See the athletes and coaches chosen for this year's All-Scholastic team.
Aly Abou Eleinen, Brooks, squash
The ISL Player of the Year (18-2 overall, 8-1 league) was a New England Interscholastic finalist and third at the US Open Junior Championships in December. A junior, he was ranked No. 1 in his native Egypt in 2015-16.
Raneem El Torky, Milton Academy, squash
The ISL Player of the Year as a sophomore and senior, El Torky was undefeated in regular-season play and finished third at New Englands. A top 20 player in the U17 national rankings, the Egypt native will play at Princeton.
Amaya Finklea, Nobles, basketball
The center from Dorchester was dominant (16.8 points, 14.5 rebounds, 5.5 blocks per game) in powering Nobles to the ISL crown and NEPSAC Super Four title. A league MVP in volleyball too, she will play basketball at Syracuse.
Rebecca Gilmore, Nobles, hockey
The Harvard-bound ISL MVP capped a stellar career with 31 goals and 22 assists in 25 games (234 points in 168 career games). A three-time all-NEPSAC pick, Gilmore has won gold twice with the U18 women’s national team.
Naomi Hunt, Middlesex, wrestling
The Chestnut Hill senior was the school’s first female wrestling captain, the first female ISL champion (106 pounds), and first female league MVP. An All-New England pick and national qualifier, she was 20-7 (43-21 for her career).
Izzy Kocher, Nobles, Alpine skiing
On skis at age 2, the junior from Dover propelled Nobles to its 14th Independent School League Alpine girls’ title in 15 years. Kocher won six races in eight starts, was the league MVP, and is a two-time All-New England Class A pick.
Jermaine Samuels, Rivers, basketball
The 6-foot-6 wing from Franklin shared ISL MVP honors with teammate Azar Swain after putting up 17.5 points, 12.1 rebonds, 4.7 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 1.2 steals per game. He heads to Villanova with 1,998 career points.
Dan Schwartz, Belmont Hill, Alpine skiing
The sophomore was the ISL MVP on the strength of four league wins and two seconds. Schwartz also earned All-NEPSAC honors in the slalom and GS with fourth-place finishes at the league meet. He also plays soccer and lacrosse.
Neil Shea, Lawrence Academy, hockey
The Independent School League MVP and a New England Prep pick, the sophomore left wing from Marshfield tallied 16 goals and 17 assists for the Spartans (21-5-1, 13-2-1 ISL). He has verbally committed to Northeastern.
Azar Swain, Rivers, basketball
ISL co-MVP with teammate Jermaine Samuels, the Brockton native was NEPSAC Class B and state Gatorade Player of the Year with 23.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 assists. With 2,185 career points, he will play at Yale.
Mike Young, Rivers, hockey
A three-time All-ISL selection, the sturdy defenseman from Medford was the Eberthart MVP after a 13-goal, 17-assist senior campaign. After leading the Red Wings to the NEPSAC Elite 8 finals, he is headed to Hockey East and UConn.
Emmanuel Bangandozou, Bancroft, basketball
A two-time NEPSAC Class D Player of the Year, the senior was the EIL co-MVP after producing 22.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. The Cameroon native is the program’s career scoring leader with 2,236 points.
Jason Calandra, Lexington Christian, wrestling
The EIL MVP and four-time champ at 152 pounds, the captain from Ipswich went 38-5 for LCA (21-5). A three-time NEPSAC place-winner and national qualifier, he has a school-record 131 career wins. He also plays soccer.
Autumn Ceppi, Dana Hall, basketball
A four-year NEPSAC Class B All-Star, the senior guard from Bedford produced 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals per game to earn EIL Player of the Year honors. A 1,000-point career scorer, she will play at Bucknell.
Jayden DePina, Beaver Country Day, basketball
The co-MVP in the EIL, the junior guard averaged 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.7 steals per game in leading BCD to its eighth straight EIL title. He was a NEPSAC Class B second-team pick.
Aaron Fleischer, Berwick, swimming
The EIL Swimmer of the Year, the senior earned a first (200 IM) and a second (100 freestyle) at the league meet. He was fourth in the 200 IM at the NEPSAC Division 3 championships. Fleischer is also on the crew team.
Alexa Jacobs, Winsor, squash
A two-time EIL MVP, Jacobs compiled a 10-3-1 overall record. The senior from Boston was undefeated at the 2017 US high school championships and carries a Top 20 ranking in the U19 rankings. She will play at Brown.
Abbey Luth, Portsmouth Abbey, hockey
With 32 goals and 30 assists, the forward from Dartmouth powered Abbey (13-7) to its first EIL girls’ hockey title with a 4-3 overtime win over Berwick. The league MVP, she is the program’s career leader with 128 points.
Maddie Wallis, Dana Hall, swimming
The two-time EIL MVP shattered seven pool records as a senior. The Wellesley resident won the NEPSAC 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle titles to earn D2 Swimmer of the Meet honors. A national team member, she will swim at Georgia.
Jennifer Patterson, Boston Trinity, basketball
The Girls Independent League MVP, the 5-foot-2 guard from Dorchester produced 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists per game in leading Trinity (14-3) to the league title. A member of the Upper School choir, she is also a bowler.
Shani Breiman, Brimmer & May, basketball
The co-MVP of the Independent Girls Conference, the junior point posted 14.4 points per game in a season shortened by injury. A team captain and NEPSAC Class D/E All-Star, she owns the school record for points (41) in a game.
Shayna Mael, Gann Academy, basketball
The co-MVP in the Independent Girls Conference, the 5-foot-6 wing from Newton piled up 11.2 points, 7.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 4.0 steals per game for the IGC champions. A NEPSAC Class D/E All-Star, she also plays soccer.
Ben Edry, Gann Academy, basketball
The senior guard from Newton repeated as the MVP in the MBIL, averaging 13 points and 7 assists per game for the Red Heifers (13-7), who were unbeaten in league play. A three-sport all-star, he will attend Northeastern.
Boys’ basketball — Bancroft: Emmanuel Bangandozou (MVP), Anthony Marguerite. Beaver Country Day: Jayden DePina (MVP), Nate Freeman, Javon Taylor. Berwick: Tiong Bol. Concord Academy: Essex Gall. Landmark: Ryan Carruthers. Lexington Christian: Trey Scaro. Pingree: Chad DiCenzo, Alonzo Jackson. Portsmouth Abbey: Andrew Fonts, Ryan Hall.
Girls’ basketball — Beaver Country Day: Amanda Altman, Maddie Mullin. Berwick: Adara Groman. Dana Hall: Autumn Ceppi (MVP), Julia Donovan, Cassidy Musco. Lexington Christian: Brooke Krivickas. Newton Country Day: Kate Hurley. Pingree: Emily O’Sullivan, Colby Shea. Portsmouth Abbey: Maddie Burt. Winsor: Alina Brenna, Michaela Stanfield.
Girls’ hockey — Berwick: Anna Consentino, Maria Gaughan, Mackenzie Mallett. Newton Country Day: Casey Freehill, Elizabeth Warner. Pingree: Katelyn Clarke, Abbie Dirks. Portsmouth Abbey: Remy Chester, Katie Doherty, Erika Keller, Abbey Luth (MVP). Winsor: Michaela O’Connor.
Boys’ swimming — Berwick: Alex Bouvier, Aaron Fleischer (MVP), Finn Halstead, Owen Richardson, Teddy Vatcher. Landmark: Chris Belfi, Jake McCaughey, Sam Stein, Josh Thibeau, Ethan Townsend. Portsmouth Abbey: Rafael Borromeo, Aidan Brown, Tiger Farah, Adam Suh.
Girls’ swimming — Berwick: Tess McNamara, Emma Whall. Dana Hall: Emma Benkert, Millie Benkert, Lindsay Gilfeather, Lucy Hamann, Sam Roberts, Maddie Wallis (MVP). Pingree: Caroline Pratt. Portsmouth Abbey: Sheila Joyce.
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Girls’ squash — Concord Academy: Maren Taylor. Dana Hall: Campbell Brown, Maddie Palandijan. Portsmouth Abbey: Grace Fink. Winsor: Eve Elizondo, Alexa Jacobs (MVP), Natasha Jones.
Wrestling — Beaver Country Day: Ben Campbell. Chapel Hill: Lucas Courtney, Ben Jorgensen, Ethan Snow. Landmark: Isaiah Castellucci, Adin Chapman. Lexington Christian: Jason Calandra (MVP), Edmond DeAngelis, Chase Krivickas.
Boys’ basketball — Belmont Hill: Jovan Jones, David Mitchell. Brooks: Fru Che, Tamenang Choh, Isaiah Godwin, Adonis Williams. BB&N: Adam Buchanan. Governor’s Academy: D.J. Frenchette, Jaylyn Hinton. Lawrence Academy: Joey Luchetti. Milton Academy: Cormac Ryan (MVP), Cameron Shockley. Nobles: James Mortimer, Alijah Rue. Rivers: Jermaine Samuels (MVP), Azar Swain (MVP). Roxbury Latin: Tim McCarthy, Daniel Shlayen. St. George’s: Angelo Stuart. St. Sebastian’s: Daman Tate. Thayer: Javaughn Edmonds, Jordan Mello-Klein.
Girls’ basketball — Brooks: Alexia Ames. BB&N: Kayla Kaloostian. Governor’s Academy: Kathryn White. Groton: Alyna Baharozian, Kai Volcy. Lawrence Academy: Erin Antosh, Nicolette Arnold, Abigail Streeter. Milton Academy: Ellie Lachenauer. Nobles: Caroline Ducharme, Amaya Finklea (MVP), Marnelle Garraud. Rivers: Maren Durant, Fiona Finn, Tess Sussman. St. George’s: Michaela Sullivan. Thayer: Stephanie Lyons, Brittany Raphino.
Boys’ hockey — Belmont Hill: Michael Armstrong, Samuel Hesler, Connor Hopkins, Christian O’Neill. Brooks: Michael Hughes, Danny Philbrick. BB&N: Jack Studley. Governor’s Academy: Griffin Clark, Tao Ishizuka. Groton: Chris Brown, Mark Gallant, Santeri Hartikainen, Matt Mullen. Lawrence Academy: Timmy Kent, Craig Needham, Neil Shea (MVP), Sam Swanson, Jamie Swiggett. Middlesex: Joe Feeney, Joe Stanizzi. Milton Academy: Bobby Beniers, Ethan Domokos, Buddy Mrowka. Nobles: Jerry Harding, Patrick Moynihan. Rivers: Frankie Ferrara, Brendan Hamblet, Charlie Lawrence, Aidan Porter, Brett Rahbany, Thomas Tresca, Mike Young (MVP). Roxbury Latin: Max Alsarraf, Mike Callahan, Jimmy Duffy, Bryan McGrath. St. George’s: Shane Conlon. St. Mark’s: Sean Farrell, Henry Thrun. St. Sebastian’s: Eric Jeremiah. Thayer: Tristan Amonte, Aidan McDonough.
Girls’ hockey — Brooks: Mairi Anthony, Emma English, Caroline Kukas. BB&N: Shannon Griffin, Julianna Kennedy, Kate Placenza. Governor’s Academy: Erin Daly. Groton: Dongmin Shin. Lawrence Academy: Jen Costa, Laura Lundblad, Corinne McCool, Kelsey Ryan, Rachel Walsh. Middlesex: Caroline Silk. Nobles: Lily Farden, Rebecca Gilmore (MVP), Casey O’Brien, Katie Tresca. Rivers: Jenna Letterie, Camille Phelan, Madeline Segall, Kate Shaughnessy. St. George’s: Mia DelRosso, Carolyn Drowne. St. Mark’s: Lindsey Dumond, Caroline Peterson. St. Paul’s: Gillis Frechette. Thayer: Katie Meehan, Darby Melia.
Boys’ skiing (alpine) — Belmont Hill: Dan Schwartz (MVP). Middlesex: Jack Colwell, Gabriel de los Santos, Connor Page, James Sanderson. Milton Academy: Matt Ryan. St. Sebastian’s: Will MacPherson, Peter Murphy, Peter Rowe.
Girls’ skiing (alpine) — Lawrence Academy: Tatum Huff. Middlesex: Cece DeSimone, Amelia McKenna. Milton Academy: Lydia Hill. Nobles: Reese Dickinson, Izzy Kocher (MVP), Sophia Kocher. Rivers: Georgia Freeland.
Boys’ squash — Belmont Hill: Jack Bell, James Bell, Alex Kurtin. Brooks: Aly Abou Eleinen (MVP), Deven Kanwal. Groton: Terrance Wang. Nobles: Reg Anderson, Patrick McElroy. St. George’s: Ismail Atef, Andrew Braff, William Braff, Chase Holding.
Girls’ squash — Brooks: Victoria Haghighi. BB&N: Natalie Madden. Middlesex: Olivia Gish. Milton Academy: Raneem El Torky (MVP). Nobles: Jesse Brownell, Gracie Doyle, Sara Keene. St. George’s: Ainsley Weber. St. Mark’s: Natalie Bartlett.
Wrestling — Belmont Hill: Phil Conigliaro, Mike Glauniger, Seth Israel, Luca Pontone, Shane Rocket, Will Ryan, Hamza Shemsu, Matt Smith, Colin Vallis. Brooks: Jason Gold, Nick Konovalchik, Owen Rosenberger, Matt Viera. BB&N: Brad Basham, Will Jarrell, Malcolm Zuckerman. Governor’s Academy: Dan Bailey, Jun Kwon. Middlesex: Dante Gutbrod, Naomi Hunt (MVP), Ted Pyne. Nobles: Cam Camacho, Doevy Estimphile, David Yeh. Roxbury Latin: Adam Banks, Chris Jimenez, Evan Kisselev. St. Paul’s: Alex Feye.
Girls’ basketball — Brimmer & May: Shani Breiman (MVP). Cambridge Weston: Zoe Fenn. Chapel Hill: Savannah Williams. Gann Academy: Libby Mael, Shayna Mael (MVP), Sarah Preuss. Landmark: Maddie Karle. Montrose: Alexa Lombardo, Sarah McAuliffe. Waring: Hattie Cookson.
Boys’ basketball — BU Academy: Andrew Deng, Neil Mauskar. Brimmer & May: Tal Breiman. Cambridge Weston: Haniff Clarke, Josh Hyams. Chapel Hill: Gianni Thompson. Covenant Christian: Michael Gergely, Jonathan Jordan. Gann Academy: Ben Edry (MVP), Noah Klar, Ethan Weiss. Marie Philip: Bryce Callahan, Dylan Christoffels, Kacey Monahan. Newman School: Brian Gadbois, Jabari Norvin. Waldorf: Ernie Brand, Mike Leonard. Waring: Olin Goudey, Jared Wood.
Girls’ hockey — Brooks: Emma English, Caroline Kukas. BB&N: Shannon Griffin. Canterbury: Emily Martino. Choate: Cam Leonard. Hotchkiss: Lindsay Reed. Kimball Union: Greta Close. Loomis Chaffee: Sharon Frankel, Madie Leidt. New Hampton: Cayla Barnes (MVP). Nobles: Lily Farden, Rebecca Gilmore (MVP). Phillips Andover: Charlotte Welch. Portsmouth Abbey: Abbey Luth (MVP). Rivers: Kate Shaughnessy. St. George’s: Mia DelRosso. St. Paul’s: Gillis Frechette. Tabor: Kelly Browne, Taylor Matherson. Thayer: Katie Meehan, Darby Melia. Worcester Academy: Emma Crocker, Tia Martignetti, Julia Pelletier, Miceala Sindoris (MVP).
Boys’ hockey — Thayer: Casey Careau, Jay O’Brien, KUA: Michael Lombardi, Dexter: Jack Rathbone, Proctor: Reilly Walsh, Holderness: Logan Bateman, Hotchkiss: Chris Theodore, Marshall Rifai, Avon Old Farms: Tyler Madden, Salisbury: Nick Hale, Loomis: Andrew Lucas, Brunswick: Strauss Mann
AAA — Brewster Academy: Thomas Allen (Player of the Year), Makai Ashton-Langford, Sidney Wilson Jr.; Northfield Mount Hermon: Kellan Grady, Andrew Platek.
AA — Brimmer and May: AJ Reeves; Cushing Academy: Wabissa Bede (Player of the Year); St. Andrews School: Cole Swider; Proctor Academy: Geo Baker; Tilton School: Marcus Zegarowski; Vermont Academy: Jordan Nwora.
Class A — Kent School: Randall Brumant, Jordan Burns (Player of the Year); Phillips Exeter Academy: Javante McCoy; Suffield Academy: Tyreek Scott-Grayson, Garrett Stephenson; Tabor Academy: Noah Fernandez; Milton Academy: Cormac Ryan (Player of the Year).
Class B — Brooks School: Fru Che, Tamenang Choh; Kingswood-Oxford School: Nick Casiano; Milbrook School: Brendan Hoban; Pomfret School: Christian Wilson; Rivers School Jermaine Samuels, Azar Swain (Player of the Year)
Class C — Greens Farms Academy: Cole Prowitt-Smith, Sunday Okeke; Hamden Hall Country Day: TJ Rountree; Hyde School: Noah West; Pingree School: Alonzo Jackson; St. Luke’s School: Joel Boyce, Walter Whyte (Player of the Year).
Class D — Bancroft School: Emmanuel Bangandozou (Player of the Year); Forman School: JT Papa; Providence Country Day School: John Batista; Storm King School: Elijah Barnett; Wooster: Alex Foote.
How we picked the team
The NEPSAC All-Scholastic teams are selected by a committee of coaches from the Independent School League, Eastern Independent League, and NEPSAC. Each student-athlete is the MVP of that respective sport. Text by Craig Larson. Photos by Mark Lorenz.