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Players of the Year

Division 1: Elayna Grillakis, Central Catholic

After earning an All-Scholastic nod as a sophomore, the All-State junior racked up 32 goals and 23 assists for the Division 1 state champion Raiders, making her Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year.

Division 2: Eve Hewins, Hingham

Hewins capped her career by scoring the overtime winner against Arlington in Hingham's victory in the Division 2 state title game. An All-American, her 38 goals and 16 assists this season brought her career point total to 150.

Division 3: Shannon Aviza, Medway

Aviza's 24 goals and nine assists earned her All-New England honors for a second time as well as the Tri-Valley League MVP award. The Syracuse recruit ends her Medway career with 54 goals and 50 assists.


Division 4: Mackenzie Vlachos, East Bridgewater

A two-time Player of the Year, Vlachos broke the single-season school record for goals (37) and assists (30) as well as the career points record with 198. An All-American, she led the Vikings to the state title this fall.


Michela Agresti, Swampscott, sophomore

The Boston College recruit and NEC MVP registered 14 goals and 17 assists from her center back position. Opponents scored just four goals against the Big Blue when the EMGSCA D3 North Player of the Year was on the field.

Jenna Barnes, Lincoln-Sudbury, senior

The All-New England center midfielder repeats as an All-Scholastic after tallying 15 goals and nine assists for the 14-3-4 Warriors. The senior DCL All-Star graduates with 101 career points and a 3.86 GPA. She'll attend Holy Cross.

Elizabeth Dumas, Brookline, senior

Dumas paced the 18-2-1 Warriors with 27 goals and 15 assists, making her the Bay State Carey MVP and an All New England selection. After an 88-point career, the National Honor Society student plans to play soccer at Fairfield.


Caroline Harkins, Hingham, junior

The forward tallied 25 goals and 19 assists this fall en route to the Division 2 state title. An All-State selection and Patriot League All-Star, Harkins has won a Division 2 state title in each of her three seasons at Hingham.

Katerina Hassapis, North Reading, senior

The Cape Ann League MVP posted 15 shutouts for the Hornets (15-5-1), earning her second consecutive All-Scholastic honor. The All-State keeper graduates with 35 shutouts and a 0.48 career goals against average.

Taylor Kofton, Whitman-Hanson, junior

Kofton's 14-goal, 21-assist campaign earned her All-American honors and a second-straight All-Scholastic nod. The forward led the Panthers to the D1 South sectional final. She plans to play soccer at Boston University.

Sarah Lofstrom, East Bridgewater, senior

Lofstrom ends her career with 134 points and two MIAA state championships after tallying 20 goals and 17 assists this year. She scored a hat trick in EB's 4-3 win over Monson in the D4 state title game. She'll attend Colby.

Lexi Rothmann, Norwell, sophomore

Rothmann tallied 20 goals and 16 assists to pace the Clippers, who earned a share of the South Shore League Large title. A Providence College commit, Rothmann earned EMGSA All-State honors. She's also a high honors student.

Caitlin Ryan, Hull, senior

A Division 4 All-State selection, Ryan broke the school record with 40 goals this season. The striker finished her career with 101 points and was a three-time South Shore League All-Star. She also plays basketball and lacrosse.


Kate Ryan, Winchester, junior

Ryan, a junior forward, registered 15 goals and 12 assists for the Middlesex Liberty champion Sachems (13-3-3) and was the league MVP. The All-State selection is also a three-year varsity member of the Winchester girls' hockey team.

Emily Stephenson, St. Mary's, senior

Stephenson posted 10 shutouts and a 0.88 gaa for St. Mary's (12-10), which reached the Division 4 North final. She has 16 career shutouts. The EMass D4 North Player of the Year is also a goalie for the Spartans' hockey team.

Olivia Wingate, Wilmington, junior

Wingate was voted All-New England despite missing six games while playing with the US U-16 National Team in the Netherlands. She managed to rack up 17 goals and 5 assists for the 16-1-2 Wildcats.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Casey Grange, Central Catholic

The two-time reigning Merrimack Valley Coach of the Year led the Raiders to a 23-0 record and a Division 1 state title. An All-American forward at Bryant, Grange has a 111-13-14 record in her seven years at Central Catholic.

Division 2: Ryan Puntiri, Hingham

Under Puntiri, the Harborwomen (21-0-1) won their third consecutive Division 2 state title. He was named D2 EMass Coach of the Year for the third time in three seasons, and welcomed a baby daughter in October.

Division 3: Ken Leeder, Swampscott

The Division 3 EMass Coach of the Year led the Big Blue to a 17-1-2 record and a Northeastern Conference title. Leeder was also named the Northeastern Conference Coach of the Year and has a 59-15-9 career record.


Division 4: Stew Bell, Hull

In his 17th season, Bell led the Pirates to a South Shore League Tobin title. The Division 4 EMass Coach of the Year teamed with senior striker and All-Scholastic Caitlin Ryan as Hull finished an impressive 14-3-2.


Atlantic Coast — Dennis-Yarmouth: Isabela Avelar. Falmouth: Savannah Jensen, Chloe McLean, Victoria Roulston. Marshfield: Alyssa Fleming, Grace McGettrick, Kate McNeil, Kelly McNeil, Julia Ritcey, Kellie Smith. Nauset: Mariell McEnaney, Emily McGrath, Symone Seidewand. Sandwich: Julia Hanson, Molly MacFarland, Sara MacFarland.

Bay State — Braintree: Brittany Coyne, Meghan Stimpson. Brookline: Elizabeth Dumas, Lauren Mahoney, Katherine McElroy, Emily Ribatt. Dedham: Nina Heilmann, Cassidy Sullivan. Framingham: Ashley Wilson. Milton: Chae Diani, Alyssa Lum. Natick: Alex Campana, Gwyn Godin, Rachel Jaskinski, Sheila McQuillen. Needham: Crea Baker-Durante, Rose Evans, Hannah Smith, Elizabeth Vallatini. Walpole: Libby Foley. Wellesley: Allison Witt. Weymouth: Meredith Culhane, Emma Lynch.

Big Three — Brockton: Megan Anderson, Gabriella Del Pico, Maria Del Pico, Zhanee Dimanche-Silva, Madison Hendrigan, Makayla Robinson. Durfee: Isabel McDonnell, Sara Normington, Hannah Souza. New Bedford: Ariana Bedoya, Jaydah Bedoya, Payton Calvao, Jaucilyn Timms.

Boston City — Boston English: Nicole Almonte-Soto, Raephanie Doeman, Johanna Stimphill. Boston International: Deina De Costa Lopes, Cleusa Rodriguez. Brighton: Vivian Bobadilla, Adriele Cassimiro, Irma Yuman-Revolor. Burke: Paula Alves, Kleidy Cardoso, Keula Lopes. Charlestown: Claudia Garcia, Catalina Ortiz-Sierra. CASH: Celine Aviles, Selena Monteiro Pires, Fritznerline Romain. East Boston: Bia Barros, Florence Gutierrez, Andrea Vasquez. Latin Academy: Grace Battite, Elizabeth Frattaroli, Haley McLaughlin. New Mission: Veronica Medina, Samantha Mendoza, Shanice Smalling. O'Bryant: Grace Burns, Maeve Fitz, Amanda Leyton-Nolan. Snowden: Ailda Antigua, Eileen Glynn, Da'siah Thompson. South Boston: Claudia Camacho, Lily Joyce. Tech Boston: Derkijah Green, Jahara Irby, Chyna Payne-Sena. West Roxbury: Marie Daniel Figaro, Cartin Gomes, Dyanna Vega.


Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Jess Cordiero. Cape Cod Tech: Lillian MacLeod. Falmouth Academy: Kendall Currence, Eliza Van Voorhis, Helena Weare. Monomoy: Francesca Barr, Victoria McCormack. Nantucket: Emily Ballinger. Rising Tide Charter: Alanna McGraw, Sydney Phanuef, Madelyn Tobin. St. John Paul II: Madi Doyle, Maya Patterson. Sturgis East: Sean Liddy. Sturgis West: Chloe Bass, Sarah Buchanan, Maggie Farley, Sarah Walman.

Cape Ann — Amesbury: Emma DiPietro, Ashley Pettet. Georgetown: Mary Laut. Hamilton-Wenham: Isabelle Berthoud, Shae Granese, Elizabeth Kirschner. Lynnfield: Liz Reed, Christa Romano. Manchester Essex: Maggie Delisio. Masconomet: Katy Pelletier, Sophia Woodward. Newburyport: Margaret Cote, Amelia Kroschwitz, Krysta Padellaro. North Reading: Katerina Hassapis, Jessica Muise. Triton: Alex Kennedy.

Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Asiah Dingle, Mackenzie Hentl, Ceira Monahan, Chigozie Sumani, Kaylee Walsh. Arlington Catholic: Madeline Courtney, Katie Ives. Austin Prep: Maggie Barden, Abby Cidoski, Mia Han, Ellen Klucznik. Bishop Fenwick: Ally Charette, Abbey Rocker, Emily Smith. Cardinal Spellman: Caroline Blackstead, Caroline Kilfoye, Taylor LaChance, Emily Loney, Emily O'Neill. Cristo Rey: Melinda Rosa, Jana Walker. Lowell Catholic: Andrea DiCiaccio, Valerie Gordon, Molly Hutchins, Mikayla Patterson, Maggie Penta. Marian: Antonia Fantasia, Sabrina Hayes. Matignon: Olivia Domingos, Bernadette Donahoe, Gabby Durette, Ciara Wall. Pope John: Nicole Lule, Sharice Nazaire. St. Clement: Kelysha Chambers, Darcie Dupre. Saint Joseph Prep: Hannah Burke, Hannah Sansone. St. Mary's: Morgan Mackey, Emily Stephenson.

Commonwealth — Chelsea: Blanca Abrego, Julisa Nguyen, Gianni Ventura, Milagro Zavala. Essex Tech: Skylah Mahon, Christine Russo, Virginia Vienneau. Greater Lawrence: Brenda Arias, Sydney Goodwin. Greater Lowell: Hallie Bosia, Macy Lapan. Lynn Tech: Coral Gonzalez, Priscila Imul. Minuteman: Amy Brennan, Fae Eisenheim, Sage Romano. Mystic Valley: Hannah DiGiovanni, Teya Nigro, Lily Rhuda, Kate Story. Northeast: Julia Agostini, Samantha Dost, Madison Hunt. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Annika Hanson, Natalie Kelleher, Emma Paxton, Maya Wilson. Presentation of Mary: Hannah Alvino, Madeleina Zygmont. Shawsheen: Angella Bankowski, Shannon Fitzgerald, Brittany Malfa. Whittier: Allison Beauchesne, Olivia Beauchesne, Mally Falk.

Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Suzanne Cotter, Alexandra Keohan, Meghan Racie, Alex Saganich. Bedford: Farrell O'Shaughnessy, Jennifer Rennich, Ella Tatarczuk. Boston Latin: Carly Heffernan, Alexis Honzik, Ailish O'Brien. Cambridge: Lindsay Bouscaren, Lily Matthews. Concord-Carlisle: Tessa Abbott, Emma Della Volpe, Maddy Vergura. Lincoln-Sudbury: Jenna Barnes, Tess Brunner, Hannah Lepordo, Sage McClure, Caleigh Simons. Newton South: Kaayva Chaparala, Sydney Greene, Audrey Lavey, Ali Nislick, Sarina Regehr. Waltham: Maddie Ohm, Julia Walsh. Wayland: Ellery Kiefer, Kayla Mabe, Kayla Paulson. Westford: Katherine Arnold, Maeli Cherry, Katherine Pawlak. Weston: Ash Baird, Karenna Groff, Holly Hardiman, Jayme Leschly, Kayla Leschly, Kelsey McGeough, Erin Sarocco.

Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Enisa Armedio, Bailey Conti, Fiona Kane, Kate McCarthy, Catherine Mulligan. Bishop Stang: Rylie Carreau, Jane Kuphal, Rebecca Michaud, Mary Rishmarry, Isabella Shields. Coyle & Cassidy: Kassidy Fields, Maddie Fong, Emily Frazier. Martha's Vineyard: Cana Courtney, Whitney Schroeder. Somerset Berkley: Samantha Borges, Olivia Raposa.

Hockomock — Attleboro: Jordyn Forte; Canton: Riley Duserick; Foxborough: Kristen Bortolotti, Lily Sykes; Franklin: Abigail Gibson, Nadia Havens; Catherine Robbins. King Philip: Emma Corcoran, Chloe Lane, Avery Snead; Mansfield: Bryn Anderson; Stephanie Kemp; Melissa Reef; Hannah Reiter; Milford: Kristen Franzini; North Attleboro: Emily Chaisson, Haley Guertin, Rachel LaBonte; Oliver Ames: Zoey Chazan, Emily Freeman, Kiani Lozzi, Lauren Wright; Sharon: Ally Filippowski, Alex Rabb; Stoughton: Sarah Widrow; Taunton: Samantha Tichelaar.

Greater Boston — Everett: Stephanie Perkins. Malden: Desiree Delgado, Kylie DiMaro, Brynn Kankel, Felica Lombardi. Medford: Dora Barrett, Colleen Hardy, Daniella Ramirez, Isabella Sanchez, Bruna Silva. Somerville: Jennifer Bermudez, Samantha Fillmore, Shannon Higgins.

Mayflower — Avon: Lauren Troilo. Bishop Connolly: Marianela Dutra Africano. Blue Hills: Jilena Deitsch, Julianne Fitsimmons. Bristol Aggie: Merissa Silva-Robertson. Bristol-Plymouth: Meadow Blanchard, Brianna Guaraldi, Elicia Marshall. Diman: Samantha Correia, Alexis Cote, Mya Parker. Holbrook: Riley Cochran, Madison Mann, Cameron Marshall. Norfolk Aggie: Kristen Beidleman, Gina Coote, Emily Mancini, Colleen Sullivan. Old Colony: Amanda Masse, Alexis Matton. Sacred Heart: Olivia Dibiase, Emily Finn, Bridget LeBlanc, Aidan MacDonald. Southeastern: Katie Micale. Tri-County: Emily Foley, Bella Leonardi. Upper Cape: Amber DiBona, Kaelyn Hooper, Danielle Mueller. West Bridgewater: Abbie Boucher, Olivia Sarantopoulos, Amanda Wells, Liz Williams. Westport: Annie MacMaster, Ashlie Thatcher.

Merrimack Valley — Andover: Sara Dever, Jessica Moses, Maddie Mucher, Lydia Rankin, Maddie Rhodes. Billerica: Caitlin Boermeister, Emily O'Leary. Central Catholic: Daria Bakhtiari, Sarah Berube, Amanda Fay, Elayna Grillakis, Brook Hernon, Erin Kinsella, Grace Quaratiello, Ashley Raphael, Caitlin Regan, Caroline Sullivan. Chelmsford: Giulia Rabbito, Kelsey Tinker. Dracut: Kayla Gooch, Makendra Looney. Haverhill: Angelina Albano, Owen Bourdon, Nick Guimaraes, Kylee Murphy, Amanda Van Cor. Lawrence: Brittanie Ramirez. Lowell: Olivia Coury, Emma da Silva, Emily LaGrega, Sophia Vergados. Methuen: Samantha Ferraro, Megan Langlois, Nicole Langlois. North Andover: Annemarie Eastwood, Jillian Good, Samantha Neyman, Mary O'Connor, Allie Rodriguez. Tewksbury: Sara Catanzano, Marissa Ladderbush.

Middlesex (Freedom) — Burlington: Rylee Glennon, Oriane Hoeman, Madison McDonald. Melrose: Anne Morrison. Stoneham: Samantha Caldarelli, Alyssa McCarthy. Wakefield: Alyssa Corso, Hailey Lovell. Watertown: Kerianne Toland. Wilmington: Stephanie Figueiredo, Liz Gordon, Kayla McCauley, Jayne Wierzbicki, Olivia Wingate.

Middlesex (Liberty) — Arlington: Emelia Brush, Elizabeth Horgan, Anna Kohlberg, Inga Mannstadt. Belmont: Carey Allard, Rachel Berets, Natalie Marcus-Bauer. Lexington: Cam Cyr, Addie Van Emon. Reading: Kayla Jose, Alex Maher. Winchester: Silvia Dowdell, Kate Ryan. Woburn: Nicole Cronin.

Northeastern — Beverly: Jordan Butters, Anna Edson, Kadrianna Letts. Danvers: Hannah Lejeune, Nicole White. Marblehead: Olivia Eddy, Megan McCarthy. Peabody: Chloe Gizzi, Emily Nelson, Katherine Scacci. Swampscott: Michela Agresti, Jaymie Caponigro.

Patriot — Duxbury: Kellie Errasti, Madison Holloway, Liz Weimer. Hanover: Kate Joy, Lindsey Maslow, Erin Petrocelli, Julianna Stacy. Hingham: Emma Burleigh, Jamie Clougherty, Caroline Harkins, Eve Hewins, Kira Maguire, Emily Russo. North Quincy: Shannan Kennedy. Pembroke: Carly Birolini, Amanda Schafer. Plymouth North: Abbey Chase, Jadyn Tavekelian. Plymouth South: Meghan Gallerani, Maddie Sessler, Hannah Whalen. Quincy: Brianne Dane. Scituate: Emily Damrell, Mary Kate James, Kelly Leary, Kaitlin Logue, Katerina Reidy, Skylar Rojik. Silver Lake: Allie Crawford, Izzy Ruprecht. Whitman-Hanson: Lauren Bonavita, Taylor Kofton, Katie Korzec, Sammie Smith, Elana Wood.

South Coast — Apponequet: Haley Dupre, Leanne Kendall, Haley Medeiros. Bourne: Tess McCabe. Case: Alexis Pacheco. Dighton-Rehoboth: Sarah Guimond, Megan Moran, Evie Rodrigues. Fairhaven: Lauren Arbec. Greater New Bedford: Cassie Andrade, Breanna Cordeiro, Payton Wildrich. Old Rochester: Carley Demanche, Maddie Demanche, Jillian Kutash. Seekonk: Ally Patterson.

South Shore — Abington: Maggie Cawley, Jenny Worden. Carver: Indi Barrett, Payton Holmes. Cohasset: Nikki Federle, Audrey Hart, Maeve Humphrey, Emma Loft. East Bridgewater: Jackie Gavin, Danielle Griffin, Haley Griffin, Sarah Lofstrom, Mackenzie Vlachos. Hull: Lauren Anastos, Maggie Canavan, Jessica Delaney, Christina Murphy, Caitlin Ryan. Norwell: Lexi Rothmann.

Tri-Valley — Ashland: Jessica Bredin. Bellingham: Jessica Mageman. Dover-Sherborn: Leah Balmer, Katie Burger. Holliston: Emma Guccione, Alex Panaggio. Hopkinton: Sydney MacDonald. Medfield: Maggie McCarthy. Medway: Shannon Aviza, Kaelyn Beach, Abby Murphy, Samantha Murray, Erin O'Rourke, Taylor Sherman. Millis: Alexi Vaillencourt, Jessica Wagner. Norton: Michelle Belcher, Haley Elliott, Taylor Mulvehill, Corinne Rey. Westwood: Dana Bamford, Haley Connaughton.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls' soccer team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass. leagues. Text by Matt MacCormack. Photos by Mark Lorenz.