JAYDEN FLAKER, Senior – Track/Lacrosse

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• Class A state champion, 110 hurdles
• Class A state champion, 300 hurdles
• SMAA all-star, first-team, 110 hurdles
• SMAA all-star, first-team, 300 hurdles
• SMAA all-star, first-team, 4×100 relay
• SMAA all-star, second-team, 200
• SMAA all-star, third-team, shot put
• SMAA All-Academic team

Jayden Flaker

Flaker’s brilliance on the track alone would be enough to earn him this honor, but when you realize he was doubling as a top-notch lacrosse defenseman this spring, he’s a slam dunk.

Flaker, who also played football and competed in indoor track in high school, followed in the footsteps of his talented older brother Jarett (now running at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia) and made an immediate impact as a freshman, placing third in both the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles outdoors.

After missing out on his sophomore season due to COVID, Flaker won both hurdles events as a junior. This spring, he remained utterly dominant on the track and was a force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse field as well.

Flaker repeated as Class A champion in the 110 hurdles (14.52 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (39.25), as he posted the top times state-wide in those events. Flaker was part of a runner-up 4×100 relay team and also qualified for states in the 100, 200 and shot put. In every event he competed this spring, he came in first, as Scarborough won another state title.

In lacrosse, Flaker, who was often matched up against the other team’s top attack, forced 11 turnovers and scooped up 33 ground balls. He even ventured into the offensive end, scoring one goal and assisting on three others as the Red Storm got to the Class A South semifinals.

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Flaker plans to play football in college at North Carolina Central University.

Regardless of the sport, Jayden Flaker, Scarborough’s Spring Athlete of the Year, leaves the opposition in his wake. After excelling in two sports in the same season, we can’t wait to see what he does for an encore at the next level.

Track coach Derek Veilleux’s comment: “Jayden was always someone you could count on. In a big meet, you knew you were always going to get his best and, oftentimes, that meant a victory. He was always willing to do whatever it took for the team to be successful. Additionally, he was a leader of our team, someone the younger athletes looked up to.”

Previous winners:

• 2021 Alex Callahan (lacrosse)
• 2020 No season
• 2019 Nick Thompson (baseball)
• 2018 Reece Lagerquist (lacrosse)
• 2017 Sam Neugebauer (lacrosse)
• 2016 Sam Rusak (track)
• 2015 Nate Howard (lacrosse)
• 2014 Ben Greenberg (baseball)
• 2013 John Wheeler (lacrosse)
• 2012 Ben Wessel (baseball)
• 2011 Ben Wessel (baseball)
• 2010 Nick Neugebauer (lacrosse)
• 2009 Chris Bernard (baseball)
• 2008 Ryan Hunt (lacrosse)
• 2007 Phil Lambert (lacrosse)
• 2006 Bryan Macphie (lacrosse)
• 2005 David Hamilton (lacrosse)
• 2004 David Hamilton (lacrosse)
• 2003 Adam Mumm (track)
• 2002 Keith Corey (track)

AMBER WOODS, Junior – Tennis

• SMAA all-star, first-team, singles
• Captain

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Amber Woods

Woods had a season to remember, both as an individual and key contributor during a perfect regular season for her team.

Woods missed out on her freshman season due to the pandemic, but emerged as a star right away as a sophomore, being named a first-team league all-star.

This spring, Woods excelled in the regular season and made some noise in the state singles tournament as well.

Scarborough went undefeated as a team for just the second time, and Woods earned key victories at first singles in key matches versus Cheverus, Falmouth and Windham.

In the singles tournament, Woods, seeded fourth, got all the way to the quarterfinals before losing to Mya Vincent of Edward Little.

The Red Storm then beat Gorham in the regional quarterfinals, but dreams of a first-ever state title were dashed by Falmouth (3-2) in a heartbreaking semifinal round match.

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Amber Woods, Scarborough’s Spring Athlete of the Year, has made quite a splash so far in her high school career, but she isn’t finished. Look for another terrific season from her again next year as Woods will try to lead the Red Storm all the way to the pinnacle.

Coach Lincoln MacIsaac’s comment: “Amber is constantly supporting her teammates. She’s always team-first and all of our players look to her for leadership and guidance. They respect her talent and love her supportive attitude. She also helps by hitting with teammates and running drills to get the team ready for tough matches. She’s a great leader for this group. I think the thing that makes Amber so successful is her work ethic. She is always thinking about her game and working to improve both physically and mentally. She searches out other players and coaches to hit with in the offseason and she really wants to understand when to show patience and when to be aggressive. Her maturity on the court has been awesome to watch. She adjusts so well while a match is progressing and she learns from all matches on what she did well and what she can improve.”

Previous winners:

• 2021 Kathleen Murphy (lacrosse)
• 2020 No season
• 2019 Bella Dickinson (softball)
• 2018 Chloe Griffin (softball)
• 2017 Lilly Volk (softball)
• 2016 Maggie Murphy (softball)
• 2015 Megan Nathanson (tennis)
• 2014 Alyssa Williamson (softball)
• 2013 Marisa O’Toole (softball)
• 2012 Nicole Kirk (track)
• 2011 Nicole Kirk (track)
• 2010 Heather Carrier (softball)
• 2009 Ellie Morin (lacrosse)
• 2008 Melissa Dellatorre (softball)
• 2007 Kelsey Griffin (softball)
• 2006 Lauren Hagerman (lacrosse)
• 2005 Camille Jania (tennis)
• 2004 Sarah Marchilli (softball)
• 2003 Chelsey Ledue (track)
• 2002 Jen Williams (softball)

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