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    West: Girls’ hockey players to watch; Top 10 boys’ and girls’ teams

    Players to watch

    Mimi Borkan , Medfield: The anchor of the Warriors for the third straight year, the senior goalie posted seven shutouts last winter.

    Eleana Cardarelli and Leah Cardarelli , Acton-Boxborough Regional: The sisters led the field hockey team to the Division 1 state title last month, and now join captain Lauren Roche to form the Colonials’ dangerous first line on the ice.


    Anna Kleis , Watertown/Melrose: The battle-tested junior has started between the pipes for the last two years for the co-op squad.

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    Kaitlyn Spillane , Franklin: The senior captain, and daughter of boys’ hockey coach Chris Spil­lane, returns after posting more than 40 points while leading the Panthers to a 13-6-3 record last winter.

    Carolyn Woodin , Arlington: She didn't make the team until her junior year, but it has all come together for the late-blooming senior, who appears poised for a breakout campaign on the top scoring line for the Spy Ponders.

    Top 10 boys’ teams

    (Records through Monday)

    1. St. John's High (1-1)


    2. Arlington Catholic (0-0)

    3. Needham (0-2)

    4. Natick (1-2)

    5. Acton-Boxborough Regional (0-1)

    6. Framingham (1-1)


    7. Franklin (0-0)

    8. Hudson (0-1-1)

    9. Groton-Dunstable Regional (1-0-1)

    10. Arlington (2-0)

    Top 10 girls’ teams

    (Records through Monday)

    1. Arlington Catholic (2-0)

    2. Lexington (2-0)

    3. Acton-Boxborough Regional (1-2)

    4. Arlington (3-0)

    5. Wellesley (3-0)

    6. Watertown/Melrose (1-1)

    7. Medfield (2-1)

    8. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional (3-0)

    9. Belmont (1-1)

    10. Natick (2-1)

    Jason Mastrodonato

    Compiled by Jason Mastrodonato