By STEPHEN MARTELLUCCI
NORTH READING — Senior captain Keely Hannon led the North Reading High field hockey team in points this season as she had 15. The forward had 11 goals to go with four assists.
“She had a terrific season,” said Hornets first-year head coach Mikayla Allen. “She led that front line and was a key on our corners.”
Josie Lambert had nine points with seven goals and two assists.
“She was our secret weapon who was at the right place at the right time on many occasions,” said Allen, about the sophomore forward. “She also improved her stick skills.”
Alyse Mutti tied Lambert in points with nine as she had four goals and a team-high five assists.
“She is an unselfish player who didn’t care about getting the credit,” said Allen, about the junior midfielder.
Senior Sabrina Mini had four points with three goals and one assist.
“She is a great utility player who was flexible being able to play her in both positions,” explained Allen, as Mini played both midfield and forward.
In goal, senior Caroline Burton, went 12-5-2 overall as she posted 108 saves. Her goals-against average was just over two per game.
“She had a terrific season,” said Allen, who was the Hornets assistant coach last year. “She made a huge improvement from last year as she put a lot of work in during the off-season.”
The Hornets reached the MIAA Division 3 Round of 16 this fall before losing 4-1 at Dover-Sherborn on Nov. 6.
Overall, North Reading went 12-5-2 with that loss. In the Cape Ann League, the Hornets finished at 11-4-2 as they came in 2nd place in the CAL Kinney Division behind Newburyport.