CONWAY — Sut Marshall, Class of 1959; Mandi Manoogian, ’01; Sarah (Martin) Keyser, ’01; Jennifer (Luoma) McCraken, ’02; Ricky Gaudreau, ’10; Allison Wagner, ’11; and coach Phil Haynes, a member of the Class of 1970, make up the 27th group chosen for Kennett High’s Sports Hall of Fame.
They will be inducted this Saturday, Nov. 9, in a ceremony at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort in North Conway.
The Sun has been highlight the inductees over the past two weeks.
Jennifer (Luoma) McCracken, Class of 2002
McCracken, and Chris, her husband, live in Conway, with their two young children, Ryan and Catherine. McCracken is a math teacher at Kennett High School and is the former chair of the mathematics department.
While at Kennett, McCracken played four years of soccer, lettering all four years; she played four years of basketball, lettering her junior and senior years; and played four years of softball, lettering her sophomore, junior and senior years.
McCracken, who was the valedictorian of her class, was co-captain of the soccer team her senior year. She earned All-State Second-Team honors as a senior, received All-Scholastic laurels as a senior and received the prestigious Suzy Engler Award as a senior.
In basketball, McCracken was a fearless defender, willing to guard anyone, while having a presence at both ends of the court in the rebounding department.
In softball, she helped Kennett to two state championship teams in 2000 and 2002. She was selected to represent Kennett in the 2002 Twin State Senior All-Star Game. She was also a two-time selection to the Tri-County Team her junior and senior years.
Also, while at Kennett, McCracken received the John Marsden Foundation Scholarship and was a member of the Kennett Symphonic Band. She earned All-State and was a Lakes Region Selection for the flute.
McCracken went on to attend and graduate from Boston College cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and graduated from Xavier with a masters in education degree in 2011.
Ricky Gaudreau, Class of 2010
Gaudreau, who lives in Freyburg, Maine, is a Master Patrol Officer with the Conway Police Department. He is also the school resource officer at Kennett High School.
Gaudreau was a two-sport standout at Kennett High. He earned four varsity letters in ice hockey and two letters in varsity lacrosse.
In lacrosse, Gaudreau was a member of the first varsity squad at Kennett in 2009 and helped the Eagles reach the Division II playoffs his junior year.
In hockey, Gaudreau more than made his mark on the ice. He helped Kennett to back-to-back state championships, including the school’s first, his junior and senior years with his stealer goalie play.
Gaudreau earned First-Team All-State honors his sophomore, junior and senior years. In 2010, he was named the Division III Player of the Year, was the only Division III player named to the N.H. Senior All-State Team and the lone DIII players named to the N.H. Make A Wish Team — where he became the only Division III player to ever be named the game’s MVP.
In 2010, he was named The Union Leader’s N.H. All-State Team as the top goalie for all divisions, He was also named The Union Leader Player of the Year (he is the lone Division III players to accomplish that feat).
Gaudreau, who earned the Jim Terry Award his senior year, holds all school records for single-season goals-against average (1.40); single-season saves percentage (.940); single-season shutouts (eight); career shutouts (19); and career wins (50).
Upon graduation from Kennett, Gaudreau joined the U.S, Marine Corps, serving from 2011-14 in the role as a basic engineer equipment systems technician.
In April 2015, Gaudreau graduated from the 166th N.H. Police Academy and went to work for Conway PD.
Today, Gaudreau continues to play hockey at a high level. In 2019, he suited up for Team Police in the annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Game. He helped Frechette Tie win the 2019 Roland Chabot Memorial Cup B Division.