The competition for this years Meghan Burnett Tournament Scholarship resulted in a 3-way tie, so three awards were given. Michelle Maffe, Norah Coyne and Julia DiFazio were this years recipients. All three demonstrated strong character, making those around them better through their selfless team play, hard work and leadership through service. In addition, they have all experienced a great deal of personal growth along the way.
Norah is a tournament veteran and has embodied what it means to be a team player, dealing with whatever hand she was dealt and always rising above. While softball is not her only sport, she has played every season from LL Farm through Senior league and continued through her senior year of High School Varsity. She is attending St Leo University where she is majoring in Criminal Justice.
Julia also rose thru the LL ranks and was named a Captain of her High School team. Always smiling, this positive leader encouraged her teammates and enabled them to play better than they thought they could. Julia is majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Michelle is a section leader in the marching band as well as a two-year volunteer at the tournament. A member of the National Honor Society and the Tri-M Music honor society, she grew from a quiet, reserved kid to a well-respected leader in the bands she has been involved with at Wakefield Memorial High School. She now attends Merrimac College, majoring in Criminal Justice.
We wish these impressive young women the best of luck as they head off to college. Enjoy the ride ladies, it will be over before you know it!