Superintendent David DiBarri
100 Hemlock Road
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 3, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Three Northeast Metro Tech Winter Sports Teams Make MIAA Tournaments
WAKEFIELD — Superintendent David DiBarri and Donald Heres, Director of Athletics and Physical Education, are pleased to announce that Northeast Metro Tech’s Ice Hockey, Boys Basketball and Girls Basketball teams made it to their Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) tournaments this week.
“We’re extremely proud of all our student athletes,” Heres said. “We’ve been competitive making the MIAA tournament and they’ve made everyone at Northeast very proud.”
The Ice Hockey Team is the No. 4 seed in the MIAA North Division-3 tournament. Their game will be held on Sunday, March 5 at 5:20 p.m. at the Chelmsford Forum against school rival No. 5 seed Shawsheen Valley Technical High School.
“We had two good games against Shawsheen, and it’s going to be a tough game, but I think we have a shot to win the North Section,” said Capt. Senior Steven Wesley. “I’m really proud how the team has done this season.”
Overall, the Northeast Metro Tech Ice Hockey Team had a great season, winning their division and making it to the Vocational State Championship on Feb. 25 as the No. 2 seed. The game started out rough for Northeast Metro Tech, and intensified as the night went on. The team came back from a 1-nothing deficit to tie and take the lead before Southeastern/West Bridgewater/Bristol-Plymouth School, the No. 1 seed, tied the game at the end. Northeast Metro Tech then lost in the second round of an overtime shoot out.
The No. 12 seed Boys Basketball Team competed in the North Division-3 tournament against No. 5 seed Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School at Whittier on Feb. 28. The game concluded in Whittier’s favor.
“We had our ups and downs throughout the season, with some great high points,” said Capt. Senior Andrew Smith. “I’m glad that we made the tournament and although we didn’t win, we had fun trying.”
The No.10 seed Girls Basketball team competed against No. 7 seed New Mission High School on Feb. 29 at New Mission for the North Division-4 championship. The game ended favorably for New Mission. Although Northeast Metro Tech couldn’t take home the win, the team earned the division title this year. This was also the first time the Girls Basketball Team qualified for the MIAA tournament in 10 years.
“It feels good to know our team is the first to make it to the MIAA tournament in a decade,” Capt. Senior Jocy Toussaint said. “It almost feels like an honor.”