North: Players of the Week and Top 10 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

High 5

Amanda Gage , Greater Lowell: The junior scored a vital goal with 15 minutes left in a 3-2 comeback win over Whittier, then tallied twice and assisted on two other goals in a 9-0 whitewashing of Northeast.


Alex Merrill , Lowell Catholic: The freshman keeper stopped 19 total shots in shutouts over Cathedral, Greater Lawrence, and Innovation Academy as the Crusaders (8-0-3) remain undefeated.

Mike Reynolds , North Shore: A defender, the senior captain netted his first career goal for the Bulldogs, the game’s lone goal in a 1-0 defeat of Lynn English.

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Alana Vecchiarello, Hamilton-Wenham: The senior captain scored both of her team’s goals in a 2-0 win over Ipswich that qualified the Generals for the postseason after missing out a year ago.

Alli Wiggins , Central Catholic: The sophomore scored her team's only goal in a 1-0 win over Merrimack Valley league rival North Andover, then followed it up with two more in a 6-1 win over Billerica, giving her 10 goals on the season.

Forde’s Top 10 girls’ teams


(Records through Tuesday)

1. Peabody (9-0)

2. Central Catholic (10-0)

3. Winchester (9-1-2)

4. Shawsheen Tech (12-0)

5. Andover (7-2-3)

6. Danvers (8-1-2)

7. St. Mary's (7-3-2)

8. Wilmington (7-2-2)

9. Hamilton-Wenham (8-1-1)

10. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough) (10-2)

Forde’s Top 10 boys’ teams

1. Masconomet (9-0-2)

2. Somerville (9-0-2)

3. St. John's Prep (10-1)

4. Winchester (9-0-2)

5. Pentucket (8-1-2)

6. North Andover (8-1-2)

7. Lowell (9-2-1)

8. Danvers (8-2)

9. Wilmington (5-1-2)

10. Rockport (8-1-1)

Craig Forde

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