Phelps Scholar-Athletes

Winners

Madison Acton

Lincoln-Sudbury. Will attend Duke University.
One of the top high school lacrosse players in the country, Acton is a two-time lacrosse All-Scholastic and a three-time Dual Country League All-Star. She's also a DCL All-Star in soccer and indoor track. Acton was a member of the USA U19 Lacrosse World Cup team her sophomore and junior years and was named MVP of the USA vs. Australia World Cup game in 2011. Her senior year, Acton was named to the Under-Armour All-American senior team, and is ranked the No. 2 midfielder in the Nation by ESPN for the 2012 recruiting class. With a 3.8 GPA, she'll attend Duke.

Shelagh Brice

Lowell Catholic. Will attend Merrimack College.
Brice will graduate from Lowell Catholic with cum laude honors after posted a 3.47 GPA. She was named captain of the cross country, basketball, and lacrosse teams her senior season, while receiving Catholic Central League All-Star honors in basketball and lacrosse. The Merrimack College-bound senior set a school lacrosse record by scoring nine goals in one game. She is also a member of the student council as treasurer of the class of 2012, editor of the yearbook, vice-president of National Honor Society, and a member of the National Art Honor Society and the Math League.

Olivia Brooks

Tantasqua. Will attend Fairfield University.
Brooks is a Worcester County League All-Star in basketball, softball, and golf. She was named captain of each team her senior season and was named MVP of the boys' golf team for three seasons after posting the lowest average. She finished tied for ninth this spring in the MIAA girls individual tournament. Brooks was undefeated her senior year and will play on the women's golf team at Fairfield next year. She was also the leading scorer on the basketball team her junior and senior seasons and was named team MVP. Brooks is president of the National Honor Society, a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador and a volunteer with the Special Olympics.

Thomas Carroll

Somerset Berkley. Will attend Harvard University.
Carroll served as team captain for both his junior and senior seasons on the indoor and outdoor track teams, while also receiving captain honors on the golf team his senior season where he was the team's top golfer, averaging four shots under par. The Harvard University-bound sprinter and jumper, earned both conference and state all-star honors in both indoor and outdoor track and qualified for nationals in outdoor track. Carroll is ranked fourth in his class of 224 with a 4.55 weighted GPA. He is captain of the Math and Science Olympiad teams as well as president of the Science Club.

Tara Celata

Dedham. Will attend Bowdoin College.
Celata will graduate as Dedham's valedictorian with a 4.76 weighted GPA. The Bowdoin College-bound Celata was named Dedham's Female Athlete of the Year, after receiving Bay State All-Star honors for both field and ice hockey while also being a member of the outdoor track team. Celata was an All-Scholastic in ice hockey after scoring 11 goals and 20 assists, while also being named Bay State MVP as a captain in her senior season. Celata is also treasurer of the National Honor Society, editor of the school paper and public relations officer for the class of 2012.

Kara Charette

Fairhaven. Will attend Franklin Pierce University.
Twice named All-Scholastic her senior year, Charette was captain of the volleyball, basketball, and tennis teams. A four-year South Coast Conference volleyball all-star and two-time All-State selection, Charette holds schools records in both kills and blocks. She also leaves Fairhaven as the all-time leading scorer in basketball with 1,688 points, and is a four-year league all-star and three-time SCC Player of the Year. She also plays No. 1 singles for the tennis team and was a SCC All-Star. Charette is ranked 18th in her class of 120 with a 3.98 GPA. She is treasurer of her class and volunteers outside of school with the Meals on Wheels program, serving Thanksgiving Dinners. She will attend Franklin Pierce University and play basketball.

Maria Delvecchio

East Boston. Will attend Bunker Hill Community College.
Delvecchio was named MVP of the East Boston basketball team after averaging 16 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks per game. The captain also earned Boston City League All-Star accolades both her junior and senior basketball seasons. Delvecchio was also a captain of the volleyball team, where she earned all-star honors her senior year. As a first baseman on the softball team, she helped her squad advance to the city championship game. Delvecchio ranks in the top 25 percent of her class and is a mentor for East Boston's Ignition Program. She will attend Bunker Hill Community College in the Fall.

Jonathan DiBiaso

Everett. Will attend Dartmouth College.
The state's football player of the year, DiBiaso led Everett to back-to-back Super Bowl titles, breaking records along the way. He is a two-time Globe All-Scholastic and broke the single-season touchdown record with 44 touchdowns his senior season, while also setting a state record in career touchdowns with 103. Also a member of the basketball and baseball teams, DiBiaso has a 4.12 weighted GPA and will attend Phillips Exeter before heading to Dartmouth College. DiBiaso is a member of the National Honor Society, Italian Club, and academic decathlon team. He also volunteers with the Big Brother/Big Sister program and as a Pop Warner football coach.

Steve Flynn

St. Peter-Marian. Will attend Boston College.
Flynn is a Central Mass Conference All-Star in each football, basketball and baseball, while also being named captain of all three teams his senior year. He also served as captain of the baseball and basketball teams his junior year. The quarterback was named a Division 2 CMass All-Star after recording 14 touchdowns and 2,200 passing yards. In basketball he averaged 12 points and 14 rebounds a game and he's a Worcester Telegram all-star baseball player in the spring. He was also named MVP of the Homecoming game. The Boston College-bound Flynn is ranked ninth in a class of 124 with a 93 average. He is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and served as vice-president of his class his sophomore and junior years.

Simon Merryweather

Hingham. Will attend Harvard University.
Merryweather is the reigning state champion in the giant slalom, where he is a three-time league champion, and captain of the Hingham alpine skiing team. Merryweather also helped the soccer team to a Patriot League championship and the outdoor track team to the Division 3 state championship, where he was a member of the 4x100 relay team that broke the school record. He also holds the school record in the 400-meter hurdles and was named a Patriot League All-Star after captaining the team in his senior season. Merryweather has a 4.0 GPA and was named a National Merit Commended Student after scoring a 2,250 on the SATs. He will attend Harvard.

Emma Payne

Cambridge. Will attend Harvard University.
Payne was an all-star runner at Cambridge Ridge and Latin, earning captain honors in cross country, indoor and outdoor track, while also being named a Greater Boston League All-Star in all three sports. Payne ranks 10th in her class of 362, with a 95.7 class average. In addition to taking the most challenging courses, Payne also spent a semester at Stanford University where she took three college classes at the end of her junior year. She also studied for a semester at the Island School in the Bahamas. Payne will attend Harvard.

Will Quigley

Marblehead. Will attend Brown University.
Quigley was named captain of both the football and baseball teams in his senior season and is a three-year NEC All-Star for football. The running and corner back graduates as Marblehead's all-time leading scorer with 46 career touchdowns, 3,400 rushing yards and 11 interceptions. Quigley was also an All-Scholastic his senior season after being named NEC Player of the Year and he was an NEC All-Star in baseball. The Brown University-bound senior has a 3.68 GPA, is a member of the peer mentoring program and the Bridging Lives program, where he has mentored a young boy for the past three years.

Deklan Robinson

St. John's Prep. Will attend Middlebury College.
Robinson was named St. John's Prep Athlete of the Year after being named MVP of the soccer and outdoor track teams and breaking a school record in the high jump during the indoor track season. Robinson was named to the All-New England soccer team his senior year while also being named Catholic Conference Player of the Year after he captained his team to a conference championship. The Middlebury College-bound Robinson has a 4.42 weighted GPA and was named a National Merit Semi-Finalist after scoring a 2310 on the SATs. Robinson is also a tour guide at St. John's Prep and a National Honor Society peer tutor.

Carlos Ruiz

East Boston. Will attend Boston University.
Ruiz is a two-year captain of the East Boston varsity soccer team, a three-year team MVP, and was named All-New England by the Coaches Association. An All-Scholastic selection, he helped lead his team to the City Championship in 2009 and was named to the NSCAA All-Region team in 2011. His senior year Ruiz was Eastern Massachusetts leading scorer with 28 goals and 21 assists. The Boston University-bound Ruiz is also a member of the FC Blazers Soccer team, where he won the Massachusetts State Cup in 2010 and 2011. Ruiz ran track in the spring and was a city all-star after winning the 800 at the city championships. He has a 4.01 weighted GPA and is a member of the Debate team and is an Army JROTC Staff Sergeant.

Nominees

District A
Amesbury: Daniel Sanderson. Andover: Shannon Tully. Bedford: Kristen Baratta, Elizabeth Watson. Beverly: Erin Silvestri. Central Catholic: Alex Borelli, Ryan Breton. Georgetown: Taylor Nelson. Greater Lowell: Chakriya Bouen, Bradley Dumais. Lincoln-Sudbury: Madison Acton, Matt Cahill. Lynn Classical: Kyle Gauthier, Allison Kurpiel. Lynn English: Sarah Cowdell, Taylor Newhall. Marblehead: Cailin Daley, Will Quigley. Masconomet: Ben Panunzio, Brooke Stewart. Minuteman: Dylan Caples, Wyatt Rojo. Triton: Ryan Clay, Richard Fecteau, Lauren Robert, Bethany Saunders, Demitri Tzitzon. Westford: Will Alden. Whittier: Nick Mazzone, JoAnn Plante. Wilmington: Kathleen Kurowski, James Mara. Winthrop: Joe D'Amore.

District B
Boston International: Jessie Barbosa, Wuilito Fernandes. Brighton: Eriksson Goncalves, James Onuigbo. Burke: Shaylim Blackwell. Cambridge: Kevin Lovaincy, Emma Payne. East Boston: Maria Delvecchio, Carlos Ruiz. Everett: Tori Cyrus, Jonathan DiBiaso. Fenway: Chandlor Lyles. Latin Academy: Robert Finch, Brian Goff. Lexington: Nandi Mehta, Chris Shaw. Malden: Emily Hoffman, Rebecca Krigman. Peabody: Thomas D'Amato. Reading: Melissa DalPozzo, Nicholas Guenard, Ashley Testa.

District C
Ashland: Leah Flanigan, Christian Navarro. Bellingham: Patrick Williamson. Canton: Chris Murray. Dedham: Tara Celata. Dennis-Yarmouth: Sean Nee. Dover-Sherborn: Matt Heinlein. Falmouth: Greer Gilbert. Harwich: Elizabeth Thompson. Hingham: Simon Merryweather, Shauna Sullivan. Mansfield: Meghan Carroll, Mitch Negus. Marshfield: Joe Hastry. North Quincy: Aris Bega, Tim Liuzzo, Elizabeth Sullivan, Sara Sullivan, Olivia Umoren. Norwell: James Arnold, Allison Weiler. Plymouth South: Elizabeth Pisto. Quincy: Peter Giunta, Kiley McDonald. Rockland: John Mulready. Scituate: Harris Berton, Brenda Keys. Sharon: Vivek Nangia. Silver Lake: Kaitlin Burgess, BJ May. Weymouth: Cameron McLevedge, Julie Tevenan.

District D
Bishop Feehan: Richard Moschella, Alexis Sells. Bishop Stang: Blaire Gagne, Samantha Wright. Blue Hills: Derek Cahill. Bourne: Drew Girouard. Bristol-Plymouth: Mike Goyette, Bethany Parris. Chatham: Ryan Williamson. Coyle & Cassidy: Megan Ritchie. Dartmouth: Riley Marion, Cali Warner. Dighton-Rehoboth: Emma Klinkhamer, Trace Renaud. Durfee: Rachael Camara. Fairhaven: Kara Charette. Martha's Vineyard: Jesse Chandler, Kyle Joba-Wood, William Stewart. New Bedford: Jon Finnerty, Brianna Perry. Somerset Berkley: Thomas Carroll.

District E
Auburn: Jenna Scanlon. Gardner: Jamison Craft. Groton-Dunstable: Anna Towle. Hudson: Marie Hydro, Evan King. Lunenburg: Jennifer Markham. Milford: Christine Fraga. Millbury: Bryan Dufresne. North Middlesex: Emily Church, Mike Skelly. Northbridge: Jack Green, Emily Matte. Quabbin: Lydia Deneen. St. Peter-Marian: Steve Flynn. Sutton: Mark Hill. Tantasqua: Olivia Brooks, Rachael Smith. Uxbridge: Dan Penza. West Boylston: Chris Benson, Kendra Sloan. Westborough: Anna Petrunich.

District F
McCann Tech: Cassie Field.

District H
Bishop Fenwick: Lauren Moulton, Chris Poirier. Catholic Memorial: Donovan Henry. Lowell Catholic: Shelagh Brice, John Rafferty. Marian: Trevor Rabidou. St. John's Prep: Deklan Robinson. St. Mary's: Michael Sonia, Rachel Stueve.