The Super Team
Elise Caira, Arlington Catholic
|The debate about the Catholic Conference's best player can be revived in the fall following the graduation of the two-time MVP. Caira leaves as the Cougars' all-time leading scorer (1,560 points), including a senior season in which she scored just under 25 points a game and led AC to its third straight league title. Also a two-time league MVP in volleyball, Caira will continue her basketball career at Bentley.|
Laniece Langford, Burke
|Langford has spent her career dominating the Boston City League, leading the Bulldogs to four straight City championships and earning three MVP awards. She led Eastern Mass. in scoring this season with 27.5 points per game and finished her career with almost 2,000 points. A three-time Scholar Athlete Award winner at Burke, Langford will attend St. John's on a full scholarship.|
Cerie Mosgrove, Needham
|It was the best season in the program's history, with Mosgrove the most influential factor in the Rockets' 22-1 campaign. The Bay State co-MVP averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds a game for the Division 1 South champions. A two-time All-Scholastic, Mosgrove led Needham in points and rebounds in each of her four years. She will play basketball at UMass.|
Sheylani Peddy, Melrose
|Peddy joins the Super Team for the second consecutive year after leading Melrose to a 21-2 record and a spot in the Division 2 North final. Peddy, the Middlesex MVP three straight years, leaves as the school's all-time leading scorer with over 1,500 career points. Peddy, who averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, and almost 6 steals a game this season, is undecided about her college plans.|
Carolyn Swords, Lincoln-Sudbury
|The Dual County League MVP improved every year with the Warriors, and helped the Warriors dominate their opponents en route to the Division 2 state championship. The 6-foot-5-inch center averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds a game this year, and ended her career with 1,212 points. The Massachusetts Player of the Year will attend Boston College on a scholarship.|
Denise Beliveau, Framingham
|Beliveau averaged 21.2 points and 10.1 rebounds a game and earned a share of the Bay State MVP honors, while leading the Flyers to the Division 1 South final. A member of the National Honor Society, Beliveau will play next year at New Hampshire.|
Maggie Cosgrove, Andover
|Any search for Cosgrove's replacement will surely end in vain. A two-year captain, she averaged 10 points and 6 assists a game this season and is making her second appearance as an All-Scholastic. Cosgrove will play basketball at Sacred Heart.|
Jill Greenberg, Westwood
|The Tri-Valley MVP averaged 14 points, 8 assists, and 8 steals a game, all good for tops in the league. Greenberg plays AAU ball for the Boston Monarchs. A member of the National Honor Society, Greenberg also plays soccer and softball.|
Colleen Hart, Needham
|The two-year captain and three-time Bay State all-star, Hart averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists a game this season for the Division 1 South champions. Hart, a member of the National Honor Society, will continue playing basketball at Tufts.|
Alyssa Jann, Westford
|Jann led Westford with 22 points, 9 rebounds, and 7 assists a game this season and earned a spot on the Dual County League All-Star team. Jann, who finished with 1,503 career points and a 74-17 record, will play basketball at Colgate.|
Nicole Pollard, Case
|Pollard averaged 24 points a game and leaves Case as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,676 career points, to go along with a Division 3 state championship in 2005. A member of the National Honor Society, Pollard is undecided about college.|
Ashley Rivera, Lowell
|The Merrimack Valley MVP led the Raiders to within a game of their second straight trip to the Garden. A three-year MVC All-Star, the point guard averaged 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and a league-high 16 points per game.|
Ashley Vitale, Wilmington
|The Cape Ann MVP led the Wildcats to within a game of the Garden, falling in the Division 3 North final. A three-time league all-star and two-time team MVP, the 5-foot-10-inch center eclipsed 1,000 points for her career. She will attend Endicott.|
Kyara Weekes, Cambridge
|Weekes leaves as the third leading scorer in the program's history (1,088 points). The three-time Greater Boston All-Star averaged 17 points and 4 assists per game this season. Weekes, a National Honor Society member, will attend Fordham.|
Brittany White, New Mission
|The Division 4 state champions relied heavily on White all season. She scored 26 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the final against Sacred Heart. White, who also plays softball, had more than 1,000 points and rebounds in her career.|
Coaches of the Year
Susan Downer, Central Catholic
|The Raiders defied all expectations but their own this season, navigating arguably the toughest schedule in Eastern Mass. all the way to the Division 1 title game. The Raiders beat Merrimack Valley rivals Lowell for the EMass title, the first in the program's history. The Merrimack grad, who was also Globe's Coach of the Year in 2005, led the Raiders to a 20-6 season and a share of the MVC title.|
Liza Feldman, Lincoln-Sudbury
|In three seasons at the helm of her alma mater, Feldman has compiled a 64-7 record. The Warriors, who lost only one game inside Massachusetts, finished 24-2, winning their last 22 games -- the last being for the Division 2 state championship. The Amherst grad credits senior leadership, team chemistry, and the help of her assistant coaches for this year's success.|
Jim Bancroft, Abp. Williams
|The Division 3 state championship game played out for the Archies much like the season did. The Archies struggled early, but found their top gear when it mattered most, recovering to beat Granby, 62-48, for the title. This was Bancroft's fourth year in charge, and the future looks bright. The Archies return four starters, including the backcourt tandem of Christine Duffy and Casey Capello.|
Cory McCarthy, New Mission
|McCarthy carried just seven girls on his roster this season, but those seven proved too much for the competition in Division 4. New Mission captured its first state title, beating Sacred Heart at the Garden, and finishing 22-3 on the season. The UMass grad and East Boston alum also coaches the school's softball team, and needed only three words to describe his Lady Titans; athletic, fast, and courageous.|
BAY STATE: Cerie Mosgrove and Colleen Hart, Needham; Denise Beliveau, Framingham; Carly Westman, Newton North; Jess DeGraan and Trish Gaine, Braintree; Sarah Collins, Weymouth; Katie Kelly and Jill Moses, Dedham; Kristen McCormick, Milton; Caroline Stedman, Walpole; Chelsea Sanders, Wellesley.
BIG THREE: Courtney Robinson, Taryn Johnson, and Charlene Magney, Brockton; Alexandra Fiola and Kayle McDonald, Durfee; Naomi Clay, New Bedford.
BOSTON: Elisa Ogawa and Shary Martinez, Brighton; Mikayla Hasberry, Sequetta Samuels, and Delicia Williams, Charlestown; Monica Cioffi, Krysten Hunt, and Nicole McCormack, East Boston; Ayna Lord and Jasmine McNeil, Fenway; Katie Lyons, Shareen Milton, and Shayne Perkins, Latin Academy; Quiyana Bradley and Janay Jones, Madison Park; Melinda Brown and Lacree Robinson, South Boston; Treanace King and Samantha Travis-Mills, Boston English; Naomi Gillenwater and Lakenyia Lanier, Hyde Park; Milagros Brooks, Melika Clark, and Laniece Langford, Burke; Ranee Budd, Bianca Flores, and Brittany White, New Mission; Danielle Walker and Tianna Williams, O'Bryant; Phi Pham and Ashley Reeves, Snowden; Kerline Desir and Ryia Newsome, West Roxbury.
CAPE ANN: Ashley Viselli and Kirsten Daamen, Pentucket; Stephanie Sauve and Ashley Vitale, Wilmington; Caroline Stewart and Kristin D'Avoilo, Masconomet; Taryn O'Connell, Georgetown; Amber Smith, Ipswich; Stephanie Mayne, North Reading; Mikaela Medeiros, Rockport; Nicki Wurdeman, Triton; Nicole Zahoruiko, North Andover.
CATHOLIC: Michelle DeRoma and Olivia Joyce, Mt. Alvernia; Kristin McNelis and Laura O'Donnell, Mt. St. Joseph Academy; Rachel Wurdeman, Our Lady of Nazareth.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL LARGE: Elise Caira, Kelli Reardon, and Becky Bowman, Arlington Catholic; Cori O'Kane, Alyssa Schlehuber, Reilly Poirier and Jade Santos, Cardinal Spellman; Kristen Gieras, Courtney Riccio, Maggie Poeske, Bishop Fenwick; Christine Duffy, Casey Capello, Val Driscoll, and Courtney McNamara, Archbishop Williams; Keri Domohowski, St. Mary's; Nicole Giuliano, Austin Prep.
CATHOLIC CENTRAL SMALL: Cassie Americain, Lauren Greski, Pope John; Amanda McCarthy, Savio Prep; Haley McGuire, Chelsea Rafferty, Lowell Catholic; Jen Sauer and Gerly Adrien, St. Clement's; Dora Ocampo, Trinity; Regina Etiene, North Cambridge Catholic; Veronica Tavares, Cathedral; Bridget Robinson and Maureen Riley, Marian; Alyssa Murphy, Jackie Kelly, and Amy Frasier, Matignon.
COMMONWEALTH DIVISION 1: Tamica Harris and Shena Mitchell, Lynn Tech; Jessica Mercado and Tabatha Gutierrez, Greater Lawrence; Samantha St. George, Shawsheen; Lindsey Connell and Alyssa Bowden, Tyngsboro.
COMMONWEALTH DIVISION 2: Ashley Val and Cynaria Rustin, Minuteman; Iesha Leon, Chelsea; Kendra West, Northeast Regional; Kerri Karcz and Becky Smith, Presentation of Mary; Brittany Glines, Fellowship Christian.
DUAL COUNTY: Gabi Fox and Katy Rossino, Acton-Boxboro; Lisa DeBruzzi, Concord Carlisle; Carolyn Swords, Sarah Wetmore, Shatasia Kearse, Lincoln-Sudbury; Danielle Bowles, Wayland; Alyssa Jann and Jocelyn Veilleux, Westford Academy; Rebecca Kimball, Weston.
HOCKOMOCK: Kelly Meredith and Courtney Walsh, Franklin; Amanda Hines, Canton; Shannon Robinson, Foxboro; Jill Johnson and Heather McPherson, Mansfield; Nicole Matte, North Attleboro; Lauren Battista and Meg Sullivan, Oliver Ames; Grace Rehnquist, Sharon; Megan Jacobs and Melissa Kuhn, Stoughton.
INDEPENDENT: Betsy Wilking, Landmark; Helen Keefe, Montrose; Elana Kreiger-Benson and Nancy Epstein, Gann Academy; Kyla Wesley and Kamilah Washington, Chapel Hill; Barrie Lindsey, Waring.
MERRIMACK VALLEY: Ashley Rivera, Christine McCall, and Kelly Rogers, Lowell; Anna Aguirre, Methuen; Meghan Thomann, Lauren Hughes, Maggie Cosgrove, and Laura Renfro, Andover; Hayley Comeau, Chelmsford; Katie Zenevitch, Kaylyn Grange, and Melissa Lucas, Central Catholic.
MIDDLESEX: Sheylani Peddy and Lynley DeAmato, Melrose; Mary Silvia and Meredith Gent, Reading; Nena Ugwuomo, Jessie Igoe and Allie Needham, Lexington; Brittany Kelleher, Wakefield; Molly Gavin, Belmont; Katherine Bailey, Winchester.
PATRIOT: Brittany Sutton and Lesley Guenard, Hanover; Starr Nathan, Randolph; Allyson Stoyle, Pembroke; Stephanie Crawford, Jackie Bohenek and Courtney Burns, Rockland; Heidi Sheehan, Corey Cuddihy and Meaghan O'Rourke, Scituate; Sara Schwanke, Duxbury; Nina Carvalho, Middleboro; Abby Harris and Jillian Watts, Hingham; Samantha Ford and Amanda Graham, Silver Lake.
SOUTH COAST: Erin Baldwin and Maggie Rossi, Fairhaven; Nicole Pollard and Emily Armstrong, Case; Mary Nwachukwu and Nina Nwachukwu, Dighton-Rehoboth; Lauren Boivin, Noelle Fougere, and Maura Jones, Old Rochester; Amanda Hester, Bourne.
SOUTH SHORE: Treasa O'Neil, Abington; Tina Gillen, Lakiesha Govoni, and Ashley Fruzzetti, Carver; Lacey Richardson and Samantha Lehr, Cohasset; Jess Sproule, East Bridgewater; Natalie Pons and Caleigh Crowell, Harwich; Kathy Andrade and Ana Bottary, Hull; Elizabeth Stickley, Mashpee; Katelyn Stravinsky, Liz Ropi, and Kristin Capaldo, Norwell.
TRI-VALLEY: Lindsay Shorey, Ashland; Meghan Driscoll, Bellingham; Kelly Potvin and Livia Rizzo, Dover-Sherbourn; Cara Hart and Maggie Carragher, Holliston; Brooke Anderson and Nicole Driscoll, Hopkinton; Jacky McLaughlin and Jen McBrien, Medfield; Cass Vouriotis, Medway; Amy Ingraham, Millis; Sarah Regan, Norton; Jill Greenberg, Ashley Logan, and Cara Sweeney, Westwood.
HOW WE PICKED THE TEAM
The All-Scholastic girls' basketball team was selected by the school sports staff. Selection is limited to MIAA schools that compete in EMass leagues. Text by Conor Nevins. Boston.com video and interviews by Chris Forsberg.