Six AWHS Students Receive All-Scholastic Honors for Fall 2012 Sports

BRAINTREE –Six Archbishop Williams High School (AWHS) students received the Patriot Ledger’s All-Scholastic honor for their outstanding performance in the fall 2012 sports season. “It was exciting because I got honorable mention last year, so it was nice to receive this honor,” said Paige Canavan ’13 who played varsity soccer. “My hard work really paid off.” Student profiles below are from the Patriot Ledger.

“We’re proud of these kids and their hard work,” said Gordie McClay, Athletic Director at AWHS. “Their recognition is evidence of the hard work and effort that AWHS athletics is all about. They are role models for all of our athletes.”

Aidan Browne ’14 of West Roxbury–Soccer (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

Despite missing the first six games of the season with a shoulder injury, the two-time All-Scholastic still finished with 15 goals and 8 assists. ... This 5-foot-9 striker from West Roxbury was named a Catholic Central League All-Star and an Eastern Mass. Coaches Association All-State player. ... “Every time he steps on the pitch he is hands down the most dangerous scoring threat,” said Archbishop Williams coach Brian Mitchell. ... Honor-roll student. ... Volunteers at the Jason Roberts Challenger League (a baseball league for handicapped children) and is a counselor at the White Stadium Sports Program. Read more here.

Paige Canavan ’13 of Plymouth–Soccer (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

This 5-foot-3 senior midfielder from Plymouth was a Div. 3 All-State pick this fall. ...Two-time Catholic Central League All-Star. ... “(Canavan is) simply one of our better athletes,” said coach and athletic director Gordie McClay. ... Team captain. ... Four-year starter. ... Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic honorable mention pick as a junior. ... Also plays varsity lacrosse for the Bishops; last spring she helped them win their first Catholic Central League championship. ... Honor-roll student for all four years of high school. ... Serves on student council. ... Plans to major in occupational therapy in college. Read more here.

Christina Chase ’13 of Cohasset–Volleyball (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

This senior setter from Cohasset was the Bishops’ MVP and was instrumental in ending Williams’ three-year playoff drought. The Bishops finished 16-7, winning the Division 3 South Sectional title and falling to eventual champ Frontier Regional in the Division 3 state semis. ... Catholic Central League All-Star starred in the Division 3 South semis (14 assists vs. Bristol-Plymouth) and final (20 assists, 20 service points vs. Holbrook) ... Coach Tricia Lewis called her “pretty much flawless.” ... A standout pitcher for the varsity softball team. ... Active in Admissions Council, Model U.N. and peer ministry. Read more here.

Shane Moriarty ’13 of Weymouth–Soccer (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

Only graduation could keep the Catholic Central League MVP off the field; he started all 82 games since his freshman year, prompting coach Brian Mitchell to dub him the “Cal Ripken Jr. of the program.” ... This 5-11 central midfielder from Weymouth had 16 goals and 7 assists and excelled on the defensive end as well. ... All-State pick by the Eastern Mass. Soccer Coaches Association. ... Two-time team captain. ... A member of the National Honor Society, he is on the Principal’s List and ranks in the top 3 in his class. ... Plays club soccer and coaches youth soccer. ... Hopes to play at the next level but is undecided on a college choice. Read more here.

Kylan Philbert-Richardson ’14 of Randolph–Football (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

It was a great turnaround season for the Bishops, who improved from 1-9 to 5-4; this 5-foot-9 junior running back/cornerback from Randolph helped make it happen. ... Rushed for 1,746 yards (7.9-yard average) and 17 TDs. ... Also chipped in four 2-point conversions. ... Had a huge Homecoming game vs. Madison Park (35 carries, 223 yards, 2 TDs). ... Ran for four TDs (covering 18, 71, 39 and 7 yards) in a 51-18 mauling of Austin Prep. ... Ran for three TDs (covering 62, 58 and 32 yards) in a 32-24 win over Bishop Fenwick. ... Catholic Central League (Large) All-Star. ... Runs spring track. ... Honor-roll student. ... Volunteers at church. ... Wants to become a lawyer. Read more here.

Sarah Saccoach ’13 of Quincy–Cross Country (Excerpt from the Patriot Ledger.)

Likes to run hard in the middle of a race to take the kick away from her competitors ... Finished 12th in the All-State Div. 2 race in 19:31.34 ... Runner-up in EMass Div. 6 race at the Wrentham Developmental Center in 18:60.5 ... Clocked 8:43.34 for sixth place in the Div. 2 Twilight Invitational ... Took seventh in the Div. 2 Bay State Invitational race with a 19:51.9 ... Senior runs indoor and outdoor track ... Div. 4 indoor 2-mile champion last winter ... Has clocked 5:12 in the mile and 11:09 for 2 miles ... Catholic Central League All-Star and individual champion ... Broke four course records ... National Honor Society member ... Enjoys writing and hanging out with friends ... Wants to run in college. Read more here.