June 18, 2013

Maine Milestones

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.

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CPort Federal Credit Union of Portland North beat Play It Again Sports of Deering 8-4 on June 12 to win the city Little League softball championship. CPort team members, from left to right: Front – Mikayla Fortin, Jessica Brown, Hannah Collom, Sydney Robinson and Dela Bernard; Back – Grace Stacy, Terryn MacDonald, Emma Armstrong, Cally Serefs, Emily Bassford, Alexiis Fiore and Meghan Flaherty.

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The FSC Riptide U15 soccer team won their age bracket at the Needham Memorial Day Tournament in Massachusetts. Riptide team won all five of their matches against teams from Rhode Island, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Team members, from left to right: Front – Hayden Farr, David Costello and Andrew Muscadin of Falmouth; Jason Nielsen of Windham; Devin Day of Porter; Evan Villacci of Falmouth; Jeffrey Pollard of Raymond; Tyler Skvorak of Windham; and Topher Pidden of Yarmouth. Back – Coach Ron Giroux of Windham; Patrick Sanderson of Westbrook; Cam Tracey of Gorham; Ryan Lutrzykwoski of Winthrop; Gene Gumaer and Austin Farwell of Windham; Olin Rhoads of Falmouth; Chris Beckwith of Windsor; Kent Mohlar of Readfield; and Coach Josh Muscadin of Falmouth. Not pictured: Nick Sanzari, Nigel Dunn and Harrison Pearl of Falmouth; Connor Perry of Augusta; and Riley Brennan of Portland.

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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.

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The Southern Maine Flame U18 softball team won the Southern Maine Diamond Challenge Class A softball tournament on Sunday. The Flame went 6-0 in the tournament, giving up only eight runs in six games. Team members, from left to right: Front – Bailey Tremblay, Michaela Willwerth, Olivia Indorf, Brooke Cross, Samantha Dibiase. Back – Taylor Lux, Gianna Riccardi, Samantha Crosman, Meghan Dube, Paige Carter, Sierra Muchie, Aleisha Cross.

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