The Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame has announced the 10 finalists for its 2015 High School Athlete of the Year. The winners will be announced at the organization’s annual banquet on Oct. 24 at the Rockland Elks Club.
The five male finalists include Nicholas DePatsy, Nick Mazurek, Mark McClusky, Zac Roman & Micah Williamson. The female finalists are Miranda Achorn, Emily Gould, Hannah Marks, Rachel Pease & Jackie Thorbjornsen.
The finalists were recently selected by the Midcoast Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors. Each completed a questionnaire to be considered for the honor.
DePatsy, a senior at Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, has earned a varsity letters in soccer, baseball, and basketball. Nick was an important part of the Panthers’ success in basketball 2013 and 2015 when they were Class B state runners-up.
Mazurek, a senior at Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston, has been an outstanding member of the varsity golf, basketball and baseball teams. Last year, he was state Class A golf champion and was named Male Athlete of the Year in 2014 by the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame and by Village Soup.
McCluskey, a 2015 graduate of Camden Hills in Rockport, was an outstanding member of its cross country, swimming and track & field teams. He was the KVAC and state Class B champ in 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relay. McCluskey is attending Howard University he is on the swim team.
Roman, a 2015 Oceanside graduate, was an All-KVAC first-team choice in soccer and baseball. He set a school record for stolen bases (62). He is attending Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.
Williamson, a 2015 Medomak Valley graduate, starred in soccer, basketball and baseball. He was team captain and MVP on the Panthers’ Class B runner-up basketball teams in 2013 and 2015. He is at the University of Southern Maine and will try out for the basketball team.
Gould, a 2015 Oceanside graduate, was a four-year soccer and basketball player. She was chosen All-KVAC First Team in both sports. She is attending Bentley University.
Pease, a 2015 Camden Hills grad, excelled in soccer, basketball, and track & field. She was a three-year goalkeeper in soccer, earned All-KVAC first team and defensive honors. She is attending Kennebec Valley Community College and Liberty University to become an athletic trainer.
Marks, a 2015 honors graduate of Medomak Valley, played basketball and softball. She was twice on the All-KVAC First Team and was the KVAC Player of the Year in basketball.
Achorn, a graduate of Lincoln Academy in Newcastle, excelled at soccer, wrestling and softball. She was the varsity soccer goalie for four years and earned All-KVAC recognition. As a wrestler, she placed fourth in the states in 2013. Achorn also was an all-league catcher in softball.
Thorbjornson, the 2015 valedictorian at Oceanside, competed in field hockey and track. The two-time All-KVAC first-team honoree was a two-time all-state pick. She will attend Princeton University, majoring in biology.