NPHS honors senior athletes, team MVPs

NPHS honors senior athletes, team MVPs

Two senior standouts from last season’s girls’ soccer team were among the honorees at the North Providence High sports awards ceremony that was virtually held. Raffaella Brunetti, who starred on the girls’ soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams, received the NPHS Athletic Scholarship and was named the Defensive MVP of the girls’ soccer team.
Brunetti, Loranger, Siravo highlight award winners

NORTH PROVIDENCE – Senior three-sport standout Raffaella Brunetti was among the big winners at the North Providence High sports awards ceremony that was recently held virtually.

The ceremony, which honored the Cougars’ senior athletics and each team’s Most Valuable Players, saw Brunetti join senior cross country runner Chris Loranger in winning the NPHS Athletic Scholarship. This award is presented to a male and female senior who participated in the most sports seasons while in high school, maintained the highest grade point average, and will be attending a four-year college.

Brunetti, who was also named the Defensive MVP of the girls’ soccer team, was also a four-year member of the girls’ basketball and lacrosse teams.

Another senior who was honored was Ashley Siravo, who played goalkeeper for the girls’ soccer team for the past four seasons. She was recognized with a plaque for leading the RIIL in saves with 218 in 2017, 258 in 2018, and 217 last season.

She also holds the program’s record for games started in net (67), saves in a season (258), and saves in a career (791).

The athletes who received MVP awards for the fall season were Emma Rathburn (girls’ cross country), William Burke (boys’ cross country), Tim Walker (football’s Offensive MVP), Franklin Tseytlin (football’s Defensive MVP), Yassin Joof (girls’ soccer’s Offensive MVP), Dylan Auslander (boys’ soccer), Adrianna Gianquitti (girls’ tennis’ Singles MVP), and Hannah Doorley and Julia Jasper (girls’ tennis’ Doubles MVP).

The winter’s season’s MVPs were Evan Gavlick (boys’ basketball), Stephanie Saucier (girls’ basketball), Christian Campbell (hockey), Cam Erickson (boys’ swimming), Christopher Matarese (wrestling), Gianna Fallon (cheerleading), Isabella Bruzzese (dance).

The girls’ swim team, which captured its program’s first Division III championship this past winter, did not award an MVP, but head coach Crystal Bogizian reported that her MVPs would have been “our 400-yard freestyle relay team that won us the championship: Cassie Russo, Valentina Lopez, Christine Pietkiewicz, and Andrea Cortes.”

Ashley Siravo, who shined as a goalkeeper for the soccer team for the past four seasons, was recognized for leading the RIIL in saves during the past three years and setting team records for games started in net (67), saves in a season (258), and saves in a career (791).