Athletes of the Season
Boys’ cross country: Theo Kamperides | Junior – The junior was the Panthers’ top runner this fall, placing first overall in seven of eight Patriot League dual meets. Selected as the Patriot League Keenan Division’s MVP, Kamperides earned a spot in the Division 1 Championship meet and finished the season with a personal best time of 15:50.
Girls’ cross country: Myah Kamperides | Sophomore – In her first year running cross country, the sophomore placed first overall in eight of nine meets during the regular season en route to league all-star status. Kamperides posted a personal best time of 19:32.
Field hockey: Maddy Tassey | Senior – The senior captain potted a team-high 4 goals, while adding three assists for a total of seven points on the season. Tassey scored with three minutes remaining on Sept. 25 to give the Panthers a 3-2 win over Plymouth South for their first victory of the season.
Football: C.J. Giuliani | Senior – A Patriot League All-Star, Giuliani was a two-way starter for the Panthers. The senior captain rushed for 689 yards out of the backfield, while posting 68 tackles and five sacks on defense.
Boys’ soccer: Jason Brodeur | Senior – A two-year captain, Brodeur was selected as a Patriot League Keenan Division All-Star. The forward led the Panthers in goals each of the past two seasons and netted a career-high 17 this fall. He will play at Endicott.
Girls’ soccer: Olivia Borgen | Sophomore – The sophomore was both a first-team EMass selection and Patriot League All-Star. A midfielder, Borgen paced the 16-win Panthers with 22 goals and 13 assists, bringing her career totals to 30 goals and 17 assists.
Girls’ volleyball: Lily Welch | Sophomore – Voted as the team’s Rookie of the Year, Welch posted 89 kills, 57 solo blocks, 13 kills and five aces in her first campaign on the varsity club. She garnered 19 kills and a team-high five solo blocks in the Panthers’ first-round tournament mach against Durfee.
Coach of the Season
Girls’ volleyball: Samantha Richner – The Whitman-Hanson Regional High alum took over the reins of the girls’ volleyball team this fall and led it to the tournament for the first time since 2016. The Panthers finished the season with a 12-9 record. Richner said after the year: “I am very pleased with the way the season played out. The team and I set a goal at the beginning of the season, which was to make tournament, and we were able to achieve that.”
*All photos by Sue Moss