PCA Athletes of the Year
This year’s “Female Athlete of the Year” is Abra Roberts, a senior, who started the school year on the Varsity Volleyball team where she was awarded Co-MVP of the team and was named to the Granite State Conference All-Star. She finished her Volleyball career with 551 kills, 683 digs, and 164 aces. She was a team co-captain and an outstanding leader on the court.
For winter track, she was the team co-captain and 2nd leading scorer on the team. She also won the Mighty in Spirit award.
In Spring Track, she was again a co-captain and won the Mighty in Spirit award. In addition, she was named a Granite State Conference All-Conference athlete. She now holds the school record in Javelin. She came in 5th in the NHIAA Division 3 Discus Throw and was the 2nd leading scorer on the team.
Abra accomplished all this while maintaining Highest Honors and being a member of PCA’s State Championship Math Team.
This year’s “Male Athlete of the Year” is Tommy Longo, a sophomore. Tommy is a unique “four season” athlete who competed in Soccer and Cross Country Running in the fall, and he followed that with Winter and Spring Track. In Soccer he pushed himself harder and harder with each game and practice becoming one of the best all around players on the team. His spirit of humbleness, hard work ethic, and positive attitude both on and off the field was instrumental in the team’s growth throughout the season. On the Cross Country team he was typically the 2nd or 3rd leading runner.
In Winter track, Tommy was a Co-Captain and he is a member of 3 school records: 4x400m, 4x800m, and distance medley. He won the Mighty in Spirit Award.
In Spring Track, Tommy was again the team Co-Captain and Mighty in Spirit award winner. He is a member of the new school record in 4x400m relay. Tommy has the unique distinction of being the only athlete in PCA history to achieve Conference Qualifying Standards in all running and hurdle events (from 100 through 3200 meter runs as well as 110m and 300m hurdles).
Some of the criteria for winning these awards included participating in a sport for all 3 seasons, accomplishing outstanding achievements within their particular sports, and being leaders and positive role models for their teammates.