Globe North: Players of the week, top 10 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

High 5

Matt Chilton, St. John’s Prep: The senior captain forward netted four goals in the second half of a 5-1 win over Everett.

Sydney Fagundes, Tyngsborough: The sophomore netminder picked up her first shutout in the Tigers’ final game of the season, a 3-0 effort over Lunenburg. She made four saves, including one on a penalty kick.


Edison Forbes, Masconomet: A scoring machine as of late, the senior forward scored twice against Saugus on Monday, had the game-winner with 90 seconds remaining against Hamilton-Wenham on Oct. 25, and found the back of the net four times earlier against Newburyport.

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Courteney Lanier, Lowell Catholic: In a 1-0 win over Notre Dame (Tyngsborough), the senior keeper tallied her fifth consecutive shutout, giving her 10 on the season.

Kylie Plaza, Danvers: In a 7-0 blanking of Gloucester, the senior midfielder tallied two assists. Four days earlier, she notched two goals and an assist as the Falcons beat Marblehead 4-3, clinching the Northeastern Small Conference.

Snow’s top 10 boys’ teams

(Records through Wednesday, with next game listed)


 1. North Andover (18-0); Sunday, vs. Whittier/Shawsheen, 6

 2. Somerville (15-1-1); Sunday, vs. Brighton/Cambridge winner, 1

 3. Masconomet (18-1-1); Sunday, vs. Winchester, 1

 4. St. John’s Prep (15-2-3); Sunday, vs. Andover, 1

 5. Wilmington (15-2-1); Monday, vs. Wayland/Weston, 6


 6. Peabody (11-1-5); Sunday, vs. Malden, 1

 7. Revere (11-2-3); Sunday, vs. Lexington, 1:30

 8. Lowell Catholic (15-2-1); Monday, vs. Innovation Academy/Marian winner, 5

 9. North Reading (11-5-1); Monday, vs. O’Bryant/Marblehead winner, 6

10. Rockport (12-4-2); made state tournament

Snow’s top 10 girls’ teams

 1. Central Catholic (17-0); Sunday, vs. Lincoln-Sudbury/Lawrence winner, 1:30

 2. Peabody (12-2-4); state tourney

 3. Wilmington (16-1-1); Monday, vs. Danvers/Marblehead winner, 4

 4. Newburyport (15-0-2); Sunday, vs. Whittier/Ipswich winner, TBA

 5. Masconomet (13-0-5); state tourney

 6. Austin Prep (15-1-2); Tuesday, vs. Pope John/Minuteman winner, 2

 7. Chelmsford (12-2-4); state tourney

 8. Beverly (14-3-2); state tourney

 9. Haverhill (12-1-4); state tourney

10. Lynnfield (14-2-2); Monday, vs. North Reading/Bishop Fenwick winner, 2:30

Austin Prep makes playoff return

The Austin Prep girls are making their first tourney appearance in more than a decade. The Cougars earned the No. 1 seed in the Division 4 North Sectional. Under the direction of third-year coach Jessica Chiachio, Prep ended the regular season 15-1-2; a complete turnaround from last fall’s 3-9-2 finish.


Taylor C. Snow can be reached at