As senior captains, Julia Pochini and Alexa Sikalis led the field hockey team at Acton-Boxborough Regional to the Division 1 state title in 2009.
The two are captains once again, as starters in the midfield — Sikalis at the University of Masschusetts Amherst, the 14th-ranked program in Division 1, and Pochini at Babson College, the defending regular-season champion in the NEWMAC.
Pochini, who has started every game since her freshman year for the Division 3 program in Wellesley, enhanced her role as a go-to player at center-mid with six goals and seven assists last season.
Sikalis, who set the career scoring mark at A-B her senior season, started all 24 games at UMass last season, finishing with three goals and six assists in a march to the NCAA tourney. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Marvin Pave can be reached at email@example.com. Correspondent Lorenzo Recupero contributed to this story.