Dracut’s Sean McMeniman, center, scores in the bottom of the second after his triple, and a double by Mike Moore. At right is Pat O’Toole as
Dracut's Sean McMeniman, center, scores in the bottom of the second after his triple, and a double by Mike Moore. At right is Pat O'Toole as Dracut topped Lowell, 11-1, during a Northeast League clash Wednesday. (Julia Malakie / Lowell Sun)

The Hockey East Association is proud to announce that a record 160 male student-athletes have been named to the league's 2018-19 All-Academic Team.

Each student-athlete achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or better in each of the academic periods during which he was actively competing during the 2018-19 season.

UMass Lowell led Hockey East with 29 players named to the team. Merrimack was second, with 23.

UML players who earned the honor were Seth Barton, Anthony Baxter, Avni Berisha, Chase Blackmun, Lucas Condotta, Michael Dill, Ryan Dmowski, Croix Evingson, Mattias Goransson, Kenny Hausinger, Christoffer Hernberg, Sam Knoblach, Charlie Levesque, Cale List, Ryan Lohin, Nick Marin, Nick Master, Jon McDonald, Colin O'Neill, Austin O'Rourke, Derek Osik, Cole Paskus, Dominick Procopio, Nolan Sawchuk, Chris Schutz, Connor Sodergren, Reid Stefanson, Tyler Wall and Connor Wilson.

Tim Alberts
Tim Alberts

Alberts leaving WHS

Tim Alberts is leaving Wilmington High after three years as the Wildcats' athletic director.

Alberts has taken the same position at Triton Regional and will begin at the Byfield school Aug 1. He was selected after three rounds of interviews. He succeeds Sean McInnis, who has become the athletic director at Norwell High.

Prior to being hired at Wilmington High, Alberts served as the AD at Matignon for three years.

North Middlesex hires coaches

North Middlesex Regional High School has announced the addition of two assistant football coaches.

Joining the staff of head coach Ryan Demar are Justin Leonard and Andy Dupuis.


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Leonard has nearly 20 years of coaching experience. He was recently the head coach at Kingswood Regional High School in Wolfeboro, N.H. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Epping/Newmarket High School in New Hampshire.

He will be the defensive coordinator at NM and responsible for coaching the offensive and defensive lines.

Dupuis, a retired police officer with 25 years of coaching experience, was recently the head coach at Murdock High. His coaching career has included stints at West Boylston and Ayer.

Dracut’s Pat O’Toole is tagged out by Lowell first baseman Shawn Spring after getting caught in a rundown during Wednesday’s Northeast
Dracut's Pat O'Toole is tagged out by Lowell first baseman Shawn Spring after getting caught in a rundown during Wednesday's Northeast League game. (Julia Malakie / Lowell Sun)

At North Middlesex, Dupuis will be the offensive coordinator and responsible for coaching the quarterback and linebacker positions.