Golf

Athletes of the Year

Nick McLaughlin

Division 1: St. John's Prep, Sophomore
After helping lead St. John's to the Catholic Conference title, McLaughlin got on a roll in the sectional tournament, finishing sixth with a round of 76. From there, he shot an even-par 72 at the Division 1 state tournament to cruise to a four-shot win and a state championship.

Joseph Harney

Division 2: Catholic Memorial, Senior
The five-time Catholic Conference All-Star captured the league's individual championship but bigger things were still to come. His 72 at Blackstone earned him the Division 2 individual state title. He has won US Challenge cup events and is an honor student undecided about college.

Joe Cooper

Division 3: Wayland, Junior
The Division 3 state champion earned Player of the Year honors by shooting a blistering 67 at Wyantenuck. He was also the Division 3 North Sectional champion, shooting a 75 at Far Corner GC. Away from the links, he also plays baseball and basketball.

All-Scholastics

Cole Childs

Holliston, Senior
Childs has dominated the Tri-Valley League as the three-time MVP, but added the Division 3 South Sectional individual title to his trophy case this season, shooting a 71 while helping Holliston to the team title. The three-time All-Scholastic and senior is bound for Hofstra next year.

Joe Leavitt

Central Catholic, Sophomore
The Merrimack Valley Conference champion and MVP for a second straight year, Leavitt finished the season tied for fourth at the Division 1 state tournament, while adding a second-place finish at the sectional tournament with a 72. An honor roll student, he hopes to play Division 1 golf.

Andrew McGill

Needham, Senior
McGill fired a second-place round of 76 at the Division 1 state tournament which helped lead the Rockets to a second-place team finish, which they duplicated at the South sectionals. A Bay State All-Star, he qualified for the states all four years and hopes to play Division 1 golf in college

Chris Melvin

Medfield, Senior
Melvin earned the Tri-Valley League individual championship and co-MVP honors. The senior captain also helped lead Medfield to a third place Division 3 sectional finish while also firing a sterling 74 in the state tournament, good for sixth place.

Matt Montt

Hanover, Junior
Making his second straight All-Scholastic team, this three-time Patriot League All-Star finished second in the Division 3 South sectional, after winning the Division 3 state title last fall. He is also a member of the high school and legion baseball teams in Hanover.

Josh Moore

Dennis-Yarmouth, Sophomore
The Division 2 South Cape Sectional winner added a fourth-place finish at the states. The champion of the Cape Cod schoolboy and a medalist at the Eastern Regional states qualifier, Moore has also represented Georgia in the Nike Cup. He plays baseball and hopes to play Division 1 golf in college.

Connor Murphy

Bishop Stang, Sophomore
The Division 3 South Cape champion also has a fifth-place state tournament finish on his resume. But perhaps most impressive is the recent 74, 71 he shot at Bethpage State Park, site of the 2009 US Open. A sophomore, he has also won three US Challenge Cup events.

Graham Small

Lincoln-Sudbury, Freshman
Only a freshman, Small has already proven to be anything but a rookie on the links. He tied for the top spot at the Division 2 North sectional with a 71 at Hillview CC and was second at the Dual County League championship with a 75. The DCL All-Star was also runner-up at the Mass. Junior Amateur championship.

Jason Steele

Georgetown, Sophomore
The Cape Ann League champion and CAL Large Player of the Year was defeated only once in match play this season. In stroke play he finished third in the Division 3 North sectionals and fifth at the state tournament. An honor roll student, he also enjoys skiing in the offseason.

Jonathan Stoddard

Duxbury, Junior
Stoddard helped lead Duxbury to the Division 2 state championship this season, shooting a 72 at Blackstone, good for second on the individual list. An honor roll student and three-year starter for the Green Dragons, he hopes to play golf in college.

Brodie Stone

Concord-Carlisle, Senior
A two-time All-Scholastic, Stone finished second at the sectional tournament with a 72, while helping Patriots win the team title. He is a three-time Dual County League All-Star and was the Division 2 state champion a year ago. He is also a varsity hockey and baseball player at C-C.

Brandon Sturtevant

Pembroke, Senior
The Patriot League individual champion took his talents all the way to a second place at the Division 3 state tournament, shooting a 1-under 69 at Wyantenuk. A standout in the classroom as well, sporting a 4.1 GPA, the team captain is planning to major in mechanical engineering next fall.

Jack Whelan

Pingree, Junior
The EIL MVP earned his nod by virtue of winning the league tournament with a nine hole scoring average of 37. He has been number one on the team for three years, and all-EIl each season. He is also a member of the basketball and baseball teams.

Coach of the Year

Ray Dyer

Medford, , Division 1
The Medford graduate has turned his alma mater into one of the state's strongest programs. Medford is unbeaten in the Greater Boston League the past two years and the Mustangs finished 10-2 overall this season, led by GBL MVP Steve Aghiarian. His career mark is 52-20.

Jon Hamilton

Wellesley, , Division 2
In his 23d year at Wellesley, Hamilton led the Raiders to a 15-1 record and the Bay State Herget Division title. His career record is 190-128-3 and Wellesley has won 44 straight Herget matches and eight straight Herget titles. He has also coached football, basketball and tennis in his career.

Sean Garvey

Wayland, , Division 3
The Dual County League regular season is a great training ground for the postseason and this fall, after going 8-3-2, Wayland turned it up a notch and won the Division 3 state title. Garvey credited "great team discipline" and preparation for the Warriors' late-season success.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic boys' golf team was selected by the Boston Globe's school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Nick French.

All-Stars

Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Chris Anderson, Josh Moore, Murphy O'Brien. Falmouth: Joe McMahon, Connor Megan. Marshfield: Connor Bagby, Joe Fitzsimmons. Nauset: Tyler LaBonte, Chaun-Michael Medeiros. Plymouth North: Bryan Hayes. Plymouth South: John Souza. Sandwich: Nick Burke, Matt Cassista, Ronnie Hewins.

Bay State
Brookline: Kyle Kazanjian-Amory. Dedham: Matt Baron. Milton: Justin Barbera, Mike Mulkerrins. Natick: Matt Sefton. Needham: Patrick Kelley, Andrew McGill. Newton North: T.J. Ryan. Norwood: Brendan Buckley, Ryan Collins. Wellesley: Sam Bomes.

Big Three
Brockton: Anthony Alexiou, Billy Kougias. Durfee: Morgan Fielding, Andrew Furtado. New Bedford: Dan Souza, Jordan Threlfall.

Cape Ann
Amesbury: Jonathan Fournier. Georgetown: Jason Steele. Lynnfield: Brian Corcoran. Masconomet: Gabe Dunn, Alex Kane. Newburyport: Ben Tyler. North Andover: Dan Daley, Colin Foley. Triton: Tom Bashaw.

Catholic Central
Arlington Catholic: Kevin Boudreau, Tim Demers, Bobby Jefferson. Austin Prep: Tim Benedetto, A.J. Bruce, Paul Bruce, Dan Hemme, Mike MacGregor. Bishop Fenwick: Brandon Neals, Patrick Reilly. Cardinal Spellman: Tony Coletti, Billy Gildea, Kevin Smyth. Lowell Catholic: Dan Chalsen. Marian: Mike Catanzariti, Tim McCullough. Matignon: Robert Cleary, John Rufo. St. Mary's: Anthony Cardillo, Casey Goll, Garrett O'Neill. Trinity Catholic: Sean Moccia.

Catholic Conference
BC High: Colin Buckley, Patrick O'Leary, Noah Walker. Catholic Memorial: Tim Boyle, Joseph Harney. Malden Catholic: Devin Tarpey. St. John's Prep: Nick Maccario, Nick McLaughlin, Nick Pandelena, Nick Velonis. Xaverian: Anthony Breen, Dan Foley.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Kevin LaFrancais, Stephen Wagner. Arlington: Marty Gorman, Matt Plourde. Bedford: John Isnor, Tristan Osgood. Boston Latin: Patrick Hastings, Brian Mylett. Concord-Carlisle: Justin Harris, Ryan Harris, Brodie Stone. Lincoln-Sudbury: Andie Savel, Graham Small. Newton South: Adam Goldstein, Ray Heinrichs, Michael Josephson. Tyngsborough: Adam Lane, Dan Stickney. Waltham: Steven Paul, Chris Rollins. Wayland: Joe Cooper, Scott Smith. Westford: Andrew Hoch, Nicolas Leary, Michael Sansone. Weston: Nicky Buenaventura, Will Caro, Jon Greb.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Ryan Keefe, Michael Pierard, Elizabeth Rubino. Bishop Stang: Matthew Guresh, Connor Murphy, Sal Visali. Coyle & Cassidy: Paul Kearns, Dylan Mattos. Martha's Vineyard: Grant McCarthy. Somerset: Brian Coombes.

Eastern Independent
Bancroft: Aditya Dharampuriya, Doug Murphy. Beaver Country Day: S. Bourque. Berwick: C. Atwood, N. Saulnier. Concord Academy: Max Silverman. Lexington Christian: Matt Datillo, Paul Mahoney. Pingree: Sam Batchelder, Nevin Pathak, Jack Whelan. Portsmouth Abbey: Chris Correia.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Eli Selva, Sylvan Sheldon-Peter, Kyle White. Everett: Dan Concannon, Matt Hughes, Mike Russo. Malden: Ryan Donovan, Matteo Pocobene, Nick Wolfsey. Medford: Stevev Aghiarian, Eric McNeill, Andrew Pompeo. Somerville: Kyle Higgins, Chris Podymaitis, Michael Shamshak.

Hockomock
Foxborough: Brian Kronmiller. Franklin: Peter French, Tim Gillis. King Philip: Cam Bushway. Mansfield: Adam Bourque, Tom Grant, Terry O'Mara. North Attleborough: Dylan Estrella. Oliver Ames: Chris Pulcini. Sharon: Josh Parness, Isabel Southard. Stoughton: Brandon Medeiros.

Mayflower
Bishop Connolly: Nick Stylos, Will Stylos. Blue Hills: Dave Rota. Bristol-Plymouth: Cora Bernier, Trevor Bernier, Jonathon Cooper. Chatham: Ben Gless. Diman: Todd Souza. Old Colony: Cody Faustino. Sacred Heart: Alex Cruz, Pat Davis, Joe Fonts. South Shore Voc-Tech: Nick Arthurs, Alex Thomson. Southeastern: Sean Foley. Tri-County: Mike Sanders. Upper Cape: Tyler Johnson. West Bridgewater: Zach Grant. Westport: Jared Leary.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Dave Gilbert, Mike Levenson. Billerica: Jonah Choe, Brandon Kuzmich. Central Catholic: Jake Hajec, Joe Leavitt, Dylan Ryan. Chelmsford: Steve Soucy. Dracut: Dan Murphy. Haverhill: Craig Farley. Lowell: Chris Gentle, Bryan MacKenzie. Methuen: Jake Hulme. Tewksbury: Ryan Doherty.

Middlesex
Belmont: JP Saidnawey. Burlington: Steve Cronin, Mike Murphy. Lexington: Garrett Johnson, Jeff Lang. Melrose: Charles Brickley, Eric Farr. Reading: Mike McCarthy, Tim Rattigan. Stoneham: Danny Lumb. Wakefield: Chris Czarnota. Watertown: Stephanie Frankian, Dan Kelly. Winchester: Ross Nicholson. Woburn: Chris Keating, Randy Parker.

NEPSAC
Portsmouth Abbey: Chris Correia. Williams (Conn.): Brendan Greene.

Northeastern
Beverly: Adam Capodilupo. Danvers: Kyle Larson, Christian Russo, Patrick Saunders. Gloucester: Tyler Conigliari, Ben Mosse. Lynn English: Brendan Carritte. Marblehead: Connor Green, Chris Neumann, Jordan Wright. Peabody: Sean Craven, Athan Goulos. Salem: Sarah Chase, Tyler Madden. Saugus: Nick Scenna. Swampscott: Justin Massey, Dan Owens, Alex Patkin. Winthrop: Patrick Brogan.

Patriot
Duxbury: Kevin Kuekuk, James Magner, Jonathan Stoddard. Hanover: Matt Montt. Hingham: Richard Darst, Andrew Sypek. North Quincy: Matt Brundige, Liam Cain. Pembroke: Pete Camerlengo, Jack Reardon, Brandon Sturtevant. Quincy: Pat Conley. Scituate: Mary Mulcahy. Silver Lake: Pat Ford, Billy Guilford, Alan Morgan. Whitman-Hanson: Sean Goldman.

South Coast
Apponequet: Brendan Fickert, Bradley Peal, Conor Peal. Bourne: Michael Byron. Case: Josh DiCesare. Dighton-Rehoboth: Ben LaChance. Old Rochester: Evan Bissonnette, Brian Heacox, Jake Winn. Seekonk: Tim Houde, Lucas Preston.

South Shore
Abington: Corey Donlan, Ben Pignone, T.J. Rodgers. Carver: Dylan Messina. Cohasset: Morgan Grasz, David Hill, Ian Quinlan. East Bridgewater: Pat Dempsey. Harwich: Billy Martin. Mashpee: Ben Jenkins, Taylor Nickerson. Norwell: Eric Scott.

Tri-Valley
Ashland: Ryan Murphy, Chris Weilandst. Bellingham: Jordan Pannis. Dover-Sherborn: Andrew Douglas, James Ebzery. Holliston: Cole Childs, Jason Lussier. Hopkinton: Jace McCarron. Medfield: Chris Melvin. Medway: Stephen Price, Brendan Rowe. Millis: Steve Grecco. Norton: Peter Danko. Westwood: Rob Law.