Published in the June 28, 2019 edition.
WAKEFIELD — The Middlesex League softball coaches met recently to vote on All-Stars for the 2019 season.
The Wakefield Memorial High School varsity team had a strong season in Chris Tolios’ first year as head coach. They finished with a record of 9-11, just one win short of making the Div. 2 North tournament.
Wakefield had two league All-Stars selected as senior captain Juliette Guanci and junior Katie Pearl both got the call.
Guanci, who was also named to the All-Conference team, was one of the teams most important leaders as she played first base and hit in the heart of the lineup. Guanci’s 30 hits and 24 RBI’s were both good for second in the league.
Pearl, an outfielder who set the tone for the Warriors at the top of the lineup, led the league in hits with 35 and was third overall in batting average with a .492.
Burlington led the balloting in the Freedom Division with five All-Stars including MVP Christina Clark. Wilmington and Melrose were next with four, followed by two from Wakefield and one from Stoneham.
Reading led the way in the Liberty with five All-Stars, followed by four from Woburn, three from Lexington and Arlington and one from Winchester and Belmont.
Name School Position
Christina Clark Burlington Pitcher – MVP
Chloe McGonagle Burlington Shortstop
Meaghan Gurska Burlington Pitcher
Jordan Ferullo Burlington First Base
Ally Moran Wilmington Pitcher
Jenna Sweeney Wilmington Second Base
Kayla Bourrell Wilmington Shortstop
Ashley Crawford Wilmington Catcher
Jill Stone Melrose Pitcher
Collette Skinner Melrose Centerfield
Grace Solomon Melrose Catcher
Rebecca Dutrumont Melrose Infield
Guanci Wakefield First
Pearl Wakefield Centerfield
Vanessa Bryan Stoneham Shortstop
Emily Eagleston Reading Pitcher
Holly Gilson Reading First Base
Katherine Fichera Reading Catcher
Jackie Malley Reading Outfield
Christina Tighe Reading Centerfield
Julia Taylor Woburn Centerfield – MVP
Grace Sgroi Woburn Second Base
Bella Sgroi Woburn First Base
Izzy Horton Woburn Catcher
Claire Ewing Arlington Centerfield
Emily Benoit Arlington Shortstop
Kayla Mayo Arlington Leftfield
Caroline Palys Lexington Shortstop
Meggie Murphy Lexington Shortstop
Janna Lee Lexington First Base
Grace Casey Winchester Shortstop
Drew Bates Belmont Shortstop