Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.
Athletes of the Year
Division 1: BC High
The Catholic Conference co-MVP has started 74 consecutive games since freshman year. This year, the senior had a .946 save percentage and seven shutouts. Cronin plans to play in college in Division 3 or juniors in the EJHL next year.
Division 1: Cathedral (Springfield)
Foley scored 27 points for the Panthers in his senior season and was named to the Cathedral Classic All-Tournament and the Shriner’s Senior All-Star teams. The senior plans to attend Phillips Exeter, Berkshire, or Choate for a post-grad year.
Division 1: Malden Catholic
Nazarian put together two incredible seasons for the Lancers. Last year, he scored 15 goals in the regular season and five in the Super 8. This year’s tally was 26 goals and eight in the postseason, including four shorthanded goals.
Division 1: St. John’s Prep
In his second season as captain, Pinho helped the Eagles finish as Catholic Conference champions. The senior scored 17 goals and added 35 assists this season. He has committed to play hockey at Providence College.
Division 1: Austin Prep
A two-time Catholic Central All-Star, the Cougars senior led his team in goals and assists with 22 and 18, respectively. Vesey, who was this year’s Catholic Central MVP, and the Cougars fell to Malden Catholic in the Super 8 final.
Division 2: Wilmington
Owens tallied 21 goals and 25 assists in his senior year, leading the Wildcats to the Division 2 state championship for the second straight year. He finished his career at Wilmington with 72 goals and 86 assists and plans to attend UMass Lowell.
Bishop finished his senior year with 45 points for the Lions and was awarded MVP honors for the Merrimack Valley/Dual County League. He will attend Phillips Andover next year and hopes to play for a Division 1 hockey school.
The Clippers’ goalie recorded a save percentage of .937 in 25 games, including four shutouts, this season. Buckley also played football and lacrosse at Newburyport. He will attend Fitchburg State in the fall.
Catholic Memorial, senior
The senior captain led the Knights with a 50-point season, including 28 goals and 22 assists. Coughlin plans to play one year of juniors and then hopes to play in college for a Hockey East team.
D’Antuono followed up his sophomore year, when he was named Hingham’s most outstanding offensive player, with a 50-point performance, tallying 31 goals and 19 assists this season for the Harbormen. The junior right wing has a career toal 44 goals and 40 assists.
Davis was named the Bay State MVP and a league All-Star after recording five shutouts and a 1.53 goals against average this year. He has 15 career shutouts. Davis, who also plays baseball for Norwood, will attend Worcester Academy next year.
The Rockets’ senior captain helped lead his team to the Middlesex League title this season and finished with 56 career points. Devaney was also the captain of Reading’s tennis and golf teams this year. He will attend Phillips Andover Academy next fall.
Dragun finished his senior season with 22 goals and 20 assists and was named the Hockomock MVP. He capped off his career at Attleboro with 100 points. Dragun will attend New England College next year.
Irving scored 43 points for the Panthers, who won the Northeastern Conference and captured the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. The senior scored a total of 125 points in his four seasons and was selected to play for the Vally JR Warriors.
Belmont Hill, senior
Najjar was a true sniper and playmaker for Belmont Hill this year, tallying 20 goals and adding 25 assists as the team’s senior captain. He finished his career with 102 points and a pair of All-ISL honors. An honor student, he will attend Middlebury.
One of the top blue liners in New England, Nylen earned ISL Eberhart MVP honors this year, tallying three goals and 24 assists in helping win the ISL and NEPSAC Piatelli-Simmons titles. A three time all-star, he will attend Sacred Heart.
The Merrimack Valley/Dual County League Division 2 MVP notched 21 goals and 27 assists in his senior season to bring his career points total to 130. Petti plans to attend Northwood or play juniors next year.Continued...