Greely Rangers Fall Athletes of the Year

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FALL 2011 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

STEFAN SANDREUTER, Senior-Cross country

• All-State, honorable mention

• WMC All-Star, first-team

• WMC All-Academic

• Captain

Stefan Sandreuter loves to run and his teammates love the role he’s played for four years, most notably this fall.

Sandreuter is committed to cross country running, was a great team leader and – oh, by the way – he was pretty impressive on the trails as Greely produced yet another solid campaign.

In light of his attributes and accomplishments, The Forecaster is naming Stefan Sandreuter Greely’s Fall 2011 Male Athlete of the Year, allowing him to join his younger sister Kirstin (Fall 2010) as a recipient of the award.

Sandreuter started running in the Cumberland recreation program after the first grade. After dabbling in soccer, baseball and even gymnastics, he started devoting all his time to cross country and track in middle school. It wasn’t long before he was turning heads in the fall at Greely and he certainly had a solid senior campaign.

Sandreuter was regularly among the top runners during the regular season and was steady in the postseason, placing sixth (second in his division) at the Western Maine Conference meet, fourth in helping the Rangers to an inspirational runner-up finish at regionals and fourth at states as Greely was again second to Falmouth, qualifying for New Englands in the process. Sandreuter finished his high school cross country career by scoring 87th at that meet.

Sandreuter also competes in the distance events indoors in the winter and outdoors in the spring. He’s the president of the school’s Outing Club, is a member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Community Service Club and volunteers at Wilson School. He’s an avid recreational skier and hopes to run in college, likely in New England.

His devotion to running will likely lead to great things at the next level. Stefan Sandreuter, Greely’s Fall 2011 Male Athlete of the Year, has been the model of consistency and excellence.

Coach David Dowling’s comment: “Stefan has made a commitment to a distance running a way of life and it has been very successful. He has given to his team and teammates this past year as its captain. From the first days of summer training to the New England championship, Stefan set the standard for less experienced runners and helped them learn and succeed in the sport. Leading by example, his fourth place finish at the state meet helped the team earn second place in Class B, third overall in all classes. Stefan has improved each of his four years of running cross country. In addition, he has competed in six previous seasons of distance racing on the track teams and has continued to excel there as well.”

Previous winners:

• 2010 winner: Jon Higgins (Football)

• 2009 winner: Logan Price (Cross country)

• 2008 winner: Steven Chase (Soccer)

• 2007 winner: James LePage (Cross country)

• 2006 winner: Oliver Blum (Soccer)

• 2005 winner: Greg Frost (Soccer)

• 2004 winner: Casey Diehl (Cross country)

• 2003 winner: Will Robinson (Golf)

• 2002 winner: Ben True (Cross country)

• 2001 winner: Ben True (Cross country)

FALL 2011 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

MAGGIE BRADLEY, Senior—Volleyball

• All-State

• Captain

The 2010 Greely volleyball team became the first since 2002 not to bring a state title home to Cumberland.

The 2011 Rangers weren’t about to follow suit.

Not with Maggie Bradley leading the way.

Arguably the state’s most dominant and dynamic player, Bradley willed her team to the promised land, racking up mindboggling statistics, coming up big regularly in key spots and demonstrating an infectious passion for the sport and love of competition.

In light of her excellence and singular focus, Maggie Bradley is The Forecaster’s choice for Greely’s Fall 2011 Female Athlete of the Year.

Bradley is from North Yarmouth and came to volleyball in the eighth grade to be with her friends. By sophomore year, she was a member of the Greely varsity and was part of a team which captured a seventh successive state title. Then, as a junior, she and her teammates were ousted by eventual champion Biddeford in the semifinals.

In the offseason, Bradley, who has played JO for five years, and her teammates worked hard to prove that 2010 was an aberration.

It didn’t take long for Bradley to emerge as an elite talent this fall, leading the Rangers to 16 straight match wins, piling up impressive statistics along the way.

Bradley finished with 30 aces, 175 kills, 160 serve receives, 134 digs and 14 blocks. Time and again, with Greely on the ropes against a top foe like Falmouth or Scarborough, she soared above the net to slam home a shot that broke the opponent’s will. If that wasn’t enough, she’d deliver a timely ace. Through it all, her skill and energy were second to none.

In the state final versus Scarborough, Bradley punctuated her high school career in style. With the Rangers trailing the Red Storm, 17-10 in the fourth and what would prove to be decisive set, Bradley served eight straight points and Greely never looked back on its way to a championship. She simply wouldn’t be denied.

Bradley credits time spent jumping on a trampoline for competing against taller players. She also plays beach volleyball (teaming with Scarborough standout Brittany Bona), sprints and jumps in outdoor track, is a member of the school’s math team and Outing Club and is the head of makeup crew in drama. Bradley hopes to play at the college level and is interested in pursuing engineering.

She was certainly the spark that made the champion Rangers go this autumn. Maggie Bradley, Greely’s Fall 2011 Female Athlete of the Year, saved her best for last and left no doubt that she was a unique player who won’t soon be forgotten.

Coach Kelvin Hasch’s comment: “Maggie’s competitiveness has brought a great work ethic to the rest of the team. In almost every drill she had to do well or she was upset at herself. She was a true leader on and off the court helping her team get better. She’s been successful because she loves the game, works extremely hard on her skills, and had the mindset to be able to do what was necessary in close matches to win.”

Previous winners:

• 2010 winner: Kirstin Sandreuter (Cross country)

• 2009 winner: Erin Cadigan (Volleyball)

• 2008 winner: Hillary Cederna (Volleyball)

• 2007 winner: Mackenzie Ross (Field hockey)

• 2006 winner: Aly Robinson (Soccer)

• 2005 winner: Amanda Gray (Volleyball)

• 2004 winner: Rachelle Doucette (Soccer)

• 2003 winner: Hayly Ross (Field hockey)

• 2002 winner: Kim Alexander (Soccer)

• 2001 winner: Amanda Chase (Field hockey)

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