Meet the standout performers who earned All-Scholastic honors for their work this season.
Athletes of the Year
Division 1: St. Mary’s
Butler notched 37 goals and added 25 assists as the Spartans won their first state championship since 2010. The three-time Catholic Central League All-Star and MVP finished her career with 199 points. She has committed to play hockey at St. Anselm.
Division 1: Acton-Boxborough
Messuri led the state in scoring for defensemen, tallying 13 goals and 17 assists for the Colonials who reached the Division 1 quarterfinals. The junior also earned DCL/MVC Large MVP and All-Conference team honors.
Division 1: Arlington Catholic
The sophomore is best known for her clutch winning goals that earned Arlington Catholic last year’s state title and qualified her squad as a Division 1 state finalist this season. Rossini notched 22 goals and 15 assists this season.
Division 1: Woburn
The two-time Middlesex League MVP scored 34 goals and 29 assists to lead Woburn to the Division 1 state finals, losing in a shootout to St. Mary’s. Smith finished her career with 234 points, including 120 goals and 114 assists. She will play hockey at Salve Regina.
Division 2: Duxbury
Murphy led Duxbury to a three-peat as Division 2 state champs, posting 29 goals and 24 assists—a program record for most points. The SEMGHL All-Star became the 23d female in the state to join the 200-point club. She will play lacrosse for UMass-Amherst.
Division 2: Duxbury
The three-time SEMGHL All-Star captained her squad to its third consecutive Division 2 state championship. The junior led the state in goaltending for the third straight year, with a career-best 11 shutouts, 0.75 GAA and .959 save percentage. Myette also plays lacrosse.
Bomba was the first female athlete on a male team to be selected First-Team All-League in the history of the Cape Ann League. The three-year starter posted 55 consecutive starts, had a career GAA of 2.89, and recorded four career shutouts.
After starting her hockey career at Lynn English, Burt was the ISL co-MVP this year as the backstop for BB&N. She turned in a 1.60 goals against average with a .944 save percentage which earned her all-ISL and All-New England honors.
The two-time Bay State Conference All-Star totaled 39 goals and 18 assists this season and had 152 career points (104 goals, 48 assists). Connolly holds the school record for goals in a season with 40 (2011-12). She will play both ice hockey and field hockey at Amherst College.
Conway led the state in scoring with 52 goals, five shy of the record. The sophomore forward recorded a school-record seven goals in a single game (a 9-4 win over Waltham) and led her team to the Division 2 state semifinals.
The NEPSAC Division 2 MVP this season, Crawford was the backstop of Proctor’s defense this year. She was the top ranked goalie with the national development team last summer with a 1.0 GAA in 12 games. An honor student, she also plays soccer and lacrosse.
Davis was unbeaten in net in the regular season and finished with seven shutouts and a 1.12 GAA. The junior goalie, who has led the Tanners to three league titles, was named a Middlesex League All-Star and has a career 1.78 GAA.
St. Mary’s, senior
The five-time Catholic Central League All-Star amassed 17 goals and 28 assists to propel the Spartans to their fifth state championship. The Austin Prep transfer was second in scoring for St. Mary’s. The senior hopes to play softball at UMass-Lowell.
Freda, who scored 31 goals and 16 assists, is also a Patriot League All-Star in track and soccer. She scored the tying and winning goals to end St. Mary’s 100-game unbeaten streak en route to Hingham’s 2011 state title. She will play hockey at Middlebury.
The school’s all-time scoring leader unloaded 38 goals and 31 assists this season and earned a spot in the 200-point club. The junior also earned GEMIHL MVP honors and finished with a career 156 goals and 108 assists.
Lizotte collected 18 goals and 31 assists this season, earning the league MVP title. The three-time league All-Star ends her career with 175 points. She has committed to Bryant to play field hockey.Continued...