Field hockey

Athletes of the Year

Alexa Sikalis

Division 1: Acton-Boxborough, Senior
Sikalis was the offensive spark for the Colonials in helping to lead A-B to an undefeated Division 1 state title this season. Along the way she earned her third Dual County League all-star honor while netting 35 goals. She will play at UMass-Amherst next fall.

Emily Sideris

Division 2: Watertown, Senior
The Middlesex League's MVP, Sideris scored 29 goals and added 22 assists as Watertown won the Division 2 state championship. Watertown finished 21-0-2, led by Sideris and All-Scholastic teammate Kelsey Prendergast. A high honor roll student, she's also captain of the ice hockey team and plays softball.


Keelin Bannon

Hopkinton, Senior, Midfield
The Tri-Valley League's co-MVP along with her sister Mallory, Keelin helped lead Hopkinton to three straight TVL titles. The senior midfielder is a three-time TVL All-Star and team captain. A member of the National Honor Society, she will continue her field hockey career at American University.

Mallory Bannon

Hopkinton, Senior
Hopkinton finished 19-1-2 this fall, led by the Tri-Valley League's co-MVPs, Mallory and Keelin Bannon. Mallory was the TVL's leading scorer and is a four-time TVL All-Star. A National Honor Society member, she will play field hockey at Cornell.

Bethany Barrar

Somerset, Senior
The leading scorer in the Eastern Athletic Conference tallied 23 goals and 18 assists while leading the Blue Raiders to a league championship. A three-time EAC all-star, Barrar potted 86 goals for her career.

Kelly Burke

Walpole, Senior
The anchor of the defense helped lead the Porkers to another Bay State and South Sectional title this season. A two-time league All-Star, she also runs track in the spring. The National Honor society student will attend Holy Cross.

Amelia Cohen

Manchester Essex, Senior
The Cape Ann Small Player of the Year finished with 22 goals and 11 assists as Manchester Essex reached the Division 2 North final. The tri-captain was named to the North squad of the Best of 60 Games. A National Honor Society member, she also plays tennis and lacrosse and will attend Penn.

Leddy Gallagher

Acton-Boxborough, Senior
Acton-Boxboro took on all comers with relative ease this season and Gallagher was a big reason the Colonials won the Dual County League, North Sectional, and Division 1 state titles. She netted six goals and six assists.

Tameka Geaslen

Andover, Senior
A virtual brick wall in net, Geaslen was the MVC Co-Player of the year for the Golden Warriors, allowing just five goals en route to a 19-1-1 season. She's a Best of 60 selection and a four-year starter with a career record of 66-7-10. She will play at Northeastern.

Christy Haughey

Dana Hall, Senior
Haughey captained Dana Hall to an EIL championship this season, earning the top offensive player honors for the second time as well as league MVP. She is class president and a member of the tennis and squash teams. She will attend Harvard.

Liz Malone

Walpole, Senior
Malone was a key reason the Porkers clinched Nay State League and North Sectional titles again this year, totaling 11 goals and 15 assists. The Bay State All-Star is also a National Honor Society student who will play at Columbia University.

Virgynia Muma

Falmouth, Senior, Forward
A repeat All-Scholastic selection for the Clippers, Muma led her team to an 11-3-4 regular season and a berth in the Division 1 South tournament. Muma was named to the Coaches Best of 60 game.

Nell O'Connor

Harwich, Senior
The most prolific scorer in the state this season with 42 goals and 18 assists, O'Connor captained Harwich to another South Shore League title and sectional final appearance. A two-time SSL All-Star, she is also a three-time league all-star in softball with more than 500 career strikeouts.

Maria Posa

Weston, Senior
One of the state's most prolific scorers, Posa tallied 20 goals and 17 assists for the Division 1 North finalists, giving her a career total of 61 goals and 55 assists. A four-year DCL All-Star and two-time All-Scholastic, the National Honor Society student will play for Stanford.

Kelsey Prendergast

Watertown, Senior, Midfield
You can't win a state championship without controlling the middle of the field and that's what Watertown did with senior co-captain Prendergast. The Red Raiders won the Division 2 state title, finishing the year unbeaten. The honor roll student was a two-time Middlesex League All-Star.

Sally Snickenberger

Wellesley, Senior
For the second straight year, Snickenberger was the top scorer in the always competitive Bay State League. This season her 18 goals and 19 assists was also good enough to earn the league MVP award. The three-time league All-Star plans to play field hockey at Vermont.

Brittany Souke

Sandwich, Senior
Souke helped lift the Blue Knights to an unbeaten regular season, an Atlantic Coast League title, and a South Sectional semifinal berth. A four-year starter and two-time league All-Star, she is also a member of the indoor track and lacrosse teams.

Caitlin Toomey

Governor's Academy, Senior, Midfield
Toomey led Governor's Academy to the New England Class B title and earned ISL MVP honors along the way. The senior midfielder was also All-ISL her junior year and was the team MVP. An honor roll student, she also plays ice hockey and lacrosse. She'll play field hockey at BU next fall.

Candace Waldie

North Andover,
A repeat All-Scholastic selection, Waldie scored 20 goals and added 14 assists to earn Cape Ann League Division 1 Player of the Year honors for the second straight year. Also a talented softball player, she was the CAL Player of the Year in that sport as well and will continue her softball career at UMass.

Coach of the Year

Kelsy Hammond-Beaton

Sandwich, , Division 1
The Blue Knights have qualified for the state tournament in each of her 11 seasons, while posting an overall record of 139-39-30. This year her unbeaten squad captured its fifth Atlantic Coast League title and made it to the semifinals of the Division 1 South regional. A graduate of Ursinus College, she also coaches lacrosse.

Eileen Donahue

Watertown, , Division 2
Watertown capped an undefeated season by winning the Division 2 state title with a 21-0-2 mark. Donahue has been at the helm for 24 years, compiling a staggering 460-30-44 mark. A graduate of Belmont High and Northeastern, Donahue points to her player's "many sacrifices" as a key to the team's success.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic field hockey team was selected by the Boston Globe's school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Nick French.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Emily Coholan, Maddie Gibbons, Chelsea Miranda, Samantha Smithers, Kylie Zurn. Falmouth: Anna Bohnenberger, Jenny List, Virgynia Muma, Erin Tollios. Marshfield: Lauren Thomas. Nauset: Heidi Mead. Plymouth North: Nicole Holmes. Plymouth South: Mandy Broughton. Sandwich: Stephanie Berg, Grace Davis, Amy Kangas, Brittany Souke, Melanie Webb.

Bay State
Braintree: Katharine Dimasco. Brookline: Alexandra Ayres, Kerry Knott. Dedham: Kelly Celata. Framingham: Ashley Chu. Milton: Maggie Atkinson. Natick: Danielle Callanan, Kate Reilly. Needham: Emma Cotton, Kelsey O'Neil. Newton North: Leanne Luke. Norwood: Jill Walsh, Emily Whitney. Walpole: Kelly Burke, Caroline Malone, Liz Malone. Wellesley: Annie Hughto, Adrienne O'Donnell, Sally Snickenberger.

Big Three
Brockton: Alexandra Pereira. Durfee: Shane Batista, Rachel Pacheco, Carina Paz, Vanesa Reis. New Bedford: Cherele Burgo, Noreen Costa, Sabrina Hinchey, Margaret Midurski, Courtney Miranda, Heide Palao.

Cape Ann
Lynnfield: Angela Arakelian, Merian Gehret, Kathleen Twoomey. Manchester Essex: Amelia Burke, Amelia Cohen, Patty Wright. Newburyport: Haley Johnson. North Andover: Candace Waldie, Sarah Warden. North Reading: Kiara Zani. Pentucket: Shannon Beaton. Rockport: Allie McManus. Triton: Mac Scanlon. Wilmington: Liz Crannell.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Leddy Gallagher, Diane Kim, Alexa Sikalis, Devrie Stellar. Arlington: Molly McCune, Erika Roberts, Nancy Sofronas, Lauren Willey. Bedford: Callie Anderson, Courtney Stacey. Concord-Carlisle: McKenzie Dray, Caroline Guild. Lincoln-Sudbury: Katie Jandl, Megan Maley. Newton South: Rachel Karten, Rebecca Raftery. Tyngsborough: Jen Clark. Waltham: Stacy Burns, Colleen Monaghan. Wayland: Katie Miller, Bailey Morgan, Haley Nickerson. Westford: Aly Boyle, Molly Klinka, Rachel Sokolow, Chrissy Tavoularis. Weston: Julia Bernstein, Lindsay Jarrett, Celine LaFrance, Maria Posa, Claire Riedel.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Stang: Corinne Ainsworth, Sara Murphy, Alysaa Quann, Bethany Rocha. Martha's Vineyard: Kate Cecilio, Taylor Perotta, Haley Pierce. Somerset: Courtney Araujo, Bethany Barrar, Jill Levrault. West Bridgewater: Carolyn Holland, Erin Linksey. Westport: Chelsea Rosa, Nikita Soares.

Eastern Independent
Bancroft: Ali Luthman, Zoe Richman, Victoria Sbrogna. Beaver Country Day: Christina Volcy. Concord Academy: Olivia Pimm, Louisa Smythe. Dana Hall: Christy Haughey, Wren Manly, Diana Muggeridge, Kelsey Mullaney, Hilary Skillman. Newton Country Day: Kelly Freeman, Nicole Hatton, Eleanor Tilton. Pingree: Courtney Collier, Brittany Mscisz, Lyndsey Shepard. Portsmouth Abbey: Tiernan Barry. Winsor: Shannon McEvoy, Jess Smith.

Founders League
Hotchkiss: Sydney Ellis, Catherine Fowler, Steph Mock, Ellie O'Brien, Sara Ugalde. Loomis Chaffee: Molly Paduda. Westminster: Paige Decker, Carmen MacDonald.

Greater Boston
Malden: Jillian Derishian, Emily Hoffman, Shannon Howe, Mandy Liao, Renee Santo.

Canton: Emily Dillon, Ali Guenther, Michelle McNeil. Foxborough: Hiliary Carlson, Lindsay McGeary. Franklin: Katy Cronin, Christine Hurley, Susan Jacob. King Philip: Hillary Bushway, Katie Kelleher, Lauren Nickerson. Mansfield: Kelley Coughlin, Bridget Davis, Erin Keogh, Meredith Rogazzo. North Attleborough: Megan Feeley. Oliver Ames: Michaela Cheevers. Stoughton: Jessica Angelos, Mikaela Byron.

Brooks: Chapin Duke, Olivia King, Paige Murray. Governor's Academy: Ellie Clayman, Kate Leary, Jen Migliore, Caitlin Toomey. Groton: Maeve McMahon. Lawrence Academy: Danielle Doherty, Emily Field. Middlesex: Caitlin Conlon, Allena Dennis, Roxana Mead, Tabitha Sabky. Milton Academy: Katy Bean, Erin Martin. Nobles: Sarah Duncan, Caitlin Fai, Kaleigh FitzPatrick, Denna Laing. Rivers: Carlie Tarbell. St. George's: Charlotte Deavers. St. Mark's: Colleen Finnerty. St. Paul's: Tyra Clemmenson. Thayer: Mallory Collins, Kayla Florence, Hannah Mulvey.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Tameka Geaslen, Nicole Giroux, Emily Hook, Kyleigh Keating, Sarah Oteri, Summer Washburn. Central Catholic: Jill Zalewski. Chelmsford: Alanah Busby, Katrina Busby, Kayla Macdonald. Dracut: Catherine Roy. Haverhill: Lizzy Gorman. Lawrence: Skarlyn Rodriguez. Lowell: Tyler Boyle, D.J. Cassidy. Methuen: Lauren Loffredo. Tewksbury: Lauren DiCredico, Leanne Tucker.

Belmont: Katie Ananian, Leah Blenkhorn, Catherine Moore, Annie Weis. Burlington: Jillian Mazure. Lexington: Lotte Bromberg, Ailish Fitzgerald, Nina Riley, Jane Tomec. Melrose: Ashley Cunningham, Christine Viola. Reading: Amanda Delaney, Rachel McCarthy, Catie Murphy, Emma Reed. Stoneham: Claire Dapkiewicz. Wakefield: Samantha Oates. Watertown: Katie Carlson, Jessica Doggett, Kelsey Pendergast, Kelsey Prendergast, Emily Sederis, Emily Sideris. Winchester: Caroline Fador, Liza Pine. Woburn: Jen Boyd.

Berkshire: Ali Vakos. Canterbury: Annie Benko. Deerfield: Jeannie Witmer. Greenwich Academy: Gracia Vargas, Cami Viola. Holderness: Juliet Dalton, Amanda Engelhardt, Erica Johnson. Kimball Union: Jennifer Hand, Andrea Hoisington, Mackenzie Joyce, Bianca Mills. Millbrook (N.Y.): Nell Burdis, Louise Steel-Norton. Southfield: Nicole Haskins, Sarah Tabeek. Suffield: Maddy Carpenter. Tabor: Aleksandra Karosas. Williston Northampton: Mika Black.

Beverly: Courtney Brennan, Julie Crowley, Abbey Fleming, Corinne Woods. Danvers: Alicia Cummings, Rebecca Leslie. Gloucester: Brianna Aloisio, Hilary Ellis. Marblehead: Courtney Mahar, Gretchen Rowe, Lauren Turner, Hannah Wolf. Peabody: Andrea Saccardo, Christina Simoes, Morgan Yeo. Revere: Victoria Mauro, Crystal Prizio. Salem: Rachel Channen, Carena Wong. Saugus: Katlyn Desimone, Jackie Doherty, Courtney Selvage. Swampscott: Kelly Gillis, Alex Wilson.

Old Colony
Attleboro: Haley Brown, Jourdan Childs, Lindsey Duquette. Barnstable: Meredith Burbank, Olivia Costello, Shaelyn Costello, Lindsay Grower, Allie Liimatainen. Bridgewater-Raynham: Christie Kimball, Amanda Wong, Jill Wyman. Dartmouth: Lindsey Arruda, Kelly Gouveia, Kacie Sturgeon. Taunton: Kasi Amaral, Alyssa Camara, Carly O'Sullivan.

Duxbury: Lila Haffey, Siobhan McCarthy, Grace Nissi, Mimi Smith. Hanover: Kelly DuVal, Kelsey Gilbert, Nicole Gilbert, Ericka Stearns. Hingham: Beth Findley, Caroline Schmitt, Julia Todd, Meghan Welch. Pembroke: Krystal Barnard, Jenn Halloran. Scituate: Kathleen Marshall, Christina McCourt. Silver Lake: Jenna Pitts, Sarah Williams.

South Coast
Apponequet: Alex Pelletier, Meg Tolley. Bourne: Alaina Hatch. Case: Sara McLintock. Dighton-Rehoboth: Alexa Cowell, Brittany Noons, Jenna Rocha. Fairhaven: Brianna Reagan. Old Rochester: Lauren Granger, Lauren O'Brien, Kayla Sousa. Seekonk: Katherine Hartford, Danielle Noelle, Kristen Nolan. Wareham: Mary Brigioli, Christine O'Toole.

South Shore
Carver: Amanda Chasey, Taylor Gray, Sydney Rimmer. Cohasset: Kelsey Erler, Izzy Franklin, Lucy Noble. East Bridgewater: Brianna Barry, Lindsey Brown, Melissa Souza, Cori Trask. Harwich: Alesia Gleason, Melanie Hopkins, Jesse Menard, Nell O'Connor. Hull: Paige Woodworth. Mashpee: Bryanne Dintino, Caroline Merrick. Norwell: Rachel Lynch, Sam Sprague, Kellie Thurston.

Ashland: Jenna Masionis. Bellingham: Kayla Kelly, Kelsey Ryan. Dover-Sherborn: Ali Knapp, Andrea Marx, Leah Salamone. Holliston: Kristen Bellomo. Hopkinton: Keelin Bannon, Mallory Bannon, Dana Cavedon, Liz Keefe, Tamara Millis. Medfield: Julia Biedrzycki, Carrie Quadir, Corey Quadir, Allie Sosinsky. Medway: Kasey Citron, Lauren DeJoie, Nicole Love. Westwood: Kerri Harrington.