GIRLS BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
There’s little that Carolyn Scacchi hasn’t accomplished in her four-year athletic career at Peabody High. The 6-foot-2 forward became the sixth player in girls basketball history to reach 1,000 points (finishing with 1,029), was named team MVP three years in a row and captained the Tanners for the past two seasons.
The Southern New Hampshire University-bound Scacchi averaged 12.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 2.5 steals, 2.5 assists and 3.0 blocks per game over her four years as a starter. Over the final 10 games of her high school career, she scored 203 points to average 20.3 per contest.
“Carolyn reaching 1,000 points is a perfect example of her determination,” said Tanners’ head coach Jane Heil. “After she came and talked to me about making it a goal of hers this season, not only did her level of play go up but so did the entire team’s.
“You think that a person can only give 100 percent ... Carolyn gave 110 percent.”
As the team’s leading rebounder, Scacchi grabbed 897 boards in her career and averaged a double-double all four years. A three-time Salem News all-star on the hardcourt, she scored 20 points against Reading to help the Tanners win their first tournament game in four years. Scacchi was selected by the coaches of the Northeastern Conference to the All-League team
One of three team captains, she led the team in scoring during the regular season ... The 5-foot-8 forward finished second in rebounds with 6.7 per game, second in steals with 3 per game and second in scoring with 13 points per game through the playoffs ... Named co-MVP of the Cape Ann League with teammate Hannah Kiernan ... Headed to Philadelphia in the fall to attend Saint Joseph’s University ... Best offensive performance came against Amesbury (21 points) ... Guided her team to the Division 1 North semifinals against Central Catholic.