Published in the December 17, 2015 edition


NORTH READING – The NRHS fall sports teams closed out their seasons with the annual Sports Awards Night recently, always a special night for the athletes and their families.

In addition to the traditional letter awards, over two dozen special awards were distributed to the members of the nine sports teams.

Fall Varsity Special Awards


Coaches’ Award: John Merullo. Unsung Hero Award: Andrew Jaroncyk. MVP Award (two plaques): Matthew McCarthy and Nicolas O’Connell.

Boys’ Soccer

Coaches Award: Michael Driscoll. Unsung Hero Award: Matthew Ashness. MVP Award: Anthony Tramontozzi.

Girls’ Soccer

Coaches’ Award: Anna Tayas. Unsung Hero: Juliette Nadeau. MVP Award: Katerina Hassapis.


Coaches´ Award: Lea Diamantides. Unsung Hero Award: Julia Crugnale. MVP Award: Ciera Mastascusa.


Coaches’ Award: Logan Stansbury. Unsung Hero Award: Joseph Fitzgerald. MVP Award: Ryan Delaney.


Coaches’ Award: Olivia Senneville. Unsung Hero Award: Victoria Angelesco. MVP Award: Jenna O’Leary.

Field Hockey: Coaches Award: Julia McDonald and Elizabeth Carlson. Unsung Hero Award: Sarah Sabella. MVP Award: Julia Perrone.

Cross Country Girls’: Coaches’ Award: Catherine O’Brien. Unsung Hero Award: Carly Swartz. MVP Award: Julia Tatone.

Cross Country Boys’: Coaches Award: Justin Bruzzese. Unsung Hero Award: Noah Spicer. MVP Award: Brendan Carter.

Varsity Football

The 2015 varsity team finished with an 8–3 record and qualified for post season play for the first time in 30 years. Matthew McCarthy was named Offensive Player of the Year in the division and first team All Star. Bobby O’Donnell was named Offensive Lineman of the Year in the division and a first team All Star. John Merullo and Nic O’Connell were both named first team All Stars and David Smith and Nicholas Copelas received Honorable Mention.


Shane Burke, Nicholas Colangelo, Nicholas Copelas, Brian Cotter, Jared Curran, Angelo DiSanto, Aaron Giangrande, Andrew Jaroncyk, Joseph Lennan, Nicolas O’Connell, Nicholas Ponte, David Smith, Christopher Vella, Sean Wilson, Caleb Wing.

Also, Dylan Beauregard, Drew Delano, Nicholas Dell Isola, Robert Donohue, Matthew McCarthy, Thomas McHugh, John Merullo, Robert O’Donnell, Michael Quaratiello, Kyle Bythrow, Ryan Edison, Timothy Sanger.

Varsity Boys’ Soccer

The boys soccer team finished with a 7–5–7 record and were first round participants in the MIAA tournament. The team had five CAL All Stars: Anthony Tramontozzi, first team; Cameron Davis, Kilian Daly, Michael Driscoll and Nicholas Govostes.


William Brandano, Liam Rutherford, Matthew Ashness, Anthony Tramontozzi, Michael Driscoll, Antonio Catino, Justin Zhang, Ryan McAneny, Nicholas Govostes, Cameron Davis, Kilian Daly.

Also, Sean Castro, Patrick Davis, Carlos Moreno, David Brown, Zachary Robarts, Michael Finocchiaro, Nathan Dionne, Jack Meaney, Jenson Kaithamattam, Joseph Duval, Nicholas Carpenter, Cameron Wade.

Varsity Girls’ Soccer

The girls soccer team finished with a 17-4-2 record and were MIAA Tournament Division 3 North Champs for the first time. The team had five CAL All Stars: Katerina Hassapis, CAL Player of the Year; Jillian Comeau and Katerina Hassapis, (both first team all stars); and Jessica Muise, Marissa Zarella and Katherine Welch. Hassapis was named a Boston Globe All Scholastic and Coach Sean Killeen was named Boston Globe Division 3 Coach of the Year.


Lauren Comeau, Kristina Copelas, Katherine Welch, Juliette Nadeau, Meredith Griffin, Alexa Capozzoli, Johanna Walsh, Jerlin Kaithamattam, Madison Syer, Jessica Muise, Haley Nathan.

Also: Rachel Hill, Giana Moscaritolo, Marissa Zarella, Anna Tayas, Karli Vesey, Jillian Comeau, Katerina Hassapis, Kirsten Bradley, Jordan Schille, Marina Govostes, Samantha Dixon.

Varsity Girls’ Volleyball

The team finished with a 8–10 record, narrowly missing the MIAA tournament by a single game. The team had two All Stars: Ciera Mastascusa, All Star and All League, and Tristan Hoffman.


Katie Lonsdale, McKayla Murphy, Nicole Sullivan, Leah Diamantides, Tristan Hoffman, Erika Beherrell, Ciera Mastascusa, Abigail D’Orlando, Julia Crugnale, Nicole Shedd, Jessica Lezon, Taylor Moore.


The team finished as CAL Co-Champions and made the MIAA Tournament. Brian McAuliffe was named CAL Coach of the Year and Ryan Delaney was named as CAL first team All Star.


Anthony D’Ambrosio, Ryan Delaney, Patrick Driscoll, Daniel Jackson, Aidan McDonald, Andrew Pawlak, Andrew Shaw, Michael Bartram, Joseph Fitzgerald, Aaron Gautreau.

Also, Michael McCauley, Aidan O’Connor, Adam Rossetti, Logan Stansbury, John Day, Colin McKinney, Brian Murphy, Anthony Nasta, Ryan Connor and Daniel Lignos-Kavonian.


The team won second place in the Cape Ann League Competition and third place in the Regionals. Katie Heffernan was named All League.


Brianna Bradish, Hannah Brogan, Devyn Dyer, Katie Heffernan, Olivia Senneville, Victoria Angelesco, Jessica Kelly, Yllara Maia, Jenna O’Leary, Sara Wilson, Alexandra Colella.

Also, Julia Costantino, Grace Exum, Veronika Fortin, Isabella Giacalone, Juliana MacAdams, Isabella Mejia, Samantha Sturdevant, Megan Lawlor.

Varsity Field Hockey

The team finished with a 8–9–2 record and made the first round of the MIAA tourney for the first time in several years. Julia McDonald and Elizabeth Carlson were named All Stars.


Julia Perrone, Cynthia Walsh, Julia McDonald, Lauren Artone, Sarah Sabella, Rebecca Clark, Olivia Esposito, Jamie Currie, Chloe Gladu, Alice Shaw, Lindsey Carroll manager.

Also: Claire Finnegan, Emily Dwyer, Gabrielle Lanzaro, Elizabeth Carlson, Gretchen Burgholzer, Julia Paladino, Michelle Maidment, Julia Miele and Cailin Walsh.

Cross Country

The team won the Eastern Mass. Cross Country Meet held at the Wrentham Development Center. The boys team won the Kinney Division Sportsmanship Award.

Letters (Boys)

Peter Audier, Justin Bruzzese, Brendan Carter, Justin Dorosh, Adam Goldstein, Jackson Hastings, Benjamin Hui, Noah Spicer, Charles Wagner, Thomas Helms, Andrew Shedd, Jake Doucette.

Letters (Girls)

Caitlin Nearing, Catherine O’Brien, Ashtyn Parker-McDermott, Carly Swartz, Marissa Galuppo, Julia Kushakji, Taylor Hennessey, Jillian McCullough, Julia Tatone, Emma Wall, Nathania Brachanow, Samantha Martel, Catherine Rania.