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
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
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
Most Improved: Isabella Garneau
Most Valuable: Ellie McGrath
Best Attitude: Sophia Tounge
Most Spirited: Tatum Milley
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
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