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December 11, 2013

Salem News 2013 Field Hockey all-star team

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KATHERINE LEONARD

Danvers Senior

Left Wing

Leadership and dependability made her an outstanding team captain for the Falcons ... Has a nose for the goal, finishing with 19 goals and four assists ... Shredded the Everett defense with a four-goal performance this fall ... A fierce competitor who was named to the All-Northeastern Conference team ... Will attend a four-year college and major in marketing.

NATALIE MOORE

Bishop Fenwick Senior

Center Midfield

A true set-up artist on the field ... Named the Bishop Fenwick Playmaker of the Year ... Assisted on a majority of her team’s 37 goals ... Had her two best games against a tough Central Catholic team ... Considers her biggest strengths to be quickness, speed, vision and playmaking ... Holds a 3.0 grade point average ... Plans to continue her playing career in college, but is undecided where.

KATE SILVESTRI

Beverly Senior

Forward

Led the Panthers in assists this past season ... Was a Northeastern Conference all-star ... Earned Coaches Award ... Had a phenomenal performance in the Division 1 North quarterfinals against Needham, a 2-0 win ... Holds a 4.378 grade point average and is ranked 13th in a class of 313 ... Plans to attend a four-year college to study biomedical engineering ... Considers her mother, who played field hockey at Boston College, to be her biggest athletic influence.

TORI THISTLE

Swampscott Senior

Forward

Big Blue team captain finished her senior campaign with 15 goals and nine assists ... Team MVP ... Northeastern Conference all-star ... Top goal scorer in Big Blue history with 66 goals and 35 assists ... Scored hat trick vs. Salem ... Ranks eighth in a class of 187 students with a 99.2 grade point average ... Plans to continue her field hockey career in college ... Played in the MSFH Best of 60 Senior All-Star Game.

JILLIAN WITWICKI

Pingree Senior

Center Midfield

Finished her senior campaign with five goals and seven assists ... Highlanders team MVP ... Two-time Eastern Independent League all star ... Captain was Pingree’s offensive MVP as a junior ... Had her best performance of the season in the Highlanders’ final game against Newton Country Day, helping her team win for the first time in three matches ... Hopes to continue playing in college.

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