Player of the Year
The senior defensive midfielder was named Player of the Year in the Middlesex League Freedom Division, and played a key role in helping Wilmington to its most successful season in 25 years.
Curley had 3 goals and 8 assists, while controlling play in the middle. She led Wilmington (19-2-1) to the Division 2 state championship game, where it fell to Notre Dame Hingham. For her efforts she was named an Eastern Mass. All-Star and All-State. She was a four-year starter and team captain.
Player of the Year
The senior goalie tallied 12 shutouts to help C-C to a 13-3-4 season and a trip to the Division 2 North final.
DeBruzzi was named All-Dual County League, All-State and All-New England. The four-year starter allowed just 8 goals all season, for a goals-against average of 0.40. She had 29 shutouts in her career. DeBruzzi is also a basketball and softball standout.
In one of the top leagues in the state, the junior midfielder shined by being named Dual County League Large MVP.
Spangler controlled the middle of the field for the Colonials (15-3-3), who advanced all the way to the Division 1 North final. She scored 8 goals and dished out 5 assists en route to also being named All-State and All-New England. The three-year starter scored the lone goal in a semifinal win over Central Catholic.
The junior defender's contributions to the Colonials could not merely be measured by her 3 goals and 5 assists.
Already committed to Boston University, Sweeney was named All-Dual County League and All-State. The all-around threat uses both feet well and has the ability to carry the ball up-field and then recover defensively.
LaRoche, a senior striker, was named All-State in New Hampshire Division 2 after scoring 19 goals and adding 11 assists. She led the Broncos to an 11-4-1 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the state tournament.
LaRoche, a four-year starter, was an Honorable Mention All-State performer as a goalkeeper as a sophomore and junior, making her offensive production all the more impressive.
The senior center midfielder and Tewksbury resident was a major reason that the Cougars played in the Division 4 state title game, where they fell to Sutton (2-1).
A Catholic Central League All-Star, Braciska had 4 goals and 13 assists for Austin Prep (19-2-3). She was a four-year varsity player and team captain. Braciska is a member of the National Honor Society.
Spencer, a senior striker and Tewksbury resident, was a key cog in another terrific season for the Raiders. She scored 9 goals and added 15 assists, while helping Central (20-1) advance all the way to the Division 1 North semifinals. She came up huge for the Raiders down the stretch, picking up 12 assists in the final 6 games. She was named All-Merrimack Valley Conference and was a 2nd Team Eastern Mass. All-Star.
Spencer, who played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Tewksbury High before transferring, will play at Holy Cross next fall.
Berube, a senior center back and Wilmington native, was instrumental in the fact that Central surrendered just 6 goals all season. A physical defender with a nice touch, Berube was named All-Merrimack Valley Conference and a 2nd Team Eastern Mass. All-Star. Berube started and played every minute this season.
Berube and Central have lost just 2 games over the past 2 seasons and have not lost an MVC game during the same span.
A junior defender, Loycano anchored a stingy Chelmsford back line. She was named All-MVC and an Eastern Mass. All-Star.
Loycano led the Lions to a 12-3-4 record, as Chelmsford surrendered just 11 goals in the regular season. She has been named Chelmsford's Defensive Player of the Year for 3 straight years. Loycano has been elected a captain for next year's team. She is also a member of the National Honor Society.
The junior center midfielder was the key playmaker for the Crusaders all season long.
Biasi had 2 goals and 2 assists on the offensive side of the ball, and also controlled the middle of the field defensively. She was named a Midland-Wachusett B Division All-Star as well as an All-State player. With her vision and tenacity, the two-year starter helped lead Groton-Dunstable to an 8-6-3 overall season record.
The senior captain and goalkeeper was a force in net with 10 shutouts in 21 games for Littleton (15-3-3).
Pitino led the Tigers to the Division 3 Central semifinals, sporting a 0.86 goals against average. She was named co-MVP of Mid Wach C and was also named a Central Mass. All-Star. A strong student, Pitino also received the team's academic award.
The junior striker had a monster season with 15 goals and 12 assists en route to being named All-Merrimack Valley Conference.
Gonzalez was a team captain, and typically the fastest player on the field. The two-year starter excels in one-on-one battles, and scored multiple game-winning goals for the Red Raiders. She is also a sprinter on the Lowell track team.
The senior goalie was named the Catholic Central League MVP this past fall with 10 shutouts and a 0.56 goals-against average.
Lanier only allowed 1 goal in league play and led Lowell Catholic to a 14-4-1 overall season mark. The 4-time CCL All-Star never lost to a CCL Small opponent. Lanier has the school record for wins (57) and shutouts (34).
A junior center midfielder and team captain, Patterson led the Catholic Central League in scoring with 15 goals and 15 assists in helping the Crusaders post a 14-4-1 overall record.
Patterson was a CCL All-Star and was runner-up for league player of the year in voting by the circuit's coaches. She had 5 game-winning goals for LC. Patterson already has over 50 career goals.
The senior three-year starter was named All-Dual County League for the 2nd straight year after an 11-goal, 5-assist campaign.
Steele, who led WA in scoring as a junior and senior, helped guide Westford to a 9-7-1 record. She was a team captain, named team MVP and was named a 2nd Team Eastern Mass. All-Star
Steele had 30 goals and 16 assists in her career.
A complete player with tremendous versatility, the junior defender was named to the All-Dual County League first team this fall.
Katz received Westford's Defensive Player of the Year Award and was a 2nd Team Eastern Mass. All-Star. She ranked as a top 10 DCL player (Large and Small combined). When the Grey Ghosts needed a goal, Katz was pushed up to striker.
Just a sophomore defender, Malatesta was named All-Middlesex League for her ability to rarely get beat one-on-one. The Wildcats surrendered just 10 goals for the season, with the reliable Malatesta being a huge reason behind that accomplishment.
She scored the winning penalty kick during a shootout victory over Concord-Carlisle in the Division 2 North final.
Coach of the Year
After a tremendous 2012, the 26-year head coach and her Wildcats one-upped themselves. Hendee led Wilmington (19-2-1) all the way to the Division 2 state final, where it fell in penalty kicks to Notre Dame Hingham). It was the furthest in the state tournament that any of her teams have advanced.
Hendee got the most out of her players as evidenced by the fact the Wildcats won a state tournament game in overtime and anther in PKs. Hendee is a Billerica resident and up-state New York native. She is a former midfielder/striker for Springfield College.
Acton-Boxboro: Shannon McMillan, Jr.; Maddie Walsh, Jr.; Kaylee Sye, Jr. Alvirne: Samantha Gianelli, So.; Danielle Ross, So. Austin Prep: Meghan Braciska, So. Bedford: Maya Biswas, Sr.; Julie hamilton, Sr. Billerica: Hanna Brown, Sr.; Shannon Hayes, Sr.; Jess Wilder, Sr. Chelmsford: Rachel Hanna, Sr.; Patricia Blumeris, Jr. Concord-Carlisle: Allie Barrett, Sr. Dracut: Brianna Enger, Jr.; Jessica McHugh, Jr.; Kendra Kukulski, So. Greater Lowell: Andrea Ramirez, Sr.; Amanda Gage, Sr. Groton-Dunstable: Lindsay Werner, Jr. Littleton: Kayla Nixon, Fr.; Jenna Hlystek, So.; Shannon Riordan, Fr.; Ashley Duraczynski, Sr. Lowell: Sarah Comtois, Sr. Lowell Catholic: Maddie Medina, Jr.; Brianna Fiorentino, Jr. Nashoba Tech: Amanda Celona, Jr. North Middlesex: Julia Murray, Sr. Notre Dame Academy: Madison Odryna, Jr.; Deanna Desmond, Sr.; Hannah French, Sr. Shawsheen Tech: Emily Irwin, Jr.; Janina Kennedy, So. Tewksbury: Sara Semenza, Sr. Tyngsboro: Kaylee Morin, Sr. Westford Academy: Samantha Hyslip, Sr; Meghan Thomasch, Jr. Wilmington: Rachael Mara, Sr.; Cassie Grasso, Sr.; Christina Spinos, So.
Julia Coleman, Jr., Acton-Boxboro; Heather Barkley, Sr. Alvirne; Brittany lambert, Sr., Alvirne; Erin Rosier, So., Alvirne; Jillian Houle, Fr., Alvirne; Amanda Fantasia, So., Billerica; Caitlin Catania, So., Billerica; Mary Lupoli, Jr., Chelmsford; Michelle Chernaik, Jr., Chelmsford; Molly Whitman, Sr., Concord-Carlisle; Meg Wilson, So., Concord-Carlisle; Maggie D'Eramo, So., Concord-Carlisle; Molly Adams, So., Concord-Carlisle; Maeve Rabbitt, So., Concord-Carlisle; Melissa Hebert, Sr., Dracut; Ashley Leboeuf, Jr., Dracut; Valerie Hines, So., Dracut; Patricia Ramirez, Greater Lowell; Jessica hall, Greater Lowell; Chelsea Hall, Greater Lowell; Brianna Considine, So., Groton-Dunstable; Olivia Rubeski, Sr., Groton-Dunstable; Emily Stearns, Sr., Littleton; Alexa McGuire, Jr., Lowell; Jess Erickson, Sr., Lowell; Estelle Penta, So., Lowell Catholic; Julia Mancini, Jr., Lowell Catholic; Megan Dean, Nashoba Tech; Lindsey Mitchell, Nashoba Tech; Veronica Pecora, Nashoba Tech; Karoline DeOliveira, Nashoba Tech; Kelsie Buckley, Nashoba Tech; Sarah Dorman, Nashoba Tech; Tiffany Kelley, Nashoba Tech; Lauren Sheehan, Sr., North Middlesex; Lydia Brown, Sr., Notre Dame Academy; Lynne Snook, So., Shawsheen Tech; Meaghan Blaisdell, Sr., Tewksbury; Kate McKluskey, Sr., Westford Academy; Rebecca Sennott, Sr., Westford Academy; Kyra Kruger, Sr., Westford Academy; Alex Bischoff, Sr., Wilmington; Kellie Souza, So., Wilmington.