2007 Girls Soccer All-Stars

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ALYSSA ACCOMANDO, Beverly, Sr., Midfield One of the Panther captains who had a significant role in the BHS seniors making the postseason for the first time in five years ... Had 7 goals and 5 assists ... 2006 team MVP ... Scored two goals off free kicks ... Undecided between Division 2 and 3 on college choices as they pertain to soccer ... 3.96 GPA ... Ranked 24th in class.

CAILA AYLWARD, Pentucket, Sr., Forward A four year varsity starter, Aylward scored 30 goals up front for the Sachems to earn her second straight Daily News selection ... Cape Ann all-star ... A 3.7 GPA National Honors Society student ... Idolizes her brother Donnie, a captain on the Merrimack College soccer team ... Hopes to continue her career at potentially St. Anselm College or Salem State College next year.

ELISE BERRY, Londonderry, Senior, Goalie All-Class L. Recorded 10 shutouts (16 over the past two seasons). Allowed eight goals in 17 games. Excellent leaper. "She makes athletic saves, ones a lot of players in this league are not making," coach Jim Tremblay said. Quad-captain. Successfully recovered from offseason ACL surgery. Hopes to play in college at the Division 2 or 3 level. Tri-captain of the basketball team.

HILLARY BIGGS, Pentucket, Sr., Center Midfield Filled the void left by departing senior Colleen Liffers by tallying seven goals and 10 assists ... Earns her first Daily News all-star selection ... Member of the All-CAL team ... Voted team MVP ... Scored both the goals over Triton in game that clinched a state tournament berth for the Sachems ... Ranks sixth in her class with a 4.25 GPA ... Hopes to play soccer next year at a New England Small College Athletic Conference.

MADDY BISSAILLON, Bishop Fenwick, Sr., Stopper "Maddy was a workhorse on defense, like a brick wall," Fenwick coach Karen Guillmette said ... Finished year with 6 goals and 8 assists ... Three-time CCL all-sar....EMass. and All-State ... 2006 Super Y National Olympic Development Program member ... Had 2 goals in 3-0 victory over St. Mary's ... 3.71 GPA.

TAYLOR BRESNAHAN, Newburyport, Jr., Center Midfield Perhaps it was her free-flowing, never-say-die attitude about her game that made Bresnahan the top center-midfielder in the Cape Ann League. But clearly she established herself as one of the emotional leaders of the Clippers in the state tournament | all while scoring and setting up some of the biggest goals in the magical championship run. One of the most memorable Bresnahan plays occurred in the state semifinal against Norwell in overtime. After receiving a pass at midfield, Bresnahan was knocked down by a defender but did not quit. She got up, was tripped again, got up, tripped a third time, and still managed to make a superb pass to Laura Muise for a numbers-up advantage. Muise drew the defense and laid off a perfect pass to Mahoney for the game-winning goal. However, the biggest goal of her career came in the grandest of all stages in the final seconds of the state championship game against Bromfield. Tied at 2-2, Veronica Poirier sent a cross to the back post for the streaking Bresnahan to smash home the winning goal. A CAL all-star and all-leaguer, Bresnahan, like Kinter, will return next season to defend Newburyport's Division 3 crown.

ANNIE BURNS, Masconomet, Sr., Goalie One of Masco's most versatile performers, a superb three-point weapon for the basketball team, the goalie in soccer and a tennis veteran at No. 1 doubles ... Topsfield resident posted a 15-1-2 record with 12 shutouts and yielded only 7 goals ... Had a two-year slate of 30-4-4 with 21 shutouts and 19 goals against (for a 0.50 GAA) ... 4.4 GPA is ranked 41st in class ... CAL all-star.

BRITTANY CAPRIO, Triton, Jr., Center Midfield Tallied four goals and three assists ... Played the role of play-maker for the Vikings ... Earns first Daily News all-star selection ... Elected team MVP ... Honor roll student ... Helped Triton to one of its best seasons ever and nearly the school's first tournament appearance ... Listed her chip for an assist against North Reading in the 1-1 tie as her personal fall highlight ... Listed mother as role model.

VANESSA COOLIDGE, Georgetown, Sr., Goalie Had a goals against average of 1.15 ... Made two spectacular diving saves in shootout loss to Ipswich in the Division 3 North semifinal ... Eight shutouts in 20 games ... Earns first Daily News selection in first year on the varsity ... Listed the shootout against Ipswich as fall highlight ... Led to 11-8-1 record ... Did not allow a goal in 77 minutes of action against Hamilton-Wenham in Division 3 North quarterfinal.

COLLEEN COVIELLO, Newburyport, Sr., Center Midfield Returned from a season-ending injury | a dislocated knee cap | in 2006 ... Served as senior captain of the Division 3 state champion team ... High honors student ... Will also captain the outdoor and indoor track teams ... Hopes to play soccer in college at either Loyola College in Md., Stonehill College or Quinnipiac University ... Listed her older sisters as her role models.

ERIKA DIGIACOMO, Peabody, Jr., Forward A junior captain at 16, she helped fill opposing team's nets with goals for the mighty Tanners' offense ... She totaled 28 goals and 21 assists to pace NEC North scorers ... An EMass and NEC all-star ....3.72 GPA ... Ranks No. 25 in her class among 515 students ... Scored game-winnng goal with 22 seconds left in state tourney game ... Had 2 goals and one assist in that contest.

KATHERINE DONNELLY, Londonderry, Senior, Defense All-New England (top four players in N.H.), All-Class L, Lions Cup Twin State team selection. Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Scored six goals, added six assists. Four-year starter. Played in 68 career games, which is believed to be a program record. Scored four goals off free kicks. Anchored a defense that finished with 11 shutouts. Plays for Seacoast United club team. Will play soccer at Holy Cross.

KATHERINE FALZARENO, Georgetown, Sr., Defense One of the top defenders in all the CAL ... Earned a place on the all-league team ... Earns first Daily News all-star selection in soccer ... Voted team MVP ... Constantly disrupted the Ipswich offense in the Division 3 semifinal matchup, leading to a scoreless tie at the end of regulation ... Listed the regular-season Newburyport game as a personal highlight ... Hopes to attend school in North Carolina.

CAMILLE FANTINI, Andover, Senior, Goalie All-MVC. Allowed 13 goals (0.62 GAA), notched 12 shutouts. Second-team Division 1 EMass. All-Star. Can punt the ball 60-70 yards. Opponents challenged her more than in recent years. Came up big in 1-0 state tournament loss to Acton-Boxboro. "She was the reason the score was (only) 1-0," coach Meghan Matson said. "She's a technical keeper." Planning to take a post-graduate year. Quad-captain of the basketball team.

SHANNON FITZGERALD, Newburyport, Sr., Defense Suffered through injuries much of her first three seasons at Newburyport ... Led defense that allowed only 14 goals in 23 games ... Was the first freshman Clippers coach Robb Gonnam ever nominated to receive CAL all-star honors ... Cape Ann all-star ... Voted team MVP ... Maintains a 3.6 GPA ... Received team's Sportsmanship Award and Commitment to Excellence ... Hopes to play Division 3 soccer in college next year.

LUCY FRANCISCO, Lawrence, Junior, Midfield Scored seven goals, added five assists while playing on the boys team. MVC second-teamer (boys division) and Division 2 second-team EMass. All-Star (girls division). Has a strong leg. Scored a goal from 37 yards out against Lowell. The physical nature of boys game, "doesn't faze her at all," coach Don Shelton said. Returning starter at guard and shortstop on the basketball and softball teams, respectively.

MELISSA GARABEDIAN, Bishop Fenwick, Sr., Midfield Four-year regular from Salem struck for 10 goals and 10 assists ... Earned Catholic Central League all-star and EMass. recognition ... Class president ... National Honor Society ... 4.2 GPA ... Bates, Merrimack, Stonehill, Assumption and Wheaton all recruiting her ... A finalist (1 of 10) out of 400-plus for Bay State Games Verizon Award ... Also plays left fullback.

JACKIE GAUTHIER, Danvers, Sr., Midfield A playmaker's delight who had a major impact on Danvers' deep run to the EMass. finals ... Scored 5 goals and 9 assists ... 4-time NEC all-star, 3-time EMass. all-star and two-time All-State team ... Team MVP as sophomore ... Two-time Salem News all-star ... Plans on majoring in elementary education .... High on Salem State's recruiting list ... 3.2 GPA.

JAMIE HANSON, Salem, Sr., Sweeper The two-time Witches' captain hit for 11 goals and 2 assists and parlayed her speed and strength to attract a number of college contacts ... May land in the MASCAC ... Another local player who is high on Salem State's wish list ... Junior year team MVP ... A 4-year varsity player who was 2006 EMass. First Team and an NEC all-star as a junior and senior.

MANDY JAMES, Marblehead, Sr., Defense Was captain of a team riddled with injuries this season, but helped keep the ship afloat ... Coach Sammy Yawson called her "one of the best defenders I've had the pleasure to coach" ... Had 2 goals and 6 assists ...Team MVP ... EMass. and NEC South all-star ... scored on both a penalty kick and free kick against Winthrop ... Hopes to attend Quinnipiac as a nursing major ... Carries 3.9 GPA.

CASEY KING, Danvers, Sr., Stopper Finished with 7 goals and 5 assists ... NEC South MVP ... EMass. all-star, All-State and All-New England selection ... The longer the Falcons' season went on, said head coach Jim Hinchion, the more he realized King was the team's MVP ... Already knows her major, physical therapy/athletic training, for college, but still must decide where she's going ... Best game was Division 2 North final.

JILLIAN KINTER, Newburyport, Jr., Forward Easily the most potent poacher not only in the CAL, but all of Division 3, Kinter racked up 27 goals and 21 assists for the season. Those outrageous stats earned her not only a second straight appearance on the all-league team, but also the CAL Large's player of the year honor. The 48 points also moved her into second place on the program's list for career points at slightly over 100. With one more stellar season, she may pass Kristin Mahoney's 154 career mark. No longer the forgotten freshman or sophomore, Kinter was a marked woman this season as opposing teams attempted to take her out of games. But her ability to breakdown defenders in one-on-one situations like she did against her Bromfield counterpart in the state championship, was what made her simply unstoppable. She tallied the first goal in Port's 3-2 overtime state title-clinching victory. One of the more remarkable accomplishments in her tenure is the Clippers' overall record of 59-5-3. Only a junior, the all-scholastic, all-state selection will surely be a highly sought-after Division 1 college prospect as soon as coaches are eligible to talk to her July 1.

JACKIE LEE, Pingree, Sr., Forward Salve Regina, Roger Williams, Union, Trinity and Southern New Hampshire are her college interests ... Team MVP and Eastern Independent League MVP ... All-Scholastic ... Was a 20-goal scorer and collected 6 assists ... Second-highest goal production in Pingree annals ... Led all EIL scorers ... Notched four goals vs. Newton Country Day ... An Aztec club player.

MAGGIE MAHONEY, Newburyport, Sr., Forward Winning a state championship was the first indicator that the 2007 Clippers were pretty special | any one of the six on the Daily News all-star team could have been the player of the year. But Mahoney was purely sensational in the state tournament. Sister of Kristin Mahoney, the Newburyport program's all-time leading scorer, Maggie became the Clippers' fourth all-time leading scorer finishing with 43 goals and 48 assists for 91 points in a stellar four-year career. In 2007 alone, she had a third of that production with 15 goals and 19 assists. A back-to-back all-league and all-scholastic forward, Mahoney's ability to hold off defenders and set up her teammates may have been her best attribute. When the pressure was most intense, Mahoney was truly a prime-time player. After losing to Norwell in the 2006 campaign, both Mahoney and the Clippers wanted a second shot at the team from the South Shore. They got it, and Mahoney was brilliant scoring both goals, including the overtime winner. Mahoney would like to play at the University of New England next fall.

ALYSSA MANOOGIAN, Peabody, Jr., Midfield Manoogian's season didn't end when her Peabody High team | the winningest in school history | fell in the state playoffs. She was soon on a plane to Boca Raton, Fla., gaining a berth in the Region 1 pool for the second time in three years from a competitive field of over 90 athletes. The next step up from Region is the national pool. Her skills, particularly her ability to distribute the ball and a tremendous shot, have attracted a lot of attention. Manoogian also has a 3.6 GPA and ranks in the top 10 cent of her class. Manoogian, an attacking midfielder, had 20 goals and 29 assists and will head into her senior season with the Tanners having scored over 100 career points. "Being named Player of the Year is a great honor. Every year it's like 'Who's going to win it?'," Manoogian said. "I think we had great season with all the challenges we had. I think it showed the character of the team we've got."

EMILY MANOOGIAN, Peabody, Fr., Forward Easily the Freshman of the Year on the North Shore ... The 14-year-old (she's 5-foot-6, three inches taller than her sister, Alyssa) had 22 goals and 16 assists for 38 points and constantly showed signs of stardom ... Northeastern Conference North all-star ... Managed four points in one game ... an "A" student ... Credits sister Alyssa and parents for her development.

KELLEY MIKUS, Central Catholic, Junior, Defense All-MVC. Second-team Division 2 EMass. All-Star. Unflappable from her stopper spot. Rarely out of position. At 5-8, an imposing presence on the back line. Excellent in the air. "Nothing gets past her," coach Anne Marinaro said. "She does it all." Three-year letterman. MVC All-Star as a sophomore. Member of last year's Division 1 state finalist basketball team. Throws the javelin in the spring. Dracut resident.

MOLLY MORAN, Haverhill, Senior, Defense All-MVC. Second-team Division 2 EMass. All-Star. Strong and smart sweeper. Anchored Hillies' back line. "She always makes good decisions," coach Fred Tarbox said. Four-year letterman. Her sister plays at Endicott. Ranked No. 14 in class of 483. Lacrosse captain-elect. Volunteers at Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Hopes to play at Syracuse. "She's so strong and athletic," said coach Fred Tarbox.

JESS MORROW, Andover, Junior, Midfield MVC Large Player of the Year. Two-time All-MVC. Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. First-team Division 1 EMass. All-Star. Scored 17 goals, added nine assists. Had five multiple-goal games. Stands tall at 5-8; scored eight goals on headers. "She can put the ball anywhere she wants," coach Meghan Matson said. Co-captain elect. Scored 14 goals as a sophomore. Plays for Greater Boston Bolts. National Honor Society member.

MARINA MOSCHITTO, Brooks, Sophomore, Midfield Ranked No. 4 player on All-ISL team. Scored four goals, added six assists. "She's really the engine that made us run. She's skilled and runs all day," coach Bob Morahan said. Member of national Olympic Development Pool. Plays for Mass. Stars club team. Scored five goals as a freshman. Scored nine goals as a freshman in hockey. Starts at catcher on the softball team. Andover resident.

LAURA MUISE, Newburyport, Jr., Center Midfield Earned Daily News player of the year in 2006 ... Improved her scoring totals with 11 goals and 29 assists ... Tallied 15 goals and 17 assists as a sophomore ... Second straight appearance on the CAL all-league team ... Scored the game-tying goal in the state championship game ... Had the game-winning assist in the state semifinal ... Maintains a 3.7 GPA ... Ranks third on Newburyport's all-time scoring list.

GIA O'CONNOR, Central Catholic, Junior, Midfield All-MVC. Second-team Division 2 EMass. All-Star. "Our quarterback," coach Anne Marinaro said. "She has a great read of the game." Scored four goals, added three assists. Played with multiple stress fractures in her feet during the season. At 5-9, wins most 50-50 balls that come her way. Key reserve on last year's state finalist basketball team. National Honor Society member. Dracut resident.

JENN PINO, North Andover, Junior, Forward All-CAL. First-team Division 2 EMass. All-Star. Team MVP. Has excellent footwork, jukes defenders and changes speeds with ease. One of the best finishers in the area; scored 15 goals, added five assists. Clutch. Scored Scarlet Knights' lone goal in 1-1 tie with rival Andover. Scored five goals last year. Plays for Aztecs club team. The third of six children. Scored 25 goals for lacrosse team last spring. Former champion figure skater.

DANIELLE QUINLAN, North Andover, Senior, Midfielder All-CAL. Repeat Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Second-team Division 2 EMass. All-Star. Scored seven goals, added seven assists. Strong in the air and excellent in dead-ball situations. Scored on two free kicks. Notched an assist in Scarlet Knights' 2-1 state tournament loss to Belmont. Three-year starter. Will likely play at Southern New Hampshire University. Two-year letterman in basketball but gave up the sport.

BREE ROBINSON, Pinkerton, Senior, Forward Three-time Eagle-Tribune All-Star. Lions Cup Twin State team pick. Scored 13 goals, added four assists. Scored 50 goals over the past three seasons. "Bree is like gold," coach Ken Najem said. Fought off ankle injury to lead Cinderella Astros to tournament final. May be region's premier athlete. Won state heptathlon last June with 4,113 points. Will attend University of Hartford on a soccer scholarship.

SKYLAR SABBAG, Swampscott, Jr., Midfield The 17-year-old junior finished the year with 5 goals and 7 assists ... Team's Rookie of the Year ... NEC North All-Star ... EMass. Second Team all-star ... Bay State Games gold medalist and team MVP in 2006 ... Upset over Peabody and first win over Danvers in years brought out her best efforts ... 3.7 GPA ... Ranked 18th in the class.

SAMMI JO SALTALAMACCHIA, Timberlane, Senior, Midfield All-Class L. Top vote-getter among league's midfielders. Lions Cup Twin state team selection. Scored 12 goals, added seven assists. Led team in scoring for third straight season. "She was always our most dangerous threat," coach Jeff Petry said. Tri-captain. Four-year starter. Finished with 55 career goals. One of five children; third sister to play for Owls. Hopes to play soccer at a Northeast-10 school.

ERICA SKINNER, Masconomet, Sr., Stopper The defensive ace of the Lady Cheftains, the 17-year-old stopper applied for early decision a Hamilton College ... Had 3 goals and 7 assists in her career ... Was sorely missed (bad sprain) in state tourney loss ... All-Cape Ann League ... Hails from Boxford ... 4.2 GPA, ranked 58th in class ... Generally marked her rival's best player defensively.

BIANCA VECCHIARELLO, Hamilton-Wenham, Jr., Midfield The 17-year-old from West Peabody was a school choice student with the Lady Generals ... Finished with 7 goals and 12 assists ... All-League CAL standout ... Also played forward ... Aztec club member ... Provided goal in final season game vs. Lynnfield, a tie that earned H-W a tourney berth ... Works as cashier at Middleton Market Basket ... Ambition is to become a pediatrician.

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