Boys’ lacrosse

A junior at Falmouth, Tapley scored a team-high 34 goals and had a team-high 23 assists in 12 regular-season games to help the Yachtsmen become the top seed in the Western Class B tournament.

This spring, Tapley was honored as an All-American and was named to the Western Maine Conference’s first team. A three-year starter, he already has scored 62 goals with 51 assists during his varsity career.


Girls’ lacrosse

When Mia Rapolla has the ball on the lacrosse field, watch out.

The Gorham senior was the state’s leading scorer as a junior and elevated her game even further this year, helping the players around her improve. Her shooting ability is second to none, but combined with her game sense and sheer competitiveness, Rapolla stands out among the state’s best.

Gorham was knocked out of the playoffs in the Western Class A semifinals, but Rapolla finished the season with 88 goals and 13 assists.

Rapolla has accepted a scholarship to play lacrosse at the University of Massachusetts.


Twenty-eight athletes will be honored at our annual banquet on Sunday, when our two athletes of the year will be announced. To read profile stories of all fall and winter MVPs, click here.

The event is sponsored by The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and Bank of America.