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June 13, 2013

A look back at the 2013 Golden Warrior spring season

A look back at the 2013 Golden Warriors spring season

After more than nine months of incredible thrills and heart-stopping moments, of memories made and bonds formed that will last a lifetime, Eugene V. Lovely Field, the Dunn Gym and — other than a few Legion baseball games — Peter Aumais Park have gone quiet for the next few months.

Summer has arrived, and that means the 2012-13 Andover High sports year has come to an end.

But it didn’t end without the Golden Warriors delivering amazing performances and building amazing careers.

Here’s a look back at some of the best-of-the-best from the 2013 spring season at Andover High.

Silver (or Golden) sluggers

Simply said, area Merrimack Valley Conference pitchers could not handle Meg Leary. After all, at one point this season she was 10 for 12 with three doubles, two triples and a home run.

Leary finished the season with a slick .328 average with 19 runs and 15 RBIs — including a stunning .500 (20 for 40) average with 17 runs and 14 RBIs over the final 13 games of the season.

That’s hitting.

Throughout football season, the combination of Andrew Deloury and Cam Farnham was a nightmare to opposing defensive backs. This spring, they did the same to pitchers.

Deloury clobbered the MVC on the way to a cool .407 average with 22 runs and 15 RBIs, including a five-RBI day against archrival North Andover. His speedy buddy Farnham chipped in with a .317 average with 15 runs.

Goal(s) oriented

Whether on the ice or on the field, Meagan Keefe has made a career out of scoring goals. And this spring was no different, as she tore it up for the lacrosse team.

The senior potted 42 goals this spring, including a season-high eight in a win over Chelmsford. That after scoring 39 goals a year ago and 47 as a sophomore.

Keefe formed a dynamic duo with junior Weezie Gross, the third of the Gross sisters to star for the Warriors. Weezie — real name Louisa — scored 39 goals this season and has 104 for her varsity career.

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