Skiers of the Year
Doug Hering, Natick
|Hering emerged as the dominant force in the competitive Ski East League, going undefeated en route to the regular season championship. The Ski East title had been close but elusive for Hering as he had finished third in the chase for the past two years. He continued his solid season at the MIAA state championship meet at Berkshire East, placing second in the giant slalom in 42.36 seconds and 11th in the giant slalom in 33.93. He also finished second in the giant slalom at the J2 states. The 5-foot, 8-inch junior sports a 3.74 GPA and he enjoys mountain biking, sailing, and when he has to go indoors, robotics.|
Kelsey Shine, Algonquin Regional
|While she decides between skiing or golfing in college (she's a fixture on Algonquin's boys golf team, Shine has a lot to look back on in her final high school season. After finishing first in the league, she followed it up with a state title in the slalom and a fifth-place in the giant slalom (48.34) at the MIAA state final at Berkshire East. She was the only skier to go under 39 seconds in the slalom. A member of the Mass. All-Star Ski Team and a top-10 finisher at states in all four years, Shine is no slouch in the classroom either with a 3.8 GPA. She also plays lacrosse, enjoys horseback riding, and skis for a Vermont team to perfect her skills.|
Coaches of the Year
Scott Mighill, Wellesley
|Mighill led a Wellesley ski team that was one of the top teams in the state this season with twin Mass. Bay Ski League East titles for the boys' and girls' squads. But at states, the ladies went one step further than the men with a second-place team finish besting the boys' fourth place run. The Wellesley girls finished with 732 points, just one point behind state champion Taconic. Wellesley finished two points better in the giant slalom but three points behind in the slalom. As leader of what he calls "the best overall combined team in [the] state," Mighill deemed 2006-07 simply, "a great season."|
Bob Furey, Concord-Carlisle
|This year's Concord-Carlisle boys' skiing team was flawless and at the helm of its fantastic season was Furey, a 35-year coaching veteran with a career record of, in his words, "lots of wins, not many losses." A National Coaches Association Ski Coach of the Year in the early '90s, Furey led C-C's boys' cross-country squad and the league championship boys' alpine group to identical 30-0 records. He also coached the girls' cross-country team to a 29-1 record this season. Considering the fact that his team lost several All-Scholastics to graduation last year, Furey deemed the 2006-07 season "a wonderful surprise."|
The Girls' All-Scholastics
Kelsey Azzolino, Lincoln-Sudbury
|Azzolino has been a member of the Massachusetts state team since her freshman year, and she continued her stellar work by winning the Mass. Bay West league title and finishing fourth in the state tournament.|
Alexandra Brown, Notre Dame of Hingham
|After finishing in fifth place for the past two year in Ski East competition, Brown took the league championship this season. A member of Notre Dame's campus ministry, Brown also finished 21st in the giant slalom at the state finals.|
Joanna DeLorenzo, Bishop Fenwick
|DeLorenzo, a fall '06 All-Scholastic in cross-country, rolled to a North Shore Ski League title with a record of 6-0 and notched a win in the Interscholastic Race. She also performed well at the state finals, placing third in the slalom.|
Olga Golovkina, Newton South
|Golovkina scored slots on this year's Mass. J2 and Eastern High School teams, making thisa her second straight appearance on both squads. She also finished third in the state classical championship and fifth in the state freestyle championship.|
Abby Nolan, Duxbury
|Nolan took six league races in a row en route to her second straight Mass. Bay East Ski League crown. She also finished runner-up in the slalom at the state finals, improving on a seventh-place performance at states last year.|
Juliana Slocum, Concord-Carlisle
|A member of the state team, Slocum placed third in the skate at the state finals, the highest EMass finisher, and took no less than third in every 2006-07 league race. She also finished 11th at state in the classic race.|
The Boys' All-Scholastics
Dan Boylan, Dover-Sherborn
|Known more for his football exploits, this honor student isn't half-bad on the slopes either. Boylan scored an overall alpine championship in the Mass Bay Ski League East this season and has been a two-time captain for D-S.|
Peter Rummel, Dover-Sherborn
|In addition to winning the Mass. Bay East championship, Rummel placed fourth in nordic at the state championships -- a fine finish to a career that included a state title a year ago. The honor roll student also garnered MBSLE Most Valuable Player honors.|
Billy See, St. John's Prep
|See was the top skier during the North Shore Ski League regular season. He also finished 12th in giant slalom and 21st in the slalom at the state final. See also had top-40 runs in both events at this year's Eastern Alpine championships in Vermont.|
Austin Smith, Lincoln-Sudbury
|Captain of the Mass. boys' team at the Eastern Championships (in which he finished sixth in the slalom), Smith also had a great individual season that was capped with a third-place run in slalom and a seventh-place in the giant slalom at the state meet.|
Chris Stock, Lincoln-Sudbury
|Undefeated at 5-0 in the Mass Bay West League, Stock finished a strong second overall at the state finals. He also qualified for the New England team for the recent National Cross-Country Junior Championships in Utah, where they placed second.|
Tyler Zahoruiko, North Andover
|Active in golf and lacrosse, Zahoruiko also tore up the slopes with a third-place finish in North Shore Ski League regular season, but he won the All-League meet at season's end. He also won Interscholastics and was fourth in the GS at the state final.|
MASS BAY WEST ALPINE: Edward Painter, Algonquin; Robert Dolins, Conor Callahan, and Ian Bloomfield, Concord-Carlisle; Joseph Healey, James Gray, and Erik Osvold, Lunenberg; Samuel Koekkoek, Lincoln-Sudbury; John Malley and Travis Johnson, Nashoba.
MASS BAY EAST NORDIC: Peter Rummel, Jon Black, Michael Gaskin, Ben Howe, Jack Terrett, and Joe O'Connor, Dover-Sherborn; Dave Goldenberg, Isaac Bleicher, Ramsey Meigs, and Jason Luttner, Newton North.
MASS BAY EAST ALPINE: Dan Boylan, J.D. Walker, John King, Peter Holland, Peter Engen, Tim Brick, Tim Raymond, Alec Boardman, John Anderson, and Mark McKenna.
NORTH SHORE: Billy See, Alex Culbertson, Alex Vorillas, and jeff Smallcomb, SJ Prep; Ross marchegiani, Tyler Zahoruiko, Alex Marchegiani, and Peter Neilson, North Andover; Eric Heath, Andover; Connor Cliffe, Masconomet.
MASS BAY WEST ALPINE: Kelsey Shine, Lauren Brule, Devan Proctor, Laura Krause, Sheridan Sleeper, and Gillian Carfucci, Algonquin Regional; Emma Costello and Clare Costello, Lincoln-Sudbury; Megan Powell, Nashoba; Hannah Braunstein, Wayland.
MASS BAY EAST NORDIC: Mari Oye, Kelley Notopoulos, and Carrie Koch, Wellesley; Meri Burruss, Kelly Donovan, Nikki Seidman, and Georgie Burruss, Dover-Sherborn; Andrea Notopoulos, Chloe Kuh, and Lily Cosgrove, Newton North.
MASS BAY EAST ALPINE: Abby Nolan, Emily Brick, Katie Corbett, Maggie Edmunds, Ryan Heffrin, Sarah Holland, Anna Bohlin, Danielle Scanlon, Sarah Kelley, and Hellen Anderson.
NORTH SHORE: Joanna DeLorenzo, Bishop Fenwick; Ashley Hubbard, Melissa Curley, and Jill Tombarelli, North Andover; Mara Jaffarian and Corey Shaw, Austin Prep; Jackie Guy, Cayley Christopher, and Colleen Heath, Andover; Devan Belding, Masconomet.