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ESPN Boston MIAA All-State Girls Lacrosse Team

6/26/2012

STARTING ELEVEN

Attack – Madison Acton, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury

Acton was a two-way star for the Warriors, amassing 160 points (100 goals, 60 assists) to go along with 75 ground balls in the defensive end as L-S won the Division 1 North sectional before falling to state champion Westwood. Acton was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for the second time this year, and will continue her career next spring at Duke University.

Attack – Ally Fazio, Sr., Andover

The UConn-bound Fazio capped a remarkable senior season at Andover by setting a school single-season record for points scored (122). She leaves Andover as the Golden Warriors' all-time leader in career points (304 - 175 goals, 129 assists), and was named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse.

Midfield – Laura McHoul, Sr., Westwood

This year's Miss Lacrosse recipient turned in a dominant season for the Wolverines, recording 63 goals and 85 assists as the Wolverines won their second straight Division 1 state title, and third in the last four years. She leaves Westwood with 426 career points and two U.S. Lacrosse All-American nods. McHoul will continue her career next spring at the University of New Hampshire.

Midfield – Carly O’Connell, Sr., Algonquin

It was an historic season of uncharted waters for the Tomahawks, who made their first-ever Division 1 state final appearance in school history. And at the forefront was O'Connell, who totaled 78 goals and 67 assists on the year and earned a U.S. Lacrosse All-American nod. She will play next year at the University of Oregon.

Midfield – Tess Chandler, Jr., Hopkinton

One year after the Hillers' Division 2 state championship run, the Boston College commit nearly led them to a repeat, falling in a thriller to Medfield in the D2 South final. She was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American for her efforts, and has over 200 goals so far in her career.

Midfield – Megan Hennessy, Jr., Winchester

A returning All-Stater, Hennessy led the Sachems to a third straight Division 2 North title, and they nearly won the state title for the second year in a row. Hennessy scored 79 goals this season, and has nearly 300 points for her career. The Harvard commit was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American this spring.

Midfield – Kate Rich, Sr., Westwood

One of the most dynamic scorers on a team full of them, the Boston College-bound Rich turned in another brilliant season to lead the Wolverines to a second straight Division 1 state title. She netted 83 goals and finished her career with 379 points, and is a two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American.

Midfield – Rachel Sexton, Sr., Lincoln-Sudbury

One of the state's premier defensive midfielders, Sexton added quite the offensive touch to an attack that averaging over 17 goals a game. She netted over 100 goals this season, and finished her career with 308 points, as the Warriors won the Division 1 North sectional. Sexton is a two-time U.S. Lacrosse All-American and will continued her career next year at Notre Dame.

Defense – Kate Farnham, Sr., Andover

The speedy Farnham was part of two state champion field hockey squads, and translated those stick skills well in the defensive end these past two springs. She led the Golden Warriors in ground balls this season, and together with her twin sister Anne formed a lockdown defense that allowed seven goals per game. She was named a U.S. Lacrosse All-American one year after Anne took such honors as a junior. Both will play next spring at UMass.

Defense – Tory Waldstein, Sr., Needham

A three-sport star, Waldstein led the Rockets to one of their best seasons in school history, losing to eventual state champ Westwood in the Division 1 South finals. She was named an All-American by U.S. Lacrosse for the second time in her career, and she will play next spring at Harvard University.

Goalie – Annee O’Connor, Soph., Needham

The Rockets call it simply "Annee Time" when the sophomore is feeling it, and she was as good as any this season, routinely racking up double-digit save totals as the Rockets reached the Division 1 South Final. With her in net, the Rockets were one of the state's stingiest defenses, allowing 6.7 goals per game.

SECOND UNIT

Attack – Ela Hazar, Soph., Westwood

Attack – Caroline Rizzo, Sr., Notre Dame (Hingham)

Attack - Erika Eipp, Sr., Groton-Dunstable

Midfield – Alex Dalton, Jr., Notre Dame (Hingham)

Midfield – Maggie Connolly, Sr., Winchester

Midfield – Emily Zlevor, Sr., Medfield

Midfield – Kathryn Riley, Sr., King Philip

Midfield – Emmy Horton, Sr., Duxbury

Defense – Shelby Aubin, Sr., Needham

Defense – Anne Farnham, Sr., Andover

Goalie – Rachel Massicotte, Jr., Wayland

COACH OF THE YEAR

Beth O’Brien, Needham

Honorable Mention

Amy Arnold, Jr. A, Masconomet

Casey Blakeney, Sr. A, Wachusett

Amelia Brown, Jr. A, Notre Dame (Hingham)

Mollie Brown, Sr. G, Westwood

Elizabeth Constant, Sr. M, Ipswich

Emma Dagres, Sr. A, Weston

Natalie Devine, Sr. A/M, Fontbonne

Erika Eipp, Sr. M, Groton-Dunstable

Sarah Ganio, Sr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury

Emily Giumetti, Jr. M, Duxbury

Morgan Gott, Sr. M/D, Nauset

Rebecca Graves, Sr. M, Bishop Fenwick

Sarah Honan, Jr. G, Medfield

Madison Hughes, Sr. A, Martha’s Vineyard

Christine Johnson, Sr. A, Reading

M.J. Keefe, Jr. A, Andover

Julia Liljeberg, Sr. A, King Philip

Eileen McDonald, Sr. A/M, Longmeadow

Molly McNamara, Sr. M, Wellesley

Hannah Murphy, Sr. M, Duxbury

Maria Platsidakis, Jr. G, Mansfield

Abby Quirk, Jr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury

Julia Simmons, Jr. M, Notre Dame (Hingham)

Maddie Stenberg, Jr. M, Needham

Mariel Teague, Jr. M, Notre Dame (Hingham)

Amber Tobin, Sr. M, Minnechaug

Shelley Walsh, Sr. D, Westwood

Madeline Ward, Jr. M, Norwell