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MVP: Daziel repeats as state champ and MVP

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Posted: Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:05 am

For the second straight year, Kennedy Daziel helped lead Pinkerton to the Division 1 state title.

And for a second straight year, Daziel is The Eagle-Tribune girls lacrosse MVP.

The senior, who will play at Southern New Hampshire, scored 77 goals and added 32 assists this year to finish her three-year varsity career with 201 goals and 96 assists.

She holds the 16-year-old program’s records for most points in a season (114 last year) and most goals in a season (77 this year).

Daziel again was named to the Division 1 first team.

The quad-captain led Pinkerton with four goals in a 13-12 Division 1 title game win over top-seeded Souhegan when she was coached for the final time by her father, Rob Daziel.

“It’s bittersweet really with him coaching me for so long,” she said after the championship. “It’s going to be a little bit weird next year, but I know he’ll always be there supporting me.”

Her sister, Riann, was Pinkerton’s leading scorer in 2012 and now stars at Mount Olive (N.C.) College.


Central Senior, Midfield

Notched 62 goals and seven assists. Scored seven goals in 13-12 win over Billerica. Owns career records for the seven-year-old program in goals (141, previous was 101) and points (169). Tri-captain. Repeat All-MVC honoree. MVC All-Star as a sophomore. Played JV as a freshman. Two-year letterman in soccer. Sprinter in indoor track. Will attend North Carolina State.


Haverhill Sophomore, Goalie

MVC Division 2 Goalie of the Year. Named All-MVC this year after being a league All-Star freshman year. Had some eye-popping games, including stopping 19 shots against Methuen and 17 against Tewksbury just four days later. Ranger attack Aryanna Poirier called her one of the two best players she’d ever faced. Also a goalie for the field hockey team.


Methuen Senior, Midfield

MVC Division 2 MVP. Scored 66 goals. Methuen’s career points leader (161-28—189). Scored seven goals in season-opening 14-13 OT win against Lowell. She surpassed 100 career goals in that one. Selected to Agganis All-Star Game. Named Methuen’s Outstanding Female Athlete this spring. Will attend UMass Lowell. She and her twin Shaley were gymnastics and lacrosse quad-captains.


No. Andover Junior, Midfield

MVC Division 1 MVP. Scored on 61 percent of her shots and had 102 draw controls. Led Knights to Division 1 state semis. Totalled 84 goals and 43 assists this season and 75 goals and 27 assists in 2013. Already committed to UMass. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in basketball, averaging 14.6 points per game. Also a soccer star but missed much of last season with an ankle injury.


No. Andover Sophomore, Goalie

Had 10 or more saves in 16 different games, including 18 against Chelmsford. Made 252 saves and stopped 60 percent of shots. Helped lead Scarlet Knights (21-2-1) to most wins in program’s 14-year history. Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Her brother, Austin, made our boys’ all-star lacrosse team. Plays forward for Haverhill/Pentucket/North Andover girls hockey team.


No. Andover Sophomore, Defense

MVC Division 1 Defensive MVP. Racked up 31 caused turnovers, 62 ground balls and 43 draw controls. Helped Division 1 North champions hold 17 opponents to fewer than 10 goals. MVC All-Star as a freshman. One of area’s top multi-sport athletes. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey. Plays defense for Haverhill/Pentucket/North Andover girls hockey team. Ran 6:46 mile in seventh grade.


Pinkerton Junior, Midfield

Scored 62 goals with 10 assists as Astros repeated as state champs. Has 166 goals and 38 assists in her career. Netted five goals in quarterfinal win over Hollis-Brookine. Scrappy 5-foot-3, 115-pounder. First-team All-Division 1 this year, second team as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman. Already has committed to play at Delaware. Two-year soccer letterman.


Pinkerton Senior, Midfield

Poured in 44 goals with 12 assists. Had career totals of 136 goals and 61 assists. First-team All-Division 1 last two season. “Great defending midfielder, and huge presence on the ride to the title,” coach Rob Daziel said. Four-year starter. Quad-captain. Committed to Sacred Heart. Two-year starter in soccer. Started Gifts of Warmth program, which makes blankets for the homeless.


Windham Senior, Attack

Racked up 53 goals and 121 assists. Holds national record for career assists (338), shattering old record of 289 and doing it in just three years. Two-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Her 1,428 career volleyball assists is one of most ever in N.H, too. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in volleyball. Two-year captain in both sports. Will attend Endicott College, but won’t play sports.

Honorable Mention

Andover — Charlotte Lenes, Sr., attack; Weezie Gross, Sr., attack; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., attack; Nikki Christopulos, Jr., defense

Brooks — Bella Papapetros, Sr., midfield; Hannah Rosenberger, Jr., attack

Central Catholic — Deanna Savary, Jr., goalie; Jenna Palmisano, Jr., attack; Ashley Masucci, Sr., midfield; Steph May, Sr., midfield

Georgetown — Graceann Conte, Jr., attack; Cassidy Troy, Soph., defense

Haverhill — Jaime Martel, Sr., defense; Abby Nauffts Sr., midfield; Julia Rankin, Jr., defense; Brooke Martel, Soph., defense

Londonderry — Rachel Stevens, Jr., defense; Alexa Bedell, Sr., midfield; Maeve Holland, Sr., midfield; Noelle Lambert, Jr., midfield

Methuen — Shaley Horan, Sr., midfield; Aryanna Poirier, Jr., midfield; Megan Bruneau, Jr., defense

North Andover — Abbie Karalis, Soph., midfield; Michelle Poirier, Soph., attack; Erin Kelley Sr., midfield; Nicole Ayres, Jr., defense

North Reading — Merissa Milano, Sr., midfield; Gina D’Alelio, Sr., defense

Pelham — Brooke Paradis, Jr., midfield; Amanda Barton, Soph., attack; Sarah Morin, Frosh., midfield

Pentucket — Sarah Wiles, Sr., center; Liza Brackbill, Sr., defense; Erin Mikson, Frosh., midfield

Phillips — Beth Krikorian, Frosh., midfield; Lexi Davidson, Frosh., attack

Pinkerton — Jess Cote, Sr., defense; Sarah Lambert, Sr., goalie; Aleah MacKay, Sr., midfield

Salem — Lizzy Twomey, Jr., midfield; Kiley Keenan, Jr., midfield

Timberlane — Erin Sullivan, Sr., defense; Ryann Bailey, Soph., midfield

Windham — Courtney Sweeny, Jr., attack; Tori Cipollone, goalie; Ali Connors, midfield; Sam Crichton, Jr., midfield


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