The Andover Golden Eagles Special Olympics Basketball Teams participated in the Special Olympics State Basketball Competition on Feb. 28 and March 1 and soared, bringing home the gold — twice. Two out of the three Golden Eagles teams brought home gold medals and all three teams played remarkably, according to coach Audrey DeSisto. The games were well attended by family, friends and teachers, she said.
Coaches are Mark Davey, head coach; coaches David Pekarovich, Peter Garofoli, Audrey DeSisto, Shaun Angles, and assistant coaches Abby Martin, Jaymi Cohen, Mags Carter and Jackie Hodas.
Players are Jason Callery, Raymond Jouvelakos, Kevin O'Connor, Grant Hespeler, Adam Hornung, Will Eikenberry, Andreas Christopulos, Ben Aronovitz, Eddie Martin, Kyle White, Alyssa Otolo, Michael Briggs, Matt Hirsh, Mags Lederfinepaskal, Devan DeSisto, John McKeon, Alexis Alfonso, Allison Clark, Nikos Wallingford, Elena Primes, Marissa Pekarovich, Max Novick, Maria Savord, Zach Perry, Samantha Vano, Rachel Annino, Brandon McCormack, Miller Martin, Ian Angles, Katie Garofoli, Sam Okun, Kate Wadman, Nabeeha Alhussaini, Jake Flaherty and Grant Hespeler.