Girls Soccer All-Star Team
Name School Class Position
Jackie Alois Andover Sr. Defense
Michelle Gagnon Andover Sr. Defense
*Sarah Bresette Brooks Sr. Forward
Amelia Hulshult Brooks Sr. Goalie
Maggie Carey Central Sr. Defense
Alexa Poulin Central Sr. Midfield
Ali Wiggins Central Soph. Forward
Jamie Block Georgetown Sr. Goalie
Kelleigh Cokely Haverhill Jr. Forward
Lydia Simmons Londonderry Sr. Midfield
Pam Coufos North Andover Sr. Midfield
Eleni Coufos North Andover Sr. Midfield
Emily Harris Pinkerton Jr. Goalie
Rachel Morrier Timberlane Jr. Midfield
Bridget Beaulieu Timberlane Sr. Defense
Clairee Putnam Windham Jr. Defense
Honorable Mention All-Stars
Andover: Lily Puccia, Soph., midfield; Olivia Biles, Sr., goalie
Brooks: Bella Papapetros, Jr., midfield, North Andover; Emilie Klein, Sr., defense, North Andover
Central Catholic: Courtney Walsh, Jr., forward; Stephanie May, Jr., defense; Aly Spencer, Jr., forward
Georgetown: Kristin Hogan, Sr., midfield; Jensena Moner, Soph., midfield
Greater Lawrence: Desiray Caracoglia, Sr., stopper; Venecia Perez, Frosh., midfield; Taylor Schmitz, Soph., forward
Haverhill: Marissa Pond, Sr., defense; Christine Dauphinais, Jr., defense; Basema Hussein, Frosh., forward
Londonderry: Tori Sailor, Sr., defense; Maeve Holland, Jr., midfield; Aliza Simpson, Jr., forward
Methuen: Madison Langlois, Jr., midfield; Danielle Cicolini, Frosh., forward
North Andover: Caroline Kirby, Sr., midfield; Alana Houlihan, Sr., attacking center-midfield; Abbie Karalis, Frosh., midfield
North Reading: Merri Moise, Sr., defense; Morgan Maiola, Jr., goalie; Tori Brown, Soph., midfielder
Pelham: Gina Grimes, Sr., goalie; Brenda Pietrillo, Sr., defense
Pentucket: Alex Moore, Sr., forward; Samantha Bomba, Sr., goalie; Haley DesRosiers, Sr., forward
Pinkerton: Haley Hicks, Sr., midfield; Maura Kane, Sr., defense; Rebecca McGrath, Sr., forward
PMA: Liza Giangrande, Sr., midfield; Marisa Santarelli, Sr., midfield
Salem: Rachel Blazich, Sr., goalie; Harley Chute, Soph., forward
Sanborn: Amanda Turco, Sr., goalie; Hannah Nofsker, Jr., back; Kerri Phillips, Jr., forward
Whittier: Danielle Labrecque, Sr., forward; Marisa McVicker, Jr., defense; Alex Silva, Sr., defense
Windham: Hannah Pesci, Frosh., forward; Bernadette Connors, Sr., midfield
Jackie Alois, Defense, Andover Senior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Helped anchor Andover defense that shut out its first six opponents this season. “Easily a top defender in the state,” Andover coach Meghan Matson said. “A true physical presence on the field. One of the best defenders I have ever coached.” Played only club soccer her sophomore year. Also stars in basketball and lacrosse. Won Max Bishop Award as area’s premier three-sport athlete.
Michelle Gagnon, Defense, Andover Senior
Tri-captain. Four-year starter. Two-time All-MVC. MVC All-Star as a sophomore. “She controls the back, she sees the field and distributes well,” Andover coach Meghan Matson said. “Michelle has tremendous speed and stands out whenever she is on the field.” Mainstay for defense which posted 10 shutouts. 5-3, 105 lbs. Plays for Mass. Premier club team. Will play at Philadelphia University on a soccer scholarship.
Amelia Hulshult, Goalie, Brooks Senior
Salem resident. Recorded 11 shutouts and allowed just 10 goals for a 0.48 goals against average. Made 12 saves in 2-0 win over Nobles, 11 in a 3-0 win over Thayer and 10 in a 3-0 win over BB&N. Posted three straight shutouts to lead Brooks to first N.E. Prep title since 2002. Played in field for shorthanded team last year. Coach Jaime Gilbert said, “She kept us in games when we really needed her. She’s just a great kid.”
Maggie Carey, Defense, Central Senior
MVC Division 1 MVP. All-Scholastic. Co-captain. Committed to Holy Cross, where her sister runs track, before the season. Coach Casey Grange said, “She’s tough, but plays very composed at the same time. The bigger the game, the better Maggie played.” Led a defense which boasted 0.50 goals-against average. Member of National Honor society since 2010. Former varsity basketball player and standout middle distance runner.
Alexa Poulin, Midfield, Central Senior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Scored two goals with six assists. All-MVC for third straight year. MVC All-Star freshman year. Co-captain. Tewksbury resident. Central coach Casey Grange said, “Her role was more defensive this season. She filled that role perfectly by consistently shutting down the other team’s best player.” Will play at Southern New Hampshire. Top student. Won prestigious Harvard Book Award.
Ali Wiggins, Forward, Central Sophomore
Led team in points with 13 goals and 12 assists. Scored lone goal in 1-0 win at North Andover, in 1-1 tie against Andover and in 1-0 Division 1 North semifinal win over Lincoln-Sudbury. Recorded one goal and three assists in playoff win over Lexington. All-MVC. Suffered ACL injury freshman season. Coach Casey Grange said, “She is capable from scoring from anywhere, but also finds the open player.”
Jamie Block, Goalie, Georgetown Senior
Started since eighth grade. Helped Royals win two Division 3 North titles (2009, ‘11). Posted eight shutouts this season. Made 14 saves in a 1-0 victory over Lynnfield. All-CAL this fall and a CAL All-Star as a junior. Was a field player on the varsity as an eight grader. Stepped in as goalkeeper when Royals were in jam her freshman year. Also scored eight goals that year, four in the playoffs.
Kelleigh Cokely, Forward, Haverhill Junior
MVC Small School MVP. Netted 11 goals with six assists. Helped Hillies go from 4-10-3 last year to 9-5-5. Scored three goals in 4-1 win over Pentucket. Three-year starter. MVC All-Star as a sophomore. “She is a great athlete, has tremendous footwork and has a very good understanding of how to play,” coach Fred Tarbox said. Captain-elect. Averaged 5.2 points a game for basketball team. Ranked 9th in class of 435.
Lydia Simmons, Midfield, Londonderry Senior
One of the best ever from area. Scored 18 goals and added 23 assists. Eagle-Tribune All-Star for third time. Transferred back to Londonderry after spending last year at Brewster Academy where she scored 23 goals. Over three years at Londonderry, netted 54 goals. Plans on doing another prep year. Ranked the No. 28 player nationally in Class of 2014. In October made verbal commitment to Vanderbilt,
Pam Coufos, Midfield, North Andover Senior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. All-Scholastic. All-MVC. Scored nine goals and added four assists. Four-year starter. “She has unbelievable ball skills and she has great one-on-one attacking skills,” North Andover coach Bud McCarthy said. “I watch her in amazement sometimes. She can score with either foot.” Has committed to Fairfield. Last year was All-CAL in lacrosse and a CAL All-Star in basketball.
Eleni Coufos, Midfield, North Andover Senior
All-MVC. Recorded four assists. Helped Knights post nine shutouts. Excels at breaking up plays in the midfield and an excellent one-on-one defender. “She has been playing in the shadow of her sister (Pam) for years,” North Andover coach Bud McCarthy said. “Eleni is a very good player in her own right.” Ran a 62.09 400 in track last spring. Runner-up indoors in the CAL Meet 600. Won the Abigail Adams Scholarship.
Emily Harris, Goalie, Pinkerton Junior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. All-Division 1. Ranked No. 96 junior nationally by Top Drawer Soccer. Allowed just seven goals in 15 regular-season games. Stopped 11 shots in 1-0 win over Londonderry. Coach Steve Gundrum said, “If the ball is (shot high), she is going to catch it. You’re going to have to beat her low and wide. She plays aggressive on corner kicks.” Started at sweeper freshman year when her sister, Katherine, starred in net. Already has committed to Villanova. Accomplished ballerina.
Rachel Morrier, Midfield, Timberlane Junior
Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Division 1 first teamer for second straight year. Scored 13 goals and added 10 assists. Scored an area-best 23 goals last year. Unselfishly switched to midfield from forward. Owls coach Jeff Baumann said, “She’s incredibly competitive. She is a small kid, quick and can get up in the air. She can do what she wants with the ball.” Committed to Providence. Was home-schooled until last year.
Bridget Beaulieu, Defense, Timberlane Senior
All-Division 1. Four-year starter. Played outside back for three years. Moved to sweeper this year. Notched four assists on free kicks. Tri-captain. “She is as rock steady as they come,” Owls coach Jeff Baumann said. “She’s always in the right spot. She is always where she needs to be. She makes things look easy.” Runs indoor and outdoor track. Her older sister, Kaitlin (TRHS ‘09), was a three-year soccer letterman.
Clairee Putnam, Defense, Windham Junior
Division II second-teamer. Tri-captain. Center back. Anchored Windham defense that allowed just 13 goals in 17 games and posted eight shutouts. “She excelled at one-on-one defending, shutting down some of the best players in the state,” Windham coach Matt Bryant said. “ She could also get involved in the attack when she needed to, scoring one goal and getting one game-winning assist in overtime.” Also plays basketball, averaging 11.2 points per game and converting 27 3-pointers last year.
Bresette was Brooks’ ‘heart and soul’
Sarah Bresette of Andover was Brooks’ top offensive player for three straight years.
She netted 23 goals and added 14 assists this past season, leading Brooks to its first NEPSAC Class A title since 2002.
“Sarah is the heart and soul of our attack,” said Brooks coach Jaime Gilbert, herself a former Eagle-Tribune MVP. “She never stops and is a terror for any back line she goes against. What I love most about Sarah as a forward is that if she’s not scoring the goal herself, she’s the one setting up someone to score.”
Since transferring from Lawrence Academy, Bresette has earned Eagle-Tribune All-Star honors all three years, netting 51 goals.
Bresette, who is also a fine basketball player, committed to Division 1 Bucknell before the season.
“She has matured immensely as a player and a person in her tenure at Brooks, and I know she will be a force to reckon with next year at Bucknell,” Gilbert said.
Former Eagle-Tribune MVPs
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