Boston High School: Liz Holmes

Our MIAA Girls Lacrosse All-State Team

June, 30, 2011

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.


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

Andover controls ball, Division 1 championship

November, 20, 2010

WORCESTER, Mass. -- Speed runs deep in the Andover field hockey program, and in this morning's Division 1 state championship game, Algonquin Regional found itself in store of a huge dosage.

The Golden Warriors dominated possession throughout the morning at Worcester State's Coughlin Field, leading to 18 penalty corners while yielding none to the Tomahawks, as they cruised to a 3-1 victory to capture their first field hockey state title in school history.

"They just wanted it," head coach Maureen Noone said. "They were just going crazy. I think at first, they needed to settle a little bit, and needed to make things happen instead of playing their (Algonquin's) game."

Said junior forward Anne Farnham, who tallied the final two goals of the afternoon, "I'm just amazed right now, just coming here and winning. It's just a sweet victory."

Led by an aggressive midfield in Taylor Farris, Jill Manning (three assists) and Northeastern-bound senior Laura Dimitruk, the Golden Warriors (24-0-0) took it to the defense of the Tomahawks (15-3-4) early and often. Ten minutes in, they notched their first goal of the day on a penalty corner from the right. Manning cradled ball at the top of the circle and slid it across to Dimitruk, who fired from five yards out and hit the middle of the cage.

Liz Holmes came through with an equalizer with 11 minutes to go in the half, crashing to the far post and putting back a Nikki Wrin shot from the right side near the top of the circle. But from therein, the Warriors kicked it into another gear and dominated ball control.

At the eight-minute mark of the half, Farnham made it 2-1 with a one-timer at the far post, off of a penalty corner after Manning rolled the ball across the crease. And in the second half, the speedy Andover forward line forced the Tomahawks to crowd their own half-circle, and only managed to come across into the Andover zone twice. Farnham closed out the scoring with 58 seconds left, tipping in a pass from Manning to make it 3-1.

"We just tried to talk a lot as a team," Manning said. "We tried to communicate with each other, and tell each other what was open, where to go. Basically, we just tell each other alot to communicate."

Not to be overlooked in the defeat, however, was Algonquin's goalie Channing Moreland. The junior plays with an unorthodox sliding style, staying low to the turf, often diving to the turf and laying out across the crease. The style isn't one seen too often by the Warriors, which forced them to take more deliberate shots off the ground.

Moreland was credited with 16 saves in the loss, while Dina Hagigeorges needed just four saves to pick up the win for Andover.

"It was more, we were looking to lift the ball and get it in," Farnham said. "Yeah, she did slide a lot, lie down. But eventually, we got there."