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December 6, 2012

2012 Salem News Girls Soccer All-Stars

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EVA GOURDEAU

Beverly Sophomore

Striker

Supremely skilled, patient, technical player jump-started Beverly’s offense to its first North title ... Creative passer led the area with 19 assists ... Added 15 goals for 34 points ... NEC all-star had four points in five postseason games ... Two-time Salem News all-star already has 75 career points and aspires to play at a Division 1 college.

CAITLIN HARTY

Beverly Junior

Striker

Potent scorer was among the Eastern Mass. leaders and set new area and Beverly records with 50 goals ... Scored seven of the Panthers’ eight state tournament goals while leading the squad to its first North final ... Became Beverly’s all-time leader with 90 goals and 119 total points ... Used speed to get by defenses and an uncanny finishing touch ... Added 11 assists and tied area record with 61 points ... Eastern Mass. and NEC all-star ranks No. 1 in BHS’ junior class.

MADDIE HOWE

Ipswich Senior

Defense

Staunch defender earned an All-Cape Ann League nod with a standout season ... Helped anchor the Tigers as they earned 13 clean sheets and reached the Division 3 North final ... Crucial part of three playoff shutouts ... Dangerous, accurate foot led to a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks ... Excellent student ranks in the top 10 percent of Ipswich’s Class of 2013.

COURTNEY LONG

Ipswich Senior

Defense

Strong, physical presence at sweeper helped the Tigers reach the Division 3 North final for the second time in three seasons ... All-Cape Ann League selection ... Instrumental part of an Ipswich defense that had 13 shutouts ... Cites a 2-2 tie with Division 2 power Amesbury as top performance ... Added two goals ... Plans to play soccer at Gettysburg College next season.

KRISTEN O’CONNOR

Beverly Junior

Defense

Center back anchored a Panther defense that allowed just four goals in five postseason games and won the program’s first North title ... Instrumental part of 10 shutouts ... Calming influence in the box ... Beverly’s free-kick specialist had two goals and assisted on a key tourney goal against Concord-Carlisle ... Northeastern Conference and EMass all-star.

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