Girls Lacrosse All-Stars
Name School Year Position
Meagan Keefe Andover Sr. Attack
Emilie Klein Brooks Sr. Midfield
Kristy Robertson Haverhill Sr. Midfield
Julia Wasserman Londonderry Sr. Attack
Abby Galloway-Burke Methuen Sr. Midfield
Lauren Hiller North Andover Frosh. Goalie
Jess Cote Pinkerton Jr. Defense
*Kennedy Daziel Pinkerton Jr. Attack
Melissa Cino Windham Jr. Attack
Courtney Sweeny Windham Soph. Attack
* Eagle-Tribune MVP
MEAGAN KEEFE, Andover Senior, Attack
MVC Division 1 MVP. All-Scholastic. Netted 64 goals and 44 assists. Scored 39 goals last year. “Incredible team player,” coach Liz Keady said. Totalled 14 points (8 goals, 6 assists) in win over Chelmsford. Had eight points (3 goals, 5 assists) in win over Central. Will play at UMass alongside former Andover stars the Farnham twins. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey and all-conference in hockey.
EMILIE KLEIN, Brooks Senior, Midfield
All-ISL. Recorded 15 goals, 16 assists, 27 ground balls, 35 draw controls and 25 caused turnovers. Played almost every minute of every game. Four-year starter. “She’s a fantastic two-way player, great defender and capable on offense,” coach Randy Hesse said. “She does all the little things that need to get done.” Co-captain from North Andover. Will play soccer and lacrosse at Colby.
KRISTY ROBERTSON, Haverhill Senior, Midfield
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. MVC Division 2 MVP. Tallied stunning 121 goals, to lead all of EMass. and smash area mark (boys and girls) of 112 set by Georgetown’s Shannon Hartford in 2008. Added 42 assists. Totalled 216 career goals. Coach Mindy Cripps said, “With her speed, she is unstoppable in the midfield.” Had games with 13 and 12 goals. Two-year captain. Earned scholarship to Southern New Hampshire.
JULIA WASSERMAN, Londonderry Senior, Attack
All-Division 1. Led 13-6 Lancers in goals (67), points (96), caused turnovers (22) and ground balls (29). Scored 35 goals last spring and 28 as a sophomore. Scored five goals in tourney win over Hollis-Brookline. “The leader of the team,” coach Mike Boyle said. Three-year starter. Her mother, Karen, is a Lancer assistant. Will be playing at William Smith College. Setter on volleyball team.
ABBY GALLOWAY-BURKE, Methuen Senior, Midfield
One of the leading scorers in EMass. with 101 goals. Added 19 assists, 24 ground balls, 105 draw controls. Sparked Methuen to a 14-6 record after going 2-10 in 2012. Coach Krystal Ortiz said, “Her growth as a player was amazing to watch.” Moynihan Lumber Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Graduated seventh in her class. Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey. Three-sport captain. Will study pre-med at Northeastern.
LAUREN HILLER, North Andover Freshman, Goalie
All-MVC. Recorded 203 saves and had a .530 save percentage for 18-6 Knights. Recorded 10 or more saves in 11 games, including stopping a season-high 18 shots in a 9-7 Division 1 North semifinal win over second-seed Framingham. Made six saves in 7-4 win over Andover, Knights’ first win over Warriors in 10 years. “Started every game this year,” coach Karen Lahey said. “Plays like a senior.”
JESS COTE, Pinkerton Junior, Defense
All-Division 1 first team. Made second team last year. Anchored defense which allowed just 7.4 goals a game en route to Division 1 state title. Co-captain as a junior. “Jess has great stick skills and causes turnovers and interceptions. She has a great ability to snatch the ball out of the air on draws and move up field with speed and agility,” coach Rob Daziel said. Also an Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey.
MELISSA CINO, Windham Junior, Attack
Team MVP. All-Division 3. Recorded 200 points (80 goals, 120 assists). Helped Windham to a 20-2 record and second straight Division 3 state title. Scored four goals and seven assists in title game. “She’s great at communicating,” coach Jill Bartlett said. “Her field awareness is amazing. She’s probably one of the most unselfish players there is.” Father is assistant coach Paul Cino. Also an All-Division 2 volleyball setter.
COURTNEY SWEENY, Windham Sophomore, Attack
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Repeat All-Division 3. Scored 65 goals and added 74 assists this spring. Has 127 career goals. Helped Windham win its second straight state title. Scored five goals in semifinals and three in title game. “She is our playmaker,” coach Jill Bartlett said. “She really makes sure what we need to get done gets done.” Eagle-Tribune All-Star scored 25 goals in field hockey.
Daziel breaks records on way to championship
Kennedy Daziel not only set Pinkerton single-season records with 74 goals and 114 points, she also led her team to the Division 1 state title.
“Kennedy was the leader of our attack and set the pace for the offense,” said Pinkerton coach Rob Daziel, who also is Kennedy’s father. “She’s very aggressive on ground balls and re-defending.”
The All-Division 1 junior attack had a game-high four goals in Pinkerton’s 8-7 victory over Londonderry in the semifinals. That win avenged losses the other two times Pinkerton played the Lancers.
The East Hampstead resident then had a game-high five goals in the championship, a 12-10 victory over Souhegan. That win avenged an 8-7 loss in Pinkerton’s lone regular season game against the Sabers.
Daziel is one of four lacrosse-playing sisters including Riann, who was Mount Olive (N.C.) College’s offensive MVP as a freshman this spring with 44 goals.
Kennedy’s 74 goals was one more than Riann’s family (and school) record from last spring.
“It’s really the family thing,” Kennedy said during the season. “My grandmother is so into it. When I was actually born, she got me a lacrosse stick.”
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
2012: Ally Fazio, Andover; 2011: Jenny Thompson, Londonderry; 2010: Marcie Marino, Londonderry; 2009: Kayla Green, Londonderry; 2008: Shannon Hartford, Georgetown; 2007: Rachel Fox, Andover;
2006: Jenn Russell, Andover/Brooks; 2005: Whit Hagerman, North Andover/Brooks; 2004: Alyssa Ritchie, North Andover; 2003: Amanda Gallant, Andover; 2001-02: Megan O’Reilly, Pinkerton
Honorable Mention All-Stars
Andover: Weezie Gross, Jr., midfield; Jaclyn Torres, Sr., attack; Micayla McQuade, Sr., defense
Brooks: Bella Papapetros, Jr., attack; Hannah Rosenberger, Soph., midfield
Central Catholic: Kelly Daigle, Jr., attack; Ashley Masucci, Jr., midfield; Anna Scionti, Sr., low defense
Georgetown: Chelsea Burke, Sr., midfield; Graceann Conte, Soph., attack
Haverhill: Abby Nauffts, Jr., attack; Whitney Milewski, Sr., midfield; Jaime Martel, Jr., defense
Londonderry: Maeve Holland, Jr., midfield; Alexa Bedell, Jr., attack; Jackie Geisler, Sr., defense; Sarah Ford, Sr., goalie
Methuen: Jenna Risacher, Sr., goalie; Ashley Horan, Jr., attack
North Andover: Leah Chittick, Soph., attack; Pam Coufos, Sr., center; Audrey Samuelman, Sr., midfield; Michaela Mello, Sr., defense
North Reading: Gina D’Alelio, Jr., defense; Deirdre Kelly, Sr., defense; Merissa Milano, Jr., center
Pelham: Becca DeBaldo, Sr., midfield; Mandy Barton, Frosh., attack
Pentucket: Tori Spofford, Sr., attack; Liza Brackbill, Jr., defense; Sarah Wiles, Soph., center
Pinkerton: Erin Coutts, Jr., midfield; Maggie McCarthy, Soph., midfield; Sarah Lambert, Jr., goalie
Salem: Megan Zuliani, Sr., midfield; Shari Juranovits, Jr., attack
Timberlane: Molly Dufresne, Sr., midfield; Lindsey Wolford, Sr., attack
Windham: Delaine Kelly, Sr., defense; Tori Cipollone, Jr., goalie; Sam Crichton, Soph., midfield