The Southern Maine Athletics Association – comprised of 16 schools, including South Portland – has released its lists of spring accolades, and plenty of Riots made the All-Conference and All-Academic cuts.

Baseball
MPA Class A South Regional Runners-Up
SMAA MVP – Sam Troiano
SMAA First Team – Sam Troiano (OF), Nick Troiano (C), Griffin Kelley (P)
SMAA Second Team – Drew Abramson (SS/P), Ben Conti (IF), Riley Hasson (OF)
SMAA All-Defensive Team – Alex Livingston (3B), Sam Troiano (OF)
SMAA Honorable Mention – Aaron Radziucz
SMAA All-Academic Team – Drew Abramson, Jacob Boles

Sam Troiano’s honors come as no surprise; as one of the standouts on one of the best teams in the state, he was bound to earn awards. Troiano, his brother Nick Troiano and Kelley are joined on the First Team by talents from around the League, including Josh Reed (U) and Mitchell Wedge (P) of nearby Scarborough, and Ben Lambert (OF/P), Evan Balzano (1B) and Brogan Searle-Belanger (3B), all of Thornton. Troy Bogdahn of Bonny Eagle and Logan Drouin of Gorham round out the throwing staff.

Softball
SMAA Honorable Mention – Miranda Gleason, Stephanie Aceto
SMAA All-Academic Team – Taylor Bacheldor

The Riots didn’t have their best season – they barely snuck into the playoffs, ranked 12th – but they still boasted enough talent to garner awards. Other Honorable Mention winners include such standouts as Abbie Murrell and Hannah Ricker of mighty Scarborough, Grace Martin and Amber Magnant of Biddeford (who upset mighty Scarborough in the Regional Final) and Megan Joy and Alex Morang of end-of-the-season rivals Windham.

Boys Lacrosse
SMAA First Team – Jack Fiorini (M), Nick Mezzanotte (LSM)
SMAA Honorable Mention – Benedetto Nappi (D)
SMAA All-Academic Team – Brian Elsemore

The gentlemen laxers are down a few standouts since their pair of trips to the State Finals in ’14 and ’15, but Fiorini and Mezzanotte, their current elder statesmen, absolutely deserve their posts on the First Team. They are joined by Sam Neugebauer (A) and Reece Lagerquist (D) of State Champions Scarborough, All-American Curtis Knapton (M) and faceoff wizard Noah Oliver (U) of Westbrook, and more.

Girls Lacrosse
SMAA First Team – Mary Cronin (A)
SMAA Second Team – Maddie Hasson (M)
SMAA Honorable Mention – Ingrid Boyce
SMAA Rookie Team – Molly Walker
SMAA All-Academic Team – Maddie Hasson

Cronin’s First-Team selection places her alongside the likes of Maquila DiMastrantonio, Delia Sylvain and Madi Drain, all of Massabesic (A South’s No. 2); Hannah Costin, Jenna Kashmer and Gabby Bazemore, all of Marshwood (A South’s No. 1); and Allison Sinnett of Gorham, against whom the Riots earned a brilliant, comeback victory in the playoffs.

Boys Outdoor Track 
SMAA All-Conference – Daniel Guiliani (Shot Put/Discus); Ruay Bol (High Jump/Long Jump/Triple Jump); Jake Maloney (1600); Steven Smith (Racewalk)

Guiliani, Bol and Co. find themselves in good company: Matt Brady of Biddeford joins Guiliani in both the Shot and the Discus, and Sam Rusak of Scarborough joins Bol in the High Jump. Ezra Chapola of Deering and Brandt Herbert of Westbrook round out the LJ, and Chapola and Alex Arnold (of TA), round out the TJ.

Girls Outdoor Track
SMAA All-Conference – Lingdong Bol (High Jump); Callie O’Brien (100 Hurdles, 300 Hurdles); Juliana Selser (800/1600); Abby Donahue (Racewalk)

Bol is joined in the High Jump by her cousin, Westbrook’s freshman phenom Nyagoa Bayak, as well as Moriah Biener and Alexis Wintle, among the State’s top performers for several years now. Selser owned the 800 and 1600, but found some competition in Kayla Raymond and Ami Beaumier (both of Bonny Eagle), and Natalie Dubois (Marshwood), all of wome made the cut as well. O’Brien is the only athlete to win both 100 Hurdles and 300 Hurdles honors’ Ellen Shaw (Scarborough) and Nina Tasker (Noble) round out O’Brien’s 100 contingent, and Annah Rossvall (Deering) and Olivia Libby (TA) round out the 300.

South Portlander Benedetto Nappi provided solid defense for the Riots all season.

South Portland’s Molly Walker earned a slot on this year’s All-Rookie Team.


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