Most Likely To Come Through In the Clutch: Caroline Marino, Newburyport
Marino, a junior forward on the Newburyport field hockey team, may have scored the fall season’s most dramatic goal. She scored the game-winner in Newburyport’s 2-1 victory over Marblehead in the opening round of the state tournament — after time expired. With Newburyport facing a potential overtime period in a state-tournament game for the second year in a row, the Clippers were granted one untimed short corner due to a rule that a game cannot end on a defensive penalty in the circle. Marino took a feed from Meghan Stanton and found the cage, setting off a celebration at Amesbury Sports Park.
Most Likely To Smile When Thinking About a Rat: Jon Seward, Triton
Jon “King Rat” Seward posted the high score (most points) at the River Rival Golf Championship, earning himself a makeshift rat plaque for eternity. Seward scored 31 points, besting all other golfers from Newburyport, Triton, Amesbury and Pentucket. Afterward, he actually admitted to spending the weekend before the match thinking about the King Rat.