Ten high school student-athletes have been nominated for the Midcoast Sports Hall of Fame's 2014 high school male and female athletes of the year. The awards will be presented during the organization's annual banquet on Saturday Oct. 25 at the Rockland Elks Lodge.

The five nominated male athletes are Connor Graffam of Camden HIlls, James Matel of Lincoln Academy, Nick Mazurek of Oceanside, Ben Trapani of Camden Hills and Micah Williamson of Medomak Valley.

The five nominated female athletes are Brittany Bowman of Camden Hills, Brooke Dugan of Oceanside, Abby Hersom of Oceanside, Rebekah Hilt of Camden Hills and Bailey Plourde of Lincoln Academy.

Graffam was a three-sport athlete for the WIndjammers, as he played football, basketball and baseball. Graffam was the football and baseball teams' most valuable player, selected all-conference for both sports, and played in the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic in football and the East-West Senior All-Star Baseball game.

Matel golfed, played basketball and ran track for the Eagles. Matel was a four-time all-conference golfer, helped lead Lincoln Academy to two Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference Class B team championships and won an individual league title. Four times Matel helped set a school record in the 4×800-meter relay and was named the team's most valuable player in all three sports his senior year.

Mazurek excelled in golf, basketball and baseball for the Mariners. As one of the area's top golfers, Mazurek was selected All-State and qualified for the New England High School championship as he finished 18th. On the baseball diamond, Mazurek was the KVAC Class B player of the year and, for a second straight season, played in the Maine High School Undergrad Baseball All-Star game.

Trapani is one of the top distance runners in the area and had success for the Windjammer cross-country team as well as the indoor and outdoor track squads, receiving all-conference honors and winning individual KVAC titles in all three sports. Trapani was the state runner-up in 800 meters in outdoor meet, 1,600 meters in indoor track and third in the state 5,000 meters cross-country meet.

Williamson was a starter for the Panther soccer, basketball and baseball teams. Williamson was the starting point guard for Medomak Valley's 2013 Eastern Class B championship basketball team. This past year, Williamson was named team MVP and was selected second-team all-conference for soccer and baseball.

Bowman ran for the Windjammer cross-country, indoor track and outdoor track squads, where she was a first-team all-conference selection in all three sports. Bowman was a top-five finisher in the state cross-country meet, including winning the state championship in 2011. Bowman twice was named to the All-New England High School Cross-Country Team and has won five different KVAC Class B track-and-field championships.

Dugan was a standout field hockey, basketball and softball player for the Mariners and helped lead each squad to the Eastern Class B playoffs. Dugan excelled on the softball team where she was part of the 2013 state championship team while being selected second-team all-conference. During her senior year, Dugan was named team MVP, first-team all-conference and KVAC Class B player of the year for softball.

Hersom ran for the Mariner cross-country and track squads and played softball. Hersom was the KVAC Class B champion and runner of the year in cross country during her junior season, while qualifying for the New England championships. Hersom also was an All-KVAC selection in indoor track and was the team’s points leader as a senior. She was a member of the Oceanside state championship softball team in 2013.

Hilt was a member of the Windjammer mountain bike, basketball and softball squads. She was a member of two state champion mountain bike squads as well as finished first among all females in the state championship meet. Hilt also played in the KVAC Class B senior all-star basketball game and was a second-team all-conference softball player.

Plourde golfed and played basketball for the Eagles. Plourde was a first-team all-conference selection for golf and was the girls high school co-champion as a freshman. Plourde also tied for third at the Women’s Maine Amateur Golf Championship and placed 39th at the New England Women’s Amateur Championship during the summer. She also was the Maine State Junior Golf Champion in 2013.

Each high school in the hall’s coverage area — Camden Hills, Islesboro, Lincoln Academy of Newcastle, Medomak Valley of Waldoboro, North Haven, Oceanside of Rockland/Thomaston and Vinalhaven — is asked to nominate two male and two female student-athletes to be considered for the honor. Each nominated student-athlete is sent a questionnaire to fill out and return to the committee. Any student who does not return a questionnaire is not considered for the honor.

The hall's board of directors then select five finalists for the award for each gender. From those finalists the board selects its male and female high school student-athletes of the year.

The individual winners will be announced during the October banquet when the Hall inducts eight new members: Dan Flanagan, Kevin Jenkins, Terry Kenniston, Douglas Libby, Mike MacDonald, Richard Simonds, Susan Ware-Page and Walt White.

Tickets for the banquet are $25 each and are available from any hall board member or by visiting MidCoastSportsHallofFame.org.