North: Players of the Week, Top 10 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams

High 5

Tighe VanLenten , Masconomet: An all-league defender in the Cape Ann, the senior captain continues to elevate his game, anchoring a defense that posted three straight shutouts in the final week before the start of tournament play.

Jennie Mucciarone , St. Mary's: The junior striker scored all of her team’s goals in a 3-0 shutout over Catholic Central rival Austin Prep; in the final game of the season, she scored her 15th goal of the year in a 2-0 win over Winthrop.

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Madison MacLean , Amesbury: In a 2-0 win against Georgetown in which the Fighting Indians clinched the Cape Ann Small title, the sophomore had a goal and an assist; the next day, in the regular-season finale against Rockport, she netted her 18th goal.

Connor Merinder , Andover: Danvers put 23 shots on target in the season finale against the Golden Warriors, but the sophomore keeper stopped 22 in a 2-1 upset win.

Lexi Sheehan , Masconomet: Typical of the senior captain, she factored in the last six goals her team scored. In a 2-1 win over Newburyport she netted both, and in a 4-1 win over North Reading, she had two helpers and recorded goals number 16 and 17 of the season.

Forde’s Top 10 girls’ teams

(Records through Tuesday)

 1. Peabody (17-1)

 2. Central Catholic (12-0-4)

 3. Winchester (13-2-3)

 4. Hamilton-Wenham (13-1-2)

 5. Amesbury (15-0-2)

 6. Shawsheen Tech (16-2-1)

 7. Danvers (14-2-2)

 8. Beverly (14-3)

 9. Andover (9-4-4)

10. North Andover (12-5-1)

Forde’s Top 10 boys’ teams

 1. Masconomet (16-0-2)

 2. Somerville (16-0-2)

 3. St. John's Prep (14-1-2)

 4. Pentucket (14-2-2)

 5. Wilmington (12-1-5)

 6. Chelsea (14-0-2)

 7. North Andover (14-2-2)

 8. Lowell (13-3-1)

 9. Winchester (11-2-4)

10. St Mary's (12-2-3)

Craig Forde