1. Arlington Catholic upset Catholic Central rival No. 19 Archbishop Williams 10-8 on Friday. Junior Megan Messuri scored a hat trick and added an assist to lead the Cougars (5-1).
2. Keep an eye on goalkeeper Lauren Hiller of No. 20 North Andover (6-0). The freshman anchors the Knights' defense, making saves in the double-digits nearly every game.
3. No. 3 Westford Academy is undefeated through their first six games. Coach Julie Olivier has coached six of her nine seniors, including daughter Kathryn Olivier, since they were in the third grade.
4. Junior Louisa Gross continues the Gross family's dominance at Andover High. Big sisters Briana ('07) and Catherine ('09) helped build the Warriors' program and both went on to play lacrosse in college. Louisa could prove to be the most talented of them all.
5. Freshman Charlotte Allard is the breakout star at Notre Dame Academy (Hingham). In the last two games, she led the No. 2 Cougars (6-1) with 12 goals, outshining senior offensive powerhouse Alex Dalton.
Several reporters and editors contribute updates, news and analysis to the High School Sports Blog.
- Bob Holmes: A Reading resident (Go Rockets!) and Boston College graduate, Holmes is the Boston Globe High School Sports Editor. We remind you now that his weekly picks are often made in jest so everyone just calm down when he picks against Everett for 11 straight weeks. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeHolmes.
- Craig Larson: A native of West Springfield (Leo Durocher anyone? Tim Daggett?) and Curry College graduate (a proud Colonel!), Larson is the sports editor for the Globe's regional sections: South, West and North, as well as a frequent contributor on the college beat. Abington to Xaverian: it all starts with the schools. Have a compelling story idea? Contact him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeLars.
- Zuri Berry: Berry attended the same high school as sports legends O.J. Simpson and Joe DiMaggio. (Guess which one is his hero.) He's a South Boston resident (formerly of Eastie) and the editor of the High School Sports blog as well as the go-to-guy for everything high school sports on Boston.com. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @GlobeSchools for all of the latest updates.
Then there are our winter correspondents:
- Emily McCarthy | @EmilyMcCahthy | BPS correspondent
- Jake Fischer | @GlobeFischer | Boys basketball
- Michelle Fenelon | @michfenelon | Girls basketball
- Andrew MacDougall | @Andy_MacDougall | Boys hockey
- Liz Torres | @etorres446 | Girls hockey
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