The Western Maine Conference, comprised of 18 schools, including Cape Elizabeth, has released its list of spring-season award-winners for 2016. Plenty of familiar names dot the lists, as well as some up-and-comers to keep an eye on.

Varsity Baseball
MPA Class B South Regional Runners-Up
WMC First Team – Dylan Roberts (OF)
WMC Second Team – Nate Ingalls (P), Marshall Peterson (P), Brendan Tinsman (DH)

Roberts is in good company on the First Team, alongside such standouts as Jack Davenport (P) of Freeport (the Falcons upset the Capers 3-1 in the Class B South Regional Final) and a trio of Falmouth players – namely, Connor Aube (OF), also the WMC Player of the Year; Reece Armitage (DH) and Robbie Armitage (SS). 

Varsity Softball
WMC First Team – Tess Haller (C)
WMC Second Team – Megan Nicholson (SS)
WMC All-Academic Team – Tess Haller

Haller would be catching for a long list of excellent pitchers if the First Team took their talents to the diamond. Mari Cooper (Yarmouth), Anya Chase (Wells), Alexa Thayer and Alie Martell (both of Gray-New Gloucester), Kelsey Currier and Kayley Cimino (both of Greely), Julia Treadwell (Falmouth) and Nicole Bennett (Fryeburg) were all awarded First-Team throwing honors.

Varsity Boys Lacrosse
MPA Class B South Regional Runners-Up
WMC First Team – Owen Thoreck (A), RJ Sarka (M), Ben Ekedahl (D)
WMC Second Team – Connor Thoreck (M), Alex Narvaez (G)
WMC All-Academic Team – J Bottomley

Cape’s mightiest foe on the season, Falmouth, produced a couple First-Teamers to compete alongside Thoreck, Sarka and Ekedahl: Jack Scribner on attack, for instance, and Brendan Hickey on defense. Likewise, long-time rivals Yarmouth, who fell to the Yachtsmen in the State Final, contributed Matt Beatty (A) and Rick Tillotson (M) to the First Team. Goalkeeping honors went to Zac Wogan of Freeport, a senior who’s been exceptional in net for the Falcons these past several years.

Varsity Girls Lacrosse
WMC Second Team – Mariah Deschino (M), Mo Lavallee (D)
WMC Honorable Mention – Susie Graham

Deschino and Lavallee’s fellow Second-Teamers include Carly Sandler of Kennebunk, the state champions, and Corey Langenbach, Eliza Lunt and Lauren Bartlett of Yarmouth, the state runners-up.

Varsity Boys Tennis
MPA Class B State Runners-Up
WMC First Team – Ted Hall, Michael Mills
WMC Second Team – Jimmy Salerno
Doubles All-Stars – Declan McCormick, Wyatt Newhall

Lists of tennis all-stars are bound to be short, as only seven kids from any team compete in a given match. Waynfleters Brandon Ameglio and Jacob Greene also made the first team, as did Falmouthites Alex Klemperer, Peter Stegemann and Nick Forester. Caleb Eickmann (Kennebunk), Hunter Mahoney (NYA), Peter Michalakes (Waynflete), James Peter (York), Sam Potter (Yarmouth) and Nate Smail (Freeport) round out the Second-Team. 

Varsity Girls Tennis
MPA Class B State Champions
WMC First Team – Liv Clifford
WMC Second Team – Katie Gilman
WMC All-Academic Team – Maddie Bowe, Taylor Hansen, Emma Dvorozniak, Chloe Gilman, Erin Whitcomb, Lauren Holmes, Carter Harvey

Julia Brogan and Caroline Ray of Falmouth, Lena Rich of NYA, Mia Briggs of York, Lana Mavor of Yamouth and Rosemary Campanella of Kennebunk/Wells all made the First-Team cut alongside Clifford. Meanwhile, Kathryn Pare and Alex Tebbs (Greely), Corinne Poitras (NYA), Morgan Hamre (Waynflete) and Kate Kelley (Falmouth) secured Second-Team honors with Gilman.

Boys Varsity Outdoor Track and Field
WMC First Team – Matt Concannon (200)
WMC Second Team – Matt Concannon (100)
All-Academic Team – Harry Queeney

The young, talented Concannon is the Capers’ lone rep on the All-Conference track roster in a building year. Interestingly, Falmouth’s Noah Martin followed Concannon with Second-Team honors in the 200, and bested him for First-Team honors in the 100.

Girls Varsity Track and Field
All-Academic Team – Montana Braxton, Madolyn Connolly

Braxton and Connolly are joined on the All-Academic team by especially long lists of Falmouthites, G-NGers and Kennebunkers.

Caper J Bottomley, seen here in early-season action against Waynflete, earned WMC All-Academic Honors this spring.

Cape senior Captain Megan Nicholson lines up at the plate for an at-bat versus Gray-New Gloucester, midway through the season.


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