roll student sports a 160-30 career record.

Matt Donohoe

Tyngsborough, Senior, 152
Donohoe won his second Division 3 state title at 152 pounds, as well as the All-State crown. The senior defeated Dracut's Matt Dehney in the state finals, before Dehney exacted his revenge in the New England finals. Donohoe shared Tynsborough MVP honors with Derek Golner.

Nick Flannery

Framingham, 130
Flannery ran the title table in 2010, winning in the Division 1 sectional, state, All-State, and New England Championships. Owner of a 45-2 record this year (153-23 career), Flannery won 14 career championships. A repeat All-Scholastic, Flannery will attend Cleveland State in the fall.

Terrance Jean-Jacques

Haverhill, Junior, 285
Jean-Jacques had an outstanding junior year, finishing 51-0 and claiming titles at the Division 1 States, All-States and New England Championships. The 285-pound champion has a career record of 105-12 and advanced to the top 12 at the Prep Nationals.

Corey Melo

New Bedford, Senior, 119
Melo won the Division 1 State title and the All-State title at 119, defeating Hugo Dominguez of Lawrence in each final. Melo also was a finalist at the New England Championships and made the Whalers a force to be reckoned with in the Division 1 South finals.

Mike Mui

Hingham, Sophomore, 103
Just a sophomore, Mui went 38-1 and won the Division 3 South, Division 3 states, and All-State titles at 103 pounds. In his freshman year he had top-five finishes at South sectional and the Division 3 state meet.

Derek Papagianopoulos

BB&N, Senior, 285
A football standout and BB&N Student President, Papagianopoulos finished with a 193-18 record over four years. He is a four-time prep state finalist and three-time champion. Papagianopoulos has also been a two-time New England champion and three-time Prep National All-American, finishing fourth this year at 285 pounds.

Sam Shames

Newton North, 112
Shames earned his 150th career win in the New England Championships, capping a 50-1 season that included Division 1 sectional and state titles. Shames also added his second All-State title at 112. The senior is a three-time New England place winner.

Jake Sherman

Burlington, 125
The UMass-bound senior, like his twin Matt, won the Division 2 championship and All-State title for Burlington. Wrestling at 125, Jake also won the Lowell Holiday title and was a finalist at the New England Championships. The honor roll student has a 169-27 career record.

Matt Sherman

Burlington, 135
The Middlesex League Wrestler of the Year sported a 54-5 record, winning sectional, state, All-State, and New England titles at 135 pounds. Sherman won three state titles, graduating with a 171-28 career record. The senior, and brother of All-Scholastic Jake, also is an honor roll student.

Daniel Telhada

Franklin, Senior, 145
Telhada nailed the trifecta of titles in 2010, winning titles at 145 pounds in Division 1, All-State, and the New England Championships. The senior was a three-time Hockomock League champ and boasted a 45-2 record this year. Led by Telhada, Franklin won the Division 1 state title.

coach of the year

David Castricone

North Andover
Castricone led North Andover to a 28-3-1 mark and the Division 2 state title in 2010, adding more wins to an already legendary resume. The Massachusetts and New England Wrestling Hall of Fame member has coached his alma mater for 36 years, earning a New England-record 651 wins.

Sean Chase

In his third year, Chase led the Tigers to the Division 3 state and Central titles as well as a share of the Dual County League crown. The Wayland alum was named the 2008-09 Division 3 Central coach of the year and has a 67-12-2 career mark.

Mark Donovan

Shawsheen capped a 21-0 season with Division 1 North and Commonwealth Athletic Conference titles, led by All-Scholastics Alex Najjar and Andrew Companeschi. Donovan has a career record of 331-104 and is a member of the Massachusetts Wrestling Hall of Fame.


Atlantic Coast
Marshfield: Aaron Hunt, Kevin King, Tom Pomella. Nauset: Joey Battista, Brendan Battles-Santos, Eric Zavalcofsky. Plymouth South: Steve Anderson, Nick Corsini, David Finlay, Drew Guadagno, Gale McGilvray, Andrew Wall. Sandwich: Sam Cordeiro, Ryan Manasian. Somerset: James Fingliss, Eric Francis, Adam Pan, Matt Taber.

Bay State Conference
Braintree: Ryan Reale. Dedham: Nick Boudreau, Frank Mahoney, Matt Richberg. Framingham: John Coukos, Johnny Do, Nick Flannery, Jeremy Rees. Natick: Glenn Duffy, Peter Gutierrez, Joe Kreinsen, James Smith, Zach Thomas. Needham: Gerry Bannon, James Carroll, Nate Goldman, Jordan Michelson. Newton North: Sam Shames. Norwood: Aquie Moxam. Walpole: Sean Coyne, Jamel Roy, Steve Shevory, Johnny White. Weymouth: Eric Harrison, Dan Murphy, Patrick Murphy.

Big Three
Brockton: Matthew Bergeron, Steven McCarthy, Brandon Rodrigues, Steven Walsh, Shawn Washington. Durfee: Jake Fitzgerald, Dave Medeiros, Joe Perreira, Brad Tessier. New Bedford: Dennis Costa, Jonathan Costa, James Fredericks, Blaine Hopwood, Andrew McDowell, Corey Melo.

Cape Ann
Hamilton-Wenham: Andrew Verrington. Lynnfield: Chris O'Connor. Masconomet: George Alexandrou, Peter Brostowin, Nate Hooper, Justin Lawrence, Helen Steggal. North Andover: Adam Bates, Dan Connelly, Dan Lora, Emil Lora, Jake Mehlman, Jason Ricketts. Pentucket: Austin Perreault. Triton: Colton Blanchette, Dan Chandler, Joe Chandler, Brendan O'Neil. Wilmington: James Perry.

Catholic Conference
BC High: Danny Carroll. Malden Catholic: John Martin, Devin Visconti, Kyle Visconti. St. John's Prep: Louis Bornstein, TJ Crabtree, Nick DiNanno, Alex Kwmunits, Mike Mayo, Chris Orluk, Nick Roberts.

Greater Lawrence: Matthew Bucco, Lenny Jorge. Greater Lowell: Timothy Downs. Shawsheen: John Baker, Ryan Cassidy, Andrew Companeschi, John Dillon, Anthony Finn, Stephen Higgins, Alex Najjar, Anthony Pimental, Devon Pratt, Jonathon Stearns. Whittier: Steve Surette.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Joe Cooprider. Lincoln-Sudbury: Dan Cmejla, Carter Mode, Zach Smerlas. Newton South: Zach Levine-Caleb. Tyngsborough: Scott Camacho, Matt Donohoe, Derek Golner, Ryan Ninen. Waltham: Joey Catino, James Christtenson. Wayland: Abe Freedberg, Jack McCullough.

Eastern Independent
Beaver Country Day: Ramon Romeo. Chapel Hill: James Costigan. Concord Academy: Dylan Conley, Sam Miller. Landmark: John Belcher, Fletch Carr. Lexington Christian: Nathan Calandra, John Fanis, David Lewell, Paul Mahoney, Luke Smith, Josh Watts.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Duncan Bowers, Sanjaya Lamichhane, Makkah Tymes.

Canton: Kyle Forte. Foxborough: Vic Avery, Jim Carew. Franklin: Joe Allie, Micky Carbone, Eric DesLauriers, Chris Dixon, Mike Hoey, Sean O'Brien, Brandon Sheck, Daniel Telhada. Mansfield: Jake Buckley, Kyle McGuire, Michael Trowbridge. North Attleborough: Joe Krzyzek, Jesse Kummer, Shane LeBlanc, Kyle Senechal. Sharon: Eli Schwartzchild.

Belmont Hill: Peter Bolte, Pranay Bose, Jordan Gorelick, David Kohler, HT Kotchinian, Nick Ogonowsky, Jeff Ott, Matt Ricotta, Cam Scari, Paul Shea, Kevin Travaline. Brooks: Conor Duffey, Ryan Gibeley, Colin Lahiff, Mike O'Boyle. BB&N: Greg Faxon, Derek Papagianopoulos. Governor's Academy: Kirk Ryder. Middlesex: Adam Haywood. Milton Academy: Lukas Gaffney, Nash Simpson. Nobles: Clem Chanenchuk, Jake Ezickson, Dan Toubman. St. Paul's: James Corbett, Aaron Weiss. St. Sebastian's: Paul Federico, Alex Morin.

Bristol-Plymouth: Wayne DeVaughn, Russell Mulhern, Jonathan Reagan. Carver: Mike Babbin, Mike Cabral, Sean Mahoney. Cohasset: Thomas Flibotte, Derek Froio, Gus Helbock, Andrew Littauer, Jack Murphy, Cam Washak. Norwell: Brad Cunio, Ryan Taverna. Southeastern: Brandon Conrad, Riley Fournier, Lois Gonzalez, Fabiano Paiva. Tri-County: John Aguiar, Nick Demore, Jeff Geikie, Matt Hogan, Matt Killoy, Ben Martin.

Merrimack Valley
Billerica: Bobby Cole, Derek Cole. Central Catholic: Matt Armano, Simon Dellea, Pat Driscoll, Pat Lacroix, Tom Lacroix, Zack Lattrell, Ryan O'Boyle, Koya Sonuga. Chelmsford: Joe Gennaro, David Najm. Dracut: Kyle Brouillette, Matt Dehney, Alec Laganas, Jim Ryan, Mike Stewart. Haverhill: Terrance Jean-Jacques, Isaiah Williams. Lawrence: Jorge Aquino, Hugo Dominguez, Shaquille Fuentes, Elvis Genao, Sebastian Jimenez, Edgardo Rios, Juan Rodriguez, Kevin Valerio. Lowell: Mike Burdick, Andrew Gauthier, Musa Jumina, Frank McCarthy, John Melo, Brad Myers. Methuen: Colin Bleem, Chris Bouchard, Scott Delrossi, C.J. Doherty, Mike Eyssi, Nate Gioacchini, Sarith Has, Shaun McCarthy, Paul Sughrue. Tewksbury: Mike Altavesta, Chris London, Shaun Wackrow.

Belmont: Sami Baghdady, Brain Conneely. Burlington: Kevin Barrucci, Alex Giampapa, Jason Hubbard, Jake Sherman, Matt Sherman. Reading: James Collins, Terry Crocker, Ross DiMattei, Chris Redfearn. Wakefield: Mike Arangio. Winchester: Michael Greco, Quinn Gregory, Gregg Kelley, Peter Pantano, John Williams. Woburn: Alex Bordenca.

Andover: Reinaldo Brito, Joe Chartier, Paul Jackson, Brian Martin. Bancroft: Samuel Fujimori. Deerfield: Luke Mario. Keefe Tech: Jamie Baker. Loomis Chaffee: Ryan Harding, Johann Roebelen, Erik Stuer. Northfield Mt. Hermon: Nicholas Kidd, Ryan Ponte, Geoffrey Verallis, Tyrel White. Phillips Andover: Duncan Crystal, Colton Dempsey, Ryan Gaiss, Anthony Tedesco. Quincy Upper: Luiz Martinez, Jamaal Womack-Hunt. Tabor: Peter Hologitas, Ibrahmim Khadar.

Duxbury: Tim Donoghue, Jake Genereux, John McGeady. Hanover: Fran Armstrong, John Armstrong, Travis Brown, Tim Dann. Hingham: Mike Mui. North Quincy: Dan Amato, Bayy Mac. Pembroke: Geoff Bullock, Mike Bunszell, Pat Claflin, Mark King, Mike McBurnie, Matt Merritt, Matt Vito, Ross Waldron. Quincy: Josh Gerry. Rockland: Tim Fitzgerald, Brian Harrington. Scituate: Michael Madeira, Spencer Slishman. Silver Lake: Matt Ketchum. Whitman-Hanson: Chris Kellum, Aaron Wiltshire.

Holliston: Dominic Defeudis, Larry Enright, Harrison Freudenberger, Tim Garry, Brad Losurdo. Hopkinton: Tyler DeWolfe, Tom Karner, Pete Racenis. Norton: Scott Coleman, Brett Gallagher, Derek Hoyt, Steve Hudson, Erik Lane, Zack MacTavish, Jason Platt.