Girls' soccer

Athletes of the Year

Samantha Mewis

Division 1: Whitman-Hanson, Junior, Forward
The Panthers were glad to have Mewis back in 2009, after a year with the US U-17 team. The Patriot League MVP scored 32 goals and tallied 12 assists while leading the Panthers to their first Division 1 South title. Mewis has already committed to play at UCLA.

Caitlin Burke

Division 2: Duxbury, Senior, Forward
The two-time Globe All-Scholastic scored 32 goals and added 23 assists in 2009. The captain led the Patriot League in scoring and was named to the All-State team, finishing her career with 142 total points. Burke will take her scoring exploits and 4.2 GPA to Dartmouth College.

Olivia Zitoli

Division 3: Millis, Senior, Defense
This 2009 All-State player and Tri-Valley MVP will not soon be forgotten at Millis, as she captained the Mohawks to their first state championship. The two-time EMass All-Star stopper also contributed on offense, scoring four game-winning goals.


Kayla Austin

Winchester, Senior, Forward
Following up a Middlesex MVP campaign in 2008, the 2009 EMass All-Star recorded 29 goals and 16 assists this year. The sniper has been named to all-conference, all-New England, and All-State teams.

Celia Balf

Waring, Sophomore, Midfield
Already a two-time league MVP and repeat All-Scholastic, the sophomore center midfielder finished her second season with 17 goals and 15 assists in leading Waring to the IGC title. She is also a member of the lacrosse and basketball teams.

Hayley Brock

Acton-Boxborough, Senior, Forward
Brock finished 2009 with 31 goals and 14 assists, despite having one or two defensive shadows each game. The Penn State-bound striker was named to the EMass, All-New England, and All-State teams. The 2007 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year finishes her career with 75 goals and 39 assists.

Hayley Dowd

Peabody, Freshman, Forward
The Northeastern Conference Player of the Year led Eastern Mass. with 45 goals and 61 points and was named to the EMass, All-State, and All-New England first teams. Dowd excelled in the playoffs as well, scoring two second-half goals in a win over undefeated Winchester in the Division 1 North semifinal.

Anna Fang

Phillips Andover, Senior, Defense
Fang was the cornerstone of an Andover defense that carried a seventh seed in the NEPSAC tournament to three straight 1-0 wins over the second, third, and first seeds to win the championship. Her perfect direct kick from 40 yards set up the winning goal in the championship game.

Patricia Giglio

Acton-Boxborough, Senior, Defense
The two-time Dual County League first-team All-Star helped the Colonials surrender only five goals, recording 19 shutouts along the way. The captain helped the Colonials to an 87-4-2 record (67 shutouts) for her career. Giglio has a 4.2 GPA and will play soccer at Holy Cross.

Lucy Gildein

Masconomet, Senior, Midfield
The Sacred Heart-bound center midfielder was the Cape Ann League's leading scorer and co-Player of the Year this season. A three-time CAL All-Star and 2009 EMass first-team honoree, Gildein totaled more than 100 points in four varsity seasons, leading the Chieftains to three straight CAL titles.

Jamie Harris

Lynnfield, Senior, Forward
The All-State selection leaves as the Pioneers' all-time leading scorer with 87 goals and 35 assists. The striker had a banner year in 2009, being named the Cape Ann League co-Player of the Year. The All-New England selection and EMass All-Star also was the CAL Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008.

Lauren Hoole

Central Catholic, Senior, Goalkeeper
The Merrimack Valley Player of the Year and All-State selection allowed just 0.75 goals per game in 2009. The EMass first-team keeper is also a two-time Bay State Games participant, earning a silver medal this year. In two years as the varsity starter, Hoole has 23 shutouts.

Hillary Howe

Newton Country Day, Junior
The MVP of the EIL, Howe was the leading scorer in the conference tallying 22 goals and eight assists this season, while helping to lead NCD to the EIL title. She is an honors student who also plays club soccer for Inter SC in Boston.

Beverly Leon

Milton Academy, Senior, Forward
Milton Academy's leading scorer this year and for all four years she's played, Leon was the ISL's Offensive MVP this fall. She's a three-time ISL All-Star and was the team captain this fall. Leon also plays basketball and runs track and she's committed to Columbia to play soccer.

Caitlin Martell

Cardinal Spellman, Senior, Midfield
Martell was instrumental in Cardinal Spellman's Division 2 state championship victory. An attacking midfielder with a defensive mindset, Martell was named to the All-State team in 2009. The National Honor Society Student is also a two-time EMass All-Star.

Marina Moschitto

Brooks, Senior, Midfield
A three-time all ISL player, Moschitto capped a brilliant career with 10 goals and six assists in helping lead Brooks to a 9-2-3 season. She is also a two-time ISL all-star in ice hockey for Brooks. The honor student plans to play soccer at Dartmouth.

Corey Persson

Danvers, Sophomore, Forward
The All-American scored 42 goals in just her second high school season, and added 13 assists. Persson, an avid skier and snowboarder, has accumulated 66 goals and 26 assists in just two seasons.

Brittany Russo

Danvers, Junior, Forward
An All-State selection, this scoring dynamo netted 38 goals and 16 assists in 2009. Russo has already compiled an impressive resume that includes three Northeastern Conference All-Star teams and two EMass All-Star selections. Russo will enter her senior season with 77 goals.

Hillary Savoy

Winchester, Senior, Midfield
The Middlesex League MVP dominated the middle of the field for the Sachems, recording 10 goals and 12 assists in 2009. Savoy is a true two-way player; her defensive efforts helped the Sachems to the Division 1 North semifinals. The two-time EMass All-Star is a proven winner, leading the Sachems to a 33-0-3 record in her final two seasons.

Patrice Vettori

Dedham, Senior, Forward
The Bay State League MVP is the leading scorer in Dedham history with 122 points. The four-time Bay State All-Star had 23 goals and 12 assists this season to earn All-New England and All-State first-team honors. The South MVP in the EMass All-Star game will play soccer at Boston College.

Coach of the Year

David Floeck

Whitman-Hanson, Division 1
Floeck led the Panthers to an 18-2-3 mark and the school's first Division 1 South Sectional title. The EMass Soccer Coaches Association tabbed Floeck as their Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Michael Perry

Cardinal Spellman, Division 2
After an impressive 21-2-1 regular season, the Cardinals won the Division 2 state championship under Perry's guidance. He was named the Globe's Division 2 Coach of the Year in 2006 after he took Cardinal Spellman to the state finals.

Denis Cutler

Millis, Division 3
Also named the 2009 EMass Girls' Soccer Coach of the Year, Cutler led Division 3 champ Millis to its first state title. The Mohawks bought into Cutler's defensive philosophies, allowing just two goals in seven postseason games.

How we picked the team

The All-Scholastic girls' soccer team was selected by the Boston Globe's school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Charlie Peters.


Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Brittany Kent. Falmouth: Andrea D'Hedouville, Sarah Gordon. Marshfield: Kelsie DeKarski, Jess Lane, Julie McCauley. Nauset: Madie Walters. Plymouth North: Ashleigh Berg, Shana Follette, Liz Lincoln. Plymouth South: Tayla Andrews, Anastasia Kopp, Cayla Thomas. Sandwich: Ashley Giannakoulis, Allison Lizzotte, Liz Manganella, Paige Wilcox.

Bay State
Braintree: Siobhan Flaherty, Shannon Loschiavo. Brookline: Lily Lanier. Dedham: Lydia Caissy, Jenna Savi, Patrice Vettori. Framingham: Isabella DeSouza, Alex Doody. Milton: Micaela Butlin, Erin Feeney, Catherine Hartigan, Josette LaRochelle. Natick: Katy Biagi, Mai Mitsuyama. Needham: Kathryn Rayner, Coleen Rizzo, Christine Salans, Courtney Steeves. Norwood: Susan Orlando, Corey Ryan. Walpole: Katherine Brady, Kathrine Brady. Wellesley: Bianca Calderone, Carly Dee. Weymouth: Vicky Dinatale, Maddie Manning.

Big Three
Brockton: Morgan Branco, Jennifer Love, Kelsey Sheridan, Kate Wegener, Amy Yang, Sunshine Yang. Durfee: Jessica Medeiros, Jordon Prescott, Holly Santos. New Bedford: Braley Friere, Emilie Pires, Margarey Poyant, Alyssa Roach.

Boston City
Latin Academy: Gabriella Coletta, Elizabeth Rockett.

Cape Ann
Amesbury: Rebecca Crochiere. Georgetown: Casey Decareau. Hamilton-Wenham: Caroline Savasta. Ipswich: Stephanie Sutherby. Lynnfield: Jamie Harris, Carolyn LaRosa. Masconomet: Lucy Gildein, Blair Shrewsbury. Newburyport: Grace Curry. North Andover: Katie Maroney, Jackie Sullivan. North Reading: Lauren Pawlowski. Pentucket: Haley DesRosiers. Rockport: Lauren Donnelly. Triton: Sam Marino. Wilmington: Brittany McLaughlin.

Catholic Central
Arlington Catholic: Teresa Busiek, Katie D'Entremont, Elizabeth DeBenedictis, Arianna DiOrio, Laura Maunsell, Lindsey Roche. Austin Prep: Kasey Mammula, Anya Sokolova. Bishop Fenwick: Jill Dean, Brittany Dolan, Kristen Verette. Cardinal Spellman: Chelsea Barbetto, Caitlin Martell, Kate Silva, Alannah Vargus. St. Mary's: Michelle Macchione, Courtney Winters.

Chelsea: Elsi Cruz, Yury Morales, Katerin Romero. Greater Lowell: Rachel Garabedian, Adriana Panagiotopoulos, Keosokthear San, Sara Sequeira. Lynn Tech: Shanel Bird, Shaniqua Holcombe. Minuteman: Sophie Jean-Francois, Li Wigren. Mystic Valley: Meghan Holden, Stephanie Lin, Johanna McPherson, Helena Whitlow. North Shore: Emily Pontes, Katryna Smith, Ashlee Suzor, Amber Ventrillo, Jessica Ventrillo. Northeast: Shannon Bentley, Manuela Pinedo-Sedano, Stephanie Velez. Presentation of Mary: Susan Fournier, Meg McDonough. Shawsheen: Kim Barriss, Jenn Carroll, Sabrina Gomes, Janel Madore, Jenna Zechner.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Hayley Brock, Alexandra Diorio, Kristen Gargiulo, Patricia Giglio, Marie Margolius, Jessie Wiggins. Arlington: Rebecca Robinson, Brett Whelan. Bedford: Gabby Bard, Louisa Bauer, Taylor DeLaPena. Boston Latin: Keturah Gordon, Christiana Hynds. Concord-Carlisle: HIllary Cook, Andrea O'Brien, Jamie Potter, Jacqueline Winter. Lincoln-Sudbury: Madison Acton, Cassie Bursma, Elizabeth Newman, Rachel Sexton, Jenna Vercollone. Newton South: Karina Berenbaum, Hannah Nussbaum, Tori Swartz. Tyngsborough: Ashley Clement, Rebecca Wickens. Wayland: Liz Doyon, Kenzie Jones, Maeve Moynihan, Claire Nishioka, Mel Sperling. Westford: Hayley Katkowski, Jennifer Larrick, Alexa St. Martin, Caty Sheridan. Weston: Abby D'Angelo, Emma Dagres.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Siobhan Devoy, Anne Galvin, Jordan Logue, Elaine Martin, Jessica Miller, Jennifer Samson. Bishop Stang: Elizabeth Calnan, Grace Carroll, Kathryn Darmody. Coyle & Cassidy: Kelsey Dermody, Brenna Gonsalves. Martha's Vineyard: Crystal Miske. Somerset: Jennifer O'Rourke, Cassandra Prario.

Eastern Independent
Bancroft: Meg Anderson. Beaver Country Day: Ibie Yardley. Berwick: Hannah Moran. Concord Academy: Eileen Young. Dana Hall: Dakota Donovan, Sarah Gray. Lexington Christian: Elizabeth Davis, Marley Vazquez. Newton Country Day: Hillary Howe, Madison Sargis, Katie Sewall. Pingree: Ari Twomey. Portsmouth Abbey: Jasmin Amaral, Katie Sgarro. Winsor: Car Farkas, Lydia Mitchell.

Founders League
Hotchkiss: Grace Dickinson. Kent: Chelsea Fagan. Loomis Chaffee: Kate McCarthy.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Brenna Hilferty, Sarah Simmons. Everett: Zoulikha Madkour, Tracey Nicholson. Malden: Thamara Eler, Rachel Kirchner. Medford: Lauren Bandonian, Kristina Bove, Robin Carpenter, Kaitlyn Flynn, Meaghan Woods. Somerville: Jackie Condon, Natalie Henrique, Cassie Marsden, Molly Tyler.

Canton: Lauren Berman, Nora Bosteels, Kelsey Rausch, Krista Scozzari. Foxborough: Rachel Jameson, Carley Martyniak, Gianna Roma. Franklin: Heather Grove, Kristi Kirshe, Eileen Segreve. King Philip: Sarah Shipley. Mansfield: Erin Bruno, Jackie McPherson. North Attleborough: Ashleigh Chretien, Jillian Haney. Oliver Ames: Carly Frazier, Emily Grotz, Sydney Spiegal. Sharon: Samm Alves. Stoughton: Adrienne Lobrano.

Brimmer & May: Hannah Margolis. Chapel Hill: Marjorie Schmidt. Gann Academy: Nancy Epstein, Yael Nurko. Landmark: Bryanna Angus. Montrose: Olivia Aha, Katherine Casey, Alice Pottackal. Waring: Celia Balf, Allie Hinrichs, Colleen O'Brien.

Brooks: Lowell Abbott, Marina Moschitto. BB&N: Celia Alvarez. Governor's Academy: Ashley Blanks. Groton: Adriana Pulford. Middlesex: Wally Pierce. Milton Academy: Beverly Leon. Nobles: Alex Johnson, Kate Makaroff, Corey Moynihan, Emily Wingrove. Rivers: Allison Brustowicz, Nicole Johnson, Shannon McSweeney. St. Mark's: Lauren Sheridan. St. Paul's: Christine Ferguson, Gaby Ransom. Thayer: Jess Clinton, Danny Sears.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Sam Arnold, Natalie Gibson. Central Catholic: Lauren Hoole, Megan Jowett, Nicolett Pelrine, Gabby Polce. Chelmsford: Meghan Hannah. Dracut: Brittany Silva, Alexa Zielinski. Haverhill: Casey Anderson, Molly Fitzgerald, Meghan Gulbrandsen. Lowell: Kristina Braga, Maggie Crowe. Methuen: Rachel Condon. Notre Dame (Tyngsborough): Kelsey Kaiser.

Belmont: Aoife O'Kelly, Kasey Reynolds, Laura Thurber. Burlington: Kiersten Merlino. Lexington: Emily Foley, Jackie Pounder, Samantha Woodward. Melrose: Maeve Downey, Emma McGowan. Reading: Desh Perera. Stoneham: Taylor Havican, Jennie La Colla, Clare Mansfield. Wakefield: Shannon Conin, Kelsey Delaney. Watertown: Mia De Paolis. Winchester: Kayla Austin, Christine Casey, Julie Favorito, Hillary Savoy. Woburn: Katie Knight, Callie Murphy.

Brewster Academy: Louise Warren. Deerfield: Connie Rhodes. Greenwich Academy: Eliza Hompe. Hamden Hall Country Day: Meg Alexander. Kingswood-Oxford: Liz Dietz. Lawrence: Baylie Lammare. Master's (Conn.): Nicole Rodriguez. Northfield Mt. Hermon: Mackenzie Collins. Phillips Andover: Amanda Brisco, Anna Fang. Phillips Exeter: Darby Henry. Pomfret: Jamie Samociuk. St. Luke's: Carla Nicasio. Southfield: Courtney Turner. Taft: Jenny Janeck. Tilton: Janelle McCann. Wheeler (R.I.): Kristina Morrocco. Wilbraham & Monson: Brittany Barry. Williams (Conn.): Kelsey McCarthy, Kristen Spain. Williston Northampton: Jenna Spooner. Worcester Academy: Christina Ruggieri.

Beverly: Monica Cassola, Sky Cowans, Bridget Leahy. Danvers: Becky Landers, Kellie Macdonald, Corey Persson, Brittany Russo, Tess Saunders, Allison Tivnan, Gabby Vega. Gloucester: Kali Cook, Clare Pleuler, Nicole Repucci, Katina Tibbetts. Lynn Classical: Kelly Deveney, Christine Francois. Lynn English: Megan Forti, Brittany Goulet, Shawna Henry. Marblehead: Gabrielle Carrick, Emma Crowley, Mary Keroack, Elizabeth Miller. Peabody: Casey Broughton, Cayla Bucci, Kara Digiacomo, Victoria Digiacomo, Hayley Dowd, Angela Ellison, Emily Manoogian. Revere: Melissa Adreani, Morgan Jenkins, Marisa Parent. Salem: Jasmine Bryant, Desiree DeLeon, Lauren Schaejbe, Audrey Wyke. Saugus: Jess Capozzi, Gabby Cogliano, Lauren Donato, Gina Repucci, Jackie Strangle, Melissa Toomey. Swampscott: Jen Cleary, Casey Connolly, Lisa Gambale, Erin Langan, Mallory McDonough. Winthrop: Haley Benson, Jenny Fucillo, Andrea Martucci.

Old Colony
Attleboro: marco Clifford, Sarah Jennings, Erin Woodhead. Barnstable: Brittan Morris, Sarah Nommensen, Haley Schacter. Bridgewater-Raynham: Amanda Brown, Kelsie Clark, Melissa Laubi, Reilly Lindsey. Dartmouth: Hilary Andrews, Kerin Gaydou, Sarah Johnson, Kelsey Leandro, Amy Wheaton. Taunton: Courtney George, Brianna Paiva, Veronica Roias.

Duxbury: Emily Brook, Caitlin Burke, Emily Gallagher, Melissa Gavin, Megan Woomer. Hanover: Lindsey Miller, Jennifer Toohey, Kelly Waldron. Hingham: Cate Bailey, Katie Hildreth, Elizabeth Leahy. Middleborough: Lauren Simao, Mel Thompson. North Quincy: Cara Murtagh. Pembroke: Jenna Bostwick, Amanda Pugliese, Renee Trudeau. Quincy: Amanda Sullivan. Randolph: Stephanie Goddard. Rockland: Sami Brady, Sam Cristoforo, Katelyn Krish, Julie Nutting. Scituate: Emily Fougere, Jess Szklut, Alanna Woodford. Silver Lake: Kellie Gomes, Meghan McHale, Julianna Morris, Haley Stack. Whitman-Hanson: Kerry Condon, Mary-Rose Griffin, Sam Mewis, Julie Monroe, Megan O'Leary, Victoria Zappi.

South Shore
Abington: Carolyn Creighton. Carver: Ashley Fruzzetti, Jenna Szostak. Cohasset: Caroline Fein, Meredith Kelly, Tori Lehr. East Bridgewater: Rachel Blauner, Rachel Fasanello, Ari Goldberg. Harwich: Jen Gonsalves, Liz Thompson. Hull: Ashleigh Condon, Mackenzie Shanahan, Stephanie Striglio. Mashpee: Aurianna Franco, Katie Nelson. Norwell: Kate McDonald, Kara O'Connell, Krista Prouty, Jill Sheeran.

Ashland: Sam Otten. Dover-Sherborn: Natalie Heffernan, McCleary Philbin. Holliston: Marissa Bynoe, Christine Mendoza, Kelsey Regan. Hopkinton: Bri McSweeney, Micah Utrich. Medfield: Christine Bellotti, Katie Kelly, Jen Russo, Kate Wasley. Medway: Sarah Coakley. Millis: Molly Breen, Amanda Vecchi, Olivia Zitoli. Norton: Meagan Elliott, Stephanie Powers. Westwood: Kelly Casey.