2012 Field Hockey All-Scholastics

Acton-Boxboro's Eleni Neyland, left, and Eleana Cardarelli celebrated after Neyland scored the Colonials' second goal against Shrewsbury in the state final.
Acton-Boxboro's Eleni Neyland, left, and Eleana Cardarelli celebrated after Neyland scored the Colonials' second goal against Shrewsbury in the state final.(Paul Kapteyn/ Globe Photo)

Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season:

Athletes of the Year

Eleana Cardarelli

Division 1: Acton-Boxborough

Cardarelli's 29 goals and 15 assists propelled the 22-1-1 Colonials to their third state title in six years. The skilled junior forward is an honor roll student and also plays ice hockey and lacrosse. She a member of the Cape Ann Coalition Field Hockey Club.

Lauren Sutherland

Division 2: Watertown

The Middlesex MVP, Sutherland led the Raiders to their fourth consecutive state championship. In her four years at Watertown she helped the Raiders to a 92-0-3 mark. Also the captain of the lacrosse team, Sutherland will play field hockey for Holy Cross.



Elizabeth Alie


A backbone for the Panthers' defense, Alie helped Franklin to 11 shutouts this season and the Hockomock League title for the second year in a row. She's a member of the National Honor Society and Best Buddies and also plays lacrosse.

Nicole Bradley

Manchester Essex,

The Cape Ann League Small Player of the Year, Bradley led Manchester-Essex to the North final and an 18-2-1 mark, finishing with 8 goals and 6 assists. Bradley, an honor roll student, also plays softball. She will play field hockey for Merrimack.

Leah Cardarelli

Acton-Boxborough, sophomore

The skilled sophomore forward and two-time DCL All-Star finished with 17 goals and 16 assists for the Division 1 state champions. Cardarelli netted the winning goal in the state semifinal win over Walpole. She also plays ice hockey and lacrosse.

Alyssa Carlson


Carlson leaves the Raiders as a four-time state champion. The heart of the defensive line, Carlson has never lost in her time at Watertown. A member of the Cape Ann Coalition Field Hockey Club, she will play for Northeastern.

Elizabeth Dennehy

Weston, sophomore

Dennehy helped the Weston to DCL crown and a Division 1 North final appearance. A two-time DCL All-Star, the midfielder finished her career with 30 goals and 22 assists. Dennehy also has participated in the National Futures Championship three times.


Elizabeth Egan

Dennis-Yarmouth, senior

As a defender/midfielder, Egan helped the Dolphins to 14 shutouts and a 16-3-1 mark. A two-time Atlantic Coast League All-Star, Egan is also a member of the National Honor Society and plays for the ice hockey and softball teams. She will play field hockey for Merrimack.

Erin Gendreau

Sandwich, senior

The center midfielder's 16 goals and 10 assists helped the 19-3 Blue Knights reach the Division 1 South final. Gendreau is a three-sport ACL All-Star, excelling at field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse. Gendreau hopes to study athletic training in college.

Ellie Landsman

Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

Landsman was the midfield presence for the Warriors, who finished 11-6-2. She finished with 13 goals and 9 assists. A member of the Cum Laude Society and the NFHCA All-Regional team, she will play for Boston University next year.

Brooke Matherson

Walpole, junior

The MVP of the Bay State Carey, Matherson led the Porkers to an undefeated regular season and a Division 1 South title. The junior forward netted 50 goals and 15 assists. An honor roll student, Matherson also plays ice hockey.

Meaghan McKenna


A defensive force, McKenna led the Bulldogs post six shutouts and a 14-2-4 record. McKenna managed 13 goals and 6 assists as a back. An All-Star in field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse, she will play field hockey for Holy Cross.


Maeve McMahon

Groton, senior

McMahon earned ISL All-Star honors all four years at Groton. From her midfield position she scored five goals and added five assists but more importantly controlled the middle of the field for Groton. A three-sport athlete, she'll play lacrosse at Harvard.

Hannah Murphy

Duxbury, senior

Making her third All-Scholastic appearance, Murphy helped Duxbury to a Patriot League title and a Division 1 South quarterfinal appearance. She matcher her school record by scoring 28 goals, and added 28 assists. Murphy is also an All-Scholastic in ice hockey and lacrosse.

Jenna O'Leary


O'Leary was a wall between the pipes, allowing only seven goals all season. She was the defensive rock that helped the Lakers to an undefeated regular season and a Division 2 South crown. She's also a member of the National Honor Society.

Meghan Richer

Monomoy, senior

The leading scorer in Eastern Mass. with 53 goals, Richer helped the Sharks to an 18-2-2 record and a spot in the Division 2 South final. She finished her career with 123 goals and 73 assists. A National Honor Society member, she also plays basketball and softball.

Allie Sardo


Sardo was a scoring machine this season, netting 22 goals and tallying 30 assists. Her efforts earned her MVP honors and helped Pingree go undefeated in the EIL. She finishes with 75 goals and 135 assists. A member of USA Futures, she will play at Michigan.

Jaclyn Torres


Andover, senior

The three-time All-Scholastic helped key the Golden Warriors' 14-3-3 season. She finished her career a two-time state champion and three-time MVC All-Conference player with 48 goals and 40 assists. A member of the National Honor Society, Torres also plays lacrosse.

Annie Villare

Chelmsford, senior

The MVP of the Merrimack Valley Conference, Villare helped lead the Lions to a 17-3-1 mark and their first conference title in six years. Also a member of the Northeast Elite Field Hockey Club, she will play for UMass-Lowell next year.

Coaches of the Year

Mae Shoemaker

Division 1: Acton-Boxborough

In her ninth year at the helm, Shoemaker has kept Acton-Boxboro a force in Division 1 North. The Colonials went 21-1-1 this year and won their third state championship in six years. An avid runner, Shoemaker has run the Boston Marathon 24 straight years.

Cindy Cuthbertson

Division 2: Apponequet

Cuthbertson guided the Lakers to a Division 2 South championship and a 21-1-1 record this season. A member of the Northeast Coaches Hall of Fame, Cuthbertson has been coaching varsity field hockey for 32 years, compiling a record of 354-104-90.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Rachel Bunce, Elizabeth Egan, Erin Gendreau, Mary Govoni, Mariah Kelley. Falmouth: Maddi Haberl. Marshfield: Lea Viola. Nauset: Ashley Hale, Carry Miller. Plymouth North: Liz Tosi. Plymouth South: Serena Colbert, Kara Hurley. Sandwich: Sam Anderson, Megan Eccleston, Erin Gendreau, Madeline Klimm, Maggie Layo, Stephanie Smith.

Bay State — Brookline: Chaewon Hwang. Dedham: Jamie Carty, Samantha Girard, Mary St. Cyr. Framingham: Kaitlyn Wilder. Milton: Bailey McDonnell, Nicole Regan. Natick: Katie Lancaster, Meghan Pini. Needham: Lexi Quirk. Newton North: Madison Beatrice, Bridget Gillis, Rachel Hamilton. Norwood: Samatha Hayes, Jenny O'Donnell, Allison Ryan. Walpole: Caroline Feeley, Brooke Matherson, Michaela Tosone. Wellesley: Molly Connolly.


Cape Ann — Amesbury: Amanda Schell. Ipswich: Sarah Antonucci. Lynnfield: Madyson Milordi. Manchester Essex: Nicole Bradley, Brittany Smith. Masconomet: Belle Ives, Becca Phillips. Newburyport: Paige Heffernan, Kate McCauley, Lea Tomasz. North Reading: Lauren Emrich. Pentucket: Tori Spofford. Rockport: Meghan Reilly.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Sarah Bentley, Eleana Cardarelli, Leah Cardarelli, Cara Conery, Colleen Fowler. Bedford: Marisa Citrano, Laura Coughlin. Concord-Carlisle: Sarah Bagley, Tatiana Grava, Caroline Kielar. Lincoln-Sudbury: Whitney Hartstone, Abby Kawola, Ellie Landsman. Newton South: Abby Coleman, Lauren Cutler. Waltham: Emily McGann, Taylor Scafidi. Wayland: Ellen Barber, Catherine Butts, Alice D'Orlando, Madison Kiefer. Westford: Allison Avery, Allia Connolly. Weston: Bianca Brueckner, Sara Coburn, Elizabeth Dennehy, Hannah Dinardo, Ayah Dweik.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Stang: Danielle DeGrazia, Colleen Packard. Martha's Vineyard: Kathryn Antonsson, Tayla Keuhne, Kendall Robinson. Somerset Berkley: Allison Baker, Sydney Cardinal, Keighley Rockcliffe. West Bridgewater: Ashley Congdon, Emma Kincaid, Priscilla Martinez, Ally Mills. Westport: Melanie Smeaton, Jenna Willard.

EIL — Bancroft: Gabby Peterson. Berwick: Alex Wood, Anna Wright. Concord Academy: Becca Miller. Dana Hall: Caroline Ames, Jennifer Barrack, Estelle Palandjian, Hannah Piersiak. Lexington Christian: Kerri Agresti, Corrie VanderBrug. Newton Country Day: Nora DeSimone, Sophia Sgroi, Sara Taylor. Pingree: Liz Jayne, Danielle Kanter, Solina Powell, Allie Sardo, Josie Wexler, Jillian Witwicki. Portsmouth Abbey: Callie Taylor, Ally Tessier. Winsor: Grace Hanrahan.

Greater Boston — Everett: Samantha Fudge, Leanna Lambert, Lauren Mahoney, Ellina Oliveira, Gabrielle Ramunno, Cecellia Tran. Malden: Jessalynne Brown, Bridget Furlong, Marrissa Lally, Emily Moran, Amanda Ramsey.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Alexa Harvey. Canton: Casey Consindine, Alex Dillon, Meaghan McKenna, Kellie Stigas. Foxborough: Ellen Decker, Katie Notarangelo, Lindsey Venuto. Franklin: Elizabeth Alie, Hannah Magerman, Kim Pfeifle, Brenna Spolidoro. King Philip: Ashley Avery, Danielle Hamilton. Mansfield: Megan Doherty, Janet Maher, Gina Stoyle. Milford: Allie Furlo. North Attleborough: Jackie Del Bonis, Allie Ferri, Rose Mooney. Oliver Ames: Katie Eldemery, Jackie Healy. Sharon: Sarah McGrath. Stoughton: Masha Lourie. Taunton: Katelin Morrisey.

ISL — Brooks: Jill Doherty, Whitney Jones, Alesandra Miller. BB&N: Steffi Katz. Governor's Academy: Maria Krull, Natalie Sullivan. Groton: Maeve McMahon. Lawrence Academy: McKayla Blanch, Madeline Groves. Middlesex: Juliana Fiore, Clare Lyne, Sarah Tabeek. Milton Academy: Ale Gianino. Nobles: Kim Ganong, Catherine Kurtin, Emily Ott, Natasha Rachlin. Rivers: Maura Crowley. St. George's: Caroline Thompson. St. Mark's: Paige Duffy, Alexa Mackintire, Jessica Mulvey, Ally Skully. St. Paul's: Emily Bresnahan, Caroline Ferguson. Thayer: Kelcie Finn, Kelsey Poole.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Louisa Gross, Meaghan Keefe, Bridget Morris, Mel Newton, Mikayla Panneton, Jaclyn Torres. Central Catholic: Hope Alaimo, Molly Bryant, Kendra Poulin. Chelmsford: Rachel Bossi, Kaleigh Hoffman, Alanah Melanson, Libby Mercuri, Brittany Oliver, Annie Villare. Dracut: Lauren Ramirez, Meghan Wells. Haverhill: Devyn Mangrum, Madelin Scovotti. Lawrence: Thalia Garcia, Brittney Marte. Lowell: Madison Alcorn, Tori Alcorn, Madison Casella. Methuen: Samantha Donovan, Abby Galloway-Burke. North Andover: Julie Boshar, Sara McCarthy, Kali Otis, Caroline Whalen. Tewksbury: Natalie Bourne, Adriana Brown, Riley Ryan, Hayley Sutherland.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Holly Brouillette. Melrose: Maddie Sullivan. Stoneham: Allie Mahoney, Sarah Muolo. Wakefield: Bailey Finocchio, Marie Peduto. Watertown: Melissa Butler, Rachael Campbell, Alyssa Carlson, Allie Doggett, Emily Loprete, Maddie Rocklin, Lauren Sutherland. Wilmington: Emily Colosimo, Katherine McKenna, Amanda Richards.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Eva Colarusso, Analis Kechejian. Belmont: Kendal Brown, Catherine Noone. Lexington: Carolyn Avery, Abby Grant, Erin Murray. Reading: Sarah Hart, Kate McCarthy. Winchester: Talene Bush, Tori Castro, Megan Miranda, Bella Mortenson, Catherine Pitts, Emily Savage. Woburn: Meghan O'Riordan.

Patriot — Duxbury: Ally Hammel, Alex Michelson, Hannah Murphy, Meredith Wright. Hanover: Taylor Graf, Meghan O'Brien. Hingham: Kristina Hill, Caitlin Sullivan, Katie Sullivan, Maggie Watson. Middleborough: Traci Perry, Erin Ward. Pembroke: Sophia Nogueira. Scituate: Nikki Bengal, Sarah Hoffman, Zoe Ryan. Silver Lake: Allie Boyle, Sam Pecinovsky.

South Coast — Apponequet: Nicole Dion, Jenna O'Leary, Cara Storms. Bourne: Emily Cheney, Amber Prevey. Case: Steven McCarthy, Jared Neville. Dighton-Rehoboth: Megan Duffy, Cassidy Morrow. Fairhaven: Melissa Berry. Old Rochester: Abby Offringa, Ally Saccone, Katie Wilbur. Seekonk: Lucy Belt, Ally Whitelaw. Wareham: Elizabeth St. Germain.

South Shore — Carver: Jordan Gray, Brooke Rodrique. Cohasset: Mackenzie Axelson, Sara Campedelli, Caty Gilman, Giselle Hart. East Bridgewater: Sophia Cacciatore, Lizzy Leblanc, Maddie Vlachos. Hull: Nikki Twombly. Mashpee: Taylor Chicoine, Sean Mahony, Rashida Plummer. Monomoy: Gabby Crowell, Madison Lucarelli, Kelly Murphy, Meghan Richer. Norwell: Kaylyn Allahyarian, Julianne Mariano, Kellie O'Leary.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Jaclyn Chirico, Nicole Wenzell. Bellingham: Taylor MacGowan. Dover-Sherborn: Mollie Brach, Abby Gannon, Molly McGill. Holliston: Caroline Sheib. Medfield: Tori Brown, Carrie Cook. Medway: Katie Peters. Westwood: Kasey Keane, Bryn MacGillivary.