WAKEFIELD — The Wakefield High girls’ cross country team recently held their annual banquet to celebrate an historic season in which the team went undefeated, 6-0, in the regular season to win the Middlesex League Freedom Division title before going on to win the Div. 2B state championship and the Div. 2 All State championship. 

The Warriors celebrated their seniors, announced new captains for next year and congratulated the five league All-Stars. 

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LILY SALLEE received the Kelly Ledoux-Walsh MVP award from coach Karen Barrett at the Wakefield High girls’ cross country banquet. (Courtesy Photo)

Junior Lily Sallee earned the team’s Kelly Ledoux-Walsh MVP Award. She was a Freedom Division and All-Conference All-Star for Wakefield this year. 

Also earning All-Star nods were senior captains Charlotte O’Neil and Julia Welch, junior Grace Brackett and sophomore Liza Bangston. 

O’Neil, Welch and Lexi Yianacopolus handed leadership responsibilities over to next year’s captains: Brackett, Sallee and Maeve Schermerhorn. 

“It was a great banquet to end an absolutely magical season,” said head coach Karen Barrett.