Winter Sports Awards 2019

Congratulations to the following student-athletes who were recognized at this year's Winter Sports Awards:

View photos from the awards ceremony:


Girls’ Basketball
Raider Award-Kristina LeBlanc ‘19
Raider Award-Kaylee Emery ‘20

Boys’ Basketball
Coaches Award-Reece Kneissler ‘19
Coaches Award-Nate Knapp ‘19
Girls’ and Boys’ Indoor Track
Raider Award-Abigail Hewes ‘20
Coach’s Award-Casey Kneissler ‘19
Raider Award-Isaak McKenney ‘21
Raider Award-Antonin Santarelli ‘19 
Girls’ Alpine Skiing
Coach’s Award-Abby Novia ‘21
MVP-Brooke Juneau ‘19

Boys’ Alpine Skiing
Most Improved-Danali Jensen ‘22
Coach’s Award-Andrew Turner ‘21
Girls’ Nordic Skiing
Most Improved-Alanna Nataluk ‘22
MVP- Zoe Maguire ‘19
Boys’ Nordic Skiing
MVP-Luke Dupuis ‘22
         MVP- Alfie Walker ‘19

Unified Basketball  
Raider Award-Jack Campbell ‘20
Raider Award-Matt McLaughlin ‘18

Howard Ross Award-

given annually to a member of the Fryeburg Ski Community who has provided exceptional contributions to the ski program.
2019 Recipient: Mr. Jeff Juneau

All-Academic Seniors:      

Zoe Maguire-Nordic Ski
Sam Paulding- Nordic Ski
Liam Chisari-Ice Hockey
Matt Bordonaro-Indoor Track
Caroline Condon-Indoor Track
Jessica Jensen-Indoor Track
Casey Kneissler Indoor Track
David Marshall-Indoor Track
Silva Sanchez-Serra-Indoor Track
Addie Stone-Indoor Track
Tony Santarelli-Indoor Track
Brooke Juneau- Alpine Ski
Abby Novia-Alpine Ski
Matt McLaughlin-Unified Basketball
Tina LeBlanc-Basketball
River Lusky-Basketball
Tucker Buzzell-Basketball
Caleb Bowles-Basketball
Reece Kneissler-Basketball
Oscar Saunders-Basketball

All-Conference Selections:

Graham Blood ‘22-Mid State Wrestling, 2nd Team
Olivia Burford ‘21- Honorable Mention, Alpine Ski
Tucker Buzzell ‘19- WMC Basketball, 3rd Team
Matt Gunther ‘20-Alpine Skiing
Brooke Juneau ‘19-Alpine Skiing  
Tina LeBlanc ‘19-WMC Basketball Honorable Mention
Zoe Maguire ‘19-Nordic Skiing
Abby Novia ‘21- Alpine Ski
Alanna Nataluk ‘22- Nordic Skiing
Oscar Saunders ‘19-WMC Basketball, 2nd Team
Alfie Walker ‘19-Nordic Skiing
Abby Winterbottom ‘20-Alpine Skiing

Athletes who placed in League Championships:

WMC Basketball League
Oscar Saunders ‘19
Tucker Buzzell ‘19
Tina LeBlanc ‘19

WMC Indoor Track Championships
Livia DeVries ‘21-6th in the 400
Jenn l’Hommedieu ‘20- 6tth in the 55
Paige O’Connell ‘20- 4th in the shot put
Casey Kneissler ‘19- 3rd in the Shot put
Abigail Hewes ‘20- 3rd in the mile and 3rd in the 800

Mid State Wrestling Championships
Eddie Plessinger ‘21- placed 4th
Graham Blood ‘22- Mid State Wrestling Champion,106 division

WMC Nordic Ski Championships
Zoe Maguire ‘19- 2nd in the Skate, 1st in the Skate, and overall WMC Champion in the combination of the 2 races

Alana Nataluk ‘22-3rd in the Skate, 6th overall in the combination of the 2 races
Alfie Walker ‘19 -1st in the Skate, 3rd in the Classic, and overall WMC Champion in the combination of the 2 races

WMC Alpine Ski Championships
Matt Gunther ‘20- placed 9th in the SL
Abby Novia ‘21- placed 3rd in the Slalom and 3rd in the GS
Brooke Juneau ‘19-WMC champion the GS and  SL Champion;
Girls Alpine won the WMC Championships.

Athletes who placed in their State Championships:

Zoe Maguire ‘19- 3rd in the Classic,  5th in the Skate, and finished in 3rd overall place at the States
Alanna Nataluk ‘22- finished 7th in the Skate
Alfie Walker ‘19 -placed 5th in the Classic, and 4th overall in States, and Class A State Champion

Graham Blood ‘22 - placed 3rd

Indoor Track     
Abigail Hewes ‘20 - 5th in the mile
Casey Kneissler ‘19 -7th in the shot

Alpine Ski
Matt Gunther ‘20 - placed 10th in the SL
Abby Novia ‘21- State Runner up in the SL and 7th in the GS
Brooke Juneau ‘19- State Runner Up in the GS and  5th in the SL

New England Ski Team Qualifiers:
Brooke Juneau ‘19 was the top qualifier in the Alpine Regional Shoot outs and will represent Team Maine at the New England Championships.

Zoe Maguire 19, Alfie Walker ‘19, Alanna Nataluk ‘22,  and Luke Dupuis ‘22 all qualified to be a part of the Maine Nordic Teams the New England Championships.

Oscar Saunders ‘19 was chosen by coaches across the State and selected to play in the Senior McDonalds All-Star Game. Only a few players earn this honor.   

Boosters Fans of the Season Award

Aaron Limmer ‘19
Kyle Mercier ‘20

Three-star jackets awarded to athletes who have earned their 3rd varsity letter:

Ella Baptista ‘21
Livia DeVries ‘21
Jaycob Lindgren ‘21
Kyle Littlefield ‘21
Olivia Krug ‘21
Isaak McKenney ‘21
Jaydin Ming ‘21
Abby Novia ‘21
Lily Nylin ‘21
Tree Nguyen ‘21
Paige O’Connell ‘21
Maggie Powers ‘21
Charlie Stokes ‘21
Addie Stone ‘21
Andrew Turner ‘21
Katherine Trumbull ‘21

List of 5 news stories.

  • FA Wins Gold at Maine Music Educators Association Vocal Jazz & Show Choir Festival

    On Saturday, March 30, 2019, members of the Fryeburg Academy Vocal Jazz Ensemble performed at the Maine Music Educators Association Vocal Jazz and Show Choir Festival, where they earned the coveted Gold rating, averaging a score of 97 out of 100 points possible.  And, since they secured one of the top two spots in their division, FA’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble was invited to compete for first place in the “Night Finals.”
  • Fryeburg Academy Students Win 2nd Place at the 73rd Maine State Science Fair

    On Saturday, March 23, senior Antonina "Tonia"  Zakorchemna and junior Artem Laptiev — both international resident students from Ukraine — participated in the 73rd Maine State Science Fair at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME. The annual fair is organized by the Jackson Laboratory and the Reach Program—a program of the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance.
  • FA Attends the National High School Model United Nations in NYC

    This year, 22 students traveled to New York City to attend the four-day National High School Model United Nations (NHSMUN) Conference on March 1-4.  Now in its 45th year, the NHSMUN is the largest and most prestigious conference, hosting over 5000 participants from more than 75 countries and 300 schools. The New York-based conference-- surrounded by offices of Permanent Missions to the United Nations as well as the United Nations Headquarters itself--provides the perfect backdrop for a robust international affairs experience and a broadening of global issues awareness. Students are provided with an unparalleled opportunity to experience the theory and practice of international relations firsthand and have the opportunity to attend the opening or closing ceremonies in the UN General Assembly chamber, where actual diplomats convene every year.
  • FA Wins Silver and Bronze at the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival

    On March 15 and 16, FA's Jazz bands traveled to South Portland High School to attend the Maine State Instrumental Jazz Festival. The New Standard Combo and FA Big Band both performed very well, earning silver while the Yukon King Combo and Fryeburg Academy Jazz Orchestra won bronze. It is noteworthy that FA's New Standard Combo earned 74 out of 75 points for their performances--one point shy of claiming the gold standard and was one of the highest scoring combo performances of the event.

    At the festival, Georgia Stafford '19 won the Dale Huff Outstanding Musicianship Award--awarded to the top-rated musician in the combo division. Other outstanding performances recognized at the jazz festival were as follows:

  • FA's Math Team Captures the Regional Title

    The Fryeburg Academy Math Team finished the season by defending their Pi-Cone League Championship title at Leavitt High School on March 6th. The Pi-Cone League consists of 14 teams from 11 regional high schools throughout Central Maine. Five meets were held this year from October through March.  50 Fryeburg Academy students competed on the math team, the highest number of participants on record. Senior team captains Antonina Zackorchemna '19 and Celine Lyu '19 did an outstanding job of leading the team this year.  Weekly practices were held at the LaCasse Dining Hall.

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