Softball

Athletes of the Year

Jennie Lacolla

Division 2: Stoneham, P
The Endicott-bound hurler and three-time Spartans' captain was named the Middlesex League Most Valuable Player, with an 18-4 record, 0.50 ERA, and 160 strikeouts. Lacolla hit for average (.660) and for power, homering 15 times and tallying 51 RBIs.

Ali Maloof

Division 1: Norwood, P/3B
The Bay State League Most Valuable Player was outstanding both on the mound and at the plate with league-leading stats in both categories for the Mustangs. The junior posted an 0.57 ERA, with 101 strikeouts through 93 innings, and .678 batting average.

Nell O'Connor

Division 3: Harwich, P
The Harwich Most Valuable Player and captain posted a state-leading 0.05 ERA and 245 strikeouts. The four-time South Shore League All-Star also holds the school record for strikeouts with 790. O'Connor also contributed with her bat, with a .548 average. She was a field hockey All-Scholstic as well.

All-Scholastics

Jen Carey

Dana Hall, Senior
Carey was selected EIL MVP after winning eight league games with 72 strikeouts. She also contributed on offense, batting .366. In 41 career appearances, Carey struck out 344 batters. She also plays volleyball. Carey will attend George Washington University.

Noelle Christmas

Plymouth South, P
The Panthers' pitcher had an 0.74 ERA with 215 strikeouts through 160 innings as Plymouth South finished 17-4. Christmas also tossed a perfect game against Marshfield in her fourth game of the season. The junior plays with the traveling softball team the Northern Crush.

Haley Frade

Tabor, Junior
The junior shortstop led Tabor to a Big East Invitational title with two two-run homers in the championship game. She's equally adept with the glove, displaying tremendous range in the field. Frade is also a standout ice hockey player.

Tori Goyette

Nobles, Senior, P
A four-year ISL first-team all-star, and three-year team captain, Goyette led Nobles to a 21-1 league record the past two years. The senior, who will attend Boston College, struck out 47 in 53.2 innings and batted .462.

Georgia Guttadauro

Concord-Carlisle, 1B
The two-time Dual County League Most Valuable Player and Patriots' captain had a .468 average, .675 on-base percentage, and 10 homers this season for the Division 1 North sectional champions. The University of Pennsylvania-bound first baseman has a .483 career average.

Kayla Holland

Bishop Feehan, P
The Tufts-bound pitcher notched a 1.53 ERA this season through 87 innings, helping lead the Shamrocks to the Division 1 South sectional final. Holland was selected as an Eastern Athletic Conference All-Star, with a league-leading .543 average. She also tallied five homers and 37 RBIs.

Colleen Kirby

Taunton, P
Kirby helped lead the Tigers to an Old Colony League title, fanning 136 batters, walking just 24, while posting a 0.54 ERA. The Stetson University-bound hurler also notched a .380 average. She is the recipient of the Taunton Girls Softball League scholarship.

Haley Marchand

Case, SS
The Cardinals' captain and MVP is a two-time South Coast Conference All-Star. She led her team to the Division 3 EMass championship with a .460 average, .561 on-base percentage, and 40 RBIs this year. Marchand will head to American International College in the fall.

Maria Nazzaro

St. Mary's, Senior, cf
St. Mary's back-to-back state titles started at the top and leadoff hitter Maria Nazzaro. The senior centerfielder and Catholic Central All-Star hit .500 during the regular season and .450 in the postseason. She also plays volleyball and will attend Lesley University.

Maggie Quealy

King Philip, P
The two-time Hockomock League Most Valuable Player helped lead the Division 1 state champions with a 19-1 record and a 0.84 ERA, striking out 151 batters. Quealy posted a .489 batting average and tallied 27 RBIs. She's heading to UMass-Amherst in the fall.

Jenna Rocha

Dighton-Rehoboth, SS
The senior shortstop and South Coast Conference All-Star posted a .537 average with a team-leading nine home runs, and 38 RBIs for the Falcons. Rocha has a career .405 average and has been recruited for softball and field hockey by Wheaton College.

CC Rogers

Bellingham, P
Rogers helped lead the Blackhawks to the Division 2 EMass championship with a 15-3 record, 119 strikeouts, and a 1.91 ERA on the mound. The senior and Tri-Valley League All-Star also contributed with her bat, with a .602 average and 27 RBIs this season.

Catherine Roy

Dracut, Senior, SS
The three-time Merrimack Valley Conference Division 2 Player of the Year had a .582 average with 27 RBIs and 29 walks. The Middies won MVC Division 2 titles during all four seasons of the shortstop's tenure. Roy finished with a .466 average.

Amber White

Middleborough, P
White led the Sachems to the Division 2 South sectional final and an undefeated regular season. The pitcher had a 0.62 ERA with 216 strikeouts and only 10 walks this season. She finished her career with

Alyssa Zahka

Lexington
The catcher finished the season with eye-opening statistics. She batted .680 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs for the Minutemen and struck out just once in 75 at-bats. The Middlesex League all-star will attend Marist in the fall.

coach of the year

Dennis Baker

Bellingham
A former Division 3 Coach of the Year for Ashland baseball has now earned the honor in softball, leading Bellingham to a Division 2 South sectional title. Baker has coached the sport for 12 years and has a 131-103 career record.

Normand Beauchemin

Case
The second-year skipper led Case to a 20-5 record and a Division 3 South sectional championship. The Sacred Heart Academy alum, who played baseball in school, said this honor is a reflection of the character of his team.

Jim Leonard

King Philip
The Assumption alum led the Warriors to their first Division 1 state title and a 26-1 record. Leonard has a 102-14 career record and has also led KP to four consecutive Hockomock titles. He said, "it's an honor to coach such a fine group of young ladies who work so hard."

All-stars

Atlantic Coast
Dennis-Yarmouth: Rachel Horton, Kylie Zurn. Marshfield: Kendra Kerr, Kate Munoz. Nauset: Sammy Lomba, Simone Rose. Plymouth North: Brittany Dhooge, Kacey Dory, Nicole Holmes. Plymouth South: Mandy Broughton, Noelle Christmas, Bridget Flaherty. Sandwich: Megan Congro, Frani Davis, Nancy Henry, Brianna Smith.

Bay State Conference
Braintree: Amanda Abromson, Jackie Gauthier. Framingham: Briana Wentland. Milton: Suzanne Carrera, Kelly Fahey, Morgan Sumner. Natick: Jordan Crespi, Lexi Gifford. Newton North: Katie Caruso, Rae Copan, Jess Fugazzotto, Leanne Precopio. Norwood: Lauren Duggan, Ali Maloof, Gina Mancini, Emily Metta. Walpole: Katie Cavaca, Kellie Duffy, Stephanie Frye. Wellesley: Kary Jablonski. Weymouth: Jen Biagotti.

Big Three
Brockton: Abigail Lambert, Megan Mills, Alicia Mizell, Kelsey Sheridan. Durfee: Hilary Cabral, Amanda Cordeiro, Ariel Hallisey, Giulia Khoury. New Bedford: Alexis DeBrosse, Cheyenne Howard, Corrie McCue.

Boston City
Boston English: Gabriela Camacho. Boston International: Sarai Alburez, Maciel Carvajal. Brighton: Melissa McCusker, Tibisay Pena. Burke: Adrienne Martin, Kelsea Miles. Charlestown: Nicola Henry, Timesha Leary. Dorchester: Lanette Francis, Yshonna Way. East Boston: Tiffany Stack, Julie Tirone. Fenway: Kristina Acevedo, Caitlin Fitzgibbon. Hyde Park: Cindy Cruz, Dailin Pimental. Latin Academy: Sarrah Essaibi, Marianne Muniz. Madison Park: Ashley Ayuso, Jessica Zayas. New Mission: Benigna Marrero, Gena White. O'Bryant: Iryelis Lopez, Rebecca Muise. Snowden: Chantel Castro, Natalia Mercado. South Boston: Lorina Gjino, Kristen Padgett. West Roxbury: Denise Castillo, Ladjuana Guichard.

Cape Ann
Amesbury: Laura Kaminski, Anna Kate Webber. Georgetown: Sarah Erlandson. Ipswich: Liz Glavine, Kelly Michaels. Lynnfield: Katie Rowe. Masconomet: Kate Guido. Newburyport: Cassandra Davis, Lindsey Tomasz. North Andover: Sara McCarthy, Candace Waldie. North Reading: Alex Moise, Jen Shields. Pentucket: Bernadette Corrado. Rockport: Kelsey Keough. Triton: Marion Dullea. Wilmington: Chelsey Babcock, Brittany McLaughlin.

Catholic Central
Archbishop Williams: Alexandra Dean, Erica Knowles. Arlington Catholic: Caitlyn Leddy, Jamie Ricciardi, Brianna Siciliano, Emalee Watkins. Austin Prep: Elizabeth Gillespie, Alex Gustafson, Abby Jamieson, Lauren Kilp. Bishop Fenwick: Alyssa Begin, Amanda McInnis. Cardinal Spellman: Katie Donohoe, Amy Gleason, Nicole McDonough, Barbara Silva, Hillary Tarr. Lowell Catholic: Nicole Boisvert, Kaitlyn Gilligan, Taylor Young. Marian: Kat Finnegan, Sarah Heirs, Kelly May, Devan Rabidou, Nicole Supple. Matignon: Nicole Ames, Laura Doneski, Sarah Gauthier, Olivia MacDonald, Rachel Villinova. Pope John: Victoria Bercume, Lauren Greski, Olivia McNelis. St. Clement: Alisson Caloggero. St. Mary's: Kristina Burri, Katie Collins, Brittany Hanscom, Erin McAndrews, Maria Nazzaro. Trinity Catholic: Nicole Civitarese, Hannah McCaffrey, Hannah Smith.

Catholic Conference
Fontbonne: Nicole Derba, Jamie Mitchell, Taylor Shepherd, Kelly Staples. Mt. Alvernia: Tara Kenny, Victoria Von Den Benken. Mt. St. Joseph: Christina Mulcahy, Brianna Rizzo, Meredith Sharka. Notre Dame (Hingham): Bridget Constantino, Molly Dunbar, Shawna Gillen, Bridget Nestor. Ursuline: Lauren Butler, Katherine Conners, Andrea Crowley, Alicia McNally.

Dual County
Acton-Boxborough: Cassidy Clayton, Erin Fry, Lindsey Gibbs, Lauren Murphy, Sarah Ropiak. Arlington: Nicole English, Clare Morris. Bedford: Louisa Bauer, Amy Campbell, Kristen Canganiano, Emily Medwar. Boston Latin: Emily Berardi, Siobhan Elvin, Samantha McGilvray, Michelle Ventura. Concord-Carlisle: Maya Allen, Jesse Bilafer, Georgia Guttadauro, Gayle Miner, Jess Stout. Lincoln-Sudbury: Erin Deneen, Christine McEachern, Elizabeth Newman. Newton South: Ali Abramowitz, Meryl Hayes, Marissa Leavitt. Tyngsborough: Cheyenne Brown, Mel Freita, Laura Milot. Waltham: Danielle Scanlon. Wayland: Lynn Moschella. Westford: Kate Breslin, Sage Riddick, Amanda Szidat. Weston: Julia Bernstein, Stephanie Meyer, Maria Posa.

Eastern Athletic
Bishop Feehan: Ashley Brillion, Kayla Holland, Lauren Paquette. Bishop Stang: Lauren DiFelice, Alyssa Quann, Bethany Reed. Coyle & Cassidy: Patricia Borges, Katie Bumilla, Julie LeClair. Martha's Vineyard: Katie Hines, Martha Scheffer. Somerset: Allison Berthiaume, Amy Entel, Courtney Young.

Eastern Independent
Bancroft: Sarah Kelley, Zoe Richman. Berwick: Chelsea Vanderlinde, Catie Wheeler. Dana Hall: Jen Carey, Dakota Donovan, Kaitlyn Fitzgerald, Nora Lynch, Kelsey Mullaney. Lexington Christian: Esther Brown. Newton Country Day: Kelly Freeman, Meaghan Rocha. Pingree: Jaimie Cappucci, Timothy Knowles, Kellie Marshall. Portsmouth Abbey: Karyssa Edwards, Abby Shea. Winsor: Emily Morton, Colleen O'Gorman, Jess Smith.

Greater Boston
Cambridge: Jaleisa Rookard. Everett: Rachel Pierce, Samantha Rebelo, Michelle Zullo. Malden: Kiara Amos, Kristina Dyer, Emily Hoffman, Rebecca Krigman, Renee Santo, Jen Tamindzija. Medford: Kristina Bove, Nicole Lopilato, Kasey Moran. Somerville: Ashley Auciello, Kelsey Garrity.

Hockomock
Canton: Kelly White. Foxborough: Chelsea Laracy. Franklin: Michaela Criscione, Ellen Czuba. King Philip: Cara Daly, Olivia Godin, Sarah Hadtler, Casey McCourt, Maggie Quealy. Mansfield: Kelly English, Tricia Hansen. North Attleborough: Mikaela Caracciolo, Jillian Haney. Oliver Ames: Megan Healy. Sharon: Elaina Cho. Stoughton: Molly Zuk.

ISL
Brooks: Olivia King, Andie Missert. BB&N: Talia Mercado, Meaghan Merullo, Izzy Wolfe. Governor's Academy: Lauren Bougouikas, Alex Carpenter, Ellie Clayman, Jen Migliore. Lawrence Academy: Rebecca Fleming, Sam Romily, Kellie Scholefiel. Middlesex: Francesca Panarelli, Kelsey Yardumian. Milton Academy: Alexandra Jaeger. Nobles: Marissa Gedman, Tori Goyette, Michelle Picard, Katie Puccio. Rivers: Caroline Tarbell. St. George's: Hannah Coffin. St. Mark's: Colleen Finnerty. St. Paul's: Brit Marian. Thayer: Jessica Ludvigsen, Julia Ludvigsen.

Mayflower
Avon: Chris Crane, Jess Hines, Maggie Hoffman, Stephanie Lynch. Bishop Connolly: Lauren Arruda, Lindsay Raymond. Blue Hills: Analise Manning, Jacko Young. Bristol-Plymouth: Jessica Lauditi. Diman: Liz Eleuterio. Holbrook: Leanne Day, Nicole Federics. Norfolk Aggie: Vicki Denneno, Stefany McCarthy. Old Colony: Airelle Bernier, Ashley Campbell, Meghan Cassidy. Sacred Heart: Ashley Nee. Southeastern: Shatora Hurte. Tri-County: Erin Fairfield, Kelsey White. Upper Cape: Alex Fruci, Kristin Jefferies. West Bridgewater: Taylor Miller. Westport: Janelle Levesque, Kayla Vincelette.

Merrimack Valley
Andover: Abby Chung, Tristin Moone, Sarah Onorato. Billerica: Leah McWilliams, Lilly Perkins. Central Catholic: Meg Donegan, Kayla Maloney, Briana Martin. Chelmsford: Meghan Rich. Dracut: Catherine Roy. Lowell: Tori Alcorn, Lyndsey Capra. Methuen: Rebecca Armstrong, Courtney Bradley, Rebecca Caterino. Tewksbury: Lauren DiCredico, Danielle DiPierro, Allison Frazier.

Mid-Wach D
West Boylston: Ashley Joyce, Taylor Miller.

Middlesex
Burlington: Stacey Bezreh, Christina Raso. Lexington: Danielle DelGreco, Katy DelGreco, Alyssa Zahka. Melrose: Nicole Meuse. Reading: Meg Kelly, Jen Toussaint. Stoneham: Jennie Lacolla, Paige Minotti, Shannon Torosian. Wakefield: Shannon Cronin, Samantha LaPierre, Nicole Mercurio. Watertown: Erika Kelly. Winchester: Emily Smith. Woburn: Meg Moore.

NEPSAC
Cushing: Laura Goodale. Deerfield: Jacqueline Tavella. Northfield Mt. Hermon: Amanda Fontaine, Kia Jelley. Phillips Exeter: Katherine Sullivan. Tabor: Angela Crites, Haley Frade, Kara Moffa, Erin White. Worcester Academy: Cristina Cervini, Katherine Goldberg.

Northeastern
Beverly: Monica Cassola, Jenn Gallione, KiKi McKenna. Danvers: Logan Carabello, Alicia Dean, Sam DiBella, Gabby Vega, Joanna Zecha. Gloucester: Addy Blakeley, Ashley Lopes, Krystina Novello, Samantha Saputo. Lynn Classical: Chelsey Bartlett, Hannah Byrne, MacKenzie Coopinger, Jenny Garrity, Fallon Gaudet, Danielle Moran. Lynn English: Cara Crowley, Tiffany Drown, Val Viaccapiale. Marblehead: Silivie Cohen, Emma Crowley, Kathryn DiGiammarino. Peabody: Olivia Brother, Katie Brunelle, Mary Kate Hales, Emily Scolaro, Nicole Wilson. Salem: Rachel Channen, Sarah Chasse, Julia Jennings. Saugus: Jackie Doherty, Nichole Lowe, Gina Reppucci. Swampscott: Maureen Bradley, Courtney Fletcher, Courtney Russo, Kristin Vinal, Alex Wilson. Winthrop: Abby Belcher, Haley Benson, Taylor Brown, Elaine Lanza.

Old Colony
Attleboro: Devin Azulay. Barnstable: Emily Cunningham, Hannah Cunningham, Kayleen O'Connor. Bridgewater-Raynham: Nicole Brenza, Audrey Dolloff, Alyssa McKinnon, Amanda Wong. Dartmouth: Cassie Cardorette, Kelly Gouveia, Kacie Sturgeon, Jill Vandal. Taunton: Colleen Kirby, Lauren Perra, Shelby Phillips, Caitlyn Walsh, Jill Wasylow.

Patriot
Duxbury: Christina Curley, Caroline McSherry, Laura Walter. Hanover: Alex Alicea, Kelly DuVal, Deanna McMahon, Ericka Stearns. Hingham: Amber Craft. Middleborough: Caitlyn Allen, Megan Andrade, Amber White, Tori Yost. North Quincy: Jessica Ainsley, Sammy Bonanni. Pembroke: Jackie Graney. Quincy: Olivia Berry, Kori Sorenson, Julie Yee. Randolph: Kelsey Spearin. Rockland: Jessica Machaby. Scituate: Brenda Keys, Jess Whittier. Silver Lake: Kayla Dickerman, Marlee Haigh, Leigh Hurley, Elizabeth Murphy. Whitman-Hanson: Aimee Bombardier, Rylee Burt, Amanda Daily, Kelly Travers.

South Coast
Apponequet: Courtney Coelho. Bourne: Chelsea Boulrisse. Case: Haley Marchand, Kristen Robillard. Dighton-Rehoboth: Lindsay Coutpurier, Jen Lundstrom, Brittany Noons, Jenna Rocha. Fairhaven: Lauren Lopes, Kelsey Sovick, Ashley Vertente. Greater New Bedford: Jessica Collins. Old Rochester: Ema Keough. Wareham: Kia Gifford, Taylor Nelson.

South Shore
Abington: Liz Morgan, Kelly Norton, Kristen Reynolds. Carver: Shelbi Hanson, Jess Hayden. Cohasset: Meredith Kelly, Kelly Naegelin. East Bridgewater: Jenna Cullivan, Melissa Souza. Harwich: Nell O'Connor, Meghan Richer, Payton Warner. Hull: Erin Hulverson. Mashpee: Caroline Merrick. Norwell: Briana Gentry, Rachel Lynch, Morgan Walsh.

Tri-Valley
Ashland: Leah Flanagan, Kristen Giombetti, Jenna Masionis. Bellingham: Ali Armstrong, Keira Perry, CC Rogers. Dover-Sherborn: Maria Simek. Holliston: Jess Habit, Ashley Higgins. Hopkinton: JoJo Berton, Michelle Cooprider, Mary Kelly, Kelly Sanborn. Medfield: Julia Biedrzycki. Medway: Meg Flaherty. Westwood: Katie O'Brien.