PLAYER OF THE YEAR
There is little question about the impact Brooke Stewart has had on Masconomet’s girls basketball program. Over her four year career as a Lady Chieftain, Stewart has supplied her team and its fans with superb skills and a unique style on the court that will surely be missed. The 18-year-old shooting guard scored 517 points this season, making her the third leading scorer in the school’s history with 1,397 career points.
A two-time captain, Stewart has done it all for the Chieftains, leading the team in both rebounding and scoring. As the area’s leading scorer, averaging 21.5 ppg this season, Stewart is headed to the College of William & Mary in the fall.
For the second straight season, Stewart was elected as the Cape Ann League MVP and named to the All-League team.
With the ability to score in and out of the paint, Stewart is one of the hardest players for opponents to defend. In the first meeting against Cambridge during the regular season, she scored a game-high 40 points, while defending the other team’s top player. At 6-foot-1, Stewart uses her long reach to handle the rebounds, averaging 9.1 per game.
Stewart was the team’s leading scorer through the playoffs, amassing 86 points throughout the tournament run. The Chieftains had their most successful playoff run at the Division 1 level this season with help from Stewart along the way.
The Colorado College-bound Davis was the Chieftains second leading scorer and rebounder averaging 10.0 points per game and 7.6 rebounds ... As one this year’s four captains, Davis was named to the Cape Ann All-League team two years in-a-row ... Her sister Nikki, who also played for Masco, has had the biggest influence on her basketball career ... Best all-around performance was against Ipswich in which she scored a team high 22 points and grabbed 11 boards.
One of the Chieftains most consistent players this season, Nason led the team in steals (2.9) and assists (3.5) ... Named to the CAL all-star team ... Averaged 8.2 points per game as Masco’s third leading scorer ... Nason is headed to Bates College in the fall and is ranked 31 in her class with a 4.59 GPA ... Three-year varsity player had her highest scoring outing—17, against Pentucket during the regular season.
Ranked No. 8 in her class and holds a 4.42 GPA, Phelan plans to study mechanical engineering ... Recognizes Salem head coach John Fortunato as her biggest influence for instilling relentless dedication and passion for the game ... Her top performance came against Saugus, scoring a game high 19 points ... NEC all-star ... Helped the Witches defeat Melrose in the Div. 2 first round matchup with 10 fourth quarter points.
One of this year’s co-captains, Moriarty was named team MVP ... Selected as NEC all-star ... Has a 4.1 GPA ... Best individual performance was against Winthrop, 17 points and eight steals ... Starting guard for the Panthers ... Played in every game this season and led the team in scoring with 144 points, including 19 three-pointers.
Captain-elect, Sherry was the Falcons leading scorer this season with 11.3 ppg ... Named to NEC all-star team and received the team’s MVP award ... Scored 30 points on two occasions this season against Winthrop and Peabody ... Dangerous from three-point territory with 44 made shots ... Plans on playing basketball in college ... Credits her father, AAU coach Leo Fama and Flacons coach Pat Velliux as her biggest influences.
At 6-foot-2, the starting center was the Tanners most valuable player this season ... Named NEC all-star ... Captain-elect for next season ... Holds a 3.74 GPA ... Team’s leading scorer averaging 10.7 ppg ... Is an outstanding post player, using her height to her advantage ... Has the speed to run the court and score in transition ... Her biggest influence is Jim Burfoot, who showed her how to work hard in basketball, but still have fun.
Big Blue leading scorer averaging 13.7 ppg ... NEC all-star ... Was named Spartan Classic MVP ... Hopes to play Div. 1 college basketball and holds a 3.9 GPA ... Helped lead her team to the Div. 3 North semifinals ... Had a game high 23 points against Marblehead to go along with 15 rebounds ... Arthur O’Neill has been a positive and inspirational role model in her basketball career.
Team captain ... Two-time NEC all-star ... Will play basketball at St. Michael’s College in Vermont ... Manages a 3.6 GPA ... As an active post player, Murphy guided her team to an 18-4 overall record ... Missed part of the regular season due to injury, but still managed to be among the North Shore’s leading scorers with 9.8 ppg ... Against Bedford, Murphy scored a game-high 18 points and pulled down 18 rebounds.
Missed the first few games of the season, but was extremely effective for her team in the postseason ... Scored a team-high 22 points and had 13 rebounds against Stoneham in the Div. 3 quarterfinals ... Will play basketball at Brandeis University in the fall ... Throughout her 17 games played this season, Laskaris averaged 11.2 ppg ... Member of Swampscott’s 2008-09 state championship team ... Named NEC all-star for the second straight season.
As a sophomore, Freedland was the Magacians’ leading scorer, averaging 10.2 ppg ... Led her team in three-pointers made, with 31 ... Holds a 3.7 GPA ... Cites her family as her biggest influence ... Named NEC all-star ... Top performance was against Revere, had 14 points at the half and helped her team come back and win to finish with a game high 20 points ... Would like to play basketball in college.
At just 15-years-old, Zegarowski was the Tigers’ second leading scorer, 12.3 ppg ... Was the only freshman to be named to the CAL All-League team ... Manages the point for Ipswich, averaging 5.1 assists per game and 3.2 steals ... Best all-around performance was during the Spartan Classic against St. Mary’s in which she had 22 points, four assists, five rebounds and four steals ... Lists her entire family as being very supportive and can pick her up when she’s down.
Tigers leading scorer and rebounder with 286 points and 303 boards this season, averaging 12.4 ppg ... Had 13 double-double performances and managed 20-plus rebounds on four different occasions ... Named to the CAL All-League team ... Holds a 4.0 GPA ... In the Div. 3 semifinals against Bedford, Davis scored a game-high 21 points and 24 rebounds to lead her team to victory ... Helped her team to a CAL title.
As one of this year’s captains, Prince was named team MVP ... With a 3.55 GPA, she plans to attend Furman University in South Carolina ... Credits her brother Jake as her biggest influence, who has been most encouraging of her basketball career ... Usually defends the opposing team’s top player, Prince works hard on the defensive end ... Best individual performance was against Manchester-Essex, in which she scored 13 points and had eight rebounds.
Bishop Fenwick Senior
Missed the first part of the season with a wrist injury, Doyle came back strong to finish as the team’s second leading scorer with 170 points ... Named CCL all-star ... In the fall, Doyle with play college soccer at either Keene State or Roger Williams ... Holds 4.12 GPA ... Crusader team captain ... In her final high school game, Doyle had her top performance with 18 points.
Hamilton-Wenham: Cassandra Fibbe, Jr., F; Haley Willis, So., G; Victoria Tansey, Sr., G .
Masconomet: Taylor Evans, Sr., G; Claudia Marsh, Jr., F.
Danvers: Katie McKenna, Sr. G/F; Emily McNulty, So., F.
Beverly: Erin Silvestri, Sr., G; MaryCate Flaherty, So., G.
Salem: Alix Bryant, So., F; Jaclyn Panneton, Fr., C; Rachael Zipper, Fr., G.
Peabody: Taylor Provost, Sr., G; Olivia Summit, So., F.
Marblehead: Kathryn DiGiamarino, Sr., G; Lindsey Cohen, Sr., F.
Swampscott: Marina Padovani, Sr., G.
Ipswich: Shannon McFayden, Sr., G; Brigid O’Flynn, Jr., F.
Bishop Fenwick: Kate Lipka, So., F; Lauren Moulton, Sr., G; Alicia Villet, Sr., G.
Pingree: Katlyn Oliver, Jr., F/C; Caroline Fay, Jr., F/C; Maggie Grinell, Jr., F.
NST/Essex Aggie: Ashley Mertsch, Jr., G; Kim Schuyler, Sr., G; Holly Ryan, Sr., G.
Waring: Ally Colarusso, Sr., G; Allie Hinrichs, Sr., G.
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