EMass First Team selection and All-MVC. Finished with 17 goals and four assists. Leading scorer in MVC until final week of season. Netted four goals vs. Lowell and hat trick vs. Dracut. Scored eight goals in Andover’s first four games as Warriors went 4-0. “She is the most athletic soccer player in the league,” Andover coach Meghan Matson said. “She is a physical presence on the field. Veronica is an outstanding goal scorer.”
First-team ISL. North Andover resident. Scored seven goals and added 13 assists, helping lead Brooks to first ISL title since 2007. Also helped team to New England Prep Class A semifinals. Scored lone goal in 1-0 victory over Worcester Academy in quarterfinals. Recorded two goals each in win over Middlesex and St. George’s. Netted lone goals in 1-0 wins over Phillips and Nobles. “A huge leader for us on and off the field,” Brooks coach Jaime Gilbert said. “Bella has limitless potential as an athlete. Her passion for the game is what drove our team this season.” Sister of talented sophomore defender/midfield Olivia Papapetros.
First-Team ISL. North Andover resident. Scored two goals and one assist. Tremendous defender who helped Brooks shut out 12 different opponents. Sister of Eagle-Tribune All-Star Bella Papapetros, who also is an E-T All-Star. “A true warrior,” Brooks coach Jaime Gilbert said. “Olivia is one of the hardest working players I’ve ever coached. Arguably the best (one-one-one) defender in the ISL.”
Central Catholic Senior
All-MVC. All-State. EMass First Team selection. Tri-captain. Part of defense that had 49 shutouts in 63 games over past four years. Central defense allowed just six goals this year. Played 99 percent of the possible minutes during her career. “Stephanie is one of the most composed players under pressure Central has ever had as well as the backbone of our defense,” Central coach Casey Grange said. “Her leadership on and off the field set the standard for the program.” Will play in college. Choosing between RPI and WPI.
Central Catholic Senior
All-MVC. EMass Second Team selection. Tri-captain. Finished with 14 goals and six assists (34 points). No. 2 in senior class. “Kylie scored many goals off her head and dominated the middle of the field with her toughness,” Central coach Casey Grange said. “Kylie was all over the field and never seemed to get tired. She was a workhorse.” Has looked at Dartmouth, Tufts and the University of Richmond. Might do both soccer and track in college. Runs the mile (5:13) and 800 (2:17) during track season. Sister Sarah Regan is a sophomore on varsity soccer team.
Central Catholic Senior
EMass Second Team selection. All-MVC. Finished with nine goals and 15 assists for 33 points. Had 12 assists in the final six games. Had two assists in Division 1 North quarterfinal victory over Lincoln-Sudbury. “Aly was huge for us in our last few games,” Central coach Casey Grange said. “She is very intense and will do well at the next level.” Attending Holy Cross to play soccer next year.
Central Catholic Junior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. All-MVC. EMass Second Team selection. Led Central and the MVC in points with 43 (14 goals, 15 assists). Also led team in points as a sophomore (13 goals, 12 assists). Suffered ACL injury freshman season. “Alli is clearly a well-balanced player who knows how to find open teammates as well as score goals,” Central coach Casey Grange said. “She is a technically sound soccer player who knows the game well.”
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. EMass Second Team selection. All-MVC and MVC Division 2 MVP for second straight year. Scored nine goals and added five assists after netting 11 goals and six assists as a junior. Quad-captain. Helped Hillies go from 4-10-3 in 2011 to 9-5-5 last year to 13-2-4 this year. “Kelleigh defines Haverhill soccer,” Haverhill coach Fred Tarbox said. “With her work ethic, leadership, desire and skill, Kelleigh has been a major factor in Haverhill’s best season in school history.”
EMass Second Team selection. All-MVC and MVC Goalkeeper of the Year. Recorded 10 shutouts and posted a 0.89 goals against average. Highlight reel save of year was on a penalty kick with 10 seconds remaining in a 1-0 win over Dracut. That was one of 16 saves in the victory. Had 18 stops in 0-0 tie with Chelmsford. Had 16 saves in 3-1 win over Andover and 12 saves in 1-0 victory over Billerica. “Marlayna has improved tremendously since last year,” Haverhill coach Fred Tarbox said. “She was excellent all year.”
Division 1 First Team Selection. Led Lancers with 24 points (11 goals, two assists). Recorded hat tricks against Dover and Manchester Memorial. First-year starter who enjoyed taking on defenders one-one-one. “Zippy little forward who strikes the ball with a vengeance,” Londonderry coach Derek Dane said. “Her size and deceptive speed make her a handful for any defense.”
Division 1 First-Team and All-New England defender. Described by her coach as big, strong, athletic and a game-changer. “Tough in the air and on the ground,” Londonderry coach Derek Dane said. “Can play anywhere on the field. Strikes the ball well with either foot. Absolutely coachable. Works every day to improve herself.”
North Andover Sophomore
All-MVC. North Andover’s leading scorer with seven goals. Netted game’s lone goal in win over Beverly. Recorded hat trick in victory over Dracut. “She is only a sophomore and has a bright future ahead of her,” North Andover coach Lisa Rasanen said. “She plays humble but has a huge impact on our success.” Also a talented basketball and lacrosse player, playing both at varsity level her freshman year. Daughter of former NA basketball star Sharon (Zagorski) Karalis (class of ‘78).
Division 1 First Team selection. Co-captain. Scored 12 goals and added 10 assists. Was involved in 70 percent of her team’s scoring stats. Scored two goals each in wins against Winnacunnet, Bishop Guertin and Dover. Also scored lone goals in 1-0 victories over Londonderry and Bedford. “The only game that we were shut out this season was the only game that she didn’t play in due to injury,” Pinkerton coach Steve Gundrum said. “As a senior captain, Katyann provided senior leadership on and off of the field and showed the talented underclassmen what it takes to win.”
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Division 2 First Team selection, becoming first ever First Teamer in program’s brief history. Anchored a Jags defense that allowed just four goals in 18 games and posted 15 shutouts. Team MVP. Scored three goals and added six assists. “Outstanding leadership as a three-year captain,” Windham coach Matt Bryant said. “Great technique and positioning led to few chances for opposing teams and few fouls committed.”
Division 2 Second Team selection. Scored 28 goals and added six assists. Erupted for a school-record five goals and added two assists in Windham’s victory over Pelham. Scored four goals in another win over Pelham. “She is already the program’s all-time leading scorer with two years left,” Pelham coach Matt Bryant said. “She scored goals in just about every way this season, combining skill on the ball with the strength and speed to beat defenders. She’s a tireless worker that never gives up on a ball and sets a great example for her teammates every day.”
First time a charm: Walsh is this year’s MVP
In the 2010 Division 1 state championship game, then-freshman Courtney Walsh broke a scoreless tie with six minutes remaining in the first half and the Raiders went on to beat Shrewsbury, 2-1.
Walsh’s senior season didn’t end as sweet with the Raiders losing 1-0 to Acton-Boxboro in the Division 1 North semifinals. Still, she led Central to an 18-1 record and collected quite a bit of hardware by doing so.
The forward is this year’s Eagle-Tribune girls soccer MVP.
The first time is a charm ... This surprisingly is the first time Walsh even made an Eagle-Tribune All-Star soccer team.
The Central tri-captain finished this season with 15 goals and 11 assists for 41 points. She was named the MVC Division 1 MVP and an EMass First Teamer as well as being selected All-State, All-New England and All-Scholastic.
“Courtney was an unbelievable player all four years for us,” coach Casey Grange said. “Her pure athleticism combined with her desire to succeed will be greatly missed at Central Catholic.”
Behind Walsh and four other EMass selections, Central remained undefeated in the MVC for the second straight year.
Walsh finished her freshman year with seven goals. She netted 12 as a sophomore and 11 as a junior.
She is a two-time Eagle-Tribune basketball All-Star and won the Division 1 state title with the Raiders girls basketball team last year as the starting guard. She averaged 9.8 points last basketball season and scored 16 points in a comeback win in Division 1 North final.
She was a basketball Super-Teamer her sophomore year when averaging 12.0 points per game.
Walsh has signed to play basketball at Stonehill next year.
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
2012: Sarah Bresette, Brooks
2011: Gabby Cappello, Andover
2010: Mikayla Hickey, Central
2009: Kelley Griffin, Londonderry
2008: Ashley Evangelista, Central
2007: Jami Styrczula, Haverhill
2006: Ashley Evangelista, Central
2004-05: Emily Pallotta, Andover
2003: Layal Hanna, Andover
2002: Jaime Gilbert, Brooks (North Andover)
2001: Lindsey McArdle, Masconomet
2000: Katie Kramer, Andover
1999: Sarah Rahko, Londonderry
1998: Marianne Hall, Londonderry
1997: Ali Pappas, North Andover
1996: Kathy Cote, Methuen
1994-95: Susan Cookson, Andover
1992-93: Becky Blaeser, Masconomet
1991: Meridith Wilner, Masconomet
1990: Tracy Noonan, North Andover
1989: M.B. Pawlik, North Andover
Eagle-Tribune Honorable Mention
Andover: Sarah Van Antwerp, Sr., defense; Lily Puccia, Jr., midfield; Courtney Grygiel, Jr., forward/midfield
Central Catholic: Erin Berube, Sr., defense; Megan Rauseo, Sr., midfield; Alessandra Sadler, Jr., defense
Georgetown: Jenny Migliaccio, Jr., midfield; Isabelle Harker, Sr., defense; Jensena Moner, Jr., midfield; Kaylie Sapienza, Jr. keeper
Greater Lawrence: Taylor Schmitz, Jr., forward; Venecia Perez, Soph., sweeper; Serena Torres, Soph., keeper
Haverhill: Molly Thomas, Jr., defense; Ashley Onofaro, Jr., defense; Lindsey Fitzpatrick, Soph., midfield
Londonderry: Gretchen McGrath, Frosh., defense; Kayleen Walberg, Sr., midfield; Aliza Simpson, Sr., forward
Methuen: Madison Langlois, Sr., midfield; Nicole Langlois, Frosh., midfield
North Andover: Tess Dunham, Soph., midfield; Tori Sullivan, Sr., defense
North Reading: Kerri-Ann Donovan, Jr., sweepr; Delaney Kasle, Sr., defense/midfield; Emily Schille, Sr., defense/midfield; Emily Visconti, Sr., forward
Pelham: Brooke Paradis, Jr., midfield; Morgan Pinksten, Jr., midfield
Pentucket: Gianna Rosenau, Sr., defense; McKenna Kilian, Jr., forward;
Phillips: Caroline Shipley, Soph, midfield, Andover
Pinkerton: Sam Mitchell, Soph., goalie; Andrea Galvin, Jr., midfield;
Presentation of Mary: Emma Smith, Sr., forward
Salem: Harley Chute, Jr., forward; Christina Elkhoury, Soph., forward
Sanborn: Emily Richard, Sr., midfield; Hannah Nofsker, Sr., defense
Timberlane: Erin Sullivan, Sr. defense; Emily Jackson, Sr., forward; Alicia Ross, Sr., forward; Emily Barrett, Sr., goalie
Whittier: Marisa McVicker, Sr., defense; Shanan Hibbins, Sr., midfield; Brynn Gaiser, Soph., midfield
Windham: Rachel Vafides, Sr., midfield; Haley Psareas, Jr., forward