Published in the July 16, 2015 edition
By BOB TUROSZ
NORTH READING – The Spring Sports Awards Night at North Reading High School is always somewhat bittersweet, because for so many of the athletes receiving their special awards and letters, it marks the end of their high school athletic careers.
This year’s awards were special in many ways because of the success enjoyed by so many of the spring teams and the fact that NRHS was named the winner of the 2015 Cape Ann League Hyland Award, symbolic of excellence in athletics, academics and sportsmanship in the CAL’s Large School Division.
The female recipient of the Lester Levey Scholar-Athlete award was senior Kerri-Ann Donovan, who left her mark in soccer, indoor track and spring track. In her senior year Donovan was named captain, earned All League status and led the Lady Hornets to the Division 3 North Finals. In winter track, she was a three-time All Star and received the Coaches Award and Unsung Heroine Award. In spring track, she led North Reading to the Division 4 State Championship – excelling in sprints and relay teams.
Donovan graduated from NRHS with nine varsity letters and a 3.96 GPA. She will attend St. Anselm College in the fall.
The male recipient of the Lester Levey Scholar-Athlete award was Greg Landry, who earned nine varsity letters while maintaining a 3.93 GPA. Landry earned Cape Ann League All Star status in soccer and indoor track. As captain of the soccer team, he led the Hornets to the Division 3 North Finals, anchoring the defense.
Landry’s GPA is in the top 5 percent nationally and he was a member of the National Honor Society. Landry will attend Holy Cross College in the fall.
The female recipient of the Nickolas Martinho “Best All Around Athlete” award was Cole Godzinski. “She first showed me her athletic ability as a student in my Physical Education Class,” said Athletic Director Dave Johnson. “It was really that early on that I saw her combination of strength and power were going to do great things.”
Godzinski earned Cape Ann All Star status in soccer, indoor track and spring track and was recognized as the Cape Ann League Player of the Year in indoor track her senior year. She was a three–time team MVP in indoor track and a two–time MVP in spring track. She was named to the Boston Globe all scholastic spring track team in 2014, winning the 110 hurdles at the All State Meet.
Godzinski graduated from NRHS with 10 varsity letters and a 3.93 GPA and will attend Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the fall.
The male recipient of the Nickolas Martinho “Best All Around Athlete” award was Alex Brown, who led by example as an athlete at NRHS, said AD Johnson. Brown earned 10 varsity letters in soccer, wrestling, indoor track and spring track. He was a Cape Ann League All Star in soccer and indoor track and team MVP in spring track. He also earned an Unsung Hero Award in Soccer.
As captain of the varsity soccer team, Brown led North Reading to the Division 3 North Finals with his strong midfield play. A member of the National Honor Society, Brown graduated from NRHS with 10 varsity letters and a 3.49 GPA. He will attend the University of Connecticut in the fall.
Spring special awards – Varsity Teams
Baseball boys varsity
Coaches Award: Tyler Stansbury; Unsung Hero Award, Tyler Calos; MVP Award: Shawn DiVecchia; Hunt Memorial Award: Tyler Stansbury.
Softball girls varsity
Coaches Award: Amanda Catania and Monica Ferrazzani; Unsung Heroine Award: Sarah Sabella; MVP Award: Kendra Butner.
Boys varsity lacrosse
Coaches Award: Nicholas Ponte; Unsung Hero Award: Thomas Lewis; MVP Award: Shane Bartlett.
Girls varsity lacrosse
Coaches Award: Katherine Welch; Unsung Heroine Award: Julia Miele; MVP Award: Alexandra McGeachie.
Girls varsity tennis
Coaches Award: Emily Zhang; Unsung Heroine Award: Meghan Carlo; MVP Award: Jennifer Crotty, Meghan Griffin.
Boys varsity tennis
Coaches Award: Justin Dorosh, Brett Allan. Unsung Hero Award: Christopher Leighton; MVP Award: Justin Zhang.
Girls varsity track: Coaches Award: Kerri–Ann Donovan; Unsung Heroine Award: Francesca Elliott; MVP Award: Cole Godzinski.
Boys varsity track: Coaches Award; Gregory Landry and Jake O’Connell; Unsung Hero Award: Daniel Coveney; MVP Award: Alex Brown.
Seven Letter Recipients, 2105
Francesca Elliott, (7); Monica Ferrazzani, (7); Jacob Intorcio, (7); Sean McGreal, (7); Daniel Coveney, (8); Christopher Onanian, (8); Tyler Stansbury, (8); Sophia Warren, (8); Kerri-Ann Donovan, (9); Adrianna Flanagan, (9); Zachary Herman, (9); Gregory Landry, (9); Adam Sapp, (9); Alex Brown, (10); Cole Godzinski, (10); Lucy March, (10); Jared Potter, (10); Victoria Brown, (11); Jake O’Connell, (11).
Varsity Baseball Letters
Tyler Stansbury, Jeffrey Mejia, Patrick Driscoll, Michael Driscoll, Anthony Eldridge, Taylor Robinson, Tyler Calos, Jack O’Brien, Sean Castro, Shawn DiVecchia, Gregory Johnson, Brendan Tilton, Tyler Collins, Michael McCauley, Jared Valade, John Merullo, Daniel Madden, Ray Baumgarten.
Varsity Softball Letters
Erin Kodis, Francesca Bonacci, Courtney Luker, Kellie Sovak, Monica Ferrazzani, Brynne Riley, Carly Swartz, Tara Driver, Lily Malloy, Cassidy Gaeta, Taylor Connor, Sophia Warren, Kendra Butner, Jillian Trischitta, Nicole Shedd, Abigail Paine, Amanda Catania, Kelsey DeMild, Guiliana Peppe, Sarah Sabella, Julia Perrone, Christina Simblaris.
Boys Varsity Lacrosse Letters
Managers: Emily Calos and Rachael Knight. Nicholas Ponte, Christian Jessop, Jacob Intorcio, Jared Potter, Matthew McCarthy, Nathan DiStasio, Nicholas Day, Cameron Fagan, Sean McGreal, Bradford Lumb, Christopher Onanian, Jackson Schille, Brian Cotter, James Doran, John Lewis, Corey Collins, Owen Standel, Thomas Lewis, Shane Bartlett, Nicolas O’Connell, Patrick Riley, Kevin Murphy, Nicco Pastore.
Girls Varsity Lacrosse Letters
Cynthia Walsh, Tristan Hoffman, Casey Sparkes, Mckayla Murphy, Alexandra Ford, Morgan Lally, Courtney Copelas, Emily Brooks, Gabrielle Lanzaro, Gretchen Burgholzer, Anna Tayas, Hannah Lally, Emily Dwyer, Noel Riley, Katherine Welch, Alexandra McGeachie, Erin Hunter, Chloe Gladu, Elizabeth Carlson, Julia Miele, Kylie Ford.
Girls Varsity Track Letters
Victoria Brown, Kerri–Ann Donovan, Francesca Elliott, Adrianna Flanagan, Cole Godzinski, Karah Gravallese, Jacqueline Lanzaro, Lucy March, Alexa Capozzoli, Olivia DeMonico, Elizabeth Flett, Julia McDonald, Jenna Raffael, Samantha Trulli, Julia Valenti, Kristina Copelas, Claire Finnegan, Jessica Muise, Haley Nathan, Marissa Zarella, Kirsten Bradley, Rachel Foster, Victoria Grasso, Meredith Griffin, Lauren Gulbicki, Rachel Hill, Jerlin Kaithamattam, Jillian McCullough, Juliette Nadeau, Emily Roesch, Julia Tatone, Emma Wall.
Boys Varsity Track Letters
Alex Brown, Daniel Coveney, Gregory Landry, Jake O’Connell, Adam Sapp, Mitchell Waterhouse, Peter Audier, Justin Bruzzese, Brendan Carter, Nicholas Copelas, Kilian Daly, Angelo DiSanto, Nicholas Govostes, Jackson Hastings, Benjamin Hui, Aidan McDonald, Jack Meaney, David Smith, Noah Spicer, Vitaliy Andrusyshyn, Dylan Beauregard, George Giunta, Thomas Helms, Jenson Kaithamattam, Robert O’Donnell, Zachary Robarts, Liam Rutherford, Andrew Shedd, Lionel Beane, Kevin Brown.
Girls Varsity Tennis Letters
Lian Atlas, Meghan Carlo, Jennifer Crotty, Amanda Le, Rachel Manzelli, Kaylin Scher, Alessandra Budny, Marissa Galuppo, Emily Zhang, Tia Campagna, Meghan Griffin.
Boys Varsity Tennis Letters
Tyler Carroll, Brandon Hong, Christopher Leighton, Zachary Mullin–Bernstein, Nicholas Phillips, Justin Dorosh, Justin Zhang, Jacob Zelikman, Brett Allan.