MADISON DAIGLE was named Defensive MVP and will be a captain next season for the LHS girls’ lacrosse team
By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
LYNNFIELD — The Lynnfield High girls’ lacrosse team had their awards banquet and first-year head coach Christina Serra, handed out five awards.
The Offensive MVP Award went to freshman Taylor Valiton as the midfielder had a team-high 39 goals to go with three assists.
The Defensive MVP Award went to junior defender Maddie Daigle. Daigle will be a captain for next year.
The Coaches Award was given to Kiera Mallett. The junior will also be a new captain next spring.
“She never missed a game or practice and she gave 100 percent every day,” said Serra.
The Golden Ball Award went to Anna Kaminski. The senior captain, who played both attack and midfield, had 38 goals and 11 assists for 49 points.
The Golden Stick Award for best ball handling went to freshman attacker Sarah Powers. She had a team-high 22 assist to go with 32 goals for 54 points as she was third on the team in goals.
Lynnfield, who missed the states last spring, reached the MIAA Division 4 state tournament this season as they lost at Mount Greylock, 20-8, on June 8 to end the year at 5-14 overall.
The Pioneers finished at 1-11 in the Cape Ann League.
“It was an amazing experience,” said Serra. “I was nervous at first but I learned a lot and that should help me next year.”
Along with Kaminski, the team will lose five other seniors, Catherine Sweeney (midfielder), Natalie Connell (attacker), Chloe Thomas (attacker), Ava Tishler (attacker), and Jade Moynihan (attacker).
Sweeney was also a captain.
“The captains were very helpful,” said Serra. “The seniors were all good kids.”
Along with Daigle and Mallett, the two other captains selected for next year will be juniors Charlotte Radulski (midfielder) and Chloe Considine (attacker).
“We will have some good players back so we should have a strong season,” said Serra.