Athletes of the Year

Amelia Brown

Division 1: Notre Dame (Hingham), Junior
Brown was one of the top skiers in Massachusetts all season. She finished second in the giant slalom and third in the slalom. A repeat All-Scholastic, she won the Mass Bay Ski League East division for the third time. She also plays lacrosse.

Olivia Cannon

Division 1: Dover-Sherborn
Cannon was the No. 3 ranked skier in the Mass Bay Ski League East regular season, then won the MIAA state meet, finishing in 26:20. An honor student, the junior netted a perfect score in the National Latin exam, and she also runs track and cross-country.

Gregory Holdman

Division 1: Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
Holdman was the MIAA nordic state champion this winter, finishing the course at Prospect Mountain in 20:57. He finished second in the Mass Bay West regular-season standings. A two time league all-star, he is an L-S Scholar and also runs cross-country.

Simon Merryweather

Division 1: Hingham, Senior, Alpine
Merryweather took home a host of honors this winter in earning his second skier of the year nod. He captured the state title in the giant slalom, while also finishing second in the slalom. He was the Mass Bay East individual champion for the third time.


Sydney Andrews

Marblehead, Junior
Andrews finished third in the giant slalom and 14th in the slalom at the MIAA alpine state championships. She also finished fourth in the Mass Bay League regular season, while helping her team to the overall league title. Then junior also plays field hockey.

Rachel Bateman

Bateman, a sophomore at Leominster, captured the MIAA state title in the slalom, cruising to a finish in 36.92. She also finished third in the giant slalom helping to lead the Lunenberg-Leominster co-op team to a fifth-place finish as a team, and a Mass Bay West league championship.

Katherine Carbonaro

Wellesley, Junior
Carbonaro was a consistent performer in the Mass Bay East League, finishing third in regular-season standings and helping Wellesley to a second-place team finish. She finished sixth at states in both the slalom and giant slalom. An honor roll student she also plays softball.

Amy Chappel

Milton Academy
The senior finished first in the ISL and was named league MVP for the second season. Chappel, team captain for the second straight year, finished second in the league last season. She also plays varsity field hockey and softball.

Eli Hoenig

Lincoln-Sudbury, Junior, Nordic
The 2011 state champion was unable to defend his title this season because he was competing on the national stage, where he finished second in the 10K and won the Sprint at the Junior Nationals. He won the Mass Bay West regular-season title.

Erik Johnson

Johnson earned a sixth-place finish in the giant slalom racing at the state meet in 45.75 and followed that up with a seventh-place finish in the slalom with a 34.99. His efforts this season earned him a Mass Bay West All-Star nod in the Alpha Division.

Alex Katz

The junior is a four-time all-league skier in the Independent School League. He is also a four-time member of the All-New England team. Katz enjoys skiing and golfing and is in his third year as a member of the varsity golf team.

Chris McKenna

Wellesley, Senior
McKenna was the top overal nordic and alpine combined skier in the Mass. Bay East League for the second straight year. He finished fifth in the giant slalom in both the MIAA and Eastern Regional championship. He's also senior class president and a talented golfer.

Stephen McLeod

McLeod finished third in the slalom and 17th in the GS at the MIAA state meet. He also finished as the No. 3 ranked skier in the Mass. Bay Alpha Division. He is a high-honor student, and a two-time Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star in soccer.

Olivia Meyerson

Concord-Carlisle, Senior
Another local skier who has garnered national accolades, Meyerson earned herself a 10th place finish at junior nationals in the 5K after finishing second at the MIAA event, and third at the Eastern High School Championships. A high honor student, she will attend Williams.

Rion O'Grady

Dover-Sherborn, Junior
O'Grady, a repeat All-Scholastic, finished the regular season as Mass Bay League East nordic ski champion for the second straight year and finished fourth at the MIAA state nordic ski championships. He is also a two-time TVL All-Star in cross-country.

Jenna Peabody

Peabody won the giant slalom at the MIAA state meet, winning a close race in 48.63. She finished the regular-season as the third-ranked skier in the Omega Division of Mass Bay West. A two-year varsity skier, she also runs cross-country for the Chieftains.

Julia Schiantarelli

Newton North, Junior
Schiantarelli captured second place in the MIAA state meet, finishing in 26:50. In the regular season, she tied for the top spot in Mass Bay Ski League East. She has finished in the top 10 all three years of her career. She also runs cross-country and outdoor track for the Tigers.

Rebecca Smith

Wellesley, Sophomore
Only a sophomore, Smith has already established herself as one of the top nordic skiers in New England. She finished tied for first in the Mass Bay Ski League East regular season. Smith qualified for the New England Junior National team that competed in Utah last month.

Reed Spencer

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
Spencer was a key cog for the Warriors this season, capturing second place in the MIAA meet in the giant slalom and sixth place in the slalom. His efforts helped lead Lincoln-Sudbury to the MIAA state alpine championship. He also plays lacrosse.

Corey Stock

Lincoln-Sudbury, Senior
One of the top nordic skiers in the country, Stock won three events at the Junior Nationals, which qualified her for the World Juniors in Turkey, where she was 41st in the U-20s race. She also took first at the Eastern championships. She will attend Dartmouth.

Calvin Wight

Wight showed consistent improvement in his career, culiminating in a second-place finish at the MIAA meet in 21:00 after finishing sixth and ninth the previous two years. He helped lead C-C to a second-place team finish. An honor student, he also plays soccer.

coach of the year

Andrew Callen

Teaming up with co-coach Matt Wentworth, Callen helped lead Lincoln-Sudbury to the Mass Bay West and MIAA state alpine titles in just his second year. A 1989 graduate of St. Lawrence University, he was a member of the ski team there.

Kin Earle

Earle piloted his squad to the MIAA nordic skiing state championship after finishing second in the Mass Bay West League during the regular season. He is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, and also coaches boys' golf and girls' jv tennis at C-C.

Christopher Li

Li led Wayland to a second-place finish at the MIAA state meet with three of his girls placing in the top 20 following a third-place league finish. A graduate of Nashoba and Rochester Institute of Technology, he competes in biathalons and triathalons.

Erik Ruhmann

A ski coach for 14 years, Ruhmann led Westford Academy to an undefeated season, the Mass Bay West regular-season title, and the MIAA state team alpine championship. He is a graduate of Chelmsford and UMass-Lowell where he was on the football, track, and ski teams.

Matthew Wentworth

In just his second year as co-coach with Andrew Callen, Wentworth helped lead L-S to the Mass. Bay West title and the MIAA state alpine title. A graduate of North Andover and Union College, he played soccer and track in college.


Mass. Bay West
Concord-Carlisle: Derrick Amodei, James Bloomfield, Max LaChance, Olivia Meyerson, Alex Nardone, Andrew Solomon, Calvin Wight, Meg Yoder. Lincoln-Sudbury: Austin Barta, Will Carlough, Ryan Clemens, Clara Cousins, Hayley Herzog, Eli Hoenig, Gregory Holdman, Blake McCartney, Sandra Nygren, Geneva Poch, Jordan Richmond, Jess Singer, Alicia Smith, Reed Spencer, Bradley Stevenson, Corey Stock. Lunenburg: Rachel Bateman, Casey Buckley, Hannah Buckley, John Lahti. Nashoba: Abigail Hurd, Jenna Peabody, Rachel Peabody. Wayland: Hannah Brigham, Eli Bucher, Alice D'Orlando, Tyler Peyton, Jacob Rudelson. Weston: Tess Alphas, Celia Fleckner, Steve Iodice. Winchester: Sophie Olmsted, Clay Soper.

Acton-Boxborough: Adrienne Beerman, Catherine Benson, Eric Guba, AJ Higgins, Corinne Johnson, Becky Keller, Mary Lagunowich, Lewis Nottonson, Kirsten Pfister, Peter Skaggs. Belmont Hill: Sabri Eyuboglu, Dan Remondi, Mike Remondi. Bromfield: Gabrielle Doben, Erik Johnson, Sarah Rowse. Chelmsford: Connor Hart, Stephen McLeod. Cohasset: Ben Astley, Mackenzie Axelson, Caty Gilman. Dover-Sherborn: Olivia Cannon, Rion O'Grady. Hanover: Aaron Hoffman, Emma Hoffman. Lawrence Academy: Barrett Kelly, Madeleine Kelly. Manchester Essex: Megan Jones, Alex Marshall, Brian McAuliff. Marblehead: Sydney Andrews. Middlesex: Spencer Bienvenue, Brendon Canavan, Nina Harrison, Nick Kafker, Taylor McKenna, Sophie Vitzthum. Milton Academy: Amy Chappel, Jonnie Lawson. Newton North: Julia Schiantarelli. Newton South: Susie Landon, Josh Sapers, Jonah Seifer. Nobles: Ashley Conley, Caley Dickinson, Alex Katz, Tory Macdonald. Tabor: Michaela Braun, Alyssa Creager. Waltham: Cindy Lee. Wellesley: Katherine Carbonaro, Chris McKenna, Rebecca Smith. Westford: Jessica Bishop, Natalie Bishop, Brad Cassidy, Timothy Edison, Tom Fahey, Sean Skahen, Katie Stokes, Alexa Sullivan, Jessica Webb, Thomas Yorke.

North Shore
Andover: Kerry Christopher, Nicole Ericson, Sara Faigel, Julia Ganley, Jess Kearns, Adam Risman, Tom Suglia. Masconomet: Nichol Brown. North Andover: Sarah Keith, Nate Miceli, Alyssa Zahoruiko. St. John's Prep: Ryan Carlucci, Joe Cavalaro, Wes Groom, Bobby Holmes, Patrick McDermott, Cael Schwartz.

Ski East
Belmont: Sam Burt, Anna Kassaraba, Victoria Mulkern. BC High: Nick Feloney, Neil Flanagan, Brendan Greene, John Marquardt, Teddy Patsos, Colin Quinn, Kyle Sheehan, Peter Sugar. Hingham: Caroline Bailey, Scott Berlinguet, William Boynton, Isabella Calianos, Marion Cundari, Grace Glennon, Simon Merryweather. Natick: Ian Grant, Michelle Russell, Nick Sant, Rosey Tortola. Needham: Zach Arvin, Emerson Boyd, Matt Chmielewski, Eric Silverman. Norwell: James Arnold, Gretchen Webb. Notre Dame (Hingham): Amelia Brown, Julia Flanagan, Marie Gilman, Audrey Madigan, Katie McNamara, Erin Murray, Jessica Peterson, Grace Petro.