Topics: Athlete of the Week

Athlete Of The Week: Zachary Martin

By: Brad Joyal

OSTERVILLE — Between the nerves that come with playing at a higher level and having less experience than the upperclassmen, freshmen rarely separate themselves as difference-makers at the varsity level. However, being a freshman hasn’t held back Zach Martin, the Monomoy guard who has made a splash this winter for the Sharks. “Zach can do things on the court that you don’t see a lot of kids around doing, let...

Athlete Of The Week: Jada Miranda

By: Brad Joyal

HANOVER – Throughout the Cape Cod Tech girls basketball team’s 5-0 start, Tech’s first-year coach Nick Conti learned that he can count on Jada Miranda to contribute to multiple facets of the game. Not only has the senior from Harwich made an impact scoring at the offensive end, she’s also been a strong defender that has helped the Crusaders establish themselves as one of the best teams in the Mayflower Athleti...

Athlete Of The Week: Rovens Jean-Baptiste

By: Brad Joyal

FALMOUTH – The pressure was real. Rovens Jean-Baptiste could feel it traveling throughout his body. In the end, however, the junior from Yarmouth didn’t let the pressure impact what he needed to do. He came through in the clutch to help the Cape Cod Tech boys basketball team earn a crucial road victory. Jean-Baptiste was as valuable to the Crusaders as any player during Monday’s 40-39 win at Falmouth Academ...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucy Mawn

By: Brad Joyal

Every team needs a tone-setter. They are a player that the rest of the team and coaches can look to when adversity strikes and the team needs a boost. For the Monomoy girls basketball team, that tone-setter is senior Lucy Mawn, who has mastered her responsibility of being a lockdown defender. The Harwich resident has been a key contributor for the Sharks this winter, helping the team get off to a 3-2 start ...

Athlete Of The Week: Lila Keeney

By: Brad Joyal

EASTHAM – With multiple girls out due to illness, the Nauset girls swimming and diving team knew it was going to need some members to step up in the team’s final meet of the 2022 portion of its schedule. Sophomore Lila Keeney answered the call to help the Warriors close out the calendar year with a narrow 78-77 victory over Barnstable on Dec. 22 at Willie’s Gym. Keeney, a Harwich resident, finished first in...

Athlete Of The Week: Kyle Zabaleta

By: Brad Joyal

SOUTH DENNIS – Kyle Zabaleta made his way out of the locker room with a new piece of equipment — a green plastic hard hat featuring a prominent D-Y hockey sticker — following the Dennis-Yarmouth/Cape Cod Tech/Cape Cod Academy co-op boys hockey team’s 7-0 win over Mashpee/Monomoy. “It’s like a game puck kind of thing,” Zabaleta said of the hat, which was given to him by his teammate Robbie McPhee, a D-Y freshma...

Athlete Of The Week: Nico Harrington

By: Brad Joyal

Spend a few minutes inside the Nauset Regional High School gymnasium while the Warriors boys basketball team prepares for its upcoming season and you’ll likely become fixated on Nico Harrington. Standing tall at 6 feet, 9 inches, Harrington’s size commands plenty of attention. But so does his play, as the senior center from North Truro is a human highlight reel. Nauset’s first-year coach Kyle Harrigan said ...

Athlete Of The Week: Isaiah Robinson

By: Brad Joyal

The big moment wasn’t too big for Isaiah Robinson. Not at all. Robinson was one of the biggest highlights for the Nauset football team during its 45-42 loss at Dennis-Yarmouth in the 26th edition of the Chowder Bowl. The sophomore from Yarmouth finished with four catches, 161 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, connecting with freshman quarterback Brendan Peno for passing scores of 32 and 70 yards...

Athlete Of The Week: Ella Reeves

By: Brad Joyal

After suffering a 6-1 loss at Uxbridge during the regular season, the Monomoy field hockey team had an idea of what it could expect in a Division 4 state semifinal rematch. Defense was going to be paramount against the Spartans, who not only haven’t lost since 2019, but also cruised through the first few rounds of the state tournament en route to reaching Monomoy in the semifinal. Although Monomoy ultimatel...

Athlete Of The Week: Susannah Brown

By: Brad Joyal

Each new season brings new responsibilities, new expectations, and new challenges. Monomoy junior Susannah Brown hasn’t run from the changes. In fact, she’s embraced them. After helping Monomoy’s field hockey team advance to last year’s Division 4 state semifinals as a sophomore center-midfielder, Brown has played a key role in this year’s postseason run after moving up to forward under first-year coach Kyle C...

Athlete Of The Week: Dr. David Prindiville

By: Brad Joyal

Connecticut’s Manchester Road Race is set to honor a Lower Cape resident who helped revitalize the race during the “running boom” of the late 1970s. Race officials announced the Thanksgiving Day run — the 86th edition of the race — will celebrate Dr. David Prindiville, a Brewster resident who previously served as the Manchester Road Race Committee’s longtime president and elite race runner coordinator. Prin...

Athlete Of The Week: Jack Martin

By: Brad Joyal

A year after he guided the Nauset boys golf team to the Division 2 state tournament after serving as the Warriors’ top player as a freshman, Jack Martin returned to this year’s state tournament as a sophomore. Although Martin, a Yarmouth resident, didn’t have the luxury of being joined by his Nauset teammates due to the Warriors failing to qualify as a team, the underclassman still performed well at the Divisi...

Athlete Of The Week: Quinn Connors

By: Brad Joyal

HARWICH – When the Monomoy football team needed a spark, junior Quinn Connors answered the call. And when the Sharks needed a big play to seal the deal, Connors delivered in the clutch. Connors played a key role in Monomoy’s 28-8 non-league victory over Upper Cape Tech on Friday night as he caught a 50-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring before sealing the win late in the fourth quarter with an interceptio...

Athlete Of The Week: Samantha Clarke

By: Brad Joyal

It’s not often that freshmen are key contributors on varsity sports teams. For most programs, it’s juniors and seniors that carry the load of being the leaders and prominent players, while freshmen and sophomores may play smaller roles while waiting their turn to become an upperclassman. Monomoy freshman Samantha Clarke isn’t one to wait. After contributing during the Monomoy field hockey team’s run to last...

Athlete Of The Week: Amelia Stevens

By: Brad Joyal

NORTH EASTHAM – Amelia Stevens knows a thing or two about battling adversity. Not only has Stevens overcome obstacles on the field hockey field as a senior on the Nauset field hockey team, she’s done so while also worrying about her mom, Michelle, who has been batting stage 4 cancer in her lungs for the past four years. “It’s really hard because I never know what’s going to happen,” said Stevens, a Brewster re...

Athlete Of The Week: Lucas Gurski

By: Brad Joyal

Ask Cape Cod Tech senior Lucas Gurski about his ability to kick free kicks and he’ll offer a humble answer about how he’s not the best at taking free kicks. The results, however, prove otherwise. It was Gurski’s crossing prowess that helped Cape Cod Tech eke out a 2-1 victory over Upper Cape Cod Tech on Thursday afternoon in Bourne. Gurski, a senior from Hyannis, assisted on Jacob Gardiner’s goal after sending...