Melanson, Pearl named M.L. All-Stars

Published November 27, 2019

WAKEFIELD — Building off what has become a yearly theme for the Wakefield High volleyball team, the 2019 Warriors again set a program record for wins, getting nine this season.

KATIE PEARL – Offensive Player of the Year

Wakefield’s continued improvement in head coach Sasha Duprey’s third year, nearly culminated in a playoff appearance. The Warriors were in the mix for the postseason late in the regular season, something no other Wakefield volleyball team can say.

The seniors, captains Maddie Melanson, Katie Pearl and Jordyn Pugsley, along with Maddie Burke, Kayleigh Callanan, Abbie Coughlin and Rachel McNall, helped the Warriors continue to turn a corner this season.

Special awards were presented at the banquet by Duprey and the coaching staff.

Offensive Player of the Year went to Katie Pearl. Her 165 kills led the team. She was also second with 26 service aces and second with 167 digs and 284 serve receptions.

JORDYN PUGSLEY – Defensive Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year was awarded to Jordyn Pugsley. She led the team with 248 digs and 444 serve receptions. She was also third in assists with 16 and third in service aces with 23.

The Most Improved Player Award was earned by Maddie Melanson. She was second in kills with 111 and second in blocks with 18.

The Warrior Award was presented to Rachel McNall. McNall provided the best highlight of the season on Oct. 21 during the team’s Dana-Farber fundraiser game in honor of her mother Jennifer McNall. Rachel gave a heartfelt speech before the game, thanking a sellout crowd for their support as the Warriors raised over $5,000 for Dana-Farber. On the court, McNall collected 121 serve receptions and 79 digs to help anchor the back line.

Maddie Melanson and Katie Pearl were named 2019 Middlesex League All-Stars.

Below are the top five players in each major statistical category.

KILLS

Katie Pearl – 165

Maddie Melanson – 111

Emma Desruisseaux – 57

Kelsey Manchester – 57

Maddie Burke – 47

SERVING ACES

Clara Butler – 74

Katie Pearl – 26

Jordyn Pugsley – 23

Abbie Coughlin – 20

Emma Desruisseaux – 19

BLOCKS

Abbie Coughlin – 21

Maddie Melanson – 18

Madeline Seabury – 8

Emma Desruisseaux – 5

Kelsey Manchester – 2

DIGS

Jordyn Pugsley – 248

Katie Pearl – 167

Clara Butler – 117

Emma Desruisseaux – 111

Rachel McNall – 79         

ASSISTS

Clara Butler – 366

Lexi Chiros – 74

Jordyn Pugsley – 16

Katie Pearl – 3

Emma Desruisseaux – 3

SERVE RECEPTIONS

Jordyn Pugsley – 444

Katie Pearl – 284

Emma Desruisseaux – 166

Rachel McNall – 121

Maddie Burke – 19