Wayne Simpson of Lawrence Academy, right, and Jillian Dempsey of The Rivers School, left, flank Bruins great Cam Neely.
A pair of Independent School League senior standouts, Wayne Simpson of Lawrence Academy in Groton and Jillian Dempsey of The Rivers School in Weston, were the recipients of the 2009 John Carlton Award at last night's Bruins' game against the Lightning.
A 5-foot-11 forward from Boxborough who has committed to Union College, Simpson powered Lawrence to a 27-6-0 record this season and the quarterfinals of the Division 1 New England Prep Tournament.
A four-time all-ISL selection from Winthrop headed to Harvard, Dempsey had 43 goals and 20 assists this season, capping off a prolific career in which she totaled 98 goals and 80 assists. This year the ISL MVP helped lead Rivers to a 17-5-3 record as well as a top seed seed at the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) tournament.
The Carlton Award, named in honor of the late Bruins scout and administrator, is presented annually to the outstanding male and female student-athlete in Eastern Massachusetts who combine exceptional hockey skills with academic excellence.
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