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2017 Girls’ Hockey All-Scholastics

Katie Pyne’s three goals helped Notre Dame (Hingham) capture the Division 2 state title.John Cetrino for The Boston Globe/Globe Freelance

Players of the Year

Michaela Boyle, Reading, senior

Boyle’s impact on the ice was immediate for the Rockets. The senior forward scored a state-high 48 goals to help power Reading to a Division 1 state semifinal appearance, while also breaking Reading’s single-season record.

Kendra Currier, Austin Prep, junior

One of the top defenders in the state, Currier was named the Catholic Central League MVP. A junior, she scored two goals and added 17 assists to lead the Cougars to the CCL title and a Division 1 quarterfinal appearance.

Brianna Jewett, Woburn, senior

The defenseman goes out a Division 1 state champion, wrapping up her high school career with a 24-point season and the Middlesex League title. She will continue her hockey career at the University of New England.


Colleen Kelleher, Canton, junior

The brick-wall goalie helped guide the Bulldogs to the Division 2 state final. In 60 career games, she allowed 66 goals, a 1.10 goals against average. The two-year captain had a career .945 save percentage and 18 shutouts.

Katie Pyne, Notre Dame (Hingham), freshman

Pyne’s hockey sense and offensive skill helped power the Cougars to their second straight Division 2 title. With 40 goals on the season, she showed a knack for clutch goals. She scored 11 times in the playoffs, three in the state final.

Izzy Sarra, Masconomet, senior

Sarra had 32 points for the Masconomet co-op program. She netted five goals in the postseason as the Chieftains marched to the Division 1 semifinal. Her 91 career points are second in program history.


Gracie Bruno, Needham, sophomore

The sophomore tallied 24 goals and 38 assists this season and already has 109 career points. Bruno was a key part for a Needham team that won the Bay State title and went unbeaten before reaching the Division 1 title game.


Colleen Ellis, Westford, senior

Described as a ‘‘workhorse’’ by her coaches, Ellis is a force on the ice no matter the situation. Twice an All-Conference player in the MVC/DCL, Ellis finishes her career with 26 goals and 43 assists for 69 points in just three seasons.

Kelly Golini, Methuen, junior

Golini tallied 45 goals and 27 assists to lead Methuen/Tewksbury to the Division 2 semifinals. The junior has 198 career points and is a part of the US National program. Golini wants to play college hockey after graduating.

Katlyn Hathaway, Pembroke, senior

Hathaway led Pembroke to an undefeated regular season with a 0.95 GAA and .945 save percentage. The senior goalie was an SEMGHL All-Star and finishes her career with a 40-10-6 record. She is slated to play at Castleton.

Elizabeth Hernberg, Needham, senior

Hernberg finished her career by leading Needham to an undefeated regular season and the Division 1 state title game. A co-MVP of the Bay State League, she scored 45 goals with 25 assists and finished with 100 career points.

Gretchen Howard, Winthrop, senior

A four-time NEC All-Star, the senior goalie has been a major factor in the success of the Winthrop/Lynn/Saugus co-op. This season was no exception, with a .934 save percentage and a 1.83 GAA. She will play at Salve Regina.

Elena Kapolis, Milton, senior

Kapolis wraps up her career as a two-time All-Scholastic with 93 goals, 93 assists, and three Bay State All-Star honors. The league MVP had 36 goals and 34 assists this season to finish in the top 10 in state scoring.


McKinley Karpa, Ipswich, senior

A two-time All-Scholastic, Karpa had 35 goals and 38 assists this season as Beverly/Danvers/Ipswich won the NEC title. She finishes a stellar career as a three-time league all-star with 84 goals and 72 assists for 156 points.

Kat Keith, Westwood, sophomore

Twice an SEMGHL All-Star, Keith had 24 goals and 26 assists this season to help Westwood reach the Division 2 state semifinals. While Keith was among the state’s scoring leaders, her defensive game was outstanding as well.

Mel McAleer, Whitman-Hanson, senior

With 114 goals and 184 career points, the senior has been a cornerstone for the Whitman-Hanson/Silver Lake co-op. McAleer had 30 goals and 22 assists this season, helping the Panthers win the SEMGHL Northeast title.

Madison Micciche, Winchester, junior

A Middlesex League All-Star, the junior wing scored 18 goals and added 25 assists for the Sachems. When their starting goalie was injured, she played in net for five games, making 80 saves and allowing just eight goals.

Erin Murray, Notre Dame (Hingham), freshman

The freshman was a major part of the Cougars’ Division 1 title run, posting a .950 save percentage and seven shutouts. Murray made key saves as the Cougars completed an unbeaten season with only 22 goals against.

Izzy Primack, Ipswich, junior

Primack, with her Ipswich schoolmate McKinley Karpa, has been a driving force for the Beverly/Danvers/Ipswich co-op team. Primack finishes her career with 63 goals and 67 assists for 130 points as her team won the NEC title.


Georgiana Santullo, Woburn, junior

The junior center helped lead the Tanners to a Division 1 state title with 38 goals and 27 assists. A Middlesex All-Star, she has accumulated 72 goals in just three seasons. Also a lacrosse player, Santullo hopes to play college hockey.

Rachel Tassinari, Boston Latin, senior

With 24 goals and 11 assists, Tassinari helped the Wolfpack finish with an 18-3-3 record and reach the Division 1 quarterfinals. The senior captain finished her career with 90 total points and two MVC/DCL All-Star awards.

Ciara Wall, Matignon, sophomore

The Stoneham resident produced 30 goals and 36 assists for the 18-4 Warriors to eclipse 100 career points in her sophomore season. Wall raised her two-year total to 68 goals and 75 assists. She also plays lacrosse and soccer.

Coaches of the Year

Division 1: Bob MacCurtain, Woburn

MacCurtain coached the Tanners to a Division 1 state championship, a Middlesex League title, and a 21-2-2 record this season. The 17-year Woburn coach has a 288-73-28 career record that includes four state titles.

Division 2: Dennis Aldrich, Canton

Aldrich led the Bulldogs to a 14-5-6 record and an appearance in the Division 2 state final this season. A 1979 Canton High School graduate and the girls’ coach for five years, his career record is 54-38-13.


Bay State — Braintree: Deirdre Burchill (MVP), Katie Yaxter. Brookline: Julia Kilbrick. Dedham: Samantha Hickey (MVP). Framingham: Kate Puumala. Milton: Finley Congdon, Elena Kapolis (MVP), Julia Scannell. Natick: Molly Burnes. Needham: Gracie Bruno, Rose Evans, Elizabeth Hernberg (MVP), Melissa Strauss. Newton North: Olivia Ferry. Norwood: Coley Hayes, Janelle Kelleher. Walpole: Franky Bonanno (MVP). Wellesley: Cat Donahue, Olivia Vernon. Weymouth: Nicole Cowan.


Catholic Central — Arlington Catholic: Nicole Amato (MVP), Hannah Bell, Bridget Crane, Abby Dacosta, Mackenzie Heath, Jasmine Mucci. Austin Prep: Caroline Benson, Courtney Collarulo, Maeve Crehan, Kendra Currier (MVP), Frankie Frelick, Annie Richards, Ella Sarraco. Matignon: Ciara Wall. St. Mary’s: Aylah Cioffi, Mady Hentosh, Adara Nazarian, Sarah Ryan, Ashley Wojewodzic.

Catholic Conference — Fontbonne: Maggie Landers, Madison Ramsey. Notre Dame (Hingham): Emma Duffey, Erin Murray, Katie Pyne. Ursuline: Nicole Pollis, Kellie Popkin.

Merrimack Valley/Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Alicia Souliotis, Haley Sundstrom, Lily Zavolas. Andover: Katie Adams, Sean D’Urso, Emma Gilmartin, Allison Wright. Billerica: Clare Conway, Madison DeChristoforo, Kirsten DiCicco. Boston Latin: Kerry Keaney, Rachel Tassinari. Cambridge: Shannon Higgins, Isabella Jaffe. Central Catholic: Julie Thing. Concord-Carlisle: Lily Langrid. Haverhill: Andrea Albano, Jess Chicko. Lincoln-Sudbury: Izzy Nelson. Methuen: Nimah Cote, Carolyn Curley Tewksbury: , Kelly Golini (MVP). Waltham: Janice O’Neil. Wayland: Lisa Spagnuolo. Westford: Kerri Bolivar, Kayleigh Butler, Kelly DeMarco (MVP), Colleen Ellis, Hannah Keefe, Cat Mahanna.

Middlesex — Arlington: Holly Russell. Burlington: Rylee Glennon, Kat Nikolopoulos (MVP). Lexington: Emily DeVine. Melrose: Rachel DiFraia, Jill Mercer. Reading: Michaela Boyle (MVP), Jenna Seibold. Wakefield: Olivia Cameron, Courtney Hill. Watertown: Aurora Fidler, Jonna Kennedy. Wilmington: Olivia Wingate. Winchester: Madison Micciche, Mariah Redler. Woburn: Brianna Jewett, Lily Mallard, Georgiana Santullo.

Northeastern — Beverly: Skylar Davis, Brittany Foster, Sydney Foster, Tiffany Foster, Marlee Hamor, Madison Jalbert Ipswich: , McKinley Karpa (MVP), Izzy Primack. Marblehead: Sydney Cresta, Brynne O’Connor, Bella Peters. Masconomet: Madison Brooke, Rachael Duval, Molly Elmore, Abby Gendron, Kate Irons, Sami Kelleher Newburyport: , Izzy Sarra. Medford: Ailish Fallon. Peabody: Caroline Buckley, Cassie Mirasolo, Elsie Murphy, Kaydee Purcell. Winthrop: Gretchen Howard, McKayla Norris, Catie O’Shea, Bella Perrotti, Mia Price, Abby Stafford.

SEMGHL — Barnstable: Mackenzie Curtis, Danielle Derosier, Meghan Moore, Olivia Pearsall. Bishop Stang: Maggie LaFrance, Elizabeth LePage. Bourne: Carly LaCasse, Tannah O’Brien. Canton: Rebecca Eckler, Lauren Fitzpatrick, Colleen Kelleher, Maggie Malloy. Nauset: Brianna Cowing, Breanna Kender. Dennis-Yarmouth: Lily Holmes, Georgie Snow, Summer Walsh. Dover-Sherborn: Caraline Carrazza, Madison Pawela. Duxbury: Elizabeth Connolly, Jillian Cosgrove, Jackie Hayden, Mairead Kennedy, Kate McDermott. Falmouth: Brooke Bowman, Caroline Coyne, Ericka Meissner, Shannon Upton. Franklin: Regan Paterson. Cohasset: Lindsey Beiche, Alex Martini Hanover: , Sarissa Fazio, Callie Hoadley, Jacqui Manning. Hingham: Juliana Lynch, Leah White, Catherine Wilk. King Philip: Nicole Connor, Jessica Daniels, Elizabeth Furfari. Latin Academy: Alaina Aiello, Cassidy Aiello, Catrina Chinetti. Mansfield: Catherine Luciano, Shayna Menzer, Isabelle Shanteller. Marshfield: Brenna Ames, Rachel Burum, Megan Powers. Martha’s Vineyard: Julia Bettancourt, Kylie Hatt. Medfield: Becca Brown, Sarah Graham, Sophia Merageas, Olivia Pietersen. Medway: Gabriella Airosus, Ashley Fondo, Rachel Gittings, Rae Lambert, Colleen Reardon. Quincy: Cassandra Davis, Kate McGahey, Riley McLaughlin, Julie Whalen. Norwell: Chloe Hohmann, Kryssa Mitchell, Abigail Slekis. Pembroke: Carly Birolini, Jackie DiPietro, Katlyn Hathaway, Brooke McIsaac, Emily Rogers. Plymouth North: Kelsey Routhier Plymouth South: , Kayla Donovan. Sandwich: Delanie Corcoran, Kileigh Holt, Trinity White. Scituate: Liv Haley, Ally Irish. Stoughton: Julia Russell, Mia Russell. Westwood: Kat Keith, Caroline McDonough, Ashley Nolte, Nicole Schneiders. Silver Lake: Melissa Crone, Delaney Grace, Alyssa Murphy, Natalie Nemes Whitman-Hanson: , Mel McAleer, Hannah Tracy.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls’ hockey team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Marisa Ingemi and Lenny Rowe. Photos by Mark Lorenz.