Malden’s Naveen Nemalapuri (Boys Tennis) and Johnny Emmanuel (Outdoor Track) are GBL MVPs and All-Scholastic selectees; Everett’s Skane (Softball), Revere’s Berger (Volleyball) and Malden’s Chen (Girls Tennis) also GBL MVPs
By Steve Freker
The Greater Boston League celebrated another fine Spring Season with the announcement of its GBL All-Star Teams, and many student-athletes from the Advocate readership area, including Everett High, Malden High and Revere High, were selected. Malden High School’s Golden Tornado athletic program topped the list with 34 Greater Boston League All-Stars, capping a banner season for the Blue and Gold. Revere had 24 GBL All-Star selectees, and Everett Crimson Tide players numbered 22 on the GBL All-Star Teams.
Topping the list for Malden were Boys Tennis senior star and team captain Naveen Nemalapuri and Boys Outdoor Track senior Johnny Emmanuel. The UMass Boston-bound Nemalapuri had lost just two career matches after playing first singles since seventh grade. He played six seasons at that spot for Malden, with a 44-2 record. This season, Nemalapuri earned his second-straight Greater Boston MVP honor with an undefeated record. He helped secure Malden’s first GBL title in a decade.
The Northeastern-bound Emmanuel became just the second runner in state history to break 47 seconds in the 400 (46.99) in his first-place effort at the Division 1 meet. Emmanuel also won at the Meet of Champions (49.32) and MSTCA Invitational (47.55). Emmanuel’s times are all new Malden High School records as well.
In Girls Tennis, Malden High senior Chloe Chen is the GBL Most Valuable Player, and she led Malden High to the Greater Boston League Championship for the first time in many years. Everett High has a Most Valuable Player from the spring, Kristi Skane, who led the Tide to the GBL Championship in Softball. In Boys Volleyball, senior Christyan Berger led Revere High to the GBL title in that sport, earning MVP honors as well as the Patriots’ top player, in just their third season as a program.
Congratulations to all the 2023 Greater Boston League All-Stars for the Spring Season!
GBL BASEBALL ALL-STARS
CHELSEA: Elijah Rivera.
EVERETT: Alex Lara, David Saia, Alex Velasco.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Almani Gerardo, TJ Walsh, Brady Warren (MVP), Kevin Whalen.
LYNN ENGLISH: Jeriel Benzan, Eldrian Bonilla, Brendan Falasca.
MALDEN: Brandon McMahon, Ezechiel Noelsaint.
MEDFORD: Justin Curcio.
REVERE: Kyle Cummings, Giancarlo Miro.
SOMERVILLE: Ian Born, Kevin Clark, Richard Foscarota.
GBL BOYS LACROSSE ALL-STARS
MALDEN: Nelson Jiang, Takai Landrum, Chad Robertson.
MEDFORD: Brendan Crowley, Osman Elkouram, Jeremy Morris, Devon Page, Nick Pasquariella, Nathan Tremlett (MVP).
REVERE: Adam Aguaouz, Cam Wickens.
SOMERVILLE: Alvin Benavides, Sheamus Foley, Dillon Marujo.
GBL GIRLS LACROSSE ALL-STARS
EVERETT: Riley Avelar, Amanda Verteiro.
MALDEN: Makenzie Jenkins, Abigail Morrison, Jeslyn San.
MEDFORD: Meryn McInnis.
REVERE: Aya Elkawakibi, Lynberlee Leng, Mariah Rogers, Mariana Tamayo.
SOMERVILLE: Zoe Albert-Jones, Adwoa Ampene, Holly Schmidt (MVP), Violet Stickgold, Cate Timmins.
GBL BOYS TENNIS ALL-STARS
EVERETT: Shishir Pokhrel.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Victor Bun, Marcus Ryan.
LYNN ENGLISH: Siraj Salah, Edward Salazar.
MALDEN: Stephen Luong, Naveen Nemalapuri (MVP).
MEDFORD: Vishal Romero, Beckett Shanahan.
REVERE: Alex Waxer.
SOMERVILLE: David Ou, Bleda Tasci.
GBL GIRLS TENNIS ALL-STARS
EVERETT: Brooke Lynn Acevedo.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Linda Jallow, Jauselin Mensah.
LYNN ENGLISH: Heaven Feliz, Iris Son.
MALDEN: Chloe Chen (MVP), Lorena Oliveira, Adriana Velasco, Yuki Yang.
MEDFORD: Carissa Dell’Anno, Xeni Ververis.
REVERE: Dayna Phan.
SOMERVILLE: Nicole Lopez-Ordonez, Ryann Mack.
GBL BOYS OUTDOOR TRACK ALL-STARS
CHELSEA: Ariel Aracena, Nate Nadow, Theo Seale, Ali Warsame.
EVERETT: Kayshaun Eveillard, Jalen Jones, Shane MacKenzie.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Alexavier Gonya.
MALDEN: Zion Chikel, Johnny Emmanuel (MVP), Gabe Garcia, Damien Josaphat, Andrew Louis, Chalais Saintvil, Zion Scott-Previlon.
MEDFORD: Dimitri Charles, Richard Gomez-McDonald, Will Kelley.
REVERE: Adam Assour, Kenan Batic, Medy Bellemsieh, Youness Chahid, Javan Close, JV Cunha, Isaiah DeCrosta, Sami El Asri.
SOMERVILLE: Sam Buckley, Ford Christie, Donju Felix, Bryce Hopkins, Atticus Kaye, Jackson Love, Kerby Luxama, Will Parkes.
GBL GIRLS OUTDOOR TRACK ALL-STARS
CHELSEA: Kiara Ramirez.
EVERETT: Tianna Allen, Layla Betancur-Cardona, Darrynn Desrameaux, Malaica Guillaume, Kaesta Sandy.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Kassandra Pena.
LYNN ENGLISH: Aida Bellal, Dani Diroche, Abetty Kivenghi, Victoria Samuel (MVP).
MALDEN: Sabrina Dangervil, Victoria Gammon, Thora Henry, Rashmi KC, Addison McWayne, Vivian Onyejiaka, Makeila Scott.
MEDFORD: Emma Beardsley, Anna Casey, Emma Casey, Maria Colombo, Iasmin De Sousa-Vieira, Ella Melchionno, Savanna Nash, Magdelawit Takele.
REVERE: Yara Belguendouz, Ashley Cabrera Rodriguez, Gemma Stamatopoulos.
SOMERVILLE: Charlotte Johnson, Anais Lopez, Cindy Luxama, Maria Narh-Botchway, Manal Zahid.
GBL SOFTBALL ALL-STARS
CHELSEA: Ada Figuera.
EVERETT: Emilia Maria-Babcock, Gianna Masucci, Kayley Rossi, Kristi Skane (MVP).
LYNN CLASSICAL: Rachel Dana, Manuela Lizardo, Mckayla Poisson.
LYNN ENGLISH: Kate Johannson, Arianna Laboy, Leanyah Pineiro.
MALDEN: Peyton Lightbody.
MEDFORD: Lorelai Davis, Rebecca Price, Sophia Purifory.
REVERE: Emma Cassinello, Riley Straccia.
SOMERVILLE: Madison French, Nikki Grover.
GBL BOYS VOLLEYBALL
CHELSEA: Brandon Rodriguez, Bryan Vicente.
EVERETT: Dimitar Dimitrov, Henrique Franca.
LYNN CLASSICAL: Karim Chinchilla.
LYNN ENGLISH: Willy Soto.
MALDEN: Kyle Lee, Eric Mei, Aiden Tham.
MEDFORD: Danny Diskin, Hayson Shing.
REVERE: Christyan Berger (MVP), Brian Novoa, Ruben Rodriguez, Alexander Serrano-Taborda.
SOMERVILLE: Elias Colley, Ozzy Marks.
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