Modern Marvels focuses on highlighting the top athletes, with a multi-sport, focus, from each area high school. We choose one boy and one girl with two honorable mentions in each category.

Next up: Masconomet

Boys Athlete of the 21st Century

Chris Splinter

Class of 2010

• 2009 Salem News Football Player of the Year was a two-time Cape Ann League football MVP

• Led gridiron Chieftains to three CAL titles and the 2009 Super Bowl while rushing for 2,539 career yards and throwing for 2,916

• Accounted for nearly 70 total touchdowns

• CAL basketball all-star helped Chieftains to rare state tourney win as a senior

• All-CAL and Agganis baseball player hit over .400 in both 2009 & 2010

• Helped Chieftains to a perfect regular season (20-0) and Division 2 North baseball title in 2010

• Winner of 48th annual Salem News Student-Athlete Award had 11 total varsity letters

• Earned All-Ivy honors in football at Harvard


Kurt Hunziker

Class of 2012

• Two-time lacrosse All-American & Salem News Player of the Year graduated as Chieftains all-time leading scorer with 267 points

• Bone-crunching middle linebacker earned Salem News, Shiner’s and Agganis all-star honors on the gridiron

• Lettered in basketball as well before going on to captain the men’s lacrosse team at UMass Amherst

Evan Bunker

Class of 2010

• Ran for more than 2,500 yards in varsity career with 41 touchdowns, over 3,000 yards from scrimmage and appearance in 2009 Super Bowl

• Baseball all-star went 7-1 pitching for Masco’s 2010 Division 2 North championship team while hitting .378 with 18 RBI

• Multi-sport Cape Ann League & Salem News all-star graduated from Trinity College as the NESCAC’s all-time leading rusher (3,828 yards).

Girls Athlete of the 21st Century


Class of 2002

• One of Masconomet’s best soccer players of the 21st century was starter on two teams with undefeated regular seasons

• 2001 Eagle Tribune and Cape Ann League MVP earned All-New England honors while scoring 20 goals

• Controlled the game from defensive midfield and could also move up top when Chieftains needed offense

• Masco reached at least the North sectional final in all three years she started (she missed one with injury)

• Two-year captain of girls basketball team and was a Cape Ann League all-star on the hardwood

• Strong and athletic 5-foot-10 forward was Masco’s leading rebounder

• Relentlessly owned almost every loose ball on both the pitch and court

• Went on to a successful four-year soccer career at Boston College


Jamie White

Class of 2009

• Off the charts quickness and instincts for multi-time basketball all-star Bob Romeo calls “The best defensive player I ever coached”

• Contributed to four Cape Ann League championships in soccer, starting for North champs as a sophomore

• State qualifier in the 100 in spring track earned 10 varsity letters, six CAL all-star nods and played soccer at Kansas

Grace Fahey

Class of 2017

• Lacrosse All-American graduated with 341 points, notching more than 90 as both a junior and senior

• Multi-year Cape Ann League basketball all-star was Kinney Division MVP in 2017

• Four-year CAL lax all-star and Agganis game MVP was groundball machine and now plays at Syracuse University


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