2017 Girls’ Lacrosse All-Scholastics
Division 1: Taylor Pinzone, Waltham
Pinzone outdid herself in her farewell season with the Hawks. She broke her own single-season goals record set last year, netting 149 to give her an incredible 520 for her career. A three-time All-Scholastic, she will play at Northwestern.
Division 2: Elle Hansen, Cohasset
A two-time All-Scholastic, Hansen scored 80 goals and corralled an absurd 161 draw controls for the state champion Skippers. Like her sister Jane, she’s verbally commited to Northwestern . . . but not before they defend their state title.
Madison Ahern, Notre Dame (Hingham), sophomore
This 2017 All-American from Cohasset scored 104 goals, tallied 63 assists, and 66 ground balls for a team that finished 17-6 and lost in the South final. She already has 277 career points. She has verbally committed to Notre Dame.
Caitlin Chicoski, Wellesley, junior
The All-American has captivated scouts since her school debut, with 61 goals, 23 assists, 73 draw controls, 39 ground balls, and 17 forced turnovers the most recent additions to her resume. She has verbally commited to Stanford.
Sarah Conley, Needham, senior
Conley paced a talented Needham offense with 79 goals, and provided a voice of leadership for the Division 1 state champions. She’ll continue playing lacrosse at Richmond, while balancing her studies in the nursing program.
Haley Connaughton, Westwood, senior
With 90 goals, 50 assists, and 69 draw controls, she was named the Tri-Valley League MVP and the Wolverines finished 18-5. The repeat All-Scholastic and National Honor Society member will play at UMass Amherst.
Grace Connerty, Norwell, senior
The Skidmore-bound senior earned rave reviews for her defense under coach and aunt Kara Connerty. The repeat All-Scholastic and South Shore MVP led a team that allowed the second fewest goals per game in Division 2.
Sophia DiCenso, Foxborough, sophomore
Coach Brittany Sherry called the sophomore one of the hardest working players she’s ever had. DiCenso scored 58 goals with 24 assists and 47 ground balls. The Hockomock MVP has verbally committed to Richmond.
Julia Glavin, Ipswich, senior
The All-American heads to Bentley as Ipswich’s all-time leading scorer after another spendid season (88 goals, 61 assists, 115 draw controls). The Cape Ann MVP nearly went out on top, but Ipswich fell in the North final.
Jane Hansen, Cohasset, sophomore
Sophomore standout would be underselling this All-American, whose star often shone just as brightly as her sister Elle’s. With 94 goals, 50 assists, and an astounding 148 draw controls, she is a future Northwestern Wildcat.
Kendall Milligan, Needham, senior
Milligan capped off her career with a Division 1 state championship. She led the Rockets with 48 assists, but thrived in all facets of the game (38 goals, 64 draw controls) playing for Division 1’s best. She’ll play at Trinity.
Lucie Poulin, Marblehead, senior
The midfielder scored 29 goals and was named the Northeastern MVP for a third straight season. She finished her career with 104 goals and 100 assists. A three-sport senior captain, she will attend UMass Amherst.
Brianna Stokes, Lincoln-Sudbury, senior
Though L-S missed the playoffs, Stokes was one of the most exceptional talents in Division 1. She had 56 goals, 17 assists, and 56 draw controls, earning All-American and DCL All-Star honors. She’ll attend Gettysburg College.
Lily Tardif, Wayland, sophomore
Tardif helped the Warriors conquer the competition until their 16-2 season was cut short by Foxborough in the East semifinals. A sophomore, the Georgetown-commit and DCL All-Star had 86 goals and 15 assists.
Jordan Torres, Andover, junior
The Division 1 North champions were led by their impressive junior midfielder, who finished with 82 goals and 14 assists. With a year to go, she has 146 career goals. The Merrimack Valley MVP also plays field hockey.
Payton Vaughn, Concord-Carlisle, junior
A co-captain who has verbally committed to Yale, the midfielder (40 goals, 21 assists) helped propel the Patriots to the D1 East final. She and sister Fallon, a freshman, were All-American and All-Eastern Mass. selections.
Annie Walsh, Franklin, sophomore
The fleet-footed Walsh fueled Franklin at both ends of the field this season, leading the Panthers to the Division 1 East title. Walsh had 91 draws, scored 79 goals, scooped up 53 ground balls and caused 52 turnovers.
Melanie Weber, Walpole, senior
Not only a dominant lacrosse player, Weber accomplished the rare feat of earning 12 varsity letters at Walpole. She won the Globe’s Player of the Year award in field hockey, which she will continue playing at Northeastern.
Coaches of the Year
Division 1: Beth O’Brien, Needham
After 14 years at Needham, it’s a bit of a shock this is O’Brien’s first state title. A mainstay at the Mass Elite lacrosse program, O’Brien led the Rockets to a 23-3 season and the first Needham girls’ lacrosse title since 2002.
Division 2: Kully Reardon, Cohasset
Alongside the dynamic and All-Scholastic Hansen sisters, Reardon and Cohasset rolled through Division 2 on the way to a state title. The 16-year skipper said she’d never coached a team as talented as this 20-2 squad.
Atlantic Coast — Falmouth: Rachael Curtis, Kate Hamilton, Savannah Jensen, Quinn O’Rourke. Marshfield: Cassidy Diramio, Caroline Galligan, Megan Gorham, Julia McCarthy, Molly Shaw. Nauset: Georgia Benz, Mackenzie Meads, Lauren Schiffenhaus, Claire Wardlaw. Sandwich: Sarah Burke, Kate Evans, Sam Gorrasi, Hailee Steele.
Bay State — Braintree: Deirdre Burchill, Libby Burchill, Grace Reinold. Dedham: Nicole Manning. Framingham: Bella Ricchiazzi, Hannah Rose. Milton: Kate Abbot, Jenny Feeney. Natick: Allie Collins, Meghan Rodino, Annika Streeter. Needham: Sarah Conley, Callie Hem, Kendall Milligan (MVP), Elizabeth Vallatini, Caroline Walsh, Gabby Walsh. Newton North: Summer Dias, Paige Dobies. Walpole: Alison Foley, Celia Walsh, Melanie Weber. Wellesley: Grace Ahonen, Maddy Balter, Caitlin Chicoski.
Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Caroline Way, Hadley Way. Falmouth Academy: Jane Earley (MVP), Brooke Feldott, Ainsley Ramsey, Eliza Van Voorhis. Nantucket: Emily Ballinger, KD Tornovish. Sturgis West: Brigid Morrison, Sarah Walman.
Cape Ann — Georgetown: Shelby Cherwek. Ipswich: Kelsey Daly, Annie Gillis, Julia Glavin (MVP), Meghan O’Connor. Manchester Essex: Samantha Booma, Abby Lantz, Bella Pomeroy. Masconomet: Grace Fahey, Jordyn Tveter, Kaitlyn Waystack. Newburyport: Margaret Cote, Molly Rose Kearney (MVP), Molly Laliberty, Jen Stuart, Cescily Wheeler. Pentucket: Erin Mikson. Triton: Skyla Lewis.
Catholic Central — Archbishop Williams: Allie Delmonte, Sharon Doherty, Kim Dunn, Mollie Manning. Arlington Catholic: Carrigan Dall. Austin Prep: Caroline Benson, Tori Bruce (MVP), Lauren Joyce, Paige McCormack, Annie Richards, Ellie Richards. Bishop Fenwick: Maddy Bethune, Molly Camelo, Hannah Durkin, Colbi Flickinger, Brigid Waldron. Cardinal Spellman: Emily O’Neill, Jillian Orosz. St. Mary’s: Nikki Bendickson, Codi Butt, Brittany McPherson, Liz Weisse.
Commonwealth — Essex Tech: Adi Beherns, Cindy Bova, Aly Flynn, Ella Spiess. Greater Lowell: Shayla Inglis, Araceli Lopez. Mystic Valley: Jocelyn Brissette, Daniela D’Alleva, Sophia Mercurio, Catia Petrella (MVP). Shawsheen: Hannah Dechiara, Catherine McKenna, Annie Riddle, Ashlyn Troisi.
Dual County — Acton-Boxborough: Sophie Cote, Caroline Guzzardi, Jacklyn Hickey, Emma Kearney, Julia Neyland, Julia Rowland. Bedford: Meredith Roy, Kylie Ward. Boston Latin: Claire Craddock, Carly Heffernan, Claire Lakus, Quinlan O’Brien, Reagan O’Brien. Cambridge: Isabelle Kenny. Concord-Carlisle: Kylee Bowen, Katherine O’Connor, Amelia Slade, Fallon Vaughn, Payton Vaughn. Lincoln-Sudbury: Courtney Quirk, Caleigh Simons, Brianna Stokes. Newton South: Chase Blessington, Jordan Briney, Lily Riseberg, Madeline Yorke. Waltham: Devin DeMeo, Katie Fisher, Kaelin O’Connell, Taylor Pinzone (MVP), Kendra Sorin. Wayland: Lindsey Barnard, Kirsten Grazewski, Brooke LaPierre, Abby Stoller, Jackie Stoller, Lily Tardif. Westford: Mary Cadogan, Haley Cogliano, Abigail Katz, Amy Khederian, Cat Mahanna. Weston: Katrina Angelucci, Natalie Casey, Naomi Cutter, Cricket Fligor, Emma Inouye, Kelsey McGeough.
Eastern Athletic — Bishop Feehan: Kathleen Garrity, Kelly Garrity, Kaitlin Krue, Riley Lahiff, Nicole Smith. Bishop Stang: Emily Audycki, Kat Gallison, Maggie LaFrance. Coyle & Cassidy: Tori Gouldrup, Ashley Peck. Martha’s Vineyard: Amanda Bernard, Addy Hayman, Hailey Meader, Lily Piggot.
Hockomock — Foxborough: Sara Addeche, Caroline Boudreau, Hallie Canfield, Meghan Curran, Sophia DiCenso (MVP). Franklin: Gianna Cameron, Caroline Lounsbury, Grace MacCallum, Annie Walsh, Erin Walsh. King Philip: Katie Crowther. Mansfield: Marie Foley, Ann Maher. North Attleborough: Erin Holley, MacKenzie Rosenberg, Emily Schromm. Oliver Ames: Olivia Piazza. Sharon: Emma Eberhardt, Alex Rabb, Sabrina Robbins.
Merrimack Valley — Andover: Emma Farmham, Grace O’Hara, Darsie Peterson, Jordan Torres (MVP). Billerica: Jenna Balboni. Central Catholic: Megan Lane, Cara McCarthy, Caroline Pinho. Chelmsford: Julia D’Agostino, Isabelle Danahey, Maya Dube, Stephanie Gilet, Erin Green. Lowell: Kaleigh Dunham, Ilish Sullivan. Methuen: Cat Poirier. North Andover: Kelly Corrigan, Abbie Cronin, Jillian Good, Leah Hurley, Olivia Pino (MVP). Tewksbury: Kelly Golini.
Middlesex — Arlington: Annie Cave. Belmont: AnnMarie Habelow, Meg Higgins. Burlington: Alex D’Eramo, Rylee Glennon, Emily Moreira, Rebecca Wilson. Lexington: Amy Agne, Emily Buchte, Cam Cyr, Nairi Enright. Melrose: Lily Cunningham, Shannon Jones, Julia Symonds. Reading: Chloe Doherty, Alex Palermo. Stoneham: Jenna Bragalone. Wakefield: Kelsey Czarnota. Watertown: Alexis Catsoulis, Hanna McMahon, Jenna McMahon, Sydney Poulin. Wilmington: Olivia Carpenito, Bella Lamothe. Winchester: Isabel Bush, Marisa Doherty, Maeve Hickey, Charley Miller. Woburn: Emily Carpenter, Marissa Gregory, Kelsey Long, Cassie Palmisano.
Northeastern — Beverly: Brooke Baekey, Sabrina Beaudry, Darcy McAuliffe. Danvers: Isabel McKenna. Gloucester: Rachel Alexander, Maggie Destino, Lilly Kuhns. Malden: Rene Spadafora. Marblehead: Grace Arthur, Lydia Bongiorno, Hadley Carlton, Caroline Driscoll, Lucie Poulin (MVP). Medford: Victoria Paras. Peabody: Gianna Denisco, Lauren Wolff (MVP). Revere: Kiana Napolitano, Shateya Travis, Jenna Wells. Salem: Jessica Jellison, Sydney Rocheville. Saugus: Marissa McClellan, Nicole Orent. Swampscott: Ellie Wright. Winthrop: Abby Carleton, Emma Carleton.
Old Colony — Barnstable: Alison Carter, Anna Deely. Bridgewater-Raynham: Alison Daisy, Lauren Dion, Gina-Marie Ricciotti, Katie Swart. Dartmouth: Cali Andrade, Megan Belmonte, Riley Piva. New Bedford: Erin Rezendes, Nicole Rodriguez, Mackenzie Smith.
Patriot — Duxbury: Julia Barry, Sadie Estey, Maeve Gillis, Siobhan Higgins, Eugenie Rovegno, Seton Swiderski. Hanover: Maeve McCarthy, Sarah McCarthy. Hingham: Teresa Bandera, Elizabeth Hennessy, Gen Higgins, Mattie Iaria, Abby Landry (MVP), Halle Sullivan, Lilli Walsh. North Quincy: Olivia Hussey. Pembroke: Katie Galligan, Bailey Parks, Nicole Rinkus, Emily Rogers. Plymouth North: Sophia Catone, Sophia Cotrone, Molly Leavitt. Plymouth South: Kayla Donovan, Emily Hoar. Quincy: Maeve Hemon. Scituate: Anna Kali Bruccoleri, Anna Belle Christensen, Bridget Grant, Ally Irish, Lucy Masuret, Melinda Sweeney (MVP). Silver Lake: Cameron Daly, Jessica Huard, Devin Zambruno. Whitman-Hanson: Ali Joanis, Mel McAleer.
South Coast — Apponequet: Shannon Carmichael, Maggie Congdon, Lily Gendron. Bourne: Carly LaCasse, Tess McCabe. Dighton-Rehoboth: Alicia Bleau. Fairhaven: Lauren Arbec, Trinity Esposito. Old Rochester: Maddie Cooney, Emily Hiller, Allie Hulsebosch, Megan Shay, Caroline Thomas.
South Shore — Abington: Caitlin Diver, Marissa Golden, Courtney McCabe, Jessica Rix. Cohasset: Jane Cavanaro, Lauren Cunning, Zoe Doherty, Molly Greer, Elle Hansen (MVP), Jane Hansen. East Bridgewater: Terin Buckle, Gloria Gillen. Hull: Maggie Canavan, Caitlin Ryan. Mashpee: Chayna Hendricks, Cassidy O’Hara, Tara Palermo. Middleborough: Jocelyn Keough. Norwell: Hailey Berglund, Grace Connerty, Chase Henriquez, Addison Kent, Murphy McDonough. Rockland: Madison Blonde, Natalie Draicchio.
Tri-Valley — Ashland: Alexi Maher, Abby O’Donnell, Maggie Parisi. Bellingham: Brooke Dennison. Dover-Sherborn: Ali Jordan, Maddie Shue, Cricket Simms, Emma White (MVP). Holliston: Rachel Elkinson, Lily Trainor. Hopkinton: Maggie Dolan, Taylor Pichel, Lydia Rudden. Medfield: Lauren Casieri, Maggie McCarthy, Sophia Merageas, Erin Seibel. Medway: Kaelyn Beach, Olivia Heaney, Tessa Scheid, Ava Vasile. Westwood: Haley Connaughton (MVP), Kelly Doonan, Shea Farrell, Caroline Kremer, Georgia Salvatore.
Text by Ryan Hathaway.