Before we fully turn the page to the fall season, lets take one final look back at some of the biggest stars from the spring season. Here are some of the top standouts, listed by the class they were in prior to 2021 graduation:
Selected to play in the Agganis All-Star game. Three-year letterman with a 4.1 grade point average, hit .477 (21 for 44), scored 15 runs and drove in 15 while striking out only 4 times. Scored the tying run in a walk-off win over North Andover. Valuable outfielder ably filled in at first. Had at least one hit in 14 of 16 games with at least two hits in four.
A two-year captain who had a 4.2 GPA and called his own pitches. Was selected for the Agganis game. Hit .521 with 23 RBI on 24 hits. Named Boston Herald All-Scholastic. Drove in at least two runs in nine games as a cleanup hitter. Went 3 for 5 with five RBIs during Andover’s three-game North sectional run. Hit .425 (45-106) over final two seasons.
Senior, First Base
One of four Warriors named to play in the Agganis game and five headed for college ball. Three-year letterman bound for Wheaton College. Batted .444 with 16 RBIs while striking out just once in 50 plate appearances. Had five games with at least two hits. Also posted a 1.42 ERA and struck out 28 in 24 2/3 innings pitched, winning a pair of games. Was one of three Warriors selected first team all-conference.
Senior, Second base
Captain for young Andover team that enjoyed surprising 11-7 campaign. Led team with .488 average, scored 20 runs and had 18 RBIs. “She’s the best captain I’ve ever had — she’s irreplaceable,” said coach Rick Quattrocchi. All-Scholastic field hockey goalie, will play that sport at Assumption and may double in softball. Also played basketball for Warriors. Named Female Athlete of the Year by Boston Globe.
Pivotal to Andover’s successful season. Had 1.33 ERA with 127 strikeouts in 91 innings in the regular season and was even better in the playoffs (1.08 ERA, 48 strikeouts in 29 innings). Said coach Rick Quattrocchi, “She’s a tough competitor who won’t back down.” Batted .378 with a home run. Former standout gymnast.
Finished fifth at MVCs, first at Division 1 North (season best 163-2) and ninth at All-States (154-2). Frequent scorer in discus and 110 hurdles (16.57 season best). As sophomore, member of East Coast Invitational champion indoor shuttle hurdle relay team. 6-4, 200 pounds. Intends to throw at UVM. Longtime Boy Scout.
All-MVC first team. Led Golden Warriors in goals (37) and points (47). Added 16 ground balls. Scored season-high seven goals in win over Billerica and six goals in win over Tewksbury. “Tess came up clutch so many times and was our point person taking draws,” said coach Ally Stager. Also a multi-year letterman in basketball and field hockey.
MVC Division 1 MVP. All-Scholastic. Earned eight wins at No. 1 singles. Scored three 6-0, 6-0 sweeps. Closest match was a pair of 6-0, 6-4 victories. Eagle-Tribune All-Star as freshman and sophomore (combined 16-6 record). “He has a great work ethic, leads by example and is a student of the game,” said coach Mike Wartman. Will attend Bentley and hopes to walk onto tennis team.
All-Scholastic. All-MVC. Finished 4-1 at No. 2 singles, 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 2-0 at No. 1 doubles. Battled for 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 victory in state tourney win over Boston Latin. Quad-captain helped lead Andover to 13-1 record. “He was a very strong player for us for a long time, and an excellent student of the game,” said coach Mike Wartman. Will attend University of Southern California.
SAM FENG-BRYAN HAN HTUN
Also combined for Eagle-Tribune All-Star honors in 2019. All-MVC. Teamed to go 4-0 in doubles. Earned Andover’s lone win in Division 1 North semifinals loss. Feng finished 4-0 at singles. Han Htun went 5-0. “They formed an exceptional doubles team,” said coach Mike Wartman. “Bryan raised everyone’s game and Sam could do it all.” Feng headed to Washington University. Htun will attend UC
Posted unforgettable 3.5-hour win to clinch 3-2 North semifinal win over Lincoln-Sudbury. Went 12-1 at No. 2 including 10-0 in MVC. Coach Alan Hibino said, “She will get every shot back. She’s great at using angles and grinding you down.” Went 5-1 as a freshman. Scored spectacular 1,550 on SATs. National Honor Society. Enjoys making origami cranes. Plays the violin.
CAROL YU-EVA McKONE
Went 10-1 as a team at first doubles. Posted big win over Lincoln-Sudbury in Division 1 North semis. Carol was 11-1 overall and Eva was 12-1. Carol is in Model UN and Eva will be class president in the fall. Eva’s sister Nina was a former AHS star. Coach Alan Hibino said, “Carol has a big serve and a big forehand. Eva is great on volleys and really worked hard at her game.”
Michael Muldoon and Dave Dyer also contributed to this report