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Crimson Tide trio among the best on the courts and links this fall

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Everett’s Brandao, Saia, Turilli chosen GBL all-stars in volleyball, golf

  Everett High School junior volleyball player Nicole Brandao was selected as a Greater Boston League (GBL) all-star recently by the league coaches. A junior middle hitter, Brandao led the team with 113 kills and 23 blocks. She successfully served 83% of her serves inbounds, including 25 aces.

  “Nicole is a great leader on the court,” said Everett coach Mike Fineran. “She can dominate and score in bunches, and was also one of the most reliable passers from the back row. I’m excited to have her back next year when she is a senior.”

  The Everett girls ended up with a 7-12 record this fall, falling just short of their postseason goal. Two of those wins came at the end of the season to offer much hope for the 2023 campaign, with players like Brandao returning to the roster to provide the needed leadership to propel the team into the state tournament.

Saia, Turilli chosen for the GBL all-star team

  Senior David Saia (4-7), Everett’s No. 1 golfer this past fall, and his classmate Matt Turilli are the Tide’s representatives on the 2023 GBL all-star team after the league coaches convened to select this year’s best on the links.

  “David had the tough task of matching up against the opposition’s No. 1 golfer this fall, but he still competed quite well in every match,” said coach Steve Gallagher. “This was David’s first year playing on the team, and he was able to make an immediate impact. His coachability and willingness to improve was second to none.”

  Turilli has been an Everett golfer since his sophomore year. “Matt has improved drastically over the years, and as a result he was able to win his first career match this season,” said Gallagher. “He finished 2-7 this season, but his record does not indicate [the effort]. His ability to overcome adversity both on and off the course was truly inspiring.”

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