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MIAA hockey midseason All-State teams

BOYS

1st Team

F – Liam Coughlin, Sr., Catholic Memorial

F – Brian Pinho, Sr., St. John’s Prep

F – Ara Nazarian, Soph., Malden Catholic

D – Casey Fitzgerald, Soph., Malden Catholic

D – Matt Foley, Sr., Springfield Cathedral

G – Peter Cronin, Sr., BC High

2nd Team

F – Sam D’Antuono, Soph., Hingham

F – Mike Kelleher, Sr., Central Catholic

F – Cam Owens, Sr., Wilmington

D – Bryan Nelson, Jr., St. John's (Shrewsbury)

D – Jack Williams, Sr., Springfield Cathedral

G – Drew Foley, Jr., Wilmington

GIRLS

1st Team

F – Alison Butler, Sr., St. Mary’s (Lynn)

F – Jane Freda, Sr., Hingham

F – Kayla Smith, Sr., Woburn

D – Cassandra Connolly, Sr., Woburn

D – Annie Messuri, Jr., Acton-Boxborough

G – Courtney Davis, Jr., Woburn

2nd Team

F – Kaleigh Finigan, Sr., St. Mary's (Lynn)

F – Hannah Murphy, Sr., Duxbury

F - Adrieanna Rossini, Soph., Arlington Catholic

D – Tatiana Doucette, Jr., St. Mary’s (Lynn)

D – Alexx Good, Sr., Falmouth

G – Maddie Scavotto, Soph., Falmouth

WHO COULD BE THERE

Aside from those named to our first two teams, there are a plenty of deserving candidates across the state that made for some very hard decisions.

Here's a peak at few players who were on the cusp and who are worth keeping tabs on as we near tournament time:

Tom Besinger, Sr. F, BC High: His two-goal performance in Saturday night's comeback win over Catholic Memorial tells you everything you need to know about the shifty center.

Eddie Pratt, Sr. F, Xaverian: It wouldn't be too outlandish to say that you could make a strong case for the power forward (15-11-26) as the Catholic Conference MVP.

Jack Kilty, Sr. F, Medway: Don't let the fact that the Mustangs play in D3 detract from his resume (17-17-34); he could skate on any line in the state.

Nick Rolli, Sr. D, Malden Catholic: It's been an up-and-down year for the Lancers, but the blue-liner is a steadying force, playing on all units.

Alex Buckley, Sr. G, Newburyport: In terms of shots seen, it's hard to beat his 94.8 save percentage.

Tim Birarelli, Soph. G, Beverly: The Panthers' offense gets a lot of the pub, but the second-year backstop has been a revelation this year as they've surrendered just 10 goals on the season.

Brittani Lanzilli, Jr. F, Medford: After transferring back from St. Mary's, she'll lead the Mustangs as far as they can go.

Maggie Layo, Jr. F, Sandwich: Among the leading scorers in the state (11-33-44), she's a huge part why no one will want to cross paths with the Blue Knights in D2.

Hannah Wright, Sr. D, Arlington: As close to a shut-down blue-liner as you'll find in MIAA hockey this year.

Shannon O'Neil, Sr. G, Austin Prep: Perhaps the toughest decision to make among all of them in a particularly good year of goaltending in the girls' game. A 97.2 percentage and six shutouts is about as good as it gets.