Spring all-star teams have decidedly Portland feel

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The 2010 spring sports season produced many thrills for athletes from the city of Portland. In that light, it’s no surprise that postseason all-star lists featured many familiar names.


The Southern Maine Activities Association’s baseball all-star team had its share of local players selected.

The first team included Deering outfielder Sam Balzano, utilityman Jake Nichols and pitcher Travis Wade.

The second team featured Cheverus utilityman Louis DiStasio and outfielder Kyle Randall, along with Deering shortstop Nick Colucci and catcher John Miranda.

Deering’s Balzano and Cheverus’ Nick Lops made the All-Defensive team.

Deering’s Miranda, Wade and Nick DiBiase, along with Portland’s Caleb Fraser, were named to the All-Rookie team.

Cheverus’ Randall, Deering’s Nichols and Pat Bride and Portland’s Max Dismore, Brian Furey and Scott Briggs qualified for the All-Academic team.

Cheverus’ Randall received the Fred Harlow Award for all-around dedication and attitude.

Nichols, Wade and Portland’s Adam Gould played in the Senior All-Star Game.

In the Western Maine Conference, the Class C first team included Waynflete’s David Gorsky. Teammates Sam Fillinger and Charlie Laprade made the second team.


The SMAA all-star first-team featured Cheverus senior pitcher Theresa Hendrix and senior shortstop Audrey Grinnell, along with McAuley sophomore first baseman Shelby Bryant.

Cheverus’ Anna Snook and Jasmyn Welch made the second team.

Cheverus’ Keturah Smith, Deering’s Netta Brown, McAuley’s Sam Schildroth and Portland’s Mattie Crockett was named honorable mentions.

All-Academic qualifiers included Cheverus’ Margaret Corrigan, Lauren DuBois, Grinnell, Hendrix, Keturah Smith and Snook and Deering’s Fiona Densmore.

Boys’ lacrosse

The SMAA boys’ lacrosse first-team included Deering sophomore longstick middie Karl Rickett and three members of the Eastern A champion Portland Bulldogs: senior defender Patrick Curran, sophomore goalie Ryan Jurgelevich and junior midfielder Caleb Kenney.

Cheverus placed three players on the second team. That group included junior middie Evan Jendrasko, senior defender Max Miller and senior goalie Sean Oddy. They were joined by Portland senior attack Jason Knight and senior middie Kevin Nielsen.

Cheverus senior attack Stefano Caiazzo, Deering senior attack Jackson Sewall and Portland junior middie Bronson Guimond were honorable mentions.

In the WMC, Waynflete senior Josiah Baker-Connick (midfield) was a second team selection.

Class A Senior All-Stars included Cheverus’ Miller, Deering’s Sewall and Portland’s Knight and Nielsen. Waynflete’s Baker-Connick took part on the Class B team, which won the game, 16-7.

Portland’s Kenney was selected as one of nine Maine All-Americans. Teammate Curran was named an Academic All-American.

Cheverus coach Deke Andrew was named “Man of the Year.”

Girls’ lacrosse

On the girls’ side, Waynflete boasted a pair of WMC first-teamers, seniors Amy Allen (attack) and Morgan Woodhouse (midfield).

Flyers juniors Izzer Berrang (defense) and Scout Haffenreffer (midfield) made the second team.

In the SMAA, Cheverus’ Grace Fitzpatrick (attack) and Mariah Callender (defense) made the first team.

Deering goalie Julie Pallozzi, McAuley attack Tori Tenenbaum and Portland attack Nancy McAdam were honorable mentions.

Cheverus’ Laura Peabody-Harrington, Deering’s Maddie Oswald, McAuley’s Claire McLaughlin and Portland’s Drew Barry made the All-Rookie team.

The SMAA All-Academic team included Cheverus’ Bri Amato, Emily Cianchette, Fitzpatrick, Katherine Haley and Sage Witham and McAuley’s Kathryn McManus, Olivia Locke, Samantha Dedian and Natalie Stone.

Cheverus’ Fitzpatrick and Witham and McAuley’s Samantha Dedian played for the “Red” team in the Senior All-Star Game. Deering’s Pallozzi, Portland’s McAdam and Waynflete’s Allen and Woodhouse competed for the “Blue” squad.

Last, but not least, Waynflete’s Woodhouse was one of four Maine All-American selections.


The boys’ SMAA track all-conference team had plenty of city representation.

First-teamers included Cheverus’ Beau Michaud (discus), Jack Terwilliger (mile and two-mile), John White (shot put) and the Stags 1,600 (Louis Johnson, Peter Gwilym, Patrick Jerome and Tim Woods) and 3,200 (Taylor Dundas, Terwilliger, Woods and Jerome) relay teams.

The second team featured Cheverus’ Dundas (mile and two-mile), Michaud (shot put), White (discus) and Woods (800), along with Portland’s Imadhi Zagon (long jump).

Cheverus’ James Rutter (200), Andrew Snyder (800), Woods (400) and Thomas Yates (discus) made the third team.

The All-Academic squad included Cheverus’ Max Bulger, David Chandpen, Dundas, Charles Matthew Place, Snyder,  Woods and Thomas Yates, Deering’s Ethan Koster, David Nguyen and Hank Stein and Portland’s Drew Dehahn, Tatum Gale, Li Hai, Robert Parent, Theo Phadungthin and Tim Phadungthin.

On the girls’ side, Cheverus’ Caroline Summa made the first team in the high jump, as did Deering’s Tricia Stewart. Summa was joined on the first team by the Stags 400 (Armani Alonzo, Summa, Emily Ford and Hannah Lyons) and 3,200 (Taylor Spang, Lizzie Gwilym, Fiona Hendry and Emily Durgin) relay squads.

Cheverus’ Durgin made the second team in the 800, the mile and the two-mile.

Deering’s Stewart (long jump) and Ella Ramonas (800), along with Cheverus’ Summa (triple jump) made the third team.

The All-Academic team included Cheverus’ Emily Ford, Ashley Giddinge, Kellie Keneagy, Amelia Lundkvist, Abigail Norbert and Liana Rubinoff, Deering’s Jane Farrell, Maggie McKeon, Kossoma Meach, Keleigh O’Neil, Sarah Savage, Christine Stevens and Dali Tauwala, McAuley’s  Lauren Fecteau, Victoria Hugo-Vidal and Rebecca Tanous and Portland’s Alicia Loeurm, Mackenzie Marles and Victoria Weber.

In the WMC, Waynflete’s Abshir Horor was a second teamer in the boys’ mile.


The Waynflete boys’ tennis team won a third consecutive Class C championship this spring and produced three of the eight WMC first-team spots.

Brandon Thompson, the individual singles champion, was joined by Patrick Ordway and Devin Van Dyke. Teammate Ross Cummings was named to the second team.

Van Dyke, along with Sam Cleaves, Chris Gillespie and Nate Niles, qualified as Senior Scholar-Student/Athlete recognition.

On the girls’ side, Waynflete’s Kaitlyn Thompson made the first team. Maddie High was a second team selection.

Caitlin Britos and Grace High qualified as Senior Scholar-Student/Athletes.

In the SMAA, Cheverus’ Will Lenk made the singles second team. Teammates Elliot Coates and Evan Cianchette were on the doubles second team.

Cheverus’ Cianchette and Thomas Mourmouras made the Senior All-Academic team.

On the girls’ side, Portland’s Mary Moran was a singles first-teamer.

Portland’s Liza Iselborn, along with McAuley’s Addie Devine and Paige Hickey, made the singles second team.

McAuley’s Julia Haverty and Danielle LaCasse and Portland’s Sophie Hulbert and Lauren MacDougal made the doubles first-team.

Deering’s Jackie Huynh and Maria Smith-Lachman were named to the doubles second-team.

Cheverus’ Miriam Nielsen and Natasha Spellman, Deering’s Jean McCabe and Rachel Miller, McAuley’s Haverty and LaCasse and Portland’s Marianne Anderson, Corey Carmichael, Vesna Glisic, Lauren MacDougal and Emma Wilson were named to the Senior All-Academic team.

Sports Editor Michael Hoffer can be reached at mhoffer@theforecaster.net

Sidebar Elements

Cheverus senior Stefano Caiazzo made the SMAA boys’ lacrosse all-star team as an honorable mention.

Deering junior Sam Balzano was an SMAA first-team all-star this spring.

Portland senior Nancy McAdam capped her stellar career by earning a spot on the SMAA All-Star team as an honorable mention.

Waynflete’s Maddie High was a second-team WMC all-star this spring.

Sports Editor of The Forecaster since 2001. Find detailed game stories at theforecaster.net. I tweet prodigiously at @foresports.