Girls Lacrosse All-Stars
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* —Eagle-Tribune MVP
Andover — Catherine Gross, Jr., midfield; Kelly Driscoll, Sr., midfield; Jess Forster, Sr., attack
Brooks — Jess Waters, Sr., midfield
Central Catholic — Kelsey Richards, Sr., attack; Meredith Bilodeau, Jr., midfield
Georgetown — Kelly Burke, Jr., midfield; April Surette, Jr., goalie
Haverhill — Theresa Whittredge, Sr., attack; Molly Moran, Sr., midfield; Alyssa Mahoney, Sr., defense
Londonderry — Dana Boyle, Soph., midfield; Kelcie Malloy, Jr., defense
North Andover — Caroline Barclay, Jr., midfield; Jenn Pino, Jr., midfield; Amanda Wescott, Jr., defense
North Reading — Marie Pescatore, Sr., midfield; Laura Bellino, Jr., defense
Pelham — Katie Bourque, Sr., midfield; Alicia Beauregard, Sr., midfield
Pentucket — Breanna Yocum, Soph., midfield; Kayla Jewett, Jr., attack; Kayla Melville, Jr., defense
Phillips — Kaitlin Gaiss, Jr., goalie
Pinkerton — Sammie Benson, Sr., midfield; Kacie Connal, Soph., midfield; Nicole Curry, Jr., attack
Salem — Sara Halbich, Sr., midfield; Taylor Dyer, Sr., defense
Timberlane — Lindsay Desharnais, Sr., midfield; Jill Bolduc, Sr., goalie
KATELYN CARO, Andover Senior, Attack
All-Scholastic. Led the Golden Warriors in points with 83 while finishing second in goals with 44 and assists with 39. Area's eighth leading scorer. Missed sophomore season with severely dislocated right shoulder. Scored five goals in tourney upset of Acton-Boxboro. National Honor Society member. Soccer tri-captain. Will play lacrosse at Brown. "She's a big-time athlete," said coach John McVeigh.
ILANA COHEN, Andover Senior, Midfield
MVC co-MVP with teammate Kelly Driscoll. Tri-captain and three-year varsity player. Moved from defense this season and led Andover in assists (46) and was second for Golden Warriors and eighth in area in points (83). Sixth man on Division 1 state finalist basketball team. Also plays soccer. Signed to play lacrosse at UNH. "Ilana is incredibly intelligent," said coach John McVeigh.
LIZ BRUNO, Brooks Senior, Defense
Two-time All-ISL. An Eagle-Tribune All-Star in 2006, but missed last season with knee injury. Andover resident led Green and White to 15-1 record. Tri-captain added five goals and two assists. Shared Frank D. Ashburn Award for contributions on and off the field at Brooks. Also a starter and captain on soccer and ice hockey teams. Will continue lacrosse career at Trinity College.
KAYLA GREEN, Londonderry Junior, Attack
All-New Hampshire Division 1. Led Lancers in points (119) and finished second in goals (68) for second straight season. Second in area in points and fifth in goals. Led Lancers to state finals for the first time in program's 11-year history. Played all but one minute the entire season. Co-captain as a junior. Stellar on face-offs. Impressive in the weight room. Also All-Class L in field hockey.
STEPHANIE TAYLOR, North Andover Junior, Goalie
All-CAL selection in second year as starter. Led Scarlet Knights to 20-2-1 record, the best in the program's eight-year history, and an appearance in Division 2 North semifinals. Made 18 saves in 12-10 win over rival Masconomet. Creates offense with her clears. CAL All-Star last year. "She was phenomenal in the tougher games," said coach Karen Lahey, who called her a Division 1 college prospect.
SARAH GALLIGAN, Pentucket Senior, Attack
CAL Division 1 MVP. Three-time All-CAL selection. Ranked third in area in goals with 82 and points with 111, breaking her own school record of 104. Pentucket's career leader with 241 goals. Four-year starter scored four goals in No. 14 Sachems' upset of No. 3 Bishop Fenwick in Division 2 North second round. Will play lacrosse at Stonehill. Class secretary. All-CAL field hockey player.
NIKKI CORSO, Pinkerton Senior, Defense
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Led defense which allowed just 5.8 goals a game. Led Astros in takeaways. Coach's Award winner added six goals and three assists. Three-sport co-captain (basketball, field hockey, lacrosse). Set school steals record in basketball. Pinkerton's U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete winner. Will play lacrosse at Clarkson. "She never had a bad game in a big game," said coach Bryon Murphy.
KYLEIGH KEATING, Salem Junior, Midfield
Finished second in the area in goals with 83 and fifth in points with 98. Is Blue Devils' runaway career leader in goals (185) and points (243). Scored at least five goals in 11 games and seven or more in five. Has drawn interest from Brown and Syracuse. Stellar student ranks No. 12 in class of 585 students. Plays for Granite State Revolution club team. Honorable mention Eagle-Tribune All-Star in field hockey.
MORGAN DESHAW, Timberlane Senior, Midfield
Repeat All-New Hampshire Division 2 selection. Tied for sixth in the area with 60 goals and sixth in scoring with team-record 94 points. Owls' MVP the last two seasons. Scored nine goals in win over Spaulding. Member of the New Hampshire team which will play Vermont All-Stars. Will continue her lacrosse career at Endicott College. Honorable mention All-Class L in soccer and plays club ice hockey.
Numbers say it all for Hartford
In the biggest game in the Georgetown lacrosse program's three-year history, Shannon Hartford delivered a performance for the ages.
With her Royals trailing by a goal with time ticking down in their Division 2 North semifinal matchup with Arlington, Hartford received a pass and fired home a shot to tie the game with three seconds left in overtime.
She followed that up with the game-winning tally — her 10th goal and 16th point of the game! — in sudden death.
"We got the ball to her and she knew what she needed to do," said her coach and mother, Heather Hartford. "She has that competitive fire. She's aggressive and strong and has that desire to win."
The junior simply torched the Cape Ann League, scoring a stunning 108 goals, the most by an area girl since The Eagle-Tribune began keeping records in 2001, and 20 more than this season's No. 2 scorer. Her 170 overall points led the area by 51 points.
The junior midfielder was magnificent in four tourney games with 28 goals and 15 assists.
Those numbers earned her All-Scholastic honors, and she was named Cape Ann League small Player of the Year, her third straight year as an All-CAL selection.
For her career, Hartford has recorded an eye-popping 259 goals and 386 career points. Her mother said she has begun to draw interest from Division 1 schools.
A three-sport athlete, Hartford is also a member of the basketball and soccer teams.
"What stands out for her is what kind of athlete she is," said Heather Hartford. "But she also has a great sense for the field and sees it very well. She draws double teams and triple teams every game and still puts up the numbers."
2007 — Rachel Fox, Andover; 2006 — Jenn Russell, Andover/Brooks; 2005 — Whit Hagerman, North Andover/Brooks; 2004 — Alyssa Ritchie, North Andover; 2003 — Amanda Gallant, Andover; 2002 — Megan O'Reilly, Pinkerton; 2001 — Megan O'Reilly, Pinkerton