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SHS athletes are being recognized by Athletic Director Zach Lemelin
in the Sanford Performing Arts Center  

Photo Sam Bonsey 

By Sam Bonsey, Sanford Schools Communication Coordinator 

Sanford High School held its Fall Sports Award Presentations in the Sanford Performing Arts Center on Monday, November 13th, to recognize student-athletes and their teams’ accomplishments and hard work. 

Athletic Director Zach Lemelin recognized several student-athletes before handing it off to each coach to talk about their respective teams’ seasons.  

The football team finished with a 4-4-1 record this year to earn the No. 4 seed in the Class A South playoffs. Head coach Mike Fallon said one of the highlights of their season was a come-from-behind 21-20 win over Noble in the regular season finale to go to the playoffs. 

The golf team went 5-5 and finished fourth in the SMAA. Coach Rossie Kearson said the team earned its first-ever win over Marshwood this season and beat Noble twice. 

The boys cross country team finished with a 6-4 record in the regular season, with strong performances in the postseason, according to head coach Nate Smith. The girls cross country team made significant strides in numbers as they were able to score as a team for the first time in three years. 

The field hockey team showed vast improvement from 2022 under head coach Marti Kane, finishing with an 8-6 regular season record to earn the No. 7 seed in the Class A South playoffs. The team beat Windham 2-1 in the preliminary rounds of the playoffs. 

Boys soccer coach Bill Puffer said his team showed significant strides from the previous season as he lauded his squad’s efforts on the defensive end. Puffer said one of the most memorable games of the season was a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Deering, who would go on to play in the Class A State Championship. 

Fall Cheer Coach Catrina Woodard gave out four awards: Most Improved, Most Valuable, Best Attitude, and Most Spirited. Woodard said fall cheer is about having fun, supporting the football team, and getting the crowd going. 

The girls soccer team finished with a 9-4-1 regular season record to get the No. 7 seed in the Class A South playoffs. The team reached the quarterfinals of the playoffs and had several highlights in the regular season, including wins over Noble, Marshwood, and Bonny Eagle. 

The volleyball team achieved the No. 5 seed in the Class A South playoffs after going 9-5 in the regular season. The girls made it to the quarterfinals of the playoffs after a 3-0 win over South Portland. 

Below is a list of awards for each team: 


Hard Hat Awards: Tyler Pitman, Jared Riley, PJ White, 

Coaches Awards: Jordan Bissonnette, Tucker Walker 

Boys Soccer 

Defensive Player of the Year: Landon Gosling 

Spartan Award: Michael Cousineau 

Coaches Award: Beckett Barlow 

SMAA All-Conference: Beckett Barlow, Honorable Mention 


Most Improved: Leah Soucy 

Coaches Award: Gabriella Favolise 

Most Valuable: Samone Gallagher 

SMAA All-Conference: Samone Gallagher, 1st Team; Leah Soucy, 2nd Team; Ellery Genest, Honorable Mention 

Field Hockey 

Most Improved: Ellie Davis 

Coaches Award: Logan Muise 

Most Valuable: Audrey Payeur 

SMAA All-Conference: Audrey Payeur, 1st Team; Sadie Sevigny, 2nd Team; Hannah Mueller, Honorable Mention; Zoey McCann, All-Rookie Team 

Fall Cheer 

Most Improved: Isabella Garneau 

Most Valuable: Ellie McGrath 

Best Attitude: Sophia Tounge 

Most Spirited: Tatum Milley 

Cross Country 

Leadership Award: Greggory Waterman, Caitlin Hanselmann, Aidan Gagnon, Sophie Therrien 

SMAA All-Conference: Isaac Pelletier, Honorable Mention; Annalise Stimmel, Honorable Mention 


Most Improved: AJ Anderson 

Coaches Award: Ayden Lockard 

Most Valuable: Zachary Parison 

SMAA All-Conference: Zachary Parison, 1st Team; Ayden Lockard, 2nd Team 

Girls Soccer 

Most Improved: Annalise Stimmell 

Spartan Award: Savannah Knight 

Most Valuable: Hailey Tarbox 

SMAA All-Conference: Hailey Tarbox, 1st Team; Sophie Olivo, 1st Team; Ailey Mann, 2nd Team; Kya Duprey, Honorable Mention, Kamryn Sanborn, All-Citizenship 

Below are athletes who made the All-Academic list: 

Varsity Football: Curter Buswell, Matthew Hebert, Tanner McCann, Zachary Michienzi, Connor Pickering, Samuel Sprague, Jacob Toothaker 

Varsity Cheering: Isabella Tounge, Sophia Tounge 

Varsity Boys Soccer: Landon Gosling, Gavin Hebler, Alex Lemay, 

JV Boys Soccer: Tucker Webb 

Varsity Girls Soccer: Adeline Fiandaca, Alexis Hayward, Ava Hudson, Savannah Knight, Ailey Mann, Isabella McCall, Shelby McLeod, Kamryn Sanborn, Annalise Stimmell, Hailey Tarbox 

JV Soccer: Olivia Ardonetto, Gwenivere Fogarty 

Varsity Volleyball: Gabrielle Favolise, Samone Gallagher, Ellery Genest, Keira Kilkenny, Mariana Martin, Madison Nadeau, Alexandra Payeur, Leah Soucy, Brooklyn Verdejo 

Varsity Golf: Lamar Amoakohene, Alexander Anderson, Alex Janousek, Emma Janousek, Zachary Parison, Tala Soule 

Varsity Cross Country: Aidan Gagnon 

Varsity Field Hockey: Evelyn Cole, Hannah Mueller, Audrey Payeur, Sadie Sevigny 

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