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The Braintree girls’ basketball team successfully defended its Division 1 state title this season.
The Braintree girls’ basketball team successfully defended its Division 1 state title this season.Winslow Townson for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Super Team

Molly Reagan , Braintree

Reagan averaged 12 points and eight rebounds while helping the Wamps to their second straight Division 1 state title. The four-time Bay State first-teamer finishes her career with 1,100 points. She’ll play for Liberty next year.

Ashley Russell , Braintree

The Mass. Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, and 3 steals in Braintree’s Division 1 state title campaign. The Penn commit is a two-time Bay State Conference MVP.

Kylie Lorenzen, Holliston

The Tri-Valley League MVP averaged 22 points, 17 rebounds, and 6 steals for the Panthers. Lorenzen finishes with 1,177 career points. The McDonalds All-American nominee will play for Southern New Hampshire.


Alana Gilmer, Archbishop Williams

The Catholic Central League Large MVP averaged 18 points and six rebounds while leading the Bishops to their second Division 3 state championship in three years. Gilmer will attend Virginia Tech.

Jalissa Ross, Fenway

The four-time Boston City All-Star finished her career with three EMass and city titles. Ross joined the 1,000-point club, finishing her career with 1,045. Ross will play at Rhode Island as Fenway’s first Division 1 recruit.


Amy Assad, Millis, senior

In her second season as captain, Assad led the Mohawks to their second Division 4 state championship. The three-time Tri-Valley League All-Star finishes her career with 1,286 points and 620 rebounds.

Joie Grassi, Plymouth North, sophomore

Grassi finished the year as the top scorer in the Patriot League and earned league MVP honors. In two seasons at Plymouth North, the 5-11 forward has already accumulated 759 points, 398 rebounds, and 200 steals.

Catherine Harrison, Duxbury, senior

The two-year captain averaged 16 points and 12 rebounds a game as the Green Dragons won the Division 2 state title. Harrison was named a league all-star for a second season. She will play basketball at Middlebury.


Brianna Herlihy, Braintree, junior

Herlihy averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks per game while capturing her second Division 1 state title and third South sectional championship. Herlihy was awarded her second Bay State All-Conference honors.

Bridget Herlihy, Braintree, senior

The two-time Division 1 state champion averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks a game. The four-time South sectional champion was named to the Bay State All-Conference first team for her fourth consecutive season.

Maddie Jolin, Bishop Feehan, senior

Jolin averaged 15 points a game, leading the Shamrocks to a 21-3 season that ended in the Division 1 South sectional final. She joined the 1,000-point club as her team won the Eastern Athletic Conference League.

Nicole Jorgensen, Quincy, junior

Jorgensen broke the school record for career rebounds with 775 and the game record with 28 against Plymouth South. Jorgensen also holds the school marks for season, career, and single-game blocked shots.

Anna Kelly, Lexington, junior

The 5-6 guard became the first female Lexington player since the 1990s to score 1,000 career points, scoring 21 points per game this season. Kelly added eight rebounds and seven steals a game for the Minutemen.

Kelsi McNamara, Pentucket, senior

McNamara led the Sachems (23-2) to the Division 2 North title game. A two-time North sectional champion, McNamara finishes her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,258 points. She was the Cape Ann MVP.

Payton Ouimette, Medfield, senior

Ouimette averaged 20 points and 16 rebounds in leading the Warriors to the Division 2 state final. The 2013 Division 2 state champion was a Tri-Valley League first-team All-Star and eclipsed 1,000 points for her career.


Coaches of the Year

Kristen McDonnell

Division 1: Braintree

McDonnell guided the Wamps to a Division 1 state title for the second year in a row after completing an undefeated season. In McDonnell’s six seasons, the former MIAA Division 1 Coach of the Year has a 123-19 record.

Patrick Ferdinand

Division 3: Watertown

After losing two straight North sectionals at Tsongas Center, Ferdinand helped lead the Raiders to a Division 2 North title. In his fourth season, Ferdinand went 21-0 before falling to Duxbury in the Division 2 state semifinals.

Ignacio Oyola

Division 3: Winthrop

In Oyola’s fifth year, the former Bridgewater State and Western New England graduate guided Winthrop to a 20-5 record. The 2013 Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year led Winthrop to the Division 3 North title.

Clinton Lassiter

Division 4: Cathedral

In Lassiter’s first year, the Suffolk graduate led Cathedral to a 17-4 regular-season record en route to Catholic Central Cmall co-championship. The Panthers claimed the Division 4 South title before falling to Fenway in the EMass final.