Darien Ackerman of Pepperell and Kyle Desjardins of Townsend, both hockey players, have been selected as January’s Athletes of the Month at Nashoba Tech.
Darien Ackerman, son of Eric and Jenny Ackerman, is a senior goaltender for the Vikings. He is a high-honors student in the Advanced Manufacturing program. He plans to attend college to study either mechanical or manufacturing engineering.
Hockey coach Bob Callahan wrote: “Darien is a fantastic student and a stalwart in net. He made over 35 saves in a recent game against Essex Tech. He has been a four-year member of the hockey program and is a great teammate.”
Kyle Desjardins, son of Craig and Beth Desjardins, is a senior defenseman and captain for the Vikings. He is in the Robotics & Automation program, is a freshman mentor and is currently attending college full time through Nashoba Tech’s Dual Enrollment program. He also plays lacrosse.
Coach Callahan wrote of Kyle: “He plays almost half the game for the team and is a calming presence on our blue line. He plays a tough brand of hockey and helps out on the offensive end as well.”