, Newburyport, MA


November 19, 2013

Fall season superlatives

State titles highlight fall season


Most Likely To Lead a Pep Rally: Michael Weisberg, Triton

The Triton first-year coach led the Vikings to a state-tournament appearance — and victory — for the first time in the school’s 30-year history. Somewhere along the way, he included much of the Triton student body in the team’s success. At each state-tournament appearance, Triton’s student section outnumbered that of its opponent. After the Vikings lost to Lynnfield in the Division 3 North semifinal, Weisberg called the students onto the field — to the chagrin of an MIAA official — and the team and Triton students joined for a final cheer.

Most Likely To Require Spell Check: Jacob Papanicolaou, Triton

If you’re scoring so many goals that your local sports editor learns to spell “Papanicolaou”, you’re doing something right. Papanicolaou returned to Triton for his senior season after choosing to play club soccer last fall. His impact on the team was immense. The Vikings qualified for the state tournament after going 5-27-4 the last two seasons. Papanicolaou led the team in scoring and was named All-Cape Ann League.

Most Likely To Be Asked If He Has a Twin: Cody Sedler, Pentucket

The Pentucket junior was one of the team’s best players on the field, as well as the team’s top goalkeeper. While splitting time in goal with Logan Sherwood during the first half of the season, Sedler found the scoring sheet in his limited time in the field with a goal against Triton and an assist against Hamilton-Wenham. Pentucket coach Christian Langlois had a decision to make after his team started 8-2-1. He needed to decide whether Sedler was more valuable in the field or in goal. He settled on Sedler as the goalkeeper, and the Sachems returned to the state tournament for the fifth year in a row.

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