By Steven Kimball
A number of former AHS athletes are continuing their sports at the collegiate level. Below are a few:
Joe Bramanti, Freshman — Basketball, Wright State (IN) — A 2011 graduate of Andover High School, Bramanti completed a post-grad year at Brewster Academy before enrolling at Wright State. In his first season for the Raiders he has averaged 1.5 points per game in addition to 2 rebounds per game. He has seen significant action and has been listed as a starter for the team. His best game came against the University of Detroit, when he notched 4 rebounds in a 64-62 win. Wright State recently finished up play in the Horizon League Tournament, where it made it to the finals before losing a close game to Valparaiso. The team finished up the year with an overall record of 21-12 and will be looking to compete in a postseason tournament, most likely the National Invitational Tournament.
Maggie Mullins, Freshman — Track and Field, Boston College — A 2012 graduate of Andover High School, Mullins was a four-year letter winner on the track team for the Warriors. In addition Mullins lettered on two occasions in cross country. After being heavily recruited Mullins ultimately chose Boston College. During the cross county season Mullins was the number 11 runner for the Eagles, who were ranked as highly as 16th in the nation. During her indoor track campaign Mullins clocked a 10:20 3000m time at the Jay Carisella Track Invitational, which was a personal record for her. Mullins now looks forward to a successful outdoor track campaign.
Dan Gusovsky, Senior — Baseball, Wheaton College — The starting catcher for the highly touted Wheaton College Lyons, Gusovsky, a 2009 Andover High graduate, is batting .375 with 5 RBI thus far in the 2013 campaign. Wheaton is currently ranked as the top team in the Division III rankings, in addition to sitting atop the NEWMAC conference. Gusovsky has yet to make an error in nine appearances this season and boasts an equally impressive .400 on-base percentage.
Scott Waller, Junior — Track and Field, Stonehill College — A member of the Northeast 10 conference honor roll, Waller is a star not only on the track but in the classroom. In addition to his academic accomplishments Waller has developed as a key runner on one of the top teams in the nation. Most recently Waller placed 6th at the Northeast 10 Conference Championships in the 3000m run. His time of 8:46 was not only a personal best but also secured 3 points for the Skyhawks in the competitive team race. Stonehill track coach Rich Heart had this to say about Waller: “Scott is a very dedicated and talented runner who lives a life that sets himself up for athletic success.” Scott also has a brother Mark who competes on the track team at Bridgewater State.
Nicole Boudreau, Freshman — Basketball, Boston College — In her freshman season at Boston College, Boudreau has made an immediate impact on the Eagles. Averaging 15 points a game, Boudreau is making an impact on the play of the team. Although the Eagles struggled to a 12-18 record, the future is promising for Boudreau and company. Her best game came against North Carolina in an ACC tournament loss, where she notched 15 points and 6 rebounds in 34 total minutes. In her first season for the Eagles, Boudreau was named to the All-ACC Freshman team