The Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association recently named NRHS basketball captain Cody Cannalonga to their State All-Academic team.

Cannalonga was recognized for his accomplishments both on the court and in the classroom.

Cannalonga is coming off an historic season where the senior captain led the Hornets to a 14-6 regular season record and a sweet 16 berth in the first ever all-state tournament.

Cannalonga became only the third player in school history to score 1,000 career points joining Dick Hassinger (’66) and John Murphy (’03). Cannalonga would go on to become the school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,209 and was named the Cape Ann League Player of the Year.

In the classroom, Cannalonga was equally successful. A National Honor society member, Cody was also a member of the Student Council and the Secretary of the DECA program. Cannalonga was also active in the community volunteering to coach youth basketball the last four years. He recently coordinated a “Give Back with the Pack” fundraiser where he and his siblings collected over 100 backpacks, face masks and school supplies and delivered them to several elementary schools in the Boston area.

“This is a huge honor for Cody”, said head coach Joe Casey. “Cody is the very definition of a student-athlete. As good of a basketball career as he has had here at NRHS, his work ethic and dedication in the classroom and in the community are equally impressive. He has been a role model to his peers and it has been an absolute honor to have coached him the last four years. He is a credit to his family, NRHS and our basketball program.”

Cannalonga will be honored at an awards breakfast at the College of the Holy Cross on May 15 and will be attending Villanova University in the fall.