The MSHOF is proud to award the following outstanding student athletes with $5000 scholarship awards at our 44th Annual Induction and Awards Ceremony on May 19th at Merrill Auditorium in Portland. For info and tickets visit www.mshof.com/induction.
Nyagoa Bayak (Westbrook High School): 4 time State Champion in the High Jump and 2 time State Champion in the triple jump, Nyagoa was recognized as the Southern Maine Athletics Association Outdoor Track & Field Outstanding MVP in Field Events, Maine Sunday Telegram Girls' Track & Field Athlete of the Year, and Gatorade Track & Field Athlete of the Year. She is the current State of Maine record holder in both the High Jump and Triple Jump. Nyagoa is also the New England Outdoor Track & Field High Jump Champion and ultimately earned the National runner-up title, gaining All-American recognition. A model student, Nyagoa is a member of the National Honor Society, Youth Court, a Natural Helper, and a Barbara Bush Trendsetter, mentoring local kids and helping them with their reading skills. Nyagoa will be attending Louisiana State University in the Fall participating in Track & Field at the Division I Level.
Tyler Bridge (Wells High School): A decorated three-sport athlete lettering in football, basketball and baseball, Tyler served as Captain in all 3 sports. Tyler led the Wells football team to three State Championships and received the John Taglienti Award for Class D Football Player of the Year his Senior Year, along with being named as the Portland Press Herald Football Player of the Year and the Journal Tribune Co-Player of the Year. Tyler capped his football career by winning the James J. Fitzpatrick Award presented to the Top Senior Football Player in Maine. The 2018 USA Today Offensive Player of the Year for Maine, Tyler finished his career with 45 touchdowns, over 2000 yards rushing, and 3500 all-purpose yards. A member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, Tyler received High Honors every semester and was recognized by the College Board for excellence on AP exams and received the Western Maine Conference Good Citizenship Award. Tyler will enroll at Bates College in the Fall where he plans to study Economics/Finance and continue his football career.
Alex Ezzy (Caribou High School): A 4-year starter and 3-year captain for his varsity soccer team, Alex was named to the Penobscot Valley Conference First Team three years in a row, followed by the Penobscot Valley Conference Player of the Year in his Senior season. Ezzy also was a Maine Soccer Coaches All-State selection twice and United Soccer Coaches Association All New England selection. In his senior year, he scored 25 goals from the mid-field position, placing him as Caribou High School's 2nd all-time leading single-season scorer. Alex has also been a solid contributor, captain, and starting shortstop for his baseball team, having received All Aroostook honors as a junior with his senior season underway. Inducted into the National Honor Society as a junior, Alex also received a Maine Principals’ Association Award. Alex is a member of the Math Team, has been a Class Officer all four years, and is a peer tutor. He received Regional 1stplace honors in the Junior Achievement Statewide Business Challenge. Alex is still deciding on which college to attend, but plans to major in engineering while continuing his soccer career.
Emma Hargreaves (Old Town High School): A multi-talented student athlete Emma is a high level competitor in gymnastics, track & field, and soccer. The 2019 Indoor State Champion in the shot put, Emma was also named First Team All-State. Emma is a 3-time Maine State YMCA Gymnastics Champion and a seven time New England YMCA Gymnastics Championship Qualifier earning top honors in 2016. She was also a six time National Gymnastics Qualifier and a three time National Competitor. Emma was nationally ranked 3rd All-Around YMCA Gymnast in Long Beach, CA, in 2016. Emma is President of the National Honor Society, the Key Club Editor, a Dirigo Girl’s State delegate, and an ALA Girl’s Nation Senator in Washington, D.C. She is Valedictorian of her class and will be attending Bowdoin College in the fall, where she intends to major in English and Government Studies and compete on the Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field teams.
Liberty Ladd (Falmouth High School): Captain of both her field hockey and softball teams, Liberty was named All-State and SMAA All-Conference in Field Hockey in 2017 and 2018. She was named SMAA Field Hockey Co-Player of the Year in 2018, Forecaster Female Fall Athlete of the Year in 2018, and Miss Maine Field Hockey Finalist. On the softball field, Liberty was named to the SMAA All-Conference Teams, Honorable Mention in 2017, and 2nd Team in 2016 and 2018. She received her team's MVP Offensive Player two years in a row and was selected to play in the MPA's Softball All Star Game in 2016, 2017, and 2018. An outstanding student, Liberty has been a very involved member of her community and was appointed to the Maine State Board of Education by the Governor for a 2-year term, representing the 1stCongressional District regarding education policy. She was elected Governor of Girl’s State, Vice President of the National Honor Society, and served on numerous clubs in her school. She plans to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology and major in Chemistry and Political Science while continuing her field hockey career.
Cymeria Robshaw (Penquis Valley High School): A multi-sport athlete Cymeria participated in soccer, track and field, basketball and softball. Her most significant athletic accolades were earned on the soccer field and the track. Cymeria was named Class C Player of the Year in Soccer and was named to the Northern Maine Class C All Star Team and the Northern Maine Class C All State Team. She was the highest scoring girls soccer player in her school's history. In track and field, Cymeria was the 2017 Class C State Champion in the 100 meter dash and placed 3rd in the State meet. She was also the State Champion in both the long jump and the triple jump in both 2018 and 2019. As a dedicated member of her school community Cymeria served as President of the Key Club, Vice President of the Student Council, Secretary of the National Honor Society, and Class Secretary for all four years. Cymeria will be attending College of the Holy Cross in the Fall where she intends to major in biology and continue her athletic endeavors as part of the Track & Field team.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2619
South Portland, ME 04116
Phone (207) 272-2178
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.