Top 10 boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams, girls’ players to watch

Girls’ players to watch

Tess Chandler , Hopkinton: It would be hard to put a limit on expectations for the Boston College-bound midfielder’s senior year, based on her posting 200 goals over her first three seasons for the Hillers.

Amy Cunningham , Wayland: The speedy junior is coming off a pair of electric seasons as the Warriors continue to improve.


Eliza Guild , Lincoln-Sudbury Regional: The Harvard-bound junior midfielder is a threat from crease to crease, as the Warriors will look for her to fill multiple holes created by the departure of last year’s historic graduating class.

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Annee O’Connor , Needham: The Rockets’ goalie, who is committed to Division 1 Winthrop University as a junior, has gotten faster and stronger, and become more of a presence with the ball on transition.

Kristin Wilder and Kaitlyn Wilder , Framingham: While senior Kaitlyn has been a force, sophomore sister Kristin is coming off a breakout season as the Flyers hope to get out to a quicker start this spring than their 3-5 beginning a year ago.

Top 10 boys’ teams

(Final 2012 record)

1. Needham (16-6)


2. Lincoln-Sudbury (16-6)

3. Concord-Carlisle (22-0)

4. Wellesley (20-4)

5. Dover-Sherborn (19-4)

6. Medfield (16-4)


7. Algonquin Regional (22-2)

8. Acton-Boxborough

9. Franklin (16-5)

10. Framingham (12-6)

Top 10 girls’ teams

(Final 2012 record)

1. Needham (22-2)

2. Lincoln-Sudbury (23-2)

3. Medfield (18-5)

4. Hopkinton (16-5-2)

5. Framingham (12-9-1)

6. Westborough (15-4)

7. Algonquin (21-2)

8. Wayland (15-5-1)

9. Natick (18-4-1)

10. Wellesley (12-8)

Quote of the week

Deb DeJesus, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional girls’ coach:
‘You can always score on fastbreaks and things like that; it’s usually defense that’s slower to develop early on. But with all the snow and everything, transition is going to come along slower than anything.’

Jason Mastrodonato

Jason Mastrodonato can be reached at jasonmastrodonato@yahoo.com.