Five outstanding Maine student athletes will receive $5000 scholarships from the Maine Sports Hall of Fame. This year’s recipients include Emma Charles of Mount Blue High School, a Nordic skier who has dominated her sport; Sydney Gallop of Hermon a two-time All American soccer player; Thomas Horton of Bonny Eagle, a football player who won Maine’s top awards as a two-way lineman; Maddie Strouse who led Scarborough to the state volleyball championship and Trevor Wozny of Marshwood High who played three sports.
Mount Blue skier Emma Charles was beaten only twice by Mainers. These races came during the regular season her freshman year. She went on to become a three-time state champion (no states in 2021) and two-time member of the New England Junior National Team. She was named Maine Skier of the Year four times by the Morning Sentinel and Sun Journal as well as twice by the Press Herald. She is an active member of the Franklin County Fiddlers, Secretary of Maine Youth Climate Action and a member of the National Honor Society. She will attend UNH.
Sydney Gallop was the all-time leading scorer at Hermon High School with 112 goals. She was a three-time captain, PVC Player of the Year, All Maine and the USA Maine Player of the Year. She was twice selected All New England and twice made the All-America Team. She was active as a member of the Key Club, the Civil Rights Team, the Prom Committee and did 79 hours of community service. She was a member of the National Honor Society. Sydney will attend St. Joseph’s College.
Thomas Horton of Bonny Eagle was an outstanding two-way lineman. He won the Frank Gaziano Offensive Lineman Award and Gerry Raymond Outstanding Lineman Award and was a finalist for the Fitzpatrick Trophy. He was on a state championship team, named team captain and selected to Maine’s All-State Team. He was a High Honor Roll student each semester, will receive a STEM Endorsement Diploma and was inducted into the National Honor Society in his sophomore year. He will attend the University of Maine.
Madeline Strouse of Scarborough led The Storm to this year’s state championship. She was 2021 Maine Sunday Telegram Volleyball Player of the Year, Scarborough’s Fall Athlete of the Year, All State First Team, and made Regional and Zone Teams named by the American Volleyball Coaches and the New England Volleyball Association. She served as Student Representative on Scarborough Schools’ Reopening Committee, in the Key Club and volunteered extensively including at Maine Med and The Polar Express. She works year-round at Bailey’s Seafood. She will attend the University of Virginia.
Trevor Wozny of Marshwood, was a three-sport athlete. In soccer, he led the Hawks to their first-ever state Class A Championship. He was All-Conference, All-State and All-New England. He was also a Captain in track, in which he ran on the state championship 4 x 400-meter relay team and was on the 4 x 100-meter team which finished third. He was a captain of the basketball team his junior and senior year. A member of the National Honor Society, he was valedictorian of his class, Class President and Student Representative to the School Board. He will attend Northeastern University.
The scholarships will be awarded at the MSHOF Scholar’s Brunch on June 19th at Sunday River. Winners and their immediate families will be feted at an overnight event. The scholarships will be presented at a brunch on Sunday morning.
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame honors the “best of the best” in Maine sports. This year, twelve will be inducted in ceremonies at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on October 30. More information about the Maine Sports Hall of Fame is available at mshof.com or by calling Executive Director Bill Green at (207) 807-7666.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
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.