SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

December 3, 2013

Peabody's Scacchi named Northeastern Conference volleyball MVP


The Salem News

---- — Carolyn Scacchi, a senior middle blocker who guided Peabody High to an unbeaten regular season mark and the No. 1 seed in the Division 1 North state playoffs, was named the Northeastern Conference’s Player of the Year for a second straight season.

This also marks the third straight season that Scacchi has been named to the NEC All-Conference Team. The Tanner captain was also chosen for the All-State team.

Salem’s Hannah Mullarkey, a senior outside hitter, also was chosen All-Conference for a third straight season — but did so at a different position this fall.

Joining Scacchi and Mullarkey on this year’s NEC All-Conference team were senior opposite Hayley Finik of Beverly; junior outside hitter Gina Asipenko (for a second straight year); senior setter Tiffany Caban of Lynn English; junior outside hitter Cassie D’Agostino of Lynn Classical; senior middle blocker Natalie Colon-Martins; and senior Lexi Vaccaro of Winthrop.

The Northeastern Conference all-stars were as follows:

BEVERLY: Kristen Abbodanza, senior middle blocker; Bridgit Keaton, senior setter; Alexandra Kelliher, junior middle blocker.

DANVERS: Shannon Veilleux, freshman setter.

MARBLEHEAD: Maeve Daley, junior outside hitter.

PEABODY: Courtney Bua, senior outside hitter; Olivia Summit, senior middle blocker; Sara Hosman, sophomore setter.

SALEM: Stephanie Adorno-Martinez, sophomore setter; Codey Homan, sophomore outside hitter.

SWAMPSCOTT: Louisy Cim, senior outside hitter; Faye Liakopoulos, senior setter.

LYNN CLASSICAL: Ivy Martin, junior middle blocker; Michelle Nwogu, senior outside hitter.

LYNN ENGLISH: Keri Bryson, senior middle blocker; Lisbeth Hernandez, senior middle blocker.

REVERE: Helen Davis, senior middle blocker; Raela O’Donnell, senior setter.

WINTHROP: Nina Bartlette, sophomore middle blocker.

Winthrop High School also captured the NEC’s Sportsmanship Award.