Waynflete Flyers Fall Athletes of the Year

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FALL 2010 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

TUCKER GEOFFROY, Senior-Soccer

* All-State

* Western C regional all-star

* WMC All-Star, Class C first team

Waynflete’s boys’ soccer team enjoyed another dominant campaign in 2010. This year, the Flyers boasted the latest in a long line of standouts, Tucker Geoffroy, who scored timely goals and led his team to within a whisker of the Class C Final.

He only spent two years at Waynflete, but made quite an impact and in light of his goal-scoring acumen, flair for the dramatic and willingness to create for his teammates, The Forecaster is naming Tucker Geoffroy as Waynflete’s Fall 2010 Male Athlete of the Year.

Geoffroy started playing soccer at a young age and also grew up starring in hockey. He went to Greely as a freshman and sophomore, then came to Waynflete and played a key role as a junior on a team which won 12 games.

In 2010, Geoffroy scored 13 goals and added six assists. His highlights were plentiful.

Geoffroy had two goals in a season-opening win over Poland, scored in a tie at Richmond, had two goals, including the winner with just over a minute to go at Gray-New Gloucester, produced a goal and an assist in wins over Freeport and Traip and fittingly had the lone goal in a win over Greely.

Geoffroy was superb in the playoffs, scoring twice in a quarterfinal round win over Mt. Abram and scoring the lone goal with less than two minutes to go in a semifinal round triumph at St. Dom’s. Waynflete was upset by NYA in the regional final, but Geoffroy had several chances, he just wasn’t able to finish.

The Flyers were so prolific on offense all season, due not only to Geoffroy’s finishing ability, but also to his setting up the team’s other offensive talents.

Geoffroy plays lacrosse in the spring. He mentors students at Reiche School and is an avid snowboarder. He’s undecided on his college choice and isn’t sure if he’ll play sports.

Whichever school winds up claiming him would be wise to give him a shot. Tucker Geoffroy, Waynflete’s Fall 2010 Male Athlete of the Year, boasts athleticism and skill that most can only dream of.

Coach Brandon Salway’s Comment: “Tucker showed excellent leadership in the way he practiced all season. He performed at a very high level. He was often double-covered, but more often than not, he responded by elevating his game. If his chances were limited, he created numerous chances for his teammates. He brought a toughness to the team, played hard and demonstrated great mental toughness. I think Tucker elevated everyone’s game. He gave others confidence and made everyone around him a better player. That’s what great players do.”

2009 winner: Chris Gillespie (Soccer)

2008 winner: Josh Bloom (Soccer)

2007 winner: Tristan Corriveau (Soccer)

2006 winner: Tristan Corriveau (Soccer)

2005 winner: Dan Black (Soccer)

2004 winner: Matt Lacasse (Soccer)


FALL 2010 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:

LINDSEY SINICKI, Senior-Field hockey

* Captain

* WMC All-Star, second team

For years, the Waynflete field hockey program took a backseat to soccer, but in 2010, the Flyers came into their own, accomplishing a winning record and a playoff berth for the first time in over three decades.

One of the biggest reasons for the program’s revival was senior Lindsey Sinicki, who was willing to do a little of everything to make her team successful, capping her career with a flourish.

Because of her skill, tenacity, leadership and ability to put the team first, Lindsey Sinicki is The Forecaster’s choice for Waynflete’s Fall 2010 Female Athlete of the Year.

Sinicki lives in Portland, started at Waynflete in the sixth grade and grew up playing soccer. When she stopped having fun on the pitch, she came over to field hockey, as a sophomore. Playing forward, but helping out elsewhere as needed, Sinicki helped produce a memorable campaign this fall.

Sinicki had a pair of assists in the Flyers’ first win, at Traip, scored twice in a second win over Traip, had a goal in a wild overtime victory over Freeport and scored in a win over Old Orchard Beach.

Waynflete won eight times in 2010, its best mark since 1979 and made the playoffs in a non open-tournament year for the first time since 1978. The Flyers were promptly ousted by eventual state champion North Yarmouth Academy in the quarterfinals, but their season was one of the best in program history.

“Beating Freeport was a turning point,” Sinicki said. “The playoffs were a goal.”

Sinicki plays ice hockey in the winter (with Cape Elizabeth) and wants to play for the storied lacrosse team this spring. She mentors students at Reiche School and is weighing her options for next year, which could include either a gap year or college. She’s interested in environmental science and may continue to play field hockey at the next level.

She certainly capped her high school career in memorable fashion. Lindsey Sinicki, Waynflete’s Fall 2010 Female Athlete of the Year, helped a program wake up the echoes and turn its fortunes around.

Coach Noelle Surette’s Comment: “Lindsey has been an outstanding leader for us for three years. She’s incredibly dedicated, gives 110 percent in both games and practice and really has a great understanding for field hockey. Although she was a forward line player, I asked a lot of her, having her also be a key factor on defense. She made sure all the girls felt welcomed and comfortable. She is a true athlete. Dedicated. Competitive with a never-quit attitude. She’ll be greatly missed next season.”

2009 winner: Amy Allen (Cross country)

2008 winner: Adele Espy (Cross country)

2007 winner: Adele Espy (Cross country)

2006 winner: Alex Woodhouse (Soccer)

2005 winner: Tess Crain (Cross country)

2004 winner: Anina Hewey (Soccer)

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