Baseball

Record 20-0

Coach Rocky Myers

Highlight Winning the state championship with an unbeaten 20-0 mark

Seniors John Burnheimer, Pat Taber, Kyle Olson, Chris Donaldson, Rob Tole, Ben Thayer, Jake Blaisdell and Criag Nicely

Softball

Record 15-5

Coach Pete Walker

Highlight Playing in the state championship game

Seniors Courtney LaPierre, Ashley Wood, Shannon Martin, Michelle Pickrell, Erin Webster, Ashley Towle and Meghan Clements

Most Improved Michelle Pickrell

Captain’s Award Courtney LaPierre

Leadership Award Ashley Towle

Coach’s comments “We achieved our potential. In Florida, before the season started, I talked with the other coaches and we agreed that the team had the potential to go deep in the playoffs. The girls really stepped it up. The seven seniors took every bump in stride and showed the rest of the team how to deal with it. Even those who had limited playing time, accepted it and did what they could to make everybody better. The girls really like each other and love softball.”

Boys track

Record 17-0

Coach John Wilkinson

Highlight Having an undefeated season, winning the conference championship and winning the state title

Seniors Elton Savery, Adam Lord, Joe Mellone, Patrick Parker, Andy Robitaille, Tyson Nason, Jimmy Sawyer, Ahmed Awad, Joel Leconte, Jacob Lewis, Isaac Worrall and Ryoko Kotag

MVPs Tyson Nason and Jimmy Sawyer

John J. Wilkinson Memorial Trophy Patrick Parker

Coach’s Award Andy Robitaille

Coach’s comments “We were so consistent. We had a great season, with a group of seniors who carried us. They were a unique group, very focused, right to the end. It was nice to beat Belfast in the states after they beat us in the previous two state meets.”

Girls track

Record 11-1 reg season, 1st in WMC championship meet, 3rd in Class B state meet

Coach John Caterina

Highlight Finishing first in the WMC championship, defeating eventual state champion Greely by less than two points.

Seniors Gorham will graduate 13 seniors led by captains Elissa Gervais, Stacy Reed, Brenna Widdis and Ashley Wingert

MVPs Ashley Wingert for running events, Stacy Reed for field events

Coach’s Award Brenna Widdis

Coach’s comments “Gorham had an outstanding season as their final season in Class B. Led by a talented senior class, Gorham defended their league championship in an exciting fashion, defeating talented teams from Greely and York in a very close meet. Gorham eventually finished third in the state meet behind Greely and York but had outstanding performances. Gorham’s only individual state champion was freshman Leigh Maniscalco who won the long jump and also placed second in the 300 hurdles and third in the pole vault. School records were set during the season by Maniscalco in the PV and senior Stacy Reed in the discus. While Gorham is graduating a sizeable and talented group of seniors, they will be very competitive in

Class A next year with their very talented group of underclassmen, led by Maniscalco, Corey Perkins in the PV, Alyson Fearon in the sprints, Kat Cyr in the jumps and Morgan Carlson in the hurdles and throws.”

Boys lacrosse

Record 7-6

Coach Ken Templeton

Highlight It was a great achievement for our first-year varsity program to make the playoffs this season. We played a hard fought game against a good Scarborough team, and lost 7-3. A huge crowd from Gorham came to the game, and we played hard and played with class from first to last whistle. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t pull out the upset, but I think our team gained a great deal by having the playoff experience.

Seniors Josh Plowman, D, captain, attending USM next year, where he hopes to continue playing lacrosse. Ben Douglass, D, attending the University of Vermont next year. Kyle Hodgkins, M, attending the UMaine/Orono next year.

MVP Brian Plowman, Goalie. Brian made so many big saves for us this year and kept us in some tough games. He is fundamentally sound, athletic and has the potential to be a very good goalie.

Coach’s Award Josh Plowman, Defense. As a captain this year, Josh surpassed all expectations. He leads by example and was the anchor for our defense.

Coach’s comments “This season was a great first step at the varsity level for Gorham lacrosse. I think we managed to turn some heads in the state, and we were competitive in every game. The key thing is to take the next step, as we move into the SMAA and lacrosse is divided into classes next season. I have high hopes for our young players to improve in the off-season and become more complete players. They took huge strides this year, due to their extraordinary work ethic. The future looks bright for Gorham lacrosse, with many players returning and a strong feeder program established.”

Girls lacrosse

Record 11 loses, 1 tie!

Coach Sarah Dolley

Highlight Our overall record does not reflect our work ethic and improvement. We had a very challenging schedule as a first-year varsity team, but got some great experiences. Some of our loses were very close games. I commend my athletes for their positive attitudes and class in all situations this past season. We came together as a diverse, intelligent and very hardworking group of young female athletes. I truly could not have gotten a better group of girls in our rookie season. Watch out next year! We will be back and better than ever!

Seniors We will sadly miss two very strong leaders: Meghan Cummings and Rachel Deans

MVP My most valuable player this season was our backbone. Rachel Deans was not only the leading scorer, but she was also a team captain, chosen by her teammates unanimously. She had a very strong field presence and was a driving force that kept the team together, happy and working hard.

Coach’s Award This award went to a solid sophomore, Megan Douglass. Meg showed up everyday with a smile, a joke and a desire to improve. She was also a team captain and I am very excited that I get two more years with her!

Coach’s comments “I commend these young ladies for outclassing every team we faced, which can be very hard to do as an underdog. We can only go up from here, and I am already looking forward to next season. We are going to surprise some teams. I have a very talented group of freshman coming in that are going to add to our program, including Kayla Neilsen, who has been chosen to play on the U-19 US World Cup team this summer.”

Girls tennis

Record 5-7

Coach Sonja Frey

Highlight We beat Mountain Valley, and we were 1-1 in the tournament. We played under the lights at Old Orchard Beach and parents brought strawberries and cream for the team.

Seniors Geraldine Beaubien, Jenessa Regios, Kim Boucher and Emily Reinheimer

Senior Award Geraldine Beaubien

Coach’s Award Sally Patterson

Most Improved Kelsey Wilson

Coach’s comments “We had great kids who did a good job. We lost the whole starting line-up after last season, and still managed to finish with the same record. A pair of freshen stepped into the singles spots and Wilson joined the team at doubles and will be a good singles player next year. I’m looking forward to moving to Class A next year.”

Boys tennis

Record 6-6

Coach Viet Ly

Highlight Making it to the playoffs; Joe Flaherty all-Class B

Seniors Ryan Harriman, Sean Huski and Joe Flaherty

MVP Mike Ryan

Coach’s Award Joe Flaherty

Most Improved Isaac Pease

Coach’s comments “It’s good to get back to .500, and we had a great season overall. We should have a lot of starters back next year.”