Dan Giovacchini’s star has always shone bright on the local and regional level. But now, the Globe All-Scholastic and Brown University-commit from Lawrence Academy is getting his due nationally.
Giovacchini is one of eight finalists in consideration for the first ever AAU High School Sullivan Award. The award is meant to recognize the country’s premier high school athlete, with an eye towards academics and character.
Last season in football, the 6-foot-3-inch linebacker/running back stood out even among several of his Division 1-bound teammates, winning the Independent Schools League MVP award en route to a second-straight undefeated regular season and league title. He also was a league all-star as a guard/forward in basketball, where the Spartans are a year removed from a flawless season and championship. Giovacchini completed the trifecta by being given Honorable Mention in each of the last two baseball seasons as a center fielder and catcher. Lawrence Academy baseball took the ISL championship in the spring.
Save the quartet of championships, this honor is as high as any he has received.
‘‘My favorite memories are probably winning the titles,’’ he said. ‘‘But this is up there, it’s pretty awesome. It’s a great way to end my high school career.’’
At Brown, Giovacchini will focus on football and play as much basketball as he can.
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