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Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sabrina Iannetti is ESPN Boston Miss Hockey

By ESPNBoston.com

ESPNBoston.com High Schools named its inaugural Miss Hockey Award winner today, recognizing St. Mary’s of Lynn senior forward Sabrina Iannetti as the top female high school hockey player in the state.

The Miss Hockey Award winner was chosen by a panel of experts made up of ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents and high school hockey coaches. Iannetti will be presented with the award at a later date.

“During its historic unbeaten streak, St. Mary’s proved to be the strongest team on the ice night after night and Sabrina Iannetti has been no small part of that success,” said Scott Barboza, co-editor of ESPN Boston High Schools. “The speed at which she plays the game is rare and her talent has been evident ever since she skated with the St. Mary’s program as a seventh-grader.

“She was as potent a threat on offense as she was an integral part of the Spartans’ defensive scheme, the truest sense of an all-around player. We are thrilled to have Sabrina as the very first recipient of this award.”

The Spartans captain and Lynn resident was a vital member of the program’s state record 100-game unbeaten streak — which was not snapped until the quarterfinal round of this year’s MIAA Division 1 state tournament in an overtime loss to Hingham — and Division 1 championship teams in 2008, ’09 and ‘10.

Iannetti tallied 29 goals and 24 assists for 53 points during the regular season. For her varsity career, which began back in seventh grade Iannetti racked up 169 total points.

Iannetti will attend Saint Anselm College where she will play hockey next season.