School Roundup

Roundup: Andrea O’Brien commits to BC

Concord-Carlisle junior and All-America soccer player Andrea O’Brien has committed to play at Boston College.

O’Brien is a back-to-back Globe All-Scholastic and has won consecutive Dual County League MVP awards. She tallied 37 goals and 10 assists for the Patriots last fall, leading them to a 14-5 record and the sectional quarterfinals.

O’Brien said her decision came down to three schools – Boston College, Georgetown, and Virginia – but she decided to stay local.


“When you live so close to a school sometimes you don’t really see it much,’’ O’Brien said. “But going on my overnight visit, I realized I loved the school. I was trying to find a great academic school but also one where there was a really strong soccer program.’’

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Concord-Carlisle coach Nancy Slocum said BC seems like a good fit for the high-scoring forward.

“I hope she has as much success there as she’s had here,’’ Slocum said. “I think now she’ll be freed up to relax a little bit more and just play soccer to enjoy it and develop.’’

But O’Brien, who believes she’ll stay in an attacking role while at BC, said there is still more work to do while at Concord-Carlisle.

“I’ll have the same mentality as last year,’’ said O’Brien, who will join Division 1 Player of the Year and Peabody junior Hayley Dowd at BC. “I want to graduate knowing we won a state title at the high school. And I think it’s actually a realistic goal.’’


O’Brien’s older brother, Mike, is also an All-American soccer player. He will play at Penn this fall.

Boys’ basketball

Southeastern 47, Canton 45 - Senior guard Andrew Pettiford scored 17 points to lift the visiting Hawks (8-6).

Randolph 57, Avon 38 - The Blue Devils got 35 points combined from DJ Myers and D’Andre Lopes.

Girls’ basketball

Southeastern 66, South Shore Voc-Tech 23 - Sophomore guard Tatianna Dias scored 24 points to help send the Hawks (9-4) to the tournament.

Brighton 46, South Boston 45 - Amy Bernardez’s 3-pointer with one second left won it for the Bengals (10-5). Bernardez finished with 20 points and 14 rebounds.


Coyle & Cassidy 52, Cardinal Spellman 45 - Senior center Tricia Quinn poured in 23 points and collected 11 rebounds to lift the 16th-ranked Warriors (15-1).

Archbishop Williams 61, St. Mary’s 47 - Leah Spencer netted 16 points and Sarah Ryan added 11 as the No. 12 Bishops (14-4, 9-1 Catholic Central) defeated the visiting Spartans.

Fontbonne 44, Milton 21 - Junior guard Georgia Bourikas scored 15 points for the Ducks.

Hanover 37, Whitman-Hanson 25 - Alicia Varasso and Marie Ribadeneyra combined for 24 points for the Indians.

Boys’ hockey

Malden Catholic 10, Bishop Guertin 1 - Brendan Collier scored four goals and junior Ryan Fitzgerald netted three more for the top-ranked Lancers.

Matignon 3, St. Bernard’s 2 - Jon Andrews scored the winning goal for the Warriors.

Arlington 6, Medford 1 - Dan Jirgacian registered five assists for the Spy Ponders.

Blue Hills 9, Southeastern 2 - Junior forward Josh Edwards (two goals, three assists) scored his 150th career point to power the Warriors (9-4-1).

Oliver Ames 5, Silver Lake 2 - Junior forward Justin Davidner recorded two goals for the Tigers (10-3-3).

Phillips Andover 4, Dexter 4 - Mitch Barrington tied the game with 16 seconds left for Dexter.

Girls’ hockey

Ursuline 2, Norwood 1 - Junior Erica Ragazzo recorded 27 saves, including a late breakaway attempt, to help the Bears (4-7-3) upset the No. 8 Mustangs.

Walpole 4, Needham 0 - Sophomore Kaylin Hallet nothced her second shutout for the No. 6 Rebels (11-1-3).