Revere High School’s student-athletes will be recognized on July 15 at a virtual Awards Night broadcast live on the Revere Youtube Channel.
Director of Athletics Frank Shea will preside over the end-of-the year event that has traditionally been held at Showcase Cinema in Revere. But due to coronavirus social distancing guidelines, the event was moved to a virtual setting.
Shea will announce the individual award recipients on the broadcast that begins at 6 p.m. The individual head coaches of the teams will speak during the program. Shea will present the actual awards in person at a later date.
Two of the most prestigious awards are the Silvio Cella Athlete of the Year Award and the RHS Academic Award of Excellence.
Though the coronavirus forced the cancellation of the entire spring sports season, the 2019-20 year will still go down as one of the winningest in RHS history.
Revere teams won eight Greater Boston League championships, with an additional four teams or individual athletes qualifying for post-season tournaments. Five coaches were recognized as GBL Coaches of the Year.
The Revere football team had a sensational campaign that included a trip to the Division 4 North sectional finals. Revere also defeated Winthrop in the annual Thanksgiving game. The field hockey team qualified for the MIAA Tournament for the first time in 30 years. The girls field hockey, soccer and volleyball teams won league titles in the fall. The cheerleading program captured GBL, regional, and state championships. The boys track team claimed a GBL indoor title.
“There was a lot of good success,” said Shea, who is completing his fifth season as director of athletics. “It’s too bad the year had to end the way it did with the cancellation of the spring season.”
At this ceremony, Revere High will look back and recognize a truly historic year of sports.