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By Michael Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor
The Boston Herald and Boston Globe recently released their winter All-Scholastic awards. Following an extremely successful winter athletic season in Wellesley that featured a Division II state championship in girls hockey, many of the recipients of these prestigious honors were Wellesley Raiders.
In girls track, sophomore Abby Comella received both Globe and Herald All-Scholastic as well as being named the Bay State Conference MVP. Comella holds the Wellesley indoor records in the 300, the 600, and the 4x400. Comella finished first in the 600 at both the Division II state meet (1:35.86) and at All-State meet (1:33.95).
Joining Comella on the Globe All-Scholastic team are her teammates on the 4x400 relay unit in JoJo Kennedy, Anna Jordahl-Henry, and Charlotte Freniere, who set the New England meet record at 3:53.27, as well as taking a first-place finish in the All-State meet (3:57.62). Head coach John Griffith also took home his fourth Globe Coach of the Year award after leading the Raiders to the Division II championship, as well as the first All-State title in program history.
Loren Andrews, Abby Comella, Maggie Donahue, Freniere, Anna and Julia Jordahl-Henry, Joanna Kennedy, and JoJo Kennedy were all named Bay State All-Stars, as well.
In girls hockey, two members of the Division II champion team were named Herald All-Scholastic in sophomore defenseman Erin Fleming, who was named to the Herald Dream Team, while senior forward Jenna Harrison was named to the All-Herald Team. Fleming’s three goals and 18 assists also earned her Globe Division II Player of the Year honors, while Harrison’s nine goals and 31 assists also earned her Globe All-Scholastic.
Phoebe Lawrence, Liddy Schultz, and Olivia Vernon were all named Bay State Conference All-Stars along with Harrison and Fleming. Wellesley girls hockey head coach PT Donato was named Herald and Globe Division II Coach of the Year.
On the boys side of the ice, goaltender Andrew Hubbard was named a Bay State Conference All-Star, as well as Bay State Conference MVP. Joey Siemering and Michael Siemering were also named Bay State All-Stars.
In boys basketball, Alex Barron and Alex Stoddard were named Bay State Conference All-Stars.
In girls basketball, Gianna Palli, Sofie Paulsen, and Kelcie Zarle were named Bay State Conference All-Stars.
Andrew Scherrer of the Wellesley boys swimming team was named Globe and Herald All-Scholastic after a first-place finish in the 50 freestyle at All-States. Scherrer also helped guide Wellesley to the 200 Freestyle Relay title at All-State. Edward Choi, Calvin Isley, Andrew Scherrer, Daniel Scherrer, and Richie Thompson were all named Bay State Conference All-Stars.
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