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MILO BELLEAU, Senior-Soccer
Western C regional all-star
WMC Class C all-star, first team
Belleau was the last line of defense for a team which almost brought home a Gold Ball. He came up big time after time and helped the Flyers navigate a brutal schedule with stellar results.
Belleau, who was also named Waynflete’s Winter Male Athlete of the Year for his basketball prowess, came to the school at a young age and was a field player until his junior year, when he stepped in between the pipes and immediately made an impact, shutting out 10 of the 16 teams he faced en route to being named to the all-conference first-team.
After giving up just 10 goals as a junior, Belleau was even more stingy as a senior, surrendering only six and producing 12 more shutouts. His finest hour may have come over 48 hours, as Belleau stood tall to help Waynflete escape Carrabec in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals, only to learn that the PKs hadn’t been properly implemented and the teams had to finish them up two days later, where Belleau ensured his team would move on. After shutting out Sacopee Valley and Monmouth Academy, Belleau led the Flyers to the Class C state game, where they eventually lost on an overtime goal to Washington Academy.
If his performance in the postseason wasn’t impressive enough, when it was learned later that Belleau was sick and had developed mono, his efforts took on the stuff of legend.
Belleau will now turn his attention to leading the boys’ basketball team on another deep playoff run, then he’ll have his options as far as what sport to play and where to go to college.
Milo Belleau, Waynflete’s Fall Male Athlete of the Year, is destined to excel wherever he winds up. His transcendent performance makes him one of the school’s all-time great clutch performers.
Coach Brandon Salway’s comment: “I just could not have been more impressed with Milo’s development in two-years time. He’s an amazing athlete and he became a great keeper. One of the very best in the state. He made so many great saves that he made them look routine at times. He saved us so many times. He’s so good technically. We came up with big saves in so many spots. He’s so competitive. His leadership was instrumental to our success. I was very fortunate that I was able to coach him.“
2014 Harry Baker-Connick (soccer)
2013 Henry Cleaves (soccer)
2012 Peabo Knoth (soccer)
2011 Daniel Weiner (soccer)
2010 Tucker Geoffroy (soccer)
2009 Chris Gillespie (soccer)
2008 Josh Bloom (soccer)
2007 Tristan Corriveau (soccer)
2006 Tristan Corriveau (soccer)
2005 Dan Black (soccer)
2004 Matt Lacasse (soccer)
ARIANNA GIGUERE, Senior-Soccer
Western C regional all-star
WMC Class C all-star, first-team
WMC All-Academic team
Giguere burst on to the scene as a shy freshman with the flair for the dramatic and as she grew more confident on the field, she continued to score big goals all the way through this year’s playoffs, as she led the Flyers to the cusp of another championship.
Giguere started playing soccer at a young age after noticing her younger sister, Lydia, playing and thinking it looked like fun. She became a natural and stepped on to the Waynflete varsity as a freshman, where she scored 10 goals, several of them in key spots, and added three assists. The Flyers won the Class C state championship and did so again Giguere’s sophomore year, when she scored nine times and added four assists. Giguere erupted for 15 goals as a junior, but Waynflete lost to Sacopee Valley in the semifinals. This fall, Giguere capped her career in high style, scoring 17 goals and adding six assists for the eventual Class C South champions.
As a captain for the second year in a row, Giguere had a goal in a season-opening win over Traip Academy, had a goal and two assists in a victory over North Yarmouth Academy, scored three times against Old Orchard Beach, twice in a second game against Traip and closed the regular season with two goals in a victory over Freeport.
Giguere then had a fantastic postseason, scoring three goals in a semifinal round win over Madison, scoring the overtime game-winner in the regional final against Monmouth Academy, then tying the state final against Orono before the Flyers lost in double OT.
While Waynflete’s season ended in disappointment, Giguere did a good job putting it into perspective.
“I feel very lucky to have gotten to three state championship games,” she said. “It was so special to get to that point. My senior year was everything I could have asked for. I was very quiet as a freshman and gained confidence each year. I wanted to assert leadership this year. I was so proud of the team. We got everything we wanted except the Gold Ball, but I loved being on the team. What made me successful was the support of my coaches and teammates. They helped me go from a timid freshmen to an outgoing senior.”
Giguere finished with 51 goals and 15 assists in her career, made the all-conference for the fourth year in a row and the all-region team for the second consecutive season.
Giguere will return to basketball this winter (she missed her junior season with a back injury). She isn’t sure if she’ll play in college, but wants to play at least club or intramural soccer. She plans on studying physics or some other science.
Arianna Giguere, Waynflete’s Fall Female Athlete of the Year, turned goal scoring into an exact science. The quiet girl with a penchant for being in the right place at the right time made sure everyone knew what she was capable of.
Coach Todd Dominski’s comment: “Ari was unbelievable for our team. She’s all heart. She took her captain’s role and put so much into it. She always put the team above everything else. She was a great player and a hard worker who made so many clutch plays.”
2014 Julianna Harwood (soccer)
2013 Leigh Fernandez (soccer)
2012 Jo Moore (field hockey)
2011 Becky Smith (soccer)
2010 Lindsey Sinicki (field hockey)
2009 Amy Allen (cross country)
2008 Adele Espy (cross country)
2007 Adele Espy (cross country)
2006 Alex Woodhouse (soccer)
2005 Tess Crain (cross country)
2004 Anina Hewey (soccer)