Triton’s Cael Kohan was already the area’s top golfer coming into the season, but after a breakout sophomore campaign last fall, he took his game to new heights as a junior this season.

Kohan led Triton golf to an undefeated Cape Ann League championship season, helping the Vikings finish 18-0 while capturing virtually all of the conference’s top honors. Kohan was named CAL Golfer of the Year, won the CAL Open title, earned All-CAL and finished first at the River Rival Tournament to earn “King Rat” distinction. 

The junior also averaged an CAL-leading 29 points per match, which equates to 3-over par for nine holes. He topped 30 points in nine regular season CAL competitions, including a season-high 36 points against Masconomet. He wrapped up his season by tying for 11th at the Division 3 North sectional tournament, shooting an 83 to miss qualifying for states by one stroke, and then won the CAL Open with 52 points over 15 holes.

Kohan, who also plays varsity hockey and baseball, is now a two-time Daily News Golf MVP.

Rick Gardella

Triton, Frosh.

CAL All-Star. Made an immediate impact as a freshman for undefeated CAL champion Triton. Averaged 23.2 points per match. Tied for fifth overall with 25 points at River Rivals Tournament. Finished as Triton’s second lowest scorer at Division 3 North sectional tournament, tying for 21st overall while shooting a 15-over 87. Scored 29 points against Essex Tech. Led team with 27 points in CAL title-clinching win over Rockport.

Nick Ritchie

Triton, Sr.

All-CAL. Key factor in Triton’s undefeated CAL championship season, averaging 22.9 points per match. Finished third overall at River Rivals Tournament with season-high 29 points. Placed sixth overall at CAL Open with 38 points in 15 holes. Led Vikings with 27 points against Hamilton-Wenham and had 26 points in season-opening win over Manchester Essex and later against Lynnfield.

Sam Lyman

Newburyport, Jr.

All-CAL. Team co-captain earned Newburyport’s Most Valuable Player Award after leading team in scoring with 26.3 points per match. Led team in scoring six times, including at River Rival Tournament with 32 points to finish second overall. Was Newburyport’s top scorer at Division 3 North sectional tournament, shooting 16-over 88 to tie for 24th overall. Finished third overall at CAL Open. Topped 20 or more points in 13 of 14 matches played.

Andrew Cullen

Newburyport, Jr.

All-CAL. Scored 21.6 points per match for Newburyport this fall. Led the Clippers in scoring four times, including a season-high of 33 against Pentucket while recording even-par on the day. Led Newburyport in scoring at CAL Open, finishing second overall with 47 points in 15 holes. Finished in the mid-20s for points nine times. Tied for third on Newburyport with 22 points at River Rivals Tournament. Received Newburyport High’s Coaches Award.

Ava Spencer

Pentucket, Soph.

Two-time Daily News All-Star. Earned All-CAL as a sophomore after being named CAL All-Star as a freshman. Was Pentucket’s top scorer averaging 21 points per match. Led Sachems with 36 points to finish tied for ninth at CAL Open. Tied for fifth overall at River Rivals Tournament with 25 points. Captain-elect for junior year. Father Marc Spencer is a golf professional at Windham Country Club in New Hampshire. Regularly plays in offseason tournaments and aspires to one day play golf in college. 

Logan Corriveau

Georgetown, Frosh.

CAL All-Star. Earned Georgetown’s Team MVP honors as a freshman after leading the team with 24 points per match. Joined varsity program last fall as an eighth grader. Recorded season-high 32 points against Pentucket. Scored 28 points at CAL Open. Key factor in helping Georgetown’s recent turnaround after several years of struggle.

Honorable Mention

Amesbury — Bryce Jackson, Sr.

Georgetown — Carson Purcell, Jr.

Newburyport — Colin Richmond, Jr.

Pentucket — Dom Cignetti, Jr.

Triton — Drew Bouley, Sr.; Brad Killion, Sr.

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