Girls' basketball

Athletes of the Year

Lauren Battista

Division 2: Oliver Ames, Senior, Forward
The Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year helped lead the Tigers to a Division 2 state championship, averaging 23 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals per game. The all-time leading scorer at Oliver Ames also earned Hockomock League MVP honors. Battista will attend Bentley in the fall.

Nicole Boudreau

Division 1: Andover, Sophomore, Guard
The sophomore guard averaged a team-high 19.8 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season, helping lead the Golden Warriors to a Merrimack Valley championship and Division 1 state title. The Greater Lawrence Christmas Tournament MVP also enjoys playing golf.

Val Driscoll

Division 3: Archbishop Williams, Senior, Center
The Michigan-bound 6-4 center averaged 20.3 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 5.26 blocks for the Bishops. The Catholic Central MVP helped Archbishop Williams to four league titles and two state championships during her career, in which she tallied more than 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Brittany Obi-Tabot

Division 3: Watertown, Senior, Center
The Middlesex League MVP finished her high school career with 1,325 points and 1,252 rebounds. Obi-Tabot, who is a two-time league all-star in basketball, also earned all-star honors in track. The 6-foot center averaged 20.6 points and 14.1 rebounds this season and will attend Fairfield next fall.

Katie Zenevitch

Division 1: Central Catholic, Senior, Center
Boston College-bound Zenevitch broke the Central Catholic scoring record and finished her high school career with 1,518 points and 1,224 rebounds. The 6-3 center, who led the Raiders to a Division 1 state title last year, averaged 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.5 steals per game this season.


Rashidat Agboola

Methuen, Senior, Forward
The 6-1 forward averaged 24.9 points and 2.1 blocks per game, finishing her high school career with 1,434 points. The McDonald's All-American nominee, who also plays volleyball and is a member of the National Honor Society, will head to Boston University in the fall.

Demetria Bell

Tabor, Senior, Forward
The Bryant-bound senior ended the year with a win in the New England Prep championship. Bell averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 assists per game and finished her career with more than 1,100 points. Bell was selected this year's NEPSAC MVP.

Kerrie Bourque

Brimmer & May, Senior, guard
Bourque is a career 1,000-point scorer who lit up opposing defenses to the tune of 25.3 points per game this year. Her IGC MVP award complements a MVP award she previously won in soccer. Bourque is an honor roll student who will attend Mary Washington.

Molly Breen

Millis, Senior, Center
The Tri-Valley League MVP became the Mohawks' all-time leading scorer, finishing with 1,360 points. Breen tallied 409 points this year, while averaging 10 rebounds per game. The two-time All-Scholastic player helped lead Millis to a Division 4 state title last season.

Hannah Brickley

Melrose, Senior, Forward
This two-year team captain was named a Middlesex League All-Star while helping the Red Raiders advance to the Division 2 EMass championship. Brickley, who is third in her class, is also a two-time All-Scholastic volleyball player and hopes to play volleyball in college

Mary Louise Dixon

Wellesley, Senior, Guard
The two-time Bay State League MVP averaged 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 steals per game while also notching her 1,000th career point. The Raiders captain was the starting point guard when Wellesley took home the Division 2 state title two years ago.

Asia Ewing

Westford, Senior, Forward
The Grey Ghosts captain averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds per game this season. Ewing is a three-time Dual County League all-star and has tallied more than 1,000 points in her high school career. The 5-10 forward will play at Stonehill next year.

Christine Ganser

Needham, Senior, Forward
The Bay State Conference co-Player of the Year scored her 1,000th point as a junior last season and finished her high school career with 1,481. The 6-foot forward also grabbed more than 800 career rebounds and will attend Holy Cross next year.

Natalie Gomez

Andover, Junior, Guard
The Golden Warriors team captain averaged 16 points, 5.6 assists, 4.8 rebounds, and 4.5 steals per game this season as Andover claimed a Division 1 state championship. The MVP of the Spartan Classic tallied her 1,000th career point this season.

Nieshia Kelley

New Mission, Senior, Forward
The Titans captain averaged a team-high 25.8 points and 3.2 assists per game this season, while scoring her 1,000th career point. Kelley, who was named the Boston City League Tournament MVP, helped New Mission claim its second consecutive league title.

Erin McNamara

Pentucket, Senior, Guard
McNamara finished her high school career as the second all-time leading scorer in Pentucket history with 1,106 points. The senior guard was deadly from beyond the arc this season, sinking 78 3-pointers. The co-Cape Ann League all-star helped lead the Sachems to the EMass Division 3 championship this year.

Alexis Peters

Fontbonne, Senior, Guard
Peters, who notched her 1,000th career point this season, averaged 19.5 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, and 4.5 assists for the Ducks. The 5-8 point guard was named the Winthrop Tournament MVP and a Somerville Classic all-star. Peters also plays for the Bay State Magic.

Kathleen Timmons

Portsmouth Abbey, Senior, Forward
Timmons has been unstoppable in her four years in Portsmouth Abbey's frontcourt. She averaged 18.8 points and 13 rebounds per game in winning her first MVP award and her team's third straight EIL championship. The school's all-time co-leader in scoring (1,398 points) will attend Trinity College.

Emily Wingrove

Nobles, Senior, Guard
The three-time All-ISL point guard finished her career with 920 points and 384 steals, going 46-1 in league play with four ISL championships. Wingrove, also a three-time All-New England player, captained Nobles her senior season.

coach of the year

Angela Billings

Billings led the 18-4 Spartans to a share of the Middlesex League title this season. The Wakefield High and Babson College graduate, who played soccer and basketball in school, has posted a 47-19 record during her three years at the helm.

Robert Ferrante

Ferrante led the Red Raiders to a 20-4 season and a share of first place in the Middlesex League in his fourth year as head coach. The Salem State graduate helped Melrose win the Division 2 North title this season and gave credit to his core group of nine seniors.

John LeVangie

LeVangie reached perfection this season, leading the Skippers to a 25-0 record and a Division 4 state title. The Merrimack College graduate, who has also coached varsity golf at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, has posted a 423-135 record in his 28 years coaching basketball.

Mike Redding

The Holy Cross graduate has posted a 147-118 career record during his 12 years coaching girls' basketball. Redding directed the Hornets to a 19-9 season and a Division 1 South Sectional title this year, stating that his team demonstrated unity and perseverance.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Kelsey Lotti. Falmouth: Shannon Marcoux, Kailaya Mills. Marshfield: Nicole Beresford, Erin Doherty, Kendra Kerr. Nauset: Sara Roderick, Maggie Whelan. Plymouth North: Nicole Grassi. Plymouth South: Tracey Ivan. Sandwich: Meg Harden.

Bay State Conference
Braintree: Paige Marshall, Amanda McKenney. Brookline: Tasha Bernandez, Amber Dillon. Framingham: Catlin O'Connell. Milton: Devon Rielly. Natick: Lexi Gifford. Needham: Christine Ganser, Colleen Rizzo. Newton North: Briana Hunt, Djaidah Wynn. Norwood: Emily Dixon, Tahirah Gibson. Walpole: Molly Grimes, Brooke Waite. Wellesley: Blake Dietrick, Mary Louise Dixon.

Big Three
Brockton: Tiana Johnson, Morgan Thatcher. Durfee: Denisha Parks. New Bedford: Arielle Gomes, Kiana Raposo, Alyssa Roach.

Boston City
Boston English: Samantha Castro, Trayana Mair. Brighton: Keyarra Drayton, Melissa Martinez. Burke: Khadijah Ellison, Fredrika Lawson. Charlestown: Erica Carpenter, Vanessa Castillo. Dorchester: Lanette Francis, Shanye Morgan. East Boston: Sofia Abourouaine, Cassandra Dyer. Fenway: Cleusa Sequeira. Hyde Park: Nikita Donawa Farrell, Vanusa Varela. Latin Academy: Robi Cardoso, Maya Scott. Madison Park: Amber Edwards, Valesha Lewis. New Mission: Donnaizha Fountain, Chreese Hall, Nieshia Kelley. O'Bryant: Araion Bradshas, Allison Rose. Snowden: Britanni Hardy, Jovanna Sandifer. South Boston: Alicia Malley, Yartza Otero. West Roxbury: Brittany Taylor, Aysia Thomas.

Cape Ann
Hamilton-Wenham: Simone Prioli. Ipswich: Hannah O'Flynn, Stephanie Southerby. Manchester Essex: Lizzy Ball. Masconomet: Carly Kiernan, Brooke Stewart. Newburyport: Beth Castintini. North Andover: Erika Zahoruiko. North Reading: Kirsten Morrison. Pentucket: Erin McNamara, Ashley Viselli. Triton: Jen Rock. Wilmington: Amy Fahey.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Val Driscoll, Erica Knowles, Sara Ryan. Arlington Catholic: Cara Paladino, Emma Roberson, Lindsey Roche. Austin Prep: Elizabeth Gillespie. Bishop Fenwick: Amy Pelletier. Cardinal Spellman: Christina Deiorio, Nicole McDonough, Alexis Udoji. Cathedral: Christal Torres. Lowell Catholic: Christine Henry, Chelsea Rafferty, Megan Saffie. Marian: Nicole Supple. Matignon: Courtney Anderson. North Cambridge Catholic: Yarlennys Villiman. Pope John: Michelle Atkins, Lauren Greski, Georgina Nicolo. St. Clement: Bernidah Cherilus, Christy Novembre, Jessica Popken. St. Mary's: Cassi Amenta, Tori Faieta, Bria Tiro. Trinity Catholic: Nicole Civitarese, Taina Mallary, Dora O'Campo.

Catholic Conference
Mt. Alvernia: Katie Duggan, Mairead Kean, Bridget McAnulty. Mt. St. Joseph: Hannah McNally, Hayley Nee, Lindsay Smith. Nazareth: Victoria Bucchino, Kyera Tamagini.

Chelsea: Tatiana Fontes, Michelle Le. Essex Aggie: Whitney Comeau, Emily Pontes, Kim Schuyler. Fellowship Christian: Kara Lundquist. Greater Lawrence: Paola Gutierrez. Greater Lowell: Amanda Pang, Adina Srey. Lynn Tech: Octavia Harper, Jenna Kulakowski. Minuteman: Kenieisha Debnam, Sophie Jean-Francois, Ivy Smith. Mystic Valley: Imara Jackson, Gina Pedro. Northeast: Jill Heinstrom. Presentation of Mary: Meg McDonough, Danielle Silva, Kate St. Peter. Shawsheen: Kim Barriss, Jessica Houghton. Whittier: Danielle Martin, Christina Medley.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Elizabeth Belanger, Hannah Foley. Arlington: Hannah Howe-Lubowich, Brett Whelan. Bedford: Kristen Canganiano, Jamie MacConnell. Boston Latin: Jackie McDonagh, Michelle Ventura. Concord-Carlisle: Brooke Cragan, Gayle Miner. Lincoln-Sudbury: Bridget Mahoney, Elizabeth Newman. Newton South: Sophie Bikofsky, Kendall Burton. Tyngsborough: Shannon Connerty, Amanda Hogan. Waltham: Alex Cercone, Nadja Kern. Wayland: Jen Berkowitz, Lindsay Shelton. Westford: Aly Boyle, Sarah Cusson, Asia Ewing, Erica Wright. Weston: Stephanie Meyer, Allyson Pemberton.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Lexi Sells. Bishop Stang: Alyssa Aguiar, Phoebe LaPlante. Coyle & Cassidy: Brenna Gonsalves, Tricia Quinn. Martha's Vineyard: Jillian Sedlier. Somerset: Tayler Travis.

Eastern Independent
Beaver Country Day: Emily Belowich, Daisy Jordan. Concord Academy: Olivia Pimm. Dana Hall: Callie Cramer. Lexington Christian: Kait Eden-Nelson. Newton Country Day: Leah McDonough. Pingree: Jaimie Cappucci, Arianna Twomey. Portsmouth Abbey: Kathleen Timmons. Winsor: Jess Smith.

Founders League
Kent: Kathryn Taylor, Josephine VIncents. Loomis Chaffee: Kate McCarthy, Chelsea Ryan. Westminster: Corinne Werner.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Georgia Pingue, Lydia Vital. Everett: Lisa Aylward, Michelle Fenelon. Malden: Fillette Lovaincey. Medford: Tania Holmes, Nicole Lopilato. Somerville: Indira Evoria, Kelsey Garrity, Keisha Jean-Louis.

Canton: Erika Bornemann. Foxborough: Kristen Hoffman. Franklin: Taylor Kale, Ashley Meredith. King Philip: Lauren Trudeau. Mansfield: Jess Eason. North Attleborough: Jill Cullen. Oliver Ames: Lauren Battista, Jackie Bliss. Sharon: Liz Daley, Liz Wluka. Stoughton: Jessica Angelos.

Brimmer & May: Kerrie Bourque. Cambridge Weston: Sam McGowan, Alex Quadri. Chapel Hill: Rachel Robinson. Montrose: Brea Reardon. Woodward: Bryn Coulsey, Ava Small.

Brooks: Thalia Garcia, Appalonia Tankersley. BB&N: Skyler Caligaris. Governor's Academy: Kat Fogerty, Katie O'Book. Groton: Paige McDonald. Middlesex: Maggie Cochrane. Milton Academy: Beverly Leon, Katie Murray. Nobles: Eliza Goode, Lauren Taiclet, Emily Wingrove. Rivers: Sara Berthiaume, Tayra Melendez, Claire Sullivan. St. George's: Laura Lowry. St. Mark's: Gloria Darko. Thayer: Giovanna Pickering, Taylor Windwer.

Mass. Bay Independent
Boston Trinity: Nikisa Thomas. Learning Center: Lauren Sprague.

Avon: Julie Calice, Shante Dezrick. Bishop Connolly: Casey Levesque, Caroline Quinn. Blue Hills: Erin Clougher, Emily McKinnon, Rebecca Whitaker. Bristol-Plymouth: Hannah Anderson, Stephanie Evans, Shannon Houlihan. Cape Cod Tech: Iesha Askew, Lexa Inkley, Brianna Thompson, Tiffany Thompson. Chatham: Savanah Chase. Diman: Lexie Botelho, Vanessa Valcobra. Old Colony: Nicole Mareiro, Becca Mello, Chelsea Souza. Sacred Heart: Tracey Stanton. South Shore Voc-Tech: Jamie Gauthier, Nicolette Hutchinson. Southeastern: Cassie Nagle, Shannon Pina, Vanessa Sylvain. Tri-County: Erica Johasson. West Bridgewater: Katie Harris, Jess Hurst, Elise White. Westport: Nakita Soares, Kayla Vincelette, Lindsey Wood.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Alexis Alois, Laura Amorosa, Dianna Bill, Nicole Boudreau, Natalie Gomez. Billerica: Erin Brooks, Brittany Lomanno. Central Catholic: Briana Martin, Melissa Miller, Gabie Polce, Courtney Williams, Katie Zenevitch. Chelmsford: Jennifer Janiack, Kelsey Sheridan. Dracut: Emily Barrett, Jamy Marquez, Ashley Shepard. Haverhill: Molly Hoopes, Kelly Pellot. Lawrence: Angelice Gonzalez, Ashley Greer, Yulissa Nunez. Lowell: Tess Cigliano, Molly Desmond, Diamond Jones, Brigitte Ravagli. Methuen: Rashidat Agboola, Rachel Condon, Ashley LeBlanc. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Sarah Dys. Tewksbury: Nicole Chaet, Danielle DiPierro, Karie Judge, Meghan McCarthy.

Melrose: Hannah Brickley, Colleen Hanscom. Reading: Olivia Healy, Carlene Kluge. Stoneham: Vanessa Bramante, Cassie Liston. Watertown: Brittany Obi-Tabot. Winchester: Sam Mangano, Shelby Santini. Woburn: Callie Murphy.

Berkshire: Breana Wilson. Canterbury: Krista O'Gara, Allana Procak, Stacey Procak. Chase Collegiate: Savanah Holness, Onyesonam Nolisa, Sydney Parkmond. Christian Heritage: Olivia Levey. Cushing: Akwar Abula, D'Ana Rolle. Deerfield: Luigia Goodman. Ethel Walker: Caroline Kieltyka. Falmouth Academy: Kallie Leschen-Lindell. Fontbonne: Alexis Peters. Gann Academy: Nancy Epstein. Hamden Hall Country Day: Kelsey McCray, Ellen Rich. Holderness: Radville Antukaite, Marissa Pendergast. Hopkins: Lauren Okafor. Hyde (Conn.): Sabrina Padro. Kimball Union: Gabby Diaz, Greydy Diaz. KLHT: Julia Bonnell, Briana Brown. Lincoln (N.Y.): Corinne Coia, Steph Kiser. MacDuffie: Carina Gonzalez. Marianapolis: Alyson Stolz. Millbrook (N.Y.): Taylor Nelson. Miss Porter's: Caroline Jadvoich. New Hampton: Justyne Sublett, Mariah Wynn. Northfield Mt. Hermon: Tina Seretta, Jennine Viscaino. Oakwood Friends (N.Y.): Kim Roberson. Phillips Exeter: Shannon Comolli. Pomfret: Maura Hall, Zenab Keita. Southfield: Lorraine Cox. Suffield: Taylor Peucker. Tabor: Candace Andrews, Demetria Bell. Taft: Kate Karraker. Tilton: Meghan Faretra, Alyssa Schlehuber, Jennifer White. Watkinson: Rebecca Ross, Dache Williams. Westover: Kat Dunham. Williams (Conn.): Marissa Peck. Williston Northampton: Kristina Conroy, Kariamu Samples-Smart. Wooster: Larissa Santos, Holly Wickham. Worcester Academy: Kaitlyn Mathieu.

Danvers: Kellie Macdonald, Sarah Palazola, Joanna Zecha. Gloucester: Hannah Cain, Heather Cain, Olivia Lufkin. Lynn Classical: Hannah Byrne, Diamond Doe. Lynn English: Jenicia Duggins, Olivia Dupree, Lashaunda Hogan, Miranda Hogan. Marblehead: Ari Feddo, Olivia Raisner. Peabody: Hayley Dowd, Ginny Fleming, Janelle Rodriguez. Revere: Morgan Jenkins. Salem: Jasmine Bryant, Amanda Wilkins. Saugus: Jackie Strangie. Swampscott: Tara Gallagher, Kara Gilberg. Winthrop: Johnna Fisher.

Old Colony
Attleboro: Briana Hochwarter. Barnstable: Rogetta Donaldson, Alex Rurycz. Bridgewater-Raynham: Amanda Brown. Dartmouth: Molly Brown, Caisie Cadorette, Taylor Nisbet, Darian Silva. Taunton: Gracie Harrigan, Erica McGreevy, Lauren Perra.

Duxbury: Michela North, Maggie Norton. Hanover: Alycia Dunn, Kelly DuVal, Alana Misk. Hingham: Sarah Fisher, Rachel Kalman, Katilyn Smith. Middleborough: Emma Kenney. North Quincy: Montana McBirney. Pembroke: Britney Tworig. Quincy: Leslie Campbell, Kylie McDonald, Kori Sorensen. Rockland: Melissa Daigle, Alyssa Jasper. Scituate: Shannon Brady, Kelly Martin, Megan Otto. Silver Lake: Nicole Conboy, Courtney Yost. Whitman-Hanson: Taylor Ferry, Brittany Ford, Tori Gray.

South Coast
Apponequet: Gianna Youngblood. Dighton-Rehoboth: Robyn Catarius, Sadie Gosselin. Fairhaven: Kara Charette, Kelsey Perron-Sovik. Greater New Bedford: Stephanie Antoine. Old Rochester: Michelle Franklin, Kelsey Johnson. Wareham: Lexi Sylvia, Ally Watkins.

South Shore
Abington: Amanda Hawkesworth. Carver: Ashley Fruzzetti, Mari Meserve, Megan Sheehan. Cohasset: Sam Crough, Carli Haggerty, Meredith Kelly, Tori Lehr. East Bridgewater: Olivia Harvey. Harwich: Jen Gonsalves, Liz Thompson. Hull: Ashleigh Condon, Julie Manning. Mashpee: Johnica Farmer. Norwell: Brenna Diggins.

Ashland: Blake Underhill. Medfield: Marissa Pelosi, Maddie Schneider. Millis: Molly Breen. Westwood: Erin Young.