Twitter voting for MVC MVP begins Monday, Nov. 18 and continues through the end of the month, so get out the vote!
So we started our efforts as focusing on football only, wanting to “get it right” in terms of covering the Merrimack Valley Conference. We’re playing a bit of catch-up in covering the rest of the fall sports, admittedly, as we JUST started the full-blown MVC Sports Today website.
But that isn’t going to stop us from having the same kind of fun with social media votes as we have had with the MVC Gridiron Weekly crowd.
So we’re endeavoring to crown the first annual non-football MVC FALL SPORTS MVP. Why non-football? Honestly, we might eventually combine it all in to one vote, but for me, we’re pretty confident we’re giving the football crowd plenty of their own love. This is all about giving the other sports the attention they deserve.
So here’s how we’ll do it: Each day, we will post a vote on Twitter and on the website. We have selected 29 total MVP fall sports athletes. This encompasses all of the official conference-named MVPs plus a number of wildcards who shined in individual competition.
We will start with votes in at least 8 heats, with three to four of our athletes RANDOMLY selected for each heat. After the initial heats, the winners of each day will compete in the semifinals (four randomly selected vote winners in each semifinal) and then a final vote (the top four semifinal vote getters).
Here is our list of athletes. If we’ve missed someone you think should be included, send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
JIMMY BOYLE, BOYS SOCCER, NO ANDOVER (11 goals)
TYLER BUSSELL, BOYS SOCCER NO ANDOVER (14 shutouts, DIV 1 GOALIE OF YEAR)
JESUS ECHEVERRIA, BOYS SOCCER, LAWRENCE (11 goals)
OLIVIA SCHWINN CANTON, ANDOVER (7 goals)
MEGGIE DELLEA, GIRLS SOCCER, HAVERHILL (14 goals)
OLIVIA GOTOBED, GIRLS SOCCER, NA (18 points, DIV 1 MVP)
KERRIGAN HEMP, SWIMMING, CCHS (DIVISION 1 MVP)
KYRA DONAHUE, SWIMMING, METHUEN (DIV 2 MVP)
JOEBEN JACOBS, BOYS XC, LOWELL, (DIV 1 MVP)
JACK BICKSLEY, BOYS XC, NORTH ANDOVER (DIV 2 MVP)
MADDIE DIPIETRO, FIELD HOCKEY, CCHS (DIV 1 MVP)
CLAUDIA CROWE, FIELD HOCKEY, METHUEN (DIV 2 MVP)
NICOLE ANDERSON, GIRLS XC, BILLERICA (DIV 1 MVP)
FINLEIGH SIMONDS, GIRLS XC, HAVERHILL (DIV 2 MVP)
MAC LEE, ANDOVER, GOLF, ANDOVER (DIV 1 MVP)
ANTHONY PECCI, GOLF, TEWKSBURY (DIV 2 MVP)
AHNASIA MCKINNEY, GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, CHELMSFORD (DIV 1 MVP)
VIELKA SANCHEZ, GIRLS VOLLEYBALL, LAWRENCE (DIV 2 MVP)
XAVIER METEVIER, BOYS XC, METHUEN (TOP BOYS STATE FINISHER)
VASILIKI FLAOUNA, GIRLS SOCCER, BILLERICA (DIV 2 MVP)
ISABELLA SHIH, GIRLS SOCCER, ANDOVER (GOALIE OF YEAR)
MARK HUYNH, BOYS SOCCER, ANDOVER (DIV 1 MVP)
TYLER FLICK, BOYS SOCCER, DRACUT (DIV 2 GOALIE OF YEAR)
BRENDAN DAVIS, BOYS SOCCER, DRACUT (DIV 2 MVP)
MICHAELA CHOKUREVA, SWIMMING, ANDOVER (2 STATE RECORDS)
EMILY CLEMENTS, SWIMMING, ANDOVER (2 STATE TITLES)
MALIA AUMAN, SWIMMING, NORTH ANDOVER (2 STATE TITLES, 1 STATE RECORD)
CALEB CANAVAN, DIVING, METHUEN (WON STATE TITLE)
CAILEY SIMARD, DIVING, HAVERHILL (WON STATE TITLE)