2015

      

The Maine Baseball Hall of Fame is proud to award scholarships to each of the outstanding men and women whose contributions to their school and community both on and off the field exemplify the qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and citizenship taught for many years by Packy McFarland and Marie Noel.

 

   MARIE W. NOEL SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

 

The Maine Sunday Telegram Softball Player of the Year and KVAC Player of the Year, pitcher Arika Brochu finished her senior season with a record of 12-4 with 94 strikeouts, 15 walks, and a 1.37 ERA in 102 2/3 innings, while also hitting a gaudy .618 with five home runs, 32 runs, and 24 RBIs. Says Arika, “I would describe softball as pretty much all I do... It’s that type of relationship.” A “leader by example,” Arika, who also played field hockey at Cony, nonetheless found time to participate in a slew of volunteer and extracurricular activities, including volunteering at the Maine General Medical Center every summer, while also maintaining a GPA of 95.58 and making honor roll every year. Arika will attend Saint Anselm College in the fall. 

 Arika Brochu  

Cony HS

 

 

 

The starting pitcher throughout her entire high school softball career, Molly Foley helped lead her team to two Western Maine championship games. She captained the team her sophomore, junior, and senior years, and has been named a conference All- Star three times.  Valedictorian of her class, Molly earned an impressive GPA of 104.42 even while taking a rigorous course load. Described as a role model for others, Molly was president  of her class and contributed more than 230 hours of community service through Key Club. Molly will attend Bowdoin College in the fall. 

 Molly Foley  Greenville HS

 

 

 

Sarah Micucci had an outstanding senior year, excelling in a new position at first base and leading the team offensively with her aggressive bat. With a batting average of .500 and a team leading 10 RBIs, it’s no surprise that she received the team’s offensive player of the year award and was named to the SMAA Second Team and the SMAA All- Academic team.  Ranked seventh in her class, Sarah has been involved with numerous community organizations, volunteering at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen and Maine Medical Center. Her coach describes her as “driven, hardworking, and compassionate for others.” Sarah will attend Roger Williams University in the fall, where she plans to study pre-med. 

 Sarah Micucci   South Portland HS

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Four- year varsity player Abbie Paquette found ways to contribute at the mound and at the plate this spring, with a .441 batting average, 15 RBIs, and 22 runs, and an impressive pitching record of 9-1 with a 2.333 ERA and an incredible 1.460 WHIP. Described by her coach as having a “work ethic and competitive drive that is matched by no other,” Abbie was on the mound when the Tigers beat TA in the quarterfinals of the playoffs. In addition to being a three--sport varsity athlete, Abbie was a member of Student Council and editor of the BHS newspaper. She has also volunteered hundreds of hours serving her  community, including at Maine Medical Center and Southern Maine Health Care. Graduating with high honors and a GPA of 3.54, Abbie will continue her academic and softball careers at Franklin Pierce University. 

 Abbie Paquette  Biddeford HS

    EDWARD J. “PACKY” MCFARLAND BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS                               

 

 

 

 

Logan Bagley gives new meaning to the word “determined.” After being diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in the fall of 2013, Logan had to travel regularly for his treatments, cutting short his junior and senior baseball seasons. However, he continued to practice with the team and play whenever he was able. This spring, after having extensive tests done in Portland, he rushed back home to play a game in 80 degree heat. On occasions when he was too sick or weak to play, Logan sat on the bench to encourage his teammates. Logan has been a junior firefighter in his hometown of Harmony since he was 16, and at age 18 he became a full member of the fire department. A member of the National Honor Society, Logan maintained a 3.44 GPA even while undergoing cancer treatments his junior and senior years. Logan will attend Eastern Maine Community College where he will study fire science. 

        Logan Bagley  

Dexter Regional HS

 

 

 

Few high school ball players can say they played on a state championship team, but Andrew Hillier of Bangor can do one better-- he was a member of both the 2014 and the 2015 Class A state championship teams. Batting over .400 in both his junior and senior years while compiling an ERA under 2.00, Andrew’s work on the mound and at the plate contributed to the Rams’ sparkling record of 36-4 over those two seasons. Named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All State Team, Andrew possesses a work ethic is that is praised by his coaches and teachers alike. Described as a leader on and off the field, he is a member of National Honor Society, a volunteer with Special Olympics, a Student Ambassador, and a volunteer with the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Andrew will continue his baseball career at the University of Southern Maine, where he plans to study business management. 

 Andrew Hillier  

Bangor HS

 

 

 

It’s easy to see why Ryan Ruhlin was named the Bulldogs’ MVP this season. He batted .381 and led the team with 15 RBIs, in addition to posting an impressive 5-2 pitching record with a league -leading 4 saves. A four year starter, Ryan also played football and hockey for Portland and was captain of all three sports his senior year. Named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All State Team, Ryan stands out for his sportsmanship. According to his coach, “Ryan plays the game hard but understands when it’s over, it’s over.” Ryan also gives back to his community as a coach for one of the local Babe Ruth teams. Ryan, who graduated in the top 20% of his class with a 95.4 GPA, will be attending Bridgton Academy in the fall. 

  Ryan Ruhlin   Portland HS

 

 

 

Described as “a student -athlete, scholar, and leader,” Sam Warren has made his mark playing for Scarborough High School as well as Libby- Mitchell American Legion Post 76. In the summer of 2014, Sam compiled a pitching record of 4-2 with a 2.37 ERA, while slugging .321 with 11 RBIs. An ankle injury shortened his senior season at SHS, but it is a testament to his leadership abilities that his peers voted him captain, even though he was unable to join the lineup until mid May. In addition to being a three- sport athlete, Sam maintained a stellar academic record, making honor roll every semester, and an impressive array of school and extracurricular activities, including serving as his class’s Vice President and captain of the Mock Trial team. Sam will attend Trinity College in the fall.

 Sam Warren   Scarborough HS

           2016

       

  MARIE W. NOEL SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

                                

 

 

“Putting the team before herself always” was the hallmark of Sarah Hammond’s career at Edward Little according to her coach Elaine DeRosby. After establishing herself as a top flite third baseman during her sophomore year, she responded to the team’s need for a pitcher and won 21 games over the next two years with an ERA of 1.60. She was a first team KVAC All-Conference choice this spring, as well as an All-Academic selection.

Sarah was a two-year participant in the KickOffMentor Program which supports 9th graders entering high school and was the 2016 recipient of Edward Little’s Maine Principals Association’s Scholar Athlete Award.

Sarah graduated 8th in her class, achieving High Honors every quarter with a rigorous AP course load. She will attend the University of New England to study Health Sciences.

 Sarah Hammond  Edward Little HS

 

 

Biddeford High School principal Jeremie Sirois says Kirsten Lebreux is “one of those students who simply brings joy to your life and school.” Alternating between first base and the pitcher’s mound, Kirsten was a two-time SMAA All-Conference first team selection, adding All-Academic honors this year, and “displayed the leadership and work ethic that every coach hopes for from his top players,” according to her coach Ray Magnant.

Active as the student representative on the Biddeford School Committee and the Student Council, Kirsten has also volunteered at the local soup kitchen, Toys for Tots and Maine Medical’s Hats with Hugs program.

Kirsten was the valedictorian of her class and was awarded the Maine Principals’ Association Award and the prestigious Princeton Book Award. She will attend Bentley University in the fall majoring in accounting.
 

 Kirsten Lebreux  Biddeford HS

 

Adding the Miss Maine Softball Award and a Maine Sunday Telegram All-State selection to an already gaudy resume, Karli Theberge completed one of the most impressive softball careers ever at Hermon High School. A four-time PVC All-Conference choice, she compiled a career pitching record of 52-6 with 312 strikeouts and hit .531 over four years with 128 base hits and 7 home runs.

Karli was the co-chairman of the Hawks Advisory Committee and a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. She volunteered over 100 hours at Eastern Maine Medical Center.

A member of the Honors Scholar Diploma program, Karli was in the top 10 in her graduating class. She will attend Castleton University to study Health Sciences and continue her softball career.

 Karli Theberge  Hermon HS

EDWARD J. “PACKY” MCFARLAND BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

 

A two-time KVAC Player of the Year and a three-time All-Conference choice, Nick Mazurek capped a sparkling career at Oceanside by recently being named to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State team.  Nick hit .400 this spring with four home runs while sporting a 4-1 pitching record and a 0.94 ERA.

A member of the National Honor Society, Nick has been active in Rockland youth sports clinics and served as a page in the Maine House and Senate for 10 years.

Called by Coach Don Shields “by far the best player I have ever coached”, Nick will continue his baseball career at Division II University of Southern New Hampshire where he will study sports management.
 

 Nick Mazurek  Oceanside HS

 

 

A Maine Sunday Telegram All-State selection, the Bill Cox Athlete of the Year, the Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year, a John Winkin Award finalist, and the valedictorian of his class, Ryan Sinclair set a new standard of student-athlete excellence at Hall-Dale.  Ryan hit .569 this spring with 31 RBI and went 6-4 on the mound with a 1.88 ERA.

Active in student government and the Key Club, Ryan represented Hall-Dale at both Dirigo Boys State and the Maine Youth Leadership Conference.  He was instrumental in developing a unified basketball team for RSU 2.

A recipient of the Maine Principals Association award, Ryan will attend The College of the Holy Cross.
 

  Ryan Sinclair  

Hall-Dale HS

 

Hard work, intensity and selfless play characterized Calvin Soule’s athletic and academic career at Greely.  A two-time Western Maine Conference first team selection, Calvin was a three-year starter for the Rangers and compiled a career .356 batting average with 42 RBI and 34 runs scored.

 

Calvin was an exemplary leader and contributor to student life at Greely serving on student government councils, the Community Service Club, the Parent-Student Advisory Board and the National Honor Society.  He was also a founder of the Creative Writing Club.

 

Calvin also shouldered a rigorous academic load, graduating with a Full International Baccalaureate Diploma (recognized as more challenging than most AP level courses), and was accepted early decision at Bowdoin College.

 Calvin Soule  

Greely HS

           2017 

       

  MARIE W. NOEL SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

                                

 

 

Her softball coach at Mt. Ararat, Allen Graffam, called Katelyn Cox “a truly extraordinary athlete, student and person; one of the most amazing students I have known in my 42 years of teaching.”  A four-year starter, the gifted shortstop led the Eagles in hitting since her sophomore season, slugging at an eye-popping .508 this year.  Katelyn was a two-time All KVAC 1st team choice.

The valedictorian of her class and a member of the National Honor Society, Katelyn received the Society of Women Engineers Excellence in Math and Science Award and the Dartmouth Book Award.  He math teacher, Courtney Reichert, said of her: “Katelyn appreciates learning, school and people in a way that is rare for someone her age.  What I find most remarkable about Katelyn is her inner drive for learning.”

Katelyn will be attending Bowdoin College and plans to major in biology with a further goal of pursuing a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.

  Katelyn Cox  

Mt. Ararat HS

 

 

 

A four-year starter on Scarborough’s softball team which went 79-3 during her career, Abbie Murrell was a mainstay of this spring’s edition which finally realized its goal of winning the Class A state championship with a 3-0 victory over Skowhegan.  Abbie was undefeated as a pitcher during the regular season and compiled a .417 career batting average (.480 her senior year) while  slugging 9 home runs to go with 83 RBIs over a memorable four year career.  Abbie was a two-time All SMAA first team selection.
 
Coach Tom Griffin says “Abbie is an absolutely wonderful young lady who has been a bright light on our team for four years.  She loves to play softball, has been an extremely dedicated player and always shows ultimate respect both on and off the field.”  Abbie has been an active and influential member of the Student Health Advisory Board, Key Club and Storm for a Cure, and has volunteered with the Homework Club, Ruth Reusable Resources and Edge Academy.
 
A National Honor Society member, Abbie achieved an unweighted 4.0 GPA and will attend St. Anselm College in the fall.

 Abbie Murrell  Scarborough HS

 

 

 

The Madeline Wood era at Madison Area Memorial High School came to a close this spring with an enduring legacy:  Four Mountain Valley Conference championships, three state title appearances with two championships in 2014 and 2016 and a first team All MVC selection in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons.  Madeline was a 3-sport captain and drew the respect of her soccer coach Mike Herrick as “one of the hardest-working athletes I have ever coached.  She is willing to put in the time needed to succeed.”

The class salutatorian, Madeline brought dedication and focus to her school and community as well, contributing to student government, the National Honor Society and the Yearbook committee , volunteering at youth camps and clinics and organizing the Seniors Mentor program.  Her drive to succeed and willingness to give back solidified her reputation as an extraordinary  role model for the Madison community.
 

Madeline Wood  

Madison Area Memorial HS

EDWARD J. “PACKY” MCFARLAND BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

 

Winning the Dr. John W.  Winkin Award this spring, emblematic of Maine’s best baseball player in the state,  capped a “one-for- the- ages” career at Orono High School for Jackson Coutts.  Jack, a 3-time Penobscot Valley Conference Class C Player of the Year batted an otherworldly .657 during the regular season in which he was walked intentionally more than 25 times.  His patience was rewarded in his final high school game as he not only pitched a complete game 4-hitter but stroked a leadoff double in the bottom of the 7th inning that sparked a 4-run uprising, lifting the Red Riots to a stunning, come-from-behind  4-3 victory over Lisbon in the Class C title game.
 
His coach Donald Joseph had this comment on the talented catcher:  “In my 39-year coaching/teaching stint, I have seen many athletes.  I can honestly say that Jackson Coutts is the most gifted all-around and most grounded player I have ever witnessed.  Jack is a class act both on and off the field.”
 
Jack will continue his baseball career at the University of Rhode Island starting in the fall of 2017.

  Jackson Coutts  

Orono HS

 

 

 

Hailed by Coach Bob Neron as “the best catcher we’ve ever had at Mt. Ararat,” Cameron Cox was the Eagles’ man behind the plate for all 4 years of his varsity career, compiling a .300 plus batting average and the well-deserved respect of coaches, teammates, umpires  and opponents.  He was also a 4-year starter for the local legion team and slugged his way to a .450 average for Highland Green last summer.
 
A NAVIGATE peer mentor and volunteer at the Topsham Parks and Recreation annual baseball camp, Cameron was also instrumental in a town-wide effort to build a baseball field in Bowdoinham.
 
A member of the National Honor Society and winner of the Colin A. Roy Award for academic and athletic excellence, as well as the St. Michael’s Book Award and Air Force Math and Science Award, Cameron will study civil engineering at Western New England University.

  Cameron Cox  

Mt. Ararat HS

 

 

 

You’ll not find a Maine high school baseball player with as impressive a portfolio of state and national awards as Cam Guarino:  Gatorade Player of the Year 2017, MaxPreps Best Player in State 2017, USA TODAY All State Team 2016, Maine Sunday Telegram All State team 2016 and 2017, All-Conference 1st team 2016 and 2017, and All Academic Team 2015-2017.  The accomplished southpaw compiled a 31-3 career pitching record at Falmouth with a miniscule 0.52 ERA.
 
Gregg Palmer, Principal of FHS, says of Cam: “Cam is one of the most talented high school baseball players in Maine but you wouldn’t know it to see him walking the halls of Falmouth High School.  He is kind, soft-spoken, considerate and a serious student.”  Cam contributed to the Student Athlete Community Service Network and planted shade trees at Falmouth High School as his senior project.
 
A 3-year member of the National Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA, Cam will continue his baseball career at the University of New Haven.

 Cam Guarino  Falmouth HS

           2018 

       

  MARIE W. NOEL SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

                                

 

 

 

    Winner of the prestigious Maine Gatorade Softball Player of the Year as a junior, Jessica Brown capped a brilliant career in which she finished with 30 wins as a pitcher and a .368 batting average by being named the Varsity Maine Female Academic Ace this month.


    A member of the National Honor Society and Moody’s Mega Math Challenge, Jessica has been an active member of the Girl Scouts since first grade, earning her Silver Award by organizing a book drive to benefit Head Start.
    The class valedictorian, Jessica scored 1570 on the SAT and will attend the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

 Jessica Brown   Portland HS

 

 

 

Holder of Wells High School single-season records in six major hitting categories including an eye-popping .690 batting average as a junior (“slumping” to .618 this year), Anya Chase was Western Maine All Conference Player of the Year in addition to earning Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Softball honors for a second straight year.


    Anya has been a dedicated tutor for 8th grade math students at Wells Junior High School in addition to participating in the Shooting for a Cure fundraiser and the National Honor Society.
    Anya is the salutatorian in a very competitive senior class and will attend MIT in the fall, majoring in biological engineering.

  Anya Chase  

Wells HS

 

 

 

A two-time Mountain Valley Conference Player of the Year and a 3-sport captain, Bailey Dunphy has set a very high bar of accomplishment throughout her career at Carrabec High School. Bailey batted an other-worldly .731 this spring with 7 home runs en route to her selection to the Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Softball Team.


    Bailey’s strong commitment to her school and community is evidenced by her volunteering for Special Olympics, Madison/Anson Days, and Ronald McDonald House, as well as participation in Youth in Maine government, Girls’ State, Student Council and National Honor Society. When things get slow, she also pitches in at the family trucking business.
    Bailey will be attending Thomas College in the fall.

  Bailey Dunphy   Carrabec HS

 

 

 

The Miss Maine Softball winner and a 3-Time All-State and All-SMAA selection, Chloe Griffin was 14-0 on the mound this spring with a .91 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 92 innings in leading the Red Storm to back-to-back Class A State championships. Chloe also hit .446 with 4 home runs.


    Chloe served as President of the Student Council and won the DAR Good Citizenship and MPA Principals Awards in addition to being a two-year member of the National Honor Society. Chloe has also volunteered in coaching youth baseball and softball players at the EDGE Academy Training Center.
    Chloe will be continuing her career at D2 Southern New Hampshire University.

Chloe Griffin  Scarborough HS

 

 

 

A four-year varsity starter at Gray New Gloucester, Alie Martell won Western Maine First Team All-Conference recognition in three of those years, hitting .313 this spring while recording at no-hitter, a one-hitter and four two-hitters, and striking out 129 while on the mound.
    As the only senior on the team, Alie stepped up to the plate in the leadership category and flourished in that role. She led the school’s Backpack Club, packing 150 bags weekly for those in need, and became involved in the Community Service Club and National Honor Society.


    Alie has chosen to attend the University of New England in Biddeford to study nursing on a physician’s assistant track and continue her softball career.

Grant Hartley  Edward Little HS
    The KVAC Player of the Year, Grant recently added Maine Sunday Telegram All-State Team and Varsity Maine Male Athlete of the Year honors to a sparkling high school portfolio. Grant hit .461 this spring and compiled a 4-2 pitching record with a 1.75 ERA.
    A member of the National Honor Society, Grant worked part time for the Bell Family Farms in addition to volunteering at the Good Shepard Food Bank and participating in the Dempsey Challenge.
    Grant will study mechanical engineering at the University of Maine where he will play football as a preferred walk on.

Alie Martel  

Gray-New Gloucester HS

EDWARD J. “PACKY” MCFARLAND BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

 

    “Quite possibly one of the loveliest young men I’ve ever had the pleasure of teaching and knowing,” is how Jessica Pearson, Social Studies Team Leader at Traip Academy describes Shane MacNeill. Shane’s career at Traip was marked by superlative on-field performance as witnessed by Western Maine Conference Class C/D Player of the Year honors, his selection as a John Winkin Mr. Baseball finalist and an enviable record of leadership and commitment to his school community.


    Shane’s natural leadership style led to distinguished service at the Kittery Community Center where he logged many volunteer hours coaching and inspiring young players.
    Shane will attend Thomas College in the fall and intends to pursue his baseball career.

  Shane MacNeill  

Traip Academy

 

 

 

Called the “heart of Mt. Ararat baseball with an unrelenting work ethic” by his coach Brett Chase, Nick Merrill recently added Maine Sunday Telegram All-State honors to a first team all-KVAC selection, highlighting a sparkling senior year in which he batted .500 with 20 RBI while committing only four errors at shortstop.


    Nick earned a GPA of 3.90 over his academic career and won the coveted Trig Star Award for his mathematical prowess. He was selected for the National Honor Society as a junior.
    Nick channeled his talents back to his community by mentoring and coaching the math team at Bowdoinham Community School and assisting with youth baseball clinics.
    Nick will continue his baseball and academic career at Bowdoin College.

  Nick Merrill  

Mt. Ararat HS

 

 

 

Brendan Tinsman earned a rare trifecta among Maine high school baseball players this spring: Gatorade Maine Player of the Year, John Winkin Mr. Baseball Award and Maine Sunday Telegram Baseball Player of the Year. As a senior, Brendan hit .510 with three home runs and 12 RBI. For his career, Brendan hit .413 with 14 home runs.
    “Brendan has been essential to the growth and success of the Cape Elizabeth baseball program as well as a model student athlete throughout his 4-year tenure,” says Cape Elizabeth baseball coach Andrew Wood.


    Brendan volunteered locally on behalf of Thanksgiving food drives, the American Cancer Society, youth sports programs and the STRIVE program, which raises funds to benefit young adults with developmental disabilities.    
    Brendan will continue his career at Wake Forest University this fall.

Brendan Tinsman  Cape Elizabeth HS

 

 

 

Praised by Cheverus High School baseball coach Mac McKew as having “one of the best baseball IQs I’ve seen in my ten seasons,” Griffin Watson hit .431 for the Stags this spring, led the SMAA in runs scored and stolen bases and was named to both the SMAA First Team All-Conference and All-Academic teams.


    Griffin sported a 3.89 GPA and graduated summa cum laude while performing community service at Ruth’s Reusables, the Arupe Service project at Lincoln Middle School and promoting and supporting numerous school events for his peers.
    Griffin will enter Division I Fairfield University this fall and intends to try out as a walk on for the baseball team.

 Griffin Watson  Cheverus HS

           2019 

       

  MARIE W. NOEL SOFTBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

                                

 

 

 

 

 

A 3-time Penobscot Valley Conference first team selection who added Pitcher of the Year and Player of the Year plaudits to a gaudy resume this spring, Olivia Albert posted an 8-3 pitching record with a 1.02 ERA and hit .645 with 33 RBI and 5 home runs for the Coyotes. The versatile pitcher/shortstop recently added Maine Sunday Telegram All-State honors to her impressive record. 

 

Olivia compiled an equally impressive record of community service, assisting with softball clinics, visiting nursing homes and organizing numerous Key Club and National Honor Society events. Olivia ranked in the top ten in her class and graduated with an Honors Diploma. 

 

Olivia will major in nursing at Keene State College and will continue her softball career.

 Olivia Albert 

Old Town HS

 

 

 

 

Kayla Hodgkins holds the rare distinction of having been the starting pitcher for the Erskine Academy softball team since her freshman year. She batted .326 as a senior and compiled a 9-4 pitching record while leading Erskine Academy to the playoffs this Spring.

Kayla maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking numerous college-level and honors courses. She has volunteered extensively in the community and worked summers at a local preschool. Despite having to manage several medical issues throughout high school, Kayla’s grit and perseverance never faltered and allowed her to pursue an unwavering commitment to academic and athletic excellence.

Kayla plans to study nursing at the University of Maine at Augusta.

Kayla Hodgkins Erskine Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winner of the prestigious Miss Maine Softball Award, Olivia Howe won 11 games and batted .655 with 32 RBI for Thornton Academy this spring.

Described as “an academically focused, genuine young lady who has a gracious and engaging demeanor”, by her school counselor, Olivia ranked in the top 12% of her class while volunteering with the Action Team and Saco Softball clinics.

Olivia received the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Award as well as the Thornton Academy Athletic Boosters Outstanding Athlete Scholarship for 2018-19.

Olivia will continue her softball career at St. Joseph’s College.

Olivia Howe

Thornton Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

A four-time All-Aroostook All-Star Team selection, Kylie Vining captained all 3 sports she participated in at Southern Aroostook.  Alternating between pitcher and 1st base, she averaged more than 10 strikeouts a game while contributing timely hitting.

A National Honor Society member with numerous leadership conventions attended, Kylie also worked as a Certified Nurses Assistant and volunteered at youth basketball and soccer clinics.

Accumulating approximately 60 college credits prior to graduation by taking “the most vigorous course schedule I have ever seen a student take” according to her guidance counselor, Kylie will attend the University of Maine at Presque Isle and plans to continue playing both soccer and softball.  

Kylie Vining

 Southern Aroostook Community HS

          2019

EDWARD J. “PACKY” MCFARLAND BASEBALL SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

 

 

 

 

 

Described by his coach Darren Hartley as one of “the most well rounded, thoughtful, honest, hardworking, productive student athletes I have ever coached”, Hunter Landry is a 3-time All-KVAC first team selection and hit .370 this spring, leading the team in nearly every offensive category for the second year in a row.

Hunter’s contribution to his school extends well beyond the diamond as he participated in unified basketball, youth council and the McMahon Elementary Next Pitch program. He was selected for the Principals Award, the Clifford Award and the Norm Parent Award. 

Hunter played 3 sports while maintaining a 98.5 GPA and graduating 5th in his class. Hunter will attend Bates College

in the fall and plans to study Psychology. 

Hunter Landry Lewiston High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

A two-time All-KVAC choice with a .380 career batting average at Mt. Ararat, Hunter Lohr captained all four of the sports he participated in this year. (football, basketball, track, baseball)

A National Honor Society member, Hunter also served in the Student Senate and the Big Brother/Big Sister program as well as participating in the Navigate Mentor program.

Hunter graduated 14th in his class with a GPA of 3.85. He was awarded the “Eagle” Award at graduation for school spirit and academic excellence.

Hunter will continue his education at Allegheny College where he will play baseball and football.

 Hunter Lohr

 Mt. Ararat HS

 

 

 

 

 

Described by his math teacher as “an intelligent, natural leader and one of the kindest young people I have had the honor of working with,” Austin Stebbins twice earned first team All Mountain Valley Conference honors and spearheaded Hall-Dale to its first state baseball championship in 2018. Austin hit .370 over a sparkling 4-year career.

Austin participated in Dirigo Boys State, the MVC Leadership Conference, the Hyde Leadership Conference and the National Honor Society in addition to serving in the Student Senate and performing in Hall-Dale band, chorus and stage productions.

Austin will attend Thomas College in the fall, and will play baseball, joining his older brother on the team.

Austin Stebbins

Hall-Dale HS

 

After leading Freeport’s boys’ soccer team to its first state final appearance in four decades last fall, Shea Wagner posted a 5-1 pitching record this spring with a 1.55 ERA and also hit .272 in pacing the Falcons’ stirring run to the Class B state baseball final.  In the process, Shea was named the Freeport Spring Male Athlete of the Year by the Forecaster.

Shea pursued community service with the same passion brought to the athletic arena.  He participated in an athletic leadership summit at St. Joseph’s, was the co-lead for the Red Cross blood drive and volunteered at sports camps, nursing homes and Hit/Pitch/Run.

Embracing the spirit of a true scholar-athlete, Shea will be attending San Diego State University this fall.  

 Shea Wagner

Freeport HS