First-Team All-State selection for Dormody

by Jeff Lajoie
Sports Reporter

Gilford senior forward Dan Dormody closed out his career with a Division III First-Team All-State selection. Jeff Lajoie. (click for larger version)
November 24, 2013
REGION With the fall season officially in the books, it's time to reflect on the performances that made the year so special. On the boys' soccer front, Hopkinton claimed the Division III state title while Derryfield School was the Division IV state champ. The N.H. Coaches' Association released its list of All-State players, and several local student-athletes made the cut.

Three players earned First-Team All-State status, with Gilford senior forward Dan Dormody leading the way for the Golden Eagles with a D-III selection. The high-scoring forward led Gilford in goals, and he was quite a handful up front using his combination of size and speed. Belmont High School midfielder Joe Boles was also a D-III First-Team pick, as the senior closed out his career by leading a young Red Raider team to the postseason after graduating a huge class from last year's state runner-up squad.

Over in Division IV, Moultonborough Academy junior Tristan Price was a First-Team All-State honoree. The forward was instant offense for coach Eric Porusta's club, as the Panthers earned the second seed in the Division IV tournament before falling in the quarterfinals to Profile.

Price's forward partner Andrew Porusta was named to the D-IV Second-Team, as the sophomore was also a dynamic goal scorer. The tandem put constant pressure on opposing defenses this fall. Teammate Eric Dubois was the third MA player to make the cut, as the sophomore defender was an Honorable Mention All-State selection.

In addition to Dormody, Gilford had three other players honored with D-III Honorable Mention selections. Senior Chris Medlin closed out his career with the award, as the midfielder made his presence known during his career in blue and gold. Juniors Brad Bergman (defense) and Keaton Quigley (midfield) also received Honorable Mention recognition, and the pair will be counted on to lead the way for the Eagles during their senior campaigns in 2014.

Winnisquam Regional High School senior Nick Welch closed out his strong career in Tilton with a D-III Honorable Mention nod. The forward was a two-time second team pick entering this season, and the Bears fell just shy of a postseason berth this fall.

Belmont senior forward Austin Haddock rounds out the locals on the Honorable Mention list. The talented scorer was one of just three returning contributors for the Raiders this fall after that big class departed due to graduation.

Bishop Brady head coach Ryan Joy was honored as the Division III Coach of the Year, while Woodsville's Mike Ackerman was the Division IV Coach of the Year after the Engineers entered the postseason as the number one seed.

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