FRAZIER DOUGHERTY, Senior – Track

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• WMC all-star, 100
• WMC all-star, 200
• WMC all-star, 400
• Most Outstanding Award winner
• Captain

Frazier Dougherty

Dougherty was a force to be reckoned with in the sprints and graduates as a record-holder and one of the finest athletes Yarmouth has seen in a long time.

Dougherty didn’t even compete in track for the Clippers until the indoor season of his sophomore year. After missing out on the outdoor season due to COVID, Dougherty took a major step forward as a junior, placing fifth in the 400 and seventh in the 200 outdoors.

This winter, indoors, Dougherty won the 400, placed runner-up in the 200 and helped Yarmouth’s 4×100 relay team to a first-place finish at the Class B state meet.

Dougherty continued to excel this spring, as he won the 100, 200, 400 and helped the 4×100 relay team to a first-place finish at the Western Maine Conference meet, then was runner-up in the 100, 200 and 400, while helping the 4×400 relay team to a first-place finish at the Class B state meet.

Dougherty capped his high school career at the New England championship meet, placing 19th in both the 200 and 400.

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Dougherty holds the school record for the 200 and 400 indoors and for the 100 and 200 outdoors.

Frazier Dougherty, Yarmouth’s Spring Athlete of the Year, epitomized hard work leading to great results. His time in a Clippers uniform was short, but did he ever make the most of it.

Coach Sarah Carrigan’s comment: “Frazier steadily improved. He has always known how to push himself past his own limits. He improved in almost every race he ran. Frazier is every coach’s dream. He’s responsive and dedicated. He is also a phenomenal leader. He was a captain for our indoor and outdoor seasons and led by example. He mentored younger runners and provided inspiration for what they could accomplish on the track. We are bummed we only got a few short years with Frazier, but I can’t wait to see what he accomplishes in the future.”

Previous winners:

• 2021 Colin Senger (lacrosse)
• 2020 No season
• 2019 Jake Rogers (lacrosse)
• 2018 Luke Waeldner (baseball)
• 2017 Gibson Harnett (baseball)
• 2016 Matthew Beatty (lacrosse)
• 2015 Joe Oliva (lacrosse)
• 2014 Braden Becker (tennis)
• 2013 Ben Decker (tennis)
• 2012 Bryce Snyder (baseball)
• 2011 Campbell Belisle-Haley (baseball)
• 2010 Nick Whittaker (baseball)
• 2009 Rob Highland (lacrosse)
• 2008 Robb Arndt (baseball)
• 2007 Jon Poole (lacrosse)
• 2006 Hans Tobiason (lacrosse)
• 2005 Chris Hichborn (lacrosse)
• 2004 Jon Miller (lacrosse)
• 2003 Jared Harriman (lacrosse)
• 2002 Tim Kjeldgaard (lacrosse)

KATELYN D’APPOLONIA, Senior – Lacrosse

• WMC all-star, first-team
• Captain

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Katelyn D’Appolonia

There are players who score goals, others who set up their teammates and others who do the little things, like win draws, collect ground balls and play great defense.

Then there’s Katelyn D’Appolonia, who did all of the above.

Like no one else.

D’Appolonia will be remembered as one of the finest players in the illustrious history of the storied Yarmouth girls’ lacrosse program thanks to her unrivaled ability, combined with an absolute unselfish nature.

D’Appolonia, who also excelled in soccer and basketball during her time in high school, broke on to the scene in lacrosse as a freshman, scoring 19 goals, setting up 15 others, tallying 19 draw controls and 27 ground balls, while forcing nine turnovers for a Clippers squad, which lost in double-overtime to Cape Elizabeth in the Class B state final.

D’Appolonia was poised for a big sophomore season, too, but the campaign was wiped out by COVID.

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Making up for lost time, D’Appolonia dazzled as a junior, scoring 47 goals, assisting on 19 others, causing 26 turnovers, collecting 36 ground balls and winning 60 draw controls for the eventual Class B champions.

D’Appolonia was hampered by a shoulder injury heading into her senior season, but it wasn’t long until she was 100%, and that meant misery for the opposition, as D’Appolonia scored 58 times, assisted on 24 goals, won 76 draw controls, scooped up 24 ground balls and forced 20 turnovers for a Yarmouth team, which had moved up to Class A and found itself playing on the final game of the year.

Highlights included four goals in a loss to eventual Class B champion Greely, a then-career high seven goals (and two assists) in a victory over Scarborough, six goals and four assists in a win over Oxford Hills, seven more goals in a victory over York, four goals and five assists in a win over Greely, and a then-career high eight goals (including the 100th of her career) in a victory at Waynflete.

Like all great players, D’Apppolonia then raised her game a notch in the playoffs, scoring four times in a quarterfinal round win over Portland, erupting for a career-high 10 goals in a semifinal round victory over Cheverus, then scoring four goals and adding two assists in a regional final win over Falmouth. D’Appolonia was face-guarded in a state game loss to Kennebunk, but she did score the 124th goal of her career and dished out career assists 57 and 58.

“I honestly couldn’t be happier,” D’Appolonia said. “As a senior, it was a great way to go out. No one expected us to be in the state championship game at the start of the season.”

D’Appolonia will play lacrosse next year at the University of Colorado.

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“I’m really excited to get (to Colorado) and show them what Maine’s got,” D’Appolonia said.

Players like Katelyn D’Appolonia, Yarmouth’s Spring Athlete of the Year, don’t come around often. If ever. Her talent was undeniable, but what made her unforgettable was her willingness to share the wealth and do whatever it took to lead the Clippers to greatness.

Coach Dorothy Holt’s comment: “I have been blessed by talented players here at Yarmouth, but Katelyn was one of the most complete all-around players. She gave 110% every day in practice and brought her teammates along with her. She was a gifted player who worked extra hard to refine her skills. She was also a true team player, not wanting to be the standout, but to make everyone around her look good as well. She would create opportunities all over the field and have the vision to see openings that made our team find the back of the net. She is a natural leader and our team came together at the end with her skill and leadership.”

Previous winners:

• 2021 Annie Lowenstein (lacrosse)
• 2020 No season
• 2019 Abi Thornton (lacrosse)
• 2018 Eva Then (lacrosse)
• 2017 Gretchen Barbera (lacrosse)
• 2016 Mary Kate Gunville (lacrosse)
• 2015 Mari Cooper (softball)
• 2014 Grace O’Donnell (lacrosse)
• 2013 Grace O’Donnell (lacrosse)
• 2012 Hannah Potter (tennis)
• 2011 Danielle Torres (lacrosse)
• 2010 Danielle Torres (lacrosse)
• 2009 Haley Knaub (track)
• 2008 Nicole Grover (lacrosse)
• 2007 Laurie Baker (lacrosse)
• 2006 Emily Johnson (lacrosse)
• 2005 Chrissie Attura (lacrosse)
• 2004 Louise Taylor (tennis)
• 2003 Louise Taylor (tennis)
• 2002 Christine Clancy (tennis)

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