Six boys’ teams and five girls’ teams from Portland will play in the U.S. Youth Soccer Region I championships June 28 through July 1 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, R.I.
Teams from the Seacoast Mariners soccer club will play in the U-12 boys, U-13 boys, U-16 boys, U-18 boys, U-15 girls, U-16 girls and U-18 girls divisions, and teams from MCU Portland Phoenix will play in the U-15 boys, U-17 boys, U-12 girls and U-13 girls divisions.
Winners of each age group earn a berth in the national championships July 22-28 at Overland Park, Kan.
University of Southern Maine Athletic Director Al Bean was honored by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics as one of 28 winners of the Athletic Director of the Year Award. He was one of four winners in Division III.
Molly Strabley of Yarmouth received the Coaches’ Award for girls’ lacrosse at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Conn. Strabley was a co-captain for the Pelicans, who finished with a 9-6 record.
Gail Kinney carded a hole-in-one on the 140-yard second hole at Falmouth Country Club on June 9. The shot was witnessed by Barry Howgate, Craig Kinney and Judy Howgate.
Greg Gagnier made a hole-in-one using a 3-hybrid on the eighth hole at Poland Spring Golf Course on Thursday. The shot was witnessed by Tom Schultz, Gayle Bartley and Paul Bartley.
Matt Poirier used a pitching wedge to make a hole-in-one Friday on the 16th hole at Spring Meadows Golf Club. The 118-yard shot was witnessed by Aaron Weymouth and Rick Dickson.
St. Joseph’s College graduate Danyelle Shufelt of Sutton, Vt., was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Woman of the Year.
A four-year member of the Monks’ softball and basketball teams, Shufelt graduated cum laude this spring as a biology/pre-physician’s assistant major. She earned three GNAC All-Conference honors and three All-Academic honors in softball.