The St. Mary’s High School celebrated a successful season at its awards banquet Sunday at Spinelli’s, Lynnfield.
Head coach Mark Lee, an inductee in the Mass. State Hockey Coaches Hall of Fame, lauded the players for winning the Division 1 Catholic Central League Cup amidst a challenging season and “a grueling Division 1 schedule” played during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Colby Magliozzi (Team MVP), Kyle LoNigro (Patrick Reddy Award For Leadership and Team Spirit) Max Giardina (Martha Ferrari Unsung Hero Award) were the recipients of the major individual awards.
Junior varsity players Anthony Palmer, Jack Glowacz, and Patrick Babineau were the recipients of the JV Coaches Awards.
Interestingly, JV coach Brendan Mageary, a former St. Mary’s standout, hinted to the Lynn Journal that he may be relocating after receiving his college degree from Salem State University. Those of us who had the honor of sitting at the Coaches’ Table enjoyed Brendan Mageary’s tremendous insight about the sport of ice hockey in general and his incredible knowledge about the National Hockey League. For example, Brendan knew everything about the Seattle Kraken, an expansion team that will begin play in the NHL next season. Brendan is the son of former Lynn Police Michael Mageary and Lisa Mageary and the brother of Jennifer Mageary, an excellent athlete herself during her career at Lynn English High School.
Mark Lee thanked the St. Mary’s booster parents for their support all season and putting together an outstanding banquet that included gifts and plaques for all the players. The special celebratory cake was decorated with the St. Mary’s logo and “CCL Champions.”
St. Mary’s Trustee Michael Reddy presented the Patrick Reddy Award, named in memory of his son, at the banquet. During his career at St. Mary’s, Patrick brought so much joy to his teammates and classmates with his great personality and outstanding leadership. St. Mary’s hockey fans will remember the incredible defensive play Patrick Reddy made in an MIAA playoff game and overtime classic versus Gloucester before a capacity crowd at the Chelmsford Forum. Patrick was a clutch player for Mark Lee’s Spartans throughout his exceptional career.
Kirsten Ferrari, who helped St. Mary’s win a girls’ basketball state championship in 2011, presented the Martha Ferrari Award on behalf of the Ferrari Family. Kirsten also had an excellent basketball career at Wheaton College.
Assistant Coach Matt Smith delivered an inspiring speech in which he began by noting the legendary coaching career of Mark Lee.
“Mark Lee, head coach of St. Mary’s, has been doing this for 35 years,” said Smith. “Think about how many kids have come through this program and the success where he’s taken this program from Day 1 to where it is now. No one ever gives him the recognition that he deserves, that I believe he deserves, and the whole room thinks he deserves. Let’s give Coach Lee a round of applause.”
JV Coaches Award recipient and goaltender Anthony Palmer is the son of Anthony Palmer Sr., the only player to win the Item Football Player of the Year Award two years in a row. Anthony is the son of Aleksandra Servideo.