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2017 Girls’ Golf All-Scholastics

Gabrielle Sheih of Concord Carlisle High School chips onto the 9th green in the MIAA girl's golf championship at Heritage Country Club in Charlton, Massachusetts on June 14, 2017. Sheih won the individual championship after an eight hole playoff against Boston Latin's Anne Walsh. Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe (SPORTS - REPORTER: Logan Mullen)
Matthew Healey for The Boston Globe
Gabrielle Shieh of Concord Carlisle won the state tournament after an eight-hole playoff.

Golfer of the Year

Gabrielle Shieh, Concord-Carlisle

The freshman finished first in the North/Central/West sectional, then won the state tournament after an eight-hole playoff. Shieh also competed in the Drive, Chip, and Putt national finals at Augusta National in April.


Jillian Barend, North Attleborough, freshman

The first girl to play on the North Attleborough boy’s golf team this fall, the freshman finished 11th in the MIAA South sectional and 15th in the state tournament. Barend and her parents founded the Girls Independent Golf League.

Hannah Blonder, Westwood, junior

After playing on the 2016 boys’ state championship team in the fall, Blonder finished in a tie for 13th at the state tournament, carding an 87. An eight handicap, she had a solid sixth-place finish in the sectionals with a 79.

Ellie de Andrade, Notre Dame (Hingham), 8th grade


The eighth grader made an immediate impact, playing No. 1 for the South sectional champions. At the state tournament, de Andrade finished in a tie for eighth with an 84, helping the Cougars to a second-place team finish.

Heddia Djusberg, Ursuline, junior

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On the varsity squad since 7th grade, Djusberg captained the Bears as their No. 1 golfer, finishing sixth with an 83 at sectionals and 12th in the state tournament with an 86. She finished undefeated last season as the team’s No. 2.

Tate Hadges, Oliver Ames, freshman

Hadges finished in an eighth-place tie at the South sectional with an 86, and shot as low as 36 this season. The freshman, who also plays basketball and tennis, has already won an impressive 10 NEPGA Junior tournaments.

Abby Jaye, Hopkinton, sophomore

Making her second straight appearance in the MIAA state championships, the sophomore shot an 84, good for an eighth-place tie and a spot in the New Englands. Jaye was second in the South sectional after shooting a 77.

Jillian Jones, Framingham, senior

The senior tied for fifth in the state tournament, shooting 82 after her 79 in the North/Central/West sectional. A captain and team MVP, Jones had the lowest stroke average on the team and will play at Kutztown University.

Elise Keane, Marshfield, senior


After finishing first with a 75 in the South sectional, Keane went on to tie for eighth at the state tournament and third at New England’s. She will play Division 1 golf at Wagner College in New York.

Emily Moy, Cohasset, junior

A two-time All-Scholastic, Moy was an impressive 14-3-1 this season. The junior shot 84 to tie for eighth place at the state tournament, while placing fifth in the South sectional with a 78. She also swims and plays field hockey.

Emily Rodricks, Sturgis East, senior

After leading the boys’ team to the South sectional for the third year in a row this fall, Rodricks shot an impressive round of 77. She will continue her golf career at Holy Cross next year.

Malina Rufo, Wellesley, senior

The Carnegie Mellon-bound Rufo averaged 41.2 strokes per nine holes as the top golfer for the state champions. The back-to-back team MVP, she went 17-1 this season to earn her third straight Mass Bay League All-Star honor.

Kristina Thimme, St. John Paul II, sophomore

The Lions’ four-time team MVP won the Cape and Islands/Mass Bay League Championship, setting the women’s course record with a 62 at Kings Way GC. Thimme shot 77 in the South sectional, good for a second-place tie.

Anne Walsh, Boston Latin, freshman


A returning All-Scholastic, Walsh tied for first at the state tournament with a 78, losing the title only after an eight-hole playoff. The freshman was the MVP of the Wolfpack coed team that tied for first in the DCL.

Kaitlynn Washburn, Scituate, sophomore

The sophomore posted a 79 in the state tournament, good for third place. A returning All-Scholastic, Washburn also posted the low score five times as the No. 2 golfer for the Sailors’ boys’ team in the fall.

Coach of the Year

Ken Bateman, Wellesley

In his eighth season, Bateman led the Raiders to a 20-0 record, culminating with a two-stroke win at the state tournament. The Mass Bay League Coach of the Year and a 2013 Globe honoree, his career record is 127-28.


Mass. Bay— Cohasset: Emily Moy. Hingham: Alison Cook, Sam Leary. Notre Dame (Hingham): Ellie de Andrade, Margot Osterman. Ursuline: Heddia Djusberg. Wellesley: Luisa Coakley, Ciara James, Caroline Lane, Malina Rufo.

Text by Logan Mullen.