Boston High School: Emma Dagres

Preseason MIAA All-State girls lax team

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The high school lacrosse season kicks off this week for many top teams across the state. Here is our preseason MIAA girls lacrosse All-State Team and Watch List, as compiled by ESPNBoston.com staff and correspondents.

SUPER TEAM
Madison Acton, Sr. A, Lincoln-Sudbury
Shelby Aubin, Sr. D, Needham
Ally Fazio, Sr. A, Andover
Anne Farnham, Sr. D, Andover
Megan Hennessy, Jr. M, Winchester
Rachel Massicotte, Sr. G, Wayland
Laura McHoul, Sr. M, Westwood
Anna Petrunich, Sr. M, Westborough
Kate Rich, Sr. M, Westwood
Caroline Rizzo, Sr. A, Notre Dame (Hingham)
Rachel Sexton, Sr. A, Lincoln-Sudbury
Tory Waldstein, Sr. D, Needham

WATCH LIST
Casey Blakeney, Sr. M, Wachusett
Olivia Boudreau, Sr. M, North Andover
Shelby Boudreau, Sr. M, North Andover
Mollie Brown, Sr. G, Westwood
Alexa Cambi, Sr. M, Longmeadow
Tess Chandler, Sr. M, Hopkinton
Catherine Conley, Soph. A, Needham
Elizabeth Constant, Sr. M, Ipswich
Emma Dagres, Sr. A, Weston
Natalie Devine, Sr. M, Fontbonne
Erika Eipp, Sr. A, Groton-Dunstable
Kate Farnham, Sr. D, Andover
Sara Ganio, Sr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury
Emily Giumetti, Jr. M, Duxbury
Rebecca Graves, Sr. M, Bishop Fenwick
Ella Hazar, Soph. A, Westwood
Emmy Horton, Sr. M, Duxbury
Christine Johnson, Sr. M, Reading
Meaghan Jane Keefe, Jr. A, Andover
Jenna Liljeberg, Sr. A, King Philip
Eileen McDonald, Sr. A, Longmeadow
Molly McNamara, Sr. M, Wellesley
Julia Meehan, Sr. M, Weston
Carly O’Connell, Sr. A, Algonquin
Maria Platsidakis, Jr. G, Mansfield
Kathryn Riley, Sr. M, King Philip
Sarah Smith, Jr. M, Acton-Boxborough
Amber Tobin, Sr. M, Minnechaug

Our MIAA Girls Lacrosse All-State Team

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THE STARTING ELEVEN

Sarah Biron, Sr. M, Westwood
Biron spearheaded arguably the state’s most potent attack, as the Wolverines scored 461 goals in a 25-0-1 season that resulted in their third state title in four years. Biron finishes with a decorated career, totaling 337 points – including an 88-goal, 31-assist campaign this year. The All-American will play at Johns Hopkins next year.

Blake Dietrick, Sr. M, Wellesley
The two-time All-American leaves as one of the best all-around athletes in school history. For her career under outgoing lacrosse coach Chris Molonea, she finishes with a school record 511 career points, including 79 goals and 45 assists this season as the Raiders lost in the D1 South semifinals to state champ Westwood. Dietrick was also a starter on ESPNBoston’s inaugural Girls Basketball All-State Team. She will continue her career next season at Princeton.

Katie Ott, Sr. A, Medfield
One of the state’s premier attackers, Ott finishes her career with the Warriors as one of the all-time leading scorers, with 329 points. She had 85 goals and 38 assists this season for the 17-3 Warriors, who lost in the D2 South quarterfinals. An All-American selection, Ott will play next year at Boston University.

Jamie Potter, Sr. M, Concord-Carlisle
One of the Patriots’ leading all-around athletes having captained three sports this year, Potter leaves behind a decorated career. Her 304 career points are most all-time in school history; this season, she registered 75 goals and 37 assists as the Patriots made the D1 North semifinals. She will play next year at Harvard.

Laura McHoul, Jr. M, Westwood
Another intregral part of the Wolverines’ multi-pronged attack, McHoul earned All-American nods after turning in a stellar junior season with an astounding 172 points (86 goals, 86 assists). In two seasons, she has 236 career points. McHoul is currently committed to the University of New Hampshire.

Kate Rich, Jr. M, Westwood
Rich was one of three Wolverines to put in 100-point seasons, registering 93 goals and 35 assists to earn All-American honors. For her career, she has 277 points. Rich is verbally committed to Boston College.

Amanda McLaughlin, Sr. M, Minnechaug
Her goal totals don’t stack up against the eye-popping numbers of her counterparts, but it would be hard-pressed to find a better set-up teammate than McLaughlin. Her 57 assists to go along with 20 goals earned her All-American nods this season. She will continue her career next season at Northwestern.

Rachel Igoe, Sr. M, Framingham
The two-time All-American led a Framingham attack that struggled early in the season, but caught steam late and made a run to the D1 North quarterfinals, losing a heartbreaker in overtime to Concord-Carlisle. For her career, she registered 238 points. Igoe will join her sister Kristin at Boston College next season.

Anne Farnham, Jr. D, Andover
A member of the Golden Warriors’ D1 state champion field hockey team in the fall, Farnham and her twin sister Kate formed one of the stingiest back lines in the state. Anne registered 17 goals and 15 assists, and led the Warriors in draw controls, earning All-American honors in the process. Both Anne and Kate are verbally committed to UMass.

Madison Acton, Jr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury
For her career, Acton has 239 points, including a 68-goal, 37-assist campaign this season as the Warriors advanced to the D1 Eastern Mass final before losing to state champ Westwood. Acton earned All-American distinction, and is verbally committed to Duke.

Liz Holmes, Sr. G, Longmeadow
Also a goalkeeper for the Lancers’ field hockey team that made the D1 West final, Holmes helped run a stingy defense that allowed 7.4 goals per game, aided by her 152 saves. Holmes will continue her career next year at Marist.

BEST OF THE REST

Katy Ananian, Sr. G, Belmont
Shelby Aubin, Jr. M, Needham
Abby Bunting, Sr. M, Wellesley
Jen Caro, Sr. A, Andover
Emma Dagres, Jr. A, Weston
Erika Eipp, Jr. M, Groton-Dunstable
Kate Farnham, Jr. D, Andover
Ally Fazio, Jr. A/M, Andover
Rebecca Graves, Jr. A, Bishop Fenwick
Emily King, Sr. M, Northampton
Megan Hennessey, Soph. M, Winchester
Cassandra McGill, Sr. A, Westborough
Mary O’Connell, Soph. A, Norwell
Anna Petrunich, Jr. M, Westborough
Kate Riley, Jr. M, King Philip
Jessica Roach, Sr. M, Notre Dame (Hingham)
Brooke Rudden, Sr. A, Hopkinton
Stephanie Sabatini, Sr. M, Longmeadow
Rachel Sexton, Jr. M, Lincoln-Sudbury
Karaline Smith, Sr. M, Acton-Boxborough
Tory Waldstein, Jr. M, Needham

Dagres, Linde brilliant for Weston, nab D3 title

November, 20, 2010
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WORCESTER, Mass. -- Emma Dagres scored two goals, one a rebound and the other with some speed and fancy ball handling, to lead the Weston Wildcats to the Division III girls’ soccer final, 3-1.

” When I came in here, confidence was at rock-bottom,” said Weston coach James Blackwell. “There were players descending to every other sport than soccer. Soccer was something they’d go and do for fun, and we came in and just said, ’You know what? We’ve got some good players here. I believe in you, we’re going to work hard, apply ourselves, and get to where want to get to.’[And it’s worked out alright. We’re pleased, very pleased.”

Dagres’ first goal came from a goalie save that bounced out and came back into play. Doing her best Shaq impression, Dagres took the rebound and slammed it in the hole, putting her team up 2-0 at 15:17 in the first half and making a lasting mark on the Sutton team, as she was the first opponent to have during live against Sutton all season.

“All year, until their second goal, we hadn’t given up a goal in regular play,” said Sutton head coach David Payne. “We gave up seven during the regular season, and they were all off either a free kick or a corner, set piece.”

Dagres second goal came with 25:51 in the second half. As she was dribbling across the field approaching the Sutton goal, the goal tender came out of the goal, a move that she would regret. With one defender in front of her, Dagres broke left, avoided the defender’s attempt at a steal and with an empty goal launched a missile that hit net, sending shockwaves through the stands.

“Offensively, we try and pass the ball in the corners for me to run to it,” said Dagres. “Because I can use my speed to my advantage, that’s exactly what I did on my second goal. They passed a great ball through, and I just used my speed to get around the goalie and then pass it in the net. But our offense, we’re always really intense and competitive, and that just helps us score a lot.”

The scoring for Weston was started by a Madeline Linde on a free kick at 26:14 in the first half. From thirty yards out, she launched the ball to the top far corner out of the goalie’s reach.

“I’m kinda speechless,” said Linde of the feeling after the win. “I never thought it would have happened. Right now, I’m just so happy. I don’t even know what to say, it’s crazy but we did it. And I’m just so happy.”

“Maddy and I have been really close for a long time, so the camaraderie definitely helps our success,” added Dagres. “We’re basically the same person when it comes to soccer. We know where we want the ball, we know how to pass it to feet, we know how to pass it through so we can run onto it. We just connect so well, and we’ve been playing together for two years, so it works."

Weston claws its way to D-3 final

November, 18, 2010
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WEYMOUTH, Mass. -- Weston head coach James Blackwell was laughed at by every member of his team and most of the town when he exclaimed that his team was going to win the state finals this year.

That bold statement came after a paltry six-win season in 2009, but now the Wildcats are one win away from that very promise.

Weston's amazing turnaround continued as the Wildcats edged Dover-Sherborn, 2-1, in the Division III state semifinals held at Weymouth High School. With the victory, Weston moves on to the state finals this Saturday at 11 a.m. to face the winner of Central champion Sutton and West champ Gateway.

Emma Dagres scored both tallies for Weston, who improved to 16-5-2 after not even reaching the state playoff tournament only a year ago. The junior striker scored goals in the 37th and 39th minutes of the game with the second goal coming seconds before the halftime whistle. The eventual game-winner was off a goal kick from sophomore Madeline Linde which beat the Raiders' defense and allowed Dagres to hit the back of the net in stride.

“We knew going up two goals would put it in the bag and even though they scored once we were able to manage," said Dagres. “(Blackwell) always stresses to be up two goals because at 1-0 a team can tie it up and make it basically 0-0 again."

The two goals came less then three minutes apart with Dagres keeping the ball on the ground to beat Dover-Sherborn netminder Jessica Goudreault twice in similar fashion as Goudreault challenged Dagres outside the box on both occasions.

The two tallies were just enough for sophomore goaltender Alissa Duffey, who found herself in a pickle in the second half with tremendous pressure coming from Dover-Sherborn crosses and corner kicks in the final six minutes of regulation. The Raiders had a chance to have both boys' and girls' soccer teams represent the school in the state finals, but the girls came up just short of the final prize despite controlling the offensive pressure for most of the second half.

After letting up a Maddie Dunn goal in the 44th minute of play, Duffey settled down and was outstanding with four huge saves down the stretch to save the one-goal win. The victory gives Weston their first trip the the state finals in 11 years.

“If it's not Emma, then it's Maddy (Linde)," said Blackwell, who is only in his first year at the helm, about his two young strikers. “It seems if one is doing the scoring, then the next game the other one steps up but this is huge for our program and yeah, they laughed at me before the season but here we are now.”

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