“This was the Year of the Panther. We had a great senior class, and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Paul Halloran served as master of ceremonies for the event, which is also sponsored by The Salem News, Gloucester Times and The Daily Item in Lynn. Lifetime Commitment Awards went to Matthew Roy of the Peabody/Lynnfield Weekly News and highly successful Lynnfield High tennis and wrestling coach Craig Stone. The Fan Award was presented to William Dutch, who has been very active in supporting Lynn English sports for many years. The Post-Graduate Achievement Award was given to former St. John’s Prep star Matt Antonelli (a 2003 Student-Athlete recipient), who was unable to attend. The Participation Award was given to Coffey for Beverly High’s outstanding job nominating worthy student-athletes for the monthly Moynihan awards.