Nicolette Arnold ’19 Named All-NEPSAC Class B Player of the Year

Groton, Mass. — Lawrence Academy has its first-ever All-NEPSAC Player of the Year in girls’ basketball, Nicolette Arnold ’19 (Derry, NH).

Nikki Arnold ’19. Jon Chase photo

Arnold, the squad’s captain, who joined fellow girls’ varsity basketball player Ashley Evans ’20 (Londonderry, NH) on the 10-person 2019 NEPSAC Class B first team, paced the Spartans throughout the 2018 – 2019 winter season.

Known on campus as “Nikki,” Arnold will join the varsity at Sacred Heart University next fall. She was the fifth-ever woman to join Lawrence Academy’s 1000-point club and helped lead the Spartans to the precipice of the New England championship.

Currently on Winterim working with the Give Kids The World program, Arnold got the good word from her head coach, Donna Mastrangelo.

“Only one player gets ‘Player of the Year’ and that is just outstanding,” said Mrs. Mastrangelo of the accolade, a new benchmark for her program.

“I just spoke with Nicolette down in Florida a bit ago and [the emotion] was certainly felt over the phone,” added Coach Donna. “She is just a little overwhelmed and beyond thrilled about this news.”

Congratulations to Nikki and all of the girls’ basketball Spartans for an amazing season.