Tuesday, April 1, 2014
ESPN Boston MIAA Girls Basketball All-State Team
G – Ashley Russell, Jr. Braintree The 5-foot-10 point guard picked up a plethora of awards – including Bay State Conference MVP, Gatorade Player of the Year, and ESPN Boston Miss Basketball – as the Wamps captured their first Division 1 state championship since 2006. On the season Russell led the Wamps in points (13), rebounds (11), assists (5) and steals (4) per game.
G – Brianna Rudolph, Sr., St. Mary’s Rudolph averaged 23.8 points in the playoffs as the Spartans captured their second Division 3 state championship in four seasons. Overall the 6-foot Rudolph averaged 20.2 points per game and set the school single-season mark for total points (526). Despite missing 16 games as a sophomore, Rudolph finished her career as the school’s second all-time leading female scorer. She will continue her career next season at UMass-Lowell.
F – Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, Sr., Newton North The three-time Bay State Conference All-Star established herself as one of the state’s premier defenders, and finished her career going over 1,000 points and 500 rebounds as the Tigers reached the Division 1 South Final. She will continue her career next season at Holy Cross.
F – Bridget Herlihy, Jr., Braintree The 6-foot-1 former Bay State Conference MVP turned in another fine season this winter for the Wamps, averaging 10.5 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and three steals as they captured the Division 1 state title. Herlihy is drawing a good volume of Division 1 interest, including offers from Boston College, Virginia Tech, DePaul, William & Mary, Rhode Island and UMass.
F – Sam Hyslip, Sr., Westford The 6-foot forward is a two-time Dual County League MVP selection, and this winter led the Grey Ghosts to their first Division 1 State Final appearance in school history. Hyslip averaged 18 points and 11 rebounds on the season, and finishes her career with 1,295 career points. She’ll continue her career next season at Stonehill.
G – Lauren Petit, Sr., Medfield Big Blue fell short in its Division 2 state title defense, but the two-time Tri-Valley League MVP dazzled once again, averaging 13.7 points and four assists on the season. She will continue her career next season at Bowdoin College.
G – Catherine Stinson, Sr., Lynn English Stinson was named MVP of the Northeastern Conference for the second straight season as the Bulldogs went unbeaten in the regular season en route to the Division 1 North title. Stinson averaged 13.7 points, 7.5 assists, four rebounds and 3.7 steals.
F – Brianna Herlihy, Soph., Braintree The 6-footer was another key defensive cog on a Wamps team that ranked best among Division 1 schools in points allowed per game (34.8) and went unbeaten in Massachusetts. On the season, she averaged 10.8 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks. She has picked up interest from a number of Division 1 colleges, including an offer from Boston College.
F – Molly Reagan, Jr., Braintree The 6-foot-2 Reagan was a dangerous inside-out threat for the Wamps, manning the post while also demonstrating quality shooting from the wings. She averaged 10.8 points, eight rebounds and two blocks for the Wamps, and is also holds offers from Boston College, UMass and Holy Cross.
C – Maggie Mulligan, Sr., Boston Latin One of the most intimidating frontcourt players Massachusetts had to offer this season, the 6-foot-2 shot-swatter held her own for the Wolfpack, averaging 13.4 points, 12.5 rebounds and 7.6 blocks per game. She will continue her career next season at UMass.
G – Diondra Woumn, Sr., Lynn English The 5-foot-9 guard was one of the most integral pieces of one of the state’s best backcourts, averaging 14.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.4 steals and 2.7 assists as the Bulldogs captured the Division 1 North title. Woumn will continue her career next season at Franklin Pierce University.
G – De’Andra Humphries, Sr., New Mission The 5-foot-9 Humphries led the Titans to their first Division 4 State Final since they won it all in 2007, averaging a double-double for the season (20.5 points, 12 rebounds) and adding five steals per game. Humphries will continue her career next season at Bloomfield (N.J.) College.
F – Alana Gilmer, Jr., Archbishop Williams After a sputtering start for the Bishops, the 6-foot junior helped Archies to its second straight Division 3 South title, before falling to Catholic Central rival St. Mary’s in the Eastern Mass. Final. For the season, she averaged 21 points and nine rebounds.
F – Taj Lewis, Sr., Longmeadow In its first season of Division 2 membership, Lewis led the Lancers all the way to the D2 State Final, their first-ever state final appearance in school history. For the season, Lewis averaged 17 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks.
F – Kendra Hicks, Sr., Springfield Central The 6-foot-2 senior had one of the most explosive playoff runs of any individual in Massachusetts, as the Golden Eagles captured their first Division 1 West title since 2007. In four playoff games, she averaged 17.5 points and 10 rebounds and totaled eight blocks.
BEST OF THE REST Melissa Baptista, Sr. F, Somerville
Erin Cressman, Jr. F, Nashoba
Kristen Fechtelkotter, Sr. F, Medfield
Amber Filkins, Sr. G, Wareham
Maddie Foote, Jr. G, Duxbury
Brianna Frias, Sr. C, Holy Name
Catherine Harrison, Jr. F, Duxbury
Anna Kelly, Soph. F, Lexington
Jaszala Laracuente, Sr. G, New Mission
Taj Lewis, Sr. F, Northampton
Takora McIntyre, Soph. G, Fenway
Karlie O’Driscoll, Sr. F, Sharon
Sharell Sanders, Sr. G, St. Mary’s
Leah Spencer, Sr. G, Archbishop Williams
Courtney Walsh, Sr. F, Central Catholic
Anna Walther, Sr. F, Northampton